IRONBLOSSOM   13,167
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Almost at my highest weight, a couple months before starting SP. About 235.





Hudson (yellow) and Bubba waiting not-so-patiently for my dad to throw the ball for them.





Starting off at the Lagoon Valley Trail Run! 9/15 @218.



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I'm now 31. On approximately February 16, 2012, I joined SP and started out gangbusters. I quickly realized that motivation came and went and I definitely focused well on occasion and really not at all well on occasion. When I wasn't busy at work and could do meal planning was the best...but I was never comfortable focusing on personal stuff for long at work, even really important personal stuff.

I slowly and painfully lost 20 pounds. Then came the holidays. I lost my job, was at ...
I'm now 31. On approximately February 16, 2012, I joined SP and started out gangbusters. I quickly realized that motivation came and went and I definitely focused well on occasion and really not at all well on occasion. When I wasn't busy at work and could do meal planning was the best...but I was never comfortable focusing on personal stuff for long at work, even really important personal stuff.

I slowly and painfully lost 20 pounds. Then came the holidays. I lost my job, was at home and surrounded by chocolate and candy and stressed as all heck. I stopped running to a great extent.

Immediately after the holidays, I had a week cruise vacation that we had planned (and paid for) back in August. I took the stairs as much as possible, I actually made it to the gym two days, and did a significant amount of walking two days on land, and rode a horse, up to a canter, along a beach for an hour one day. I was sore!!

10 of the 20 pounds I had lost came back and established themselves on my ass. January 21 I came back here and started tracking my food again. I also started the 30 day shred. With some modification. I do 5 minutes of jump rope as a warm up, about 500 jumps, then 5 minutes of jump rope at the end, always a lot more mistakes then! I would like to also do extra cardio afterwards, either walking or running, but that's not mandatory if time does not permit.

Today is January 23, 2013...by today I was originally supposed to be 150. As last year drug on I realized I wasn't going to get there but I would like to have been 190. Now I feel like I'm starting over in a lot of ways. 225, I've lost my conditioning, I've fallen back into bad habits. But I've also kept some good changes and some good habits. I KNOW I can do it because I just did! And I know how good it feels to be smaller than I am right now.

I took a few pictures before getting started Monday. I'm going to weigh in, take measurements, and take a front and side picture every week while doing the 30 day shred. At the end I'll composite everything that shows a difference.

Finally, a short term goal. February 25 my parents have invited me to come skiing in Montana. I'll just have to pay for plane fare, ski rental, and lift tickets, housing and food is handled. I don't know if I can afford it, but if I can I want to be stronger and smaller than I am now!

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 current weight: 193.0 
 
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Member Since: 2/13/2012

SparkPoints: 13,167

Fitness Minutes: 7,083

My Goals:
Goals:

Exercise 4-6 days/week.
Pack lunch every day.
Walk 1 mile at lunch/daily.

Run 10ks and get back to under an hour.
4/22 - 1:06:53!
6/2 - 1:08:03 :-(
9/15 - 1:17:30 HILLS! (@218)
10/13 - 1:02:14!! @216
11/11 - 1:02:45 @220 argh!!
12/8? - ?

Run a 10M in 1:45.
7/29 - Missed due to poison oak. Sigh. Next year for SURE!

Run 1/2 marathons and get under two hours.
8/12 - 2:22:13 Quite a ways to go!
3/17 - ?

Very limited alcohol.

Join a gym I enjoy - DONE! 7/10/12!

My Program:
Tracking everything, especially alcohol.

Running and lifting.

Anything to rev my metabolism.

Personal Information:
I want to feel good in my own skin again. I used to be an athlete, I used to be able to run miles and miles and even a marathon once.

Then I went to law school.

I need to lose about 85 pounds. My original goal was 150, but I recently discovered that I have 125 pounds of bone, muscle, internal organs, etc...so 150 would be exactly at 20% body fat. I don't know if that'll happen. But I'll see when I get there!

Rewards:
I decided that having set rewards doesn't work for me. I need to reach the goal and then decide on a reward.
220 - Massage - DONE!
215 -
150 - !

Other Information:
From Twitter: "I'm going to lose this weight or I'll die not trying!"

"Everyone should be able to save their own life."

I feel that I am too fat to look professional. Whether or not that's true, I don't know. I don't think so. But it is very very hard to find attractive professional clothes at this weight. If I get back down to a size 12 or (dare to dream!) lower, I KNOW I will find cute clothes that allow me to be professional and attractive. Even if I do have shoulders like a linebacker (Thanks dad!).

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XRSIZE18
10/11/2013 4:31:35 PM

Just stopping by to say hello! How are you doing?



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KATYDID412
9/1/2013 5:09:39 PM

Just cleaning out my email and I kept seeing your name. Haven't heard from you in a while but as I remember you had a lot of life stuff going on. Hope that all is well and that you make your way back to SP. Miss your insightful comments and support!



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OPTIMIST1948
5/27/2013 6:41:23 AM

Hadnt heard from you in a while so I stopped by. Saw that your ticker is down to 203: Awesome! 3 more lbs and you can reward yourself with somethign. Any thoughts?



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CHEESKY
4/4/2013 7:23:20 PM

I love your long blog comments. emoticon You always have so much to say! It's always super helpful advice too. Thanks! emoticon



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FRENCHIFAL
2/28/2013 10:22:59 AM

Thank you so much for your support on my blog!

Have a fantastic weekend, and keep sparking! emoticon



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