MPLSKEN   134,646
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 













I have 0 pics in my gallery





Awards





See All SparkPeople Motivators


 
MplsKen

Looking to get back into shape this year!

Edit: 6 months later, I'm not really "looking" to get back into shape anymore... I am GETTING back into shape!

Edit: almost another 6 months later, I'm pretty much where I want to be weight-wise. I lost a total of 80 pounds in just under 9 months. After that, I had a BodPod test done and discovered that I had reached a healthy body fat level. So, I slowed down and took the following three months to maintain and lose the last ...
Looking to get back into shape this year!

Edit: 6 months later, I'm not really "looking" to get back into shape anymore... I am GETTING back into shape!

Edit: almost another 6 months later, I'm pretty much where I want to be weight-wise. I lost a total of 80 pounds in just under 9 months. After that, I had a BodPod test done and discovered that I had reached a healthy body fat level. So, I slowed down and took the following three months to maintain and lose the last five pounds of my goal. During that time, I realized that maintenance can be just as hard as losing weight, if not harder! I have a feeling that continued maintenance is going to be a beast, but I'm confident that I can do it.

My November 2012 goals are to:

1) maintain my weight loss (this has been more difficult than I expected now that I find myself at a lot more events and get-togethers; however, so far, I have been successful - I made it through the whole summer!). I joined a gym and plan on getting there every day to solidify the gym habit by the time it starts snowing!

2) focus more on work and work towards getting caught up so that it doesn't stress me out so much. I don't want my work-related stress to undo any of my health-related successes. I played a lot during the summer, so now it's time to get down to business! I made progress towards this goal in September, but probably set my expectations too high for what could be accomplished in one month. I didn't do well on this in October. I still need to find a good balance that works for me.

3) make a doctor's appointment for a regular checkup/physical and to see where to go from here (yes, this was my goal all summer long, this month I gotta make it happen!!!). I did see a doctor in September, but it was for an eye issue rather than a regular checkup. But, I got some assurance that I'm in good shape!

4) get a new driver's license. This was a reward I was going to give myself about 6 months ago, and I keep putting it off. In July, I actually made in into the DMV, but there was over an hour wait, so I left. My license isn't expiring, but I no longer look like the person photographed 90+ pounds ago.

5) get another BodPod assessment done.
Read More About MPLSKEN (Updated November 5)


Current Status:
MPLSKEN enjoyed two nice bike rides in the warm weather this weekend!
set 2 days ago


SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 167.0 
 
245
223.75
202.5
181.25
160


 
Interact with MPLSKEN

Send Member a Private Message






Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 5/9/2011

SparkPoints: 134,646

Fitness Minutes: 60,421

My Goals:
✓ Lose 30 lbs in 1st 10 weeks!
✓ Lose 20 lbs in 2nd 10 weeks!
✓ Lose 15 lbs in 3rd 10 weeks! (met goal early)
✓ Lose 7 lbs in following 5 weeks! (met goal early)
✓ Lose 13 lbs in following 10 weeks! (took extra time with this goal during last 5 lbs since I had a BodPod test indicating I was already at a healthy body fat level; met goal a week before my SparkVersary)

My maintenance goals are located above in my 'About Me' text.

My Program:
Tracking, tracking, tracking.

I track everything I eat and my exercise. I drastically reduced my caloric intake and focus on less processed foods. Slim Fast shakes and bars also help in a pinch (if I don't have time for a whole meal or I need a chocolate fix).

I exercised as little as I could when started out on SparkPeople, but after losing 50 lbs, I slowly started to ramp up my exercise. I enjoy walking outside and hiking, but the treadmill and elliptical machine worked well for the winter months. Now that it is nice out again, I really love biking on the trails in Minneapolis.

Personal Information:
38 yr old, living in Minneapolis, MN with partner of 16 years.

Other Information:
I love technology, games and travel (but haven't done much of the latter lately).

Profile Image





 
 



Bicycle
From:
SparkMinneapoli...

Rainbow
From:
M0MTH3W1TCH

Ice Cream Cone
From:
MAXFOCUS

Fitness Magazine
From:
MEBAZI

Personal Trainer
From:
SparkMinneapoli...

Thank You Message
From:
HOLLYM48




Member Comments:
M0MTH3W1TCH
9/21/2014 9:29:47 PM

Well, I think there are two of us working toward the same work goal. As I was going through the to-do list the last couple of weeks in preparation for a meeting, I realized that I hadn't done some stuff in over five years! So much has happened in between including two moves, and training three replacements in three years. We are finally getting to the end of the sort/scan/shred project and will now be able to focus on the file management and catching up on everything else. Feels good. Now maybe I won't be so stressed and can start focusing on myself again.
so, yes, emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
TIME4AMY
9/18/2014 9:38:28 PM

Thank you for congratulating me. Kind of you to take the time to do so.

Much love,
Amy



Report Inappropriate Comment
BOOKLADY36S
9/9/2014 12:28:10 PM

Thank you! I find simple whole foods are the best.



Report Inappropriate Comment
M0MTH3W1TCH
8/25/2014 2:55:02 PM

Survived the double header but it was brutal. Averaged between 87 and 92 from 1:00 to 8:30 pm. There was very little breeze. Was nasty and humid. Was sticky and sweaty and smelly. Couldn't wait for the shower!!!
It's a small ball park so we roamed around a lot. Even the players and coaches were asking why we came to two (because we have one car between us and my daughter had to be at work at 1:00 so we sat around until game time). Players love my granddaughter - she's now 8 and went to camp this summer where she was one of three girls. She got autographs and pictures after the game. Next weekend's six out of seven game homestand and season is over for the year. I'll miss watching her but not the late nights!!!!



Report Inappropriate Comment
BOOKLADY36S
8/21/2014 9:50:06 PM

Thank you for the goodie. Congrats on your weight loss!



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (256 total):  123Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites
View My Food and Exercise Log
Report Inappropriate Page