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20 pounds lighter at Easter 2008

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Easter 2010 - maintaining my weight loss

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2020 - a year of change. Time to refocus on me to make my change happen and stay.

2018 - I am 3 months into my resurgance. I'm down 20 pounds and have a very good exercise program in place. I'm blogging my progress each week and measuring myself every 2 weeks. Next goal is to lose another 15 by Christmas. I need to figure out how to maintain once I get where I am so I break this vicious cycle.

2016 - With my handy fitbit, I've been walking and riding my bike. Trying to maintain 5 miles each day in steps. Maintaining my weight. Would love to lose a few more pounds, but more focus on staying active.

2014 - 2 hip replacements behind me and new right shoulder rotator cuff tear fix - as my DH says, I'm now the bionic woman. No more excuses. Time to fix up the rest of the body and it's only me standing in the way.
In 2011 I got sidelined with a hip replacement and the result was not as much cardio as I had hoped and a gain of 25 pounds. Now I'm back to the basics and doing what worked the first time that allowed me to lose the weight and keep it off for 4 years.
In 2010 I planned to walk 500 miles I ended up walking/biking 650 miles which I was thrilled about. In 2011 my new goal is to bike 1000 miles this year.

1000 is a daunting number but if you break it down that's about 85 miles a month, or 22 miles a week or 3 miles a day. That's doable!!! So I don't look at the 1000 I look at the monthly total. SP allows me to track my mileage each day to see how I progress and I have to admit it keeps me energized.

I'm off to a great start with 100 miles under my belt in January. February - I decided to act as a newbie and really pulled out the stoppers for exercising. After only 8 days I've already biked 50 miles so I would say my February total is doable.
May 2010 - I bought a recumbent bike and plan to start adding some cycling into the mix to add some diversity to my workout program. With the addition of cycling I'm increasing my yearly goal to 1000 miles.

January 2010 - Gained back some of the hard won weight I lost by not paying attention and slacking off on the cardio. So time to recommit and get back to where I was before it gets out of hand.
- I will walk 500 miles in 2010. That gives me about 10 miles a week to walk. (even if it means using the dreaded treadmill)
- I will stay within my daily calorie range.

Sept 2008 - Maintaining well - total loss is 37 pounds.

July 2008 - I'm down 33 pounds and have decided to move towards maintaining but also hope to shed 8 more pounds. I know this will mean I will be eating a bit more calories then I was the first 6 months so these last 8 pounds will take longer. But I hope that this will put me in a normal routine of where I will be when I reached my goal.

Other weight loss benefits:

Starting BMI: 31.5
Current BMI: 26
Dropped : 5.5 points!!!!

Starting Neck Measurements: 14.5
Current Neck Measurements: 13
Inches lost: 1.5 inches!!

Starting Bust Measurements: 42
Current Bust Measurements: 36
Inches lost: 6 inches!!

Starting Waist Measurements: 38
Current Waist Measurements: 30.5
Inches lost: 7.5 inch!!

Starting Hip Measurements: 46
Current Hip Measurements: 39.75
Inches lost: 6.25 inches!!

Total Inches Lost = 21.25 inches. Woo hoo!

Member Since: 3/23/2007

Fitness Minutes: 255,295

My Goals:
To lose the added pounds I gained back while I was not paying attention.

Walk 5 miles each day with one day off a week
Minimum of 30 min exercise each day (even on my off day)
Eat within my calorie range.and DRINK DRINK DRINK 1/2 my body weight in water or Az Tea.

My Program:
I'm drinking my water diligently. This means eating between 1200-1500 calories and continuing with my walking or Biking program 5-6 days a week with strength exercising 3 times a week.

Personal Information:
60 and hunkering down because of the pandemic going on around us.

Other Information:
I love to quilt and read mysteries.

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    Just love your quilts! My favorite is the butterfly quilt - contrast and color values are awesome! Keep quilting!
    4813 days ago
    Hi Ginny,
    welcome to Charmed swappers. I live in Lincoln, RI and haven't been quilting for very long. I started by doing some paper-pieced wall hangings and just finished my 1st larger quilt for my granddaughter (I won't give it to her until after our quilt show in April). Now I only have to make 4 more for my 4 youngest grandchildren (2 sets of twins so can't do one at a time).
    I also enjoy doing genealogy when I have some free time. I work part time at JoAnns in No. Attleboro so that helps support my fabric purchases.

    4841 days ago
    wow great progress yourself!!!! :)
    4841 days ago
    Welcome to Charmed Swappers! Looking forward to getting to know you!

    4841 days ago
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    Ginny, I'm glad I could help you with your quilting project. Doing small quilts is a great way to learn techniques.

    Together we can help each other with our lifestyle changes. Gin
    5026 days ago
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