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Who says 30 is old and decrepit? Hee, hee.... This is me at my lowest weight last July!

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Me finishing my 1st half marathon!!

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Last year's ski trip! What a workout!

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The countdown begins...

I have just 6 months to reach that ever elusive goal weight! I have a picture in my mind of exactly how I want to look on that day - now I have to work to get myself there and make that dream a reality!

And just like everyone else that struggles with weight and healthy habits, I'm sad to say that I have fallen off the health wagon over the past few months. Work has been overwhelming and I've let myself fall back into old habits. Now it's time to kick those habits once and for all.

I joined SP about 1 1/2 years ago and made GREAT changes in my life, became committed to healthy eating and dedicated to exercise. But when you let other things get in the way, it's so easy to slip backwards. I'm now at my highest weight in recent memory and the muscles I had just a year ago are hidden beneath some extra fluff!

So now, I am re-dedicating myself to my goal. I want to start my new life with a new, healthier body and not to mention...looking hot in my wedding dress!

Member Since: 3/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 19,573

My Goals:
Resist temptation - I love food SO much! My goal is to resist that which is placed in front of me and have control. Splurge on MY terms, not just when something yummy is placed in front of me!

AM Workouts - this is the only way I stay consistent without sacrificing my evening time! It's worked great so far...continue feeling the AM burn!!

Hit that goal weight. No more excuses, no more delays. I can do it! No negotiating!

Be happy when I look in the mirror each and every day...even when that scale is not cooperating!

My Program:
This is my newest obsession - my boot camp class is the best workout I've ever done. On average, 650 calories burned in an hour! 5:30 am 3 days / week. No excuses!

I miss my 5k's! Now, not only will I get back to those 5k's, but I'm beginning my 10k training and maybe to do another half marathon (maybe). So...Hal Higdon 10k training schedule here I come!

I've started the P90X workout program to supplement my boot camp. Boot camp, although great, is not giving me the muscle definition I'm looking for. So, we'll see how P90X can bring these muscles back out!

Total: 6 days/wk of exercise, 1 day of rest.

I'm going for the calorie deficit - when everything boils down, it's calories in-calories out that matter. So...aiming for 1000 calorie deficit per day to give me a 2 lb weight loss / week.

Personal Information:
Highest weight ever and never again: 176

Lowest weight in recent memory: 143

Weight on re-start of my journey: 165.5
I've really let myself slip back into old habits - but those days are over!

Goal weight: 130
Body fat: 15%

Other Information:
Feb 1 - 155

Mar 1 - 150

Apr 1 - 140

May1 - 135

Jun 1 - 130

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    Hey Loren - I just wanted to say Hello! I haven't seen you on the boards in a long time. I hope you are doing well and not working too hard! :-)
    4053 days ago
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    Peaking in to say Welcome to
    P90X "BRING IT" TEAM !
    emoticon Cuz you gonna' BRING IT! emoticon emoticon
    4264 days ago
    Just stopping to say hi. I haven't seen you on the boards lately. I hope all is well! emoticon
    4605 days ago
    Hey Loren-wanted to stop by and say thanks for the goodie. Sorry it has taken so long to do so, but I've been so busy over the last few days and had very little time to spend at sparkpeople. In fact, I'm at work now! OOOPS! Oh well, again, thanks for the challenge last week!
    4616 days ago
  • v KIM**03
    Hey Loren!!!! Thanks for the Goodie! : ) I'm the one who's motivated by you though. I really hope to get my body fat down to those low numbers of yours...soon, very soon. : ) I'm so proud of you for braving the gym and getting it tested. I knew you were in great shape!!! I'm enjoying the half-marathon training too - we'll be super athletes before you know it...lol!

    4679 days ago
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