Me in Mexico on my Honeymoon in October 2008. I weighed 185lbs. I was on a cruise.

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This is me at185lbs.

On October 2007 I weight about 210lbs.My sister called me and told me she was diagnosed with pre-type II diabetes. My grandmother passed away because of diabetes. I remember her losing her legs and having good and bad days. Something snapped in me and I swore I have to change now.This disease actually runs in my family along with high blood pressure. I been on a healthy kick for 1 year and 3 months.

About 4 months ago I was at 175 lbs, but I got in a major accident and was told I need to stop working out until I got the all clear from the doctor. That did not come until 2 months after my accident. The 1st month my eating was fine, but slowly I started to go back to my bad eating habits. And by then I really did not feel like going back to the gym. Well not being active and eating bad food, I gained back 10lbs, bring me to 185lbs in November 2008. I had the nerve to gain back the 10lbs of the 35lbs I worked so hard to lose. I found SP in the last week of December 2008 and it was really just in time.

I was really depressed about my weight swing back into the other direction. I am determined to get to my goal weight the right way. Plus with a little help from diet pills, healthy eating, tons of support and working out.

************Diet Tools that are helping me*********

My current BMR= 1608.95.

Various activity levels -
Sedentary = BMR X 1.2 (little or no exercise, desk job)
Lightly active = BMR X 1.375 (light exercise 1-3 days/wk)
Mod. active = BMR X 1.55 (moderate exercise 3-5 days/wk)
Very active = BMR X 1.725 (hard exercise 6-7 days/wk)
Extr. active = BMR X 1.9 (hard daily exercise/ physical job or 2X day training, i.e marathon, contest etc.)

I have a Sedentary lifestyle (I sit at work)= 1,931
However, I plan to work out 5x a week= 1116 calories burned per week/ 7= 159
So I get to have 2,090 when I exercise
These are my numbers if I want to maintain my current weight (I think). However, (from what I understand) I would have to create a deficit of 500 calories per day if I want to lose 1lbs per week and 1000 deficit if I want 2 lbs per week..

I created a 500 calorie deficit for myself for food.
New numbers
Non-workout days= 1431 calories
Workout days= 1590 calories

All together I would have a 700 calorie deficit, if I stick to my workout average and within my food intake. Now, I just hope my body acts like a computer and does exactly what it is suppose to do. Yeah right!!!

(When I started spark I started at 1,200-1,400 a day. And with exercise it created a deficit of 1131. Apparently you are not suppose to create over a 1000 calorie. (I was not eating enough food)
Per the weight loss Calculator: If I create a deficit of 700 calories on average per day would lose my 30 lbs (See below) :

Based on an average weight loss of 1.4 pounds per week, you will reach your goal weight on:

Jun 24, 2009

Goal is a 27 waist.

Quotes to live by:

You might lose these round
But you have not lost the fight.
By: Me

Fail Again
Fail Better
By: Samuel Beckett

Member Since: 12/26/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,946

My Goals:
Goal for 2009:

175lbs- DONE! 1/9/2009



-10 lbs- facial - DONE!

-15 lbs- New dress

-20 lbs- New sneakers and New workout DVD Set -ChaLEAN Extreme (

- 25 lbs- Look for a Marathon! and Try on old clothes

- 30 lbs- New Wardrobe ! Yeah!!!

- 35 lbs- Full day spa package.

At Goal- I will redo my Sparkpage for my next goal. I will not say it until I make it to this 1st goal. !!
Because I have a 2nd goal , but that is after the 1st hurdle.

I look and sign up for a 1/2 marathon. I aways wanted to do one.

My Program:
I am eating 5-6 small meals a day.
I workout 4-5 times a week and mostly in the morning.

I am trying to eat 50/30/20
50%- CARBS
20%- FAT
1,200-1,400 calories

Weigh in only once a week on Sundays.

**I will download new music every Sunday.

Monday- Cardio/45 mins
Tuesday- Strength/ DVD
Wednesday- Off
Thursday- Strength/Dvd
Saturday- Cardio/Strength/ 1.5-2 hours
Sunday- Off

I workout in the mornings before I go to work. That is the only time I can commit to it.

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  • v MAXXIZ20
    Looks like you got it going on. Thanks for the motivation!
    2248 days ago
    "Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!"
    St. Patrick's Day blessing upon you!

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    Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Answer: **5**
    Why? Because there's a difference between deciding & doing.

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    Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter
    Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.
    Poems and songs with pipes and drums
    A thousand welcomes when anyone comes.
    That's the Irish for you!

    Hope you have a wonderful day, SparkiFriend!
    3323 days ago
    Happy Valentines Day! Thanks for stopping by my page. I read over your page and I had the same experience, when I went on other sites like about and prevention it gave more 500-800 calories more than SP. I was torn and didn't know what to do. I just decided that I would eat at the higher end of SP and not feel bad when I occasionally go over. It seems to work. It works for you. Keep up the great work.
    3354 days ago
    OMG Pray for me too! I'm headed to Puerto Rico on Sunday....mmmm Island food...mmmmmm
    3366 days ago
    It says I'm supposed to eat 1520 - 1804 Calories/day! Is that right?

    3371 days ago
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