I posted alot in this forum in 2011-2012. After hitting the lowest number I've ever seen in my adult life in the summer of 2012, I started gaining that fall and fell off the wagon. At the time life grew super crazy with grad school and career stress. Weight loss became less important and the pounds packed on. Despite a few false starts, I really haven't gotten much going since summer 2012.
I am making a commitment to dedicate myself to weight loss in February/March. The career stuff has slowed down and I feel like it is the right time to focus on my health. During my good stretch in 2012 I ran a half marathon and did 101 little weekend 5ks. I hope to be able to do a few races this summer (even if I need to walk most of it). Also now that the career stuff is going well, I want to start taking active vacations. I'm looking into a hiking trip in Costa Rica for the fall.
If anyone else wants to post with me in this thread, it would be great to have a buddy or 2. I need to stay very focused over the next 2 weeks in order to get over the "hump" so to speak.