I still have a ways to go but I'm now able to curl 35 lb dumbbells again. When I got off track with my workouts, I not only gained weight and lost energy, my strength went down too. Since I love lifting, I'm so happy to be motivated to be back in the gym!
Mariagi (Maria) Central Time Chicago Proud member of the Golden Phoenix BL Challenge
"Throwing in the towel is no longer an option. The only towel I'm throwing now, is landing in my gym bag."
"And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?" Rumi
"Remember why you started"
current weight: 168.0
Fitness Minutes: (173,680)
3/21/17 3:27 P
I still haven't gotten to my goal weight. It's an up and down journey but I am trying harder and am seeing some results.
No. 1... I can see my waistline No. 2... My clothes are getting looser No. 3.. I work harder at eating healthy and watching the labels and information. No. 4..Tracking is automatic each day...I am learning to track more than 1x a day. No. 5..Move better most of the time unless I overdo it and make myself sore
I can do so many more things. I can walk and walk without having to look for a place to set down. I can ride my bike for miles. I can bend over and pick things up off the floor. I can exercise for an hour and feel like I can them do even more. I don't need the seatbelt extender and I don't lock up my seatbelt all the time. I can set at a booth and not have my body squished in there and wonder how I will eat. I set on chairs and not worry that I will break them. I can set in chairs with arms on the sides and not feel like I am wearing the chair. I don't have to worry about how I will get out of the chair either. That's some of the things I can do better without the extra 163 pounds. Life is easier.
Pounds lost: 163.0
Fitness Minutes: (820)
48 3/4/17 11:21 A
Having lost over 100 lbs, I had the confidence and capability to go sky diving and bungee jumping 2 years ago for the first time. I also ordered and wore my first bikini. I've hiked up to 13,000 ft elevation, something I doubt I could achieve carrying around that extra weight. Then there are the simple things like improved group exercise performance, I can run longer distances and be more active with fewer injuries. It's been a new me!
Highest Weight: 267 lbs (2008) Goal: 140-145 lbs
current weight: 154.6
Fitness Minutes: (157,538)
2/18/17 4:35 A
I can run, I can climb four hundred stairs without huffing and puffing, I can do proper push ups, I can lift and carry surprisingly heavy objects surprisingly long. I can bike uphill from the river to our house without stopping - in pre-Spark times I had to get off and push the bike at the steepest parts. Nothing extraordinary but all this feels very good, and everyday activities are very easy to do.
Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 2/18/2017 (04:37)
Goal weight: 59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds CET (Europe, Hungary)
Maintenance Lessons Learned: -go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase -just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing -work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood -do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work -avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings
288 Maintenance Weeks
Fitness Minutes: (22,082)
2/17/17 1:02 P
I can get up and down off the floor with ease. When I decided to change my life (i.e.,the way I ate and moved) a big part was that we had house rabbits and when I got down on the floor with them it was hard to get up. At age 61 I realized it was only going to get harder. The more important thing though is that I can now move with ease and I love it!
Persistence is more important than perfection.
205 Maintenance Weeks
Fitness Minutes: (22,082)
2/16/17 1:57 P
Being overweight can make some activities harder. I'm writing an article about what our members can do now that they've lost weight. Tell us: Are there any activities you can do now that you couldn't do before you lost weight? What is the activity/activities and how do you feel now that you can accomplish them?
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