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Looks like this weightloss gig is about over.....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

So it has been a really really long time since I wrote a blog so I think its time to! I know right now you are thinking whats the meaning of the title. Well I¡¦m about to tell you! Yesterday I had my yearly physical and it went extremely well. My doctor again called me an athlete. Said I had an athletes heart, my blood pressure was 104 over 52 which my nurse and doc said you can¡¦t get better than that and my heart rate when there was 54rpm. I¡¦m not saying any of this to boast or anything. I¡¦m saying this to give someone who is in my old shoes hope! I still have to pinch myself when I¡¦m told I have an athletes heart or that I¡¦m in the healthy range for everything. When I grew up not being in a healthy or normal range my entire life to now being in the normal/athletic healthy category is pretty AWESOME! But to get back to the point of this blog. After this visit I am not reevaluating my weightloss goal as in my maintenance point. My goal has changed many times over the course of this journey to getting lower and lower. As many of you know I have currently been stuck right around 157lbs never breaking that point for many weeks now¡K.actually been about 3 months now. The fact remains that at 157lbs there is one measuring tool that I am not in the healthy zone on and that is the BMI chart. I am considered overweight until I get down to 149lbs which is why I made my weight goal of 148(to make it an even 225lbs lost). After talking with my doctor she seems to think I am at my maintain weight. She told me the BMI chart does not apply to me due to the fact that I have so much muscle mass am in a healthy fat percentage zone(which is more important than the bmi chart any day) and the extra skin that I do have holds some weight too. She did say how proud of me she was, the fact that I have done this the healthy way. As much as I do not want to change my maintenance goal because I almost feel like its giving up on something I was reaching for I have decided to compromise and go right in the middle of where I am and the goal I made before¡ I¡¦m shooting for 153lbs¡K.that seems reachable and that 4 more pounds isn¡¦t asking too much of myself that will put me at an even 220lbs lost. So my new goal for maintenance will be to continue to stay at or under 25% of fat percentage and to lose a total of 220lbs making me 153lbs. And most of you know its not all about the number for me¡Kits 100% about health! Lets be completely real here¡Kif it was about the number I could get the number down in the 140s¡Kyes I said that I could. However it would require cutting something out of my diet¡Kmaybe carbs, maybe fats¡K.or going on a shake only diet or whatever the new fad is but here is the deal¡KI REFUSE to do something that I¡¦m not willing to keep up with FOREVER! I will not do something to drop pounds that I know is one-possibly not healthy and that two-when I go back to eating what I was eating or whatever the case may be I will end up just gaining back what I lost. So if I¡¦m not getting in the 140s by eating everything in moderation, counting my calories and keeping up with my fitness routine¡K.well then I¡¦m not getting there and I¡¦m okay with that. If I happen to get there one day great but if not I am fine here in the 150¡¦s happy, healthy, and fit and praising God for all of it!
So looks like this weightloss gig is about up and the maintenance train is going to start very soon! ƒº Ready to take on some new goals¡Ka few being to get certified to be a personal trainer, nutrition coach, and group fitness leader!

I want to just do a shout out thank you to all my sparkfriends and spark in general for the support and just everything provided here! I¡¦m so thankful God placed SPARKPEOPLE in my life when he did. I¡¦m not sure I would have continued on past my original goal of losing 100lbs if it weren¡¦t for this site because the thought of losing 200lbs seemed unreal and unattainable¡K.but between success stories here and reading peoples half their size issues I found hope for more and believed in me and that¡¦s when I knew God had more for me! So thank you ALL!!!!
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    You are so inspiring, I just came across your page on success stories. I started on here in 1/2011 and was 338 and went down to 302, then I allowed things to get in my way and I yo-yo back and forth and got all the way up to 364 last May. since then I have slowly started incorporating healthier habits and recommitted to weightloss and calorie counting last week. I see your picture and that looks so much like me and to think I can get to where you are is almost unreal. I know I can I just need to Perservere!

