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Week 17, down 34 lbs! 1/3 of the way to my goal!



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I Can't Get There From Anywhere But Here

I have a new user name and a new Spark People account; I'm starting over with the goal of getting healthier and more fit. I've been on a couple of "successful" diets before (losing 65 and later 40 pounds) but haven't been able to keep it off. I'm not dieting this time, although I AM tracking my food and making more healthful choices. I plan to make slower, smaller changes with the intent to keep it off this time. I am also fortunate to have a WONDERFUL OB/Gyn who's going to be following my ...
I have a new user name and a new Spark People account; I'm starting over with the goal of getting healthier and more fit. I've been on a couple of "successful" diets before (losing 65 and later 40 pounds) but haven't been able to keep it off. I'm not dieting this time, although I AM tracking my food and making more healthful choices. I plan to make slower, smaller changes with the intent to keep it off this time. I am also fortunate to have a WONDERFUL OB/Gyn who's going to be following my progress; I couldn't wish for a better mentor for accountability and non-judgmental goal setting.
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Member Since: 1/2/2014

SparkPoints: 10,844

Fitness Minutes: 3,645

My Goals:
Ultimately I'd like to lose about 100 lbs, but my goal right now is to go from 266 to 250 per my OB/Gyn's office. [edit: done, ahead of schedule! New stretch goal 266 to 236 by then]
I want to be healthier, to fit comfortably into seats in theaters, roller coasters and airplanes, and never have to worry that I'll need a seat belt extender. I want to shop for clothing in the Ladies' section. I want to order clothes and bathing suits online. I want to participate in things WITH my family, not near them. I want to make my family proud.

My Program:
I will very, very gradually add exercise after getting the OK from my PCP [edit: done; cardio x 25 mins 6d/wk, strength 4-5 d/wk].
I track my foods religiously while allowing myself occasional off-plan indulgences. We plan ahead and shop ahead and are significantly reducing our restaurant consumption.
Right now I use light weights for 10 minutes a day and walk for 15 minutes 3 x week.
UPDATE: About a month later; I do 20-25 minutes of elliptical 6 days per week in the mornings (because I'd NEVER get to the gym if I had to go after work). I also use resistance/ weight machines each time I go. [edit: added Pilates weekly]
I'm still tracking 100% of what I eat through this site or the mobile app and have lost over 16 pounds [edit: 23!] [edit: 25!] [edit: 30 and counting!]
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Personal Information:
I'm from the Virginia Beach area currently living in Phoenix, AZ. I've been happily married for over 22 years and we have a wonderful, studious, articulate, polite, empathetic and all-around-terrific teenaged girl (yes, really!)

Other Information:
My favorite quote is "Stupidity Should Be Painful", but I've just come up with a new one all my own: "I can't get there from anywhere but here".
Of course there's always, "A year from now, you'll wish you'd started today"

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SASSISPRING
7/27/2014 7:13:33 PM

Safety is definitely different from over protection and bubble-wrapping children. That's for sure. Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing how you allow your children to be children while keeping them safe without suffocation. emoticon



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DREAMSEEKER9
7/21/2014 8:59:55 AM

Thank you for your encouragement and sharing with me your journey! We all need support and encouragement on this journey to wellness, with all its ups and downs! emoticon emoticon



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ROX525
7/20/2014 1:27:32 PM

I know. This doctor has a 2 day cleanse and this will be my 3rd one with him. Love the doctor and his staff and that is why I torture myself. This year he changed it up and you don't have to drink that big jug with the prescription stuff. I do the 10 oz. magnesium nitrate today and one at 9 a.m. tomorrow and then I drink 8 oz. of either Gatorade, Chrystal Light, etc. with Miralax mixed in every 30 minutes until until 64 oz. is gone. Then I wait in line Tuesday until my turn and am starving practically to death. LOL. Looking forward to my root canal Thursday as this will be over. Have a great Sunday. emoticon



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RUNPHIPHIRUN
7/20/2014 10:31:26 AM

Thanks for commenting on my blog! Congrats on your progress!



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APRIL_V_2
7/7/2014 7:49:23 PM

Hi Tiff, just a friendly reminder it's time to post your week 1 totals for the nutrition and fitness challenges. I'm so glad you are on the team and participating in the challenges. Go team Firecrackers! emoticon emoticon



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