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Change only takes place through action, not through meditation and prayer. --The Dali Lama

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!

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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!


Personal Information:
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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DISNEY4537
4/3/2014 1:56:49 PM

We are going to Rock this challenge! emoticon emoticon

My husband told me to strike a pose. Holding onto the pole was the first pose I could think of in a moving farris wheel! emoticon



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DISNEY4537
4/3/2014 9:33:00 AM

emoticon I just wanted to stop by and say Hi Team Mate! Go Firecrackers! emoticon



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NEWTINK
3/10/2014 3:16:51 PM

Girl they would have to tie me to keep me still to do that test emoticon i am better today and just back from training. I do believe that i have been good enough for coffee now lol. I got my calories way up yesterday and i am track today with them although tired just not exhausted. I attached my emotions to fitness to break emotional eating and it worked because now i could care less about food other than the fact is if i dont get it right i will stay at this weight as i dont think my body can handle much more. and well that option is not an option. hope you are doing well emoticon



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LASARRE
3/6/2014 2:12:49 PM

You are right. My sister is dramatic and always has been. Going to horse shows with her was a nightmare because of all the drama. I had to be the one up with her until 2 in the morning listening to it. She hasn't spoken to me since my mother died. I contacted her when we had to put the mare down a few weeks ago. She responded with look out for the other mare and I haven't heard from her since.

My other sister and brother I have never been close to. They are really nasty people and I don't even want to know them.



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COLUMBINE2
2/27/2014 10:00:21 PM

Thanks for "Red Hot Mamma" heels! Sadly, we mostly wear "Hot" Sorrels up in the mtns (coordinated with our very best flannel shirts!) It's the thought that counts though!

I'll be grateful to graduate into sandals....right now, they are torture. The ocean is about 57 degrees, but the pool outside the condo would be warm. However, there's the swimsuit dilemma..... emoticon



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