Goal Weight--140 pounds Aug 19th 2009---120 pounds lost!!!!!!!!!!!!
March 2008 260 pounds --Eat Smart and Walk Strong
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I started my healthy lifestyle March 13,2008 when I could no longer fit in any of my 3 x clothes with a weight of 260 pounds.
I reached my first goal of 225 in May (a 35 pound weight loss) on to 200 pounds goal number 2. I am thankful each day for family, friends, co-workers and the daily plate for being a source of encouragement. Around weight 225 is when people started to ask "are you losing weight".
I reached my second goal of 200 pounds well ahead of schedule. This represents a 60 pound weight loss. Now everyone is asking what are you doing? Well, simple "Eat Smart and Walk Strong". I make healthy choices when I eat and try to maintain an active exercise routine. On now to goal number 3--175 pounds by Oct. 31st.
I reached 175 by October 15,2008 goal number 3. This is a 85 pound weight loss. Wow! Now for 159 (normal BMI weight) will try for Dec. 31,2008 for goal number 4 (101 pound weight loss). I reached 101 pound loss and weight of 159 on 01-07-2009
Christmas Challenge goal was to reach 100 pound weight loss with a weight of 160 pounds by 12-25-2008. (I made the 100 pound weight loss on 12-24-2008 a day ahead of schedule.)
I would like to reach a weight of 140 by August 31, 2009 which will be my birthday present of 120 pound weight loss.
We will see. It is nice to be in a medium size clothes again. Wow to not have to shop in the plus section now. It is not just about the size. I feel so much better. My life is more enjoyable. And most important I am setting the correct example for my child.
Waist: 27.5 inches (40 inches at first measurement)
Hips - 38.5 inches (55 inches at first measurement)
Chest- 29.5 inches (46 inches at first measurement)
My Favorite exercise programs include:
Leslie Sansone In Home Walking Programs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Leslie Sansone has always been concerned with fitness. Seeing people struggle and fail on fad diets and exercise regimens. Leslie was determined to make exercise accessible to all. Part of her formula included taking the intimidation away from exercise. That’s where the idea of IN-HOME WALKING came in. If she could remove all of the factors that usually turn people off from maintaining a regular exercise program – expensive gym memberships, other gym-goers, strenuous exercise that leads to burnout, fancy work-out clothes, expensive exercise equipment – she knew that she could develop a program that people could stick with.
Leslie Sansone’s IN-HOME WALKING program is the only total-body power-walking program that helps you burn fat, shape and tone muscle, build bone strength, and reduce stress right in your own home. Take a walk in the right direction, and change the way your body looks and feels for life. The small area in front of your television, or computer, and a pair of comfortable walking shoes is all you will need to start walking 1, 2, 3, or more miles. There is no fancy equipment or complicated steps, just pop in a workout video and follow Leslie as she leads you on a total-body conditioning walk. The simplicity of at-home walking makes its effectiveness deceptive. It is safe for all ages and fitness levels, doesn’t place stress on your joints and ligaments, and is most convenient to your schedule and lifestyle.
You start out walking in place, and then Leslie guides you through easy-to-follow upper body movements so that even more muscle is engaged during the walk. The beat of the music keeps you at a moderate to brisk fat burning pace. The beats per minute range from 2.5 miles per hour to 6.0 miles per hour. So you can walk a fast 10-minute mile or an intermediate pace of 15 minutes a mile.
There are so many options with our walking you never get bored! If you are getting started, you can try any of our beginner videos, or one of our value packages Walk Away the Pounds Basic. With over 2.5 million sold to date, this set is our #1 package and has everything you need to get up and walking. If you are a more experienced exerciser, look at Walk Away the Pounds for Abs, or Walk Away the Pounds Express. Or, you can also try our newest video package for firming – Shortcuts. Many of our videos super charge the calorie burning using Walk Boosters. Walk Boosters are Leslie's line of products that 'boost' the walk by adding strength training while you walk.
My goals ----
Cut out Fast Food and/or Junk Food
Increase Daily Activity by 5 minutes - per day
Eat Your Fruits & Veggies
Increase Strength Training, Target: 2-3x's per week
Reduce Table Sugar & Processed Sugar Intake
Increase Daily Steps/Miles
Reduce Sodium Intake
Reduce TV use by ONE hour
Increase Exercise by 10 Mins./day
Increase Strength training, Target: 3-4 x's per week
SPECIFIC: Give the who, what when, where, and
how of your goal.
MEASUR ABLE: How are you going to measure
ATTAINABLE: Is this something that you can
achieve in the time given?
REALISTIC: Are you willing and able to work
toward this goal?
TIMELY: By when will this goal be achieved?
ENERGY BALANCE 101
Controlling weight is about balancing energy. If calories in and calories out are in balance, you will maintain your weight.
If you burn more calories than you eat, you will lose weight. Eat too much and move too little, and you will gain.
Physical activity fires up your metabolism so you automatically burn calories even while sitting at your desk, watching TV, or sleeping ? not a bad deal, right?
Weight management through energy balance may also lower blood pressure and cholesterol, help control blood sugar, and increase energy levels.
HALT emotional eating-----
Do you ever find yourself turning to food when your emotions are running high? How about when you are tired or hungry?
Avoid hunger by eating regularly and recognize the difference between lack of sleep ?energy? and lack of food ?energy?. Emotions such as anger and loneliness will challenge your abilities to make healthy choices, but they don?t change your abilities.
| current weight: 140.0