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I joined SparkPeople in August 2007 with a goal of losing 30 lbs. Spark originally set my goal date for the whole 30 lbs for March 2008. I didn't quite make it. However, after a little more than 2 years - I made it! Goal met.

If your weight loss isn't going as quickly as you'd like, take a look at mine. It took me two years. I could compare myself to others who lose 30 pounds in six months, but I have come to realize that we are not all alike. Everyone will lose weight at ...
I joined SparkPeople in August 2007 with a goal of losing 30 lbs. Spark originally set my goal date for the whole 30 lbs for March 2008. I didn't quite make it. However, after a little more than 2 years - I made it! Goal met.

If your weight loss isn't going as quickly as you'd like, take a look at mine. It took me two years. I could compare myself to others who lose 30 pounds in six months, but I have come to realize that we are not all alike. Everyone will lose weight at a different rate.

I like to say I have the pokiest weight loss on record and while it seems like it took forever, I was steadily making progess, just not in big leaps, in tiny, little steps. In the end, I think slow is a good thing. I'm betting I'll be able to maintain it easier than if I'd lost it all in 8 months. And, I truly appreciate where I'm at.

Below the milestones are dates and losses, which will show slow but steady. I've managed to do this without really denying myself (and while embracing the picky eater in me), but it has taken time. Of note, though, is that over the two years, there is only one incident of gaining weight. That's where the below countdown picks up - my re-dedication so to speak to SP and tracking my food.


Milestones & other dates of note:

7/17/11 - up almost 9 pounds and now 9 pounds from goal! Ackkkkk!!!!! I know that the motivation hasn't been there and I'm working on getting my act back together.

11/22/09 - 1.6 pounds lost! Goal met and then some!

8/23/09 - 1.4 pounds from goal of losing 30 pounds - 28.6 pounds lost

6/14/09 - have now lost the five pounds I gained and a tad extra. 3.2 pounds to goal.

3/31/09 - oops. Small set-back. I've gained five pounds. Better five than 30, though... so I get back on track.

1/4/09 - uploaded more photos.

10/18/08 - uploaded new photos. Wearing a turtleneck so it's hard to see the weight loss... but it's there! :)

09/21/08 - I've moved! All the boxes are finally unpacked and after a month, I'm starting to get back into an exercise routine. It's a lot different than what I've done in the past, but I keep telling myself change is good. I've not gotten on the scales, but clothes are still too big, so I figure if I have gained weight back, it isn't too much. :)

6/8/08 - I've passed 25 lbs by 1 lb for a loss of 26 lbs.

6/1/08 - I'm almost to the 25 lb mark. Almost. A little disappointed, but at least it's not 25 lbs higher! :) I've reduced how often I weigh myself in favor of how my clothes fit (a lot don't anymore) and how I feel about myself. I didn't make my goal, but that's okay... I'll just extend the date and keep slowly plugging along.

2/17/08 - I've finally passed the 20 lb mark! Woo hoo!

2/16/08 - ordered the revised edition of Potatoes Not Prozac. Hopefully this will help get me back on track to eliminating sugars. The first edition did wonders for me.

12/23/07 - I'm a little over halfway to goal.

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Weight benchmarks - starting with the 5 lbs gained for a total of a little over 8 pounds to goal:

12/17/11 - up almost 9 pounds! Slip sliding... but trying to focus on getting back on track.
11/22 - down 1.6 pounds! Goal exceeded by 1.2 pounds!
10/11 - down .8 pounds - .4 pounds to goal!
9/27 - down 1.2 pounds (whew!)
9/20 - up 1.4 pounds (ack!)
8/22 - down 1.2 pounds
8/2 - (conference in July no weigh ins) down .6 pounds
6/21 - no change
6/14 - down .8 pounds
5/31 - down .2 pounds (included a short vacation)
5/17 - down 1.2 pounds
5/10 - down . 8 pounds
4/26 - no change
4/19 - down .6 pounds
4/12 - down 1.4 pounds
4/5 - down .6 pounds
3/29/09 - starting with a 5 pound gain and headed toward goal of 30 pounds (about 8 pounds remaining at this point).
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Member Since: 8/19/2007

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My Goals:
My primary goal is to lose 30 pounds. In the process I'd like to develop better eating habits (including reducing the number of sodas I drink) and stop the stress eating.

My Program:
Strength training - 4x week (alternating legs & arms)

Exercise: 30 minutes of something 6 times per week

Aiming for:
Cardio - 4x week
Yoga - 2x week (building up to one of these being a 60 minute session)

Fitness goals: increased stamina and flexiblity; toning

Take my vitamins:
Vitamin D
Vitamin C
Vitamin B6 & B12
Zinc
Magnesium
Glucosamine (not a vitamin, but it helps my joints)

I'm also, of course, tracking what I eat and trying to learn from it.

Personal Information:
I'm single and am owned by one cat (pictured).

I love to bake and am trying to become more of a cook, with mixed success.

I'm very sugar sensitive and am trying to incorporate more protein in my diet and to eliminate the majority of refined sugars. Moderately successful with this, but all good things take time.

I'm not overly fond of vegetables, but am trying to eat more of them or at least more of the ones I do like.

Other Information:
I love to read and read mostly mysteries with a few other books tossed in. I'm on Goodreads at:
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/240
149 (you might have to add the 149 to the end of the URL if copying & pasting)

My all time favorite detective is Sherlock Holmes. My all time favorite book is Jane Eyre. While I love to read, I'm trying to de-clutter, so I'm a huge fan of libraries.

I rarely go to or watch movies, but I do have a few TV shows I like. I got my first DVD player (about 3 years ago) so I could expand my Yoga exercise videos to DVD's, but have now also gotten a couple of boxed TV DVD sets. My favorite channel at this point is probably HGTV.

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KAYOTIC
11/3/2014 9:16:30 PM

That's a great modification, can't hurt to get more healthy eats in!



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KAYOTIC
11/2/2014 8:48:27 PM

It would be cool if you joined my goal, the more the merrier! And I think it would be easy to modify for whatever challenge you want! emoticon



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10/29/2014 2:24:11 PM

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SASSISPRING
10/22/2014 4:51:32 PM

Hi. Thank-you for reading my blog on planking. It was both front and side planks. It was 10 min on each pose. He had one where he switched sides too. So I think it was like 15 min of planks. There was also what I consider a plank, but I think he called it something else, so rather than my being down, I stood and held my arms out. Oh whoopie do, boring. I chose to try a class because soon it'll be winter and walking outdoors will be tough. I find it very hard to walk in Sorels and it's not always an option to walk outdoors in runners, in the winter. I have difficulty staying focused on my own, at home too. Yeah it doesn't take long to wear one down and get out of shape. I sure can relate to that too.




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LINDAKAY228
9/5/2014 7:15:28 PM

Trued to edit my post but it would let me. I can't see what I type on this color and I've run into this on a couple of pages. It doesn't show until I post it. So if I make mistakes it's cause I'm guessing LOL! Hope you had a great day!



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