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A lot of changes have happened since I first joined. The husband retired from the Navy. All kids are grown. We have 6 grandkids now. I've quit coloring my hair (it just got to be too much). We moved back to East Tennessee, and I've gained back most of what I'd lost.

So... it's official. I'm back to tracking. I found myself a new gym/trainers. I'm also back into karate working towards my black belt. Hoping to have that in a year or less.

Wish me luck!

Member Since: 1/6/2010

Fitness Minutes: 31,158

My Goals:
"I started out at 189 on September 27, 2009. I've already lost 25 lbs. Idealistically, I would like to loose 40 more, but my husband thinks it would be too much."

That was back in 2010/11. My goals are pretty much the same. As of today (3Sept2017), I am at 181. I would like to lose down to around 135. In reality weight is more of a side note. What I really want to see is no more back fat, an actual hourglass shape, smaller thighs, and not so flabby triceps.

My Program:
2010 program "Meet with a Doctor and Nutritionist to evaluate my health and diet. Meet with a personal trainer 3 times a week for strength training. Do cardio minumum 30 minutes for at least 5 days a week and throw a few different classes every once in a while to mix it up."

2017 program Since I've done this before, I know what works now. I'm in Orangetheory classes 2-3 times a week, karate minimum 3 days a week and supplementing extra cardio when I can. The problem child for me will be sticking to tracking calories. Nutritionist last time put me on a 1400 calorie "diet" (I hate that word), so I'll stick with that range.

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    You are an inspiration my friend! I am back on the spark and have made it to the gym for the last 10 of 11 days! I missed one day due to short gym hours-house cleaning and grocery shopping, I think mopping the house made up for my missing:) Keep on keeping on girl! emoticon
    2964 days ago
    emoticon on passing your real estate licensing exam!

    3422 days ago
    The progress you've made since January is incredible! Do you think it's more about the personal training...or the nutrition? I am learning at this stage in my life (40+) that it takes BOTH - simultaneously - to see results. I'm struggling w/that! Which was harder for you to adopt?
    Keep it up! Wishing you TONS of success!
    3458 days ago
    WOW WEE! Can't believe the exercise minutes you just crossed. I'm currently at what your starting weight was and would be happy to maintain 150. I'm inspired. I hope I can do as well in the next 6 months as you have in the last 6 months. Keep it up.
    3461 days ago
    I started at same start weight as you. I hope I can be as successful! I might look into this training thing.
    3467 days ago
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