BLONDEDOG   15,763
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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....

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) ...
How many miles can I bike....

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)

10.45 miles 10/31/14 40 mins (7.96 miles in 30 mins)
7.87 miles 10/30/14
7.93 miles 10/29/14
0 miles 10/28/14 30 day shred
0 miles 10/27/14 Rest day
8.07 miles 10/26/14 30 mins + hand weights
0 miles 10/25/14 60 mins + dancing
6.04 miles 10/24/14
7.17 miles 10/23/14 +hand weights
7.07 miles 10/22/14 27 mins +9 mackerena planks
3.76 miles 10/21/14 15 mins (rest day)
1 mile 10/20/14 20 mins wogging!!! 16:51 min mile
2.20 miles 10 mins bike + arm weights
6.70 miles 10/19/14 27 mins
5.66 miles 10/18/14 +60 mins dancing
6.14 miles 10/17/14
6.19 miles 10/16/14 +hand weights
5.85 miles 10/15/14 +5 sets planks w/steps
5.72 miles 10/14/14 +4 sets rolling punkins
5.71 miles 10/13/14 +4 sets of makerena planks
5.87 miles 10/12/14 24 mins
0 miles 10/11/14 resting knee
0 miles 10/10/14 resting knee
4.73 miles 10/9/14 21 mins lot of knee pain
4.63 miles 10/8/14 18 mins lot of knee pain
4.85 miles 10/7/14 19 mins
4.63 miles 10/6/14 18 mins
4.06 miles 10/5/14 16 mins
3.75 miles 10/4/14 15 mins
0 miles 10/3/14
3.52 miles 10/2/14 14 mins + 30 mins playing soccer against my sons team!
3.33 miles 10/1/14 13 mins

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: 15,763

Fitness Minutes: 17,889

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:
11/26/2014 10:22:23 AM

The brussel sprouts sound wonderful. I was going to do some, but my MIL & I are the only ones who will eat them. Makes my husband, my SIL, and FIL, deathly ill (no gassy veggies). Oddly enough, my parents who forced me to eat them as a child, despise them. I think I will make a small batch for a non-holiday treat just for my MIL & me.

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11/25/2014 3:51:00 PM

Actually, I could do that. I could run every day and add intervals or something and it would never get old. I like that. I mean with other workouts. I couldn't do the same dance every day. That gets old. I couldn't do the same routine. Other things, especially when you can kind of zone out and read or watching tv or something (treadmill or bikes) I could ALWAYS do that. I mean other things. I tend to want to work my muscles as much as possible with the whole muscle memory things.

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11/24/2014 3:09:35 PM

I'm so glad you got inspired (and weepy) at the blog. It was something I needed in my head so that I don't lose focus. I've lost it before, but I never want to lose it again. When my muchkin wants me to pick her up and run, I want to be able to do it. I want to be able to give her the memories and treasure each second. I didn't get to do that before now. You will be able to do it again. I promise you that. You are sparked now.

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11/24/2014 1:08:18 PM

Hahahaha! I know that I will do insanity again. It was too awesome to never do again. I'm actually about to purchase Les Mills Combat, because I'm in the mood for something like that. Plus there are supposed to be a lot of high intensity workouts in there, and it is on sale for under $40 for the whole program. (it is 40% off!) but only through November. I just ordered it. AHHHH! I didn't want to spend money on me like that before Christmas, but what the heck, it is for anyone who wants to workout in my basement~!

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11/24/2014 12:42:59 PM

I get like that too. I am sure that we all have to. (At least I assume) Heck, I can feel like that three days after I find out I'm doing great! I don't know what causes the voice or feeling in us to make us feel like we aren't accomplishing anything, or that we have SO far to go, but I do know that telling myself that I am doing everything that I can helps. I hope you can figure out what helps you and what it is that helps to cause it. It is a devil of a thing!!!

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