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



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As of 18 Nov. 2014 I reached the Healthy BMI Range for my 5'4 height! I was in the Obese Range when I started and I am now 70lbs. lighter 1 Year and 2 Months later! 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 ...
As of 18 Nov. 2014 I reached the Healthy BMI Range for my 5'4 height! I was in the Obese Range when I started and I am now 70lbs. lighter 1 Year and 2 Months later! 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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HONEYBEESBLISS Just did SparkPeople's Minute Modified Pushup Test and got 40 which is a score of Excellent! My last total in July was 28.
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Member Since: 12/10/2013

SparkPoints: 10,559

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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***

"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 isnt any problem you wont 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 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

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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MELYROD18
11/26/2014 9:30:35 PM

Thank you for commenting on my blog about baking, I appreciate it. I did find some really good recipes on Pinterest. Thank you very much!
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JENSTRESS
11/25/2014 5:26:43 PM

Yes! It really is. The reason I liked it is there are three levels of work so if you can't go all out, there is still something for you.



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JENSTRESS
11/25/2014 4:23:17 PM

I love HIIT too! I think that is another reason why I like trying new things! These one has 2 or 3 HIIT routines which is nice, and I will like that. You should try some tabata workouts. Those are awesome. I have Breathless Body by Amy Dixon and I like that one!



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JENSTRESS
11/25/2014 2:54:17 PM

Exactly! Also the longer we making healthier choices the easier it gets! Which is always so nice!



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KATHY349
11/25/2014 2:45:46 PM

Thanks for the motivation!!!😍



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