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Down to 127.5 (about 30 lbs gone - woohoo!) July 6/09

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BEFORE: "Fat" picture! Taken May 2008. Weight 155lbs.

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Today is Sunday, May 30, 2010

and I am back up to 145lbs... That just sucks :-( I am so upset and disappointed in myself. I've kept up the exercise for the most part for the past year and a half but the eating has gone down the tubes (my tubes, right to my tummy! lol). I need to put an end to this NOW so I don't end up back to my original weight or even higher.



My name is Renee and I'm a happily married 40 year old mother of 4 and we live in BC, Canada.

I have struggled with being "chubby" most of my life. There have been a couple of times in my adult years where I went on a health/fitness kick and lost quite a bit of weight and looked awesome but for some stupid reason or another, I'd lose interest and then go back to my old ways.

Things are going to change this time. I'm done with flip flopping all the time and I'm determined and committed to changing my life for the better and forever! This is not just a health/fitness kick but a new way of living - a new lifestyle. I want this to stick really bad. Getting more involved here will definitely be beneficial to my overall success and that's what I intend to do! Right here, right now, forever and ever. AMEN!


Just for info...
I just found out about BMR and calorie deficits... Looks like I have a BMR of 1324 and because I am moderately active my body needs 2053 calories to maintain my current weight of approx. 130.


PRE-EXERCISE PRAYER: (borrowed from Keetak's page - thank you!)

Father God, I present my body to You as a living sacrifice. I offer this time of exercise to You as a time of worship, to glorify You in my body. I purpose in my heart to sow self-control, endurance & faithfulness & I believe I receive a 100-fold return. I earnestly expect to become more & more like Jesus, so I press on toward that goal for the prize of my high calling. I decree that with every step I take, I'm increasing in health, strength and discipline. Thank You for anointing me to succeed as I prove Your good & perfect will in my life.
In Jesus' Name, I pray.


The Miracle Prayer

Lord Jesus, I come before you, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In your Name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I give you my entire self, Lord Jesus, I accept you as my Lord God and Savior. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul, and spirit.

Come Lord Jesus, cover me with your Precious Blood, and fill me with your Holy Spirit, I love you Lord Jesus, I praise you Lord Jesus, I thank you Lord Jesus, I shall follow you every day of my life. Amen.

Mary, My Mother, Queen of Peace, all the Angels and Saints, please help me and pray for me. Amen.


God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardships as the pathway to peace, taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it. Trusting that He will make all things right. If I surrender to His Will, that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with him forever in the next.


Spouses Prayer for each other

Dear Lord Jesus, grant that we may have a true and understanding love for each other. Grant that we may both be filled with faith and trust. Please give us the grace to live with each other in peace and harmony and may we always bear with one another’s weaknesses and grow from each other’s strengths. Help us, Lord, to forgive one another’s failings and grant us patience, cheerfulness and the spirit of placing the wellbeing of one another ahead of our own. May the love that brought us together grow and mature with each passing day and may it bring us both ever closer to You through our love for each other.
Let our love grow to perfection, Amen.

Member Since: 3/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 35,343

My Goals:
UPDATE Dec.28/09:
After losing 30 lbs this year, I've gained back 15 lbs or so. Starting NOW, I intend on losing the 15 lbs and maintaining that for life!

*Lose 20lbs and then see if I want to lose more... UPDATE: Lost 20lbs and now am on a maintenance program. (as per my doctor!) UPDATE: changed my mind! Want to get into the 120's if I can and then maintain...! Almost there - woohoo!
*Cardio 6-7 days a week for at least 40mins. - more if I can.
*Full body workout with weights (at home) at least 3x a week.
*Keep my calorie intake to approx. 1800 calories
*Reach for fruit instead of "junk" snacks
*Drink 8 glasses of water a day

My Program:
Exactly what's listed above. For Cardio I am walking/jogging on my treadmill. Training for the C25K in 9 weeks right now. Doing an assortment of workout videos online - Ballet Strength workout, Cardio Yoga, Walking with Leslie, etc. All on Exercise TV - and free too!

For strength training I have developed my own program (from a variety of sources) and spend about 90 mins., 3x per week.

Personal Information:
I live in a small community in Southern BC, Canada. We have been here since December 2004. I am originally from Powell River, BC, a small town on the Coast.

I am married to the most wonderful man alive - Casey - and together we have 2 lovely children, Kaden (5 yrs) and Karissa (4 yrs). I also have a smart and beautiful 15 yr old daughter, Jade, and a handsome and talented 20 yr old son, Joshua. I am a stay at home mom.

Very passionately Christian (Catholic). I enjoy exercising and eating healthy, cooking, woodworking and painting. Love reading and watching a good movie.

Fav stations: EWTN and Salt & Light (Catholic Television)! Hooked on a few "Reality TV", shows such as Survivor, American and Canadian Idol and The Apprentice.

We also love to go camping and do alot of that in the summers.

Other Information:
I'm going to keep track of my progress here.

UPDATE: slacked off since September or so and am back up to:

May 30/10
30% BF

Dec. 28/09

July 6, 2009
23% BF

June 10, 2009
25% BF

June 1, 2009
128.5 (maintaining at least!)
26% BF

May 1, 2009
26% BF

April 22, 2009
26% BF

April 12, 2009
26% BF

April 1, 2009
27.5% BF

March 11, 2009
29% BF
BP 86/41, HR 59

March 4, 2009
29.5% BF

February 22, 2009
30% BF

February 15, 2009
30.5% BF
(blood pressure 97/36 and RHB 63)

February 8, 2009
31% BF

February 1, 2009
32% BF

January 12, 2009
32.5% BF


April 21/08
34.5% BF

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