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Made it to goal weight!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Wow, even though I have been weighing almost every day because I have been so close it is still almost hard to believe that I made it to my goal weight today. It has taken me about one year and three months to lose 72 lbs.

So happy with actually doing this! I still would like to lose a little more, but not much. I am actually still considered over weight by like 2 lbs. I would like to be some where in the middle of the weight healthy weight range for my height.

I have not decided on what to set my next goal at so my weight loss ticker on my spark page will stay the same for now. My plan is to keep on with my current eating and exercise routine for now too. 150 lbs was usually my goal weight even before joining spark people and that is the weight I think that was set for me in the beginning. I may just take it a pound at a time. A small goal of like 5 or 10 lbs might be a good place to start. Decisions.

I should have taken measurements so I could compare with my beginning measurements. I'll do that soon because that would be fun to compare. So many feelings and much excitement. And just when I thought I couldn't lose any more weight, I did! Being consistent and patient worked.

Thanks for reading and being supportive on my blog! I feel like this is still the beginning since I have a new goal, well kinda even though I don't know what it is yet LOL. I do have a mini goal of 2 lbs to get out of the overweight range. Any new goals?

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SHANNONK1222 10/14/2014 9:20AM

    YOU ROCK!!!!! Congrats Girlfriend!

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SUE5007 9/22/2014 1:12PM


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STEPH-KNEE 9/21/2014 3:18AM

    That is so exciting, congrats!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOOLS7 9/20/2014 11:09PM

    Congratulations!! YOU are an amazing woman!!

New goal, keep that weight off!


I'm so happy for you!!!

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ABBY_G 9/19/2014 7:47PM

    Bravo! Congrats!

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ADARKARA 9/19/2014 5:54PM

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!


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CHANGING-TURTLE 9/19/2014 4:21PM

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MCJOYFUL 9/19/2014 4:12PM

    emoticon That is awesome!!!!

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SAILOR64 9/19/2014 4:09PM

    Congratulations. I'm so happy to share your success with you.

Great Job!!!!

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SYELLICO 9/19/2014 3:59PM

    You're awesome!! Congratulations!! emoticon emoticon

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September update

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wow, this month is almost half way done! Figured I would pop on and blog about how things are going so far this month. Let's start with there has finally been some movement on the scale. I am down 1 pound, and even though its a small number it has been a long time since there has not been much movement on the scale other than fluctuations from going out to eat, etc. Two pounds until goal weight!

Eating and walking has been going well. Tracking calories has become much improved too! I've been very dedicated to my toning exercises every other day. I decided to focus on doing 1 set of each exercise instead of 2 or 3 for the most part. Things like pushups I break up into two sets because I can't do that many at a time.

I recently tried to add squats and lunges back to my routine, but decided it is in my best interest to keep working on my other exercises because of my knee. Also I have gone back to doing push ups from my knees. I feel like it was getting a little discouraging to keep trying for a regular push up. It totally feels like a negative thing as a type it out, but I actually feel really good about it LOL. It is still challenging doing the modified push ups for me and actually being able to do a proper modified push up feels better emotionally than me barely getting half way with a regular push up.

I am trying out eating smaller meals more often. I have read this many times, but I don't think I have really given it a go before. Yeah, I've done the snacks and what not but I am actually trying out eating two lunches which is really just me splitting my normal portion in half. Right now I am eating 5 times a day. I haven't gotten the timing right yet to split my supper and I don't care for eating too late especially when I know I will go to bed early. I plan to keep working on that so my meals are 6 times a day. My focus is really to keep eating about the same, but spread out. I feel like the food I eat is enough and just seeing if this small change will help my metabolism. Although some days I just feel like eating ice cream and I have to remind myself how good I feel when I stay on track. And also that there isn't any cookies and cream ice cream in the freezer LOL.

Decided to stick to working out at home. Mentioned before that I was thinking about going to the gym. I really do enjoy exercising at home. I think I just need to trust, put in the work and consistency, and give it time.

Thanks for reading and I hope that everyone's month is going well. Been trying anything new?

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SUE5007 9/16/2014 1:51PM

    Keep up with the toning exercises. Keep them very challenging. Even if you have to drop weight and use a lighter dumb bell half way through as you transition to heavier weights. Muscles helps burn fat and helps your metabolism.
Sounds like you are doing emoticon

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SUMMER2203 9/15/2014 8:14AM

    nice work lady!!!! it must feel amazing to be that close to your goal :) keep it up!!!!

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August results

Friday, August 29, 2014

I haven't done a monthly results blog in a while. Since this summer I just was mainly focused on maintaining, I really do not have results to share in the form of numbers. I figured I could still share how this month has been going even though it's not over yet.

