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.: Losing My Last 16 Pounds! :.

"Why choose to fail when success is an option?"
"The past does not define you, the present does."

I live by these quotes by Jillian Michaels. Never give up! Always strive to be better than yesterday!

Old screenname: Sweetness0712. Joined sparkpeople in 2007. Just wanted a fresh start after gaining weight.

If anyone wants to buddy up to motivate each other to
lose the weight, let me know.

**Starting Stats**
Height: 5'2 ...
"Why choose to fail when success is an option?"
"The past does not define you, the present does."

I live by these quotes by Jillian Michaels. Never give up! Always strive to be better than yesterday!

Old screenname: Sweetness0712. Joined sparkpeople in 2007. Just wanted a fresh start after gaining weight.

If anyone wants to buddy up to motivate each other to
lose the weight, let me know.

**Starting Stats**
Height: 5'2
Starting Weight: 162 (Oct 15, 2009)
Current Weight: 122.2
Goal Weight: 112- 115 lbs

Oct 2009
10/25: 157.4

Nov 2009
11/1: 156
11/8: 157.8
11/15: 158.6
11/30: 160

Dec 2009:
12/6: 158
12/13: 156
12/20: 156
12/27: 155.2

Jan 2010
1/3: 153.6
1/10: 152.8
1/17: 149.8!
1/24: 148.6
1/31: 148

Feb 2010
2/7: 148.4
2/14: 145.8
2/21: 147.2
2/28: /

March 2010
3/5: 146.8
3/12: 145
3/19: 144.4
3/26: 143.2

April 2010
4/2: 144.2
4/9: 145.2
4/16: 144
4/23: /
4/30 145.8

May 2010
5/7: 145.8
5/14: 148.8
5/21: 150.8
5/28: 148.8

June 2010
6/4: 148.2
6/11: 147.6
6/18: 147.6
6/25: 146.6

July 2010
7/2: 145.4
7/9: 146.8
7/16: 145
7/23: 144.2
7/30: 144.2

August 2010
8/6: 143.2
8/13: 144.4
8/20: 143.6
8/27: 141.6

Sept 2010
9/3: 140.6
9/10: 139.4
9/17: 137.8
9/24: 136.2

Oct 2010
10/1: 134.8
10/8: 134.4
10/15: 132.2
10/22: 131.6
10/29: 131.8

Nov 2010
11/5: 130.2
11/12: 130.2
11/19: 130.8
11/26: 129.4

Dec 2010
12/3: 129.6
12/10: 127.8
12/17: 128
12/24: 126
12/31: 127.2

Jan 2011
1/7: 127.2
1/14: 126
1/21: 125.4
1/28: 123.8

Feb 2011
2/4: 122.8
2/11: 122.8
2/18: 123.8
2/25: 122.6

March 2011
3/4: 123.6
3/11: 122.2
3/18: 122.2
3/25: 123.6

April 2011
4/1: 121.4
4/8: 123.4
4/15: /
4/22: /
4/29: 122.6

May 2011
5/6: 122.4
5/13: /
5/20: 123.6
5/27: 126.6!?!?

June 2011
6/3: 125.2
6/10: 124.6
6/17: 125.2
6/24: 124.2

July 2011
7/1: 123.8
7/8: 122.6
7/15: 121.6
7/22: 120.6
7/29: 120.6

August 2011
8/5: 120.8
8/12: /
8/19: /
8/26: /

September 2011
9/2: Vacation
9/9: Vacation
9/16: Vacation
9/23: 127 (Ahhh!!)
9/30: 125.4

