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May 2010 about 320lbs

Canadian cruise weighed about 290 lbs (Down about 30 pounds)


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"It's better to get mugged than live a life of fear."
-Freeman Dyson

I've dieted many times over the years, but I've never
approached it with the desire to take the time to make real changes. I know I'll need to make small changes to a lifetime of bad habits, but that is the only way I'll succeed in losing weight and becoming healthier.

I've always been the heavy friend or sister. I don't have a clue what it feels like to be the "skinny" friend. And you know what? I probably won't ever know how that feels. I'm not built for no hips, super model skinniness (is that a word?) but I can be thinner than this. I can be in the best shape of my life. I can be able to run a 5K or up a flight of stairs, for that matter, without calling in the paramedics.
I'm not going to get healthy just by cutting out calories. I hate to say this, because heaven knows I am not a fan of sweating but I have to exercise. And this means consistent and heart pumping exercise.

C25K program
11/6/10 Started C25K. Could only run 4 segments.
11/17/10 Starting W2D1 of C25K, ran all of the running intervals (Unbelievable)
11/24/10 Started W3D1. Ran all of the running intervals. It is amazing how long 3 minutes are when you're running it for the first time.

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence." Calvin Coolidge

"Don't retreat, reload." Sarah Palin

"You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal." Charles Carlson

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, youíll land among the stars!" - Les Brown

"The greatest battle is not physical but psychological. The demons telling us to give up when we push ourselves to the limit can never be silenced for good. They must always be answered by the quiet the steady dignity that simply refuses to give in.
Courage. We all suffer. Keep going." - Graeme Fife

Member Since: 11/19/2008

Fitness Minutes: 29,533

My Goals:
Weight loss goals:
-be able to tie my jacket around my waist, like when I was in HS
-to sit in one of those awful white plastic chairs and get up without fear of it being attached to my butt
-shop in a store that doesn't have a plus size department & NOT be there for socks or shoes
-be comfortable being in the front row for pictures

2010 - 139.89 miles & 5866 minutes
2011 - 277.46miles & 10648 minutes

My Program:
800 minutes
-3X/wk aerobics/strength training
-3X/wk walking/running
-Go to the torture class (AKA: Aerobics from Hell) at the Y every Tuesday and Thursday
-Hundred push ups challenge.

Personal Information:
4/1/14 - Restarted my fitness quest
4/1/14 - Started tracking food eaten
4/1/14 - Back to the gym in the mornings

4/1/14 - Starting point (38.9 BMI)
X/XX/XX - 25 lbs lost (35.5 BMI)
X/XX/XX - 29 lbs (First 10% lost)
X/XX/XX - 30 lbs lost (34.9 BMI)
X/XX/XX - 40 lbs lost (33.5 BMI)
X/XX/XX - 50 lbs outta here! (32.1 BMI)
X/XX/XX - Second 10% (26lbs or 55lbs total)
X/XX/XX - 60 lbs lost (30.8 BMI)
X/XX/XX - 70 lbs (29.4 BMI)
X/XX/XX - Third 10% (23 lbs or 78 lbs total)
X/XX/XX - 80 lbs (BMI 28.1)
X/XX/XX - 90 lbs (BMI 26.7)
XX/XX/XX - Fourth 10% (21 lbs or 99 lbs total)
X/XX/XX - 100 lbs (25.4 BMI)
XX/XX/XX - 103.1 lbs (BMI 24.9 Normal!!!)
XX/XX/XX - Fifth 10% (19 lbs or 118 lbs total)

April - 1332 min & 28.55 miles walked
May - 1553 min & 39.9 miles walked
June - 1112 min & 27.56 miles walked
July - 787 min & 23.5 miles
August - 917 min & 16.06 miles

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Thanks to Yoovie for the background pic I borrowed from one of her great blogs.

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