HEIDIJUNEBUG   12,030
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November 2013 - New Haircut (260 lbs)





September 2010 - My heaviest picture (265 lbs). My boys and I at the Butterfly Festival.





March 2007 - My graduation. I want to fit in this suit again! (and thensome)



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Getting Fit Before 30!

On My Journey to a New Me - One Baby Step at a Time. Literally.

I have been chubby as a kid, big as a teenager, fat as a young adult. See the pattern? Well, my time is now and I am reversing it. I am taking it one step at a time and eventually I will be healthy and be able to live my life to the fullest.

I had a great start into 2013. I tracked my food consistently and walked (almost) daily. I was training for a half-marathon with my awesome local Spark Team. I ...
On My Journey to a New Me - One Baby Step at a Time. Literally.

I have been chubby as a kid, big as a teenager, fat as a young adult. See the pattern? Well, my time is now and I am reversing it. I am taking it one step at a time and eventually I will be healthy and be able to live my life to the fullest.

I had a great start into 2013. I tracked my food consistently and walked (almost) daily. I was training for a half-marathon with my awesome local Spark Team. I finished the half-marathon and kept walking most days with occasional hikes on weekends, but then it became less and less and eventually I stopped exercising completely! I tried to keep tracking my food, but somehow I just could not motivate myself for a while. Eventually it clicked. I needed a new goal. I finished the half-marathon and then I had no more specific fitness goal. I tried giving myself a deadline by which I should lose so and so many pounds, which did not work out for me. I now understand that, while losing weight and getting healthy and fit are my ultimate goals, I need specific fitness related goals to work toward in order for me to stick to it. I recently signed up for the 5K Your Way program, started and quit. Then came July 1st and I realized that I wasted almost the entire first half of this year and promised myself to make the second half count. I restarted the 5K Your Way program and signed up for an official 5K run which will be in September. There it is, my specific fitness related goal. I will make sure to set a new one up in time to follow the 5K, so that there is no way I stop exercising again. Also, I just started to actually enjoy exercising. What!?! Yup, I am starting to enjoy exercising. This makes a big difference. I used to hate it and now I cannot wait to get home for my routine at the end of the day. I really want to move it to the morning, because I love working out in the morning and feeling energized from that all day. However, I am not a morning person (yet). I am working on that.

My journey with rewards for every 5 pounds lost and for significant milestones:
Start Weight 267 lbs (0 lbs lost) Class II Obesity (43.1 BMI) - Camelbak-Style Backpack for Hiking (Birthday Present from My DH and Reward for Recommitting to My Journey)
262 lbs (5 lbs lost) - New Hair Cut (Shorter)
257 lbs (10 lbs lost) - Swim Suit for Lap Swimming
252 lbs (15 lbs lost) - Sewing Machine for Altering/Adjusting of Clothes (and Creating My Own)
247 lbs (20 lbs lost) Class II Obesity BMI (39.9) - Additional Sports Bra (I only have one that fits and supports well)
242 lbs (25 lbs lost) - Vintage Dress from Thrift Shop
237 lbs (30 lbs lost) - Helmet for Bike Riding
232 lbs (33.25 lbs lost) (One Quarter of My Journey) - A Bicycle for Riding to Work
227 lbs (35 lbs lost) - Dancing Shoes for Zumba
222 lbs (40 lbs lost) - Yoga Mat
217 lbs (45 lbs lost) -
212 lbs (50 lbs lost) -
216 lbs (51 lbs lost) Class I Obesity BMI(34.9) - Birkenstock Sandals
212 lbs (55 lbs lost) -
207 lbs (60 lbs lost) -
202 lbs (65 lbs lost) -
200.5 lbs (66.5 lbs lost) Halfway Mark of My Journey - New Running Shoes
199.9 lbs (67.1 lbs lost) One-derland!!! -
197 lbs (70 lbs lost) -
192 lbs (75 lbs lost) -
187 lbs (80 lbs lost) -
185 lbs (82 lbs lost )Overweight BMI (29.9) -
182 lbs (85 lbs lost) -
177 lbs (90 lbs lost) -
172 lbs (95 lbs lost) -
167 lbs (100 lbs lost) (Three Quarters of My Journey) -
162 lbs (105 lbs lost) -
157 lbs (110 lbs lost) -
154 lbs (113 lbs lost) Normal/Healthy BMI (24.9) -
152 lbs (115 lbs lost) -
147 lbs (120 lbs lost) -
142 lbs (125 lbs lost) -
137 lbs (130 lbs lost) -
Goal Weight 134 lbs (133 lbs lost) Mid-Range of Normal/Healthy BMI (21.6) - Beach Vacation with Surf Lessons and/or Scuba Diving!




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Member Since: 4/5/2009

SparkPoints: 12,030

Fitness Minutes: 3,104

My Goals:
Accomplished Goals:

Walk a Half-Marathon. Done 01/12/2013.

Blog here on Spark People (has been a long time coming, LOL). Done 02/25/2013.


Short Term Goals:

Finally finish my Getting Started Guide after over 4 years of SP. I keep forgetting to track the fast break goals. LOL.

Drink at least 8 cups of water each day.

Work out every day.
Sleep 8 hours each night.

Move my exercise time from evening to morning.

Condition my body to run my first 5K on September 22, 2013 (Graffiti Run in San Antonio). I want to run it, not walk it. Not done. (I walked/ran it in intervals, as I could not train as I had planned due to illness). I will have to find a new 5K to train for.

Long Term Goals:

Lose 133 lbs by 06/12/2015.

Start weight on 06/01/2013: 267 lbs.

Maintain weight through my 30th birthday.

My Program:
I just started the 5K Your Way program and will participate in my first official 5K in September. I train for this three times a week and do circuit training three times a week as well, alternating. I used to walk at least 30 minutes every day and need to get back to doing that. I enjoy longer walks and hikes on the weekend. I track my food and keep tabs of my calorie differential. Mindful eating of real, whole foods. Minimal junk for for me. I discovered Zumba two years ago and I love, love, love it! I need to fit it back into my schedule, because I miss doing it.

Personal Information:
28-year old German expat in South Texas.

Married to an U.S. Army veteran and proud mom of my two awesome (step)sons (12 & 14).

In love with my three cats Isis, Luna & Simba, who rule our house.

I work full time as an office manager/executive assistant and am a freelance translator. I also teach German and offer tutoring. :-)

Other Information:
I enjoy reading, art projects, being outdoors. Still learning how to grow vegetables in this climate (second year).

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HEALTHYHABITGAL
11/27/2013 5:06:02 PM

we are hoping to hike Gov't Canyon State Park



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POOKASLUAGH
11/26/2013 10:18:31 AM

Heidi - take as much time as you need. I know you'll get your points to us eventually, and I totally understand that you're going through all this. I'm in no hurry, okay? Take the time you need to grieve.



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GHK1962
11/24/2013 7:59:50 PM

I hope you are feeling better today ... wishing you good thoughts.



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POOKASLUAGH
11/22/2013 9:38:34 AM

Week 2 is coming to a close! I hope the week has been great for you - Make sure to report in your points to the Team Chanel thread this weekend! :)



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TRUEGRITS
11/18/2013 10:26:48 AM

Hi there! I'm just now getting around to adding in my DESIGN team mates. I like our name Team Chanel. We are kick some calories in the next few weeks!
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