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January 2010: Well, another year is starting. I had a great 2009. I took of my extra weight & got to my lowest weight since getting married. I did this following Michael Thurmond's 6 week body makeover program. I even filmed an infomercial for his program last summer. I used SparkPeople to track my nutrition & exercise and to help me stay motivated. It was a wonderful "find" for me at the beginning of last year. I maintained my weight loss very well for most of the year and my weight actually continued to creep down until the fall. BUT, My weight began to creep up just a bit over the holidays, but I am happy to say that I didn't let that get out of control like in the past. I am nipping it in the bud, so to say! So, I've cleaned up my eating & ramped up my cardio. I've got a few pounds to lose & want to continue to tone & tighten my body! I've recently started using many of the Beachbody products for my fitness. I'm loving the variety of programs and how fun & effective they are! If you eat clean & do your cardio & toning, you will be successful. I must always remember that this is a lifestyle. If I want to keep my slim body, I can't go back to poor eating or exercise habits. That is something I continue to tell myself on a regular basis. As they say, nothing tastes better than being slim and loving the way you look & FEEL in your clothes! And let's not forget the health benefits of it too! Happy Sparking, friends.

January 2009: I am nearing 40 years old & have two young children. I live in Southwest Ohio & work full-time in addition to taking care of my family. I have been carefully watching what I eat for many years now, but seem to lose & then gain a bit back. I have trouble staying motivated. I either do awesome or fall off the wagon. I never really had too much trouble with my weight until after I had my kids. I think the lack of time for myself has led to poorer eating & exercise habits.

I found this web-site through my friends from another weight-loss board. I am here for something new & to keep myself accountable to eating a healthy diet & staying active with exercise. I need to get back on track now that we are in 2009 and the holiday's are past!

Here's hoping to being at goal by spring!!!

Member Since: 1/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 21,175

My Goals:
I need to get my cardio in at least 3 times per week.

I need to consistently do weight work/toning.

I need to not let weekend eating not negate all my hard work during the week.

I need to continue to get my water in daily.

I need to lose some holiday pounds & keep them off for good.

My Program:
Nutrition: I lost weight initially by doing the 6 Week Body Makeover by Michael Thurmond. I actually ended up in a infomercial for the program. I am still following that but a little more relaxed. I try to stay with 40/30/30 (Carbs, Protein & Fat).

I am currently doing many of the BeachBody programs. I am loving TurboJam & many of the Shaun T programs (Hip Hop Abs, Rockin' Body, etc.). I am trying to stay active. I also love doing Jillian Michael's programs. I just love it when I find great workout DVD's to add to my collection. Variety (& fun) is the key for me!

I recently purchased a Bodybugg to track total calorie expenditures, steps, etc. I am looking for it to improve my overall fitness goals & help me get to & stay at the weight I want. I think I will learn a lot about my body's needs & metabolism from using this.

Personal Information:
I live in Mason, Ohio. I am 39 & married with two kids (5 1/2 and 7 1/2). I work full-time, mostly from my home office. I take care of the family when not working. I have 4 dogs (3 of which are puppies). That in itself keeps me hopping!

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    Hi Denise - thanks for stopping by my page! I have had my GWF since last September and I have probably only had it off about 7 days. Sometimes my arm gets tired of it so I give it a rest. I also have a HRM and I use it for running & spinning training. I use it to make sure I'm working out in the right range. It does have a higher calorie count than the bodybugg. I especially find that is true on machines like the step mill where I am working hard but moving slowly. I also wear my GWF on my calf during spinning otherwise it doesn't recognize it. I like the higher numbers too but my GWF has been pretty darn accurate if I compare my deficits to my weight loss that week (low deficits = low weight loss). I also have to make sure my nutrition is in balance - 40 to 50% carbs, 25-30% protein and healthy fat with low glycemic sugar. So you've been on yours for about a week - how is it going?
    2464 days ago
    Welcome to the Bodybugg team! What gadget do you have? I love my Go Wear Fit! Congratulations on your progress.


    2471 days ago
    thanks for your comment on my blog denise!!! sorry i have been mia on poppers, but i have been keeping up to date on the posts! you are doing great and are really an inspiration! be well!!! you are so close to goal! AWESOME!
    2735 days ago
    Hi! You are doing fantastic! Keep up the great work. You are an inspiration to others on the site.
    2745 days ago
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    Hey Denise!
    Thanks for reading my blog. lol I am always really surprised that people actually read it!! :) Im glad you understand where I am coming from. I really want to make this a lifestyle change, so I am working hard at making it liveable. One of the reasons that I quit the first time is b/c I couldnt stand the thought of eating the same bland foods again! So this time I know that if I am going to make it, I have to find some creative ways to make stuff. Looks like you are doing pretty good, though
    2841 days ago
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