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Fran76 last won the day on August 18 2016

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  1. Thank you both of you for your posts. It makes me feel good to know that I am not alone. I keep seeing over and over that going to a store that specializes in running shoes to get properly fitted is the best idea. I'm going to look for such a store in my area, Where do women who are plus sized go to get clothing to run and walk in? I've been wearing just normal T-shirts and shorts but the T-shirts and shorts become very hot and wet on my body
  2. Congrats to you. Any advice for people like me? I am starting week one day one tomorrow I feel a little nervous. When you look at what you need to do for week one day one it seems very simple and very low-key but I am going from laying in bed eating junk food to exercising. But I won't give up no matter what.
  3. I'm so glad that I downloaded this app today. My journey back to myself started right after I turn 40 in April. It's been less than one month since I got my fit bit Alta band but I am very happy when my band tells me I reached my goal every day. I could not do 10,000 steps in one day to start with so I am starting with 3000 steps a day, next week I'm going up to 3500 steps a day. a few days ago I completed almost 7000 steps in one day I was so proud of myself. I am 40 Years Old, about 235 pounds, i'm tired of looking in the mirror and hating what I see, feeling ashamed and embarrassed all the time, hiding in the house and in avoiding old friends thinking that they will be disgusted by how fat I got since they last saw me, I know that it took me a few years to get like this so it will not be 100% perfect overnight but I cannot give up. I have thyroid problems and autoimmune disease and chronic fatigue and ABCD and LOL but seriously I know that if I were to eat right and exercise and lose weight a lot of my health problems would go away or be better. I mean I am 40 years old I know that life is not over but in 40 years I will be 80 I want the next half of my life to be epic not what the last decade has been like. Much love and support to all of you. Let's kick this things ass
  4. Congrats to you on completing week one! Tomorrow is going to be week one day one for me Do you find that the treadmill help you? I started my fitness journey the end of May when I got my fit bit Alta. has not even been 30 days but I am enjoying reaching my daily step goal and now I'm excited to push myself even further by training for the 5K in October.
  5. I love reading things like this it's really helping me I know now I made the right decision when I downloaded this app. I signed up for a 5K in October. From Couch to 5K doesn't even cover it it's more like from laying down in bed under the covers watching TV eating cupcakes to 5K LOL
  6. Congrats to all of you that sounds wonderful. Right now I am doing the fit bit band tracking my steps thing. It's supposed to be 10,000 steps a day but that was just too much for me to begin with. So I started out at 3000 steps and I take my dog with me and I go alone. It feels good when my band buzzes and tells me I made my daily goal next week I am upping the goal to 3500 steps
  7. Sounds like we are going through a similar thing. When I turn 40 this April 8 I had this epiphany or midlife crisis or whatever you want to call it. I decided I had to get off my butt and make the next half of my life epic. That includes feeling good about what I see in the mirror. Like you I have an epic sweet tooth. It's hard some times. Sometimes I want to eat four cupcakes LOL
  8. Hello everyone I just turned 40 in April. I decided I had to make some serious changes in my life. I started by going to the dentist, eye doctor , going to the doctor, etc. I'm a vegetarian 100% of the time and vegan about 60% of the time. I do not consume any type of meat or seafood but what always gets me is ice cream, baked goodies, etc. but it's about progress not perfection. so I live another day and I learn another day and I make better choices. All of that is all fine and good but it doesn't mean jack shizznit if I cannot stand what I am looking at in the mirror, if I hate my body, if I think I am gross and fat. That kind of self body hatred is not healthy. I mean I don't have to look like a Victoria's Secret model walking down the beach, but I should not be hiding under 4X men's T-shirts and sweatpants either. I'm not a true 4x btw I just like to hide. It makes me comfortable to wear overly large and baggy clothing to cover my overly large and baggy body. I realize losing weight alone will not get rid of this body image problem completely. So I decided I need to crap or get off the pot. I started out by buying one of those Fitbit Alta bands, got the fit bit scale, I set a goal of 3000 steps a day for myself – to start, I've been doing this since the beginning of June. I was on Facebook and I saw a few things about people who were like me and have completed 5K and 10K races. I went online and I discovered something called "the color run". Did some research & it looks pretty awesome. looks like something that I would really be into. Plus it is not based on running the fastest time, you can run, walk, dance, etc. to the finish line. I thought for my first 5K this would be perfect. Plus it supports the YMCA here in my area and I am actually going this week to get a YMCA subscription so I can go to work out. Before I could change my mind I joined "the color run" for this October here in Connecticut. I got my T-shirt and my number the other day in the mail! My thyroid went to hell a few years ago and I rapidly gained about 100 pounds. I got so depressed that I started binge eating. So I'd say between the hypothyroidism and the binge eating I put on 100 pounds total. I lost about 25 pounds of that weight but it's not enough. I'm pretty shy. I feel that I would be the ugly fat person of any friendship group so why put myself through that embarrassment. sure when you see me you know I'm overweight but people tell me that I have a twisted view of what I really look like – in the bad way. I don't know why I am here rambling about all of my personal feelings. I'm sure nobody is even going to read this, or even care about all of this personal drama, but I wanted to get it out of me, and put it out into the universe to take away. Maybe one of you out there can relate, and wants to be buddies. I know I will never get lucky enough to find somebody who lives near me in Connecticut, but Internet friends kick a55 too. Basically I feel like I am relearning everything. I am relearning how to eat, how to prepare food because now everything is vegetarian/vegan, how to exercise, how to dress for my body type – wearing clothes that fit and flatter versus look like tents, walking straight with my head held high, versus hunched over in shame, basically just loving myself again and allowing myself to enjoy the next 40 years of my life – God willing. I want to live, I have dreams , I have things I want to do, and I know that feeling as I do now I'm just going to remain this Agoraphobic shut in Thank you for reading this if you have stuck around this long.
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