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Finally Kicked that Plateau!

UPDATES February 01, 2015: I am officially 3 pounds past my plateau weight! I'm so stoked! It took me almost 4 months to get to this point, but I did it! I had to seriously watch what I ate, and get my water intake back up to the levels it needed to be.

I hope to start seeing non-scale fat loss signs soon, like loose pants or shirts. Currently I can squeeze into size 16 jeans if I suck my gut in, and ideally I want to fit into a size 12 or smaller when I reach my goal weight. ...
UPDATES February 01, 2015: I am officially 3 pounds past my plateau weight! I'm so stoked! It took me almost 4 months to get to this point, but I did it! I had to seriously watch what I ate, and get my water intake back up to the levels it needed to be.

I hope to start seeing non-scale fat loss signs soon, like loose pants or shirts. Currently I can squeeze into size 16 jeans if I suck my gut in, and ideally I want to fit into a size 12 or smaller when I reach my goal weight. I've heard it said that to lose 1 pants size you have to drop 10 pounds -- so, in theory, once I drop 20 pounds I should be able to fit into a size 12 pants. We'll see what happens as time goes on. Wish me luck and perseverance!

Unfortunately in April 2014, I was diagnosed with "Stage 0" cervical cancer. I had to have surgery to have the cancerous cells removed around the end of May 2014, and I spent a long time recovering from that surgery. You don't realize, but healing takes a LOT out of you! For a month, just sweeping the kitchen floor was exhausting. I had to gradually work back up to the things I used to do every day, and THEN it took another great while to get back to working out.

In September, I joined a weekend sports group - Dagorhir - and even a light afternoon left me so exhausted I could hardly keep awake by the time we got home.

Now? I'm back up to my daily 30min cardio sessions - sometimes longer! - and I've even started some physical therapy to correct the damage done by an injury I got over a decade ago.

I can run up and down a flight of stairs many times without the need for a breather, I can handle the weekend sports group MUCH better, and I'm working on improving my flexibility, too!

So even though I've gained some of the weight back that I lost last year, it's only about 8lbs and I hope to get rid of that in a month or two!

So wish me luck, cheer me on -- I'm going to get to my goal weight, whatever it takes!

2015 PROGRESS REWARDS (Adjusted to match Ticker reset):
When.... || I will get/do/etc... || Status of Goal

10lbs lost || 1 of 2 sets of new string lights || In Progress
20lbs lost || 2 of 2 sets of new string lights || N/A
30lbs lost || Professional Haircut & Color || N/A
40lbs lost || 2 new sets of clothes || N/A
50lbs lost || Amazing new corset! || N/A


1) I'm less winded when I make a trip up the stairs


My ultimate goal is to get fit and prepared to start a family. I don't want to start out heavy, then gain 30+ pounds due to pregnancy. It'll be that much harder to get the weight off after, and I'm going to need the energy to keep up with the demands of an infant!



I'm an almost-30-year-old-woman who is married, self-employed, and living in Central California.

I enjoy reading science fiction and fantasy novels, video games, and other sedentary activities -- which is why I have the weight problem that I do! lol

I'm trying to kick the last 50-some pounds of weight that I need to lose, and in order to do that, I'm going to have to work REALLY hard. I keep hitting these frustrating plateaus and I want to try and bust through 'em!
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Member Since: 6/5/2007

SparkPoints: 13,023

Fitness Minutes: 9,419

My Goals:
♦♦February 1st: DONE

March 1st:
Ticker reads 10+ pounds lost

Mid-term Goal:
Fit into size 14 pants, the smallest I will be in 10+ years!

Ultimate goals:
Increase cardiovascular fitness
Be able to use the elliptical trainer for 30 mins in one session, without being totally exhausted!
Fit into size 12 pants (or smaller)!

My Program:
♦ 50% of cals from protein
♦ 30% of cals from healthy fats
♦ 20% of cals from carbs
♦ 8+ glasses of water per day
♦ Cardio & strength training 6 days a week

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Member Comments:
1/8/2015 10:27:56 PM

Hey! I just saw your April/Sept picture. Nice!
Thanks for congratulating me on my weight loss progress.
I needed that today - was feeling a little overwhelmed with setbacks and the road ahead.

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12/21/2014 11:56:20 PM

Happy Belated Birthday DONE Girl!!!! Hope you had a GREAT day and got to spend it with those that mean the most. emoticon

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12/19/2014 12:56:42 PM

Happy Belated Birthday, DONE GIRL

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