MANDIMOM1   1,858
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That's my goal, 3 pounds a week. Seems like a long way to 50 total. But I know I can get there! Estimate 16.6 weeks, 4 weeks and 11 pounds down (ticker started after some pounds already lost)
That's my goal, 3 pounds a week. Seems like a long way to 50 total. But I know I can get there! Estimate 16.6 weeks, 4 weeks and 11 pounds down (ticker started after some pounds already lost)



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Member Since: 5/7/2009

SparkPoints: 1,858

Fitness Minutes: 1,676

My Goals:
Lose 50 pounds, fit into my old clothes, be able to run again

My Program:
Eat a balanced diet, limiting processed carbohydrates and increasing fruit/vegetable/water intake

Personal Information:
I want to live the fullest life free from disease and chronic problems that prohibit me from doing the things I love.

Other Information:
I will not skip another chance to socialize and attend events due to embarrasment about my weight.



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Member Comments:
5/20/2012 11:12:35 PM

Thanks for the comment on my blog today! I love the way I feel when I keep my carbs on the low side. But, I found out from different studies that keeping it as low as I was interfered with my thyroid converting the T3 (Levothyroxin) I take into the T4 I need. Apparently the body needs 120g of carbs a day in order for the thyroid to function properly. I am thinking about trying to fluctuate the carb count with one day being higher and one day being lower. Right now I vary it between around 60g up to around 120-140g. I know the higher the carb count goes, the more I tend to be hungry even if I just ate. I try to have a low carb, higher fat, higher protein shake in the morning before I workout then eat something with carbs right after. Then the carbs won't interfere with my workout since I read its better to either keep your carbs low or not eat until after your workout in order to burn more fat. While I am not losing any weight right now, I do believe I am losing fat since I can see I am firming up.
I did very well for about 6 months on a very low carb plan and then it just stopped. I lost about 50lbs up to that point. I was able to keep that weight off even though it didn't go down any further for over a year. Then, last September, I started gaining even though I was still eating the same. From September until around February this year my weight kept going up and I ended up gaining 35lbs before it stopped going up. I've lost 6 of those pounds since then with my weight still fluctuating back and forth those 6 lbs.
It would be very discouraging if all I looked at was the weight. It would have been enough when I was younger for me to get to the point of just quitting but I don't give up on myself any more. I like the way I feel when I workout and especially the difference in the way I feel since I started kettlebell. If nothing else, I am doing it for me and my health even if I never lose another pound. If I can firm up and slim down without ever losing a pound, I am still winning.

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5/16/2012 8:20:18 AM

Hi! CX is short for CXWORX. It is a 30 minute class focusing on the core. We use tubes and hand weights or a plate. It is a great class and I am glad it is only 30 minutes.

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5/8/2012 9:40:22 AM

Thanks for the comment on my blog! Have a fantastic week!

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5/8/2012 1:58:13 AM

Hi M. Thanks for commenting on my page. I agree the doctor is wrong about the gallbladder. Not only do I believe I didn't lose the weight too quickly, I seldom eat fatty foods. I didn't eat much of that even before I joined SP. When I was told to change my diet, I asked "To what?" I eat healthier now than ever. He just gave me that puzzled look doctors give when they don't know what else to say. Heehee................. Thanks again.

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5/4/2012 9:35:55 AM

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Thanks for the blog comment. and the quote "the funniest thing, a man who doesn't know where he is going rarely gets there." I really do like that gives me a little to push forward against...if that makes sense! Thanks again! and goodluck in your weight loss journey as well!


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