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Group Name: Determinators
Members: 4
Location: 00000

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


Last posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:14 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 a 39-year-old woman living in Ca, working as a speech-language pathologist for kids who are deaf and hard of hearing. I love what I do even though it does seem to get REALLY BUSY. Sometimes it’s hard to fit in the amount of work I feel I need to accomplish in the hours that I am paid for. Have an amazing and quirky family. Jogged my first 5K in Dec of 07 and now have a PR of 29:23.1 (Feb. 2013). I like spending time with friends, heading out to the beach, working out , swimming reading and walking my dog.

These are my motivations for getting to my goal weight (130s):
1) Health
2) Comfortable longevity
3) Stamina & energy
4) Easier and safer for running
5) Sense of accomplishment I get from running
6) Sense of control and self-actualization

I'm already at an "acceptable" weight, but that's the problem. I keep gaining and losing the same 25-40 lbs (within the "healthy" range, according to the charts, but it is not healthy to yo-yo!) It is too easy to just say "I'm ok the way I am." I am at my best when I'm in the 130s, so I want to get there and stay there.

This is my ultimate goal: I am training for a 5K which has not been scheduled yet (in fact, it is probable that the race organizers have not even been born yet!), but it will be March 4, 2062, the first Saturday after I turn 100. All of my marathons, all my workouts, all my good eating habits – all of this is directed toward that one goal – being healthy and in good condition to run this 5K. And I will keep running them until I get an age group medal! :-)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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