Lately my focus has been to get back into a routine of tracking everything. I weighed this morning so I can start back keeping a close eye on how I am doing. I need to do measurements too. I've been measuring some foods and just guessing on others. Now I am back to weighing and measuring just about everything very closely. I am getting serious about losing these last few pounds!

While I really haven't had a big loss in pounds I do have some things that I feel like I am proud of. I started back walking my older, longer walking distance goal. I've added in some other exercises to help with other muscle groups. My legs look more toned to me even though the measurements are about the same. Weird, but I can see a little muscle definition and the cellulite seems to look smoother. When I measured I was shocked because I really felt like there would have been a difference. Not letting that get me down, because they are looking better!

Next month my goals are to continue to work hard to reaching my goal weight. I think it took most of this month to really get back into the mindset of tracking all calories everyday and make a few changes with my eating. So maybe September will be easier.

Thanks for reading! How has your month been going?

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MCJOYFUL 8/29/2014 8:43PM

    Good job on weighing and measuring and on the longer walks and exercises! emoticon

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GEORGE815 8/29/2014 7:24PM

    I hope September is better for you.

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Another update

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Eating, walking, and strength training is going very well. I haven't weighed, but my measurements are still coming out about the same. Appearance wise I think I see more muscle definition in my legs so something is working. Not sure if its the slight changes in my eating, return to the old longer walking distance, toning exercises, or a combination of all those things. Could just be time also. Everything I read just says to be consistent and give things time. That could be it LOL.

I've been thinking about going to a gym. I know I have mentioned this before and I always have more reason not to do it. Just wondering if I can really obtain my goal with out some extra help. Like I need to change it up. I'd still walk, but thinking having access to the weights and exercise machines might give me some variety to get there. It's easy to get inspired to go to the gym I think when seeing all this fitspo stuff and workouts.

How do ya'll feel about the gym? Thanks for reading and always look forward to input on my blogs.

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MCJOYFUL 8/28/2014 5:16PM

    I am about to look into joining a gym too. There are three that are close to where I live than I want to check out. I know I can do strength training at home, but I really like using the weight machines. It just makes me feel powerful. emoticon (Even when I am not lifting very heavy weights).

I've had gym memberships before, and when I went, I liked it. The problem for me sometimes in the past has been in the getting there.

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SYELLICO 8/27/2014 9:52AM

    I just recently joined a gym for the first time and am really loving it! It gives me so many option - group classes, machines, weights. And, yes, it is an investment but if you get the most out of it, I really think it's worth it. It's really motivated me to get up and get out there and I'm looking forward to being about to exercise there when the weather is bad and I would normally have ended up staying inside doing nothing :)

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WONDERWISH1 8/26/2014 10:03PM

    I never used to use the gym until approximately a year ago. Most of my workouts were at home or walking, etc. However, I wanted some variety and I got a bit bored. So now I use the gym as an accessory to my workout plan. Some days I feel like cardio dance or Spark people vids at home, other days I crave the socialization (or at least having other people around me) of the gym. It`s definitely an investment. I find it nice because the days where I can`t work out at home (due to company or weather) I can easily just go to the gym. emoticon

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Last night I tracked my calories for yesterday. I really need to get back into tracking my food ahead of time. I eat almost the same things over and over for a while so I am generally in my calorie range, but I'd still like to do better with tracking. It helps I think to keep me on track and motivated.

Somethings that is working out pretty well for me right now is eating a bigger lunch. Before I'd eat something like chili or a salad and lately I've been eating stuff that I'd normally pick for supper. I've also gotten back to preparing my food ahead of time. Right now in my refrigerator are bags of cooked sweet potatoes, brown rice, and ground turkey. It makes putting together a meal so much easier. Oh! And I am back down to 2 cups of coffee. Proud of that.

Past few days I've been adding in some strength training exercises again. Nothing really structured yet, just getting back into it and figuring out which exercises I want to do. I feel like my motivation has been lacking and I just need to push to make myself start back working towards goal weight. Been thinking about doing another round of the 30 day shred. LOL, just thinking.

What are ya'll working on this week? Thanks for reading.

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SUMMER2203 8/21/2014 12:43PM

    funny you should say that about the lunch -- i just received a fitbit report with recommendations to increase weight-loss, and one of the key things is having a smaller dinner (accounting for less than 30% of the days' calories). let me know if this is working for you!!!

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REGINAROLLINS 8/21/2014 11:28AM

  Sounds like you are alot more structured than I am-I have trouble planning ahead and then I am so disorganized. I too need to get more motivated

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ASHESS85 8/21/2014 11:22AM

    Sounds like you have every thing all planned out for success! Great job on the coffee, I had to do the same thing because I like my creamer lol. This week I have been working on getting up earlier to work out instead of doing it after work since I'm doing over time. So far, I've down two mornings haha. It is so hard to get up! But, I do like that it is over and done with for the day. I think I might keep up with it even after overtime is over with. Happy Thursday!

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