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It's been 1 Year since I started. Currently (26 Sept. 2014) I am 98% there with 69 lbs. down and 1 lbs. to go. I have already made the next BMI Category lower than where I was when I started! My Goal is to be within the Healthy BMI Range for my 5'4 height.

I used to think I was doomed to being overweight after attempting many times to get fit. Now I feel like this time I actually am in control of my weight. In the past I always felt like I was barely holding on and any little ...
It's been 1 Year since I started. Currently (26 Sept. 2014) I am 98% there with 69 lbs. down and 1 lbs. to go. I have already made the next BMI Category lower than where I was when I started! My Goal is to be within the Healthy BMI Range for my 5'4 height.

I used to think I was doomed to being overweight after attempting many times to get fit. Now I feel like this time I actually am in control of my weight. In the past I always felt like I was barely holding on and any little thing would cause me to slip up.

The biggest change is that I now understand that it's all about Input/Output and to plan and budget accordingly. I go by creating a deficit instead of staying within a fixed calorie range. Going by a deficit is way more flexible and livable! I think of Calories like Money, and eating like spending money, exercise is like a job earning money. You really can't out exercise a bad diet. But you can give yourself more calories to work with than just being sedentary does! If you budget wisely, spend wisely, save, and even work overtime in order to pay for something you want, then that prevents debt. Debt equals weight gain. When I want something, if it's too expensive, it's off-putting, and I voluntarily choose something more affordable. I don't feel deprived at all and I'm able to enjoy food and life, all the while continuing to lose! If I can do that then Maintaining will be simple! It's an extra bonus if what I enjoy is extra healthy as well as affordable! Never before did I feel this in control.

From the start I've had a "maintenance" mindset and have always kept what maintenance would look like as I go and I do stuff that I can live with. In fact maintaining a loss looks a lot like the loss mode but just slightly more calories to work with. If I can't live it I can't keep it, but if I can live it I CAN keep it!

Another key I've found that works really well for me is to ENJOY what I do! To enjoy the food I eat, to enjoy the workouts I do! If we enjoy it we will continue to do it! My best advice would be to find things you love and enjoy that support a healthy weight!

I've had a consistent loss, through Our Anniversary, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's , Hubby's Birthday, Valentine's, My Birthday, a Kitchen Renovation, House Renovations, 4th Of July, Trips and Vacations!

If I can do that then I WILL arrive and maintain!
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My Goals:
I'd like to do a 10k

To do a full push-up, no modifications. ***Did 1 7-Jul-14

Do 100 Push-Ups

I completed 3 5k's

To be within the healthy BMI range for my height (5'4). *Made Overweight Range 6 April 2014*

"The foundation of your success will be your belief that you can do what is necessary to reach your goals. Armed with this basic belief, there isn’t any problem you won’t be able to find a way around!" - Sparkpeople

My Program:
I track my food using MyFitnessPal App.

I create a Calorie Deficit instead of using a Fixed Calorie Range. This makes it incredibly flexible which translates to livable for me!

I wear the Fitbit Flex to track physical activity to see how many calories I burn in a day and to create a deficit between what I burn and what I consume. MyFitnessPal links to it and I see all the data in my Fitbit App or Dashboard.

My Steps Goal is at least 10,000 to 15,000 a day.

Use Sparkpeople to Blog, Connect with Others, and Read Articles.

I rotate High and Low Impact workouts and include Rest Days and Lower Activity Weeks to prevent Over-Training.

Zumba Wii Games!!!

Jeff Galloway's Run-Walk-Run Intervals

Rebounder aka Fitness Trampoline: I jog and do intervals on my JumpSport 220!

I also Walk for another Low Impact option.

Strength Training Every Other Day

Other Information:
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

Success does not come to you. You go to it.
- Marva Collins

If you change nothing, nothing will change.

Stop wishing for it and start working for it.

Don't Wait Until You've Reached Your Goal To Be Proud Of Yourself. Be Proud Of Every Step You Take Toward Reaching That Goal.
- Unknown

Hard work is a two-way street. You get back exactly what you put in.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates

"If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us." - Jim Rohn

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ATHENAFOREVER81
9/29/2014 1:25:33 PM

Thank you for taking the time to post a comment on my blog. I like your idea about having mini goals in place to complete after finishing my monthly goals. Definitely something I think I will throw into play. Congrats on your successful weight loss!! You are definitely an inspiration!

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ROAD_RUNNER_LIZ
9/29/2014 1:18:44 PM

Thank you for the link!



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ROAD_RUNNER_LIZ
9/29/2014 12:27:29 PM

Thanks for the advice! I will definitely look into those videos. I just bought resistance bands for more variety that my weight machine cannot do.



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ADARKARA
9/29/2014 7:47:39 AM

Yes! Exactly! I was feeling restless but nothing was interesting to me. That's precisely how I was feeling. =) emoticon



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ADARKARA
9/25/2014 12:36:06 PM

Ugh, Gerard is not even a hard name. My husband's name is Paulo. It's just Paul, with an O at the end. Pronounced like Paul, with a frickin' O at the end. Not Paolo. Our last name is pretty difficult for people, too, so I just automatically spell it all the time now haha.

Thanks so much for your comment!



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