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Body Test

Thursday, September 11, 2014

For the Sunny gal challenge this week in one of my teams, we are to go to this website which tells you your body fat percentage and then to blog. These were my results:

You have 44.4% body fat.

You have 143.4 Pounds of fat and 179.6 Pounds of lean (muscle, bone, body water)

www.healthcentral.com/cholesterol/ho
me-body-fat-test-2774-143.html


*According to this that would put me at 225 pounds. I don't know if that is right for me or not, but that is definitely a goal I want to eventually reach compared to where I am now. I have not done perfect the past two weeks, but I believe it is all about making small steps. I look forward to getting past these 30 pounds and then finally posting some progress photos! Until then I will keep on going and try to make today a good day!



  
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SOPHIEDO13 10/6/2014 2:00AM

    Cool Test !! We Can Do It !!

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DSJB9999 9/22/2014 1:24AM

    Thanks for this, mine was 30%, not sure if that's bad or good! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 9/20/2014 3:31PM

    I think I might be too chicken to check it out ............ LOL ......... But best wishes for a bundle of success!

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ILOVEMALI 9/19/2014 10:51PM

  I'll check out your link -- and I love the George Elliot quote and photo!

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OWLWENEEDISLOVE 9/19/2014 9:55AM

    I will check this out , thank you for the link !

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KAYLSLYNN 9/17/2014 6:29PM

    KEEP ON KEEPING ON

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PATTYKLAVER 9/15/2014 8:56AM

    I'm afraid to find out what my body fat is. Good job that you're doing!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 9/12/2014 7:44AM

    Thanks for the link. It was very helpful.


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DALID414 9/11/2014 10:57PM

    Thanks for the link! Mine came out a bit higher than when I did some wonky thing at the gym to measure it, but still pretty close to be believable.

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CHERYL_ANNE 9/11/2014 8:23PM

    Super proud of you and your hard work and dedication!

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SPARKNB 9/11/2014 7:22PM

    Looks like a useful tool -will have to check it out; thanks for posting that.
LOVE the photo and quote, and George Elliot emoticon
I have been using that as my recent motto too.
It's definitely not too late! Go!
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STEPBYSTEP1955 9/11/2014 5:29PM

    Its always great to have a bench mark/starting point to measure your progress against. I don't belong to a gym nor have the funds available to have my body fat testing done by a weight loss center so whenever I do test my body fat I use the body fat calculator from a website. I tried a few before I found the one referenced in your link. I like it and use it as my go to calculator when I need to measure my progress. Wishing you success on your journey. You can do it.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/11/2014 5:27PM

    I need to take that test too.

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PURPLEBIRD63 9/11/2014 5:16PM

    I'm going to check out this site when I get home later!!

Yes, it takes very small baby steps.... I'm learning that!
BUT....
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I'll be cheering for your 30 lbs to be gone!!

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RHOOK20047 9/11/2014 1:26PM

    Keep up the good work. Stay focused and you will succeed! Don't forget to ask our Lord and Savior to help along the way!

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CHEMCHIC2006 9/11/2014 11:36AM

    I followed the link and plugged in my own numbers.. and the result was about 8% lower than my actual body fat %. (I recently had a body fat test done via ultrasound through my employer's wellness center.) Just wanted to make you aware that this test isn't perfect and your numbers are an estimate.At least you have a rough idea where you are.. don't think of it as a bulls-eye, think of it as the whole target.

That being said.. you're off to a great start, and it's a great idea to set a mini goal on the road to achieving bigger ones to keep you focused. (I have quite a hard time with focus myself ;)) Remember, if you make a mistake- tomorrow is a new day. Forgive yourself and move on.. and don't give up on an entire day just because you over did one meal.. I have the hardest time with that! Never give up!

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AUNTRENEE 9/11/2014 10:36AM

    Keep it up. You will get there.

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JITZUROE 9/11/2014 10:18AM

    I'm proud of you!!
And your amazing spirit will keep you motivated through this journey,
You will hit your goal. Oh yes!

Hugs,
Bren

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Sunny Gal Pledge

Monday, September 01, 2014

Goals:

* I will do yoga/meditation at least 3 days a week each morning.
* I will drink 8 glasses of water everyday.
* I will exercise every day, even if just for a little bit (with one or two relax days)
* I Will keep up with my Sunny Gal team and log on to spark often & teams.
* I Will track it on my goals, and not give into night snacking.
* I will start thinking more positive and saying affirmations.

  
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MOMMA48 9/25/2014 10:49AM

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    keep the focus!

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KIRSTENLYNN62 9/2/2014 3:10PM

    Great goals! I know you can do it!

