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February Fitness Minutes

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Feb 1 - 229 (stairs, SP video, walking)
Feb 2 - 174 (elliptical, SP video, walking)
Feb 3 - 187 (4 mile run, walking)
Feb 4 - 258 (elliptical, 40 min ST, SP video, walking)
Feb 5 - 232 (5.5 mile run, SP video, walking)
Feb 6 - 186 (elliptical, walking)
Feb 7 - 270 (elliptical, 40 min ST, walking)
Feb 8 - 113 (walking)
Feb 9 - 166 (walking)
Feb 10 - 182 (4 mile run, walking)
Feb 11 - 257 (elliptical, 40 ST, walking)
Feb 12 - 126 (5.5 mile run, walking)
Feb 13 - 158 (elliptical, walking)
Feb 14 - 174 (elliptical, 20 ST, walking)
Feb 15 - 157 (3 mile run, elliptical, walking)
Feb 16 - 150 (walking)
Feb 17 - 129 (4 mile run, walking)
Feb 18 - 173 (elliptical, 40 core ST, walking)
Feb 19 - 335 (4.6 mile run, walking)
Feb 20 - 121 (elliptical, walking)
Feb 21 - 186 (elliptical, 40 ST, walking)
Feb 22 - 121 (walk/run intervals, walking)
Feb 23 - 130 (walking, 30 ST)
Feb 24 - 236 (5 mile run, walking)
Feb 25 - 175 (elliptical, 35 ST)
Feb 26 - 143 (4 mile run, walking)
Feb 27 - (5.5 mile run, walking)
Feb 28 -

  
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    Are you ever going to be in a professional walk or race. you sound like you could definitely train for it. great work though. I feel guilty cause all I been doing is shoveling, every other. eva emoticon emoticon

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    Keep it up, my friend! You are doing GRREATTTT!!! emoticon
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    Looking good!

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    WOW!
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    YOU GO GIRL ... YOU GO !!

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January Fitness Minutes

Monday, February 03, 2014

The By the Numbers Team had a fitness minutes challenge last month. I found it really motivational to watch my minutes add up, so I decided to copy my post here so I could refer back to it. I'm also going to do one for February.

Jan 1 - 148 (elliptical, walking, 30 min ST)
Jan 2 - 201 (elliptical, SP videos)
Jan 3 - 194 (elliptical, 35 min ST, walking)
Jan 4 - 220 (walk run intervals, walking)
Jan 5 - 137 min (60 min elliptical, walking, 10 min ST)
Jan 6 - 144 (3.5 mile run, walking)
Jan 7 - 191 (elliptical, 30 min ST, 5 min hula hoop, walking)
Jan 8 - 148 (3.5 mile run, walking, 10 min abs)
Jan 9 - 145 (elliptical, walking)
Jan 10 - 205 (40 ST, elliptical, walking)
Jan 11 - 124 (3.1 mile run, walking, ST)
Jan 12 - 158 (Stair intervals, walking, core and upper body ST)
Jan 13 - 138 (Walk/run intervals, walking)
Jan 14 - 149 (elliptical, legs and core ST, walking)
Jan 15 - 202 (3.5 mile run, walking)
Jan 16 - 140 (elliptical, walking)
Jan 17 - 194 (elliptical, 40 circuit training, walking)
Jan 18 - 129 (walking)
Jan 19 - 165 (4.5 mile run, walking, 25 ST)
Jan 20 - 205 (elliptical, walking)
Jan 21 - 280 (elliptical, 40 ST, walking)
Jan 22 - 157 (run/walk intervals, walking)
Jan 23 - 160 (elliptical, walking)
Jan 24 - 204 (elliptical, 30 min ST, walking)
Jan 25 - 201 (3 mile run, elliptical, walking)
Jan 26 - 98 (walking, ST)
Jan 27 - 126 (5 mile run, walking)
Jan 28 - 137 (elliptical, 40 ST, walking)
Jan 29 - 122 (3 mile run, Stairmaster, walking)
Jan 30 - 137 (elliptical, walking)
Jan 31 - 157 (elliptical, 40 ST, walking)

  
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    nice job!

