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March compared to April 2017!

As of 4/5/'12, I've lost 15 lbs.!

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Re-starting SparkPeople; it's a new year, a new month. I've gone through some serious life changes within the last 7 months - lost my father on 9/30/'16, and parted amicably from my partner after 16 years in early January '17.

It's been rough.
I also reside in a city where there are MULTIPLE options for eating out, and it happens a bit more frequently than I'd like to admit.

But beyond the gray cloud, there is a blue sky.
I have been practicing meditation with the help of the Headspace app; I have been self-reflecting and self-discovering.

And now, it's time for me to take care of my physical well-being again.

A lot of factors will make this more challenging than when I last tried; I deal with painful supination in my feet, I work in food service now, and my schedule fluctuates so much, leaving me drained most of the week. My metabolism is probably on its way to slowing down.

But there is no excuse for not taking care of me now. I am the most important person in my life...and I need to take good care of me.

Beginning 3/1/'17:
•Weight: 185 lbs.
•Current BMR calculation: 1614.85
•Waist: 34.5 in.
•Hips: 46 in.
•Thigh: 28.5
•Upper arm: 14 in.

Weigh-in, 3/8: 180 lbs.; current BMR, 1593.1
Weigh-in, 3/15: 182 lbs.; current BMR, 1601.8
(Not worried about this one; it's a period week.)
Weigh-in, 3/22: 179 lbs.; current BMR, 1588.75.
Weigh-in, 3/29: 177 lbs.; current BMR, 1580.05.

Monthly Check-In - April 5:
•Weight: 170 lbs.
•Current BMR calculation: 1549.6
•Waist: 32 in.
•Hips: 44 in.
•Thigh: 26.5
•Upper arm: 12 in.
Weigh-in, 4/12: 170 lbs; same BMR
Weigh-in, 4/19: 170 lbs.; same BMR
Weighp-in, 4/26: 169 lbs.; BMR calculation: 1545.25

Member Since: 4/20/2010

Fitness Minutes: 60,758

My Goals:
My goal is to drop some weight, more for health reasons than anything. I am also working to lower my bad cholesterol.

My goals will be to continue to make good food choices, to keep active, and to stay positive!

My Program:
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Personal Information:
32, central MI, and recently single after 16 years.

I am a belly dancer and proud troupe member of Belly Dance Fusion, masquerading as a responsible adult and sandwich slinger at a local deli/eatery/cafe.

I have no children of my own, but I hold close the love and memories of my former daycare family.

I love to create – draw, paint, collage, paper craft - and to listen to many different kinds of music. :-)

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When I hit 175 lbs., I would like to gift myself with a Headspace subscription.
When I hit 170 lbs., I would like to gift myself with a new dress.
When I hit 165 lbs., I would like to gift myself with a full-length mirror.
When I hit 160 lbs., I would like to gift myself with new workout clothes.

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