October 2011
10/7: 126.6
10/14: 126.4
10/21: 126.6
10/28: 126.2

November 2011
11/4: 126.2
11/11: 126
11/18: 125.6
11/25: 123.8

December 2011
12 2: 124.6
12/9: 124
12/16: 124
12/23: 124.2
12/30: 124

January 2012
1/6: 124.6
1/13: 124.4
1/20: 124.2
1/27: 125.6

February 2012
2/3: 125.6
2/10: 124.6
2/17: 124.4
2/24: 125.2

March 2012
3/2: 125.2
3/9: 126.2
3/16: 127.2
3/23: 126.6
3/30: 127.2

April 2012
4/6: 127.2
4/13: 127
4/20: 127
4/27: 126.6

May 2012:
5/4: 129.4 (Ahhh!)
5/11: 126! :)
5/18: 126.2
5/25: 124.8

June 2012
6/1: 125.8
6/8: 124
6/15: 122.6
6/22: 122.2
6/29: 122.4

July 2012
7/6: 122.8
7/13: 122.8
7/20: 124
7/27: 125

Aug 2012
8/3: 124.6
8/10: 123.2
8/17: 125
8/24: 125.6
8/31: 124.2

September 2012
9/7: 125.8
9/14: 125.2
9/21: 125.2
9/28: 125.4

October 2012
10/5: 123.2
10/12: 125.2
10/19: 125.8
10/26: 125


November 2012
11/9: 127.2
11/16: 127.6
11/23: 127.4
11/30: -

December 2012
12/7: 130.2
12/14: 127.8
12/21: 128.8
12/28: 128.8

January 2013
1/6: 128.6
1/13: 129
1/20: /
1/27:127.6
(Goal: 127)


I took a few years off to maintain. I have been busy with work and life itself. My birthday is on August 7th so I'm determined to lose these last 10-16 pounds!!

Starting Weight: 131

.: April 2014 :.
April 4: 129
April 11: 128
April 18: 127.4
April 25: 129.4 (Easter... UGH!)
Goal: 126

.: May 2014 :.
May 2:
May 9:
May 16:
May 23:
May 30:
Goal: 124

.: June 2014 :.
June 6:
June 13:
June 20:
June 27:
Goal: 120

.: July 2014 :.
July 4:
July 11:
July 18:
July 25:
Goal: 117

.: August 2014 :.
August 1:
August 8:
August 15:
August 22:
August 29:
Goal: 114
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Member Since: 8/23/2010

SparkPoints: 38,319

Fitness Minutes: 32,123

My Goals:
SW: 162

Goal/ Reward/ Completed Date

Goal 1: 155 lbs
*Reward: Purse
Completed (Dec 27,2009)

Goal 2: 150 lbs
*Reward: Shoes
Completed (Jan 13, 2010)

Goal 3: 145 lbs
*Reward: Jewelry
Completed (Feb 13, 2010)

Goal 4: 140 lbs
*Reward: Beach products, makeup, and nail polish
Completed (Sept 4, 2010)

Goal 5: 135 lbs
*Reward: Camera
Completed (Sept 26, 2010)

Goal 6: 130 lbs
*Reward: Bathing Suit
Completed (Oct 31, 2010)

Goal 7: 125 lbs
*Reward: Haircut and Styled
Completed (Jan 2, 2011)

Goal 8: 120 lbs
*Reward: Clothes
Completed (March 12, 2011)

Goal 9: 115 lbs
*Reward: Vacation!* (DID NOT REACH GOAL!)


.: NEW GOALS :.

Goal 1: 130 lbs
** Reward: New purse

Goal 2: 125 lbs
** Reward: Work clothes

Goal 3: 120 lbs
** Reward: Bathing suit

Goal 4: 115 lbs
** Reward: New wardrobe

My Program:
3 days of high intense cardio and circuit training for 40-45 mins

3 days of low intense cardio for 40 mins

1 rest day (usually on Sundays)

Sleep: 6-8 hours per night

Water: 10 cups daily

Calories: 1350- 1700


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Currently Turbo Jam.