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    For the love of pie! No wonder I can't catch up to you. You are superwoman!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 2/4/2014 9:47AM

    Woo Hoo ! Way to go - you are incredible !! emoticon

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    WOW!!! You Rock!! Keep up the great work!
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    Love the commitment to your health. Keep up the great work!

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    WOW!!! That is awesome!

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  Wow

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SERENE-BEAN 2/3/2014 10:01PM

    Those are some SERIOUSLY impressive numbers!!

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Progress This Year

Thursday, November 21, 2013

One of my Spark Teams asked these questions in a thread and I decided to write a blog about it so I could revisit my success. It's especially needed right now because I've been struggling this week.

What progress have you made so far this year?

253 pounds to 173 = 80 pounds lost

Previous measurements are from September 28th. I didn't measure January 1st.

Waist - 58.5 to 40 = 18.5 inches lost
Hips - 55 to 40 = 14 inches lost
Thigh - 28.5 to 24 = 4.5 inches lost
Arm - 20 to 16 = 4 inches lost

BMI - (47.8 when I started) (43.5 January 1st) to 29.8
According to the BMI chart, I'm no longer obese, just overweight. emoticon



What are some of your successes, and what are some of the things you've learned?

A big one for me was discovering I could run. Yes, I mean discovering. I haven't run since I was a little kid, 30 years ago. I started out slow, running 1 minute intervals. I've worked my way up to being able to run a whole 5K. I'm thinking about signing up for a half marathon next year.

I lost 100 pounds in a year, September 28, 2012 - September 9, 2013.

I've learned a day or a week of over eating doesn't have to turn into a month or a year or forever.

I've learned that the support on SparkPeople is priceless! There is always someone here who knows or has experienced exactly what I'm going through - successes and struggles.

I've learned accurately measuring and tracking my food is worth the time and hassle.

I've learned that slow progress is still progress.



What progress do you plan to make in the 40 days left of this year, and what are you going to do to make it happen?

I'd like to be in the 150s by January.

I'm going to work harder on being within my calorie range. I'm going to have to avoid most "treats". I've tried keeping things to a sensible portion, but I haven't been able to do that yet. If I have extra in the house, I'll eat it.

I'm going to keep up with my workouts. I'm going to try to incorporate more running, but gradually. I don't want to injure myself doing too much too soon.

I'm going to strength train 3 times each week for at least 10 minutes at a time. I do 2 session with a trainer each week, but it's motivating myself to do the 3rd one on my own that's the hard part.

I'm going to go to bed on time so I get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. When I'm tired I make poorer food choices.

  
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MJPECK7015 2/5/2014 5:01PM

    Fantastic! You've done so well, and you're inspiring others to do the same!

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    Absolutely AWESOME!
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AMANDA_TORONTO 1/27/2014 9:18PM

    Inspiring blog - Thanks for sharing a bit about your journey so far and what you have learned!

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TRI_BABE 1/12/2014 6:50PM

    How are you doing now??

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COASTAL6 1/12/2014 5:07PM

    Your doing great.
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BEEAUTIFULDAY 12/21/2013 11:06AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You've done awesome, you must be very proud of yourself. We all are.

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FELINEBETTER 12/14/2013 3:23PM

    WOW!!! You have done incredibly well, Girl!!! I love the interview style of this blog too!

One thing that you mention that took me a long time to learn -- is that we make poor choices when we're tired. For myself, that goes for being over-tired, over-hungry or just stressed! The harder I work at maintaining my mood -- the better all my choices are!

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    Yes! Your blog shows how it works for me! emoticon

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CHANGELIFE2016 12/5/2013 4:13PM

    Thanks so much for your comments on mine and everyone else's blogs!! Your a true inspiration and you certainly can achieve you next goal!

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    emoticon you have accomplished so much!

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    T emoticon emoticon HAT IS A GREAT ACOMPLISHMENT! eva.

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    I am so excited for you! emoticon

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SAPHRAEL 11/30/2013 9:31PM

    Awesome review! I'm so happy for you!

