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Hit 50% week 5... hoping to finish at least 75%


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January 2, 2021 138.5lbs... 21 weeks in Maintenance Mode
New Goal: 132lbs by March 6, 2021... Will get there with the help of the Winter 5% Challenge and the Spirited Under Dawgs!

December 26, 2020 136.5lbs... 20 Weeks in Maintenance Mode

August 31, 2020 hit goal... 139.5lbs... holding tight

August 8, 2020 hit goal of 140lbs... 48 weeks... learned so much... Going to sit right here for a minute and see what happens... next goal 140lbs or less on August 31, 2020

June 20, 2020 hit goal of 145lbs... 10 days early (exceeded by 1lb)… next goal 140lbs by Aug 31, 2020

May 2, 2020 hit goal of 150lbs... 1 month early... next goal 145lbs by July 1, 2020

March 14, 2020 hit goal of 155lbs... 2 weeks ahead of schedule... next goal 150lbs by June 1, 2020

Feb 15, 2020 hit goal of 10lbs... did it in 9 weeks... next goal 155lbs by April 1, 2020

Dec 14, 2019 hit goal of 170lbs (-28lbs)... did it in 14 weeks... next goal 160lbs by March 16, 2020

Sept 9, 2019 I have fought weight issues my whole life and when I make up my mind to lose weight I do it flawlessly.... BUT... I have never been able to maintain for more than a few months to a year.

Several years ago I found SparkPeople and was doing well.

Tracking my nutrition showed me that I could eat anything, just in smaller quantities, and not feel deprived, which eventually leads to major binging and putting it all back on.

All was going well when life hit!

4yrs ago I lost my job, 3 yrs ago my husband had a major stroke (I became his 24/7 caregiver), 1 1/2 years ago my 43yr old son passed away and 8mos ago I quit smoking.

I resorted back to my life long coping mechanisms... Starving, Binging and Lack of Exercise.

I wasn't eating enough, became a couch potato (was stationary all day, everyday) and gained about 30lbs... in another words... feeling sorry for myself!

I Survived That Which Was Supposed to Kill Me... Time to Straighten My Crown!

I think I finally got it! These coping skills don't work, they only make matters worse! NO MORE DIETING, it's time to make healthy lifestyle changes... dieting does not work!

Eating "Real" food (not just the lowest calorie or fat free) and staying within Nutritional Guidelines along with being on my feet instead of my seat will definitely help me to lose weight then keep it off.

Initial goal is to lose 28-30lbs and live a healthy lifestyle to ensure I am strong and healthy enough to continue caring for my husband and enjoy my grandchildren for many more years

Member Since: 12/29/2015

Fitness Minutes: 25,952

My Goals:

Lose 28-30lbs by 12/31/19 ~ DONE

Lose 10lbs by 3/16/20 ~ DONE

Lose 9.5lbs by 4/1/20 ~ DONE

Lose 5lbs by 6/1/20 ~ DONE

Lose 5lbs by 7/1/20 ~ DONE

Lose 4lbs by 8/31/20 ~ DONE

Be At or Below Goal on 12/31/20 ~ DONE

2021 GOALS:
Continue to Maintain Weight of 132-143lbs by doing the following:
Be Grateful for All Things... big and small
Track Everything Daily... No Exceptions
Weigh In and Record Weight... Every Saturday
Min 30mins Exercise 5 Days a Week
10000-13000 Steps Daily
60-80oz Water Daily
Minimum 5 Freggie Servings Daily
Balance Macros 42/32/25
Work up to 7 1/2 hrs Sleep Nightly

My Program:

1 ~ Follow Spark Nutritional Guidelines including Macros

2 ~ Drink 5 - 8 Glasses of Water Daily

3 ~ Eat at Least 5 Servings of Fruit & Veggies Daily

4 ~ Get Off My Seat and On My Feet

5 ~ Track Food, Water & Exercise Daily

6 ~ Steer Clear of White Food... Eat Whole Grains

Personal Information:

I will eat anything I want, just smaller portions... Because nothing is "off limits" I usually don't want the junk

Other Information:

You Can't Starve Yourself Thin (Dr. Phil)

This Is Not a Diet, It's a Lifestyle

Fail Your Way to Success (Jen on Biggest Loser)

If Nothing Changes... Nothing Changes

Deep Breaths... Small Steps

If I bite it... I WRITE IT!

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    OH Cat, we ABSOULTELY WANT you to please join us as a SPRING ETC. Dawggie. Anytime from here thru Tuesday at the latest keep an eye on your email so you can join the 2021 Spring 5% Challenge and of course than PICK the DAWGGIES!! WOOHOO remember we are staying on during the break also. The rules are different, more relaxed so we can work on what we'd like.
    1 day ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon on being Wednesday's weight loss champion! You are well-deserving of it and are a "great inspiration" to me that reaching maintenance can be achieved!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    6 days ago
  • v DEBBY4576
    emoticon on being Wednesday's Weight Loss Warrior on Thursday haha. I can't wait to come back and look at all the ideas for meals you have in your pictures. Be prepared if I ask for a recipe haha.
    6 days ago
  • v 1BLAZER282005
    Sending you sunshine 🌞😎 and positive vibes your way Rebecca
    7 days ago
  • v 1BLAZER282005
    Hey Cathy, thanks for thinking about me, I'm taking a break from Spark for a while but I'll be back. Got so much going on right now and I have to focus on those things. I miss you too. I finally started losing weight again woohoo 🎉🎈. Whatcha up to?
    7 days ago
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