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Gettin' my guns! 140 lbs down!

Monday, April 14, 2014      3 comments

Well... I started lifting in January... The process has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself! I have gained so much and learned more than I thought possibl... Read more

It's a real balancing act...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014      2 comments

So... I am having huge success with my new training/workout regime... The scale is staying put, but the clothes are getting more and more loose... belts are getting belted tighter... workout clothes are being traded in for smaller ones... but...... Read more

I need a new belt!

Friday, January 24, 2014      5 comments

So, the scale is still not cooperating with my efforts... but... based on the fact that I am actually going to have to go buy a new belt, I would say that things are going well! The belt I am wearing was the one I have had throughout this j... Read more

Bring the burn!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014      3 comments

I think that as I move into the second week of my new life challenge, the hard work is about to start paying dividends... not that it hasn't already... 8 lbs down... more than 2% body fat down... BMI down a couple points... The first week w... Read more

Winning! Loving my new way of life! 134 lbs down.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014      6 comments

Well, the scale still isn't giving it up easily... but there are a few reasons for that... First.. I know I am adding muscle like crazy... so the scale will hide those losses for a little while longer... until it just cant keep up with the ... Read more

2% body fat lost this week...

Saturday, January 18, 2014      1 comments

The scale wasn't giving up a single pound this week (-.2 pounds)... but that's ok... I have been strength training pretty hard the last week and a half... and I will happily take a 2% loss in body fat! I can feel the change in my body... Read more

OMG! This soup recipe rocks! Best soup I have ever had!

Friday, January 17, 2014      0 comments

OK... Trust me on this one... the flavors of this soup, the creamy texture .... So delicious! Just made this last night for the first time and I will be making it often... maybe even adding some shredded chicken for extra protein... Enjoy! ... Read more

How I lost 130 lbs in one year... a rundown...

Thursday, January 16, 2014      5 comments

My heaviest weight is really an unknown number, as the scale I had would only weigh up to 330 lbs... I'm sure I was at one point around 350lbs. I have received a few emails from people since I have returned to Spark people, asking me how I... Read more

An ordinary day.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014      2 comments

I have come to the understanding that every day can't be a ground breaking day... That sometimes we have to appreciate those in-between days where we don't make any huge leaps or bounds... don't lose a pound... don't feel super energized..... Read more

Down 5.6 pounds in the first week of my re-start!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014      1 comments

Well... I'm kicking butt and owning it! The first week back here and I am reminded of all the reasons I love this place... and challenging myself to achieve my goals! I felt like I was in a holding pattern with my weight for the last ... Read more

The pain of a good workout :)

Friday, January 10, 2014      0 comments

Adding weights to my exercise routine has been and will be a benefit in many ways, but one of those reasons is an unexpected and welcome friend :) On days when you feel like you're working hard, but not seeing the changes on the scale... ... Read more

Life is great! Gym day was awesome!

Thursday, January 09, 2014      0 comments

So... 7:00 am and i was on my way to the gym yesterday... with blanket marks still on my face :) Met with my trainer... who, during the consultation, turned to me and said 'you look like you're in pretty good shape'... yup, he said that to ... Read more

It's On! It's On!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014      1 comments

Eating. check Cardio. check Weights. check Positivity. check So it begins... I've lost a pound and a half total, but also gained a pound and a half of muscle... the tables are turning! Cant believe how different it feels going into... Read more

Restart... 43 lbs to go!

Tuesday, January 07, 2014      1 comments

Ok... restart... I have lost and maintained a loss of aprx. 130 lbs in three years... I have returned to finish the job :) I have reset my ticker to record and display my new goal of 43 lbs to lose.... I started at over 330 lbs th... Read more

First day back at a gym in 14 years yesterday! Woot!

Tuesday, January 07, 2014      1 comments

Well, once the nerves settled down and I saw a few peeps I knew, settled into some cardio... and hooked up with my "workout buddy"... Decided to make an appointment with a trainer... tomorrow morning at 7:30 am... gunna get a weight liftin... Read more


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