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Friday, August 30, 2013

Earlier this month I had my body fat hydro-statically tested. That's the dunk tank test. I was shocked to find out that I had already achieved my goal of 25% body fat since my home scale said I was still at 30%. 25% was my goal to start transitioning from a negative calorie focus to more of a maintenance mode where I learn to live a lifestyle that allowed me to stay at a healthy weight and enjoy the things I love in moderation.

I've continued to work out and watch the kinds of things I eat, but increasing my caloric intake. I use a Body Media band to monitor the caloric burn. I'm seeing the increase in my BMR from adding on muscle finally. I have to admit that is an awesome thing to be able to relax a little on the calorie intake. By relax, I mean I can have an extra slice of turkey bacon or I can have the 1/4 cup of walnuts. Relaxing does NOT include adding junk back into my diet.

I've also been eating "cleaner" than I ever have in my life. I feel better now at 45 than I did at 35. I've even been feeling more confident. My allergies are not nearly as bad and the only headaches I've had were from needing to eat, which is quickly solved with a banana or a nectarine.

So to all of you out there still struggling, HANG IN THERE!!! All the things "they" promise will come true. It is totally worth it!!


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    What an inspiration you are! So happy for you!
    1730 days ago
    Well done--you look great, but what's more important is it sounds like you FEEL great, too! If you haven't already, you might want to check out the At Goal & Maintaining + Transitioning to Maintenance team. It's a great place for ideas, encouragement, and support as you move from the active weight loss to maintenance.
    1731 days ago
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