    Thank you for being an inspiration.
    2166 days ago
    I am inspired by the commitment you have made to healthy changes. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    2607 days ago
    You ARE an athlete! Keep it up so proud of you!
    2624 days ago
  • ADF1981
    Amazing! You have done such a great job.
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    Thanks! I needed that!
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    2644 days ago
    I started my journey August this year, I have been busy learning new tools and making lifestyle changes so did not find the time for community. I am settling into a good routine so thought I would look around at some blogs for inspiration.

    I came here and immediately burst into tears when I saw your pictures and read your report. How amazingly have you done, not just with the weight loss but health changes as well. With God's help I know I am going to reach my goals especially when you see someone else doing it.

    I hope you don't mind me adding you as a friend, I would just like to go back and learn a bit hopefully from your journey. God continue to bless you and inspire you.
    2646 days ago
  • RENATA144
    You are a Phnomenally Inspiring Woman !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    God bless you , for sharing with us your journey. I am so proud of you. What a blessing you have been to so many. Your life is a living lesson that losing weight can get down and with time, commitment and dedication to a plan, one can become healthy and overturn the harm done to the body.
    Your doctor's report was awesome. What a wonderful complement. You must have been smiling from ear to ear.
    I wanted to send my blessings your way for your next step, your maintenance goal and your goal to be a certified trainer. How awesome that will be for you to be able to interact with other people and help train them to get fit and healthy.
    May the Lord bless your endeavor.

    2648 days ago
    You look fantastic!
    2649 days ago
  • KIPPER15
    emoticon emoticon You are inspiring!
    2650 days ago
    You are an inspiration! Thank you for sharing!
    2650 days ago
    Congrats on your health! That's so important!
    2651 days ago
    "I REFUSE to do something that I'm not willing to keep up with FOREVER!"

    I predict that you will be as amazingly successful in the maintenance phase as you have been in the weight loss phase. Congrats and good luck.
    2651 days ago
    I love reading your posts on fb and spark! You are doing amazing and are so inspiring. If you'd like to get an early start on your goal as a trainer (or just would like a training partner) I would love to be the first in line.

    Great Job!! You are an athlete! emoticon
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    Good for you!! The number on the scale is just - a number!! What is important is your health and THAT my friend you've already GOT!! To do something unhealthy and/or that is not maintainable for a life time makes no sense at all. You ROCK!!
    2659 days ago
    Tracy, you are so awesome!!! Whatever your weight, your heart is the perfect size, Supersized!! I still look up to you, and think you are an amazing woman. And to this day when I hear "This girl is on fire" I think of you, YOU are on fire!
    You go girl..

    God Bless YOU,


    2659 days ago
    YES MA'AM! emoticon
    2660 days ago
    This is so amazing -- congratulations, congratulations!!
    2660 days ago
    CONGRATULATIONS, ROCKSTAR!!!!!!!! I am SO happy for you, girl!!! You did it!!! You had faith, put in the hard work, and persevered! You ROCK!!!

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    Love and hugs,
    2660 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2937064
    Congratulations on the healthy doctor report. You are such an inspiration and I do believe God is using you. :)

    2660 days ago
    I am so prod of you because you made a plan and stuck with it. My goal was to lose 180 pounds and have now lost 80 of them, 100 more to go. My ultimate goal is to be at or around 150 so it will be difficult. I want to thank you so much for showing me it can be done, with a lot of hard work, dedication and prayers. emoticon
    2660 days ago
    You rock Tracey!!!!!!!
    2660 days ago
    Great post! Thanks for sharing your inspiring story
    2660 days ago
    You look incredible and you have worked so hard for the great numbers. I think you should listen to the doctor because if you have more muscle than fat, the BMI is still going to be wrong, and so is the scale!
    If you feel great and your other numbers are great and the doctor approves - I say start celebrating! Jump up and down with joy!

    2660 days ago
    Wow! You are amazing! You are an OVERCOMER!!! I want to be strong and healthy too. I can't give up this time. You are proof that it can be done!
    2660 days ago
    Oh man, it must be an incredible feeling to be called an athlete! Good for you!

