BLONDEDOG   14,901
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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....

2.59 miles 9/29/14 10 mins (severe knee pain)
5.29 miles 9/28/14 21 mins
4.51 miles 9/27/14 (finished this workout at midnight! Go me!)
4.63 miles 9/26/14
4.58 miles 9/25/14
4.68 miles 9/24/14 18 mins 75 second plank
0 miles 9/23/14
1 miles 9/22/14 30 mins swimming laps
0 miles 9/21/14 45 mins swimming laps
0 miles 9/20/14
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How many miles can I bike....

2.59 miles 9/29/14 10 mins (severe knee pain)
5.29 miles 9/28/14 21 mins
4.51 miles 9/27/14 (finished this workout at midnight! Go me!)
4.63 miles 9/26/14
4.58 miles 9/25/14
4.68 miles 9/24/14 18 mins 75 second plank
0 miles 9/23/14
1 miles 9/22/14 30 mins swimming laps
0 miles 9/21/14 45 mins swimming laps
0 miles 9/20/14
0 miles 9/19/14
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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BLONDEDOG is diappointed that I had to decrease my cardio due to knee's not worth hurting myself.
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Member Since: 7/24/2009

SparkPoints: 14,901

Fitness Minutes: 16,549

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:
9/29/2014 3:07:35 PM

Thanks for the blog comments, and if you lived close, I'd happily have you over when I make the cookies (it is a rare occurence now that I'm healthier now!)

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9/26/2014 1:48:51 PM

30 Day shred is SUCH a great workout!!! Have you tried some of her others??? I have Ripped in 30 too. They are no joke. I actually had to take a break from them when I would do them, because of all the squats and lunges, and it would affect my knee.

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9/25/2014 12:53:42 PM

You definitely SHOULD try Insanity! It is awesome!

And yes, the no sugar thing... I am testing willpower and trying to do it right!

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9/24/2014 3:06:37 PM

Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.

You can do it friend! I'm here for you to cheer for you along the way!

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9/23/2014 3:48:51 PM

Okay, I JUST saw your comment on one of my blogs. Grape pie is made with concord grapes and as I understand it is very labor intensive. I do know that it is deeee-licious! There is a small town south east of here, Naples NY that has a grape festival every year where you can find grape everything, but especially grape pie!

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