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5 months til 60yrs old

Sunday, October 18, 2015

RECAP: from 6 months til 60yrs old blog

I need a plan.....a plan I can stick with.....

Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day

Exercise 5x per week (Cardio and ST)

Allow treats/desserts 1x per week

Cut out/down on snacking (salty and sweet are both problems)

Cut out/down on fast food (another downfall)

Current Stats:

Height: 5' 5.5"

Weight: 181.2 lbs.

Total Inches: 211.5 (includes bust, waist, hips, right thigh, left thigh, right arm, left arm, and neck)

My Goal: Lose 25 lbs., I believe this is doable.

Future Weigh-ins:

October 13th: 177.2 (lost 4 lbs)
November 13th:
December 13th:
January 13th:
February 13th:
March 13th:

I'm posting this blog to hold myself accountable not only to myself and my goals but also to my many SparkPeople friends/family/teammates who have been there for me with support, motivation, and encouragement.


I found the last month to be challenging at times. I need to add in more exercise as this last month the only exercise I got was what I do at work. Loading and unloading boxes from bins to carts and back to bins. It involves a lot of lifting and walking from backroom of the store to the sales floor while pulling a cart that holds the merchandise to where the products need to be put on shelves to be purchased. I need to add in ST as I can feel it in my arms, shoulders, and neck after lifting boxes at the end of the day.

Need to try and drink more plain water. Relying on Crystal Light or the generic brands of it to flavor the water.

I have been bringing my lunches, snacks, and bottled water to work each day. Find planning what I am going to eat ahead of time helps me stay on track food-wise. The McD's that was in the store has shutdown and is going to be replaced by something else. This has actually helped me as I was eating there for breakfast and lunch almost every day. Not to mention the amount of sweet tea I was drinking daily (was getting a large for each meal).

Been watching my portion sizes and making better choices when we do eat out.

On the whole, I think I'm doing pretty well.

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  • 1MNEME
    You are planned for success! emoticon
    1258 days ago
    It sounds like you're doing great and have a wonderful plan in place...... wish you the very best on your Spark journey. emoticon
    1258 days ago
    1275 days ago
    i think you are doing more than pretty well love.congrats on the 4lb weight loss.proud of you love.keep on keeping on emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1282 days ago
    I think it's cool that at 59 years old you can still do all that heavy lifting work! Thank your able body today :)

    I'll bet you're saving money along with those McD's calories by not eating out 2x a day. That'll help when you need a new wardrobe from all the positive changes you're making.

    emoticon on all your progress!
    1282 days ago
    You have really made some great changes!! Good job!
    1282 days ago
  • B-N-ME
    emoticon Dee!!! Keep up the good work!!
    1282 days ago
    Trying adding slices of orange or lemon to your water and flavour your own. Also you can refill the bottle with the flavours still there.

    You can achieve this goal. You can and we are right behind you.
    1282 days ago
    Great progress!
    1282 days ago
    So proud of you for writing out your plan to keep yourself accountable. There is no doubt that you can do this----stay focused on your goals and you will be successful!
    1282 days ago
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    1282 days ago
    This is great! I need to make a plan like this and work to stick to it. Thank you for putting this out there, gives others ideas and motivation to do the same!
    1282 days ago
    emoticon you CAN do it!
    1282 days ago
  • no profile photo L_DROUIN
    Are you planning to lose your weight by your birthday? It looks like you have a plan and it looks doable as you have done so good so far. I'm trying to lose weight and lower my BP and A1c before my next doctor's appointment.It's going much slower than I thought, but he should notice how much more encouraged I am about doing walking(exercise) and cleaning small out of routine places (attitude), and eating better(diet).
    It looks like your birthday is in March which is a very good month. My son and his wife both celebrate birthdays in March ! March means that most of the winter snow and cold is about over and the days always look brighter.
    1282 days ago
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