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My name is Andi, I retired after 22 years in the military (Army and National Guard), I'm a 911/police/fire dispatcher, and I'm in a long term relationship, and hopelessly in love, with my spousal equivalent, Greg (retired USCG). We have a sweet little 11 year old daughter, Lexi, born on the 4th of July! We have 3 dogs, 4 old, stupid cats, 2 lovebirds and 1 orange-bellied newt! Somebody mentioned 5 % goals of losing weight (which approximates monthly goals), so I think I'll give it a try:
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My name is Andi, I retired after 22 years in the military (Army and National Guard), I'm a 911/police/fire dispatcher, and I'm in a long term relationship, and hopelessly in love, with my spousal equivalent, Greg (retired USCG). We have a sweet little 11 year old daughter, Lexi, born on the 4th of July! We have 3 dogs, 4 old, stupid cats, 2 lovebirds and 1 orange-bellied newt! Somebody mentioned 5 % goals of losing weight (which approximates monthly goals), so I think I'll give it a try:

Starting weight 5% lbs to lose 2 month goals

262 13 Starting weight 10/9/2013
249 12 12/9
237 12 2/9/2014
225 11 4/9
214 11 6/9
203 10 8/9
193 10 10/9/2014 - BELOW 200 lb GOAL
183 9 12/9
174 9 2/9/2015
165 8 4/9
157 8 6/9
149 7 8/9
142 7 10/9
135 7 12/9
128 Christmas!! GOAL MET!

GOAL: 128
128 *HEALTHY" BMI - right in the middle of 110-145!
Ultimately, size 10 - 12 and I would be happy!

I gave myself 2 months each to reach my 5% goals and the numbers came up to 13 lbs, 12, 12, 11, 11, 10, 10, 9, 9, 8, 8, 7, 7, 7 from October 2013 - CHRISTMAS 2015. One can reasonably expect to lose 1 - 2 lbs per week, so it might not be realistic to reach the 5% goals MONTHLY, although initially, I think I will. I know my body, and that the weight does come off faster in the beginning.

Greg said a good rule of thumb is if you want to maintain a certain weight, say 200 lbs, then you eat 2,000 calories/day. If you want to lose 10 lbs (go down to 190 lbs), then you cut out 100 calories (so 1,900 calories/day), and so on. I think that sounds reasonable, and must currently be consuming about 2,400 calories a day, since I've been maintaing my current weight for awhile. I know for my ideal weight, a woman should consume like 1,500 calories/day, but I think it is too drastic to cut out nearly 1,000 calories/day right off the bat. But I don't think it would kill me to cut out say 100 calories/day for a week or so, then 100 more, etc and gradually get my body used to consuming less calories per day.

One thing that worked well for me before was MEASURING/WEIGHING my food. I don't eat out often, and try to bring leftovers as often as possible for lunch to avoid getting fast food.

Goal rewards: (NON food rewards!)

Every 5 % goal met = new earrings! (The FUN kind!)
225 lb mark = massage!
Under 200 goal = 1 hour MASSAGE!
175 lb mark = mani / pedi!
150 lb mark = New back tattoo!
GOAL = Trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras or to BAJA!!!
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My Goals:
I want to be actively involved in Lexi's activities as she gets older. I don't want to be the mom on the sidelines! I want to ride bikes and run 5k's with her.

I want to wear "cute" clothes and not pick out clothes based on "stretch" or "elastic". (I want to make Stacy and Clinton proud!)

My dad died before I got pregnant, and never got to see his only grandchild. I want to ALWAYS be there for Lexi.

I want to make sure I accomplish everything on my "bucket list" before my number is up!

My Program:
Actually TRACKING my food - what an eye opener! I really do want to evolve into a healthier LIFESTYLE.

Activities to try and keep it interesting:

*C25k

*Zumba

*Boot Camp

*Strength Training

*** Bonus exercise ***

*"Fun" rides on the weekends with Lexi (time and weather permitting)


Personal Information:
I'm Andi and I live on the beautiful north Oregon coast. It rains a LOT here!


Other Information:
Dog, Rosy, is part Australian shepherd and part stupid dog. My #1 fan!

Black Border collie/labraDORK mix named Daisy. The snuggliest dog ever!

White Pappillon mix - "PipSqueak". Our most recent addition!

2 orange cats - Silly Willy and Missy, and 1 Siamese, Scooter.

2 Lovebirds - The Bird Brains!

1 tiny tree frog: Phineus

1 orange bellied Newt: Ferb


Driving a brand new ruby red Dodge Challenger!!

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CATHOLICCORGI
9/16/2012 7:46:56 AM

How do you like your new bowling shoes, Andi?
I think if we look good, we feel good, too. And confidence seems to be a huge part of bowling. I've shown dogs for over 25 years, and the handler looking good makes the dog feel good, thus look good, too! But practice is very important. It was 10 weeks yesterday that I started bowling. I've bowled close to 100 games in the 10 weeks. I've read articles on bowlingball.com and on the USBC site. No, I'm not great, but I AM getting comfortable and I am having so much fun bowling! My DH has had several strokes, and bowling was suggested as therapy. It has helped him immensely! His focus and ability to concentrate have really improved.
I'm learning so much from the BFWL team! Never dreamed I'd need to redrill my bowling ball when I lose more weight! Makes sense!
Hope you have a great week!
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NOTFATCAT
9/13/2012 5:19:29 PM

Welcome to the Bowling for weight loss team.
I am in NW WA near Port Angeles, another Coastie town. We love our Coastie's.
Good luck on your renewed direction. Don't let anyone get in your way!



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CATHOLICCORGI
9/13/2012 9:49:14 AM

Welcome to the BFWL team! I'm new to bowling and having a great time!



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IUHRYTR
9/13/2012 6:26:00 AM

emoticon to the "Bowling for Weight Loss" team. I wish you much success with your weight loss. Take things one healthy meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time and always believe in yourself you can do this, one pound at a time. emoticon -- Lou



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SEEMAAHBY
8/30/2012 10:20:07 AM

Hi Andi Its me Seema.,
Thanks for your comment. I have been trying zumba for 1 year now but I was not so regular on it 2months before. It was either once in a week or once in two weeks. Once one week I did it 3 times alternatively for one hour in a day. but at the end of the third day I felt heaviness in my chest and difficulty to breath emoticon . I went to the hospital to find myself with irregular ECG patterns and very low sodium and potassium levels in my blood. As you see I was also on a diet with SP. But you know what, my doctor came into my room with a smile emoticon and said "Keep up the good work. There's nothing wrong just some replacement needed thats all." I was like 'that's all' I almost faced death. He gave me ORS solution to drink a liter every day and asked me to come next week. I did so, and I felt stronger than before, my heart started to feel strong again. So I do zumba 30 min in the morning and bollywood dance in the evening for 30 mins using the same zumba steps. It turned out to be the greatest fun I've ever have. Thats when I started losing weight very effectively. Keep doing it. Have a great Zumbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa........ emoticon

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