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    STEPH-KNEE   72,203
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Consistency: 55lbs down, 37 to go.

Sunday, October 28, 2012



So consistency is totally the key to me losing 55 pounds, and it will be the tool I continue to use to lose 37 more. I have been on Spark daily now for just over 7 months! That is the longest I have to stuck with any diet or lifestyle plan. 55 pounds is the most I've EVER lost during any weight loss attempt. 217 is the lowest weight I've seen in at least 5 years! emoticon I have bad days, I have noticed a trend of me having about 6 bad days a month. 6 sounds like a lot, it's almost a week, but it's amazing how if we hang in there and emoticon , we can just keep on going.

I am sort of tweaking some things right now, only just a bit. I now have a fitness goal of working out 5 days for sure, 6 if I'm up to it. I used to push myself so hard to meet these calories burned goals that were making me miserable. Why would I want to be miserable?

So the revamped plan is to burn 1320 calories per week. That number works out great for me.

My goals are now set to lose 1.4 pounds a week which has me at a max calorie range of 1720. Now that is some calories I can work with! I don't find myself eating extra just "because I can", but on those hungrier days I am happy to use them up.

With the Holidays coming and a vacation to my Grandma's house for 6 days out of my beautiful 24 day vacation (I can't freakin' wait you guys LOL emoticon), there is going to be some buffet eating (she lives in Vegas baby). There is going to be some indulging, but at the end of the day consistency is what matters. What we do the majority of the time is what can get us to where we want to go, or stop us dead in our tracks. It took me so long to learn this, but now that I did I'm holding on tight!

Consistency took me from 272ISH:


To 217 (photo shows 227 but close enough, new pictures at 60lbs down for sure):


^217

And I know it'll take me right down the road to Onederland!
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DEBSZOO74 11/7/2012 9:18PM

    You are doing GREAT, Stephanie! emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 11/6/2012 9:13PM

    Boom! You got this thing in the bag!

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JECKIE 11/5/2012 8:19AM

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MUTANTQUEEN 10/31/2012 6:22PM

    Perfect! Doesn't it feel great to start to put the pieces together? Congratulations on your success!

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HEATHERFREE 10/30/2012 11:27PM

    LOVE IT!!! yes consistency is key.......if only I could consistently do the good things! lol I'm still going just very slowly, but I'm okay with that, because that number on the scale is still going down. I ahhh! just can't believe you are this close to onederland!!!! and NEVER goin back to the twos EVER!!! I can't wait til i get there!

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5KGRANNY 10/29/2012 6:16PM

    Good job Stephanie!! Only go through the buffet once---they can be killers. Have a great vacation.

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PRINCESSAMY 10/29/2012 3:34PM

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KAESEA78 10/29/2012 5:34AM

    Hey lady-this is awesome. You are also a very consistent spark friend and I truly need and appreciate that!!! You are so close to onederland and I am so proud of you! Thank you for always being there for us to lean on or to use you as a sounding board. I hope you enjoy your vaca!!!

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JESSICA_STULTZ 10/29/2012 2:02AM

    I always love the comparison pictures. So nice to be able to be able to recognize the changes that way. I look in the mirror and don't see significant changes in my stomach region.. but when I look at pictures and compare it is a big difference. Congrats on making it as far as you have, staying consistent, and making it past the rough parts in your journey. So glad to see you have not given up, even when you know you've had rough days. PS. I'm not sure there is one of us on this site that doesn't have a bad day every now and then. Just gotta keep pushing on and do what you do best, kick that weigh to the curb! (Which you have clearly been doing quite well!) 55 is a big number! You will hit that 37 more in no time.. and I will still be right here cheering you on!
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WEBEZE 10/28/2012 10:39PM

    emoticon Your are doing great. I don't worry so much any more about the day here or there that spikes. Looking at my weekly average gives me a better picture of how I am doing. Keep staying consistent and you will see onederland soon.
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EATVEGAN 10/28/2012 10:29PM

    With your attitude Onederland won't be far away. SP does a good job with their calorie in and out goals, but when it comes down to it, we each have to tweak things to fit us. You are so wise to be comfortable with that. Fifty-five lbs. Wow!! emoticon emoticon

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SRITHI97 10/28/2012 9:31PM

    You are doing Great!

