40,000-49,999 SparkPoints 46,250

Down 45.6 # 6-10-18

May is done! thank goodness

day 150 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/1/2018


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Becky's top 10 tips!

1.) Count calories daily
2.) Strength training at least 2x a week
3.) Cardio at last 3x a week.
4.) Learn to manage your stress. Let it go.
5.) Reduce eating out and convenience food snacking.
6.) Find at least one person locally to be your cheerleader.
7.) Every day tell your body you respect and love it.
8.) Analyze why you have been fat/obese with a journal or counselor.
9.) Give your body needed rest. Losing weight is hard for it.
10.) Realize that eating isn't your life.

Age 54, height 5 foot, 5.4 inches
2018 goal weight: 225
2019 goal weight: 185
2020 goal weight: 165

Weigh in: 06-10-18: 241.4 (-45.6)
Weigh in: 05-27-18: 243 (-44)
Weigh in: 05-19-18: 249.4 (-37.6)
Weigh in: 05-06-18: 252 (-35)
Weigh in: 04-15-18: 254.4 (-33)
Weigh in: 03-31-18: 254.6 (-32.4)
Weigh in: 03-14-18: 258.8 (-28.8)
Weigh in: 02-28-18: 263 (-24)
Weigh in: 02-14-18: 267.8 (-19.2)
Weigh in: 01-31-18: 272.8 (-14.2)
1st Weight: 12-10-18: 287

My FIRST Spark Journey started in 2006
(my most successful journey yet)
Age 43
starting weight 237 (2/06)
ending weight 172 (4/07)
13 months at 1.07 pounds per week
Loss: 65#
+ another 15 before Spark = 80#

My SECOND Spark return (5 months later)
I had gained 49 pounds! My body really prefers a 220-230 weight.
Age 45 (peri-menopause)
starting weight 221 (8/08)
ending weight 213 (11/08)
3 months at 0.61 pounds per week
Loss: 8#
~~ I've now exceeded this journey in terms of days and amount lost.

My THIRD Spark Journey (a year later)
I had only gained another 10 pounds which really is good considering
Age 46 (peri-menopause)
starting weight 231 (8/09)
ending weight 208 (4/10)
8 months at 0.63 pounds per week
Loss: 23#
~~ I've now exceeded this journey in terms of amount lost.

My FOURTH Spark Journey (6 years later)
I had gained back 108 pounds.
pretty much back where I had started
Age 52
Starting Weight: 280 (05/16)
Ending Weight: 262 (08/16)
3 months at 1.21 pound a week
Loss: 18#
~~ I've now exceeded this journey in terms of days and amount lost.

Workouts public at SP and
Calorie log public at My Fitness Pal
(user: IntotheLabyrinth)

Member Since: 2/17/2006

Fitness Minutes: 22,526

My Goals:
Integrating Self Love with Body Image while Getting Fit and Healthy

My Program:
1200 - 1650 calories tracked every day

Nutrition Goals:
BTW my calorie counter is public on My Fitness Pal
40 carbs, 30 fat, 30 protein
Mediterranean Diet and DASH
Increase Mindful Eating
Veggies 2x a day
Fruits 1-2x a day
Fiber 21 g per day
Sodium Goals 1500 mg per day
Dining out less then 10x a month

Fitness Goals:
BTW my fitness tracker is public on SP
Cardio 4x a week (Team Body Project dot com)
Strength training 2x a week (Jari Love dvds)
Rest day is generally Sunday

Personal Information:
A supportive spouse who is working out with me 2x a week
2 college kids who mean the world to me

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    Becky-- I would be SO disappointed if you started being a! You just keep being a real person ( and a pretty fantastic one, in my humble opinion emoticon ), and keep writing for yourself. Us lucky ones, who get you, and are privileged to share part of your journey, want it real, warts and all! I do not believe anymore that any of us truly grow, stretch, and change, if we are unwilling to risk being vulnerable. I don't spend time these days people pleasing like I once did, and it is such a flipping relief to just own my stuff, and to be moving forward in life, strictly for ME!! I don't have even half of the answers, but it doesn't mean I am going to stop trying the understand the nature of my nature!! So, on my hard days, my "I am sick of trying" days, my days of fear and frustration, I will keep coming back......because I am worth every effort I have made to get better!!!

    So very, very glad you're here, too. You make Spark special for many of us.
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    your welcome
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    emoticon on being the Spark Motivator of the Day!!!! emoticon
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