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Team Name: Runners Unite
Members: 62
Location: 45177

Goals: To get fit through running and be a support group through the difficult times.

Profile: A support group for runners

Last posted: Monday, April 01, 2013, 8:24 AM

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Members profiles:
I've lost almost 30 pounds. ******UPDATE - I've lost almost 40 pounds! 165 to 126. Took almost 3 years. *** Feel free to read my daily notes for tips on using this site, and for other helpful ideas to help you with your weightloss and fitness journey. Let me know your thoughts!

I am a college student and sometimes classes get the best of me and my workout and diet take a backseat to everything else.

I'm 22 yrs old, live in the Bay Area, vegetarian. I just graduated college this past May and started working this August. I'm pretty healthy overall but can see myself falling into some unhealthy habits/traps after starting work as a result of being busy/making excuses. i'm hoping the accountability part of this thing helps me to get back on track & stick w/ it.

I am married, and have 2 daughters. I have been a yo-yo dieter since I was 11. That was a LONG time ago.... I recently lost 36 lbs. And with the exception of the above mentioned 7 lbs, I have managed to maintain the weight loss.

::FORMER INFO:: 25-years-old, professional, working in the technology field, athlete, yoga guru, Ultimate Frisbee recreational player, workout fanatic. Just relocated to San Francisco after living in Seattle all of my life, so I'm still getting adjusted to my new home. Running has become a passion of mine, as I've already completed 3 10Ks, an 8K, and a 5K. Hoping to keep up my motivation to finish my first half marathon in ~6 months, and then my first marathon by next summer!

Single, 37 year old who used to be very committed to exercise and healthy eating. The past few years I have had a hard time being consistent with my diet and exercise. I'll become very motivated for a short period of time and loose weight but then I gain it all back - and then some. Looking forward to the support of a group.

I just had my son Dimitrius about 2 months ago, i have been married since April 1st 2006. I love to workout and eat healthy. I also would like to start classes from home to become a fitness and nurition specialist.

I'm a cop in one of the busiest jurisdictions in the area. In addition to the normal stuff, I also handle Spanish translations and crisis negotiations for my department. In my spare time, I do just about anything to keep from having to do housework!

I am 38, have 2 children . I grew up playing sports, some of which have turned into lifetime sports - swimming, skiing. I'm pretty faithful about exercising (or I start to go a little nuts) but I'm working on eating reasonable portions.

I'm a 28 year old female and I work at a community college. I'm not looking to necessarily lose weight, but to increase my pace.

I am 27 years old. living in Indianapolis. I am a leasing consultant by day and a server by night. I also have a boyfriend of 6 years this month. So factor in family time and I am one busy girl. During the course of my relationship with my boyfriend I have managed to pack on about 55 pounds. I ran cross and track in junior high and high school. I continued to run in college and then I turned 21. I love beer. and now I am faced with a major beer belly and I am out of shape. I have been run/walking for 3 weeks now and slowly getting back into it. I desperatly need to get this 55 pounds off. I really want to be able to run the entire Indy Mini-Marathon in May.

37-year old who was super active in in my younger days. Went to college and on to grad school and gained a huge amount of weight sitting in front of a computer screen all day. Since college, worked hard by counting calories, running, and playing sports to lose 50 pounds of it. Motivation is a definitely a struggle. Cookies and chocolate call my name often!

I am newly 30 and have recently gained 30 pounds after an injury sustained while training for my third marathon. I'm finally in an awesome relationship; I have a wonderful job; and I'm on my life path...and yet, I turn to food and compulsively - and regularly - eat excessive amounts of food. I'm tired. I want to lose the weight I gained, and focus on maintaining a healthy, binge-free lifestyle.

I'm a 56 year old married professional guy working in San Francisco. I have battled weight gain/loss all my life, and in the last ten years have become active running and lifting to add exercise to my toolbag. My wife is very supportive of eating a balanced healthy mealplan.

