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Friday, January 28, 2011

My massage therapist knew just what to say to motivate me. A challenge, a race, I'm all for it! Just gives me more drive

I told him tonight, I've been really been struggling this month getting on track with eating and exercising. I've had 3 faults starts this month, and last year I was on track by 1/18/10, and going strong.

``` The Challenge``` by Feb 28th

Me: -10 lbs
Him: -16 lbs

See it's only fair as it is proven that men lose weight faster than
men emoticon We both have about the same amount of weight to lose in general (for body size/height). This is a race and there is a prize :) So it is ONNN!!!!

QUESTION for my Sparkyfriends??
Should I lift light weights in combination with the cardio (which I did last year), to lose weight faster? Asking as I know sometimes lifting weights can show as a gain on the scale.

-As a side note, when eating right and working out like I should, I typically lose 4-6lbs a month. So I'm going to really have to push to hit 10 lbs in 34 days!

GOALS to achieve this:

1. 90oz of water a day (currently drink 40-50oz)

2. Make my large morning coffee a small & work on fazing it out

3. Exercise 6 days a week (min. 45 mins) (when on track was doing 4x wk)

4. Eating out no more than 3 meals per week
(currently eat out 5 days a week for lunch, twice a week weekday nights, and 2-3 times over the weekend)

5. Daily Affirmations :)

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:


    Heck yea girl ! I'm rooting for you ! Good luck on your challenge ! I'm sorry to hear about the accident, but it sounds like it's given you new resolve to take control ! I can't wait to see your progress !! And to give my 2 cents - lifting weight builds muscle and muscle burns fat so go for it ! Girls rule, boys drool ! :P

Comment edited on: 1/30/2011 9:39:46 PM

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READY4LIVE 1/28/2011 5:06PM

    emoticon ladies! I appreciate your support and helpful advice! I'll keep be sure to keep you posted emoticon

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*AMBER512 1/28/2011 1:09PM

    Definitely lift weights, it'll ensure that your weight loss is from losing fat!

Way to go girl. Your goals look awesome!

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SARSPARKS25 1/28/2011 11:33AM

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MCJULIEO 1/28/2011 10:56AM


Lift weights! Even if it shows as a weight gain, it will be muscle, and muscle burns fat even while other words, don't ditch the long range benefit in order to gain the short range....

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IBECCA 1/28/2011 2:11AM

    Have a good time with this! I will be watching

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Progress this Year

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

I have to say, despite the ups and downs of my weight loss this year, falling off track a few times, I've still managed to lose 40lbs. I feel this year has been different than any others that I've tried to lose weight. I've fallen off plan big time(dieting) 5-6 times this year from anywhere from 3-7 days, however I've jumped right back on program. I've also had my ups and downs with exercising, at a low point I hadn't worked out a single time for 5 weeks.

But the biggest difference, is I have not let this sabotage my progress and say to myself, forget it I've already cheated for 7 days or I haven't worked out in 5 weeks and fall into self loathing and give up. Despite the challenges, I've still lost 40lbs this year, oh sure I'd like more, but I'm truly happy with that! If I keep up the momentum and lose another 40lbs next year, I will officially have been the smallest I've been in say 15+ years!!! That puts a great big grin on my face emoticon

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*AMBER512 12/3/2010 7:07PM

    Congratulations! You're rocking it girl. I'm so proud of you!

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SOULFIREPOET 12/2/2010 1:27PM

    You've done great Heather! So proud of you emoticon emoticon

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PARKERB2 12/1/2010 3:07PM

    emoticon40 lbs is a lot. Feel good about yourself and the progress you've made this year. emoticon

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AL_ROX 12/1/2010 3:00PM

    Congrats on your 40 pound weight loss!!!!

That's awesome emoticon

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August Wrap-up and September Goals

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

8/01/10 - 259lbs
8/31/10 - 254lbs (-5 lbs)

I didn't lose the 8lbs intended, but I'm still happy with -5lbs, especially with 5 days of cheating.

I have a new incentive, I'm going to visit my cousin who moved to Alabama 10/22, sooo I'm hoping to lose at least 10lbs by then emoticon

I wasn't as committed to my goals last month, so I'm going to use the same goals, but to have a firmer commitment to them


1 - Work out 5 days a week (60 mins or more)

2 - Bring my lunch at least 3 days/week (typically during work week, I eat out all 5 days)

3 - Limit sugar substitutes (currently no sugar but plenty of sugar substitutes)

4- Drink 64oz + water

For September:
SW: 254lbs

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SCRAPHAPPY94 9/8/2010 9:36AM

    Those 10 lbs are sure to come off. Good luck with your goals!

