Before beginning my weight loss and running journey, I worked a sedentary job and used food as a coping mechanism to deal with the stress in my life. I did not exercise regularly and did not make my health a priority in any way. My weight at it’s highest was just over 200 pounds. I have since maintained a 55 pound weight loss with the help of running and exercise and now focus less on the scale and more on my health. In the spring of 2008, I completed the Couch to 5K program and ran my first race and was hooked. I am not a physical fitness expert, nor a nutrition guru, but I focus on strength training, running and eating well to stay healthy. Thanks for reading-and happy running!