BLONDEDOG   14,839
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This is the today me. 9/19/14 I have gained back every single pound I lost, plus some.

Me at my goal weight in 2009.

This is my OMG picture.....2004, I'm guessing 215ish, but the truth is I didn't care back then...

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Sweat dries, blood clots, bones mend. Suck it up buttercup!

How many miles can I bike....

3.81 miles 9/18/14 65 second plank
3.82 miles 9/17/14 55 second plank
3.77 miles 9/16/14 75 second plank
3.75 miles 9/15/14 15 mins
0 miles 9/14/14
0 miles 9/13/14
0 miles 9/12/14
2.39 miles 9/11/14
0 miles 9/10/14
0 miles 9/9/14
2.58 miles 9/8/14 (10 mins) + 6 airplanes
0 miles 9/7/14
0 miles ...
How many miles can I bike....

3.81 miles 9/18/14 65 second plank
3.82 miles 9/17/14 55 second plank
3.77 miles 9/16/14 75 second plank
3.75 miles 9/15/14 15 mins
0 miles 9/14/14
0 miles 9/13/14
0 miles 9/12/14
2.39 miles 9/11/14
0 miles 9/10/14
0 miles 9/9/14
2.58 miles 9/8/14 (10 mins) + 6 airplanes
0 miles 9/7/14
0 miles 9/6/14
0 miles 9/5/14
0 miles 9/4/14
0 miles 9/3/14
0 miles 9/2/14
0 miles 9/1/14

August Stats
57.8 miles
48.88 miles more than July
13 days with no exercise (11 days less than July!)

0 miles 8/31/14
0 miles 8/30/14
0 miles 8/29/14
0 miles 8/28/14 50 lunges
3.90 miles 8/27/14 +1 plank
3.76 miles 8/26/14 15 mins
0 miles 8/25/14 Yikes! I didn't realize how many I'd skipped!
0 miles 8/24/14
0 miles 8/23/14
0 miles 8/22/14
5.22 miles 8/21/14 +4 planks
5.20 miles 8/20/14
5.03 miles 8/19/14
5.23 miles 8/18/14 20 mins
0 miles 8/17/14 Self induced flu from Jubilee days....did nothing.
0 miles 8/16/14 Jubilee Days...danced a LOT!
3.62 miles 8/15/14
3.97 miles 8/14/14
4.08 miles 8/13/14
3.88 miles 8/12/14
0 miles 8/11/14
3.75 miles 8/10/14 15 mins
0 miles 8/9/14
0 miles 8/8/14
2.64 miles 8/7/14
2.48 miles 8/6/14
2.51 miles 8/5/14
0 miles 8/4/14
2.53 miles 8/3/14 (10 mins)
0 miles 8/2/14 1.5 mile walk
0 miles 8/1/14

July stats
8.92 miles
158.45 miles LESS than June
24 days NO exercise

June Stats
158.45 miles
53.1 mile increase
7 days no exercise

May Stats
105.35 miles
24.6 mile increase
9 days with no exercise

April Stats
80.89 miles
6 days with no exercise.

Hi! My name is Heather. I am 36, I have been married to my husband John for going on 12 years now and we have a wonderful 6 year old little boy named Gibson. Of course he is the highlight of my life.

I have struggled with my weight since I was in college. It wasn't until 2009 that I took charge of my life. I lost a total of 65 pounds. It was an amazing feeling, the best I had felt in I don't know how long. I was confident and adventurous....two words I had never used to describe myself. SparkPeople was instrumental in my success. I kept my weight off for a year....and then it slowly started creeping back on. How disappointing. I felt like a failure.

Since then I have started and stopped many many times. I never make it past day 4. So this time, I set out with determination to beat this for good. I like to motivate others. It helps me stay motivated. In other words, I'm gonna stick my nose in your business....I hope you don't mind. :)

Lets do this and remember...

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 current weight: 199.6 

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Member Since: 7/24/2009

SparkPoints: 14,839

Fitness Minutes: 16,446

My Goals:
My SMART Long term goal:

Specific = lose weight
Measurable = 72 pounds
Achievable = No more than 2 pounds a week
Realistic = Absolutely, I've done it before
Timely = By February 2015

My short term goals:

-Increase my cardio to 30 minutes per day 5-7 days a week.
-Weigh in on Mondays.
-Be a happier overall person.

My Program:
Cardio = 21 minutes on my bike in 3 minute cycles.

-1st 2 minutes at my normal pace
-3rd minuted at at least 1 - 2 miles an hour faster than my normal pace.
-Do a core movement every 3 minutes. Only doing this up to the 12th minute, would like to do it all the way up through my entire workout.

-Every Sunday I add on 3 more minutes of cardio per day. I am working up to 30 minutes a day. When/if I hit a plateau I will start uping it again.

Personal Information:
I am from good old Indiana. In case you haven't heard, there's more than corn in Indiana. I have a beautiful baby boy who lights up my world. He is the reason I work so hard every single day.

Other Information:
When I wonder about what my life would be like if I was at my goal weight I imagine a strong and courageous woman who isn’t afraid to face the world. She laughs more. She smiles more. She rarely gets sick. She waves to people she doesn’t know. Her state of mind is a complete 180 degrees. She is energized and she feels like she could conquer or comfort the world. Her hair is shiny, her skin is supple. Her eyes glow with the joy of what life holds out to her. She has the power and the desire to reach out with both hands and take all that is precious from her heart and share it with the world. She has the ability to feel passion, to exude passion. Her mind reaches a clarity it has never had in all of its 36 (or 37…anyone know how old I am?) years. She is bold, she is beautiful, she is strong, she is ME!

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Member Comments:
9/19/2014 1:00:51 PM

hahaha well you totally succeeded in being the only face on my comments! :D I always forget about my SP blog because I have my own blog I manage, but all I talk about is yarn :)

Sugar is the worst, isn't it?!? I feel like that's been my crux lately as well. Any sugary treat, no matter how small, seems to wreck my appetite and make me want to eat my whole house! My maintenance plan will probably be to eat more of the things that I like and enjoy while dieting, but still trying to limit my sugar intake. That could be an easy lifelong goal for me to live up to because I don't naturally crave sugar, but my husband does so he's the one to bring it in the house! When we go to the grocery, that stuff is always surprisingly easy for me to pass up, but my hubby always wants cookies haha and when they're in the house I'll want to eat one, and then the appetite problem. My new thing is I'm just working to keep my appetite under control, I've felt so hungry lately! Today is actually going good though, I thought of some tricks to implement last night and they're working well for me so far!

Plateaus are horrible, and we all know to expect them by now don't we! I was sort of ill last week and so my weight floated up a couple pounds, and now everyday this week I've been struggling to loose more than .2 a day to get back to where I was before the gain, but if I'm honest with myself, my eating habits have been awful lately so I'm working on making several small adjustments and being more conscious of my appetite like I mentioned before, and hopefully it'll be better from here on in!

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9/17/2014 10:42:56 AM

Hey Heather. How's you today? Just dropping in to see how you are. Hope you are having a good day. x x

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9/16/2014 2:57:30 PM

Hey there! I am just checking in to see how are you doing? Hang in there!

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9/16/2014 4:03:20 AM

Morning lovely sparky friend. How are you feeling today? I'm off to try on a wedding dress for the first time in my life!

Thinking of you, and hoping you have a good day today. New start, skinny face, here you come x

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9/12/2014 3:58:11 PM

They are a little stiff and sore, but WAY better than I thought that they would!!!

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