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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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    I hope you have a fantastic weekend! Enjoy the warmer weather. I just found that there is a winter farmers market in FC this weekend downtown, so I might just check it out!

    3497 days ago
    Hello Teresa,
    Welcome to the Homebodies team. We are a pretty laid back team with no physical challenges per say. We do have some challenges you can look at.
    We have a wonderful thread for house hold tips so feel free to give us some of yours or use some of ours.
    Also the Roses & Thorns thread is our most popular so check that one out as well.
    We just started a new thread to help some of us be more crafty. So check it out and if you like it I have blogged some of my journal pages for others to see.
    We are so glad you want to come, take your shoes off, pull up a chair and get to know us. Please let us know more about you too.

    I am Nimma (Karla) the team leaders and my wonderful co-leaders are Devora4 aka Debby and Barbark aka Barb if you need any help just holler at one of us.

    Have a blessed wkend,
    3497 days ago
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    Nice to see another Colorado resident here! I am in Denver. Welcome to SPARK! I think you'll love it here. Please let me know if I can help in any way navigating around the website, or with supporting you on your journey!
    3498 days ago
    I burned 300 of that 900 earlier :-)

    You should look into it cause it's good for getting in miles on days like today! I think I got it for like 9 dollars at walmart.

    I am looking forward to spring so I can get miles in outside!
    3499 days ago
    You are funny! WATP is Leslie Sandsone, walk away the pounds dvd's they are pretty good I walked 5 miles in an hour and 2 minutes and burned 586 calories! I have a treadmill but with three little boys running around I can't use it unless 2 of them are napping, or DH is home. Which once DH gets home there is little exercising going on its mostly eating dinner and relaxing.

    I am so ready for this weather to warm up! I am over the 2 degree weather!

    Way to go on upping your resistance! I loved the elliptical when I used to have a gym membership.
    3499 days ago
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