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Wants vs. Effort

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

There are a lot of things that i want in life...
1. a great career
2. a loving husband
3. a healthy life

And whenever we talk about what we want out of life, we MUST also discuss our strategies on how to obtain those things that we want. In this case, i'm going to discuss how i'm going to obtain a healthier lifestyle.

I WANT to...
1. Lose weight
1.1 25lbs...reached on January 23, 2012
1.2 50lbs...reached on January 17, 2013
1.3 75lbs
1.4 100lbs
1.5 125lbs
1.6 150lbs

2. Stay within calorie range
2.1 Currently it is set at 1300-1800 cals

3. Burn 7500cals a week (this should give me a 2lb loss each week)

4. Reach my monthly goals (Currently March)
4.1 Complete 125 miles walking/running...completed 71.21 miles
4.2 Complete 2600 crunches...completed 2430
4.3 Complete 3100 Squats...completed 1705

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I started January 5th 2011 at 320lbs
On January 3, 2012 i weighed in at 301.8lbs
Today i weighed in at 267lbs
That's a total loss of 53lbs...IN TWO YEARS!

I work my @ss off everyday! But i turn around and eat those calories i just burned. I self sabotage myself all the time. I put in all of this effort to get in shape and i mess it up by stuffing my face with things that won't help me progress along.

So i guess i'm starting I've tracked my meals for the day and i end up right under 1500 calories. PERFECT! And if i do get hungry, i still have 300 calories for a light snack. I'm working out tonight and should end up burning right around 1000 calories.

I LOVE that i can wear smaller clothing. I went from a tight 26 to 18/20's tops. I went from a 26 to a size 20 jeans. I love that! But now i want the size 18 jeans and size 16 tops.

I will get there, i just need to make sure that my efforts out weigh my wants.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Wow, your progress is amazing!! Total inspiration. Way to go!! I love reading your blog and can't wait to read more. Seeing your dedication to running is a great motivator for me! Let's do this!! emoticon
    1845 days ago
    emoticon You can do it, you are not alone ! Don't look at the numbers, focus on how you're feeling......have a great day !
    1862 days ago
  • MARIANNE9855
    you are doing great- appreciate all the hard work you did and congratulate yourself. I have seen some people say it helps to visualize how much weight so you realize what a success you are. Maybe pile up enough objects to equal the weight you lost and try to pick them all up- then realized that your body had to carry all that around and how happy it is not doing it now.
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    1863 days ago
    vickie don´t be too hard on yourself love you are doing have not only lost 53 lbs but you have kept it off. you have started the long journey to get yourself healthy and you haven´t given up that is are alot healthier than you were .you have built up muscle to replace alot of your fat(i sure you would be surprize how much % body muscle you actually have so even though the lbs lost might sem much to you remember muscle is denser than fat so think of all the inches you have have also had lots of fun,done loads of races and are in the middle of raising alot of money for a good cause.all this you might not have done before starting this journey.along with building up your fitness and strength,getting healthier you have also gone a long way in your self confidence and self i not right?stop seeing all you haven´t achieved and instead start seeing all you have achieved so far and no the rest is only a matter of time.have faith in you like i have faith in you.i think you are one awesome and amaseing person and it is about time you see it you plan and goals for the month they are good and solid and very doable though you have to step up your squats a bit.i like you are more for crunches i absolutely love them but squats are a nessacary evil,lol. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1863 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Solid plan!
    1863 days ago
    You keep pushing yourself, you're making progress!! Keep shrinking!!! emoticon
    1863 days ago
    You're making awesome progress! emoticon
    1863 days ago
  • STHOMAS1009
    You're doing great! Keep up the good work.
    1863 days ago
  • AMIEE376
    don't worry you can get there, you're doing great so far! emoticon emoticon
    1863 days ago
  • LRB444
    I believe in you. You are dong great!
    1863 days ago
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