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If it's to be, it's up to me!

Wow, I haven't updated this blog for nearly 1.5 years! However, I still love the title, so I'm leaving it!

I've taken the "if it's to be, it's up to me" mantra to heart this summer. I'm actually exercising for at least 45 minutes nearly every day, and I've been following a healthy eating plan for almost 3.5 weeks and haven't gotten above the number of daily calories that SP recommends.

I hope I can keep this up once the fall semester begins (in about 30 days from ...
Wow, I haven't updated this blog for nearly 1.5 years! However, I still love the title, so I'm leaving it!

I've taken the "if it's to be, it's up to me" mantra to heart this summer. I'm actually exercising for at least 45 minutes nearly every day, and I've been following a healthy eating plan for almost 3.5 weeks and haven't gotten above the number of daily calories that SP recommends.

I hope I can keep this up once the fall semester begins (in about 30 days from now!!)




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Member Since: 8/16/2007

SparkPoints: 107,290

Fitness Minutes: 33,219

My Goals:
1) to lose 10%of my weight before summer (June 1)

2) to exercise aerobically every day (currently I have a 33 day streak going!)

3) to beat my daughter in losing 24 lbs!! (we're having a friendly competition)

4) to lower my blood pressure

5) to significantly improve my cholesterol and triglyceride numbers before the Health Fair in March or April

My Program:
1) exercising aerobically every single day (if I fall off the wagon, I may not be able to get back on!) 33 days strong and counting!!

2) "dieting" but not on any particular program -- just healthy eating with appropriate serving sizes for now

3) will begin strength training and yoga program "soon"

4) avoiding all chocolate and candy because that's the sure way for me to fail!

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Colleen Hampton, Manhattan, KS & Great Bend, KS
Community college Biology instructor

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YELLOW_VOLKSTER
8/22/2015 1:31:41 PM

Yes, I'm very happy that I accomplished my goal of losing 10% of my body weight in the 5% Summer Challenge. At the beginning of the challenge, I only expected to reach the 5% goal, but when I accomplished that after week 3 or 4, I changed my goal to a 10% weight loss. That being said, at 5' even, I'm still in the "morbidly obese" BMI category. At 204 I'm "just" obese. And it really wasn't that difficult -- not nearly as difficult as I've told myself it would be all these years! I've been morbidly obese for 20-25 years, and I told my DH this morning that I don't know why I waited so long to just get down to business and get this done! Weight loss REALLY IS a head game. I never believed that until this summer. And I was part of a great challenge team, who were also my motivators!! Go Starfish!! You're the best! (even if the final rankings don't indicate that!) emoticon



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SIERRAGOLD
8/22/2015 12:43:16 PM

WOW WOW WOW!!!

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You lost 24.2 and 10% of your body weight on the 5% Summer 8 Week Challenge! That's so incredible! I wish I could do was well as you did! I barely made my 5% last week! GREAT JOB!!!

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8/17/2015 6:48:27 PM

emoticon On your loss this week starfish! Let's make this final week emoticon



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8/16/2015 11:54:47 PM

Glad to see your tracker reflecting your weight loss! emoticon



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8/15/2015 10:46:15 PM

Wow! I see that you lost 3.5 pounds in our team weigh-in this week! You haven't updated your tracker though! I'm so happy for your success! You are killin' it!
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