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Operation Lean Body, Kind Heart

Operation Lean Body, Kind Heart: Lose weight and retain/build lean mass while losing weight. Be a better spouse and friend.


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I promise to make healthy and positive choices so that I can live a healthy lifestyle and achieve my goals.


11/29/13
I managed to maintain my weight this year. Thanks to planking, I also improved my ability to do real push ups. I got my PMP this year and my daughter got engaged.

9/2/13 ...
Operation Lean Body, Kind Heart: Lose weight and retain/build lean mass while losing weight. Be a better spouse and friend.


SparkPeople Pledge:
I promise to make healthy and positive choices so that I can live a healthy lifestyle and achieve my goals.


11/29/13
I managed to maintain my weight this year. Thanks to planking, I also improved my ability to do real push ups. I got my PMP this year and my daughter got engaged.

9/2/13 Operation Bifurcate Brenda - it's on! Mission: Distinguish between the old and the new. Lift up the new Brenda with the great attitude and passion to excel. Put passive, couch potato Brenda in her rightful place in the backseat. Life is no longer a spectator sport!

6/15/13
I'm back in the 220s and determined not to retread this path again. What's changed? It's hard to explain. I know I can do it, so I'm doing it. I'm on a trajectory of about 1.5 pounds lost per week since May. My Facebook group started a weekly weigh in challenge and it's motivated me to lose. We also have a fitness challenge that kicked off at work last week. It's the perfect storm to lose, lose, lose!

3/3/13 Week 105
I turned the page on a decade last week. I'm starting Year 40 off right. I lost 4 pounds the first week. I'm doing my best to eat fresh and move often.

1/5/13 Week 97
I sort of checked out after Addee graduated from bootcamp. I regained half of what I had lost. But I have a plan and I'm working the plan *wink and a nod to Irish*

10/15/2012 Week 85
I'm still here! Still maintaining the 30. I took up a push up challenge today. I completed 72...working my way up to 100 consecutive push ups.

8/21/2012 Week 77
After being buried by an overwhelming workload, I've dug my way out and am doing fairly well! Despite being MIA for most of June, I managed to maintain my 30 pound loss. I should get something for that, right? That's a pretty big deal considering all the stress and lack of fitness. *generous back patting here* Awesome job maintaining! Now it's time to focus on that next 30..or the next 5, if breaking it down is more manageable.

4/21/2012 Week 60
Woo Hoo! I lost 30 pounds! ONEderland is in my sights!

3/31/2012 Week 57
I'm losing again, albeit slowly. 1/2 pound per week since the beginning of January. I'm back to my pre-holiday weight! After 19 weeks of purgatory, I'm ready to make this train move a little faster!

2/25/2012 Week 52
What I've found in my first year of Sparking: a pervasive healthy attitude.

2/12/2012 Week 50
"To trudge: the slow, weary, depressing yet determined walk of a man who has nothing left in life except the impulse to simply soldier on. "

~Chaucer, A Knight's Tale

12/31/11 Week 44
Good grief! What a set back the holidays have been. Oh well, this is life! I'm still taking credit for the 20 pounds I kept off. If I do that five years in a row, I'll be at my optimum weight :)

11/19/11 Week 38
Still figuring things out and maintaining a 25 pound loss. Whew! The gym was a bust. It's just not my thing right now, maybe not ever. I lost 10 pounds during the 16 week Inspire Challenge. I'm not dropping weight like mad, but I'm trending in the right direction.

11/8/11 - Week 36
I'm still rockin' the Zumba..trying some new things at LA Fitness. I'm down 29 pounds from February.

10/1/11 - Week 32
I discovered Zumba in September. I go twice a week and am already noticing an increase in my stamina and flexibility!

8/26/11 - Week 26
Oh my gosh! I achieved my 20 pounds lost goal PLUS I made my August goal one week early!

8/14/11 - Week 25
I'm amazing myself! I've lost 2 pounds in two consecutive weeks. One more pound and I claim the 20 Pounds Lost Trophy. Woot!

7/29/11 - Week 22
Getting it DONE! I'm down 15 pounds. I hope to have a big breakthrough in August. I'm back to 45-60 minutes of cardio every day and being more disciplined with the food tracking.

7/4/11 - Week 19
I've kept off 13 pounds, a little under a pound a week. by biking at least 30 minutes, participating in a fitness challenge at work through the end of July, and half-heartedly tracking food. Still figuring out a fix for evenings.

6/2/11 - Week 14 Update
I recalculated when I started this odyssey and figure I've lost 15 pounds so far, a little over a pound a week.
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SAPHRAEL 12 miles on the elliptical yesterday...another 4 today. I think I'm in love! Gardening and maybe skating the trail later today. Happy Easter!
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Member Since: 2/25/2011

SparkPoints: 49,638

Fitness Minutes: 43,745

My Goals:
Relationships
1. Listen. Be engaged.
2. Limit Spark time to 2-3 hours a day (including planning and tracking).
3. Put phone away in the evenings.

Nutrition
1. Plan and track meals weekly.
2. Stay in macronutrient ranges.
3. Eat protein snack before leaving work and after a workout.
4. Eat sensibly in the evening.
5. Limit processed foods.

Fitness
1. Strength train 3x weekly (Sun, Tues, Fri).
2. 60 minutes of cardio 5-6 days/week.
3. 18,000 fitness minutes in 2014.

My Program:
Have done: New Rules of Lifting for Women, Jamie Eason's Live Fit Program, Leslie Sansone DVDs, Zumba.

Currently:
Rotating through a variety of workout DVDs (Denise Austin, Jillian Michaels, Billy Blanks, Jr., etc.)

Personal Information:
I'm 5' 5", 41 and live in Seattle, WA with my loving husband. We have three grown daughters, a cat, and an assortment of hermit crabs.

I have an MBA and a PMP and work in finance for the greatest aerospace company in the world.

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Weight Goals in 2014
220s:
210s:
200s:
ONEDERLAND!
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SUSIEGKORN
3/6/2014 8:43:24 PM

Hi Brenda ~ I sometimes track my evening snack when I track dinner even though I haven't eaten it yet. That helps me because I plan what I'll have according to what my tracker totals tell me, and it helps me stick to eating that food for snack since I already tracked it. It's around 8 pm here, and I ate a half grapefruit for snack. Just filled up a 3 cup Tervis of water, and it's my goal to drink that and eat NOTHING else. I had an active day today so far, have laundry to fold, and some reading to do for my weight loss bible study. Hopefully that will keep my mind engaged and stop mindless eating tonight.
What are you having for evening snack?



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CHICAMIMI
3/5/2014 11:53:57 AM

Thank you for the encouragement on my blog. I'm trying to focus on the positive and not the negative and go from there.

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SERENE-BEAN
3/5/2014 9:09:26 AM

I do my ST on random days. I used to do Tuesday/Thursday and one weekend day, and I think I'm going back to that. Do you do a particular routine, or...?



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HILLRUNNER
3/4/2014 2:59:38 PM

Just a quick shout out to you!
HOw's the Jamie Eason's plan working for you?
I've been doing ok with mine and now on day 62! A shocker for me for sure as a record is in the making for me to stick with a ST program!



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SERENE-BEAN
3/4/2014 9:36:07 AM

I hear that disliking cilantro (or thinking it tastes like soap) is genetic, so you might want to do parsley instead. :-)



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