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Hello good people of Spark! I am determined to lose weight but am tired of the number on the scale setting my outlook on life. So, I'm not going to weight myself again until Aug 28, 2014 (**Edit- I've decided to join the Spring 5% Challenge and will have to weight myself but will only do it one time a week!). I know what I weight now, I know what I need to do to get back into my cute clothes I miss wearing and I know what it takes to get there.

No more pigging out! No more drinking too much! No more telling myself that being chubby is OK. No more going out to eat just to make hubby happy. No more insouciance (I love this word, look it up!). NO MORE EXCUSES!

Super Teresa rides again....!!!!!!

Member Since: 1/4/2011

Fitness Minutes: 62,319

My Goals:
My goal is to be able to wear my cute clothes by the end of August. They are patiently waiting for me in the closet.

My Program:
Eat between 1250-1300 cal a day.
Exercise enough to burn 600 calories a day.
Eat only ONE meal out a week and then don't pig out at it.

Here's some math, for my own purposes:
1300 cals eaten against 600 burned through exercise and assuming 1500 other cals burned in a day means an 800 deficit every day. Throw in a meal out once a week at 1500 calories and you've got a 4300 calorie deficit each week. I've got 28 weeks = 34.4 pounds lost.
OR If I eat 1200 cals a day and everything else is the same, 28 weeks = 38.4 pounds lost.
I know the math doesn't really work but this gives me something to hope for, aka, motivation!

Personal Information:
I live in Fort Collins Colorado, which I love. Am happily married with four children, all grown. I am a Web developer and make awesome web sites. I was born in South Bend, then moved to Tucson and now in Colorado. I hike, I bike, I ski, I walk, I don't sit still much, except to read a good book.

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    Hey, T!
    Speaking of "thin air" (as I was on your goodie's note) ...you might want to consider another trip to Grand County, but in the summer this time. Thanks to tons of snow, our wildflowers are awesome! Streams still rushing! We have miles of hiking trails & it's a gorgeous drive from FC over Trail Ridge & Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park to Grand Lake. Our repertory theatre (in GL) conducts 1,000-1,500 auditions all over US to bring the best talent to the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre. (rockymountainrep.com) Now performing Les Miserables (reports are "beyond exceptional!"), Hands on a Hard Body, Shrek The Musical. When most of the cast returns to university, Double Trouble begins Aug. 29. And free ski lift rides up the mtns with glorious views. Small towns, friendly folks, good food, moose awaiting by the deck & bear peeking in the windows......who could ask for more? emoticon

    2379 days ago
  • v SSMESS01
    1.8% down & just over 4 weeks to go! Light up the sky with your FIRECRACKERS of victory!!!
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