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7/2/14 4:35 P

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Welcome home! It took me three tries, but I finally GOT it! I will be celebrating my 1 year maintenance anniversary in a couple of weeks! emoticon You can do it, too!

Jaynee-Pacific Time Goal reached with 130# loss, 138# total loss

Exercise, eat, track, repeat!!

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7/1/14 7:25 A

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Welcome and best wishes!

If you can't love yourself, how are ya gonna love somebody else? - RuPaul

Take action, and inspiration will follow - Gilad

Change without losing yourself and you can accomplish anything. - Tim Gunn

Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars - Casey Kasem (RIP :( )

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7/1/14 6:45 A

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I love sweets also and found taking 2,000 mg of L-Glutemaine has helped.

emoticon towards your goals and you will meet them.

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"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do." -Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

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6/30/14 11:32 P

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6/30/14 9:42 P

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Welcome Michelle! Sounds like you have a good plan for starting out and with the shakes for maintaining. It is probably a good idea to cut back on them slowly once you lose the weight and incorporate your healthy foods. This is my third try as well, in more ways than one. I have been successful in the past, it's just the keeping on that's tough. 100 miles is a great walking goal. I've also set up a couple walking goals for myself and it is really exciting to work towards them!

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Starting weight: 309.4
1st goal: 10.4 pounds, 299 by July 2, 2014 (met June 25th)
2nd goal: 30 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 269 by October 15, 2014 (met September 24th)
3rd goal: 27 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 242 by January 7, 2015


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6/30/14 2:56 P

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My name is Michelle and I'm back for a third try.
I think I have the right motivation this time and with the SparkPeople app for my phone I hope it will be easier to keep track of my food than it was before.

My daughter is getting married October 18th and I have to drop some of this weight before then.

I've been successful with Visalus in the past (I lost 30 lbs in 16 weeks), but the weight came back as soon as I stopped the shakes. I'm going to use Visalus again this time. I'll do two shakes, one healthy meal and 3 healthy snacks each day. Once I drop the weight I'll maintain with one shake a day and 2 healthy meals.

I love eating and I love sweets--those are going to be my toughest hurdles. I have a really nice juicer, but it is far over our budget to do much juicing.

I started using a Misfit Shine fitness tracker and I'm using RunKeeper to know how far I've walked each time I go out walking. My walking goal is 100 miles (no deadline). For my first walk, I walked 1.3 miles this morning with an average min/mile of 20.56.

Yesterday I tried the SparkPeople fitness assessment test and it was a total embarrassment! I could only do 4 push-ups and NO crunches. I didn't realize I was THAT out of shape.

It is 3.8 miles to my work. I'm going to ride my bike to work tonight.


Hike your own Hike!

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