I'm a 28 year old woman who has a pretty stressful but worthwhile office job. I live in DC, have a wonderful wife and two awesome kittens. I love the gym, biking, walking, rock climbing, and lots of other activities, so theoretically, losing weight should be easy. The nutrition side has been my undoing in the past, so I hope to use this site and community to get that in check for long-term success.
I have thyroid issues (hypo), which have certainly contributed to my weight issues. They seem to be under control now, which has let me continue to make progress.
I'm over 5'7", but probably not by enough to call myself 5'8, but I do anyway.
I had been a lifelong vegetarian until about 2 years ago, when I started occasionally eating organic chicken to bring better variety to my diet. I now eat a lot of chicken, and am experimenting with other lean proteins like fish...but i don't think i like it.
I have learned a lot since joining spark, and have put together some goals that will hopefully get me through this!
Primary Goal: Feel Awesome!
I think that will happen somewhere between 150-155 pounds and 19-22% body fat.
Run another half marathon in 2013
Get to "maintenance"
Holidays in 2008 - 198 pounds, BF% definitely over 30%, but who knows by how much.
10/18/10- Sparkpeople Start weight: 177 pounds
11/29/10- 173 pounds &~28.8% BF
1/31/11 - 169 pounds &~27.8% BF
3/28/11 - 162 pounds & 26.3%BF
1/7/12 - 160.5 pounds & ~24.8% BF
9/13/12 - 166 pounds & 26.1%BF
10/15/12 - 163.8 pounds & 25.6% BF
10/25/12 - Goal weight: 163 pounds & 25.2% BF
11/15/12 - Goal weight: 161 pounds & 24% BF
12/20/12 - Goal weight: 158 pounds & 23% BF
1/3/13 - Goal weight: 155 pounds & 22% BF
Total Loss -- 43 pounds! 8% BF!
Strength training 3-4x/week
Biking/walking/running to get most places in the city
Field hockey 2-3x/month
Yoga, Rock Climbing, Hiking, and anything else, whenever I can
Find goods sources of protein and eat them.
Preventing my extreme love of chocolate and beer from ruining my good work.
28 years old
Live in DC
and Have 2 cats
Secrets of Success
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| current weight: 170.2
I went, too, so yay for us! I did 50 mins on the treadmill (combo of walking/running), and 30 mins on the elliptical. I did not get absorbed in any good tv shows and it was all pretty awful, but less awful than yesterday, and tomorrow will be better than today.
It has to be done, though. :) Have a good evening!
1742 days ago
Thanks for your comment. I spend most of my time on SP on the marrathon team, and it's a very dedicated and motivated group, so I appreciate the confirmation that I am not alone in my derailment. I mean, I logically *know* I'm, but thanks for stepping forward and saying the holidays knocked you off course, too.
I'm dreading the gym today. DREADING it. But I will go. I have to. You?
1742 days ago
Great point about taking time with it, but actually, when I look at my SP progress chart, I was stagnant til about July of this year, and then when I finally got all the pieces in place, I cruised toward my goal. That's how it worked for me. For 3 years, nothing much happened but down a little and then back up, and once I got out of my own way, vroom, go straight to goal weight, do not pass Go, do not collect $200 (this was better than $200, though!).
1823 days ago
I saw your comment to Whitney on roller streches. Will you share links with me too please? Thanks!!!
1868 days ago
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WE CAN DO THIS
1919 days ago