My Steeler Munchkins 2011
After 20lb. loss ... another 20 to go:)
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A Return to my Former Self...
My name is Michelle and I just turned 33 this past October (2008) and I have lost a total of 20 pounds in the 10 months prior to my Birthday. Since I have been on Spark People [10/08] I have lost an additional 15 pounds and I still want to lose an additional 5-10 pounds (depending on how I feel once I reach 150) to reach my ultimate goal of having a more toned body, especially in the Belly area:) I have just started the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp and I am very excited about this new ...
My name is Michelle and I just turned 33 this past October (2008) and I have lost a total of 20 pounds in the 10 months prior to my Birthday. Since I have been on Spark People [10/08] I have lost an additional 15 pounds and I still want to lose an additional 5-10 pounds (depending on how I feel once I reach 150) to reach my ultimate goal of having a more toned body, especially in the Belly area:) I have just started the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp and I am very excited about this new challenge!
I have two beautiful children and an adorable husband who I love very much and I feel I need to set the Healthiest Example to them so they can follow in my footsteps:) Very recently, my Husband decided, after seeing my progress, that it was his time to start a fitness routine as well and he has already lost 2 sizes in less than 3 months (wish us ladies could lose that fast)!
I have also recently gained a new Spark Buddy in RIQUI and she has been helping me to stay motivated and inspired by our daily log ins to one another's pages. It is truly a blessing to have someone to do this with and it keeps me even MORE motivated to accomplish my final goals:) I hope that you all have the same great successes and being on this wonderful site I don't know how you can fail:0) Thanks so much Spark People and here's to my finishing and maintaining in 2009!
Update on Weight Loss:
11/07 - BEGINNING WEIGHT 191
10/10/08 - Beginning weight w/Spark People 171
10/17/08 - 170
10/23/08 - 169
10/31/08 - 168
11/7/08 - 166
11/14/08 - 167.2 (UGH ... evil TOM!)
11/21/08 - 165.4
11/28/08 - 165.4 (better than going up:))
12/5/08 - 164.6
12/12/08 - 163.6
12/19/08 - 161.2
12/26/08 - 162 (Not too bad for over Christmas)
I didn't meet my original goal of being at 150 lbs. by Christmas 2008, but I do have a better understanding of me and my body and I am positive that I will see my final result in the new year. I am not dissapointed and I look forward to all the new wonders to unfold in my life in the coming weeks and months:)
1/2/09 - 163 ... UGH! Need this break to be over:(
1/9/09 - 162.4
1/16/09 - 162
1/23/09 - 160.2
1/30/09 - 158.8
2/6/09 - 159
2/13/09 - 158
2/20/09 - Ok, my In-Laws were in town & I didn't
2/27/09 - stick to my food plan very well & I didn't weigh :(
3/6/09 - 159.6 (back to the grind)
3/13/09 - 160
3/20/09 - Didn't weigh
3/27/09 - 159.2 (gotta break this plateau!!)
4/3/09 - 157.6
4/10/09 - 157.6
4/17/09 - 156.6
4/24/09 - 156.4
5/1/09 - 157.4:( Please let this be muscle
5/8/09 - 156 ... YEAH!
5/15/09 - 156
5/22/09 - 155 ... WOO HOO!!!
5/29/09 - 155
I read an article today and I loved the quote in it so I thought I would add it to keep me, and others, motivated!
"Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."
| current weight: 153.0
Member Since: 10/10/2008
Fitness Minutes: 14,747
-Fit into a size 8 again - Acheived!!
-Tighten my abs
-Be able to wear a bikini in Summer of 2009 without flinching:)
Currently I am doing the Treadmill 5-6 times a week for 45-60 mins. I have also started an Aerobics/Strength Training class at the Gym, that I absolutely LOVE! As far as my diet is concerned, I have lowered my snacking significantly and have cut my portions in half. I don't deny myself anything but rather give in to very small samplings. I try to stay within my 1200 to 1500 calorie range daily and have been pretty consistent about putting more protein into my diet as well!
My week normally looks like this:
M-Gym for 60 Aerobics/Strength Training
T-50 to 60 mins. on treadmill with a 10%-12% incline
W-Gym for 60 Aerobics/Strength Training + 50 to 60 mins. on treadmill with a 10%-12% incline
TH-50 to 60 mins. on treadmill with a 10%-12% incline
F-50 to 60 mins. on treadmill with a 10%-12% incline + sometimes Gym
SAT-10k walk with my family (usually w/me pulling my two little ones in a wagon the entire time:))
I also include 30 min. to 60 min. DVD's or TV exercise when the mood strikes me. I usually do Dancing with the Stars Latin Cardio Dance or Fit TV's Cardio Blast or even the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred:)