I just turned 41. I have a 9 1/2 yr old son. I will be starting school in January. I have been a stay at home mom for 10 years. I am seperated and will be divorced soon. That should be all the diet I need. I want to return to my pre-child weight which is 125lbs.

All of my life I've never been active or healthy. But I've just recently took interest in a healthy lifestyle and fitness, and now can't imagine my life without it! I'm a soon to be college student hoping to one day become a nutritionist and hope to one day run a full marathon

going back home for good after being away for college for 4 years, and being in the worst shape i've ever been fitness wise. worried that friends and family would nag and all...

I'm a to-be Junior in HS and I'm 16 years old. I need 40lbs. to lose in addition to the 90.2 I've already lost. I'm 6'2" and I'd like to be at a 155. I'm an only kid, so my parents kept me busy by giving me food as a small kid. I'm very paranoid about food labels (the ingredients part) and I have a deep dislike of the 90% of food that contains high fructose corn syrup which plagues our world.

I'm a college student entering my second year. I love to run, not sure what it is about running that keeps me going but it just excites me to push my body to new limits.

I am a 26 year old woman working in health and wellness field. I enjoy sports and the arts. I sell jewelry part time for Lia Sophia.

I am a 48 year old server from the Cleveland, OH area. I started running 5 years ago when I developed breast cancer. I stopped smoking at this time as well. When I stopped drinking on Thanksgiving of 2006 my running improved rapidly.

I run my own business in the music industry and I basically live my life in bars or in front of the computer. Ran a half-marathon in October but since have hit a plateau.

45 y, married and one son (11), living in Belgium

I got to college in Boston and I am a gym rat. My problem is in the eating department. I have really good workout sessions and then because i havent consumed the right foods end up binging on foods that are not healthy for me

I'm 21 and just graduated college with a degree in Environmental Biology. I grew up in Colorado and enjoy running, although I've always found it difficult to stick to a program consistently. However, I have just finished my final class and am ready to turn over a new leaf. My new place of residence has a complete set of dumbells and a weight bench as well as miles of high altitude trails to run on.

Hi, I'm 32 and married with no children. I'm a head of year in a special school and my work can be really demanding. So, want to improve my fitness and health to cope with the demands of a busy life!

I'm 17 years old and a former boxer. I was in really goos shape 3 years ago when I moved from Philadelphia and could no longer box. I love acting but becasue of extra weight cannot get cast for most female leads. I also row and would like better cardio and endurance from running.

44 y.o one daughter in college one is a senior. I injured my shoulder in December and dislocated my knee in February. I wasn't able to train for my triathlon season and end up gaining quite a bit of weight.

I am 42 years old, and am not willing to accept a backslide. I will never be where I was before. No matter the reason, I am ready to get my mojo back, and feel good about myself again. I am in the process of reinventing myself, and am hoping that the positive physical changes will snowball into other areas of my life (like my job!). But I am convinced that it has to start with the physical. I had my gall bladder removed in 2000 (probably after too many years of poor eating). Luckily, after the surgery, there are certain limitations on what I can eat--and when I eat what I shouldn't, I know it--becuase it feels AWFUL. Greasy food just doesn't sound good when I know that it will make me sick. Too bad it doesn't work with sugar and alcohol too... I know that the key to my healthy lifestyle will always be keeping up my physical activity level. It speeds up my metabolism, and best of all, it makes me feel good! I love animals (and my three dogs), the outdoors, and the mountains. I am in a committed relationship, and will be celebrating year 9 this June.

I'm a 21 year old philosophy undergraduate. Asian (chinese), and a recent convert from pescetarianism to vegetarianism. I used to be an athlete (till i was 16). After I stopped training, I went up from 105lbs to a high of 130lbs in about 3 years, due to bad dietary habits (junk food addiction) and a pretty much sedentary lifestyle. Lost 5lbs after I started eating less junk, and another 10lbs from diet (about 1500cals/day)+exercise. Trying to maintain my weight now, and improve my health and fitness in general by eating right and exercising regularly but not excessively. My interests include art (painting especially), movies (the arty farty types), literature (i usually avoid horrors, thrillers, chick-lit... the mainstream stuff) and music (i've been through many phases. but i can say for certain that i'm just incapable of appreciating hip hop, dance and trance music.) I also like supermarket-browsing.

