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July 2, 2005. One of the best days of my life!





August 2010: Highest weight. Not going back here!



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Getting fit and healthy!

2014 Progress:
Jan 21- 143.2
Jan 31- 142.2 (-1.0)
Feb 8- 142.0 (-0.2)
Feb 10- 143.0 (+1.0)
Feb 13- 139.6 (-3.4) (3-day modified Juice fast)
* Finally down 25 lbs from highest weight of 165 in August 2010!

2013 Progress:
Jan 2- 161.8
Jan 9- 157.2 (-4.6)
Jan 16-156.6 (-0.6)- down 5 pounds!
Jan 23-156.4 (-0.2)
Jan 30-154.4 (-2.0)
Feb 6- 155.4 (+1.0)
Feb 14- 153.6 (-1.8)
Feb 20- 154.6 (+1.0)
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2014 Progress:
Jan 21- 143.2
Jan 31- 142.2 (-1.0)
Feb 8- 142.0 (-0.2)
Feb 10- 143.0 (+1.0)
Feb 13- 139.6 (-3.4) (3-day modified Juice fast)
* Finally down 25 lbs from highest weight of 165 in August 2010!

2013 Progress:
Jan 2- 161.8
Jan 9- 157.2 (-4.6)
Jan 16-156.6 (-0.6)- down 5 pounds!
Jan 23-156.4 (-0.2)
Jan 30-154.4 (-2.0)
Feb 6- 155.4 (+1.0)
Feb 14- 153.6 (-1.8)
Feb 20- 154.6 (+1.0)
Feb 28- 154.6 (+/- 0)
Mar 8- 154.2 (-0.4)
Mar 14- 153.0 (-1.2)
Mar 21- 152.2 (-0.8)
Mar 27- 151.8 (-0.4) - down 10 pounds!
Apr 3 - 154.2 (+2.4)
April 4- 1st Fast day- Started 5:2 fast diet
Apr 11- 151.8 (-2.4)
Apr 19-150.0 (-1.8)
Apr 26- 150.2 (+0.2)
May 3- 151.2 (+1.0)
May 10-150.6 (-0.6)
May 17-149.6 (-1.0)
July 13-148.2 (-1.2)
Aug 16- 149.2 (+1.0)
Aug 30- 148.4 (-0.8)
Nov 6- 150.2 (+1.8)
Nov 13- 146.2
Dec 6- 143

August 15, 2010:
I've struggled off and on with my weight ever since I was a teenager. In my 30's I really thought I had it beat. I was committed to regular exercise and proud of my low resting heart rate. Physically I felt so good!
Over the past 5 years I've really let my attention to diet and exercise wander. I've gone back to my carb-heavy ways and larger portion sizes. In July 2005 I got married and I felt beautiful- I had lost about 10 pounds in preparation for the wedding. Since then I've packed them right back on, plus another 15 or so.
My family has a very strong history of heart disease on my mother's side. My mom and her 6 siblings all have heart disease. All of them (except my mom) have had angioplasty or cardiac by-pass surgery. One of her brothers died of a heart attack. I developed high blood pressure about 8 or 9 years ago- even though at that time I was in very good physical condition and not overweight. It is controlled with medication but I know this extra weight and inactivity doesn't help!
I'm so disappointed in myself. Mostly because when I feel uncomfortable with my body I just don't enjoy life the way I should. I don't want to miss out on one more minute of enjoying life because of extra weight!! It's time to get in shape!
I'm kicking my own ass:-)

2010 Progress:
Week 0- 165.2 lbs (ugh!)
Week 1- 162.0 (-3.2)
Week 2- 160.0 (-2.0) Down 5 pounds!
Week 3- 157.8 (-2.2)
Week 4- 156.0 (-1.8)
Week 5- 155.4 (-0.6)
Week 6- 155.2 (-0.2) Down 10 pounds!
Week 7- 154.4 (-0.8)
Week 8- 156.6 (+2.2) UGH- eating out!
Week 9- 151.6 (-5.0)
Week 10- 150.2 (-1.4) Down 15 pounds!
Week 11- 149.0 (-1.2)
Week 12- 150.2 (+1.2)
Week 13- 149.6 (-0.6)
Week 14- 146.6 (-3.0)
Week 15- 146.0 (-0.6)
Week 16- 144.8 (-1.2) Down 20 pounds!!
Week 17- 144.6 (-0.2)
Week 18- 145.8 (+1.2)
Week 19- 146.2 (+0.4)
Week 20- ? oops- missed this one.
Week 21- 145.6 (-0.6)
Week 22- 145.0 (-0.6)
Week 23- 144.0 (-1.0)
Week 24- missed- (traveling)
Week 25- 142.4 (-1.6)
Week 26- 141.4 (-1.0)
Week 27- 141.6 (+0.2)

2011:
Lots happened in 2011. My dear aunt died in February and I had to take over for my mom as her POA and executor. I lost focus on my health but managed to avoid gaining too much weight back. My eating stayed pretty healthy but my portion sizes grew...and the treats a little too often. Couldn't stick with tracking very well...

