May 24, 2012 on Bay Farm Island iwth San Francisco in the background
Progress (would look better if I ever did core exercises!)
2007 diving on Oahu
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Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your goals!
January 2012: REALLY back... again. I'm cutting calories, trying to eat mostly whole foods, including 7 fruits and veggies every day and legumes every day. Also doing cardio at least 30 minutes a day six days a week to start. November 2011: I'm baaaaaaacckkk AGAIN. I don't think I was really back in June. I've just gone UP since then. June 2011: I'm baaaaackkkk! Was at 130 for a while, but jumped back up to 140 in past three months from emotional eating. Arghhh! So, back on the exercise and eating right/better/less wagon! March 2010: I've done some weight and exercise ups and downs in the past few years, but in the past year went up-up-up to my highest weight ever (150 on 3/9/2010), and I had stopped exercising completely, was having some back problems, and my stomach had gotten so big it was sticking out past my breasts -- that was the point where I said, "Arggghhhh!" and decided to start the change back to a healthy body. I used to be very athletic most of my life and always in a healthy weight range, though never "thin." In elementary school I ice skated, roller skated, biked, and did tap-dancing & gymnastics. In high school I started swimming on a team and kept that up for about 6 years. Then I got into mountain and road cycling in the 1990s, and at my peak I was riding 3000-5000 miles a year. I got really busy at work from 1999 onwards and slowly backed off my exercise schedule and by 2003 I had gained 20 pounds and had stopped exercising except for the sporadic ride or hike. I set about getting back in shape in November of that year, and after 7 months of concentrated training in cycling, swimming, and walking/jogging, I had lost 18 pounds and had completed the AIDS bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 7 days by July 2004 (see photo at left). I was back to a great weight and fitness level, but then slacked off and gained it all back and then some. And here I am...
I want to get back into the 115-125 range and into decent shape (i.e. hike 8-10 hilly miles, swim a mile without having to stop, bike 50 hilly miles... and not be tired afterwards).
148 = JAN 6 2012 145 = JAN 25 2012 140 = MAR 15 2012 135 = APR 18 2012 130 = 125 = 120 = __________________ 150 = MAR 13, 2010 (highest weight ever) 145 = APR 6 2010 140 = APR 27 2010 135 = JUL 2010 138 = DEC 2010 130 = MAR 2011 140 = JUN 2011 148 = DEC 2011 sigh 120 = goal weight
I live in Oakland, CA in the Upper Dimond district. Want to walk, hike, or bike with me?
Birthday = OCT 27 +++ My Favorites +++ book: Dune by Frank Herbert movie: Harold and Maude song: Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie band: the Beatles artist: Vincent Van Gogh
I like to work in the garden and grow healthy food.
And here is what I do for a living: http://www.designdelight.com Here is my doodle blog: http://www.marginalart.com
Secrets of Success
current weight: 130.5
Well, I don't do any cardio so I'm not sure how much I burn. I am just doing 4 days of weight training. My BMR is about 1100. I used to maintain my weight on 1500 calories when I was Scuba diving every day and doing a lot of cardio and burning about 800 calories but as I started eating more my metabolism started going up to a point where I can eat 2500 calories to maintain my weight. I think there's more to it as calories in and out because if I ate that much of unhealthy food I would gain fat.
1607 days ago
Hi Dana...thank you for your comment on my blog...I got an Oregon scientific tap on pro. I've just posted a pic on my blog.
1608 days ago
Hey Dana! Thanks so much for your comment on my Always the Fat Girl blog :) I truly appreciate your advice and kind words!
1611 days ago
Thank you for the goodie...
1613 days ago
Hey! Thanks for the blog comment and the birthday wishes. Tomorrow is the actual BIG day. I will be 54. O-L-D!!! That was Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Island. We live in Pensacola...so we go there all the time, but this was the first time we've ever vacationed there for a week. I'm ready to do it again! Your progress pics look awesome!
1614 days ago