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Paddleboarding in Kauai! December 2011

A comparison shot, posted in my blog originally.


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I'm 27 years old (5'7") and I'm ready for change! When I was in high school, I was the skinny lanky teen, but due to the freshman 15 (and sophomore 15, and junior 10) I gained extra weight. This was due to poor eating habits (fast food, desserts) and not participating in high school track and cross country anymore.

I first joined SP in April of 2009, and followed a strict program. I lost 9 pounds within 5 weeks and quit SP for the summer. I quickly gained it all back, plus an additional 18 pounds! I made a decision in November 2010 that I was going to lose this weight once and for all--and that I need to take a less drastic approach. I now lose about 1/2 pound a week...this is a lifestyle change & I am a firm believer in "Slow and Steady Wins the Race!" I eat dessert almost every day, I drink alcohol on occasion, I don't deprive myself of any food!

(1/7/12 edit) My initial goal was to lose 40 pounds in 13 months, in time for my family''s vacation to Kauai, Hawaii. :) I ended up losing 29 pounds, which I was happy about. However, that still means I have 11 pounds to go, and I'd like to wrap that up in 2012. 2011 was a great year for weight loss, and I think that will continue on into 2012 as well if I keep doing what I'm doing and working hard!

(4/20/12 edit) Moved my goal weight from 150 to 145!
(6/19/12 edit) Moved my goal weight from 145 to 140!

Starting Weight: 190.0 lbs at 11/20/10
Final Goal: 140 by 9/01/15

*RESULTS* ----Weigh-Ins---
190 (11/20/10)
188 (12/3/10)
187 (12/21/10)
186 (1/20/11)
185 (2/28/11)
184 (4/22/11)
182 (6/8/11)
173 (7/13/11) [lost weight quickly in the summer]
171 (7/28/11)
169 (8/30/11)
162 (9/28/11) [had mono & strep throat]
166 (10/16/11) [recovered from mono & strep throat]
165 (10/20/11)
164.7 (11/6/11)
164.0 (11/18/11)
163.5 (11/27/11)
162.2 (12/14/11)
161.0 (12/17/11)
161.8 (1/7/12) [slight gain from vacation to Hawaii]
160.6 (1/21/12)
159.6 (2/4/12)
158.6 (2/29/12)
157.4 (3/10/12)
156.8 (4/1/12)
155.6 (4/20/12)
154.8 (4/25/12)
152.4 (5/2/12)
151.0 (5/21/12)
147.2 (6/19/12)
145.0 (7/28/12)
153.6 (8/22/12) ["celebrated" hitting 145]
152.0 (9/23/12)
152.8 (11/24/12)
151.8 (12/4/12)
150.6 (12/19/12)
153.2 (1/19/13)
151.6 (1/21/13)
150.6 (1/28/13)
156.0 (4/23/13)
154.8 (4/30/13)
154.0 (5/7/13)
161.2 (1/11/14)
159.5 (1/13/14)
157.8 (1/15/14)
157.1 (1/20/14)
156.2 (1/31/14)
155.3 (2/4/14)
154.5 (2/7/14)
152.5 (2/14/14)
151.6 (2/18/14)
158.0 (9/8/14)
155.8 (10/12/14)
147.0 (2/5/15)
145.9 (2/11/15)
144.8 (2/13/15)
144.2 (2/25/15)
150.8 (7/7/15)

Starting BMI = 29.8
Current BMI = 23.6
Goal BMI = 21.9

Member Since: 4/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 41,434

My Goals:
-Fit back into size 6 jeans.

-Feel confident running just in a sports bra & shorts.

-Lower total cholesterol below 200 (was 272, then 248, 233, 201, 190....now 248 again :( )

-Be a good example & inspiration for my friends & family.

-Run a 5k every year.

My Program:
--I try to eat 3 balanced meals per day, with 1-2 low-calorie snacks when needed. My current range is 1200-1550 calories/day.

--I try to do cardio (jogging, elliptical, biking) for 45+ minutes, 3-4x/week

--Strength-training (upper body/core/back focus) for 10 minutes 6x/week. Sometimes a Sparkvideo, or a series of planks/ab work.

--I try to track what I eat on SP, at least 3 days a week...I find I have the most success when I am tracking food consistently.

Personal Information:
My Rewards:
(190=starting weight)

180= Pedicure (7/18/11)
170= Magazine Subscription (8/30/11)
160= new sports bra/tank (2/4/12)
150= Victoria's Secret black yoga pants (6/3/12)
145= New haircut (7/28/12)
150 = ??
145 = My goal weight is reward enough!!

I'm not sure what my ultimate goal weight is, it all depends on how I feel and what my body composition and fat % is. I'd like to have a lean and athletic body, so I'm thinking that'll be somewhere between 135-145 lbs. I'll figure out when I get there!

Other Information:
"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." - Beverly Sills

"One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time." - Barbara Walters

There are no "bad" foods, only bad dietary patterns!

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  • v IRP1114
    Hi emoticon

    emoticon YES! Of course emoticon

    Totally agree!!! OMG that was so messed up the way Jeremy went out emoticon
    Yep the rest will have to fight for it. So true some of them are SO not playing the game....
    Ps I am also currently re watching season 19 Samoa the one with Russel and Natalie emoticon

    Hope you are doing well! I had a great Thanksgiving. (minus the drama lol) AND I ran my second Half Marathon on Sunday morning!!

    Let's keep some momentum going and maybe make a little more progress before xmas!!! emoticon emoticon

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    1206 days ago
  • v JEN_IN_CA
    Hey girl, I just came across your profile and it looks like we've got a lot in common. :) Congrats on your progress so far!
    1228 days ago
  • v IRP1114
    Lol good thing I didn't check in last night! Sounds like you get to watch it first!!

    Yes me too! So glad he did stick with the guys as that he kept his cool about beining called one of the girls. That would be hard if it is something he already can't stand. I didn't get to see the preview! Can't wait until next week : D!!!

    So true it would have to be a regular one for sure! Hope you get an audition when you finally get that video to them ; )

    Let's keep our focus for the fall to meet our goals by the holidays!!! I am with you. Really want to be there and maintaining at goal before the hard part of the holidays come.

    I started up a calorie deficit goal to make it happen! You should check out my blogs so you can join me and start tracking too : )

    I'll look forward to you spoiling it for me again next week!

    1274 days ago
    Thank you so much! How is it going for you?
    1493 days ago
    Thanks so much, that means the world to me! I agree about the surgery thing, many who have it done, could probably easily lose it through healthy diet and moving more. I never considered having surgery. For one, I was only ever over 250 and to 320 lbs for less than a year, before that I'd never gone passed 250. Since I had gained it so quickly, I figured I could lose it pretty quickly too, and I was right.

    I'm currently striving towards completing my final goal of being at a perfectly healthy weight. And hope to be there (or close) by next year :)

    Thanks again for the comment! I do wish more people wouldn't turn to surgery if they're in the 300 lb range. People who are double that I understand needing to get weight off and FAST for health reasons needing immediate attention. But eating healthier and working out, does wonders!
    1740 days ago
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