February 2012:
I went back to wearing my larger jeans because my favourite pair was too tight. Finally decided I really have to take control of this before my weight gets right back up there again. I've put on 10 pounds since my lowest in 2010- it's been a slow climb, but I don't want to let it get back to 165 again (or higher!) I remember how bad that felt. I'm dedicated to tracking and my goals for 2012 are to hit my goal weight of 135 in 15 weeks (1 pound a week) and maintain my weight below 140 for the rest of the year. Looking forward to doing some fun outdoor fitness this spring and summer.

Bring it on!

2012 Progress:
Feb 6 - 151.0 (started to track again)
Feb 13- 150.4 (-0.6)
Feb 20- 149.0 (-1.4)
Feb 27- 148.6 (-0.4)
Mar 5 - 147.0 (-1.6)
Mar 12- 146.8 (-0.2)
Mar 19- 145.8 (-1.0) Down 5 pounds!
Mar 26- 146.0 (+0.2)
Apr 2- 146.2 (+0.2)
Apr 9- 144.6 (-1.6)
Apr 16-145.8 (+1.2)
Apr 23- 144.6 (-1.2) Like a yo-yo:-(
Apr 30- 143.8 (-0.8)
May 7- 144.2 (+0.4)
May 14-146.6 (+2.2)
May 28-146.0 (-0.6) 2 weeks

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Member Since: 8/18/2009

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My Goals:
New Goals for 2014:
Meet goal weight 135
Maintain between 135-140

Walk outside or go to the gym 6 days a week for at least 20 minutes.
-Do at least 30 minutes a day 5 days a week



My Program:
5:2 Diet 1600/500 cals
Track daily steps with FitBit -10,000 a day
Track weekly weight
Track monthly BP

At least 30 minutes of exercise 7 days a week
- 20 minutes intense exercise a day at least 3 days a week

Drink at least 4 cups of water daily

Eat at least 5 servings of fruit and veggies daily

Update goals every week

Personal Information:
I work full time as a telenurse (a telephone advice nurse) I work from home which is great in general, but bad for my health since I sit all day at my job!
Chairs kill!

Other Information:
Favourite Books: Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon- I've read them all several times!

Favourite Movies:
Ghost
Harry Potter series
Grease
Back To the Future
Sound of Music

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Member Comments:
MCCLOD
4/21/2011 11:08:30 AM

Hey There... finally stepped on the scale this morning... pure ugly. I'm back to my November weight... And I'm turning 50 in 10 days... time for a challenge to recommit. So not quiting, Did change my goal date for our 1-year spark anniversary-- August 11 for me. Time to exercise, eat right and order sparkling H2O on Date nights with the DH. It can be done...right? sigh.



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MCCLOD
2/11/2011 12:51:59 PM

Hey there! Been off-line for several weeks -- working a contract where I car travel lots, so haven't been spark'n... sigh. 2 more weeks then this contract is done. Haven't stepped on a scale in weeks-- could be ugly. Will at least exercise today. Hope all is well with you! We CAN DO THIS! Even if we're slowing down the loss a bit. Its ok, 'cause at least we're still here and we haven't QUIT!



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MCCLOD
1/13/2011 12:09:34 PM

I tried to reply to your comment on my page, and I ended up deleting it! Ahhh! More coffee! sigh.

I'm 5'3" with a small frame -- I was 108lbs when I was running a lot back in College (5-10 miles 4x/week), and wore mostly size 8s (some 6s), so I set my goal based on that. I didn't lift weights though at the time. I'm way stronger now! I might have to set my goal up higher before its over-- I'm already in 8 shirts, even while still in the 140s, so I must be more "compact" right now. Right now the fat just kinda "hangs" off my muscles -- Hate it. I almost miss how I use to just be a solid "blob".... well, no, but you know what I mean. I WISH I could stop at 135, but maybe 128... We can hope.



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MCCLOD
12/6/2010 11:29:23 PM

Thanks for the comment on my blog. We do move now. amazing.



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GOINGFOR20
11/8/2010 3:00:41 PM

Thanks for the tip on the book about strength training Claire. I know it's important and I have a lot to learn!



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