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I am a 35 year old graduate student studying criminal investigations, who is on a journey to lose weight and gain muscle.
My goals are to lose 200+ pounds and become as muscular as possible. Some say that women with visible muscles don't look good I say bring it on.
My program is simple and back to basic. I eat half of my calories in vegetables, then protein, then fats. An example would be on a 1400 calorie day I eat 700 in vegetables, 550-600 in protein, and then 150-200 in healthy fats.
I also do not add salt to anything, no grains, no additional sugar, and drink a gallon of water daily.
Cardio is at the forefront of my routine since I have so much weight to lose, but I also strength train 6 days a week.
I am currently living in West Virginia, but I will be moving to Grand Junction, Colorado for my final year of college. After college I hope to attend Grad school at the University of Denver where I will study Intelligence.
I am currently learning Farsi.
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| Pounds lost: 13.7
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1436 days ago
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1761 days ago
Welcome to SparkPeople!
Are you competitive by nature? One of my daily goals is to hit 100 SparkPoints. When I do that, I've not only read articles, I've interacted with other members by reading and commenting on their blogs and writing my own blog. 100 points gets me here and gets me active each and every day.
When I started, I made the commitment to workout daily and write a blog about it. On days when I don't feel like doing it, I think about the blog I need to write and I certainly do NOT want to write that I was lazy and did not work out.
Maintain your goals on your SparkPage (that's what all the goal-setting gurus write about) and make the goals public on your page. Write about it on your blog every day.
Weight loss = calorie maintenance, cardio, and strength. Calorie maintenance is every day, cardio is at least five days per week, and strength is 3 to 4 days per week. I believe you need all three for a successful weight loss and fitness program.
Above all, be consistent. Doing something toward you goal every day will pay big rewards over the next few months or a year. You can do this!
1768 days ago
Welcome to Spark People!! I am so glad you are here!
This is a great place to begin your weight loss journey. There are so many amazing resources to benefit from. From the fitness and nutrition trackers, to the teams and groups where you can get endless amounts of support, motivation, and advice to the articles which will make you fitness and health smart!
This is a great site! I hope you have much success!!
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