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August 2002 BMI ~24 (size 8-10) This is about my goal weight...



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2017 is did that happen??? :)
My goal this year is deceptively simple..lose one pound a week. That should be feasible..and yet it hasn't happened consistently in all the years that I've been on spark/fitbit/etc. I've been thinking a lot about this...consistency is my major issue along with a love of food and wine. I need to keep great food and wine in my life but in moderation.

Consistency and moderation....for me...those are the key words

About me:
I'm 42 and I've struggled with my weight since I was in middle school...I had a few "normal weight" years in my 20s but school and work (as well as medications to treat migraines and seasonal depression) conspired against me and I've gained crazy amounts of weight in just a few years. Common story....and I'm sick of it!

My first major goal is to get back under 200#. The second is another 25# to get to the weight I was when I started dating the super guy who is now my husband. Third goal is to get to "normal weight" loosely based on BMI--for me that is under 150lbs. If I lose ONE pound a week that will take me two years! Slow is ok, I can live with that, but I need to be consistent and keep nudging that #$%$ scale DOWN!

The last few years have been a major derailment for me in terms of maintaining or losing weight. I tore my gastroc in the summer of 2013 which meant no half marathon...and the crutches were brutal. I have had a series of miscarriages which got me further off track in terms of mood/motivation/energy. More recently I've had a very painful sciatic injury that makes it hard to walk/stand much less exercise. I've had enough of this....I need to reset my whole frame of mind!

Member Since: 3/23/2009

Fitness Minutes: 84,138

My Goals:
to be smaller...'nuff said.
250: Start 12/13/16
245: 12/30/16
240: 1/21/16
235 fun to see a "3" in the numbers....ONWARD!!

My Program:
Exercise. Log food. Don't eat so much. Even more important...don't DRINK so much....stupid calories.

I'm trying some thing new this time around---my husband and I love to cook and enjoy great dinners each night. So, this time around I'm trying not eating much during the day unless legit really hungry and saving my calories for dinner. I'm surprised but it's actually working out pretty well---and I'm not gnawing off chair legs or anything during the day. Some of it is really mind over matter....

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I am eating and procrastinating. Some other stuff too...but not so much with the willpower and decreasing caloric intake!

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I find it important to weigh in almost every day. The number isn't important...but the trends are. It doesn't "wreck" my day to see the number go up, but it does prompt reflection about whether I need to do more or if it is "just one of those things". It drives me crazy when people say "throw away the scale". To me that is dumb. The number doesn't define you any more than a tape measure does or the fit of your jeans. WE all use tools to measure our progress. The scale is one way to measure things...not the only way, sometimes not the best way....but it adds to the picture.

I have fitbit scale that automatically uploads to my fitbit site--and then bounces to sparkpeople. For me, I know that there are fluctuations each day--sometimes a pound or two depending on the time of the month!! I'm tracking both Friday weights (absolute number) and the weekly average weight (fitbit helps with this). They may not both move at the same time...but the overall trend is what matters!

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    Thank you for the support, and, encouragement this year! I'm so excited to update y'all when I can, the future is bright for us all. I can't say what it is but I can say you have good instincts. Have a great weekend my friend and take care!
    1 day ago
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    (Have to stop answering on the iPad. It fell into the bowels of cyberspace. So, here we go again.)

    No problem whatsoever with your comment. Just was a miserable day yesterday. Spent SIX hours between the bank and the police, but I think it's all just about resolved.

    Don't put so much emphasis on the scale's shenanigans. You know the reasons for the blips that are mostly unscheduled. Just keep doing what you normally do on so-called NORMAL days. Ha, right? You've been doing amazingly well and just have to keep along that path.

    So, get to it!

    24 days ago
  • v NUMD97
    Thanks for the MONSTER goodie. Now who is lending whom a monster truck? I believe the truck is mine. If not, well, I'm just going to make it mine.

    You'll just have to get another. These commutes have been insane lately. First the snows came. Then the rains came. I think we're acting out Exodus.

    Which plague is next?
    26 days ago
    Thank you for the support! Have a great week!
    26 days ago
    thanks for your comment on the bikinis! the polka dog one doesn't have a lot of stretch so it's not terribly comfortable, and probably why the bottoms look like they fit poorly.

    Have a great weekend!
    30 days ago
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