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Work in progress but getting rid of the last bit, 40 lbs down!

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March 12, 2016. Almost to goal!

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Hi everyone! Like many, I've had my struggles losing weight. In early 2013 I had gotten all the way up to 220 lbs. Since then, I have dropped 45 lbs. It was a long road - one that wasn't always straight and had plenty of bumps along the way. Through it all I learned a lot. My journey even inspired me to make weight loss and getting fit into a career. I decided to get into fitness and earned my certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) for Personal Training. This app has been very useful for me when it comes to tracking diet and exercise.

I have joined this great community here to share what I've learned and offer people support and advice. Feel free to ask me anything weight loss, diet, or fitness and exercise related and I would be happy to help!

Member Since: 4/9/2015

Fitness Minutes: 15,978

My Goals:
I've learned a lot about weight loss and the struggles that are associated with it through my own struggles trying to lose weight and then through my time as a personal trainer. I'm here to provide my support to others who are not sure how to proceed or need some help getting to their own personal goals here on Spark.

My Program:
When I lost most of my weight I would eat around a 500 calorie deficit below my maintenance level each day of the week but one. I would let myself have a day where I ate 500 calories over my maintence level on the weekend. I prefer to eat very light during the day, or fast until at least noon. Some tea or coffee would be all I had during that time. At night I could then eat a good sized meal and get plenty full while still having wiggle room to snack or eat something that wasn't ideal while still staying withing my calorie window.
I also lift weights 3 times a week and do High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) or go for a walk on another 2 days. That is how I lost all my weight. The hardest part is just sticking to it. I ran into plateaus and broke through them by just eating at my maintenance level (actually adding calories to my plan) for a couple weeks cuz the body had adapted to the lower calorie diet and wasn't responding how it had initially.

Personal Information:
I live in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN with my girlfriend.

My email is:

Other Information:
Please feel free to contact me for any help or advice.

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