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My weight loss journey started over 3 years ago, and it has been slow going. I have had my ups and downs, which has been frustrating, but at the same time, I am growing more aware of what works and what doesn't work for me. Every day I feel like I am getting closer to my ultimate goal, and I know that with persistence and consistency I will eventually get there.

My current motivation is a Disney Cruise coming up in September of 2014. I want to be able to feel comfortable wearing a ...
My weight loss journey started over 3 years ago, and it has been slow going. I have had my ups and downs, which has been frustrating, but at the same time, I am growing more aware of what works and what doesn't work for me. Every day I feel like I am getting closer to my ultimate goal, and I know that with persistence and consistency I will eventually get there.

My current motivation is a Disney Cruise coming up in September of 2014. I want to be able to feel comfortable wearing a bathing suit while I'm there.

Highest Weight: 250+
Starting Spark weight: 230.4

2010-2013: almost 60 pounds lost

Weekly (usually) Weigh Ins:

2/24/14 WI: 190.2
3/3/14 WI: 188.8 (-1.4)
3/10/14 WI: 187.6 (-1.2)
3/18/14 WI: 188 (+0.2)
3/24/14 WI: 187.4 (-0.6)
4/11/14 WI: 185 (-2.4)
4/21/14 WI: 184 (-1)
UPDATE as of 5/21/14 : I'm going to try something new... not weighing myself but letting my trainer do my measurements (including weight) every 3 weeks or so. This should bring my focus off the scale and onto the more important goal of losing body fat/gaining muscle.
6/11/14 Results:
-body fat down over 3%, muscle gain over 4% (from six weeks ago)
7/8/14 WI: 179.6 (-4.5)
8/5/14 WI: 178 (-1.6)
Testing Results: in less than 4 weeks, I am down 7 lbs. of body fat and up 4.5 lbs. in muscle! Totally encouraged by these results because it includes the time that I spent on vacation, which was essentially 2 weeks.




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Member Since: 1/25/2010

SparkPoints: 18,438

Fitness Minutes: 6,372

My Goals:
Short term goal:

-Reduce body fat to 30%
** Goal date: 9/5/14
-- 39% as of 5/7/14
--36% as of 6/11/14
--33% as of 8/6/14
--32.5% as of 9/2/14

Long term goal:
-Reduce body fat to %20-24
**Goal date: 11/7/14

-Gain 6 lbs. of muscle (as recommended by my trainer)
** DONE and SURPASSED as of 8/6/14!!

My Program:
-Sticking to calories/macros set out by my trainer

-Strength training 3x per week

- HIIT cardio 4x per week

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KDYLOSE
3/1/2014 11:20:06 AM

Thand you!



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KDYLOSE
2/27/2014 3:57:23 PM

Hi, I really related to your comment on the message board about tracking, how if you skip tracking something because you don't know the calories, then you'll feel like you've given yourself a free pass for the rest of the day. I'm exactly the same way! Well, I guess part of our weight loss journey here is finding strategies to outwit ourselves... I just read some of your blogs and you sound like you're doing great!



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DEB4HIM1
4/24/2010 9:23:56 PM

Thank you for the Happy Face Goodie. I hope your weekend is going well.

Take care,

Debbie



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