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I currently weigh 142 lbs. I changed my goal weight to 125 lbs. That means I need to lose 17 more lbs. That's doable. I hope to do that within 6 months. I aim to update my sparkpage for each season. I would like to blog at least once a week. On my weigh in date which will be on Fridays. Welcome to my page, thanks for joining me on this journey.


I just finished updating my spark page for the 2014 Spring 5% Challenge. I recently weighed in at 159 lb's. Hopefully by the end of the challenge I will be around 151 or lower as well as feeling healthier overall. Thank you for visiting my page. :)


The new year is fast approaching and I am very excited. I just know that 2014 will be a good year. I have updated my goals for the 5% Winter Challenge. Check them out under my profile. Thanks for visiting my page.


I couldn't handle the slimfast, not even for a week. I tried the meal plan from spark and that didn't work either. So now I am eating as healthy as I know how and aiming to fall within the caloric range suggested by SP. I am exercising a lot more, taking advantage of the videos provided by SP and also using my treadmill. I am feeling optimistic.

Today is November 5th, 2013.

I would like to go from my current weight of 168 to a healthy weight of 132. I am going to try to do this slow and steady. Today I bought some slim fast, I am going to follow that diet for a week or so for a kickstart. Starting yesterday I have been walking daily. I intend to increase the difficulty of my exercise as time goes on. I look forward to being an active member of the SparkPeople community.


Member Since: 11/5/2013

Fitness Minutes: 6,051

My Goals:
Updated for 5% Spring Challenge:

Nutrition Plan
Plan healthy meals and snacks ahead of time.
Track nutrition and fitness at least 90 percent of the time.
Aim for 3-5 fruits/veggies a day
Drink 8 glasses of water per day
Limit soda to maybe once a week if at all
Stay within calorie range 6 days a week minimum

Exercise Plan:

Treadmill walk and/or jog a minimum of 2 times per week.
Tae Bo or other exercise DVD 3 times per week.
Strength train a minimum of 10 minutes a day, 3 days a week
Yoga once a week

My Program:
My program evolves over time based on new insights and increases in fitness. I listen to Inside Out Weight Loss podcasts regularly. I try to eat healthy and exercise often.

Personal Information:
Releasing weight from the inside out

Other Information:
My favorite author is Hermann Hesse. I love to read, garden, spend time in nature, and I truly enjoy Spark People.

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  • v DRPEPPIE121
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog last week! I hope you're doing well!!!
    450 days ago
  • v DRPEPPIE121
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!!! I really appreciate the encouragement you offer me!

    I am also very glad that I can inspire you in your menu-planning and meals! That's the one thing that I couldn't find when looking through blogs and stuff: people who had REASONABLE meals that were budget-friendly...time-friendly...and relatively healthy. I try my very best to do that. I do also eat very healthy lunch. My dinners are heavier in calories in comparison because I'm also feeding my hubby for dinner and men naturally need more calories.

    I'm so glad you loved the Chicken Cordon Bleu! Those are such time-savers! I'm doing two of those stuffed chicken meals this week from Barber Foods because I love them so much because they're pretty light (healthy) and they're so QUICK AND EASY!

    I'll keep making sure I post my recipes weekly for ya! :-)
    722 days ago
    Thank you for your encouragement on my blog about being sick and back sliding. I am turning this around immediately. This community and people like you made the difference for me.
    727 days ago
  • v DRPEPPIE121
    There's the link for ya. It's delicious!!!

    735 days ago
    Thank you for your comment on my blog about what I have learned from past diet attempts. Yes, I track all my nutrition and fitness. I use the range of 1200-1800 calories / day. I try to eat at the lower range usually around 1300 most of the time. The upper end of the range is because that is my maintenance number. The day is a success if I stay in range. It really cuts down on the negativity for me.
    I am trying to widen my variety of food choices. Sometime I go out to eat and instead of only looking at the "safe food choices" I choose and eat foods that I like. When I get home, I track the meal and use the information to figure out "reasonable" portions for those foods. Example: if I want a hamburger and fries I can eat 1/2 hamburger and 10 fries and stay in range. If I am going to only have a half hamburger and 10 fries, I know I'll need a side salad to feel like I've eaten enough. Because I eat previously forbidden foods I feel more normal.
    Now, I am kinder to myself instead of handing out harsh judgments on myself. I really didn't realize how hard I was on myself. The negativity started as soon as I saw the forbidden food. It continued as I decided to eat that food, track that food and then came the remorse for eating too much or eating calorie dense foods. No wonder dieting is so hard on the psyche. Now I see the food simply as a choice. I eat it and track it and use the information as a guide for future choices. If I go over, it's still a learning experience. I started doing this because I knew when I reached goal I would want to eat some of those forbidden foods but I didn't know how to eat them and not gain weight. It also stopped a lot of the negativity in my head.
    My fitness is limited because I have exercise induced asthma. I do track my exercise but I choose not to add calories to my range for the exercise I do. My fitness minutes aren't predictable enough to make daily or weekly adjustments to my calories. Thanks for asking me this question. You clarified things in my mind by my answering your question.
    737 days ago
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