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The Jig is Up

My name is Periwinkle, and I am a 39 year old graduate student from the Midwest who is on a journey to fitness. I realize that as the mother of 4 kids, I can't afford to be complacent about my health. This is a record of my progress, now that the jig is up.

Started: 3/29/12: 196.5 (5 ft. 3")
Week 1 Weigh in (4/4): 191.5 (5 pounds lost)
Week 2 Weigh in (4/11): 186 (5.5 pounds lost; 10.5 pounds total)
Week 3 Weigh in (4/18): 183 (3 pounds lost; 13.5 pounds total) ...
My name is Periwinkle, and I am a 39 year old graduate student from the Midwest who is on a journey to fitness. I realize that as the mother of 4 kids, I can't afford to be complacent about my health. This is a record of my progress, now that the jig is up.

Started: 3/29/12: 196.5 (5 ft. 3")
Week 1 Weigh in (4/4): 191.5 (5 pounds lost)
Week 2 Weigh in (4/11): 186 (5.5 pounds lost; 10.5 pounds total)
Week 3 Weigh in (4/18): 183 (3 pounds lost; 13.5 pounds total)
Week 4 Weigh in (4/25): 179 (4 pounds lost; 17.5 pounds total)
Week 5 Weigh in (5/2): 176.5 (2.5 pounds lost; 20 pounds total)
Week 6 Weigh in (5/9): 174.5 (2 pounds lost; 22 pounds total)
Week 7 Weigh in (5/16): 170.5 (4 pounds lost; 26 pounds total)
Week 8 Weigh in (5/23): 167.5 (3 pounds lost; 29 pounds total)
Week 9 Weigh in (5/30): 164.5 (3 pounds lost; 32 pounds total)
Week 10 Weigh in (6/6): 162.0 (2.5 pounds lost; 34.5 pounds total)
Week 11 Weigh in (6/13): 160.0 (2 pounds lost; 36.5 pounds total)
Week 12 Weigh in (6/21): 158.5 (1.5 pounds lost; 38 pounds total)
Week 13 Weigh in (6/27): 155.0 (3.5 pounds lost; 41.5 pounds total)
Week 14 Weigh In (7/4): 152.0 (3 pounds lost; 44.5 pounds total)
Week 15 Weigh In (7/11): 150.0 (2 pounds lost; 46.5 pounds total)
Week 16 Weigh In (7/18): 146.5 (3.5 pounds lost; 50 pounds total)
Week 17 Weigh In (7/25): 144.5 (2 pounds lost; 52 pounds total)
Week 18 Weigh In (8/1): 144.0 (.5 pounds lost; 52.5 pounds total)
Week 19 Weigh In (8/8): 140.5 (3.5 pounds lost; 56 pounds total)
Week 20 Weigh In (8/15): 138.5 (2 pounds lost; 58 pounds total)
~Vacation~
Week 21.5 Weigh In (8/25): 135.5 (3 pounds lost; 61 pounds total)
~Vacation~
Week 23 Weigh In (9/5): 133.5 (2 pounds lost; 63 pounds total)
Week 24 Weigh In (9/12): 131.5 (2 pounds lost; 65 pounds total)
~Maintenance Range (128-132) Reached~
Maintenance Week 1 Weigh In (9/19): 131.0
Maintenance Week 2 Weigh In (9/26): 130.5
Maintenance Week 3 Weigh In (10/3): 132.5
Maintenance Week 4 Weigh In (10/10): 132.0
Maintenance Week 5 Weigh In (10/17): 133.0
Maintenance Week 6 Weigh In (10/24): 130.5
Maintenance Week 7 Weigh In (10/31): 133.5
Maintenance Week 8 Weigh In (11/7): 135.5
Maintenance Week 9 Weigh In (11/14): 132.5
~Vacation~
Maintenance Week 11 Weigh In (11/28): 134.0
Maintenance Week 12 Weigh In (12/5): 137.0
Maintenance Week 13 Weigh In (12/12): 132.5
Maintenance Week 14 Weigh In (12/19): 135.0
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Member Since: 3/29/2012

