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11/19/14 at 190.6





9/19/14 200 pounds 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....

7.90 miles 1/28/15
7.51 miles 1/27/15
0 miles 1/26/15
8.02 miles 1/25/15
7.87 miles 1/24/15
7.22 miles 1/23/15
8.07 miles 1/22/15 30 mins
2.57 miles 1/21/15 10 mins/rest night
8.10 miles 1/20/15
7.88 miles 1/19/15
8.07 miles 1/18/15
7.73 miles 1/17/15
7.42 miles 1/16/15
0 miles 1/15/15
7.55 miles ...
How many miles can I bike....

7.90 miles 1/28/15
7.51 miles 1/27/15
0 miles 1/26/15
8.02 miles 1/25/15
7.87 miles 1/24/15
7.22 miles 1/23/15
8.07 miles 1/22/15 30 mins
2.57 miles 1/21/15 10 mins/rest night
8.10 miles 1/20/15
7.88 miles 1/19/15
8.07 miles 1/18/15
7.73 miles 1/17/15
7.42 miles 1/16/15
0 miles 1/15/15
7.55 miles 1/14/15
7.54 miles 1/13/15
0 miles 1/12/15
0 miles 1/11/15
0 miles 1/10/15
0 miles 1/9/15
0 miles 1/8/15 (lazy lazy)
7.70 miles 1/7/15
7.47 miles 1/6/15
7.32 miles 1/5/15
0 miles 1/4/15
0 miles 1/3/15
0 miles 1/2/15
0 miles 1/1/15

2014 stats
925.18 miles
94 days without exercise

December Stats
115.86 miles
83.02 miles LESS than November (ouch!)
13 days with no exercise (10 MORE than November)

0 miles 12/31/14
0 miles 12/30/14
0 miles 12/29/14
0 miles 12/28/14
0 miles 12/27/14
0 miles 12/26/14
0 miles 12/25/14
0 miles 12/24/14
8 miles 12/23/14 30 mins
0 miles 12/22/14
7.45 miles 12/21/14 30 mins
2.72 miles 12/20/14 10 mins
5.11 miles 12/19/14 20 mins
7.03 miles 12/18/14
8.14 miles 12/17/14 30 mins
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!)

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...

WE ALL ROCK!!!
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Member Since: 7/24/2009

SparkPoints: 16,315

Fitness Minutes: 19,011

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:
DAWNFIRE72
1/27/2015 8:49:17 PM

Thanks for the comment on my latest blog. I couldn't believe all the Dr. Who goodies I got either, but I was very happy to receive them emoticon

Let your Dork Flag fly and I really hope to spend more time here on SP. I've missed you and all my other SP friends.



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JENSTRESS
1/27/2015 9:19:29 AM

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE that you put the na na's in there! I laughed so hard, because I was singing them when I typed that title!!!

I'm sometimes frustrated at the "taking it easy" aspect, and then I sat down and looked at my stuff, I'm not really taking it easy, I just FEEL like I am because I can't do every workout I might want to do. So, I'm still pushing, just in a different way. And I'm glad I've learned that it is OKAY to do!



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JENSTRESS
1/26/2015 9:15:40 AM

Thanks for the blog comment! Yes, there are still things I can't do because of this toe. Seriously... TOE! I would like to curse at it. However, I managed to do other workouts, there are just a few that I can't do, and I can't do lunges because of it, which is frustrating when you start a workout, get 10 minutes in and then have to start something else! ARGH! It has improved significantly, however, so I know that by the end of this week/beginning of next I should be back to normal. I hope.



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WIFEALF2
1/22/2015 5:26:26 PM

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!

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JENSTRESS
1/22/2015 1:21:30 PM

Thank you so much for the blog comment!!! I am going strong, but not without much weakness! It was definitely a long time coming to get here, and even better to realize it is OKAY if I don't nail my goals, even though I still really want to! And you are so right, we are successful!!! Getting there is half of the battle!



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