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On 10/17/14 my company began a biggest loser contest. The entry fee was $5 and whomever lost the largest percent of body weight got the majority of the pot. (40%).

I started the contest by doing a low carb diet and mainly using SP to track my carbs. I was targeting 30 carbs a day and usually did it. Not paying attention to Fat or Fiber grams. I easily got my protein grams.

I won the contest which ended on December 19th by losing almost 11% (43 lbs) of my body ...
On 10/17/14 my company began a biggest loser contest. The entry fee was $5 and whomever lost the largest percent of body weight got the majority of the pot. (40%).

I started the contest by doing a low carb diet and mainly using SP to track my carbs. I was targeting 30 carbs a day and usually did it. Not paying attention to Fat or Fiber grams. I easily got my protein grams.

I won the contest which ended on December 19th by losing almost 11% (43 lbs) of my body weight. It was then that I hit my first plateau. I talked to some of the fitness guys around the office and decided that I needed to incorporate exercise into my life.

On 12/28/14 I bought a membership to a local hotel that for a fee allows you to use their pool, exercise equipment, sauna and hot tub. I started exercising that same day. By 12/31/14, I had lost a total of 48 lbs.

At first I couldn't exercise (treadmill, recumbent bike, or swim) more than a half hour total in a session, but by the end of January I was up to an average of 75 minutes of swimming a day. I also hit another plateau about this time and decided that I needed to do more of what SP was telling me I needed to do with Nutrition.

For lent I decided to give up all meat with the exception of fish and to only weigh myself on Friday and the first day of the month. I started eating oatmeal and yogurt which was not a part of my diet and I essentially more fully embraced a lifestyle change.

I hit 100 lbs lost on 03/13/15. I learned to read nutrition labels and planned my food. Bought a food scale for home and for work. I strove to get into my "windows" for grams of protein and Fat and kind of let Fat and calories fall below the suggested amounts.

There is no magic formula or magic pill. I am obsessed with changing my life and I am. Some of the key things I do is set goals for myself. Minutes exercising, weight goals I have a vision board of what I will be able to do as I lose weight and I have done probably half of what I dreamed I could do when I got smaller and healthier.

I am happier than I have been in a long time and I feel physically better than I have in likely 2 decades.

That is my story to date. Today I am down 120 lbs and striving for 200. I have no doubt I can make it and when I do I have a reward that is worthy of such an accomplishment.
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MOCNVW23
4/29/2015 7:05:54 PM

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I didn't reach my water goal today so back at it again tomorrow.



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HALIANZ
4/28/2015 10:09:47 PM

Thank you so much for reading my blog entry "I give myself permission to feel good about myself" and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it and now that I've visited your page, I am motivated by your achievements, especially the consecutive days of activity. Way to go!



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THIS2WILPASS
4/28/2015 12:44:09 PM

I'm so happy we can choose to learn from each other...makes this experience so much more worth while and fun.
My need for the simple carbs is diminishing to the point that I wonder if I'll ever have a want to consume them again.
After eating well for so long, neiher the palate nor the body appreciate the crap anymore. It is a bitter/ sweet realization to come to.

Looks like my go to sweet treat will continue to be the stevia in my water, which is unbelievably healthy...lol and my fake coffee drink which I will eliminate completely after the 3 containers I still have are finished. emoticon



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GGRSPARK
4/27/2015 12:41:10 AM

Amazing story.



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MOCNVW23
4/26/2015 11:13:28 AM

Thank you for stopping by my blog Sunday daily goal. I hope you don't mind I added you as a friend. Thank you for the positive feed back, and for your support.



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