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BONNIEMARGAY 9/2/2014 2:39PM

    Yes!

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SIOL55 9/2/2014 11:49AM

  Wow! Great commitment. Very inspiring.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 9/2/2014 8:34AM

    Amy, this is a FANTASTIC pledge!! You're gonna love our yoga/meditation class on the Tri-Term!!
One team goal I think I'll re-post has to 'do' with your last line, so that will be helpful to you too. Take care n' have a beautiful September day!!

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    Good for you for setting those goals. You can do it. I'm cheering you on. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PURPLEBIRD63 9/2/2014 12:13AM

    Great goals!
Everyone of those could be my goals too!
The toughest one of those for me would be "not give into nighttime snacking"
Holy cow is that my downfall !!
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SURVIVOR61 9/1/2014 11:42PM

    Awesome Goals!! You can post them on Keep walking with Jesus team forum now as well and stay motivated... Help keep others motivated as well. emoticon

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    Good luck with your goals!!

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  Is it helping you?

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    Good luck on your goals! I think you will make it!

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I'm on my way

Monday, May 26, 2014

Well, I am actually DOING it. I have lost almost 15 pounds so far and am finally starting to make headway.

One day I just started to read blogs on here, how people were making progress, how GOOD they felt, and all of the hard work they did. I was so happy for them, and yet so motivated to reach that feeling as well.

I think I just needed to reach that point where I said, you know, there IS no easy route around this. If I am going to do this, it IS going to be difficult. I am going to have to not overeat at times, not go overboard in the kitchen at night and to stop the bargaining thing: "Maybe I will eat just a little. Well, ONE extra piece wont hurt me. Or, the classic: "I"LL START TOMORROW!"

Well guess what! I have been saying that for YEARS and it never happened. One day I just decided, no more tomorrows! NOW is the time! I feel I am finally starting to break the habit. Some nights it is more difficult then others. But I am just plain tired of feeling low energy and not being able to fit into nicer clothes. I am almost pre diabetes, and my triglyceroids are high. this is a WAKEUP call for me. Two family members of mine both had heart attacks in their 30's, and I am 28. I want to change and take care of my body, improve my health.

My depression feels more stable, my anxiety level is going down, and best of all I have HOPE. And Gratitude because I know God is bringing people into my life to motivate and support me. And that I am not alone on my spark journey. People are here, and know what I'm going through. I want you to know friends I am always here, and if you need support/friendship Send me a spark mail. I have always held the attitude a person can never have too many friends.

I am feeling good, and if only just 15 pounds so far, I worked very hard to get rid of those 15, and now I KNOW I am going to keep going!!! I'm not exactly where I want to be, but I know that I am on my way!

  
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    Sounds great!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 6/8/2014 9:36PM

    emoticon on the MELT, Amy!! That is sooo emoticon my friend!! Sometimes, when we're saying, "just one," or that we'll "start tomorrow," and it goes on like that for a long time, it's not that it's not working, but that our well meaning plans have to DIG DEEP and get around a lot of negativity that's be PILED UP on us through many years. Once our words have penetrated (through countless repetitions) a little area in the barrier, than it really is a BREAK THROUGH. I am sooo *H*A*P*P*Y* for your Amy!! ::squishes n' squeezes:: emoticon


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FLASUN 6/5/2014 1:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon For your 15 lb LOSS!!!!! Just emoticon work and Blog!!!!! emoticon Janice

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DJ4HEALTH 6/2/2014 9:41PM

    15 pounds is nothing to sneeze at because that is allot of weight to lose. emoticon emoticon

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    Rock on! I love your attitude! emoticon

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LILYPIXIE 6/1/2014 6:14PM

    You are an inspirational ROCK STAR!!

emoticon on your loss! It's so awesome to see that decline and I know you will be able to reach your goals and be that emoticon goal blazer you want to be!!

Set the world ablaze with that fiery motivation because it will get you sooo far!!

You ROCK!!
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    emoticon on your success so far! Loving your new attitude. emoticon

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JITZUROE 5/29/2014 7:18PM

    You have such an awesome attitude, and you are doing GREAT!!!

Wahoo!
Bren

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SOUL2SHINE79 5/28/2014 10:36PM

    You inspire me! I have been the "tomorrow" person for way too long....today I had a non over-indulgence day, and it felt great to be in control... i'm gonna keep at it! So proud of you! Yaaaaay! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 5/28/2014 9:54PM

    That is super!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 5/28/2014 1:28AM

    That ia wonderful that you are doing so well and that you're losing weight. Keep i t up!

