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  • Just saw this post now... I'm in southern NH! Live in Londonderry :-) There was another topic in this board for NH folks that you might find helpful if you're looking for some NH MFP friends.... it was active as of April, I believe.
  • I actually met a running friend here on MFP in one of the regional groups. She doesn't live too far from me, so we met up at a 5K that I'd convinced her to do, and we already have a couple other races scheduled together. She runs a bit faster than me, but every now and then we'll run together (she slows down for me lol),…
  • I actually did a low-carb diet (staying around 30-40 net carbs per day) for months. It definitely got off a lot of pounds, and it was fine when I was running up to three miles or so once or twice a week. Once I started running further (up to 6 miles) and more often (3x/week), I stopped doing low carb. I chose to do so…
  • I just added you. :-) I actually started my journey at the age of 24 at 268 pounds, and I'm 5'7"/5'8" (depending on the day lol), so I completely understand where you are! I'm now 29, and have had a couple relatively short periods of weight loss and longer periods of maintenance (or slight gaining), and I'm currently at…
  • I actually hated running outside the first time I did it, because the pavement was so much harder on my body than the treadmill. Very shortly thereafter though, I started to appreciate my outdoor runs, and I now hate running on the treadmill. :-) I've run up to 6 miles at a time without water, but I always make sure I have…
    in Beginner Comment by erinbeth85 June 2014
  • Runner friends are awesome... feel free to add me! I still consider myself a newbie, but have done a couple 5K's and am working towards a 5 miler in August and a 10K in September!! I also started considering myself to be a runner when I could (fairly easily) run 3 miles at a time. I just ran 5 miles for the fist time ever…
  • I did my first real road race 5K last year at 40:25... it was a super slow time, but I was just happy that I finished it and that I didn't walk at all lol. I did the same road race just a couple weeks ago and finished at 35:53, which I was super happy with. To me, it's more about personal progress than comparing myself…
  • I would say I'm a fairly beginner runner, but I've done a couple 5K's and am working towards a 10K in the fall. I'm not a very fast runner (fastest 5k was an 11:34 pace a couple weeks ago), but I'm getting there. I'm currently running 10 miles a week, and working up to more :-) Feel free to add me!
  • I haven't specifically done a Foam Fest, but I have done the Warrior Dash, which is an obstacle/mud 5K. I honestly had not really run at alllll before doing my first one (two years ago), but I did it anyway. Yes, you will have a lot of people running past you, but I honestly feel that those kind of races (vs a standard…
  • Added you. :-) I would consider myself a fairly beginner runner. I've done a small handful of 5K's, and my next one (first this year) is in just five days!! I don't necessarily enjoy running itself, but I do enjoy the sense of accomplishment that I feel after running. I've recently started increasing my run lengths to…
  • That is awesome, great job! Not only on being in "onederland" but in losing 95 pounds.. that's quite an accomplishment! I'm down 60 pounds from my heaviest weight, and I'm only about 6 pounds away from being under 200, so I'm getting antsy to see that 199 staring up at me! :-)
  • My fiance and I are doing our third Warrior Dash at the end of May (we actually got engaged at the end of last year's Warrior Dash, while we were both completely caked with mud... it was epic!). I'm doing 2-3 runs a week (trying to build distance) and strength training 2-3 times a week. There was one obstacle that I…
  • I am most definitely not a fast runner (I just got my 5k time under 40 minutes lol), but I did a couple 5k's last year and have signed up for two more this year. It's definitely getting easier to run as I lose weight, and my goal for running right now is still weight loss (I still have 50 pounds or so to go)... but I'm…
  • Live in Londonderry but work in Manchester. I moved to this area a little over a year ago (lived in Meredith/Laconia) previously, but I don't have too many friends in this area yet. I have a membership at Workout Club in Londonderry, so a workout partner might be tricky, but my fiance and I are doing a local 5k in early…
  • I'm in for the responses to this one... my gym has a great pool as well, but I haven't really tried it out yet, so I'd love to see the answers here.
  • I'm another October wedding... 10/4/14! My weight loss is a goal for my life, rather than just for my wedding, but the impending wedding date certainly gives me good motivation!! I ordered my dress a couple weeks ago (for my current size), and am hoping that I'll need to take it in as the date gets closer! So far, I've…
  • Yep yep... getting married 10/4/14! I went dress shopping a couple days ago and ordered my dress (!!!). I bought my current size, hoping that I'll be down another size by the time the wedding rolls around... I'm already down over 32 pounds, and I'm hoping I can keep it up :-)
  • Left to my own devices, I'm an afternoon/evening workout kind of person. I lost a good chunk of weight about four years ago (close to 40 pounds!), and I was going to the gym nearly every night after work. At that time, I was not in a relationship and had a lot of free time, so it worked well for me. Now, my fiance and I go…
  • Thanks everyone! I can't believe that I had basically forgotten about that whole run until I read that link today! I'm signed up for a 5k in May (and a Warrior Dash as well!), so I've started running to try to get in shape for those. My time at the 5k I did last April was just over 40 minutes, which is not at all great for…
  • Just googled this one... here's another story that has wayyyy more detail. It claims that he was in a nursing home a few years due to being unable to take care of himself, which seems a little more legit?…
  • I've actually been doing low carb for the last few months, and my life saver has been the Joseph's whole wheat and flax pitas! I actually ate them long before I started doing low carb (because I just love the taste of them), but they're only 60 calories per pita and 4 net carbs. :-)
  • I'm currently 243 days from my wedding (!!!!!!), and I was at 242 pounds when I first started this journey (just about one year before my wedding), so I completely understand. I'm currently down 28 pounds, and going fairly strong! It's definitely a long journey, and I'm trying to see this weight loss as something for me…
  • Just saw this one... my go-to snacks are pumpkin seeds (yummm), celery with cream cheese (or peanut butter), cucumbers or greens peppers with ranch dressing, cheese sticks (mozzarella or colby jack), pepperoni, ! I eat eggs for breakfast every morning, otherwise a hard boiled egg would make a good snack for me. Also, the…
  • I completely understand. At my heaviest, I weighed 268 about three years ago, then lost 40 pounds over the course of a few months. For a short time after that, I felt lighter and felt happier with how I looked in clothes. I stopped remembering how that felt though, and stopped working for it; I wound up gaining back about…
  • The one thing that really surprised me is that I never had a doctor tell me that I was obese (fat). I always heard of other people (who were smaller than me, btw) having their doctor tell them that they should watch their weight, exercise more, etc, but I never got anything like that from any doctor I saw. At my heaviest,…
  • Hi! I'm 28 as well... at my heaviest I had 100+ pounds to lose (268 was my highest). I lost about 40 pounds a couple years ago (2010 perhaps?), then gained a few back. I started again last month at 242, and am working my way down (now at 229.6). With my first weight loss, many people knew, but I've found myself more…
  • First of all, that costume mis-labeling is fantastic. I'm not entirely sure how one could be a "Dark Angle"... perhaps a black L for a right angle? Secondly, it is amazing how much a person's face can change with weight loss. I lost about 40 pounds a couple years ago (gained a little back, with much more to lose), and even…
  • Wow, you look fantastic! I'm currently at 231 lbs, so this is great inspiration for what my "Before" and "After" pictures could look like :-)
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