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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: 84,395

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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  • v NUMD97
    Glad that you are not so sore. Trust me, take the weight loss now, or you will complain mightily when you get to my age.

    I'm setting my cap, and will look for Millie's twin at the gym and get back into it. It's the only way.

    Enjoy the (hopefully) long weekend for you.
    45 days ago
  • v NUMD97
    When you're my age, passing a treadmill test is a biggie. No way no how did I want to do it chemically ("It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!"). And probably a lot of the pretest worry was due to the stress of that. It better even out pronto!

    Rest if you have to, and make a new date with Millie. "(Lest old friends be forgot" and all.)
    47 days ago
  • v NUMD97
    Here's hoping that Millie was kind to you and you are not experiencing "overdoing-it-ness". If there were an emoticon for ice, I would send it.

    Here's ice water instead (will that do?):

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    47 days ago
  • v NUMD97
    Bruce Protocol. That and an ECHO. Do you get credit if you go to the test already stressed out?

    But I am starting to see other routine parameters are inching upwards (not weight-wise, but that is a no-brainer, it has to come off), and I am starting to get concerned. I know what my internist will say. =sigh= Will have to work harder at this weight thing. I really do not want to start any beta blockers.

    When the heck did we get so old? [Not you, of course, you're still a kid.]

    Congrats on you and Millie. You make an awesome pair! But you know slow and steady does it. I pray you can get out of bed tomorrow morning. Sleep well. You probably will already with all the hard work you have been doing. Hooray!!
    47 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/11/2017 8:09:44 PM
  • v NUMD97
    YAY (no, correction: SUPER YAY!) on almost ten pounds lost!! You go, girl!!

    Sun is shining just south of you. I assume it's sunny where you are too. Soooo, no whining allowed today. And the order of the day is DETERMINATION!!!

    In it to win it. I know you are too.
    47 days ago
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