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Adventures of a 30-something housewife

Hello!

The short version of my weight gain/loss journey is pretty simple.

Growing up, I was always fit and at a healthy weight. When I went to college, a number of factors caused me to gain the freshman 50 instead of the freshman 15. Somewhere between the first and second semester, I had forgotten how to eat!

Eating out was such a novelty, and my work study job at the cafeteria did not allow me to eat at regular meal times. A combination of these ...
Hello!

The short version of my weight gain/loss journey is pretty simple.

Growing up, I was always fit and at a healthy weight. When I went to college, a number of factors caused me to gain the freshman 50 instead of the freshman 15. Somewhere between the first and second semester, I had forgotten how to eat!

Eating out was such a novelty, and my work study job at the cafeteria did not allow me to eat at regular meal times. A combination of these factors along with stress and relationship drama helped me pack on the pounds fast!

By the end of college, I'd found a loving husband, but didn't get truely motivated to try to lose the weight until we were happily married for nearly 10 years. My husband has stood by my side through thick, thin, and at least a half-dozen half-hearted dieting attempts.

Now, with renewed vigor, I have set out once again! I joined Spark one month after I'd already begun my weight loss journey.

Starting weight: 250

Sparkpeople join weight: 235

Sept 14, 2012: 199.4! Halfway through!

May, 2013: 175: 3/4 of the way through the 100lb initial goal. Things are getting harder!

Jan, 2014: After struggling for six months and gaining back a little weight, I've decided to shake things up by going low-carb for a while

Let's see what happens!
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Member Since: 5/5/2012

SparkPoints: 4,198

Fitness Minutes: 610

My Goals:
100 pounds in 1 year!

Start: 250 lbs
YEAR ONE
Month 1 end: 235 (-15)
Month 2 end: 224 (-11)
Month 3 end: 218 (-6)
Month 4 end: 213 (-5)
Month 5 end: 206 (-7)
Month 6 end: 199 (-7)
Month 7 end: 194 (-5)
Month 8 end: 190 (-4)
Month 9 end: 188 (-2)
Month 10 end: 186 (-2)
Month 11 end: 183 (-3)
Month 12 end: 181 (-2)

Year one End: 181 (-69)

YEAR TWO
Month 1 end: 180 (-1)
Month 2 end: 178 (-2)
Month 3 end: 175 (-3)
Month 4 end: 174 (-1)
Month 5 end: Lost track!


My Program:
I have a recumbant stationary bike in my home, as well as a set of free weights, some resistance bands, and a second-hand weight machine. I bike for 30 min/ Mon/Weds/Fri and use the P90X strength DVDs on Tues/Thurs/Sat

As for food, I am counting calories and restricting myself to 1400-1500 a day. I am currently working on getting more protein into my diet, and cutting out processed foods.

Other Information:
Hobbies:

Videogames! I love JRPGs, puzzle games, and about 3/4 of things made by Blizzard

Anime/Manga: I'm a big fan of Japonica in general. My favorite manga genres are supernatural, action, and sometimes romance. If you combine those together, that's pretty much my ideal series.

Crafts: I'm teaching myself a little bit about jewelry making. I'm still learning, but it's fun. I also enjoy sewing, cosplay, prop making, and costuming in general. My favorite holiday is Halloween!

Books: I don't read as much as I used to, but I still enjoy a good book. Some of my favorite authors are Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, Terry Pratchett, Anne Rice (Um.. older stuff. Not the new stuff. Sorry Anne Rice! I'm not a fan of your Jesus fanfics!)

I've also participated in NaNoWriMo two years in a row now and sucessfully completed one novel :) I did it just to see if I could. I think it turned out ok. I've revised it twice, but I'm sure it needs more!

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Member Comments:
MISHAMW
4/10/2014 9:18:22 PM

Thanks for the comments on the my blogs.

I have actually gotten use to my work schedule, just when the change it on me, makes me go a bit coo-coo (is that even how you spell that?).

I was planning on making some slow cooker chili and stuffing some more peppers with sloppy joe type stuff on Tuesday...but yeah.

Other than that, things are going okay. Back in keto and I am making 7 hours of overtime this week since I had to go in an extra day. Weeee!

Hope you are doing well!

~Misha~



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KBUCH87
4/10/2014 5:02:59 PM

Thanks for the comment on my blog post. It is one of my personal reasons too. I feel guilty for not being able to keep up with him these days! haha

As for the bike, I feel like I get bored sitting there biking. Even if I have a show on or a jazzy playlist. The weaher is finally turning for the better here in the Notheast though. Can't wait to get this butt outdoors!



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ADF1981
3/19/2014 8:17:10 AM

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've been eating just the plain oatmeal that you cook on the stove with fruit and cinnamon. The mixed frozen fruit from walmart is what I have been using, raisins, and a spoonful of peanut butter. I like the plain because I can change it up and plus make sure I know what's going in it since I don't eat dairy or gluten most of the time. The plum cinnamon kind you mentioned sounds awesome! My breakfast calories are usually high since that's when I am the most hungry.



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MISHAMW
3/18/2014 9:09:46 PM

Coolio on the free product. I would recommend putting heated oil on dry hair (not wet), but stay away from the scalp. Comb through and leave for a few hours, then rinse out (usually it requires shampoo). Then let air dry.

I actually just use coconut oil on my wet hair and leave forever and then rinse out with water (and just use a small amount of shampoo on my scalp). I found coconut oil works best and is easiest to remove, thus no oily look, but less frizz.

I hoped I helped answer your questions. Good luck!



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LOLATURTLE
3/14/2014 9:54:39 AM

Yes. Yes, I am counting. Lol!

Yeah I must've gradually gotten the cavities over several years. She described them as, most of them are "teeny tiny" but still. I think I've had 9-10 done so far. Sigh.



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