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130 pounds - December 1, 2012



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Divine in Dallas

Single, living in Dallas since 2006. Overweight since 1998 after gaining 105 pounds in college. A pre-diabetic blood test result in May 2011 really kicked me into changing my lifestyle. I started a no flour, no sugar foodplan on June 1 and discovered that I love yoga. In July, I bought a mountain bike with the goal to be off-road by January 2012 (first off-road ride Nov 25, 2011. Woo!).

Results after the first two months following the no flour, no sugar foodplan: weight loss ...
Single, living in Dallas since 2006. Overweight since 1998 after gaining 105 pounds in college. A pre-diabetic blood test result in May 2011 really kicked me into changing my lifestyle. I started a no flour, no sugar foodplan on June 1 and discovered that I love yoga. In July, I bought a mountain bike with the goal to be off-road by January 2012 (first off-road ride Nov 25, 2011. Woo!).

Results after the first two months following the no flour, no sugar foodplan: weight loss 29 pounds, glucose from 116 to 83, blood pressure from 110/70 to 105/68.

Third month: 17 pounds for a total weight loss of 46 pounds.

Fourth month: 14 pounds for a total weight loss of 60 pounds.

Fifth month: 6 pounds for a total weight loss of 66 pounds.

Sixth month: 11 pounds for a total weight loss of 77 pounds.

Seventh month: 4 pounds for a total weight loss of 81 pounds. December was a really rough month, so I'm really happy with 4 pounds. :)

Eighth month: 7 pounds for a total weight loss of 88 pounds.

Ninth month: Glucose is 81, total cholesterol from 198 to 152 (woo!!!), triglycerides from 160 to 49, LDL from 124 to 101, A1C from 6.0 to 5.4, and 1 pound for a total weight loss of 89 pounds.

Tenth month: 1 pound for a total weight loss of 90 pounds (no earthly idea what the problem is!).

Eleventh month: 8 pounds for a total weight loss of 98 pounds. TWO pounds from 100. WOOHOO!

Twelfth month: 7 pounds for a total weight loss of 105 pounds!!! Which is, coincidentally, the total amount of weight I gained during my 4 years of college. I haven't been as good about the tape measure... but what I have measured, for the time I've measured it, comes to 41+ inches lost! And my body fat percentage has gone from 37% to 31.8%.

Thirteenth month: 7 pounds for a total weight loss of 112 pounds. And in the BMI realm, I have officially moved from "Obese" to simply "Overweight".

Fourteenth month: Only 0.8 pounds, for a total loss of 113 pounds. Hello plateau #2!!! :(

Fifteenth month: Another 0.8. Plateau is still here.

Sixteenth month: Little more... 1.8 pounds... plateau is sticking around apparently.

Seventeenth month: WOOHOO! 10.6 pounds. Buh-bye plateau!!!

Eighteenth month: another 4 pounds bringing me in ONEDERLAND and a total loss of 130 pounds!
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Member Since: 5/16/2011

SparkPoints: 13,215

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My Goals:
To get down to a weight where I can do the things I used to do (roller coasters, dancing, mountain biking), and buy attractive clothes that fit me well.

To quantify:
below 300 - achieved July 30, 2011

below 250 by the end of 2011 - achieved December 31 (248.5)

below 200 by November 25, 2012 (the one-year anniversary of my first off-road ride in Texas)

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My Program:
Following a no flour, no sugar foodplan with a Registered Dietician.

Daily bike rides (goal 60 minutes), after-ride yoga (20 minutes), daily walks with my dog (she was 15 pounds in October, and is now 10.2 - February 2012).

Personal Information:
Originally from Michigan (go Red Wings!), living in Dallas since 2006, single, 42, grandmother x3, loves reading, travel, darts, concerts, renaissance festivals, mountain biking.

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Would love to meet some people in the North Dallas area for socialization, hanging out, exploring, exercising, watching football or hockey. Mountain bikers get bonus points!

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INNER_PEACE
12/1/2012 4:27:14 PM

You're an inspiration to me. :) Hope you don't mind me friending you. Simply seeing your face on my friends list motivates me. :)



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FREETHEGODDESS
11/28/2012 9:12:43 PM

How are you today? I am sure you are kickin' it Spark style! LOL

I am doing great! I am on day 3 of my new plan (which is the same as my plan before but, I am ACTUALLY doing it now. LOL)

Day 1: I only went over my calories a little bit and I drank almost 8 glasses of water. I didn't workout though. I was tired and bloated all day.
Day 2: I stayed inside my calorie range, ate more veggies and less carbs, I exercised 50 minutes and drank all 8 glasses of water! WooHoo!
Day 3 (today): So far, stayed in my calorie range, ate lots of veggies, drank 8 glasses of water and walked on my treadmill.

Have a great week and keep in touch...We CAN do this...TOGETHER! You are an inspiration!

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_BABE_
8/27/2012 1:47:49 AM

Hope you don't mind another Spark Friend....I like how you just went out and got it done. Being tall too I have allowed myself to fool myself that I can carry the weight...well lets just say I have stopped looking in the mirror. Seeing you shrink and look younger is a real incentive...thanks.

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IDLETYME
8/10/2012 7:48:15 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Wishing you happy moments and sweet memories on your special day.
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Hey gorgeous. Thanks for your comment on my blog - If Ice Cream Married Cheesecake :) Keep life yummy! Cheers.

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