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I'm losing half my body weight, the worst half, the half that is fat.

It's important to me to keep the pressure off. I weigh daily, but I don't stress and scream and swear if the number isn't down. This is truly a lifestyle change for me, it has to be. And if my lifestyle is one of health--moderate amounts of healthy, natural foods and exercise which constantly challenges my body to get stronger--the weight will come off when it's ready. I just have to be consistent and make good decisions day to day.

I feel so much better--more energy, my body moves more easily, I can bend over and tie my shoes!! I actually enjoy working out (especially riding the bike) and miss it when I skip for too long. I've become stronger and more flexible. What's not to like???

Member Since: 7/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 12,587

My Goals:
15% of my start weight gone!!!! Lost 44 pounds so far. Slow and steady wins the race, right?

176 pounds of weight off my knees! They are so grateful. I've lowered my chances of diabetes, too.

Now on to the 20% lost goal! I can do this!

My Program:
Eating sensibly...increase fruits and vegetables, no sugar, low fat, high fiber.

Lots and lots of exercise...it all counts for me. Pilates, water yoga, cardio (love that elliptical!), water aerobics and strength training. Plus, biking!!!! I stick to low or no impact, for the sake of the knees.

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I am an artist, a wife, and a mother. I've been overweight to a greater or lesser degree for all my adult life. I've been pretty healthy, low blood pressure, low cholesterol, etc. However, my joints have started to give me trouble. I've long since lost the illusion of getting down to 105 pounds, but I do want to be strong and healthy and not have trouble walking. So that is my goal. Less about the weight lost than the health and strength gained.

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My goals:

5% loss=279.2 met 1/19/08!
10% loss=264.6 met 4/23/08!!
15% loss=250 met 9/27/08!!!
20% loss=235.2
25% loss=220.4
30% loss=205.8
35% loss=191
40% loss=176.4
45% loss=161.6
50% loss=147

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    I hope your family got through the storm okay. Have a great day!
    2948 days ago
    Kelly, where are you??? I miss ya!! Hope your parents arrived safely and all is well!! Talk to you soon!
    2953 days ago
    Kelly, thanks for reading my blog and commenting on my new "reward"!!! What a reward it is (I'm listening to it right now!!) I appreciate your friendship and it means a lot to me! Hope you are well!!!

    Thanks so much for the SparkGoodie too!!!!!! I love it!!
    2958 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/19/2008 8:51:48 AM
    Kelly, how do you figure the percentage of weight loss that you have done on your page?? I am not a math person but I would love to know how much I've lost percentage wise. Kel
    2960 days ago
    Kelly, I have a comfort bike however I don't think I am near as excited about riding it as you are about yours! I like it okay... but to me it's still exercise and you know what I think about that... :)

    I did walk a mile last night.... so I'm trying to get back into the swing of things... Think I'll either walk or ride tonight... not sure which!

    We should ride together sometime! I have a bike rack... not been out of the box yet, but I have it! HA!

    Hey, I just looked at the webpage you gave me.... I have a bike with similiar handlebars and my seat is extra big (duh! ha!) like these but I don't have the back... NOW that I would love!! If I could get someone to do the pedaling for me... and the sweating... I wouldn't mind that either! HA!!! (laughing here!)
    2961 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/16/2008 3:11:47 PM
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