BLONDEDOG   15,974
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11/17/14 at 193.8 pounds, not a big change in appearance, but HUGE change in attitude.

9/19/14 I have gained back every single pound I lost, plus some.

This is the me of today. 10/17/14 at 199 pounds.

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

How many miles can I bike....

2.78 miles 12/16/14 10 mins + core
8.02 miles 12/15/14
7.83 miles 12/14/14 +core
7.41 miles 12/13/14 30 mins
2.38 miles 12/12/14 10 mins
7.98 miles 12/11/14 30 mins
5.37 miles 12/10/14 20 mins + 12 days of Xmas
7.82 miles 12/9/14 30 mins
4.0 miles 12/8/14 15 mins + 12 days of Xmas
7.57 miles 12/7/14
0 miles 12/6/14
0 miles 12/5/14 ...
How many miles can I bike....

2.78 miles 12/16/14 10 mins + core
8.02 miles 12/15/14
7.83 miles 12/14/14 +core
7.41 miles 12/13/14 30 mins
2.38 miles 12/12/14 10 mins
7.98 miles 12/11/14 30 mins
5.37 miles 12/10/14 20 mins + 12 days of Xmas
7.82 miles 12/9/14 30 mins
4.0 miles 12/8/14 15 mins + 12 days of Xmas
7.57 miles 12/7/14
0 miles 12/6/14
0 miles 12/5/14
0 miles 12/4/14
8.33 miles 12/3/14
7.92 miles 12/2/14 30 mins with planks
0 miles 12/1/14

November Stats
198.88 miles
55.98 more miles than October!
3 days with no exercise (1 less than October!)

12.04 miles 11/30/14
11.72 miles 11/29/14
11.78 miles 11/28/14 45 mins
0 miles 11/27/14 Woops....
8.20 miles 11/26/14
7.74 miles 11/25/14
Measure day-down 3.5 inches total 11/25/14
8.05 miles 11/24/14 30 mins
2.54 miles 11/23/14 10 mins knee started hurting so cut short. :(
8.0 miles 11/22/14 30 mins + planks/side planks
9.14 miles 11/21/14 35 mins
7.70 miles 11/20/14 + plank ups
7.90 miles 11/19/14 30 mins
5.22 miles 11/18/14 20 mins
2.55 miles 11/17/14 10 mins (rest day)
7.64 miles 11/16/14
7.65 miles 11/15/14 30 mins
3.9 miles 11/14/14 16 mins
0 miles 11/13/14 Sinus pain/slept all day
8.17 miles 11/12/14 + plank ups
8.04 miles 11/11/14 30 mins + hand weights
2.65 miles 11/10/14 rest day 10 mins +plank
8.31 miles 11/9/14 + hand weights
7.98 miles 11/8/14 30 mins + 10 mackerena planks
7.87 miles 11/7/14 30 mins
2.52 miles 11/6/14 10 mins
7.73 miles 11/5/14
0 miles 11/4/14
8.01 miles 11/3/14 +10 mackerena planks
7.81 miles 11/2/14
8.02 miles 11/1/14

October stats
142.9 miles
86.77 more than September!
4 days of no exercise (11 days less than September)

September stats
56.13 miles
1.67 LESS than August
15 days with no exercise (2 MORE than August

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

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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Member Since: 7/24/2009

SparkPoints: 15,974

Fitness Minutes: 18,394

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.

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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:
12/16/2014 3:54:07 PM

Thanks!!! Yeah, she is hilarious, she does things like that ALL the time! It was SUCH a relief to get out the the funk.

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12/15/2014 11:20:49 AM

Thank you! I'm writing a blog right now about getting out of it! I hate them too! They are ridiculous! And healthily totally needs to be added to the dictionary. Someone notify Webster. (not the little kid)

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12/15/2014 9:08:52 AM

Congrats on keeping your house clean! I have a house inspection on Wednesday from my letting agents, so am having a spring (Christmas) clean, as guests arrive next week too. Quite enjoying it, although I just got sidetracked for an hour organising my craft things, which is just really me being 8 years old and liking pretty things!
I'm sure there must be a system that works (FlyLady was great, but I felt a bit 'told off' most of the time, really doesn't motivate me!)
Am glad you seem so well and happy, have missed you!

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12/15/2014 7:08:28 AM

emoticon Thank you for commenting on my "Being Flexible and Patient" blog. emoticon

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12/12/2014 12:27:58 PM

Livie doesn't always see me workout, but she does almost always see me come upstairs from working out. It is funny, beecause sometimes she will laugh and run from me because I'm sweaty!

That is a great idea! You can do some dance party moves and dance together too! I know Livie loves it when we dance.

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