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30 lbs GONE!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Today was a great weigh in day: I hit 30.0 lbs lost, and my BMI is under 30 which means I'm no longer obese!! emoticon I believe the last time I was at this weight was 2007.

This week, I went over my calorie range 5 days out of 7. I had my sister's birthday party and Thanksgiving dinner, which were both very challenging. I didn't go "all out", but I indulged enough that I didn't feel deprived or left out. I knew it had been a rough week, so yesterday I was determined to have a GREAT day to boost my chances of having a happy weigh in this morning. I planned all my meals and snacks and entered them into my nutrition tracker before starting my day. I went fairly light on carbs. I had 10 glasses of water. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill (walk/jog), a 60 minute walk outside, a 45 minute bootcamp class, and 15 more minutes on the treadmill. Overkill? Perhaps. But I don't do this every day, and I just wanted to feel like I did everything I could possibly do for at least one day. This morning I lost 2.0 lbs, and I felt SO great!

I've been running outside instead of on the treadmill lately. Yesterday was the first time in a long time I ran on the treadmill, and I discovered that going at the same 4.5 mph pace that I used this summer felt too easy! I bumped it up to 5.0 mph and it felt completely comfortable. 30 pounds ago, 5.0 mph felt impossible. I'm hoping that once I get to my goal weight I'll be up to 6.0 mph. I downloaded the couch to 10k program on my iPod so that I can start training. My goal is to run the 10k in the PEI Marathon in October 2014.

I want to give a BIG shout out to my BLC23 team - the Sunset Stingrays! emoticon I am SOO happy I joined this 12 week challenge. My teammates and the posted challenges have played a HUGE part in keeping me motivated and helping me lose weight. I would highly recommend it to any of my Spark Friends who are looking for some extra support. (Although BLC24 probably won't be starting until the New Year.)

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FLASUN 10/22/2013 3:51PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You have done FABULOUS!!!! Keep up the GREAT work you are doing.....and emoticon emoticon emoticon Yeah Stingrays!!!!

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TOSHIKO120 10/18/2013 3:20PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon So excited for your progress! You are inspiring me along my own trek to ONEderland! I'm on your heels, girl!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KARENRAU123 10/16/2013 8:39PM

    Wow! Congratulations! I am so very happy for you. Thank you for sharing your success.

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MALAMI518 10/16/2013 4:53PM

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What a happy, uplifting blog! You are doing a fantastic job, and it's paying off for you!

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GODZDESIGN95 10/16/2013 3:36PM

    emoticon Go bumped tread up to 5 emoticon its so motivating to see when you look back where you started from and the scale shows your hard work and dedication. emoticon

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MELODYTARYN 10/16/2013 1:46PM

    Awesome. Your hard work paid off. Great goal for next year. I was hoping to do the 5k this year but chickened out. Too much going on this week, plus I am working until 1am that morning. Congratulations!

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AZMOM1 10/16/2013 1:37PM

    Way to go! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHANTODD420 10/16/2013 12:44PM

    Congrats on your weight loss and keep up the hard work. Have a healthy and happy Wednesday.

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HERONDIPITY 10/16/2013 12:30PM

    Yay!! Good job! What a wonderful milestone!

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PEGGYO 10/16/2013 11:49AM

    Way to go! emoticon m emoticon emoticon

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PRINCESS_SOFI 10/16/2013 11:30AM

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KELLYFROG 10/16/2013 11:00AM

    Congratulations!! You are doing an amazing job! emoticon

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NUTZ4HARRY 10/16/2013 10:32AM

    Awesome job! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBB1313 10/16/2013 9:41AM

    Congratulations on the milestone of 30lbs gone! That's awesome. You've been doing a great job and you'll be at your goal before you know it if you stay the course. The Stingrays are here for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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