6/25/2013 - I've managed to maintain for ONE YEAR!!! I've bounced around, but never gone more than 4 pounds above my goal. I'm loving my fitbit, which helps me make sure I'm active enough, and I feel pretty great. Many thanks to sparkpeople and my sparkfriends - I've never stayed at a goal weight this long before!
3/19/2013 - I am not terribly awesome at maintaining it seems... The good news, is I'm NOT letting myself get too high, but I keep ditching the tracking and then gaining little bits. Then I track again, and lose it. I guess this is sort of maintaining, with a 5 pound bounce in there... :) I think the lesson I'm learning is that if I don't track, I don't stay at my fighting weight. So... I'm going to commit to tracking for a while again, and then see if I can maintain with tracking just a few times a week. I don't know why I hate to track! In happy news, I'm an exercise junkie now, so even when I'm 5 pounds up, I'm a tighter and leaner girl. :)
7/25/2012 - After almost exactly 7 months on SP, I reached my goal weight of 125. I'm feeling great, but now I'm waiting to see if I keep losing weight or if I stick here. I'm not upping my calories to a maintenance level because I want to make sure I don't bounce back up!
My original intro (12/27/2011) - I'm a college professor, mom of two and wife to one. I gained a lot of weight after my first kiddo, I was pretty unhealthy, and I worked hard with exercise and diet to get back to health.
I got all the way down to 115, and I felt great! However, that weight is perhaps a bit too low for me, as it was hard to maintain. I watched as the weight slowly crept back. I got here to SP before I was anywhere near my heaviest, but I do have a good bit of work to do. I'm aiming to get to 125, and stay there this time! I want to get back to feeling my best, by returning to a healthier weight.
Goal Weight: 125 - reached 7/25/12
Goal for August:
960 fitness minutes
Other past goals:
*Get to healthy BMI level by 1/28 - COMPLETED - 2/4 (just a smidge late)
*Heal my back and return to workouts by 2/27 - COMPLETED
*Get to 131 by 3/23 (my birthday!) - COMPLETED
I am a Chalene Johnson addict. I enjoy her workouts more than any fitness program I've ever tried. I'm doing turbo fire right now, and mixing it up with the strength training from sparkpeople.
I live in Austin, TX, and I love it here! I'm a professor of psychology at Austin Community College.
I don't know what color my eyes are baby, but my hair is long and brown... :)
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