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It is FEASIBLE to expect to lose 15 lbs a season, 60 lbs for 2021 year.

It is NOT FEASIBLE to expect drastic loss.
I did it the jackrabbit way... lost 80, gained 70 back... time to take the turtle route.

Long term goal: to weigh 170 within 3 years.

This gives me a goal of 37 pounds yearly to lose.

We all know November-December is a difficult time to lose, so this will be my maintenance period.

So, aiming for 40 lbs a year, but during the first 10 months.
4 pounds a month.
1 pound a week.

10 pounds a seasonal challenge. Making my 5% will be a bonus. :)

SW 1/1/21: 287
CW 2/27/21: 273.3

Winter 5% Challenge:
SW: 285
My 5% Goal Weight: 270
If I make my 5% goal, I am buying $100 in scratch off lotto tickets as my prize
Week 1: 276.5
Week 2: 276
Week 3: 278.7
Week 4: 275.7
Week 5: 278.4
Week 6: 279
Week 7: 273.3
Week 8:

My plan:
120 oz water daily: start drinking it early, sip throughout day
12500 steps daily: start the steps early, step throughout the day
60 min intentional exercise daily (120 on plane days): take walks, use rower, walking videos, strength training
1300 calories minimum, 1500 maximum

Member Since: 6/27/2017

Fitness Minutes: 80,182

My Goals:
My goal is to lose some weight, and keep it off. I want to accomplish this by changing my mindset, because that is what is most important. I don't believe in restrictive diets. I don't believe in starvation. I am striving towards less processed food, less junk, more veggies and fruits, less negativity, more light and positivity in my life.

My Program:
Phase 1 of recommittment:
Eat and track.
Move and track.
Drink water.
Time management.

Personal Information:
42 years old
Mommy to a 5 year old sweetie

Other Information:
Buffalo, NY
Loves Outer Banks & Boston MA

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    I watch my sodium levels because of borderline high blood pressure. I use spices a lot more and use very little salt. I don't even use salt on my eggs. I use pepper and sweet basil when I scramble them and pepper when I boil them. I rinse canned vegetables to remove as much sodium as possible from them, then use other spices for seasoning. I like the taco seasoning recipe in the Spark Cookbook. I don't eating out because most of the fast foods have a high sodium content. Hope everyone is have a great emoticon week. Go Busy Bees!!
    1132 days ago
    Hello emoticon fellow Busy Bee. The sodium challenge is hard one for sure. I have over the years learned to do away with canned veggies big offender. I try to make my own seasonings or sauces that does give me more control over sodium level. Couple of things i do is make my on taco seasoning (chili powder, cumin, and tiny bit of red pepper flakes) family likes better than the store bought stuff and they don't even miss the salt. Another good substitution i make is for soy sauce which is very high is amino acids (also gluten free, soy has gluten) and it is 320 per teaspoon and I might use that much in whole recipe little goes a long way. Hope you are having a great week. emoticon
    1133 days ago
  • v JF4009
    For the Busy Bees cluster challenge this week we are supposed to write about if we watch our sodium intake, why or why not. I don't really watch my sodium intake, but I also don't add it to many foods that I eat. I know my DH often adds it to food at the table. I may season it a bit while I am cooking, but rarely add it at the table.

    I hope you are having a good week!
    1133 days ago
  • v MSMITH5077
    Happy Compliment Day Emily! You are an inspiration! Thank you for managing 2018 Committed to you!
    1133 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Looking forward to being clover cluster mates this challenge. My name is Ellen i live in GA in the metro Atlanta area. 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren. My goal this challenge is to lose 16 lbs emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1139 days ago