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Weight down, energy up!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hey all, I've been enjoying sunny weather in the Midwest at my Mom's house. Here's what's been going on:

-Weight has dropped to the 135 point somethings!! So just over 11 lbs to go! I have some advantages now, too: my Mom has agreed to stop leaving snacks around. I do my own cooking here as well, so I know exactly what goes into the food I eat. I also have a good food scale. It makes a big difference to actually weigh food versus just use a measuring cup or similar.

-Training has been going well. I've incorporated speedwork into my running program. The rolling hills of the Midwest allows me to successfully do it, unlike the HUGE hills of Seattle. I do cardio 6 days a week, and now try to do a different type of cardio from day-to-day. Although I still run every other day, I miss running daily, but I'm in the home stretch of weight loss, so going to try to stick with the new plan.

-Still doing mostly at-home strength workouts about 4x a week.

-I'm returning to calorie cycling of 3 days low - 1 high - 2 low - 1 high. I find after about 3 days my weight loss stalls, and continues again if I go up, so I think this will help.


My goal weight right now is 124. I am starting to think I would like to be 116 again (that what I weigh in my profile/goal picture, a few years ago!). My BMI at 116 would be 20.2, still towards the middle of the healthy range for my height, which is 18.524.9. However I may not be able to go that low because I may have too much lean mass right now, meaning my bodyfat % would be too low. I'm going to get to my initial goal and decide then!!!

Keep on keepin' on!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GETFIT2LIVE 5/1/2013 10:46AM

    That is wonderful news all the way around! Of course, you're back there and we're in a stretch of positively gorgeous weather here in the Northwest, supposed to be 70+ the next few days. Hope you find exactly the right combination and decide on a location that makes you happy!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 5/1/2013 10:38AM

    I am SOOOO happy to hear this!!!

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SHEILA1505 5/1/2013 6:55AM

    Happy to hear you are enjoying the sunshine and melting off the pounds - well done

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STEVEN2GO2 5/1/2013 6:38AM

    You are doing awesome, so glad you are enjoying the ample sunshine and that is helping you to be more positive. I enjoyed the overall tone of this blog today, you seem to feel like you will accomplish your goal!

enjoy the emoticon

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LECATES 5/1/2013 6:02AM

    Good going---and sun seems to have a drastic change on your posts----you can feel the energy in this one.

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BEANIES_MOM 5/1/2013 4:50AM

    emoticon It is great to see you so happy and upbeat! You are doing awesome!

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JACKIE542 4/30/2013 11:59PM

    Glad to hear you so happy, I guess sunshine does make a difference.
All of your plans sound great, even Mom is going to help, that is good. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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