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Climbed Mt. Ellinor with my sister & this Amazing Lady!! 90 yrs old & she hikes this every year!! Me & my sis @ the top of Mt. Ellinor

February 2017: 343 lbs/ October 2017 291 lbs.. B4 pix was taken with friends & family for my sisters 50th bday party. Turning to the side & holding my Dooney Hobo purse in front to hide myself!! should of carried a Messenger Bag Big Men's Big & Tall if I wanted adequate coverage! lol I have a lot more to go, but Im pushing for my health every day. Thanks Spark!!



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January 2017: Get back to basic's & starting over. Itʻs time to get real abt what's not working. "We repeat what we do not repair".

-"Get busy living, Or Get busy Dying"

"Losing Weight Is Hard. Being Fat Is Hard. Choose Your Hard".

Highest Weight: 355lbs *Summer 2016
Starting Weight: 343lbs *Jan 2017
Current Weight : 272

Total Pounds Lost: 82
January 2017: Goal walk 40 miles... Total miles walked 45 miles

February 2017: Goal walk 45 miles.. Total miles walked 20 miles.. *Family Flu :(

March 2017: Goal walk 45 miles..... Total miles walked 56.6miles!!!

April 2017: Goal walk 47miles.... Total miles walked 58 miles!!

May 2017: Goal walk 60 miles... Total miles walked 102.8 miles!!!

June 2017: Goal walk 70 miles... Total miles walked 80 miles!!

July 2017 : Goal walk 75... Total miles walked... 82.5 ..

August 2017:Goal walk 100 miles... Total miles walked 86.3!!!

*September 2017: Goal walk 85 miles.Total miles walked 85.6!!

* October 2017: Goal Walk 90 miles.. Total Miles 107!!

*November 2017: Goal Walk 90 miles.. Total miles walked 90!!

*December 2017: GOAL WALK 186 miles!!!! * Walk 6 miles everyday to reach goal...... OH F^%$#!!!!!!

***GOAL WALK 1,000 MILES 2017****

Member Since: 5/12/2010

Fitness Minutes: 32,171

My Goals:
Goal: Cardio: 40-60+ mins 6 days week.

Climb Mt. Ellinor- Done!!!! July 22nd 2017... *Got 1/4 of mile to the Top but had to turn around due to snow!!

September 2017:Completed Whole 30 frm Sept 1st thru 30th.. DONE. Pound's Lost 18!!

Climb to the VERY TOP of Mt. Ellinor - DONE!!! Sept 23, 2017

October 2017 Goal: Active in 5% Fall Challenge, Go Awesome A's.. Chk in daily with weekly weigh in post- Done! *Goal: Reach 5% Weight Loss for Fall Challenge.. Done, 15lbs lost.

***Awesome A Team congratulates you for being our biggest loser of the Fall 5% Challenge 2017!!! You reached and surpassed the 5% weight loss. WOOHOO!!

November 2017: *Goal: 13 hour Fasting.. with My Circadian Clock Study.. Logged all data for Nov. Done

My Program:

*** Time Restricted Eating.. Eating between 9a-6p.. / Daily FASTING: 13-16 hours give or take, min 13hrs /

Walk,Walk, Walk.. 3-4 miles during week. 5-6 mile hikes on weekends.

*I don't count calories. I eat a HFLC diet. (High Fat Low Carb) Also cutting ** Dairy, Bread, Rice, & Sugar**

Eating Cleaner, Ditching the Sugar, and Walking..... That's My Program!

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***Your Desire to change must be stronger then your Desire to stay the same.***

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On November 1, 2017 I was chosen to participate in a 14 week study with the Salk Institute. Study being conducted by Dr. Satchin Panda

**Time Restricted Eating. Consuming food within a 12 hour period, in conjunction to our Circadian Clock. I shoot between 9-10hrs. I consume my food from 9a-6:30p. I don't count Calories, I try to eat more intuitively. Not having Processed Foods, Dairy, and Sugar makes identifying real hunger queues much easier! *My Experience!

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  • v MAMABEAR372
    I appreciate your support. Thank you.
    9 days ago
  • v MEAGOP
    Hi Alofa,

    Wow! Congratulations! That is an amazing milestone! Plateaus are really tough. When things have been going so well for so long, and suddenly we aren't doing anything different but the weight loss slows to a crawl, OMG it is horrible. Your approach is best: radical tweaks! I am so happy for you!

    It is funny, but I just did the same thing, and my weight is moving again. I was getting pretty tired of gaining and losing the same three pounds! Midlife is a game-changer. I have never had so much trouble getting my weight under control. Anyway, I'm moving on, now. I want to lose different pounds, not the same ones again and again!

    Enjoy your awesomeness, Alofa! I want you to really celebrate and enjoy your milestone! You have worked hard for this!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Megan
    9 days ago
    Once in a while. It isn't recommended. Skipping one treatment increases risk of dying for 60 days everytime you do it. Some patients simply do not have the understanding why they are even there to be honest.Education on dialysis isn't very good here.
    9 days ago
    Your mom sounded like she had a lot of spunk 😊. I don't how anybody can skip treatments unless they have some function. Dialysis only gives you about 20% function. So if one has 15% it's low enough to be a patient but high enough that they can skip
    9 days ago
    Hate retaining fluid bc I know they think I went home and drank up a storm when I did less than my 1 liter a day. So that's my struggle. Have an awesome day friend!💖😊
    10 days ago
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