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Group Name: Determinators
Members: 3
Location: 00000

Goals: To be able to support each other with whichever weight loss venture we want to take


Last posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:25 AM

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Members profiles:
I am 39 years old . I am 5'9 and am in need of loosing 25lbs. I am a very proud mother , and have a very supportive and loving husband who is an amazing father to our child. I am a 8 x marathoner. I have also run countless 1/2 marathons ans 5k's and 10ks. I have also competed in many triathlons over the last 4 years including the big daddy the Ironman Triathlon where i proudly say I swam 2.4 miles,bikes 112 miles and ran 26.2 miles. I finished it and heard those incredible words, you are an Ironman! A month and 1/2 later I was pregnant and now rely on that determination and power to get my body back! I did after having my child and than lost it after becoming a stress eater dealing with family drama and illnesses, I want to become an athelete again and feel strong setting a great example for my child .

I am 52, separated, mother of two adult children. I’m a church organist and I teach piano at a community college and in a community school of music, and I do some accompanying, wedding gigs, etc. I am also a volunteer adult literacy tutor, and have three three-legged cats. (Nine cat legs total).

Before age 42 1/2, I did no exercising whatsoever. I was only slightly overweight – (5’7”, in the upper 160s) -- nothing to be too concerned about, but a question popped into my head all of a sudden – “What kind of 76-year-old do I want to be someday?” -- and for some reason, I pictured a 76-year-old me, running a road race. This was weird, because I knew I couldn’t run 2 blocks. But I realized that the future I was envisioning for myself was not the future I was preparing for. So I bought a pair of running shoes that day, and have been running ever since. I have had good times and bad with this – including several marathons in several states – and a stress fracture, with a period of time spent on crutches and in a wheelchair! I think I have a handle on what I’m doing now, but I am constantly learning new things about what works for me and what doesn’t!

I thought that with all that running, weight loss would come automatically, but that was not the case. It was pretty clear, though, that the running would be a lot easier if I lost 20, or even 30 lbs., so I started reading about what is the best way to fuel (and not overfuel) all this activity.

I joined PT in April 2007, and found that just logging what I ate caused me to lose weight! Even if nobody reads it, I feel accountable, and I am aware of what kinds of foods I’m eating and in what amounts – so it’s a natural check & balance. Logging every day is really important. I quit being active at PeerTrainer a few years ago, but now I'm back -- because so is the weight. Thought I'd give it a try again.

I have gained 19 pounds after being laid-off in June 2010, an ugly breakup in October 2010 and after a family tragedy June 2011. It all became too much emotional baggage, so I began to eat sweets and high carb foods. As far as working out, I have been very inconsistent; after working out all of my life. Normally I worked out 3 - 4 times per week, which included cardio and weight training. Exercise had always been a part of my life. I just had a really bad time with it the past 2 years. So, it is time that I reclaim ME!!! I want to get back down to 120 pounds. I feel best in my clothes and in my skin at 120 - 123 pounds.

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