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GLORY63 5/27/2014 11:27PM

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I've been where you are at with the wake up call. I am also pre diabetic and high triglycerides. I saw what diabetes did to my grandmother and mother and I didn't want to go there.

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DEWAND1 5/27/2014 7:28PM

    Good attitude and may more realizations come pouring in to you. Good results are bound to happen since you are doing it now. Good going - keep it up and congrats on the 15 pounds. Pat yourself on the back and remember that God gives you the desires of your heart and you have Holy Spirit leading and guiding you as you go on with your journey.

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MOM2ACAT 5/27/2014 6:08PM

    Congrats! 15 pounds is quite an accomplishment!

I agree with you about "now is the time"; that is one reason I don't bother with making New Years resolutions; if I feel I need to break a bad habit, or make a change in my life, I start that day.

I like that quote about transformation too. Even though I am now at my goal weight, I still have work to do. As I say on my Spark page, my life is a continual "work in progress".

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MPETERSON2311 5/27/2014 10:36AM

    way to go! This was a great inspiring blog. Thanks for sharing.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 5/27/2014 7:37AM

    What an great story to share. You've encouraged me to re-think, really re-think, to get myself motivated enough to continue the journey.

Depression is a battle and you are winning!

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GOLFGMA 5/27/2014 7:16AM

    15 pounds is a great way to get started and is also a proof to yourself that it can be done! emoticon

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 5/27/2014 6:39AM

    Great job of putting it all together and making it happen!
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NANCYPAT1 5/27/2014 6:17AM

    Sounds like you jhave a plan and it is working for you

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PJNSGRL78 5/27/2014 1:56AM

    emoticon emoticon Wonderful job my friend! Every step forward counts! YOU are also a motivation! So many of us who are overweight or obese suffer from depression. It's amazing what a difference eating healthy, exercising and getting the weight off can do. I KNOW my moods change when I am doing what I should be for me. It's physical AND psychological. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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    Congratulations on the weight loss. You go girl. You can do it. emoticon emoticon

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K-AUSTIN 5/27/2014 12:29AM

    You can do it! I have faith in you!!

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This inspires me

Saturday, May 24, 2014









  
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SOUL2SHINE79 5/28/2014 10:31PM

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    Inspires me!!
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NANCYPAT1 5/27/2014 6:18AM

    Awesome

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SGTSUNNY 5/25/2014 9:30PM

    Very inspiring! Thank you

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    Thanks for sharing.

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BONNIEMARGAY 5/25/2014 2:27PM

    Thanks.

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PATTYKLAVER 5/25/2014 8:56AM

    Love it!

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    Wonderfully inspiring! emoticon

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    Love it!

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    Loved this! emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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    I looove these. emoticon for sharing.

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    These are wonderful!

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Refreshing Smoothies

Friday, April 25, 2014

Cherry Fountain of Youth Smoothie emoticon

If you like the taste of blackberries, you will like this:

*1 cup low-fat cherry yogurt
*1/4 cup cranberry juice
*1 cup frozen pitted cherries
*3/4 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries

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* Cup of Strawberries
* Banana Chunks
* Strawberry Lowfat Yogurt
* A dash or two of Crystal Lite Pink Lemonade, dry mix

  
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PATTYKLAVER 4/30/2014 7:53AM

    Gotta try them - they sound delicious.

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MSFICOSCORE 4/28/2014 10:59PM

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. Can't wait to try it!!

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3016DEBRA 4/28/2014 6:46PM

  Sounds DEEE-LICIOUS!!!

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SOUL2SHINE79 4/28/2014 10:48AM

    YUMMY! emoticon emoticon

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 4/28/2014 5:54AM

    Looks good!

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UNICORN212 4/26/2014 2:21PM

    Do you use a blender, juicer or a stick mixer? Can you believe I have never made a smoothie???

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/26/2014 1:55PM

    Yum!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 4/25/2014 11:17PM

    Sounds good, yum!

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SGTSUNNY 4/25/2014 3:59PM

    These sound great! I like the comments about adding fiber or protein to the smoothies, too, all great ideas

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 4/25/2014 3:24PM

    Yummy!

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GODSAMYBETH 4/25/2014 1:06PM

    Yum!!!

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LIS193 4/25/2014 11:49AM

    They sound yummy!

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JAKENELL 4/25/2014 11:02AM

    Thanks for the recipes. I love smoothies and often have one for breakfast. I usually add whey protein and sometimes a fiber supplement.
Sheila

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SUSANBEAMON 4/25/2014 2:00AM

  i lovve fruit smoothies. i put dry oatmeal or ground flaxseed in mine for extra fiber.

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