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5 pounds 'til 100 pounds lost and 8 pounds 'til Onederland!

Monday, May 12, 2014

I can't believe I'm almost to one of my major goals on Sparkpeople. In five more pounds, I'll have lost 100 pounds. The anticipation of it is probably more exciting than getting there, because I just cannot believe that I have persevered! I am doing it!

Some major life changes have contributed for sure.

1) My husband is FINALLY on board.

Yes, friends, it happened. My husband, who has fought me kicking and screaming on this "healthy" thing, is finally with me on this. He has come on board. And in a mere MOMENT, he has lost almost 40 pounds. MEN!!! But, I digress... He is aboard. So this is wonderful.

2) I am COOKING real, healthy food for the first time ever.

No. more. Stouffers. I have the Sparkrecipes app and I use it. A lot. I cook, and what's even better, my husband eats it! He is eating healthy food that I am cooking! It's just too awesome for words.

3) I chase around a very energetic toddler all evening after work.

Enough said.

4) When it comes to exercise, I fit it in when I can.

I downloaded an iPhone app called "7 MWC" that has revolutionized the way I work out. I workout for 7 minutes at a time. It's a circuit with 30 seconds per exercise. It has jumping jacks, squats, lunges, tricep dips, pushups, etc... And I do the circuit once, twice or three times per day, whenever I have time. I don't beat myself up for not exercising! And I run when I want to, and I take a walk when I feel like it, and... chase the baby most of the time. So all that movement has been adding up.

Those are my new secrets of success! I can't wait until I can post my "100 pounds lost" blog. Ideas for photos? Should I take a photo with ten bowling bowls or other cliches, lol??? Wear my old size 28 pants? :) It's fun thinking about it.

Have a great day, Sparks.
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    What a great accomplishment!! And yes, you can do it!! Being back in ONEderland for me feels sooooo great!!! I don't EVER wanna go back!!!

    Yes, it'll be fun taking your 100 pounds lost photos w/several props! The bowling balls are a good idea. Also maybe get various containers and fill them with water resembling the 100 pounds, or books, or something inexpensive that you already have around the house!! Either way you go, have fun with it!!

    I can't wait until I finally get to my goal of 65 pounds lost! I'm halfway there!! It's getting harder compared to when I first started but I'm not giving up!! emoticon

    Congrats once again!!!
    2578 days ago
    Great news for you! So glad your husband is on board and willing to eat healthy and exercise along with you, makes the journey so much easier, and you both will be such great role models for your baby, to start her down the right roads to health and happiness.
    2587 days ago
    Your posts are always so inspiring. And in the process of losing 100 pounds you had a baby! Amazing.
    2587 days ago
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    fabulous girl I"m so freaking happy for you! Its great that the hubs is finally on board this journey with you. Ya are a strong team! WTG =)
    2588 days ago
    I'm so happy for you! And having your husband on board now is really fantastic! Ok, I know, men's loss rate can be a bit frustrating for us but having a buddy and an ally in this journey is just great!
    What is important is that you're making sustainable changes to the way you live and that is thee big secret of success!
    I'm looking forward to your 100-pound-lost blog. It's close!
    2588 days ago
    Fantastic! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2588 days ago
    I am so excited for you!! Can't wait to see what you do :)
    2588 days ago

    An idea doe your photo might be to make a 2-panel figure. On the left you could put s photo of yourself on the first day you began with the fitness or exercise program, and them on the right you could have a more recent photo of yourself doing the dame exercise.
    2588 days ago
    Great job!! That's so awesome! Keep up the good work.
    2588 days ago
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