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I'm back... this time I'm serious!

Since I've been gone I've gained back some of my weight but I did complete a FULL marathon! It almost broke me but now I'm starting slowly again, starting to walk regularly and doing lots of swimming.

Update May 2014: I am now going low carb and noticing big differences in my hunger and also on the scales! Love Low Carb!

I am being more realistic with my goals and I am hoping to get to my long term goal by my birthday in February next year.

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Since I've been gone I've gained back some of my weight but I did complete a FULL marathon! It almost broke me but now I'm starting slowly again, starting to walk regularly and doing lots of swimming.

Update May 2014: I am now going low carb and noticing big differences in my hunger and also on the scales! Love Low Carb!

I am being more realistic with my goals and I am hoping to get to my long term goal by my birthday in February next year.

I'm starting simple, just one or two challenges at a time. I got overwhelmed before and ended up leaving Spark People. I'm recently back on board as I found the app is now free again and it's better than ever! Thank you Spark People!

I'm also in a Weight Watchers at Work program which up to now has been an opportunity wasted. I am refocused and am being more sensible with my goals.

A quick history:

I'm English but now live in Canada.

I have two gorgeous daughters, have moved with my family into a renovation project and I have a part time job. I don't seem to have time to do anything these days!

I have body issues: I am missing out as I don't like my photo being taken and I am not in more than a couple of pictures of my children. I hate to see myself in photos. The one of me with "Elvis" was taken a few years ago and I like it because there's no double-chin!

I found out in April 2012 that I'm pre-diabetic and have high cholesterol. At the start of the year I initiated a huge change, moving to a mostly vegan diet and for the most part, it's going well. I do slip up once in a while but that is getting less and less frequent. I definitely feel better but am hoping to really start to feel better and lose this weigh before the end of the year! Woo hoo!!!
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 current weight: 186.2 
 
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Member Since: 2/8/2011

SparkPoints: 27,243

Fitness Minutes: 28,617

My Goals:
My goals are to be a good role model for my two daughters and help them to grow up fit and healthy without the overweight issues I had/have.

My second goal is to get fit and healthy and not suffer with the problems that my mum experienced at a young age, such as Type 2 diabetes and dementia.

My third goal is to write novels that people want to read and learn from.

NEW FIXED DATE GOAL:
GOAL by my birthday in February 2015!
WW start 27 Feb = 199.6
9 April 2014 Start 194.6 BMI = 33.1)
Goal 1: 180s
Goal 2: 5% = 189.6
Goal 3: 170s
Goal 4: 10% = 179.6
Goal 5: 160s, 15% +BMI is 29.9 Overweight = 169
Goal 5: 150s
Goal 6: 20% = 159.7
Goal 7: 140s
Goal 8: 25% = 149.7
Goal 9: BMI is 24.9 Normal = 141
Goal 10: 130s + 30% 139.7
Goal 11: 120s + 35% 129.7
Final Goal: 128

My Program:
Summer 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment:

Steps: Aim for over 70,000 steps per week.

Swimming: twice per week, 30 mins of laps.


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Trying to track everything I eat and eating within healthy ranges for calories, carbs, fat and protein.

Walking, swimming and starting to run again.

Fitness classes x 2 per week.

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SAILING2GOAL
7/5/2014 6:04:27 PM

Congratulations on your weight loss this week, fellow Firecracker! emoticon



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ZELLAZM
6/22/2014 11:14:31 AM

Welcome to the Firecrackers! Great to see you checking in on the chat thread today...hope things are getting off to a good start for you!

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LINDA!
6/17/2014 12:26:05 AM

Thanks for the tip on breathing in the oils to try to get rid of the lousy sinus infection!! I actually didn't do it this time but have in the past. It really does open up the sinuses.

Have a great Tuesday!! emoticon



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EMMACORY
6/12/2014 5:05:41 PM

Swinging by to wish you the best during the summer BL challenge. I hope you reach all your goals. Please stop by my page for some Lemon joy! June emoticon



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N2IT4LIFETODAY
6/4/2014 5:19:31 PM

I see that you joined the Summer 5% Challenge. I look forward to getting to know you better.
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