EFKLUTZ   29,676
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Nov 2013, 139 lbs - These pants used to be skin tight on me!



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Update - Since I started eating Paleo/Primal (late June 2014), my weight is slowly moving down. And I can tell I'm getting leaner. Yay!

May 2014....I guess I'm officially in maintenance. My weight has not gone down much since my 30 lb weight loss from Nov 2012 to Nov 2013. I got down to as low as 137.5 but now I'm holding steady between 139 and 142. I'm ok with the weight. Check that - I'm ecstatic with the weight (after being overweight since the third grade, I weigh less ...
Update - Since I started eating Paleo/Primal (late June 2014), my weight is slowly moving down. And I can tell I'm getting leaner. Yay!

May 2014....I guess I'm officially in maintenance. My weight has not gone down much since my 30 lb weight loss from Nov 2012 to Nov 2013. I got down to as low as 137.5 but now I'm holding steady between 139 and 142. I'm ok with the weight. Check that - I'm ecstatic with the weight (after being overweight since the third grade, I weigh less now than I ever did as an adult) I just need to lose the stubborn flab around my lower body. My legs have been heavy for 40 years, they are not going to get lean overnight. I'll get there, I just need to be patient. Here is my story: In Nov 2012 I started this final quest to get in shape and lose weight. I was tired of approaching the holiday season knowing that I was probably going to gain 10-15 lbs. A gain that I would then struggle to lose the rest of the year (and failing to do so as I got older!). No more! Thanks to the 3 things I give credit to below, I am at a new place! I am not afraid of the holidays. I know I will maintain decent control, but most important, I know I will get right back to my normal routine and no lasting harm done.
I have to give credit to 3 things
"The Beck Diet Solution" by Judith Beck
my FitBit One Tracker
and my excellent Personal Trainer
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Member Since: 10/16/2006

SparkPoints: 29,676

Fitness Minutes: 57,240

My Goals:
Get stronger. Get Leaner. To get below 30% BF
Size 6 pants
Back Squat 205#
Front Squat 135# - Done 2/8/13, just need to work on depth
Push Press 95#
1 Unassisted Pull Up - Done 7/2014

My Program:
Strength training 5x/week
Cardio/Hiit 2-3x/week
Aim for 10000 steps/day
10 floors per day
Make my lunch night before



Personal Information:
I'm 5'4"
I'll be 50 in 2014, yikes!


Other Information:
In this past year, Nov 2012 to Nov 2013, I have learned that I CAN build muscle, that I CAN get stronger, that I CAN lose weight! Don't listen to the rhetoric - "I'm going thru menopause, my metabolism is slowing, that's why I can't lose weight etc, etc..."
If you can honestly look at what you are eating/drinking and your exercise level and you know that you have room for improvement then you CAN build muscle, you CAN lose weight, you CAN get stronger. You just have to decide what is more important to you...to keep doing what you are doing and be unhappy that you "can't lose weight"? or to make the the changes that you need to make to be a better you. I am proof of that.

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GONABFIT
7/9/2014 8:15:59 PM

so motivational!!!



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JUSTEATREALFOOD
7/3/2014 6:48:10 AM

Wow, nice transformation. You look amazing!



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MAZZYR
6/4/2014 6:32:14 PM

Hi EfKlutz,

I need to lose weight. I'm trying to make mindful food choices and I'm pushing myself to take an early morning walk. Lol, I'm a foodie and enjoy food a bit too much. The older I get the harder it is to lose. My metabolism is shot. When I read about your exercise activity, lol, it helps to know that I'm not alone. It's a pleasure to cheer you.

Have a nice evening.

Xo,
M





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MAZZYR
4/14/2014 11:24:17 AM

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Have a great day!



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MAZZYR
4/10/2014 11:00:41 AM

Hi EFklutz, thank you for your supportive comments. Please know that I appreciate your encouragement. Wishing you a beautiful day.

Xo,
M



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