Untill about two years ago, I was a pretty active runner. Running a lot allows a person to eat a lot. Going back to school put the running schedule on a down hill spiral. I never did learn to adjust the eating habits, thus, the increase of 20 pounds. Now, I want to develop better eating and nutrition habits and slowly work back into running some.

My name is Kelly, I am 19 years old. I attend the College of Charleston where I am a psychology major with a focus in pre-med and a minor in neuroscience. I would like to become a psychiatrist. I love to run daily and I also enjoy swimming. I enjoy biking while I read my textbooks (double productivity) : ) I volunteer at MUSC once a week, and I'm also a member of several volunteer clubs at school. I work as as receptionist in the library. I love the beach and warm weather. I also enjoy reading and being with family, friends, and my boyfriend. And I enjoy playing with my cat.

I'm 48 and athletic, but a bit out of shape. I ran growing up but also developed poor eating habits. Without exercising daily now, my eating has added 5" to my waistline that I'd like to lose. I played racquetball this winter for first time in 5 years. Now I'm running again. I want to work up to long distance (marathon, triathalon) at some point.

I'm a 22 year old nursing student. I have rheumatoid arthritis. I was diagnosed at age 15. I want to live a healthier lifestyle. I'm getting it together day by day.

31 year old married female, wanting to get back into shape. Pursuing dream of running a marathon (in the near future). Getting serious about running! Run with a women's group m/w/f for about an hour, we do everything (hill training, fartleks, interval training, long runs, drills) Tuesdays I do Yoga

I am 22 and at my ideal weight (112 lbs) I just feel lethargic and undetermined so I wanted to take up running as a way to build endurance.

I will share only what I am comfortable with and then tell more on myself as I make progress. I am not so how viewable this is and would prefer to remain here for encouragment, advise, accountability, and positive words. I am hard on myself so I just need others to encourage me in.

I'm 27 years old. Married. 2 kids; a 3 year old girl and a 1 year old boy. Work full time, Student full time (studying International Business). Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

42 year old female living in Napier, New Zealand

I am not a runner and like many do not like running. But the fact that this alludes me motivates me to overcome the fear and rebel.

I'm a 27 year old woman who, among working 2 jobs and having just bought a house, is finding it hard to muster the time and the energy to get out and exercise.

I'm an almost 24 yr old starting my first year of medical school. I've always been an overachiever, and have used food most of my life to deal with stress. I struggled with anorexia as a teenager, and now, ironically, I'm battling compulsive binging/overeating. Although I'm a science nerd, I am also in love with literature, philosophy, learning of all kinds. I think that the world is a fascinating place, with so many amazing people, and I feel that I have so much more to offer it than I currently am giving. Lots of people throughout my life have told me that I'm "smart", but rarely have I ever heard that I'm beautiful or even pretty. Feeling ugly lead me to eat self-destructively. I feel that part of my weight loss journey will simply be to find some self-respect.

Slow runner (28) who did xc and track all through high school and kept running regularly in undergrad but then fell by the wayside when grad school and regular work set in. I was never a fast runner, but I enjoyed it (trying to beat my own PRs in races and just enjoying the sights of running outdoors) and would like to enjoy it again. Did several Boston half-marathons in the past, though mostly 5ks on a regular basis before "Real Life" became busy and punched me in the face. I just want to lose weight so running is easier and more enjoyable (you know, so you feel tired and refreshed after a run and less like you're having a coronary). It'd be nice to run with my husband too without huffing and puffing while trying to carrying on a conversation.

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