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In a New Category

Monday, November 14, 2011

I know how we all hate those darn BMI charts. Okay, well I do anyway. But I checked my BMI the other day and was pleasantly surprised to have moved from the Obese category to the Overweight category. Maybe not a huge victory, but I'll take my victories where I can get them. I hope to one day see that I'm in that Healthy category too.

I've been recovering from the injuries I received when my neighbor's dog attacked me. No fun there. I took a week off from working out. This morning was my first day back to working out in a week. That week felt like a month. I never, ever thought I would enjoy working out as much as I do. 93 lbs ago, I would have been surprised to be standing where I am now.

I'm so thankful for the renewed outlook on life. My healthy habits and active lifestyle are a blessing to me now. I hope to be around much longer. emoticon


80 Lbs. down as of today!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

It was almost six months ago that I had my weight loss surgery. As of today, I'm down 80 lbs. The energy I've gained is amazing. My lifestyle has changed dramatically.

I now track everything that goes into my mouth. I strive to make the best choices for myself nutritionally and find new ways to reward myself along the way. Exercise is a part of my life now and I'm enjoying it. Challenging myself to go further and do more.

Sparkpeople has definitely helped me to stay on track and even if I get off track, I can see it through the logs. It's a great journey that we're all on together here. Great people here that are all very encouraging. Tracking my food and exercise is a great habit to have and will benefit me as I move forward. So here's to the first 80! emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KOFFEENUT 10/6/2011 1:38AM

    Good for you! You took on this challenge and you're accomplishing your goals - AND serving as an inspiration to all of us!


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PINK_GODDESS 10/5/2011 11:12PM

    CONGRATULATIONS! emoticon emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 10/5/2011 1:24PM

    Congratulations!!! That's fantastic. :)

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SUZYDVB852GO 10/5/2011 12:58PM

  WOW!! Way to go. Congratulations on you 80lb loss. I too had weight loss surgery but it was over 2 years ago and I did not enjoy success from it, but that is because I didn't follow the rules. Keep up the good work !! emoticon

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SUMMER571 10/5/2011 12:56PM

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ADJQUILTER 10/5/2011 12:30PM

    Congratulations, Lisa! It took a lot of courage to go through the surgery, and then a lifetime commitment to eating sensibly and exercising. You must feel like a completely new person. You are very inspiring to the rest of us on our journey.
Thank you!

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Finally shattered the plateau!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

We've all been there. We've all hit plateaus and while the scale stays the same, our frustration mounts. It can be pretty tough sometimes when you feel as if you've tried everything, but it's so important NOT to give up.

Maybe I didn't really "shatter" this plateau but I did finally start moving downward again. And yes, only being a pound down is a victory that I will gladly claim. I was stuck right at 200 lbs. So to be out of the 200's is a victory for me.

I'm not one who puts a huge emphasis on the number on the scale. However, 3 1/2 weeks of sitting at 200 lbs. was beginning to bother me. When a plateau strikes, I try different things. For 3 or 4 days, I'll eat something different for breakfast. Next time I might push myself to walk further and add one more day of walking. Next time, I try to concentrate on my rest and make sure I'm getting plenty of it. I always track my food, exercise and water. I can look and see if I notice anything glaring. It helps to have the data to refer to.

I hope some of these suggestions help you if and when you hit the dreaded plateau. Whatever you do, don't give up. At some point your body will respond and sometimes the only answer is time.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LINDOKAS 8/10/2011 12:15PM

    congrats. you are certainly knowledgeable about trying different things to break plateaus so good for you!

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PRETTYNPLAYFUL 8/10/2011 11:20AM

    Congrats on hitting 199 and breaking through the plateau!

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ALLIEALLIE2 8/10/2011 10:07AM

    Awsome!! I hope I can shatter my current plateau here soon!

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MAXIE56 8/9/2011 10:03PM

    Good for you

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JESSIEJACKS76 8/9/2011 2:46PM

    good ideas!

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