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STEFIGURL 11/27/2013 7:46PM

    WOWOWOWOWOW Miss Heidi!! How INCREDIBLE!!!
Great questions...great answers!
Thanks for posting this! It's such an INSPIRATION...as are YOU, My Sweet!

love you so Beautiful!
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DOGLADY13 11/26/2013 8:36PM

    You have made so much progress! You must feel so good about sticking to it and changing your life around for the better.

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    Wow what an awesome year you have had congrats on your successes I admire how far you have come and keeping my fingers crossed that you will make your goals you have set emoticon emoticon

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BETHLOVESBIKING 11/25/2013 8:09PM

    WOW---what an outstanding year! You've lost a substantial amount of weight--
whoo hoo!! I have about 100 lbs. to lose, so seeing your progress is very motivating to me! And discovering running-- emoticon I'd like to add you as a friend. emoticon

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PRNCSRIAH 11/25/2013 9:27AM

    You are awesome lady!

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FITFRIT 11/25/2013 12:51AM

    thanks so much for sharing!

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    Very Inspiring,
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    These are some emoticon goals ! emoticon for sharing !

emoticon emoticon 100 pounds in a year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

I share in learning some of the same lessons you've stated. Now if I could just match your discipline ! I saw your before & after. Looks like two different people
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SMITTY4RL 11/23/2013 4:35PM

    This is an awesome blog--love a good news story and this is it. Your progress is just super!! You ROCK!

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FINCHFEEDER80 11/22/2013 12:14PM

    Awesome work! My goal is to run a half marathon next year, too. I have just under a year to get ready!

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SUEPERWOMAN 11/22/2013 12:12PM

 
How amazing are YOU !!!

Love, Ginger

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MAIA2011 11/22/2013 10:03AM

    WOWZA! I am looking forward to being out of the obese BMI category myself. I am inching ever so closer there. You have accomplished so much!


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    You sure have achieved some amazing progress. emoticon emoticon

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COCACOLA2 11/21/2013 11:56PM

    I asked myself a while ago: In a year what would I wish I would have done? And I am doing some of those things right now so I will have little to no regrets. You have done amazing. Keep it up.

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CATTUTT 11/21/2013 7:58PM

    Wow you've made some AWESOME accomplishments! You should be so proud of yourself! I hope I can look back on a year half that good, this time next year.

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    You are AMAZING! What a fantastic blog!! You are an inspiration Heidi!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/21/2013 7:20PM

    You are an awesome inspiration! So proud of you for all your progress, and so excited for the progress you will continue to make!
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    Way to go on your successful year!!

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AWESOMECHELZ 11/21/2013 6:38PM

    It's so nice to read your blog. You don't have a profile photo and you're always supporting me on my Feed so your blog gives me a glimpse of you. emoticon Your progress is Incredible and I am very impressed. I need to make some big changes to lose more weight and your blog encourages me. emoticon emoticon
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    Fantastic! You have done so well, and I imagine you must feel great. emoticon

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    OUTSTANDING!!!!

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October Self Check-Up

Friday, November 01, 2013

Actually, I'm going to backup up a little to mid-September and make this a 6 week check up.

September was a stressful month at work and included traveling for a conference. Working longer hours than usual meant that I didn't feel like making dinner or packing a lunch for the next day when I got home. This lead to more eating out than usual, but I did better than I have in the past and still tried to keep my calories and portion sizes in check. Then came the 4 days of the conference. I knew I was going to over eat due to having little control over the food since most of it was plated banquet meals. The bigger problem was after I got home. It took me about 10 days to get my eating back on track. I gained 6 pounds. I know some of it was just bloating, but some of it was from eating 3,000 calories a day too.

My successes included keeping up with my workouts. The exercise was a huge help in controlling my stress level for the month. And the calories burned didn't hurt either! I was able to lose what I had gained and a little bit more too. I also achieved my goal of being able to run an entire 5K! That feat still boggles my mind. I never ever imagined I could run.

My plan for November is to keep moving! Definitely going to make this a MOVE-ember to remember. I am going to try harder to stay within my calorie range. I haven't been going too far over, but even 200-300 extra calories a day adds up. I will also go to the gym 6 days a week. I will strength train 3 days a week. I will get at least 5 miles on my Fitbit every day.

