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I can't believe it's been over 2 years since I've updated my goals and sparkpage. I have been off on my own, but while that's been somewhat successful, I still have a long way to go. So, I'm back to sparkpeople and am going to give this a real 100% commitment this time. I've been back kind of quietly for around a month with the nutrition tracker. But I think I need to do the blogging and the keeping up with friends and all the other stuff too.

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I can't believe it's been over 2 years since I've updated my goals and sparkpage. I have been off on my own, but while that's been somewhat successful, I still have a long way to go. So, I'm back to sparkpeople and am going to give this a real 100% commitment this time. I've been back kind of quietly for around a month with the nutrition tracker. But I think I need to do the blogging and the keeping up with friends and all the other stuff too.

My biggest accomplishment since I've been gone is that I really have made exercise a big part of my life. I just need to get the eating and exercising working together. I am going to be hiking part of the Grand Canyon in October and I aim to have at least 50 pounds less on my knees for that trip. I spent the last week (Apr. 7 through 13 up in Flagstaff hiking with a friend who's going on the GC trip with me and we hiked every single day. As I write this today, I'm on a 6 day streak of exercising and eating normal portions of food. I am going to keep this going.

I guess the first step is to be honest with everything. I haven't wanted to update my weight here on SP because it makes me so sad that I'm back up to 268.4 from my low of 249. But I have ripped off that band-aid now! Ha ha! So, while I'm being honest and working the whole accountability thing, here are my goals for the next 6 months (Apr. 14 to Oct. 14):


1. I will lose 50 pounds. My knees will be so grateful with every step I take down the Grand Canyon. I can do this and I will. My mind is completely made up.

2. I will continue streaking! My current stats (as of 4/13) are: exercise (6 days), no fast food (64 days), and no binging (7 days).

3. I will track my food. All of it. I will pre-plan as much as possible and will not allow my coworkers to talk me out of my plans more than twice a month.

4. I will eat a healthy mix of carbs, protein, and fat. I will not deprive myself of anything, but will pay attention to my body's needs and will not go nuts anymore over holidays, social occasions and other things. I will be REASONABLE and ACCOUNTABLE. In short, I will be a grown up. :)

5. Get back to strength training. I haven't done much of this and I know it is key. I have free weights, an exercise ball, stretchy bands, a BOSU, and tons of videos and other things. I will plan my workout and DO IT. Three times a week.
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Member Since: 9/11/2006

My Goals:
4/14 Starting weight: 268.4
5/14 258.4
6/14 248.4
7/14 238.4
8/14 228.4
9/14 218.4
10/14 208.4
11/14 198.4
12/14 188.4

My Program:
1. Tracking calories and eating mostly fresh whole foods and home-cooked meals..

2. Walk 10000 steps a day.

3. Drink at least 4 liters of water a day.

4. Strength train 3 times a week.

5. Blog every day.

Personal Information:
Michele, 38, single, redhead, hiker, avid reader, tv watcher and movie lover.

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KNH771
1/1/2014 9:25:04 PM

Happy New Year! It was wonderful to see you in the comments on the first day of 2014. Here's to an awesome year. Back to basics. emoticon



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7/18/2013 3:42:38 PM

Mwhah! emoticon



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IMCONFESSIN
7/10/2013 8:14:51 PM

Hey Michele!
Cool to hear you like a green juice, too.
I actually like salad. But a lot of times, my salads also contain salami chunks, and egg, a box of croutons, etc. I feel a little more on target with a juice.
Excited to be back with you and my Speeps!



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KNH771
6/20/2013 1:48:22 PM

Hey there! You know, the first Zumba workout I did was fun, but tough. I should have figured that out when there were 60 minutes of instructions for a 20 minute workout. I just did the 20 min. one this morning... slow to get out of bed. I can see the weekend from here!



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KNH771
6/17/2013 7:37:03 PM

Thanks as always for visiting and offering your support! Hope you are having a good week.



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