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I've done the loss and regain thing a couple times now. My goal is a BMI in the healthy range, to start with. This means losing at least 152lbs from my highest weight. As of spring 2019, I'm over half way there. So here I (still) am. Uh... hi! I don't do much on the social media side here anymore, but I'm tracking. (I must give credit where credit is due: my page title comes from a blog by Linda Holmes, who is awesome and a better writer than I'll ever hope to be. My avatar is my version of what I would look like if the ever excellent Natalie Dee consented to draw my portrait.)

Member Since: 6/23/2012

Fitness Minutes: 9,307

My Goals:

just tracking, tracking tracking. Ideally I'd like to maintain an average calorie deficit of ~7000/week (= 2lbs/week loss)


lose ~120 pounds total

get near the "healthy" BMI range


Run a 5k - Done!

Improve my 5k time

Run For Your Lives 10/27/2012 - time ?? (it was more of a hike/obstacle course)

Practice 9/22/2012 49:56
Turkey Trot 11/22/2012 48:27

Run Like A Diva
10/6/2013 47:28

Turkey Trot 11/28/2013 1:21 for 5 miles

Run Like A Diva
10/5/2014 51:16

Work on ST, building muscle with weights & body weight exercises
Someday do "real" pushups!

My Program:
Tracking, using data to make changes.

I continuously need to work on getting enough protein, keeping carbs down, and watch fat and junky food on busy days.

Fitness - get some minutes most days of the week. Walking (dog walking + some longer walks) but mostly swimming.

Mostly my plan is to not do anything I would hate to do "forever." So I don't plan to work out 7 days a week or give up any particular kind of food or anything like that.

Personal Information:
I live in The Jerz; bought a house 7/2013! I love my freakin house.

Other Information:
Lifelong dream realized 11/9/2013:

I adopted my very own smooshy little rescue dog!!

DOGGGGG! My life is complete, finally.

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