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November 2020 = Current. Goal = 139. Planning to reach interim goal of 151 by Jan. 2, 2022.

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BEFORE June 2012 - 10 lbs LIGHTER than my heaviest (no pics from my heaviest - too self-conscious)

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March 2013 - 33 lbs lost - Starting to recognize myself!

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For the first half of my life, I was slim and athletic. I was no super model, but I was strong, healthy, confident, and content with my body. As I got older and busier, I became more sedentary; and I gained weight which I successfully lost in the early 2000s.

Unfortunately, massive stress, insane eating habits, and a thyroid condition resulted in a regain of the weight. The addition of a fractured foot that curtailed exercise for months set me over the edge to my heaviest weight in 2012.

My goal is simple. To be able to look in the mirror and recognize the person looking back at me. I don't need to look 20 years old, but I want my old identity back - the slim athlete. Today is the day that I take back my identity.

March 17, 2013 - I wrote the text above on Dec. 9/12. Since then, I have lost 30 lbs. 20 more to go. I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

October 30, 2013 - Well, I backpeddalled a bit since the last posting and have gained back 10 lbs. I WILL turn this around, however. Just watch me go!

Sept 18, 2014 - That's not gone well. Almost a year later, and I've made no progress. However, I started running 6 months ago, and I know I've gained 4 lbs of lean body mass. So, I'm on the right track and recommitted.

Member Since: 9/17/2012

Fitness Minutes: 95,961

My Goals:
To regain my naturally slim, athletic build.

Short-term goal: 171 lbs by Mar. 31, 2016.

Long-term goal: 146 lbs by Dec. 31, 2016.

My Program:
Focussing on calorie count and increasing protein.

A minimum of 3 days running per week (based on half marathon training plan) + 20 minutes of toning every other day.

Personal Information:
Surviving in the great white north!

Other Information:
Scuba diver
Distance runner

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    Thank you for adding me as a friend, and glad my daily blog was of interest to more than just me! I do it to try to be accountable, if I have a bad day then I will be honest about it, but pick myself up so that the next day will look better :) I will read yours with interest!

    2738 days ago
  • v REZNUT
    Thank you for the suggestions on food scales! They are very helpful and greatly appreciated!
    Have a wonderful week, my friend!
    2939 days ago
  • v REZNUT
    Yes, seeing your true face shape is a great thing after it being hidden for soooo long! I hated the way my face morphed. Not that it made me ugly, it's just that, like you said, I didn't recognize the face in the mirror. I still have a way to go but my real face is finally beginning to emerge from the depths of the fat! YAY!!!
    Have a wonderful day, my friend.
    2945 days ago
  • v REZNUT
    Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog "Where It All Started". You weren't kidding! Our stories are just about the same!! However, I never really forgot to eat (hypoglycemia prevented that), but I did go through stages where I didn't want to take the time to eat. Thank you so much for the encouraging words.
    2956 days ago
  • v THERIN52
    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, I can't tell you how much it touched my heart and made me feel not alone. As much as I would never want anyone to go through what and how I feel towards food it is at the same time good to have people who know how I feel. Again thank you so much for your love and support!

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    3019 days ago
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