SparkPoints: 5,700

Fitness Minutes: 8,249

My Goals:
Weight Goals
Intermediate Goal #1: 179 lbs. DONE 4/25/12

Intermediate Goal #2: 161.5 lbs. DONE 6/13/12

Intermediate Goal #3: 144 lbs. DONE 8/1/12

Ultimate Weight Goal: 130 lbs. DONE 9/20/12

Other Goals
1. Run a 5k race DONE
5k race #1: 6/23: 33:47
5k race #2: 7/18: 32:17
5k race #3: 9/23: 28:02

2. Run a 5k in under 30min DONE

3. Run a 10k race DONE
10k race #1: 10/6: 57:45
10k race #2: 10/13: 57:58
10k race #3: 11/22: 56:43


4. Run a 10k in under 60 min DONE

5. Run a 10 mile race

6. Run a Half Marathon

7. Bike a Century





My Program:
Eat on plan
Run 4x/week
Weight lift 2x-3x/week

Jeff Galloway Half Marathon program

New Rules of Weight Lifting for Women program

# of weeks in a row that I've exercised at least 45 minutes at least 5 days of the week: 33


Personal Information:
Non-Scale Victories so far:
--Pair of size 18 jeans fit (4/25/12--179 lbs.)
--Pair of size 18 khaki pants are loose (5/7/12--174 lbs.)
--Blood pressure in the normal range (5/7/12--174 lbs.)
--Definitely fitting in size 16, and pair of size 14 cargo pants are wearable (but reeely tight!) 5/22/12--170.5 lbs)
--Resting heart rate: 54 (6/22/12--158.5 lbs)
--Wearing size 12 capris comfortably (7/9/12--152.0 lbs)
--Wearing my wedding rings again (7/17/12--148.5 lbs.)
--Ran my longest run ever--6.5 miles (8/7/12--140.5 lbs.)
--Weight in the "healthy" range on the BMI chart (8/8/12--140.5 lbs.)
--No longer lying on my driver's license (8/11/12--140 lbs.)
--Wedding rings are loose and underwear is literally falling off (8/11/12--140 lbs.)
--New size 12 "skinny pants" just got too loose! (8/17/12--138.5 lbs.)
--Wearing size 8 capris and Small sweatshirt (8/30/12--135 lbs.)

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Why?

So I don't have to be worried that my shoes, underwear, heart rate monitor, hat, bra, wedding ring, coat, sweatshirt, or airplane seatbelt won't fit.

So I don't have to untag Facebook pictures of myself, avoid going to the doctor, lie on my driver's license, shop in the plus size department, or cringe thinking about my high school reunion.

So my health isn't compromised by a bad back, 51% body fat, triglycerides of 254, and blood pressure that makes the nurse frown.

So I don't have to miss out on cross country skiing with my daughter, rock climbing with my kids, or being able to complete the hiking trail my family has set as its goal.

So I can run a 5k, join my friend's volleyball team, fit into clothes at REI, bike a century, set a good example for my kids and have energy and optimism again.

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Member Comments:
SUSANPEI
7/2/2014 12:41:51 PM

I wanted to say thank you for posting your blog about your Maintenance Plan back in 2012. I found it this morning, and have used it to create my own plan. I've been successful at weight loss in the past, but I have never been successful at maintenance. So I'm hopeful that having a plan like yours will help. Cheers,
Susan



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THOMASINA57
9/15/2013 11:31:50 AM

congratulations on reaching your first year of maintenance! I hope to join you soon.. Way to Go!!



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KIMBERLY_Y
9/14/2013 9:10:41 PM

Congratulations on reaching one year of maintenance . Best wishes for another year!



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MAREE1953
9/13/2013 1:31:13 PM

Congratulations on your 1st year anniversary of reaching your weight loss goal!! Best wishes for continued success in your health and fitness goals!



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MOONCHILD8
9/13/2013 10:50:22 AM

Congratulations on reaching your first year of maintenance! Wow! Best wishes for many more years! Linda from bean town emoticon emoticon emoticon



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