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January 2015: I decided to let my body tell me when it had reached Maintenance! I've been very happy with my weight since I hit 137, but my body is continuing to shape up, and weight is still releasing rather easily. I want to improve my waist:hip ratio -- how will I know if I can unless I try?

November 2014: Heading for the Maintenance team, I'm still shedding weight, which is okay because I would like the pesky fat girdling my waist to release itself. I'm continuing cardio ...
January 2015: I decided to let my body tell me when it had reached Maintenance! I've been very happy with my weight since I hit 137, but my body is continuing to shape up, and weight is still releasing rather easily. I want to improve my waist:hip ratio -- how will I know if I can unless I try?

November 2014: Heading for the Maintenance team, I'm still shedding weight, which is okay because I would like the pesky fat girdling my waist to release itself. I'm continuing cardio because I love it, but I am excited about my progress in ST, following the Precision Nutrition coaching program through June 2015.

September 2014: I participated in 3 fall challenges: the Biggest Loser Fall Frenzy (Fearless Fuchsia), Fall 5% Challenge (WRJ&G), and BLC26 (Azure Destinations). The first 2 have ended, and I shed over 10% in each of them. Before the BLC26 ends, I expect to reach my nominal "ideal" weight of 125. But I will never give up my cabana boy, Niv Zender, and you can see why I chose him on these YouTube clips: http://intothegloss.com/2014/07/ab-workout
-routine/. (Eventually I want to be able to do those routines!)

Perhaps my biggest achievement won't be measured until January, when I get to see blood labs based on 7 months of consistent exercise and healthy nutrition. I imagine I will resemble an Italian race car, with sexy curves and a body that purrs from healthy fuel.

Thanks to the Summer 5% Challenge, I am 10% lighter than when I returned in June. There are 2 wonderful aspects to that:
1) My July labs were awe-inspiring; they kept me off Lipitor and high blood pressure medication until February 2015 at least. At my last doctor's appointment on 8/25, my blood pressure was 120/65.
2) At the end of the Summer 5% Challenge, I was 7.5 pounds from a healthy weight, and my body was looking fairly trim -- my abs even started to show some definition!

June 2014: I've reached the age where extra weight is indeed dangerous. When work and stress diverted my attention, I gradually put on many of the pounds I had worked so hard to lose. But there is no getting around it, I can't afford to stay "overweight". My DH begged for us to get a treadmill with our tax refund. With the (valid) excuse of sensitive joints and a back back, we purchased a Landice L7 with orthopedic belt. I'm giddy! The treadmill reminds me of how I lost my weight so successfully before -- it's like an old friend. So after the installers left, I started up the machine and walked a 12-minute hill program with max incline of 3 degrees and max speed of 2.8. It's not much to those of you training for marathons, but I knew it was the smart way for me to acquaint myself with this new treadmill. I wasn't winded, but I could feel the incline in my legs. So week 1 will be gentle conditioning. At most I will do a session in the morning and one in the evening. I'm looking forward to 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening - and true progress on the scale!

Just think: getting that treadmill made me think how I would track my progress. Silly me, I already belonged to this wonderful site! So as imperfect as my beginning may be, I am beginning and tracking, for I know that my competitive nature will remind me of my old winning ways.

It's great to be back!
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Member Since: 7/1/2009

SparkPoints: 79,561

Fitness Minutes: 67,782

My Goals:
To reach a healthy weight of 140 or below by 10/15/14. MET 10/01.

To reach an "ideal" weight of 125 by 12/10/14. MET 12/10.

To attain healthy cholesterol levels by 1/01/15. (Labs to be drawn late January)

To eat 25 grams or more of fiber a day.

My Program:
When not walking to the park with my dog, I walk on the treadmill at least 30 minutes a day, and do strength training program 3 days a week for 30-75 minutes.

I praised myself with every mini milestone from my original WW start weight of 190.8 on 3.03.09.

I weigh in daily on Wii Fit Plus. I love the mornings it says I am 20 years old!

SUMMER 2015 5% CHALLENGE
Exercise Commitment:
at least 30 min/day, cardio intensity to vary per Polar Training Plan, with ST on 3 days

Diet Commitment:
Stay within SP 1250-1750 calories per Precision Nutrition guideline
Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Eat 5 fruits/veggies daily
Eat only when hungry
Eat slowly
Eat until 80% full

BLC 28 Azure Destinations
Your Superhero Name is The Dawn Rider
Your Superpower is Extra-dimensional
Your Weakness is Color Purple
Your Weapon is Your Force Rod
Your Mode of Transportation is Chariot

Personal Information:
I live in Joppa, Maryland. Mariner Point Park is a hop and a skip away for a pleasant walk.



Other Information:
"Life is full of adventures. We just don't get to pick all of them."

�Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.�

2015 "If Only" goal: Run a 5K without exceeding Maximum Heart Rate

2015 "Take That" goal: Develop "Michelle Obama Arms and Shoulders"

Summer 2014 5% Challenge - WRJ&G team
164.9 to 147.5 lbs. (-10.55%)

Fall 2014 5%-WRJ&G
142.6 to 128.1 (-10.17%)

Fall 2014 Fall Frenzy-Fearless Fuchsias
144 to 127.2 (-11.67%)

Fall 2014 BLC26 - Azure Destinations
142.8 to 123.4 (-13.59%)


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WALLAHALLA
8/4/2015 1:30:53 PM

We had quite the weekend. The fair, rodeo, and demo derby were going on at the same time as my h.s. reunion, so I got to revisit a lot of childhood memories whilst I was there.



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DANABYNATURE
8/1/2015 11:40:09 AM

Happy 1st day of August! That means we only have 4 months left in the year. Let's reevaluate our goals this month and plan on finishing 2015 with a bang! We can do it! :0)



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IYA_EKUNDAYO
7/31/2015 5:59:08 PM

The Blue Moon, A Full Moon that happens twice in one month, is a reminder that life is precious.
Love whenever you can.
Remain grateful.
Focus on the magic and beauty that exists all around you.
And remember we are never truly alone.




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WALLAHALLA
7/30/2015 11:45:32 AM

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Just peekin' in on you...I’m predicting you will have a successful week!




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NELLJONES
7/29/2015 8:25:10 PM

Weighing in after vacation is never old hat. Even after all these years, vacations are harder than all the holidays put together. You did great!!



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