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




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2017 is here....how 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: 89,933

My Goals:
to be smaller...'nuff said.
250: Start 12/13/16
245: 12/30/16
240: 1/21/16
235 been dancing near this for weeks....sigh...
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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 awesome...at 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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  • v PERSISTENTTIM
    Thank you so much for the support, and encouragement! That's a great way to look at it. Have a great day my friend!
    261 days ago
  • v NUMD97
    "Doctor, heal thyself." You do know that doctors make the worst patients, don't you? Lately, I feel like I'm seeing a specialist in just about every system. But I do tell people that my eyelashes are just fine. One specialist to eliminate from the list.

    Be good to your Achilles. You want to be able to run and walk again without issue, right?

    Feel better soon.

    262 days ago
  • v PERSISTENTTIM
    The anesthesiologist is on board but the surgeon is now out of town for a month so I will be headed to rehab for wounds on the pannus with the promise of surgery when he returns. Not getting my hopes up but praying it works out. In a lot of pain so I've been struggling but I did get outside today for the first time since arriving here, my new chair rolls. How are you doing?
    266 days ago
  • v PERSISTENTTIM
    Thank you for the support! They do their best to manage my pain and as for my spirits, almost everyone is great, one nurse just told me he really likes me and prays for me every night. Have a great weekend!
    273 days ago
  • v PERSISTENTTIM
    Thank you for the support and concern! The mass while getting smaller is also getting more painful for me so we are trying to manage that. I hope you're well today. Have a great week!
    283 days ago
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