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Bear with me, I'm sort of a goofball, and as you will learn shortly, EXCESSIVELY VERBOSE.

I plan to start by losing around 120 pounds; I'll decide on a final goal once I get down there and see what the landscape is like (it's been a while!)

I lost 30 pounds on Weight Watchers in 2009, but then stress & life intervened and I gained it back, plus a little extra.

So here I am. Uh... hi!

I blog a bit here and there, as I have thoughts. ...
Bear with me, I'm sort of a goofball, and as you will learn shortly, EXCESSIVELY VERBOSE.

I plan to start by losing around 120 pounds; I'll decide on a final goal once I get down there and see what the landscape is like (it's been a while!)

I lost 30 pounds on Weight Watchers in 2009, but then stress & life intervened and I gained it back, plus a little extra.

So here I am. Uh... hi!

I blog a bit here and there, as I have thoughts. Anything that shows up is likely to be long (VERBOSE!) so if you do want to read it, you might want to grab a cup of coffee.

(I must give credit where credit is due: my page title comes from a blog by Linda Holmes, who is awesome and a better writer than I'll ever hope to be. My avatar is my version of what I would look like if the ever excellent Natalie Dee consented to draw my portrait.)
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Member Since: 6/23/2012

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My Goals:
Food:

just tracking, tracking tracking. Maintain an average calorie deficit of ~7000/week (= 2lbs/week loss)

Weight:

lose ~120 pounds total

get near the "healthy" BMI range

Fitness:

Run a 5k - Done!

Improve my 5k time

Run For Your Lives 10/27/2012 - time ?? (it was more of a hike/obstacle course)

Practice 9/22/2012 49:56
Turkey Trot 11/22/2012 48:27

Run Like A Diva
10/6/2013 47:28

Turkey Trot 11/28/13 1:21 for 5 miles

Work on ST, building muscle with weights & body weight exercises
Someday do "real" pushups!

My Program:
Tracking, using data to make changes.

I continuously need to work on getting enough protein, keeping carbs down, and watch fat and junky food on busy days.

Fitness - burn at least 800 calories a week, some combination of running & walking.

Mostly my plan is to not do anything I would hate to do "forever." So I don't plan to work out 7 days a week or give up any particular kind of food or anything like that.

Personal Information:
I live in The Jerz; bought a house 7/2013! I love my freakin house.

Married; no kids. But probably will think about having some within the next 5 years, so I'd like to get as much as possible weight off before then.

Other Information:
Lifelong dream realized 11/9/2013:

I adopted my very own smooshy little rescue dog!!

DOGGGGG! My life is complete, finally.

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JUMPINJULIE
6/18/2014 9:54:19 PM

Just wanted to say hi and I hope your having a great week. emoticon



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POMATOJUICE
6/17/2014 1:16:46 PM

Awww, maybe you need a second opinion from Dr. Yahoo or something. lol. Dr Google always tells me that it's not as bad as I think it is XD



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POMATOJUICE
6/17/2014 11:19:55 AM

Already had my follow up, and I'm 5 weeks out of surgery already. Things that weren't puffy before shouldn't be puffy now. 3weeks after surgery, the surgeon said everything looked normal. When I asked her about lymphedema,she just told me that while it was possible, not to worry about it. She didn't tell me what to look out for, so I'm (of course) freaking out :p. The puffy parts by the surgical site don't worry me (yet). The puffy part on the far end of my arm does! XD

Edit, now that I'm off the bike: dr. Google is so handy. It says that this is pitting edema, not lymphedema...and therefore just water retention XD. Thanks, Dr. Google!

Comment edited on: 6/17/2014 11:55:23 AM

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LISAN0415
6/13/2014 9:44:01 AM

You are soooo smart to try something new and see what the results are.

I know ith myself, when I initially was doing my weight loss regimine before my pregnancy, I wasn't taking 30 extra seconds to use my measuring cups or spoons, but I saw better results when I did.

I also bought a super inexpesive food scale from walmart, and again, it takes less than 30 second to weigh out my food. Things like nuts that are very calorie (but good for you)

I love almonds, but 1 ounce is like 120 calories or something (I'll have to look) if I eye balled it and accidentally took 1.5 ounces, it would be 180 calories instead.
or cereal, one of my cereals has 110 calories- for 3/4 cups, well before I meaured it out, I was probably using 1.5 cups, so I was eating 220 instead of 110. Those things add up.

same with dressings, 1 tablespoon of my lower calorie fat free dressing is 50 calories, well if I just "pour it out" that would be 2 tablespoons or more.

Good luck, please let me know what your results are.

Lisa



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JUMPINJULIE
6/11/2014 4:16:36 PM

Just wanted to say hi and I hope your week is going awesome. emoticon



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