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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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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...

Member Since: 3/14/2010

Fitness Minutes: 19,519

My Goals:
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).

My Program:
Starting again!
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
120 = goal weight

Personal Information:
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

Other Information:
I like to work in the garden and grow healthy food.

And here is what I do for a living:

Here is my doodle blog:

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    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.
    2121 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.
    2121 days ago
  • v WUBBY82
    Hey Dana! Thanks so much for your comment on my Always the Fat Girl blog :) I truly appreciate your advice and kind words!
    2124 days ago
    Thank you for the goodie... emoticon
    2126 days ago
  • v BOOTS
    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 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!
    2128 days ago
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