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My BFF (L) and me (R) on her birthday (206#, down 60#) :-)

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Time lapse, photo #1... 266#; my goal is to ditch 100#

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-97#; almost there!

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Spoiler alert: the following is from way back when I was successful. I'm not taking it down. I'm going to use it to get me back to my best self. I DID IT, and I CAN DO IT AGAIN.

In the spring of 2014 I created a new user name and a new Spark People account; I started over with the goal of getting healthier and more fit. I've been on a couple of "successful" diets before (losing 65 and later 40 pounds) but haven't been able to keep it off. I'm not "dieting" this time; I AM tracking my food and making more healthful choices. I'm making slower, smaller changes with the intent to keep it off, and it really does feel very different this time around. I am also fortunate to have a WONDERFUL OB/Gyn who's following my progress; I couldn't wish for a better mentor for accountability and non-judgmental goal setting.
It is NEVER too late for a Do-Over!!! I was living proof, and will be again!

Member Since: 1/2/2014

Fitness Minutes: 24,539

My Goals:
Ultimately I'd like to lose about 100 lbs [DONE once, but working on it again...], but my goal right now (was) to go from 266 to 250 per my OB/Gyn. [edit: done, and I haven't gone back all the way up to my starting weight. I hope I NEVER do; next goal for 2020: 240]
I want to be healthier [I DID], to fit comfortably into seats in theaters, roller coasters and airplanes [I COULD], and never have to worry that I'll need a seat belt extender [I WON'T]. I want to shop for clothing in the Ladies' section [I DID]. I want to order clothes and bathing suits online [OK, so not bathing suits...]. I want to participate in things WITH my family, not near them. I want to make my family proud.

My Program:
This is important: **I eat whatever I want, I just budget the quantity and calories.**
I track all of my foods while allowing myself occasional off-plan indulgences. We plan ahead and shop ahead whenever possible.
I target total calories over everything else, but try to stay balanced (50%Carb / 30%Fat / 20%Protein). I eat out a LOT but with planning I stay on track.
I was going to the gym 4-5d/w for a short 30-min elliptical, rowing or treadmill workout and did 10 mins of strength work 2-3 d/w. I also hiked, played racquetball and also dabbled in other fun stuff.

Personal Information:
I'm from the Virginia Beach area currently living in Phoenix, AZ. I've been happily married for nearly 30 years and we have a wonderful, studious, articulate, polite, empathetic and all-around-terrific young lady (I used to have "teenaged girl" here but she's off to college now!)
On 5/29/15 I reached my -90# goal AND was honored to be selected as a SparkPeople Motivator the same day. Thank you!!!
I've regained a huge portion of the weight I'd lost, so I'm really reaffirming myself to check off all those goals once more. Never give up, Never surrender.

Other Information:
My favorite quote has always been "Stupidity Should Be Painful", but I've coined a new one all my own to live by: "I can't get there from anywhere but here".
My newest one: "Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo." ~Timber Hawkeye (Buddhist Bootcamp)

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    I came to your page from the Motivators list and read your profile. I want you to know that you are not alone! It can be hard to make the changes stick. The important thing is that you are back and setting new goals and working to achieve them. I'm back, too, after sliding back up the scale for a few years, and I'm looking forward to following your new journey. emoticon
    418 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/6/2020 10:28:57 AM
    You're doing great! I added you as a friend, fellow Arizonan! Finally we are getting some relief from the heat!
    1404 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/24/2017 6:10:19 PM
    Just read your profile for inspiration. You have done a incredible job and your photo is wonderful! emoticon
    1575 days ago
    Well done! emoticon
    1774 days ago
    Hi Tiff!

    Just discovered your page through the "motivational" blogs in Spark Coach. Congratulations of ALL of your wonderful successes; not just the weight, but the whole beautiful attitude you have towards overall health and towards loving yourself. I'm still headed that direction, and I love hearing and seeing other folks who have walked the road before me. emoticon Cheers to you girl! 49 will be fun, but just wait for those 50s! They're the best!
    1810 days ago
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