Hi, my name is Tracy. I am really excited about finding this team through my sp friend! I think it will be just what I need to keep me on track and will give me the support I will need for who knows how long.
I just hit my goal weight and am already self doubting myself. I am still not in the healthy BMI range, wouldn't be there until I lose another 12 pounds and I am not sure I am up for that really. I feel really good about myself and how I look. I am running 4 times a week for a total of about 18 miles each week, then I am doing walking, ST, Zumba and anything else that catches my whim for the week. I am also making myself do stretching after my runs. I am a cardio junkie so I need to make myself do the ST and the stretching.
I just posted my journey story on my sparkpage if anyone would like to read it. Basically I just lost 123 pounds in the past 14 months. I have already lost this weight once before and over the past 11 years it came back, hence the overwhelmed. I DO NOT want to do that again. I am not losing this weight for a third time. This is it for me. I do feel better about lots of things this time around compared to when I lost the first time, so that gives me hope.
My goal right now is to slowly increase my calories. I have been losing weight around 1200-1300 calories, though my range was 1300-1600. I am going to slowly increase it by 100 each week, since I seem to have a hard time making my calories into the ranges needed. I also figure that from there, if I continue to lose weight, it was meant to be. I stopped focussing on the number on the scale when I started running and setting goals for myself there, things just seemed to fall into place.
Sorry I went on so long, I look forward to getting to know everyone here and giving and receiving the support we all need.
5% Summer Challenge member of the Casual Travellers
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Trust the process.
- Bob Harper
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| current weight: 165.0