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Aloooooha from Azurita Kate!

January 2015: I decided to let my body tell me when it had reached Maintenance! I've been very happy with my weight since I hit 137, but my body is continuing to shape up, and weight is still releasing rather easily. I want to improve my waist:hip ratio -- how will I know if I can unless I try?

November 2014: Heading for the Maintenance team, I'm still shedding weight, which is okay because I would like the pesky fat girdling my waist to release itself. I'm continuing cardio ...
January 2015: I decided to let my body tell me when it had reached Maintenance! I've been very happy with my weight since I hit 137, but my body is continuing to shape up, and weight is still releasing rather easily. I want to improve my waist:hip ratio -- how will I know if I can unless I try?

November 2014: Heading for the Maintenance team, I'm still shedding weight, which is okay because I would like the pesky fat girdling my waist to release itself. I'm continuing cardio because I love it, but I am excited about my progress in ST, following the Precision Nutrition coaching program through June 2015.

September 2014: I participated in 3 fall challenges: the Biggest Loser Fall Frenzy (Fearless Fuchsia), Fall 5% Challenge (WRJ&G), and BLC26 (Azure Destinations). The first 2 have ended, and I shed over 10% in each of them. Before the BLC26 ends, I expect to reach my nominal "ideal" weight of 125. But I will never give up my cabana boy, Niv Zender, and you can see why I chose him on these YouTube clips: http://intothegloss.com/2014/07/ab-workout
-routine/. (Eventually I want to be able to do those routines!)

Perhaps my biggest achievement won't be measured until January, when I get to see blood labs based on 7 months of consistent exercise and healthy nutrition. I imagine I will resemble an Italian race car, with sexy curves and a body that purrs from healthy fuel.

Thanks to the Summer 5% Challenge, I am 10% lighter than when I returned in June. There are 2 wonderful aspects to that:
1) My July labs were awe-inspiring; they kept me off Lipitor and high blood pressure medication until February 2015 at least. At my last doctor's appointment on 8/25, my blood pressure was 120/65.
2) At the end of the Summer 5% Challenge, I was 7.5 pounds from a healthy weight, and my body was looking fairly trim -- my abs even started to show some definition!

June 2014: I've reached the age where extra weight is indeed dangerous. When work and stress diverted my attention, I gradually put on many of the pounds I had worked so hard to lose. But there is no getting around it, I can't afford to stay "overweight". My DH begged for us to get a treadmill with our tax refund. With the (valid) excuse of sensitive joints and a back back, we purchased a Landice L7 with orthopedic belt. I'm giddy! The treadmill reminds me of how I lost my weight so successfully before -- it's like an old friend. So after the installers left, I started up the machine and walked a 12-minute hill program with max incline of 3 degrees and max speed of 2.8. It's not much to those of you training for marathons, but I knew it was the smart way for me to acquaint myself with this new treadmill. I wasn't winded, but I could feel the incline in my legs. So week 1 will be gentle conditioning. At most I will do a session in the morning and one in the evening. I'm looking forward to 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening - and true progress on the scale!

Just think: getting that treadmill made me think how I would track my progress. Silly me, I already belonged to this wonderful site! So as imperfect as my beginning may be, I am beginning and tracking, for I know that my competitive nature will remind me of my old winning ways.

It's great to be back!
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Member Since: 7/1/2009

SparkPoints: 92,561

Fitness Minutes: 86,425

My Goals:
To reach a healthy weight of 140 or below by 10/15/14. MET 10/01.

To reach an "ideal" weight of 125 by 12/10/14. MET 12/10.

To attain healthy cholesterol levels by 1/01/15. MET 1/15.

To eat 25 grams or more of fiber a day.

My Program:
When not walking to the park with my dog, I walk on the treadmill at least 30 minutes a day, and do strength training program 3 days a week for 30-75 minutes.

I praised myself with every mini milestone from my original WW start weight of 190.8 on 3.03.09.

I weigh in daily on Wii Fit Plus. I love the mornings it says I am 20 years old!

WINTER 2016 5% CHALLENGE
Exercise Commitment:
at least 30 min/day, cardio intensity to vary per Polar Training Plan (& my ailing foot), with ST on 3 days

Diet Commitment:
Stay within SP 1250-1750 calories per Precision Nutrition guideline
Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Eat 5 fruits/veggies daily
Eat only when hungry
Eat slowly
Eat until 80% full

BLC 30 Azure Destinations
Your Superhero Name is The Invisible Zombie
Your Superpower is Seduction
Your Weakness is Spiders
Your Weapon is Your Caustic Stinger
Your Mode of Transportation is Water SkisĀ 

Personal Information:
I live in Joppa, Maryland. Mariner Point Park is a hop and a skip away for a pleasant walk.



Other Information:
"Life is full of adventures. We just don't get to pick all of them."

"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well."

2016 "If Only" goal: Run a 5K without exceeding Maximum Heart Rate

2016 "Take That" goal: Develop "Michelle Obama Arms and Shoulders"

Summer 2014 5% Challenge - WRJ&G team
164.9 to 147.5 lbs. (-10.55%)

Fall 2014 5%-WRJ&G
142.6 to 128.1 (-10.17%)

Fall 2014 Fall Frenzy-Fearless Fuchsias
144 to 127.2 (-11.67%)

Fall 2014 BLC26 - Azure Destinations
142.8 to 123.4 (-13.59%)


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AMY_1217
4/28/2016 5:53:36 PM

Thanks so much for the blog comment and support Kate. I'm trying not to push the recovery past what I can tolerate, the setbacks make me want to burst out in tears.
And as for that dang doughnut, I'm going to need to give in and have it so I can stop obsessing about it. By not having it this week, I've compensated with a bunch of crap food lol.
Usually I start my day with a protein shake, packed with kale, peas, carrots, berries, sometimes broccoli and spinach. I just don't like getting that many calories first thing in the morning (I'm not a breakfast person) so I need to start bringing it for lunch instead. And I'm a huge salad person, but not so much meat, so I usually substitute chickpeas in my salads.
I just need to regroup, find my focus again, and come to terms with the fact that I can't do what I used to be able to, so I need to stop focusing on my weight and fitness levels and instead, focus on what I CAN control, my healthy habits!
Thank you Kate, I really appreciate everything.



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EMILYMAKES
4/24/2016 9:37:38 AM

emoticon ! Hope your week is emoticon ! Congrats on your loss this week!



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GRANNA21
4/18/2016 1:29:29 PM

Hey! I just wanted to let you know I am back in the game!!!! I let myself go for awhile, but I have to do this!!!! SPARK LOVE!!!!



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EMILYMAKES
4/17/2016 9:31:24 AM

Popping in to to say emoticon hope you have an emoticon week!



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CHOCOHOLIC2276
4/13/2016 9:55:26 PM

Thank you for stopping by my page too!! I wish I could say I was on the treadmill but I'm on the couch watching rubbish television;P It's my recovery day..... emoticon



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