BLONDEDOG   16,037
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11/19/14 at 190.6

9/19/14 200 pounds I have gained back every single pound I lost, plus some.

This is the me of today. 10/17/14 at 199 pounds.

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Sweat dries, blood clots, bones mend. Suck it up buttercup!

How many miles can I bike....

8 miles 12/23/14 30 mins
0 miles 12/22/14
7.45 miles 12/21/14 30 mins
2.72 miles 12/20/14 10 mins
5.11 miles 12/19/14 20 mins
7.03 miles 12/18/14
8.14 miles 12/17/14 30 mins
2.78 miles 12/16/14 10 mins + core
8.02 miles 12/15/14
7.83 miles 12/14/14 +core
7.41 miles 12/13/14 30 mins
2.38 miles 12/12/14 10 mins
7.98 miles ...
How many miles can I bike....

8 miles 12/23/14 30 mins
0 miles 12/22/14
7.45 miles 12/21/14 30 mins
2.72 miles 12/20/14 10 mins
5.11 miles 12/19/14 20 mins
7.03 miles 12/18/14
8.14 miles 12/17/14 30 mins
2.78 miles 12/16/14 10 mins + core
8.02 miles 12/15/14
7.83 miles 12/14/14 +core
7.41 miles 12/13/14 30 mins
2.38 miles 12/12/14 10 mins
7.98 miles 12/11/14 30 mins
5.37 miles 12/10/14 20 mins + 12 days of Xmas
7.82 miles 12/9/14 30 mins
4.0 miles 12/8/14 15 mins + 12 days of Xmas
7.57 miles 12/7/14
0 miles 12/6/14
0 miles 12/5/14
0 miles 12/4/14
8.33 miles 12/3/14
7.92 miles 12/2/14 30 mins with planks
0 miles 12/1/14

November Stats
198.88 miles
55.98 more miles than October!
3 days with no exercise (1 less than October!)

12.04 miles 11/30/14
11.72 miles 11/29/14
11.78 miles 11/28/14 45 mins
0 miles 11/27/14 Woops....
8.20 miles 11/26/14
7.74 miles 11/25/14
Measure day-down 3.5 inches total 11/25/14
8.05 miles 11/24/14 30 mins
2.54 miles 11/23/14 10 mins knee started hurting so cut short. :(
8.0 miles 11/22/14 30 mins + planks/side planks
9.14 miles 11/21/14 35 mins
7.70 miles 11/20/14 + plank ups
7.90 miles 11/19/14 30 mins
5.22 miles 11/18/14 20 mins
2.55 miles 11/17/14 10 mins (rest day)
7.64 miles 11/16/14
7.65 miles 11/15/14 30 mins
3.9 miles 11/14/14 16 mins
0 miles 11/13/14 Sinus pain/slept all day
8.17 miles 11/12/14 + plank ups
8.04 miles 11/11/14 30 mins + hand weights
2.65 miles 11/10/14 rest day 10 mins +plank
8.31 miles 11/9/14 + hand weights
7.98 miles 11/8/14 30 mins + 10 mackerena planks
7.87 miles 11/7/14 30 mins
2.52 miles 11/6/14 10 mins
7.73 miles 11/5/14
0 miles 11/4/14
8.01 miles 11/3/14 +10 mackerena planks
7.81 miles 11/2/14
8.02 miles 11/1/14

October stats
142.9 miles
86.77 more than September!
4 days of no exercise (11 days less than September)

September stats
56.13 miles
1.67 LESS than August
15 days with no exercise (2 MORE than August

August Stats
57.8 miles
48.88 miles more than July
13 days with no exercise (11 days less than July!)

July stats
8.92 miles
158.45 miles LESS than June
24 days NO exercise

June Stats
158.45 miles
53.1 mile increase
7 days no exercise

May Stats
105.35 miles
24.6 mile increase
9 days with no exercise

April Stats
80.89 miles
6 days with no exercise.

Hi! My name is Heather. I am 36, I have been married to my husband John for going on 12 years now and we have a wonderful 6 year old little boy named Gibson. Of course he is the highlight of my life.

