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I've been a member on SparkPeople since 2008, and I've done well here. I've also done poorly, when I just get out of the habit of using all of these free resources. (That's self-defeating me - I don't know why I hang out with her so much, but I do).

What I would really like to do is get off of this weight roller coaster. When I manage to establish good exercise and eating habits, I can't let some odd incident end it for months until I become so sick with myself that I need to start over.

I am still a marathoner, and I've finally have a finish time that makes me proud. (It may be a slower pace for many, but for me, it feels right).
I would like to become less reliant on running as my main form of exercise. I need to lift weights with some consistency. I wouldn't mind going back on P90X. It's a tough workout, but I felt like i was making progress.
I would really like to stop using food as a stress reliever, source of comfort, best friend/worst enemy, favorite past time. Really, can't I just see it as a source of nutrition. Why does it so rule my life? (I'm looking at you, Food Network. Stop - Messing - With - My - Head!)

The only thing harder than the first step is the second, but after that, I know that it gets easier..... At least I think it does.
Oh well, here's hoping.

Member Since: 9/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 65,078

My Goals: beginner marathon training program. (Run 5 days/week w/ long runs on Sun/Sat).

To run the 2012 NJ marathon in 4:20:00 or less.

To lose 15-20 lbs of fat and gain some muscle.

To get back to 20 *real* push-ups without breaking a sweat.

My Program: beginner marathon training program. (Run 5 days/week w/ long runs on Sun/Sat).


Strength training 2-3 days per week.

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  • v ERIN1128
    I hear you...traveling with one young child was enough of a chore, I can't imagine having more than one! Now that he's 14, it's just a matter of making sure there's wi-fi available. LOL!
    571 days ago
    Commenting on my own page, because I've tickled myself so with my new creepy baby head floating through farmland weight loss ticker. Who is that creepy baby head for? I mean, besides me, obviously.
    613 days ago
  • v PEANUT7712
    I enjoyed your post on my recent water blog. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
    1689 days ago
  • v ERIN1128
    Yep, let's get on that weight training wagon together. Happy Thanksgiving!
    2320 days ago
    Thanks for the support!

    A lot of it comes down to "bad" foods. There's a specific type of candy that can only be purchased in 400 or 500g bins, that I get a hankering for every once in a while. So I can't resolve the craving with a couple, and I'll eat the whole bin in 2 days.

    Stuff like that is where it came from. But I'm so active that losing the weight and staying within that range is REALLY hard (harder now than when I lose the weight walking and dancing only).

    I'll get there :) Thanks again!
    2333 days ago
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