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Since my last post I fell out of the habit of exercising. I had a hysterectomy and it threw me off for a while. Now I am struggling to get back into healthy habits but I am taking it one day at a time.
I currently weigh 168 lbs

I have been exercising five days a week since my last post, yet I weigh 3 lbs more (153 lbs). That's about to change. I now have a personal trainer. I am going to change the way I eat and I am participating in the Summer 5% Challenge as a Shooting Star. I am hoping to lose more than 5% but if not then it would be nice to see a loss of 8 lbs in the next two months.

Since my last post I lost 9 lbs and I gained 19! So now I weigh 150 lbs and my goal now is to weigh 130 lbs. I am trying out intermittent fasting but I still haven't decided what times I will eat or if I will just have a rule like nothing but fruit before dinner. I am also trying to get into the habit of going to the gym at least 3 times a week.

Today I weigh 140 lbs. My goal is to weigh 125 lbs. I am hoping to achieve this by Valentine's Day 2/14/17 so that gives me approximately 4 months to lose it. I think that is reasonable. I am looking for new friends and I would love to give and receive support. I know in the past that SparkPeople was a great place for this.

I currently weigh 142 lbs. I changed my goal weight to 125 lbs. That means I need to lose 17 more lbs. That's doable. I hope to do that within 6 months. I aim to update my sparkpage for each season. I would like to blog at least once a week. On my weigh in date which will be on Fridays. Welcome to my page, thanks for joining me on this journey.


I just finished updating my spark page for the 2014 Spring 5% Challenge. I recently weighed in at 159 lb's. Hopefully by the end of the challenge I will be around 151 or lower as well as feeling healthier overall. Thank you for visiting my page. :)


The new year is fast approaching and I am very excited. I just know that 2014 will be a good year. I have updated my goals for the 5% Winter Challenge. Check them out under my profile. Thanks for visiting my page.


I couldn't handle the slimfast, not even for a week. I tried the meal plan from spark and that didn't work either. So now I am eating as healthy as I know how and aiming to fall within the caloric range suggested by SP. I am exercising a lot more, taking advantage of the videos provided by SP and also using my treadmill. I am feeling optimistic.

Today is November 5th, 2013.

I would like to go from my current weight of 168 to a healthy weight of 132. I am going to try to do this slow and steady. Today I bought some slim fast, I am going to follow that diet for a week or so for a kickstart. Starting yesterday I have been walking daily. I intend to increase the difficulty of my exercise as time goes on. I look forward to being an active member of the SparkPeople community.


Member Since: 11/5/2013

Fitness Minutes: 9,297

My Goals:
• Lose approximately 4 lbs a month
• Drink more water
• Eat more healthy foods aim for low carb
• Walk more

My Program:
My program evolves over time based on new insights and increases in fitness.

Personal Information:
Releasing weight from the inside out

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My favorite author is Hermann Hesse. I love to craft, read, garden, spend time in nature, and I truly enjoy Spark People.

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    Thank you for your comment on my blog about what I have learned from past diet attempts. Yes, I track all my nutrition and fitness. I use the range of 1200-1800 calories / day. I try to eat at the lower range usually around 1300 most of the time. The upper end of the range is because that is my maintenance number. The day is a success if I stay in range. It really cuts down on the negativity for me.
    I am trying to widen my variety of food choices. Sometime I go out to eat and instead of only looking at the "safe food choices" I choose and eat foods that I like. When I get home, I track the meal and use the information to figure out "reasonable" portions for those foods. Example: if I want a hamburger and fries I can eat 1/2 hamburger and 10 fries and stay in range. If I am going to only have a half hamburger and 10 fries, I know I'll need a side salad to feel like I've eaten enough. Because I eat previously forbidden foods I feel more normal.
    Now, I am kinder to myself instead of handing out harsh judgments on myself. I really didn't realize how hard I was on myself. The negativity started as soon as I saw the forbidden food. It continued as I decided to eat that food, track that food and then came the remorse for eating too much or eating calorie dense foods. No wonder dieting is so hard on the psyche. Now I see the food simply as a choice. I eat it and track it and use the information as a guide for future choices. If I go over, it's still a learning experience. I started doing this because I knew when I reached goal I would want to eat some of those forbidden foods but I didn't know how to eat them and not gain weight. It also stopped a lot of the negativity in my head.
    My fitness is limited because I have exercise induced asthma. I do track my exercise but I choose not to add calories to my range for the exercise I do. My fitness minutes aren't predictable enough to make daily or weekly adjustments to my calories. Thanks for asking me this question. You clarified things in my mind by my answering your question.
    2253 days ago
  • v DRPEPPIE121
    Woohoo! Yes! We made it to size 12 jeans!!! I'm sure you and I can both hit that size 10!! Let's do it!!!!!!!!!!!
    2259 days ago
  • v DRPEPPIE121
    Thanks so much for your continued support! Seriously, it means the world to me!!!

    And I've updated that link! Hope it works!
    2280 days ago
    Thank you for the comment on my blog about feeling hungry. I appreciate your support for the journey. We are all stronger when we journey together. I'm glad and humbled that you find my blogs helpful. I write as honestly as I can. The blogs help me to see where I've been and how far I've come.
    Hope you are having an awesome day.
    2286 days ago
  • v DRPEPPIE121
    Yup! You WILL have to make White Chicken Chili soon!!! It's pretty healthy and VERY satisfying!!! How's the "back on track" going for ya?
    2306 days ago
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