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Hello good people of Spark! I am determined to lose weight but am tired of the number on the scale setting my outlook on life. So, I'm not going to weight myself again until Aug 28, 2014 (**Edit- I've decided to join the Spring 5% Challenge and will have to weight myself but will only do it one time a week!). I know what I weight now, I know what I need to do to get back into my cute clothes I miss wearing and I know what it takes to get there.

No more pigging out! No more ...
Hello good people of Spark! I am determined to lose weight but am tired of the number on the scale setting my outlook on life. So, I'm not going to weight myself again until Aug 28, 2014 (**Edit- I've decided to join the Spring 5% Challenge and will have to weight myself but will only do it one time a week!). I know what I weight now, I know what I need to do to get back into my cute clothes I miss wearing and I know what it takes to get there.

No more pigging out! No more drinking too much! No more telling myself that being chubby is OK. No more going out to eat just to make hubby happy. No more insouciance (I love this word, look it up!). NO MORE EXCUSES!

Super Teresa rides again....!!!!!!
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Member Since: 1/4/2011

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My Goals:
My goal is to be able to wear my cute clothes by the end of August. They are patiently waiting for me in the closet.

My Program:
Eat between 1250-1300 cal a day.
Exercise enough to burn 600 calories a day.
Eat only ONE meal out a week and then don't pig out at it.

Here's some math, for my own purposes:
1300 cals eaten against 600 burned through exercise and assuming 1500 other cals burned in a day means an 800 deficit every day. Throw in a meal out once a week at 1500 calories and you've got a 4300 calorie deficit each week. I've got 28 weeks = 34.4 pounds lost.
OR If I eat 1200 cals a day and everything else is the same, 28 weeks = 38.4 pounds lost.
I know the math doesn't really work but this gives me something to hope for, aka, motivation!


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I live in Fort Collins Colorado, which I love. Am happily married with four children, all grown. I am a Web developer and make awesome web sites. I was born in South Bend, then moved to Tucson and now in Colorado. I hike, I bike, I ski, I walk, I don't sit still much, except to read a good book.

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COLUMBINE2
8/20/2014 11:36:45 PM

Looks like your challenge is going exceedingly well! Hope we get to hear the details! You're a human engine, truly! Keep up the great work!



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SSMESS01
8/18/2014 1:28:15 PM

emoticon on your 3.73% loss! That's amazing!



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SSMESS01
8/15/2014 9:04:29 PM

emoticon on your 5% challenge weight loss! Let's finish strong tomorrow! Go Firecrackers! emoticon



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COLUMBINE2
8/11/2014 6:56:40 PM

Sad to hear R's ill..bummer! Glad he's getting better tho. I'm stealing your "HEYBEAR" strategy when I hear a stick break during my mtn. walks. So far, so good. Our DOW stated in the local paper, "Bears are active..preparing for winter. (that means they're eating everything in sight. Then they quit eating for 2 wks to clean out their systems. So don't smell too sweet when you hike. Burning up 700 or 1400 in calories/hike, I think you'll be sweatin' up a storm!

Give your DH my best wishes and I hope he's good as new soon!
Nancy



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GIRL4GOD86
7/23/2014 3:17:53 PM

emoticon on reaching the halfway point to your 5% goal! Go Firecrackers! emoticon emoticon



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