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It's been 1 Year since I started. Currently (8 Sept. 2014) I am 94% there with 66 lbs. down and 4 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 (8 Sept. 2014) I am 94% there with 66 lbs. down and 4 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.

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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HONEYBEESBLISS is enjoying the rest day after strength training! It's weird how strength training gives you a feeling of slim fitness that just feels so good! It really is a wonderful feeling! LOL
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Member Since: 12/10/2013

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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

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 (2x a week) is Jillian's Front Side/Backside for Beginners

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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ICEDEMETER
9/17/2014 4:46:40 PM

Thank you for stopping by my old "Maintenance" blog!

Being a "foodie" sure makes concentrating on food a lot more fun - I've become even more passionate about flavours and textures and preparations since I started this journey (and I was pretty much a food nut to start with). I totally agree with your "budget" idea (I do the same thing, too) --- it does make things easier, doesn't it?!

Kudos on all of your accomplishments (love that "push up with no mods" - sweet!) and thanks again!



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BECOMEFEARLESS
9/16/2014 11:32:54 AM

emoticon Thanks for stopping by my blog. Focusing on the positive is always the way to go. Also, when feeling jealous after looking at other people's pages, it's an indicator of what you want for yourself. Take care and have a great week.



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ADARKARA
9/15/2014 7:45:01 AM

Okay, YOUR food rewards are AWESOME!!!!! I was referring to rewarding yourself with a cheat meal or a cupcake or something. I have a Cuisinart food processor and I LOVE it. My favorite kitchen tools are, in order of frequency of use:

1) Immersion blender
2) Food processor
3) Stand Mixer
4) Spice grinder

I don't use my mandolin all that often, mostly because I find a knife to be faster for me in most cases, and then I don't have to clean it lol.

Thanks for your comment!



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ADARKARA
9/9/2014 1:27:36 PM

Yay! glad you could watch it finally!

Slow and steady totally won the race for me emoticon



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LIZZY0223
9/8/2014 2:00:03 PM

Blogging is a HUGE help! I didn't realize how much it would change things for me once I blogged and received support from my friends here. If I ever had the chance to meet some of my Spark friends, I would. A lot of people I have never met have helped me better myself and it has been a wonderful experience!



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