    And I love your mentality. Doing something drastic just to get to an arbitrary number is so bad.
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  • TANYA602
    I am so incredibly happy for you! It sounds like you have an amazing doctor - one so intuned with you and your progress. Congratulations on your healthy report! Also, I love how you spell this all out - the numbers mean very little when you look at the bigger picture. Maintenance does continue to take a new train of thought. I've given myself a 5 lb range and have ventured over it and under it and it's all a matter of balance, just like everything else in our lives.
    'Just curious - did your doc have any suggestions for the extra skin? You look amazing and I can't believe there is extra skin! I keep hoping that strength training will help, but so far nothing has.
    The new pic with the plaid shirt is adorable!!
    Have a fabulous day!

    2660 days ago
    Congrats! You do look awesome! And your doctor is right about the BMI charts, especially with you being muscular. And if I remember correctly, Coach Nicole did a blog about her weight once and she's in the mid-150s. She sure doesn't look it and neither do you.
    2660 days ago
    Congrats! Wonderful numbers and sounds like you have a great doctor. emoticon emoticon
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  • POLY684
    Congratulations Tracey, so proud of you. You inspire me to try and do the same for my health and for all that God has instore for me and my family. God bless you.
    2660 days ago
    emoticon Always the rock star! Your journey has been so awesome and I can't wait to see the next phase develop in your life. Stories like yours really hit home with me because I know what it is like to be at that starting weight and whenever I think it is an impossible and massive task I remember "Tracy did and did it well, so you can too!" The fact that God has been a key element in your weightloss makes it that much more meaningful to me. I wish you all the luck and continued success in the land of Maintence. emoticon
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  • TIGER_LILY_613
    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful ! Well done, ATHLETE !
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    2661 days ago
    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S :)
    I just began this journey and you are TRULY an inspiration. One day I hope to be in your NEW shoes! I can only imagine all the hard work, dedication and commitment that this has taken!
    2661 days ago
    You are amazing! Love your new goals and they are well thought out. You are already healthy and amazing and that is what important, the rest is just pesky details! Thank you for continuing to inspire us all, I heart you lots!! emoticon emoticon
    2661 days ago
    I've known from the time we became friends here on SparkPeople that you would reach your goal in a sane and sensable manner. Congratulations and good luck with maintenance even though it sounds like you've been on maintenance for a while without realizing it. Great job. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • RODRIGUEZ41508
    First of all CONGRATULATIONS on your healthy physical results emoticon emoticon
    You are and will continue to be such an inspiration. I know you will make it to your goal of losing those 4 more pounds the natural way. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    God Bless
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    Wow ! Amazing ! Spectacular ! Fantastic ! Way to Go !
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  • _JODI404
    emoticon on your AWESOME physical results!!!

    Health really is what it is all about! I think your new goal is very reasonable, and you look amazing!!

    Congratulations on entering in to Maintenance Mode! You will be just as successful, because you are doing it for a LIFETIME, and that is exactly what it takes!!

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    2661 days ago
    God does help us and all's we have to do is let Him in. What an amazing journey and such positive hope who those who may think it can't be done.
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  • no profile photo CD13354694
    emoticon emoticon You are an inspiration!!! emoticon
    2661 days ago
    Congratulations! My fitness instructor is training for a triathlon and teaches tons of weekly classes. She is OBESE by the BMI chart! Again, all muscle.

    I was just checking your blog yesterday to see if you had posted without my noticing! It's great to hear from you and I hope you will keep us informed on your amazing journey and life.
    2661 days ago
    Yes! Listen to your DR.! They love to put us on diets and make us jump through impossible hoops so if she says you are at maintenance, then you must be at maintenance! emoticon
    2661 days ago
    Congratulations losing that much weight is great and I know the work and dedication it took to get there. Thanks for sharing your amazing journey. I know that you can reach 153 lbs and maintain the weight. Good Luck and watch out world. Once you put your mind to it the possibilities are endless. emoticon
    2661 days ago
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