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"Unless you puke, faint or die, keep going."- Jillian Michaels

"Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith"- Henry Ward Beecher

�Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed.� (Proverbs 12:24)





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JIBBIE49
10/21/2013 12:47:01 AM

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PROT358
10/16/2013 7:55:11 PM

Oh, also have you read Jillian Michaels' book Unlimited? I just read it last month and I highly recommend it. It is about achieving your goals, overcoming your fears, and making yourself the best version of yourself. I found it very applicable and inspiring. I know you're a fan of her, so I thought I'd pass along the word ;)



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PROT358
10/16/2013 7:45:34 PM

Hi Maja!

I'm sorry it took me so long to reply! It has been a crazy month. My grandma passed away last week, and every since there have been a lot of decisions and changes all at once.

I'm sorry to hear that your summer was so difficult, but glad to hear your relative is doing well now. Also congrats on losing the 10 pounds! I have lost almost 15 pounds since spring, and again nearing the halfway point which is where I got stuck and derailed last time. This time I really hope to pass 143 and even lower. I will be delighted to see the 130s again for the first time since high school!

How is your new workout plan going? Are you using any specific plan? Since I gave up my gym membership, I usually do ballet-inspired body weight exercises for strength training and the stationary bike for cardio. I think it's time to push myself a little harder! I also started tracking my food on livestrong.com every day in the spring, and that alone has helped me a lot!

I would love to see pictures of Greece or of your intended New Year's dress. I have one planned for our church's Christmas Eve service, and I know I will have to weigh ballpark 144 pounds or less for it to fit properly. I'm on a mission!

I haven't had any time (or inspiration) for the book lately. It's on back burner, but not abandoned.

Take care!



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PROT358
9/13/2013 11:59:53 PM

Hi Maja! It seems like a long time since we’ve caught up. I hope all is well. How is your work? The novel? Weight loss? It looks like you’re headed in the right direction with the weight loss at least. And you’re so very close to your goal!

This past summer was the best I’ve had in a long time. I got to nanny three school-aged children. Instead of traditional babysitting in someone’s home, we went all over the place – museums, the community pool, the local libraries, playgrounds, parks and walking trails. We had a lot of fun, and I really enjoyed the change of pace and getting to act like a kid again.

In April the doctor ran some blood tests, and I learned I had somewhat high cholesterol (235 where it should be under 200), low “good” cholesterol (37 where it should be at least 40), high “bad” cholesterol (138 when it should be under 129), and very elevated triglycerides (300 when it should be under 150). The results of getting lax with the diet! The doctor told me to limit red meat, fried food, fast food, pastries and sweets, “white” carbs; don’t drink pop, juice, or alcohol; eat small, frequent meals; make a habit of exercise; and take a daily multivitamin. He also said that losing any weight would also help my numbers. Since April I have lost about 15 pounds, and I have followed his recommendations pretty carefully. I am going to get another round of bloodwork in October and I really hope the results are much better!

I already hinted that the weight loss is going well again, after many months of just breaking even. Yesterday I weighed 146.0. My lightest weight in my adult years was 143.2, and for the life of me I couldn’t break below that number … which isn’t too far away now. I intend to blow past that soon enough. My goal for now is to reach 144 by the end of October, but where I’m sitting now I think I might be able to reach that goal a month early!

By the way, I glanced at your VS Angels team and saw your summer challenge. I think that was a fantastic idea, and I’d love for you to set that up on the 110-ville team some time if you’re game. It could be over the holidays or next summer. If you’re too busy I understand that too!

If you have time I’d love to hear how you’re doing! I have missed you!

Take care!




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KRISTALOVELY
9/13/2013 11:11:06 AM

It's a big responsibility to take care of a sick loved one. It's good he/she is doing better!
As for me, I haven't worked out in a long time. Meh :( I know once I get the ball rolling and just start with one workout I'll be back to exercising regularly! Also, please give me some of your weight loss powers. I've plateau-ed around 137-138, and I'm not sure how to get out of that rut. Any advice would be appreciated!
What are you doing diet wise? I'm loosely following eating clean principles. Are you still doing calorie cycling?




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