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"I make sure I eat well without depriving myself of the things that I love. Everything in moderation." --Kate Hudson

"All revolutions are impossible until they happen--then they become inevitable."

My goal in 2017 is to lose 50 pounds. My program focuses on creating consistency by making positive choices part of my established routine so that rather than relying on willpower to exercise and eat less, I am doing it out of habit. Every day I start with a positive ritual and every day I close with a positive reflection to maintain motivation. I use my Fitbit and Sparkcoach to help me keep me accountable and on track, and because I have a back injury, I have to be mindful about my movement. I see a chiropractor once a month and do viniyoga and Pilates and stick to walking rather than running and I'm careful about my cardio, use light weights in strength training (my doctor says no weight lifting). I've set my sights high this year and with motivation and determination, I'll reach my goals.

My History:
I started out at 251 pounds and went on to lose a total of 91 pounds! Although, I didn't feel like very much had changed. Losing all that weight hadn't fixed any of the problems in my life, and I was still depressed. I started binge eating again, and my weight spiraled out of control. Over the course of the year, I regained 35 pounds. But all hope was not lost. At the end of the year, my mentality changed, and I began to heal the things that I needed to in order to move forward and lose the weight for good.

Member Since: 4/28/2013

Fitness Minutes: 58,891

My Goals:
To make lasting changes while staying positive, motivated, and having fun! If I can do it, I must do it! This year is all about living consciously, especially when it comes to nutrition and exercise. Plan and track all of my meals. Drink more water, try to get more than 4 cups a day! NO negative self talk. Exercise 3 days a week. No binges: eat the food I enjoy in moderation while endeavouring to make healthy choices. Meditate ten minutes a day and do ten minutes of mindful movement a day. Lose 1/2-1 lb a week.

Weekly Activity & Nutrition Goals:

Activity Minutes: 150
Calories Burned Through Exercise: 1500
Average Calorie Balance: Below 1800
Miles Walked: 21
Average Glasses of Water: 4
Yoga Minutes: 70
Meditation Minutes: 70
Pilates Minutes: 30
Weight Lost: 0.5-1 lb/week

My Program:
I use my Fitbit and Sparkcoach together to help me achieve the best results. I track my food, fitness, and sleep, and I also have a MyHydrate bottle that tracks my water. My program is pretty simple, I basically count calories and eat in moderation, endeavour to be more active, stay hydrated, make healthy choices, and stay positive.

Exercise Plan:

Mon: Core Basics, Ab Reduction, Low Back, Walk It Out, Lower Body Blast
Tues: Lower Body Basics, Hips, Ab Reduction, 80s Aerobics, All About Arms
Wed: Upper Body Basics, Ab Reduction, Upper Back, Cardio Kickboxing, Call On Your Core
Thurs: Total Body Combo, Ab Reduction, Neck & Shoulders, Hop to It, Love Your Hips Glutes & Thighs
Fri: Long & Limber Stretch, Ab Reduction, Low Back, Jump Rope, Pump Up Your Upper Body
Sat: 12-Min Pilates Abs Workout, Ab Reduction, Hips, Cardio Bootcamp, Crunchless Core Challenge
Sun: 10-Min Pilates Thigh Workout, Ab Reduction, Upper Back, Cardio in a Crunch, Strengthen & Lengthen

Personal Information:
I'm from Wisconsin. I'm a Buddhist. I have a wonderful son and fluffy Pomeranian and in my spare time I enjoy reading, writing, cooking, gardening, makeup, and every so often a British comedy.

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I'm challenging myself to commit to my Fitbit & Spark for the next year so feel free to follow along with me as I will be blogging about it three times a week! I've set some activity & nutrition goals along with working on practical life skills and it's time to get to my goal range of 144-154!

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    The Positive Weight Loss Approach

    Once you have made up your mind to lose weight, you should make that commitment and go into it with a positive attitude. We all know that losing weight can be quite a challenge. In fact, for most of us, it can be downright tough. It takes time, practice and support to change lifetime habits. But it's a process you must learn in order to succeed. It is said that if you do something for 21 days it will become a habit. You and you alone are the one who has the power to lose unwanted pounds.

    The positive thinker.....
    .....sees the invisible.....
    ..........feels the intangible.....
    ...and achieves the impossible!

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