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Muir Woods

Starting Weight 235 2/20/17

Current weight 179 1/19/18





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Updated January 2018:
I have been sparking and counting calories for 11 months now and am down 56 pounds. I hope that by my one-year anniversary at the end of February 2018 that I will be able to say I lost 60 pounds in one year.

Although sometimes (okay, often!) I feel that this is going too slowly, averaging 1 pound a week really isn't bad and by just keeping at it I have lost a significant amount of weight. I think it will probably take another year until I get to my goal weight which could be discouraging, but there really isn't any doubt in my mind that I can accomplish this, so I think that's a positive thing! Looking forward to continuing the downward trend in 2018!

February 2017:
I have been a member of SparkPeople since 2007, when I used it to help lose 40 pounds, on top of the 30 pounds I lost prior to joining the site. Then I steadily put all the weight back on.

Now I'm 10 years older and the weight and lack of activity is making me uncomfortable and creaky, and this is not the way I want to be! I have a lot of friends and acquaintances who are in their 50s and in great shape - and I want to be right there beside them feeling good and looking good.

So feel free to stop by and say hello and let's support each other!

Member Since: 10/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 20,512

My Goals:
The Ultimate Goal: 135 pounds

My Program:
Counting every calorie, every day, trying to stay in the SP range.

Exercising on the NordicTrack ski machine, stationary bike, treadmill & strength training exercises. Also adding in some yoga for fun and flexibility.

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I am doing the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet which is eating 500-600 calories for two non-consecutive days a week, and eating 1200-1400 calories the other 5 days.

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  • v DEVORA54
    Thanks so much my dear friend for welcoming me back...dont worry about forgettin to respond right away coz ur busy..lol, I do that too! emoticon
    And thanks for your advice on quitting smokin..I went to the Doc and Im startin Chantix again..

    Ive tried absolutely everything and nothing has worked, except Chantix.

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    1 day ago
  • v LINZEE118
    emoticon on your 60 lbs. weight loss! you're doing great! I have a quote that I love "Imagine yourself 6 months from now! Don't stop it will be worth it." I wish I could stick it out for a whole year! How did you do it? I've been back on track since Dec. 6th & it seems like forever! Linda
    1 day ago
  • v DEVORA54
    stoppin by to say hi, im back once again, gained weight tryin to quit smokin, whew! its hard.. lol
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    11 days ago
    Are you interested in a Challenge?

    The Biggest Loser goes for 10 weeks. It consists of 10 teams participating in weekly Fitness and Nutrition challenges. The Spring challenge will be getting started the beginning of March. It consists of fitness and nutrition challenges that are often in a form of a game. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Winter we had Help Santa Fill His Sleigh, Run Rudolf Run and Super Bowl. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Spring challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Frosted Fitness Fun Chit Thread.


    14 days ago
    Hi and thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog this morning! I agree with all you said! I also know that to keep the weight off (after taking it off), tracking is going to have to be a lifetime commitment. I'm in! Thank you again!
    36 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/18/2018 4:24:02 PM
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