September 2010 - 25 pounds lost
Me with some friends - summer 2009.
Success tastes so sweet! On to my next goal of 155 lbs!
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It's been 2.5 years on SparkPeople for me, and while I have maintained a 30 lb loss for a year now, I have allowed some bad habits to creep back into my life. So I've decided to smarten up - again - and recommit to this whole weight-loss-healthy-diet thing. Again.
Hi! I am a 42 year old career woman, wife, and mother who joined SparkPeople in September of 2009 with a goal of losing 30 pounds in five months. I almost did it, too. At the five month mark I was down 22 pounds and pretty happy with myself. I spent the following 10 months not really working the program and hovering around the 25-pound mark, until I decided to get off my considerably-smaller duff and get down to business on January 1st, 2011.
I lost that 10 pounds a year ago, and once again spent 12 months telling myself I was still trying to lose weight, but not really eating like I was trying to lose weight. So I'm going back to what worked for me almost 3 years ago - tracking diligently, no cheating, and being real with myself. My ultimate goal weight is 152 - 40 lbs lost in total - but if I can get to 155 and stay there I'll be pretty happy.
Over the last 4 months I have stopped eating beef, chicken, and fish, and am thinking of taking the next step towards vegetarianism. The adventure continues!
To be as healthy as possible, no matter what my weight.
Eating between 1200 and 1550 calories a day, exercising 5-6 days a week, and trying not to beat myself up if either of those two goals is not met.
From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Deets: Married, one daughter, 2 cats
I love to read, watch movies, shop, and spend time with my family and favourite people. I love to cook and hate to clean. I wear my clothes too loose and drive too fast. I love surprising people and hate being surprised myself. My husband is my best friend, and my daughter is the coolest person I know.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 168.0
You're so right: "that's not me" either. Nope. Thanks for your support on my dieting is permanent blog. Because it is, for me.
1639 days ago
Eternal vigilance, constant struggle: all right then!! If that's what it takes -- because it's pretty clear, I'm gonna be hungry anyhow!!
1660 days ago
Thanks for your comment on my fat trap blog: yup, feeling that my "compulsion" is totally justified if that's what it takes!!
1699 days ago
My big fitness plan for early 2012 requires some snow . . . and my cross country skis!!
1716 days ago
Hey, nice to hear from you!! Here's hoping that in between Christmas parties you can subsist on Greek yogourt!!
1730 days ago