GOINGFOR20
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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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2016 Progress:
June 22- 160.8
July 23- 164.0 (started dietbet)
July 30- 159.4 (-4.6)

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



Member Since: 8/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 14,227

My Goals:
New Goals for 2016:
Meet goal weight 140
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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  • v MCCLOD
    I appreciate how you record your calories/fitness and allow us to see it. I've been thinking I needed to eat differently, but its scary, you know. Nice to see you eating and having GREAT success -- I want that too! One comment -- You might look at adding some strength training. I've been reading THE NEW RULES FOR LIFTING FOR WOMEN by Schuler -- learning lots. would love to know what you think--If you got time and are interested, check it out at the library. claire
    2158 days ago
  • v HEATHER1969
    hey there... wanna join me and DEVENIR in doing the 7 day Boot Camp? Come check it out at the BC Girls team site. We would love to have you come spark it up with us!

    2194 days ago
  • v MCCLOD
    Hey, just checking in! Wanted you to know I was thinking of you today. I'm hoping you're getting good results while implementing your new eating plan and that you feel terrific!
    2195 days ago
  • v IZZYAGGY2009
    Thanks for the kind word and the add! Yes I did get married in 2005 and it seems like I have been busy ever since! haha emoticon
    2196 days ago
  • v STEVO5O
    Any plan will work...the key is the commitment we have to the plan. What works for one may not work for another...I totally agree. When we commit...we succeed.

    stevo5o
    2207 days ago
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