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Healthy lifestyle goals? HAH! But...having essentially gained 5 pounds a year between 2005 and 2011, it was well past time to reverse the trend. And I'm thinking I need a little help in that endeavor. Which is where you come in. Whether it's you the individual with helpful tips, or you the faceless website with information on crunchings and munchings. Not guaranteeing that I'll listen to you, nor that I'll stick to this (or any program, not that I've ever actually tried), but keep yapping, and ...
Healthy lifestyle goals? HAH! But...having essentially gained 5 pounds a year between 2005 and 2011, it was well past time to reverse the trend. And I'm thinking I need a little help in that endeavor. Which is where you come in. Whether it's you the individual with helpful tips, or you the faceless website with information on crunchings and munchings. Not guaranteeing that I'll listen to you, nor that I'll stick to this (or any program, not that I've ever actually tried), but keep yapping, and maybe something will click.

1/12/14 - What's the freakin' point version. Past year started out good, and then tanked. Up 12 over the course of the year, or 23 from the lowest weight to end of year. Like I said, it started out good. This year is starting out not great, but, hey, I have 353 days to turn it around. And I stopped putting the percentage in my spark page title, just in case I have cause to feel depressed about negative percentages. Boo hiss to the possibility.

2/17/12 - blog post from this date explains the title of "Title of 7.4% less doom", if you're really curious. The 10.8 percent is taken from the 1 year sparkiversary date (9/25/12) weight of 183.2 lbs, down 10.8% from the 205.4 start point.

12/6/12 - Heavy gym usage in pursuit of a free t shirt seems to have dragged my weight below the 180 mark. Calling it a stable 179. But now comes a round of eating out, saying bye to friends before I move away. Can it possibly hold?

1/20/13 - Previous weight didn't hold, but hit 180 straight up at the start of BLC 21. Let's see where the challenge takes me.

8/20/13 - Got down to 172 on 3/1, but then got a job where I'm on the road 4 days a week, eating out all the time. I put on an average of 5 pounds a month from March to July, and seem now to be holding steady, albeit feeling humongous, at 192. Time to crank the wheel in the other direction.
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Member Since: 9/25/2011

SparkPoints: 30,815

Fitness Minutes: 18,350

My Goals:
1/12/14 - Goal, stay below original high weight of 204.5. Compare that to the previous stated goal below, and shake your head at how sad that is. Go ahead, I'm shaking my head.

10/25/12 - New goal for spark year 2 and beyond: 165. No specific time frame set for reaching that mark.

Original (10/25/11) goal:

Eventually, I'd like to reach 180 lbs, a weight I haven't likely sniffed since 2006. So I'm setting my overall goal for 175. It's like the clocks in my apartment, which all run fast so I think I need to move quicker...even when I know better.

2/17/12 - Hit 190, 7.4% lost
9/24/12 - 183 at 1 year, 10.8 percent lost.

Should have updated this more often, methinks.

Resetting goal for the next year to 170 lbs.


My Program:
Being aware of food choices, though not tracking.

More exercise. Though again, no particular plan.

1st 20 lbs came off relatively easily, guess it was extra excess weight. Next 20 starting slowly, so I might have to come up with a structure to deal with normal excess weight.

Personal Information:
Originally from Michigan, a place called Ypsilanti. Lived in the Madison, WI area 2003-2012, before moving back to Michigan in December 2012.

Other Information:
I have co favorites in a lot of things. Spaceballs and Shawshank Redemption in movies. The Godfather and Forrest Gump in books. Dream Theater and Rush in bands. Bad (U2) and In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel) in songs. Oh, plus Old City Bar (Trans Siberian Orchestra) Does that make me indecisive? More like those dualities are too good to be forced to make a choice. There's probably a reason my astrological sign (which I don't believe in, not unless the horoscope is predicting a lottery win, in which case I'll make an exception) is Gemini.

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ADARKARA
11/17/2014 5:14:41 AM

Oh I was back out in the world about a half hour after I finished the blog and didn't get back for about 4 hours. Andrea isn't a terribly common name, it just so happens that my coworker's wife is also named Andrea. emoticon



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11/10/2014 10:01:54 PM

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JUSTLIKEALICE
10/22/2014 11:59:00 AM

Hey! How are you? I just saw your comment on my blog. I have been spotty at best with blogging, tracking and everything. The last two weeks I have been starting slow and making solid progress (with no severe pressure on myself.) How are things going with you?



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ADARKARA
10/17/2014 12:47:41 PM

Ha! I *do* need to name my kettlebell. I haven't decided what yet but I've got a few options. =)

And I really love The Tea Party. My Canadian husband introduced them to me years ago. I really love rock accompanied by exotic instruments.

Hope you're sleeping better!



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STILLWATERSSB
10/14/2014 8:47:10 AM

Hey! Thanks for stopping by! Sparking has been a bit more difficult since they changed format. I can no longer visit spark pages to leave goodies from my phone.

Khloe..............is doing much better! She is finally healthy again and hopefully home to stay! Kaysia has had an ear infection for the last 6 weeks. She just got put on three powerful meds yesterday to try to change courses.

I'm doing pretty good! Thanks for finding me on FB. I couldn't remember your last name and believe it or not, there were more than one Partha! How are things going for you? Do you miss the BLC? I sure miss you in the corral!



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