  
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STEFIGURL 11/18/2013 5:22PM

    Way to go Mama! All we can do is keep up the good work in each new day!

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KITTYCAT64 11/13/2013 9:49AM

    Wow. Way to go. It is harder to lose than to gain. Glad you took it off. Keep up the good work. Cathy

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WOMANWITHGRIT 11/12/2013 9:32PM

    Wow - you motivate me with your workout plan and your weight loss. You are right -- even the 200 - 300 calories over does add up...I am struggling with that overage lately. Pam

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TEACHFIRST268 11/11/2013 1:27PM

    Wow! You are one determined lady! Keep up the great work. You're inspiring the rest of us!

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SUEPERWOMAN 11/9/2013 8:11PM

 
You have a wonderful plan. I know you can do it!

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    WTG! You have this! emoticon

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IGNITEME101 11/5/2013 3:34PM

    I have purchased my jogging clothes! You are an inspiration to run~

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KING_SLAYER 11/4/2013 12:03AM

    Wow, sounds like you had a nice rebound from the gain you experienced post- conference. Congrats on running the 5k :)

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MRSKATEDUVALL 11/3/2013 1:48PM

    Nice re-cap. I also gained wieght in october, but Move-ember should take care of that.

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    You can do this!
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I LOVE this idea of looking back over the last month to evaluate. I haven't done enough of that lately and I think this might really help me. emoticonfor sharing your story and for everything you've done with the BL challenge!

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    It's great that you didn't give up. emoticon

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SMART4ANDREY 11/1/2013 4:33PM

    Great, return back on track!
What bothers me is that part "I knew I was going to over eat due to "...excuses.
Eating wise that was a bad experience, so learn from it.
I hope that won't be your last conference, so you need to come up with a plan how to behave in that environment. You need to find ways to prepare for the next one.
I bet that not all people came back home with 6 lbs more, and I think your next journey will bring you good experience, that you can stay on track in changed environment.
But you need to work on that before hand.
I know you can do it!

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RENLLY 11/1/2013 4:09PM

    I love the idea of MOVE-ember.

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    Great plan and great attitude!!
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    Have a healthy MOVE-ember! I'm rooting for you!

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Ran a Whole 5K

Monday, October 21, 2013

I hit my fitness goal this morning! emoticon

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I was able to run an entire 5K. I did it in 37:02. My previous distance record was 2 miles and that was 2 months ago. I'm not sure how I pulled it off, but I did!

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TEACHFIRST268 11/11/2013 1:26PM

    Congratulations!!!! You go, girl!!

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SMITTY4RL 10/29/2013 7:52PM

    I know this is an earlier post--but I wanted to stop and say GO YOU! Awesome for doing a whole 5K--it took me forever to get there, lol. Hope you keep enjoying running ;-).

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CLUMBOY 10/29/2013 2:01PM

    wonderful job! absolutely the best accomplishment! enjoy it and keep running! thanks for stopping by my garage blog too! emoticon

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BRWNEYES79 10/28/2013 12:40AM

    Well done! I love 5ks. I like getting out with other people and supporting a charity. Keep up the good work!
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    Excellent!
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DREAMINGOFNEWME 10/26/2013 1:32AM

    Well done. So jealous. I want to be able to do that one day. One day. Wohooooo you!!!! emoticon

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    You go girl, your so cool. emoticon
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SUEPERWOMAN 10/23/2013 9:30PM

 
That is fantastic! You must be so proud of yourself!!

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    Awesome! You go girl! emoticon

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FAVALL 10/21/2013 4:38PM

    Congratulations!!! Your overall commitment to be active paid off in your gaining overall fitness, which helped you achieve your goal. Keep pushing! Keep achieving!

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ADAPTOR 10/21/2013 2:39PM

    Man I am jealous! You rock! That is a big one you did in my mind. I am toying with the 5K but know I can't run it. At least not yet. You should be really proud of yourself. emoticon emoticon

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    You truly are AMAZING! emoticon

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    CONGRATULATIONS! That is a fantastic time. emoticon

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    That is awesome!!!
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