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4 April 2015 (-84lbs)

16 June 2014 (-52lbs) | 17 Sept. 2014 (-66lbs) | 2 Nov. 2014 (-69lbs) | 12 Feb. 2015 (-80lbs)

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As of 18 Nov. 2014 I reached the Healthy BMI Range for my 5'4 height with a 70lbs. loss! I was in the Obese Range when I started in September 2013 and I am now 85lbs. lighter maintaining at 129! My goal now is to continue to live and enjoy a life that supports a healthy weight and continue in improving my fitness.

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 ...
As of 18 Nov. 2014 I reached the Healthy BMI Range for my 5'4 height with a 70lbs. loss! I was in the Obese Range when I started in September 2013 and I am now 85lbs. lighter maintaining at 129! My goal now is to continue to live and enjoy a life that supports a healthy weight and continue in improving my fitness.

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 all that and arrive at my goal, then I WILL maintain long-term!
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My Goals:
Continue to Live and Enjoy a Life that Supports a Healthy Weight

Continue to Improve my Fitness

I'd like to do a 10k

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

Do 100 Push-Ups ***Reached 6-Nov-14

I completed 3 5k's

To be within the healthy BMI range for my height (5'4). *Made Overweight Range 6 April 2014*
***Reached Healthy Range 18 Nov. 2014***

Reached -85lbs. Maintenance Weight of 129 on 14 April 2015

"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 created 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 One 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.

Recumbent Stationary Bike w/Heart Rate Monitor

Strength Training 3-4 Days

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

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

"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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4/20/2015 11:26:22 AM

Hey, sorry I had a bad week. I totally just ate, ate, and ate. Blah!

I think my biggest problem is I've got to change my life. Make eating healthy and exercising my lifestyle, not just to lose weight. Like you said.
If it was my lifestyle maybe I wouldn't of just totally fallen off the wagon last week and over the weekend.
I am feeling a little lost too. Other than sparkpeople, I'm not getting any support, other than the gym, with this. I kind of feel like the gym has given up on me right now too. My husband, who has always been supportive, hasn't really been on board lately. He's still supportive, but it's hard when he's not doing it too. It just helps when we are both trying, striving to do better. We have always enabled each other, whether good or bad habits. And the rolls have totally been reversed too, where he was doing great, and I wasn't. Which made it hard on him.

A few years ago I lost 80 lbs in about a year and half. I was on fire. I thought I had this figured out. I thought I had changed my life. I was running 5k's, doing bootcamp classes, and eating healthy. Tracking all my food. I lost 1-2 lbs a week, with the exception of TOM. Then I broke my leg....It all went down hill from there. I didn't gain while I had the broken leg, I started gaining after it was healed when I was trying to get back into running. I got so discouraged because I couldn't do what I once could. I gained all 80lbs back. And have yo yo'ed up and down the same 30 lbs since.

I changed myfitnesspal to lose 1 lb a week. Which this week, if I stick to tracking, I could lose way more than that. Sometimes I lose a lot of water weight after I have a bad week.

I hope you don't get tired of me. LOL A TON of people have given me advice lately, and I don't always take it. Or I take some and leave some

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4/19/2015 3:10:54 PM

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog! I hope you are having a great weekend!! emoticon

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4/14/2015 1:53:20 PM

Haha that was a blog post! LOL
Thanks for your response, and that is the place I want to get. A majority of people that I know who have lost a lot of weight do it the way you are talking about. Nothing is off limits, count calories, know how much you are burning, budget treats, healthier foods are more filling and typically have less calories.

I lost 80 lbs a few years ago, and I started out with South Beach but I ended up doing it the way you are talking about. I had a bodybugg too, which tracked how much I was burning all day. I was also running a lot. I had a lot of injuries, though, with the running thing.

I do have a fitbit that I haven't used in a while. It's the one that clips to your pants. I haven't used it in a while. I have been wanting the watch or some kind of watch so we actually just ordered the new Apple watch, which is supposed to monitor heart rate. I just hope I can wear it during Crossfit. It's the Apple sport watch. I'm really wondering if maybe I should cancel the Apple Watch, and go get the Fitbit ChargeHR(watch) that I have been wanting so I can get started now. Otherwise I could just use my Fitbit one again. Hmmm Maybe I'm making excuses....

Yeah I've just been putting in my exercises on MFP, so it probably is overestimated. Which is not good if I eat all those calories back. I've also wondered that maybe I need to add in walking or some other form of cardio too, which is what one other sparkfriend said on my blog. It feels like I'm working so hard at CF, but maybe it's not as much as I think.

We are going on a cruise in less than 3 months, 10 weeks. I'd really LOVE to be 30 lbs lighter by then. It would mean really buckling down on all this. Sticking to my guns, budgeting treats, but not any big splurges(which isn't good for me anyway).
I do that. I eat good all week then have a huge splurge meal some times on the weekends. I have got to quit that. It's not working for me obviously.

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4/13/2015 11:40:30 AM

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I appreciate all advice and encouragement.
I didn't do well eating wise this weekend...I let it all get to me. I didn't track, and I actually have been enjoying tracking. So I'm not sure why I just give up like that some times.

Anyway, I very well could have some food allergies. I honestly have always thought "bad" carbs caused me to have inflammation.

What is your take on tracking, being in a calorie deficit verses "it's more about what you are eating"?
I mean you've lost a ton of weight and are keeping it off. And you've done it by tracking your food and staying under a certain limit right? And have kept it off doing the same.

Another girl on here lost 120 lbs and has kept it off by tracking...she allows herself treats and just tracks them.

I'm asking because my trainer shook his head when I said I was counting calories and said I should just eat cleaner. So now i'm in this weird, in between spot, where he wants to help me. Which I get what he's saying, but I've just done it all.

I guess I will just do both, let him help me, and track my calories. Because it feels so good to track my food.

I respect your opinion a lot because what you do has worked for you!

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4/9/2015 12:40:28 PM

YES form is so important. They are really good about correcting you. I always just ask them to look at my moves and make sure I'm doing it right. Some of the trainers aren't good at giving a little push, and I am one that needs to be pushed. I will sometimes feel defeated and want to give up on something, like the deadlift day. But I'd rather play it safe too. I've had running injuries before and it is NOT fun.
That is interesting about building muscle fast at first then it slows down. It makes sense, though. I can see it being really hard to PR later on, even 5 lbs. Our trainers don't have huge PR's really. Very small gains.

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