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Clearly, I'm a Dr. Who fan; however, I think the words at the top of my page are a fitting tribute to my battle with food. Not weight. Food. Weight doesn't make me fat, food does. Thus, the Weeping Angels are a metaphor for food in my life (and really, for those in the Whoverse, is there anything truly scarier?). I have to stay vigilant and not blink or I'm a goner.

I believe vigilance is the key to this journey and complacency is the lock. (Wow, I'm just full of metaphors.) I never struggled with weight growing up. In fact, I was downright scrawny. It wasn't until my late 20's that I started having problems. Since then, I've been within 15 pounds of goal (numerous times, *sigh*), and start getting complacent. I'm sure in psychobabble this would be called "self-sabotage."

With all of this knowledge at my fingertips and years of analyzing my eating habits, triggers, etc., you'd think I'd have this thing down pat. Alas, not so much. So, here I am making my way in this world today, taking everything I've got (any Cheers fans out there?).

I need to refocus on me. Actually, I need to find a new motivation--clearly what worked a year and a half ago, isn't working now.

Member Since: 2/20/2013

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I'd love to get healthy without relying on willpower alone. It's so exhausting to stay focused (no blinking!). If someone knows the answer, please share. lol

I want... improve my 5K pace. workout AT LEAST 30 minutes 4 times a week. Obviously, more is great, but I want my minimum to be attainable. inner thighs to be enemies and never touch again. belly button to be shallow and not the abyss. skin and hair to glow with health.

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I'm a total geek and love Dr. Who, Firefly, The Big Bang Theory, Harry Potter, Fringe, Highlander (TV Series), and lots more.

I love to read a variety of genres--even getting into some non-fiction.

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    Thank you very much for your comment on my blog "Fighting the beast - a new stage". I think mindful eating is going to be important for me. However, I could never have reached that stage if there hadn't been the previous ones where I understood why I fell into binge eating and why I kept going back to it... It has been such a long process already! But well worth the fight.
    2759 days ago
    I'm glad you are laughing because I was afraid my plight would be a bit disgusting around here. LOL! And I hope it is only that I have my metabolism revved up. I guess I'll see how it plays out with a small calorie increase.

    Our bodies seem to be much too sensitive sometimes. It's sometimes annoying. Too many factors out of our control and some within control but very hard to control.

    The knowledge part is sometimes the easiest part. Good luck with the motivation!

    Hope your running is still going well!
    2759 days ago
    Yes it does mean you can go to bed! Hope you slept well!
    2762 days ago
    Two weeks and counting

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    PS - bet NOBODY has every used that exact combo!
    2772 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/22/2013 9:00:26 PM
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    Ugh. the fight for health and a decent weight and all that. Your metaphor of it being like the fight against the Weeping Angels is spot on!

    You can do this! I KNOW you can! If you feel the need to blink, call on me and I will watch the angels.

    I've got your back on this one!

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    2773 days ago
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