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Healthy lifestyle goals? HAH! But...having essentially gained 5 pounds a year between 2005 and 2011, it was well past time to reverse the trend. And I'm thinking I need a little help in that endeavor. Which is where you come in. Whether it's you the individual with helpful tips, or you the faceless website with information on crunchings and munchings. Not guaranteeing that I'll listen to you, nor that I'll stick to this (or any program, not that I've ever actually tried), but keep yapping, and ...
Healthy lifestyle goals? HAH! But...having essentially gained 5 pounds a year between 2005 and 2011, it was well past time to reverse the trend. And I'm thinking I need a little help in that endeavor. Which is where you come in. Whether it's you the individual with helpful tips, or you the faceless website with information on crunchings and munchings. Not guaranteeing that I'll listen to you, nor that I'll stick to this (or any program, not that I've ever actually tried), but keep yapping, and maybe something will click.

1/12/14 - What's the freakin' point version. Past year started out good, and then tanked. Up 12 over the course of the year, or 23 from the lowest weight to end of year. Like I said, it started out good. This year is starting out not great, but, hey, I have 353 days to turn it around. And I stopped putting the percentage in my spark page title, just in case I have cause to feel depressed about negative percentages. Boo hiss to the possibility.

2/17/12 - blog post from this date explains the title of "Title of 7.4% less doom", if you're really curious. The 10.8 percent is taken from the 1 year sparkiversary date (9/25/12) weight of 183.2 lbs, down 10.8% from the 205.4 start point.

12/6/12 - Heavy gym usage in pursuit of a free t shirt seems to have dragged my weight below the 180 mark. Calling it a stable 179. But now comes a round of eating out, saying bye to friends before I move away. Can it possibly hold?

1/20/13 - Previous weight didn't hold, but hit 180 straight up at the start of BLC 21. Let's see where the challenge takes me.

8/20/13 - Got down to 172 on 3/1, but then got a job where I'm on the road 4 days a week, eating out all the time. I put on an average of 5 pounds a month from March to July, and seem now to be holding steady, albeit feeling humongous, at 192. Time to crank the wheel in the other direction.
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Member Since: 9/25/2011

SparkPoints: 29,451

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My Goals:
1/12/14 - Goal, stay below original high weight of 204.5. Compare that to the previous stated goal below, and shake your head at how sad that is. Go ahead, I'm shaking my head.

10/25/12 - New goal for spark year 2 and beyond: 165. No specific time frame set for reaching that mark.

Original (10/25/11) goal:

Eventually, I'd like to reach 180 lbs, a weight I haven't likely sniffed since 2006. So I'm setting my overall goal for 175. It's like the clocks in my apartment, which all run fast so I think I need to move quicker...even when I know better.

2/17/12 - Hit 190, 7.4% lost
9/24/12 - 183 at 1 year, 10.8 percent lost.

Should have updated this more often, methinks.

Resetting goal for the next year to 170 lbs.


My Program:
Being aware of food choices, though not tracking.

More exercise. Though again, no particular plan.

1st 20 lbs came off relatively easily, guess it was extra excess weight. Next 20 starting slowly, so I might have to come up with a structure to deal with normal excess weight.

Personal Information:
Originally from Michigan, a place called Ypsilanti. Lived in the Madison, WI area 2003-2012, before moving back to Michigan in December 2012.

Other Information:
I have co favorites in a lot of things. Spaceballs and Shawshank Redemption in movies. The Godfather and Forrest Gump in books. Dream Theater and Rush in bands. Bad (U2) and In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel) in songs. Oh, plus Old City Bar (Trans Siberian Orchestra) Does that make me indecisive? More like those dualities are too good to be forced to make a choice. There's probably a reason my astrological sign (which I don't believe in, not unless the horoscope is predicting a lottery win, in which case I'll make an exception) is Gemini.

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Member Comments:
STEPH-KNEE
9/20/2014 8:48:34 PM

Aw, you so "Get me"! I didn't think anyone would really understand or notice but I couldn't ask about playing a game without thinking "Saw" LOL.



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CATTUTT
9/20/2014 1:48:14 PM

You got that right, I definitely look forward to the day when that trail seems easy!



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TIME-4-TINA
9/19/2014 7:47:59 AM

Hi, thanks for the comment on my blog!



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ALLCHRISSY
9/19/2014 7:42:36 AM

DUDE!! They are KILLING ME!!! LOL! It's so hard to be fan sometimes!!! JEEZ OH PETE'S!!

How are YOU??? You're DEFINITELY missed in the corral.

What's going on in your world??



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MANDYSCHELL
9/19/2014 7:04:43 AM

Hi Partha, just stopping by to say that yes, I will support you and I will let you know how the BLC team works out for me! I had a rough time on the other teams so I will be a good example as how the team works out. There really isn't much to the team, they only do 3 challenge (the BLC wide challenges week 1, 6 and 12) and that is pretty much it. The rest depends on the person, you just get to do your own thing (which I am totally down with) to get to where you want to me.

Of course, I still don't know what works for me, but that is what I am going to find out during this next 12 weeks. Feel free to stop by, say hi and all that!



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