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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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    The disk is eMedia Beginner Piano and Keyboard Lessons. I got it at Best Buy for $10, I really like it and it's "interactive" with the right MIDI cord.
    2552 days ago
    I had trouble figuring it out also so that's why I wanted to be sure to help you if you still needed help. It does seem so easy after we figure it out. emoticon emoticon
    2577 days ago
    If you haven't found out yet, the way you sign up for the Firecracker team again is go to the 2014 Spring 5% Challenge Community team and find the post thread with Firecrackers for the title. That is where you sign up for the Firecracker summer team. Hope I've explained it well enough. emoticon
    2577 days ago
    I could go tomorrow. I've never hiked Coyote Ridge and I am still adjusting to the altitude and seemed to have acquired some allergies out here. So as long as I take my time and blow my nose, I can hike! LOL
    I'm from Highland. I lived my whole life in Indiana until we moved here.
    2578 days ago
    Wow, I want your life...NYC again?!! Alaska? Woweeee. And no weight gain in NYC. I am expecting a very detailed blog on how you did that. Whew...major success!!

    I was going to taunt you for not writing a fun blog to entertain us while we build the Ark (it's pouring, pouring rain back here in CO!), but I can see you're waaay too busy to blog. But you're gonna owe us BIG time when you get back to the Fort! lol

    Have a wonderful time and stay strong..you're sailing over the highest hurdle in weight control by traveling and maintaining. Congrats! Your crown awaits you! lol emoticon
    2581 days ago
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