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I lost a lot of weight about 5 years ago. I did it on my own then and learned a lot. I find this structure has helped me better understand what I am doing. My inital goal was 50 more pounds by March 1 of 2013. I reached that goal on Nov 13, 2012. My new goal is 90lbs by March 1, 2013. That is a bit aggressive, but I need a tough goal. I have a wild dream to hit the 100lb goal, but I want to be realistic and let my body tell me if I should lose the extra 10 after I hit 90.
I lost a lot of weight about 5 years ago. I did it on my own then and learned a lot. I find this structure has helped me better understand what I am doing. My inital goal was 50 more pounds by March 1 of 2013. I reached that goal on Nov 13, 2012. My new goal is 90lbs by March 1, 2013. That is a bit aggressive, but I need a tough goal. I have a wild dream to hit the 100lb goal, but I want to be realistic and let my body tell me if I should lose the extra 10 after I hit 90.




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Member Since: 7/24/2012

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My Goals:
I want to be healthy and active. I know to do that I need to lose weight and work out regularly.

I set my initial goal at 225. A 60 pound loss. That is about where I got last time after a 75 pound loss. (Reached on 11/13).

What is scary about that is that according to the BMI calculator I will still be at the high end of the overweight category.

This time I plan to fight past that and then maintain. My new goal is 195. That would still make me over weight according to the BMI, but I want to see if my body will take more of a loss at that poiint.

For the Fall 5% Challenge:
Exercise: I will walk each day with my dogs at least 10 minutes. I will do strength training 3-4 times a week. Primarily using Kettlebells. I will also bike 2-3 times a week. I hit the 5% weight loss in 5 weeks and I am going to try to hist 10% before the 8 weeks is up.

Diet: I will continue to simply eat healthy and say within the recommended guidelings for

My Program:
I enjoy good food. I have a 22 year old son who lives with who is a young chef. We talk food all of the time. He is working 2 jobs and rarely cooks. I am going to cook healthily and yet make flavorful food that he will enjoy. Extreme programs do not work for me. I cannot give up wheat or carbs. I cannot fast.

I am working on a list of low calorie favorites that I can go to easily that we both enjoy. I am working hard on portion control. I want to eat 4 moderate meals a day and drink a lot of water.

I am attending 4 kettlebells classes a week. On most days I ride my bike 12 miles round trip for the class. I also referee ice hockey 6-12 times a week. On top of that I walk my dogs daily 20-40 minutes at a fairly fast pace.

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Kalamazoo Michigan. After graduate school I took my first job in Chicago and moved to the ares in 1979. I have been a systems analyst/developer for my entire career. My two passions are books and ice hockey. I currently do not play, officiate regularly. I am hoping that my conditioning will allow me to return to the ice as a player.

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GHOSTFLAMES
12/16/2013 6:35:23 PM

WAS WONDERING IF YOU ARE STILL A LEADER OF THE 500+ TEAM OR NOT? SENDING THIS TO ALL THE LEADERS NEED TO REMOVE AS LEADER IF NOT NEED TO GET SOME ORDER ON THE TEAM NO ONE SEAMS TO KNOW.
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MOM_VICKI
11/9/2013 9:30:13 AM

Thanks for nice comment on my new profile pic.

How are you? Miss ya on the kettlebell swing challenge page - it's just been Jamie and I so far this month.

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MOM_VICKI
10/24/2013 9:39:59 AM

Just checkin' in to say "Hi"! Hope all is well with you.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
7/31/2013 2:17:39 PM

"The past doesn't define you, your present does.
It's okay to create a vision of the future because it affects your behavior in the "now," but don't dwell on past mistakes.
Learn from them and focus those lessons in the moment. That’s where change can really happen."
-Jillian Michaels
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Thanks for commenting on my "I Finished the 30 Day Shred" blog. Have a fun and healthy August!



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MAKINGITCOUNT91
6/13/2013 2:44:19 PM

I agree. It wasn't what I was craving, but it was enough to get rid of the craving I was having, luckily. And I was a pound down today, which probably wouldn't have been the case had I gotten something else ;)



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