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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 75lbs. lighter! 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 ...
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 75lbs. lighter! 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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Member Since: 12/10/2013

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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

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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 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

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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JENSTRESS
1/26/2015 1:47:57 PM

Thank you! That is exactly what I am trying to see and learn during this journey. The journey of 1000 miles DOES begin with a single step (meaning - starting is the hardest part, but it will get you there) but no matter your destination, there are SO many ways to get there! I LOVE it. I feel amazing doing different things, but still pushing myself not to the point of injury, but to also heal and grow. I love that I'm not letting things get me down and frustrated, but that I deal with it and move on. I'm definitely in a different place than I have ever been!



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SNOWKC
1/26/2015 11:01:30 AM

Thanks for the comment on my blog! You were completely right about TOM. I'm definitely going to watch that this month. It will be so much easier to avoid getting discouraged when I'm not seeing a loss if I understand how that affects me!



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KANOE10
1/25/2015 9:26:08 AM

I like panko bread crumbs also. I have not tried roasted fennel..but roast onions and other vegetables all of the time. Cooking is such fun. Last night I tired to make an avocado cream with greek yogurt which was fair. Happy Cooking.



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KBSPARKY
1/24/2015 3:02:46 PM

thanks for the note about the asparagus! I've thought of getting one of those cast iron grill pans before but never did. So it really works to make grilled veggies seem grilled??



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JENSTRESS
1/23/2015 2:49:49 PM

Ha! Yeah, if I do a TON of squats and lunges my knees will scream. It has gotten significantly better as I have lost weight, but I will still notice it from time to time. I have done this thing to my toe before, but I think I knocked it pretty good this time, it is a little more sore for a little longer. I figure I can do stuff that allows me to not go on my toes, and keep going. If it were really bad, I'd take a break, but I don't feel like I need to right now!

And awesome idea on finding a Zumba/swimming class. That would be FUN! If we had those, I would SO do it!



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