BLONDEDOG   15,278
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This is the me of today. 10/17/14 at 199 pounds.

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

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....

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
How many miles can I bike....

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

3.07 miles 9/30/14 12 mins (quit before knee pain started)
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!)

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 Status:
BLONDEDOG Haven't been a very good girl tonight....bad food...lame workout (slow) but I'm just glad I worked out. Tomorrow will be better.
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 current weight: 199.0 

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Member Since: 7/24/2009

SparkPoints: 15,278

Fitness Minutes: 17,076

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:
10/24/2014 1:43:38 PM

Thanks for the blog encouragement. I seriously can NOT wait to say that I finished Insanity. That is going to be one of my proud moments!

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10/23/2014 4:25:41 PM

Thanks for posting and voting with us on the SURVIVOR LOVERS TEAM this week.

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10/23/2014 12:12:31 PM

I send you HUGS!! Thank you for inspiring my blog.

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10/22/2014 7:18:42 PM

"Power Bar" is a sculpting and strength training class that uses a weight bar for increased effectiveness. My Zumba class instructor found the class and decided to take on teaching it. It is hard, but I loved it!

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10/22/2014 1:10:26 PM

Thank you so much for your constant encouragement on my blog! I love how kindred we are in so many ways and am glad that I can inspire you as well! It isn't easy to choke down some of the lessons I've learned (leave it to me to learn the hard way after 3 times trying to lose) but it is nice to finally get the shift in my view point.

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