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Kicking the Sugar Habit/ Living Life Primally

I started on Spark in Feb 2007 and at the end of summer 2007, I'd lost 30 pounds and reached a low weight of 144, and did my first triathlon on August 26 2007. I looked and felt awesome.

Over the next two years, I would gain 10-15lbs in the winter, and then lose again in the summer.

The same pattern has held true each year, but now I'm bouncing between a higher start and end weight -- the lowest I've been since summer 2008 is probably 160.

Lots of little ...
I started on Spark in Feb 2007 and at the end of summer 2007, I'd lost 30 pounds and reached a low weight of 144, and did my first triathlon on August 26 2007. I looked and felt awesome.

Over the next two years, I would gain 10-15lbs in the winter, and then lose again in the summer.

The same pattern has held true each year, but now I'm bouncing between a higher start and end weight -- the lowest I've been since summer 2008 is probably 160.

Lots of little fits and starts to try to do better, but nothing has stuck. 6 years and I don't seem to have learned anything except how to yo-yo. I know HOW to lose weight, but I don't know how to motivate myself, or to maintain losses. For me it seems to be all or nothing, which is not a long term solution...

I'm reading a lot about WHAT foods to eat, and I'm more and more convinced that watching carbs (not counting veggies!!) is the way to go. I'm also trying for good gut health.
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Member Since: 1/26/2007

SparkPoints: 40,316

Fitness Minutes: 52,798

My Goals:
I want to avoid my nemesis (sugar), be consistently active, and keep my body in a state in which I feel athletic and not slobby.
I want to lose between 30 and 40 pounds total and find and maintain a healthy adult weight. I want to continue improving my running and biking strength and speed and continue to compete in races.


My Program:
Eat lots of veggies! No sugar or processed food. Keep grains to a minimum except on high cardio days. Drink lots of water and get lots of good fat and protein.

10k steps per day at least 6 days a week. Add activity into daily life wherever possible. Enjoy cardio 2-3 days a week.

Personal Information:
I'm Martha, I'm 34, from Virginia, but living in Connecticut with my husband and our cat. I work a desk job that some travel.

Other Information:
Music is central to my life and keeps me going. A good song will make me move, or help conquer my fear if I'm trying to ski a hard trail.
I also like to read, and like re-reading favorite books (I think I must have the record for number of times reading Pride and Prejudice.)

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SPECIALMG
6/22/2012 12:59:12 PM

better. I cut down from 3 eggs to 2. Seems to work so far!



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MONICA_W
6/22/2012 12:15:45 AM

Hey! How was the tummy today?



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MONICA_W
5/23/2012 12:37:42 AM

Hey!

I've been watching a bunch of "fat loss" videos posted by a naturopathic doctor / personal training company... they support your way of eating very much! Thought I'd share.

I miss your blogs! Are you still tracking? If you were to put together a sample few days worth of meals to follow, what would you recommend?

Hugs!



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MONICA_W
5/15/2012 10:27:41 AM

Hey hey! I'm back (mostly) to the land of the living! I see no posts or tracking from you in a long while though... how are you doing? Were you just waiting until your happy audience was back? :)

How's crossfit? How's the diet? Back on the clean and straight and narrow, or still treating yourself now and then?



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SAMILIA
4/8/2012 3:21:27 PM

No sugar for two weeks!? You go girl! I'm so glad to see you rockin' and rollin' again. You're such a great inspiration for me (you and Monica both put me to shame)! Keep up the great work, and make those lifestyle changes stick!

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