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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: 10,309

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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 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 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

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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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JENSTRESS
11/21/2014 12:14:09 PM

Thanks so much for the blog comments! Yeah, I would really like to continue to be a healthy normal example. I don't want to yo yo, I want to show her what moderation is, and "treats" but also what healthy is.



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JENSTRESS
11/20/2014 12:59:59 PM

Thanks so much for the blog comment!!! I'm right there with you for the healthy produce and things in my grocery cart as well! It actually cracks me up to see how awesome my cart looks (to me!)

And you are TOTALLY right, things like that taste even better than the cupcakes and things, because yesterday, my munchkin (she had been sick so I was home with her) wanted a banana, and then she didn't eat it. I decided that I would eat it. So I ate it sliced in half with peanut butter in it, and that was part of my lunch, I swear, it tasted as good as any cookie I've ever had. I felt like I was "cheating" on my "diet"! (I don't diet or believe that eating something is ever "cheating" but that was the only comparison I could think of!

I love it!



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MSKIZ69
11/19/2014 7:19:44 PM

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COUCH2ROAD_LIZ
11/18/2014 1:06:41 PM

You are so right about being flexible. Cross training and strength training is very important in overall fitness and my running goals.

I really wanted to start today and my husband warned me with it being in the teens and the windchill would be too much and I could get injured somehow. It was so cold that after 5 minutes of walking and 10 minutes of running, I had a weird nerve popping sensation in my wrists and I knew it was bad. I sprinted 2 minutes all the way home without a cool down to check on my hands.

It was a terribly painful feeling. Stupid on my part. LOL

I shouldn't be so hard on myself and go slow with this running program until warmer weather hits. Next week looks promising. :)

By the way...congratulations on all of your victories! You've done an amazing job getting to your goal weight!



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MELYROD18
11/18/2014 1:05:26 PM

Hey, thank you for taking the time to comment on my blogs. I really appreciate it. And I agree with you, that should make people really happy because it means it's possible!
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