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Strong is the new Skinny!! That's music to my ears!

October 2008

48th Bday...I'm now 54


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Setbacks are setbacks...not failure!

Member Since: 6/21/2006

Fitness Minutes: 48,445

My Goals:
Get fit; Stay fit!

My Program:
Eat 5 meals/day
1300 calories/day
Cardio 30 min 6x/wk 1st thing in the morning on empty stomach
Strength Training 3x/wk
Tracking Food/Fitness on SparkPeople Daily
Drink only water & green tea
Get 8 hours of sleep each night- going to bed & waking at the same time
Protein 40% Carbs 40%
Fats 20%
1 meal off each week
if I have eaten 'CLEAN" all week.

Personal Information:
Homeschooling Mom
Became Personal Trainer at 55 years old after nearly 100 lb weight loss.

Battling for my life as I have gained 43 lbs.

I will always have to log my food daily - it's just a fact of my journey. Coming to peace with that and back here on SP to overcome! Again.

Other Information:
6/2006 - 218 lbs. Found Sparkpeople.com through Google search for a "free fitness tracker"

6/2006 - @ 200 lbs. Rejoined our local YMCA and began working out daily

1/25/07 - Lost my Gallbladder 1/27/07

3/26/07 - Emergency Appendectomy

6/09 - Auto Accident

10/09 - Metal Plate & 8 screws put into my neck from car accident injury

6/11 - 238 lbs. - still affected by car accident injury - Dr. Emery, personal trainer, offers to help me at no cost. I was able to lose nearly 100 lbs getting down to 145 and becoming a personal trainer at 54 years old!

Gained 43 lbs because I stopped doing what I need to do to stay fit - after vein surgery went haywire - so I'm back to what works...tracking my food and doing all the things listed under "My Program" No shortcuts, no drugs, no surgery, just clean eating & consistent physical activity.

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    Hi Jillsworld! Thanks for the blog comment, and adding me as a Spark-friend. I added you also, hopefully we can make this holiday season one seasoned with success!
    1065 days ago
    Hey, congratulations on size 8! A new you photo in your photo gallery?
    1743 days ago
    Thanks for adding me as a friend! I am looking forward to getting to know you.
    1756 days ago
    Thank you all for your comments and support!! That's why SP works!! To IAMAPIANO - I only take 1 meal off a week...not a whole day. This is to boost metabolism and send leptin to the brain...it's kind of a fake out for your body and it truly works. It took me some getting used to, but now I am so grateful as it keeps me from feeling deprived just knowing that 1 meal a week I can have whatever I want without worrying!! Consistency is the key. Making the right choices when it would be easy to give in. I am living intentionally and essentially...and it's rocking my world!! Glad to help anyone...anytime, too!
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    1839 days ago
    Hi! I read your post in the 300 Calorie thread. I just wanted to tell you how much I loved your idea of many small meals and one day off. I have been trying to get used to the ~1300 calorie a day Spark has me on. I always feel the need to snack in during the day, since I started exercising more. I like the idea of eating little meals all day. Since you're weight goals are so similar to mine, I just wanted to thank you for the inspiration, as you are doing amazing!
    ~Thank you!
    1839 days ago
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