Laura N

Blogs I follow

About me

Gender FEMALE
Occupation Investment Advisor Assistant
Location Indiana, United States
Introduction Hi there! I'm glad you stopped by to read my blog today. My name is Laura. I'm 45 years old, a working mom of 2, married to Mark for 20 years. In 2007 I lost 55 pounds, and also discovered that I love to run. In 2008 I got to 146 pounds and ran a half marathon in 2 hours 15 minutes. I was strong and fast and thin. But I gained back 40 pounds in 2010-2011. I am a statistic--I regained a lot of what I lost. But I am not a quitter. I kept searching for an "answer" to my weight problem, and on August 20, 2012, I went to my first OA meeting. I admitted I am powerless over food and I believed a power greater than myself could restore me to sanity. I have been abstinent from sugar/fat/flour foods since October 4, 2012. Although I will always be addicted to food, I am no longer its slave. Who knows where my weight will end up? It's not my business anymore. I'm no longer obsessed with food or diets, and food doesn't cloud my thinking any longer. I'm living my life--the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's a pretty darn good life. And I still love to run.
Interests Reading, scrapbooking, movies, my kids, flowers in my yard, running, listening to talk radio, weight loss & running blogs
Favorite Movies The Princess Bride, Casablanca, When Harry Met Sally, You've Got Mail, The Philadelphia Story, The Maltese Falcon, Pale Rider, Bridget Jones' Diary, Disney's Alice In Wonderland, My Cousin Vinnie, The Lake House
Favorite Music Sting, Natalie Merchant, Duran Duran's Wedding Album, Paul McCartney, Mozart, Dave Matthews Band, Fernando Ortega, Sheryl Crow, Seal's 1st Album, Abba
Favorite Books Mark Helprin's Winter's Tale, The Hummingbird's Daughter, Frances Kuffel's Passing for Thin, Harry Potter books, Eat Pray Love, Water for Elephants