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Maintaining a 100-pound loss

Hi! I'm a 27-year-old chick, 5'4" tall, with three amazing cats. My great loves include writing, web design, cat petting, coffee, Tegan & Sara, feminism, singing, reality TV, and Panda Express.

I joined Spark in September of 2010 and by December of 2011, I had lost 100 pounds. I'm now mostly maintaining!

UPDATE, November 2013: my weight has crept up to 129, so my new goal is to lose 10 lbs or so by mid-March.

I don't eat clean and I don't run marathons. ...
Hi! I'm a 27-year-old chick, 5'4" tall, with three amazing cats. My great loves include writing, web design, cat petting, coffee, Tegan & Sara, feminism, singing, reality TV, and Panda Express.

I joined Spark in September of 2010 and by December of 2011, I had lost 100 pounds. I'm now mostly maintaining!

UPDATE, November 2013: my weight has crept up to 129, so my new goal is to lose 10 lbs or so by mid-March.

I don't eat clean and I don't run marathons. I do not believe in "falling off the wagon," "cheating," good/bad foods, deprivation, guilt, or doing things you don't want to do.

I lost the weight by spending 4-8 hours per week on my elliptical in my kitchen, plodding along at my own pace and watching reality TV. I also kept my calories between 1200 and 1600. Now that I'm maintaining, I'm working out less and eating more.

THE LONG VERSION:

I was very skinny for most of my life, but I gained some weight in college, and was just barely "overweight" when I graduated. I gained 70 pounds in the year after I graduated, and my highest known weight was 220. It freaked me out and I tentatively set out to do something about it by acquiring an elliptical in June 2010.

For 3 months, I used the elliptical almost every day. But by the end of summer, I had lost only 5 lbs. At that rate, it would take me approximately 5 years to get to my goal weight.

I was about to give up. The universe was proving me right. All the stuff I'd heard about weight loss was true; it really WAS impossible.

But... I hadn't changed my eating habits. So as a last-ditch effort, I looked up calorie counting services, and that's when I found SparkPeople. I counted my calories and continued with the elliptical. I was 214 lbs when I started Spark on September 26th, 2010. Less than a week later, I was 211.

Once I saw that something was actually WORKING, I was in it for the long haul. Nearly every single week since I started Spark, I lost weight. Yes, including holidays, getaways, and even a trip to Maui! I achieved a 100 pound loss in December of 2011 and have been maintaining since then.

I believe that the "secret" to weight loss is doing it your own way. Eat what works for you and work out in a way that works for you. For me, this involves steady but not exhausting workout sessions on my elliptical, and eating whatever I want as long as I stay in my calorie range most of the time.

Blog about my workout space/technique:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4237059

Why I thought I couldn't do it... until I did:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4197216

91 pounds lost blog:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4479245
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Member Since: 9/26/2010

SparkPoints: 29,208

Fitness Minutes: 32,533

My Goals:
—Lose 100 pounds.
—Eat better.
—Work out 3x/week at least.
—Drink water!
—Learn to like black coffee.
—Drink less alcohol.
—Learn healthy recipes.

My Program:
—2 hrs on the elliptical 3-4x/week
—Stay in calorie range daily
—Drink 8+ cups of water daily
—Enjoy whole wheat versions of things
—Try new recipes
—Drink black coffee?!

Personal Information:
I'm a 25-year-old chick with three amazing cats. My great loves include writing, web design, cat petting, coffee, Tegan & Sara, feminism, singing, reality TV, and Panda Express.

Other Information:
REWARDS (still haven't done any of them, haha):

195 -- Movie at the theater
180 -- Trip to the zoo
165 -- Surprise day with boyfriend
150 -- Day trip
135 -- Horseback riding or a massage
120 -- Night trip (skating rink?!)
Weight off for 6 months -- New elliptical
Weight off for a year -- New couch/loveseat

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1DERLAND14
11/26/2013 11:34:26 PM

Wishing you and yours a great Thanksgiving! Glad you are "back" and looking forward to more posts from you!!!

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APACHESTEVE
11/20/2013 7:58:30 PM

Thank you for sharing your before and after pictures pretty lady. The many before and after looks are most inspiring to someone like me who is in the middle part of a long journey to health. You are living proof this can be done! Oh, and the "new" green dress looks great on you. Best wishes!



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SLENDERELLA61
11/20/2013 12:40:00 PM

Thanks for your great inspiring page!! Congrats to you on all you have accomplished. I wish I could have done it at your age. Better late than never, but better still earlier. Be proud of what you have done for yourself all of your life!! -Marsha



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JEWELS231981
11/20/2013 8:20:02 AM

Thanks for being the motivator of the day! emoticon Have a great day!



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MPETERSON2311
11/20/2013 7:51:19 AM

I saw your page on MOTIVATOR of the day! Wow! What an inspiring transformation! Way to go!



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