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RALWINE 10/28/2012 9:04PM

    So proud of you!!! Can't wait to join you in Onederland, too. I will have to learn about this....Consistency...lol I don't do too badly, actually, but like you, I have my hungrier days. I usually have a couple and then I get back on track. When I look back, they weren't nearly as dramatic as they seemed at the time, either.

Keep Sparkling! Oh, and tell all about Adam Levine!

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LRSILVER 10/28/2012 5:31PM

    emoticon job.. emoticon you are doing emoticon
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TIMELAG 10/28/2012 3:22PM

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Consistency is key!

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THESHELBSTER 10/28/2012 3:18PM

    Love this. You are amazing. So proud of you and love you lots.

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GEMINIGEM6 10/28/2012 3:11PM

    Girl you got this thing down to a science with the numbers! You are def going to reach your goal. I have no doubt about it! And look how great you look! What a difference! I can't wait to post pics like that myself again. Sigh. Lol. And you're right, it is def consistency that leads to the breakthrough!

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BKWERM 10/28/2012 2:12PM

    Congratulations! You are doing emoticon

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SHRINK_U 10/28/2012 12:31PM

    You are definitely on the road to ONEderland! woohoo!!!! You have done an amazing job with consistency. Look what you have done in 7 months... how exciting it is to think where you will be a year from now. Yay!!

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LUV4CHOCOLATE 10/28/2012 12:29PM

    Keep going, you are doing GREAT!

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SONIA260 10/28/2012 11:55AM

    awesome stuff!!!!!

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FITMAY 10/28/2012 11:50AM

    Totally emoticon just emoticon you can reach your ultimate goal!
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FATTOFIT56 10/28/2012 11:30AM

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I am glad I read your blog. ts so motivational. emoticon on your weight los

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GLASSART43 10/28/2012 9:59AM

    Keep up the good work!
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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/28/2012 9:57AM

    You are so right. Consistency is key. Congrats!

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_KATHY 10/28/2012 9:37AM

    That's where it's at. Living your life and having fun and being consistent with what you eat and your exercise. Great job!

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CANES4EVER63 10/28/2012 8:44AM

    WOO! Keep up the amazing work!!

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TACONES 10/28/2012 8:21AM

    Great job. emoticon

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WELLNESSME09 10/28/2012 7:24AM

    You did it! good for you!
You are a great inpiration!! emoticon

Keep up the good work! emoticon

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KITT52 10/28/2012 7:08AM

    great job...just keep pushing for the best...you deserve it....
this is a long and winding road but you can do it.....it will make such a change in your life....

I have been with Spark People over 6 year, lost 200+ pounds and have kept it off for nearly 3 years now....

and your right I did it by being consistent, not perfect but consistent....


Have a healthy week

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CHICAT63 10/28/2012 6:53AM

    Woohoo you are doing awesome, because you are !!!!! emoticon For me planning is the key.

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AELI2468 10/28/2012 6:47AM

    That is amazing progress in 7 months. You should be so proud of yourself!
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MARI-SERV 10/28/2012 5:57AM

    I am impressed !! Excellent job emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 10/28/2012 5:51AM

  Keep up the great work!!! emoticon

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GRACEMCC45 10/28/2012 5:32AM

    Whoop whoop! Look at ya go!

I love your attitude here - You are doing amazing girl!!!

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TCANNO 10/28/2012 5:22AM

    Well done
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CARPENTERGAL 10/28/2012 5:20AM

    Way to go awesome job on staying consistent... it really does seem so hard at times. I am working on that right now though I havent been tooo horrible LOL. Your going to hit that magical world of Oneder land soon i know you will... keep up the great work YOU CAN DO IT!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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