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  1. welcome to difo except for the age part, we have about the same stats and are in the same situation, except that i'm trying to increase my running days, not my weight days.
    happy delurking :)

  2. thanks! Good luck with increasing your running days :-) The running part is easier for me to make myself go out and do, mostly since I'm more familiar with it--I did cross country for 7 years plus 4 years of track in middle and high school. Starting a lifting routine is going to be a HUGE challenge for me, since I don't know much about it and it's been literally years since I've lifted weights.

  3. here's a link that a lot of people on difo have started with for weights:
    http://www.stumptuous.com/cms/index.php
    i need a magic time halt fairy more than luck right now, but i'll take what i can get :)

  4. Ahh...time I am right there with you on that aspect, I have two jobs so time is precious! About 2 weeks ago I started getting up at 4:55 am to run in the morning before work, so I'd have time to add lifting a few afternoons a week. I'm not *loving* it yet, but I'm starting to almost like it.
    Thanks for the link too, I'll definitely read through it tonight, and hopefully get started next week!

  5. you are my new difo hero for the 4:55 am part. next week i'll be up at 5:15 to try to fit in running more often in the am. you are making me think i should go straight to 5 am and be a big girl.

  6. LOL! I'm so not a morning person, either. I honestly thought that the getting up would be the hard part, but so far, it's turned out to be the running itself that is harder in the morning. I don't do well with eating then running, so I don't eat first. That means I have no fuel and I run out of steam more quickly. Plus I'm stiffer in the morning, so it seems like it takes forever to get warmed up to the point where I'm enjoying the run. I'm just trying to convince myself that if I keep doing it and pushing myself a few minutes more every day my body will get accustomed to running in the morning. I'm 2.5 weeks in, and it's getting easier, but only a little at a time.
    5 am isn't that much earlier than 5:15 ;-) Maybe Try 5:15 for a week, then switch to 5 the next?

  7. sounds good -- same here* -- welcome! *though I could lose another 5-10 lbs or up to 5% bf and be healthier, leaner

  8. thanks for the welcome! A tentative goal for me once I get settled into a good lifting routine is to lose another 5 lbs as well. That would put me equal to my lowest adult weight, but in way better shape than I was then! For now though, I'm just paying more attention to how I feel and not really looking at the numbers.

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