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Christmas 2013 - 175 pounds - With DD at UC Berkeley





Christmas 2008 - 230 pounds - heaviest adult weight





February 2010 - 168 pounds. Almost to goal!



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And now for something completely different...

September 2013:
Here I am again, a repeat Sparker since 2006. I did lose 30 of the 50 pounds I wanted to lose since my last update, but then my weight loss stalled completely. After frustrating months of getting nowhere, along came stress in the form of work insanity and a kitchen remodel. From May to September I managed to regain 25 of the 30 pounds I lost. :(

So I'm back at it, but trying a completely different tactic. Since I was finding my workouts burdensome, I am ...
September 2013:
Here I am again, a repeat Sparker since 2006. I did lose 30 of the 50 pounds I wanted to lose since my last update, but then my weight loss stalled completely. After frustrating months of getting nowhere, along came stress in the form of work insanity and a kitchen remodel. From May to September I managed to regain 25 of the 30 pounds I lost. :(

So I'm back at it, but trying a completely different tactic. Since I was finding my workouts burdensome, I am following a very low-calorie, low-carb plan that is similar to Ideal Protein. I say similar because I refuse to pay hundreds of dollars for their coaching when I have Sparkpeople and the internet to help guide and support me. So far I am very, very happy with this plan; no rigorous working, a simple and easy food plan, and I'm dropping weight at a reasonable clip. So far down 10 pounds after only two weeks!

The plan is to get to my target weight and then follow the different phases to add back in healthy carbs and more aerobic exercising. I still see lots of challenges for me with maintenance. I must find a way to make my workouts more enjoyable, and need to work on the emotional/stress triggers. But I'm also hoping to find a way to maintain that isn't as burdensome and works with my life as it is now.

My progress:
09/29/2013: 209.0
10/06/2013: 200.5
10/13/2013: 198.9
10/20/2013: 194.6
10/27/2013: 192.6
11/03/2013: 187.4
11/10/2013: 187.3
11/17/2013: 185.3
11/24/2014: 183.4
12/07/2013: 180.9
12/14/2013: 178.0
12/22/2013: 175.2
01/12/2014: 170.7
01/18/2014: 170.3
01/26/2014: 168.4
02/01/2014: 166.1
02/09/2014: 167.1 (+.1)
03/21/2014: 157.7
03/30/2014: 156.8
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Member Since: 2/22/2006

SparkPoints: 53,383

Fitness Minutes: 45,361

My Goals:
Lose two-three pant sizes. Currently about a size 12-14 and would like to return to April 2010 weight/size, which was an 8-10 (depending on manufacturer).



My Program:
Get back to April 2010 weight/size by following the Ideal Protein protocol.

Personal Information:
52yo; divorced with one (mostly) delightful 15yo girl; living with her, my fiance and 3 rescue kitties.

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WILDKAT781
4/3/2014 8:56:48 PM

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Thank you so much for visiting my “Moving Forward” blog!!!!

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DDOORN
3/31/2014 9:18:28 PM

Love to hear your reactions once you've seen "Safety"! :-)

Don



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JANETELIZABETH1
3/31/2014 4:59:05 PM

True Lisa and you changed your clocks before us too. We only did ours on Sunday too. BTW...you're looking fab!! Hope your foot is healing well.
Love Janet xx



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NEXTSTEPS
2/28/2014 12:42:32 PM

Hi! How's your foot doing?

Interesting you mention wine contributing to overindulging. I notice this too. Half a bottle of wine makes it much harder for me to resist eating later in the evening which is the biggest saboteur of maintaining for me. Plus, I regularly stretch and do some body weight exercises a couple of hours after dinner and drinking too much completely messes with my willpower around that, even if I don't fall asleep due to the alcohol.

I like seltzer. We started making our own with a system we like. Saves the hassle of all the empty returns.

DH is a serious collector so every bottle of wine is an experience. We discuss the nuances of the flavors, etc., all the usual wine tasting stuff, so diluting isn't an option at least at home with our own wine. I don't avoid a beer in place of wine every couple of weeks. One bottle is one serving so that's easier in some ways. More carbs of course but my goal is not that strict.

Hope you are healing well!

Barbara



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DDOORN
2/18/2014 1:52:13 PM

What a sunny disposition to see something positive in a broken foot...lol!

Don



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