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  1. Hi Everyone, I'm new here. I've been receiving NF updates and emails for a while, and it seems like there is a good message here with lots of practical advice. I've been overweight my entire life, was never into sports or athletics. The first time I tried dieting was when I was about 20 years old over a summer break (which was 13 years ago. geesh) Lost maybe 10-15 pounds and got to 160, and it just came back once I went back to college. Fast forward to being out of college for a year, and I had ballooned up to 183!! I joined weight watchers, started exercising, and lost 27 pounds. I was so proud. Of course I gained a few back, and kinda leveled out near 158-160, with semi regular exercise - often running and some body pump here and there. Two years ago I ran my first half marathon, and was so proud. Ran the entire time with a steady pace of a 12 min mile. During the training I didn't really lose weight, but I also didn't change any of my eating patterns. A few months later I had surgery on both of my feet (ouch!) and was just down and out and completely unmotivated to do anything, even after I was recovered. And here I am now. I've recently discovered Vinyasa Flow yoga and absolutely love it, though I don't go often enough. I'm really lacking in motivation and I'd love to have some help with accountability. Ultimately I need to lose about 30 pounds (I think - haven't weighed myself in a while). But I know I want to focus on little easy changes to get there (baby steps...like in What About Bob..."baby steps to the elevator..."). Any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions? Boards or Groups to Join? Thanks!! -M
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