I have struggled with my weight since I was in college. It wasn't until 2009 that I took charge of my life. I lost a total of 65 pounds. It was an amazing feeling, the best I had felt in I don't know how long. I was confident and adventurous....two words I had never used to describe myself. SparkPeople was instrumental in my success. I kept my weight off for a year....and then it slowly started creeping back on. How disappointing. I felt like a failure.

Since then I have started and stopped many many times. I never make it past day 4. So this time, I set out with determination to beat this for good. I like to motivate others. It helps me stay motivated. In other words, I'm gonna stick my nose in your business....I hope you don't mind. :)

Lets do this and remember...

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 current weight: 192.8 

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Member Since: 7/24/2009

SparkPoints: 16,037

Fitness Minutes: 18,544

My Goals:
My SMART Long term goal:

Specific = lose weight
Measurable = 72 pounds
Achievable = No more than 2 pounds a week
Realistic = Absolutely, I've done it before
Timely = By February 2015

My short term goals:

-Increase my cardio to 30 minutes per day 5-7 days a week.
-Weigh in on Mondays.
-Be a happier overall person.

My Program:
Cardio = 21 minutes on my bike in 3 minute cycles.

-1st 2 minutes at my normal pace
-3rd minuted at at least 1 - 2 miles an hour faster than my normal pace.
-Do a core movement every 3 minutes. Only doing this up to the 12th minute, would like to do it all the way up through my entire workout.

-Every Sunday I add on 3 more minutes of cardio per day. I am working up to 30 minutes a day. When/if I hit a plateau I will start uping it again.

Personal Information:
I am from good old Indiana. In case you haven't heard, there's more than corn in Indiana. I have a beautiful baby boy who lights up my world. He is the reason I work so hard every single day.

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When I wonder about what my life would be like if I was at my goal weight I imagine a strong and courageous woman who isn’t afraid to face the world. She laughs more. She smiles more. She rarely gets sick. She waves to people she doesn’t know. Her state of mind is a complete 180 degrees. She is energized and she feels like she could conquer or comfort the world. Her hair is shiny, her skin is supple. Her eyes glow with the joy of what life holds out to her. She has the power and the desire to reach out with both hands and take all that is precious from her heart and share it with the world. She has the ability to feel passion, to exude passion. Her mind reaches a clarity it has never had in all of its 36 (or 37…anyone know how old I am?) years. She is bold, she is beautiful, she is strong, she is ME!

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Member Comments:
12/24/2014 11:31:33 PM

I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

{This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }

'Twas the night before Jesus came
and all through the house
Not a creature was praying,
Not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

(by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.

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12/23/2014 2:19:07 PM

Yes, yes, I DO need to learn to say that simple little word called "No"! emoticon

Hope you are enjoying a fabulous holiday season!

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12/22/2014 5:34:37 PM

Thank you so much for the incredible comments on my last Friday's blog! Yeah, I don't want a free for all, but I despise feeling like I may have failed if I don't lose, so I'm throwing that pressure out. It helped me immensely! I'm now looking forward to the rest of the holidays since I took pressure off!

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12/18/2014 2:24:20 PM

I will post as soon as I can! Thanks for the blog comments. I'm not where I want, but I'm getting there!

As for the dinner, I did good. No lobster (they didn't have it!!!) but I did still enjoy seafood.

I'm so sorry the final blog made you cry. I almost cried writing it. I just know that your honesty blog makes me be VERY honest about these things. And I want to blog it. The craziest thing is I feel like I hadn't changed at all, but in my biggest pictures, I couldn't even fit in my FAT JEANS! I could only wear a pair of leggings and a skirt or two, all of which are far too big including the jeans. But I hope that you got from it what I was putting out there, and that is, I don't care if you are on chapter 1 or 5 or wherever, keep going so that you can finish the book. I know you are struggling right now. I clearly am too, but you are beautiful and strong and I'm so proud of the person that you are and how you aren't giving up. You CAN and will do this.

PS, next time I'll have the hubs take the photo!

Comment edited on: 12/18/2014 2:37:29 PM

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12/16/2014 3:54:07 PM

Thanks!!! Yeah, she is hilarious, she does things like that ALL the time! It was SUCH a relief to get out the the funk.

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