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Old 10-17-2011, 02:17 PM   #1  
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Hi everyone,

I've been a long time lurker, usually taking advice from posts and applying it to my own life.

Weight loss has always been a central issue in my life. I've been heavy since childhood and struggled with it. I was down to 160 when I entered high school, but managed to weight in at 180 by the time I graduated. In college, I was at my highest weight, 215 lbs., when an off the cuff comment from aunt about my weight set me off. I ended up joining my university's "Biggest Loser" program and got my weight all the way down to 168 lbs as of this last spring.

...But since graduating I moved back home to live with my dad and I've been struggling. Struggling to the point that I'm back up to 180 lbs. When I first entered into the 170s, I thought I'll never be 180 again. But here we are.

One of my biggest difficulties is that I am an emotional eater. I don't have much control as to how the kitchen gets stocked and my dad is an emotional eater too, so his emotional eating habits tend to bleed into my own. Furthermore, looking for a full-time job has really put a damper on my ability to control my emotional eating. I try to stay positive, but when you've dozens of interviews with no one calling you back to say that you got the job, it's easy to hear the cookies in the pantry calling your name.

I also really miss having a gym with great workout classes. I've been to several of the gyms in my area, but none of them really have workout classes that I enjoyed. My university's gym was AMAZING and I'm convinced it has ruined all other gyms for me. However, I've recently taken up running and been trying to give that a shot as my replacement workout. I really miss the social interaction with others though.

Right now I'm 180, but my birthday is next month and as a present I'd really like to give myself the present of being back in the 160s. And ultimately, I would like to be 130 lbs. Also, I would also really like to participate in a half marathon next year, even it means I have to crawl across the finish line! Lol.

Hopefully, I will be able to help all of you as much I know your comments and feedback will help me!
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:50 PM   #2  
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Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you have some amazing physical goals set for yourself. There is a ton of support on this site! Best of luck with your weightloss journey.
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