virtual me 3-14-13
virtual me goal - I want this!
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Fat - But hopeful
New Jan. 5, 2014-
I'm basically back to where I was at the end of the summer. I'm not happy about it, but I've gone back to all my old bad habits. I just wish I could fall back to good habits instead. Enough wishing, time for doing. I will be starting the winter 5% challenge soon and I intend to make the most of it. Losing 5% of my body weight would be a fantastic start. That means eating right, exercising, and focusing on me sometimes. It also means not allowing other people or my ...
New Jan. 5, 2014-
I'm basically back to where I was at the end of the summer. I'm not happy about it, but I've gone back to all my old bad habits. I just wish I could fall back to good habits instead. Enough wishing, time for doing. I will be starting the winter 5% challenge soon and I intend to make the most of it. Losing 5% of my body weight would be a fantastic start. That means eating right, exercising, and focusing on me sometimes. It also means not allowing other people or my feelings about other people to control what I eat.
I don't do well with introductions, and I'm even worse about pictures. Come get to know me, and I'll be better.
Weights are so misleading when we don't have heights or history attached. One person said their goal weight was pretty near my starting weight, and another whose starting weight is pretty near my goal weight. So here are my (not so) vital stats.
Highest weight - 232.4 1/1/2012
Lowest weight - 8lbs 2oz (teehee)
Goal weight - 148lbs which is exactly the center of "normal" BMI range for my height
Fantasy weight - 130lbs this was my weight from the day I entered 7th grade clear until my very last semester of college. Not realistic to get back there, but that's why I call it my fantasy weight
Update July 17, 2013
10 day to the start of the summer 5% challenge. I so need to make this work. I've been steadily gaining weight as I push my weight loss efforts to the back burner. I cannot do that anymore. I'm tired of being this size, and I don't want to buy another size larger. 5% is a drop in the bucket, but I need to create that first drop.
To achieve this I will: do "something" 5 days a week. It may be mowing the lawn (10 minutes) or a zumba class (60+ minutes) but I will have something to add to my tracker 5 days a week. Track my foods, even if I know I'm way over on calories. It's the only way I can hold myself accountable. Look at nutrition information while I shop because sometimes that's enough in itself to stop me buying them and if I don't buy I can't eat. I'm not going to follow any particular diet, but I am going to loosely follow Spark's recommended meal plans. I will do a lot of tweaking to make the meals work for me, but it's a base to start from.
| current weight: 237.4
Member Since: 7/9/2008
Fitness Minutes: 23,331
Exercise 5 days a week. It could be 10 minutes with the lawnmower or 2 hours in the pool. Doesn't matter right now, just 5 days a week.
Track every bite, every time - BEFORE I eat it.
237- the first 5 pounds are hard - let's get them out of the way. (8/15)
230 - 100 pounds over my high school weight. Never thought this would be a goal
220 - hopefully my work clothes will stop cutting off circulation at this weight
218 - previous "high"
right around this weight I should be able to wear my wedding ring again.
201 lbs - overweight from obese
190 lbs - just because
180 lbs - driver's license weight and my personal nemesis
178 - because I haven't been below 180 in a very long time.
168 - healthy BMI
148 - eventual goal weight.
move more, eat less
I love books, movies and tv. I'll have to work on finding some less sedentary hobbies. Lead me to a good book, or even better a series, and I'll be in your debt forever.