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JULIANNAROSE 9/2/2010 12:35PM

    Good luck with your goals. Motivational things are great for incentive! emoticon

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CATTI53 9/2/2010 11:52AM

    Congrats on the 5 lbs. I know you're going to have a great September!! Remember...this is a life style change so small steps/changes really make the difference as they become "new" habits that you don't even have to think about. Have a great day!!!

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GESHANNON 8/31/2010 10:49PM

    Congrats on the 5 pounds. I'm sure Sept. will be great with your goals. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GGMOM06 8/31/2010 9:01PM

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NAMSMOMMY 8/31/2010 8:41PM

    Good luck on your new month! :-)

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*AMBER512 8/31/2010 8:29PM

    WTG on the five pounds lost!

Hey! I'm cutting back on sugar subs too. Still have Stevia in a few things, but I have cut back on how much I'm using.

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MCATHY57 8/31/2010 7:42PM

    Good luck with your goals. You can do this! emoticon

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Lowering my head in shame

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Well went on vacation and a 5 day hiatus from my diet, totally blew it...and I haven't exercised for a week.

I'm trying to be gentle with myself it's hard...trying to look at it as 5 days could've been 5 weeks etc. Its also TOM so I refuse to weigh myself until next week to see how much damage I did...eek!

Deep breath, day 1 of restarting good habits :)

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PJMOMMATO3 8/25/2010 5:50PM

    Don't be too hard on yourself. It was just 5 days and you are back on track. Good for you for getting back on track!

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MAKING140BY40 8/25/2010 4:50PM

    I'm in the same spot. I went camping over a week ago and I now continue to make bad food choices. I also have not been exercising which for me is usually a walk. Yesterday was the first day in awhile I got all my water in. I have made plans to walk with a friend today and tomorrow. That will motivate me to get moving again! Good luck we can do it! Let's get back to it!

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*AMBER512 8/25/2010 4:21PM

    I'll do that, too. REFUSE to weigh myself. You know you weren't doing your best, you don't need some device to try and bring you down! Get back in it girl, you can do it!

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SASSYBLONDE69 8/25/2010 4:11PM

    Don't be too hard on yourself. It's a vacation, right? Before i went on my vacation, I had lost another 2.2 lbs (1 kg). When I came back from vacation, I had gained it back. I'm not fretting though, because I know how to make it go away, I know what i need to do. Being down on yourself doesn't accomplish anything but making you feel bad! So stop it! And be proud of yourself that you're taking control again! emoticon

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ANNASMOM11 8/25/2010 4:09PM

    Keep your head up and good for you for getting back to those good habits. I too am just back from vacation and feel like I am starting all over again.

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August Accountability (Week 2)

Monday, August 16, 2010

I was tempted in many social situations this last weekend and not prepared. I cheated for a day and a half, however avoided sugar. I did somehow manage to lose 1lb tho :)

Ok I mean it this time (lol), I will have a better 3rd week!

1 - Work out 5 days a week (60 mins or more)- 8/15/10 - only 4 times

2 - Bring my lunch at least 3 days/week (typically during work week, I eat out all 5 days) - - 8/15/10 - MET!!

3 - Limit sugar substitutes (currently no sugar but plenty of sugar substitutes) - 8/15/10 - Did better on most days, however not all.

4- Drink 64oz + water - 8/15/10 - achieved on 6 days

Starting weight: 259lbs
Week 1 results: 259lbs
Week 2 results: 258lbs (-1)


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*AMBER512 8/16/2010 11:28PM

    You can do it! WTG on that one pound loss. I take any and all losses! Heck, staying the same is fine by me too. =)

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RED_WRITINGHOOD 8/16/2010 9:33PM

    Sounds like your doing wonderful!! Congratulations on the weight loss!

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NAMSMOMMY 8/16/2010 5:37PM

    I made the mistake of weighing today and I am up from last week, so hopefully in the next two-and-a-half days I can lose it all! lol.

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ANNTORR53 8/16/2010 5:09PM

    Way to go. Sounds like you are doing very well. I still haven't lost anything. I was good this weekend. What's up with the sweeteners? Also, do you know why regular iced tea is bad?

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