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223 pounds - an all time high. College Graduation (4.30.11)

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So after a great first half of 2012, I put a majority of the weight back on. It's January 2nd and this isn't just a plain old resolution... I have another biggest loser competition coming up and a wedding in 2014 to plan. Most importantly, it's about doing it right and getting healthy.

HERE WE GO 2013!

I just graduated college in May '11 at an all time high weight of 223. After getting my first job and having one of the hardest transitions of my life, I've decided it's time to move on and start living right. I want to lose an ultimate goal of 70+ pounds and get to a healthy weight of 150. I'm on my way so here we go...

Forgot to add - to give some reference, I'm 5'7.

Member Since: 2/14/2012

Fitness Minutes: 1,022

My Goals:
- Make this weight loss a lifestyle change, not a temporary diet.
- Run a 5K.
- Run a 10K.
- Run a marathon.
- Wear a bikini this summer
- Ultimately drop to a size 8 (for short term: simply not be able to shop in the Plus Size section/Lane Bryant)

204 - 1/2/13
194 (10 lbs) - TBD
184 (20 lbs/10%) - TBD
174 (30 lbs) - TBD
164 (40 lbs) - TBD

223 - Pre-SparkPeople Weight
218 - SP Start Weight
211 (5%) - 2/6/12
200 (10%) - 2/26/12
193 (30 lbs) - 3/15/12
183 (40 lbs) - 4/6/12
173 (50 lbs) - 4/30/12
169 (Break 170's) - 5/17/12
163 (60 lbs): TBD
159 (Break 160's): TBD
150 (Final Goal): TBD

My Program:
Completely revamped my diet by adding fresh fruits and veggies.

I started by going to the gym 6-7 days a week (3 days weights/4 days cardio). At this point, I'm doing 4-5 days, but getting activity in somehow everyday of the week!

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  • v CANES4EVER63
    I'm glad you're back, and it sounds like you've had such an exciting break off from spark!!

    I've been doing well - finished school (again), passed my boards, started work, moving in 2 weeks, it's so much happening at once!!
    2068 days ago
    Hi there! Thank you so much for adding me! Sorry it took me so long to accept the request, I haven't been very active on spark people lately. But now that it's summer I am really feeling the need to get in shape, ya know? How is your summer so far?
    2230 days ago
  • v STORMY96
    Id like to invite you to join in my challenge to lose 10 pound in July. i know some of us might be saying 10 pounds? that is too much! cant do it! But i here to tell u i did it for 7 months straight, b4 i got sick with cancer and had dropped out for a yr and a half. if u stay within ur calories that are alotted and if u track everything that passes ur lips u can do it too. I was never one that stayed on a diet more than 3 weeks at a time, and then I'd get discouraged and dropped off. i lost 75 pounds just doing calorie counting and tracking to make sure i never went over. i barely exercised ...i am handicapped and i cant do exercises in the conventional way but i flapped my arms while sitting and leg raises. very minimal stuff. the idea was to keep moving and i did that. so i know with disipline, encouragement and motivation u can too.. so i invite u to come and join me on my 10 pound challenge! emoticon emoticon
    click on link below! or if that doesnt work cut and paste it! please join me on my new journey to begin again!!
    2276 days ago
  • v CANES4EVER63
    Mentally, yes. Physically, no. I gave blood yesterday, so I had an "easy" workout. I was going to make up for it today by running a 5K, but at 15 minutes in, I felt like I was going to faint, so I stopped. I did do the elliptical (slowly for some parts of it) for 23 minutes, so I did manage to get in 45 minutes today, but they weren't intense. I'm really disappointed that I wasn't able to even get to 2 miles today though, I managed just under 1.5 miles. I can only hope that it is due to giving blood. I'm going to try again tomorrow. I have to get a 5K in either tomorrow or Sunday though!

    How are you doing though?
    2302 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/1/2012 5:29:44 PM
  • v CANES4EVER63
    Thanks for the article I'm still completely motivated and I'm 100% definitely NOT giving up. But I'm just discouraged is all. I've just been in a bad mood all day and seeing the number on the scale didn't help. I knew it would go up, I just didn't expect it to go up THAT much. But I weighed myself before I went to the gym and it was the same number as this maybe it'll have dropped tomorrow since you tend to weigh the most in the middle of the day. We'll just have to see.
    2305 days ago
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