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April 2020: BLC 42 has concluded:
Start 153.4, End 136 ~11% loss
I have re-achieved my WW goal weight.
I feel GOOD! I'm in slinking territory!

The Spring 5% Challenge kicks off 4/04. I'm looking forward to being with the Rowdy Rebels again.

March 2020: The Biggest Loser Sleighbell Slimdown and the Winter 2020 5% Challenge have concluded.
BL - Start 155.4, End 144.6 ~7% loss
5% - Start 151.2, End 141.8 ~6% loss

I'm closing in on a Healthy Weight! I'm in a Happy Groove of Healthy Habits that are working for me. In BLC 42, I am rarely in the spotlight, but I have lost consistently, and currently appear in the Top 5 overall losers (%) for all of BLC 42. I must be a turtle on Azure Destinations: "How to walk for 2 hours: put one foot in front of the other. Repeat."

These challenges work, if you work them.

January 2020: The fun continues. I am reuniting with Azure Destinations for BLC 42 and Spirited Under Dawgs for the Winter 2020 5% Challenge. So far my feet are holding out, and my dog is a drill sergeant in fitness training.

December 2019: Ready to Rock and Roll! I became a Beautiful Amethyst Butterfly (BAB) for the Biggest Loser challenge. My dog is my fitness trainer - she LOVES to go on long walks at a good clip!

October 2019: It's time to break in my feet. And pamper my feet! Fall -- while DH hunts -- is the easiest time to apply myself to reinstating good habits.

September 2016: It's amazing how long it takes feet to heal! My bunions and hammertoes are improving after buying even wider shoes, and regularly deep massaging my feet. Now it's time to 1) lose 2.4 pounds to be in a healthy weight range again, and 2) gradually reintroduce strength training.

January 2015: I decided to let my body tell me when it had reached Maintenance! I've been very happy with my weight since I hit 137, but my body is continuing to shape up, and weight is still releasing rather easily. I want to improve my waist:hip ratio -- how will I know if I can unless I try?

November 2014: Heading for the Maintenance team, I'm still shedding weight, which is okay because I would like the pesky fat girdling my waist to release itself. I'm continuing cardio because I love it, but I am excited about my progress in ST, following the Precision Nutrition coaching program through June 2015.

September 2014: I participated in 3 fall challenges: the Biggest Loser Fall Frenzy (Fearless Fuchsia), Fall 5% Challenge (WRJ&G), and BLC26 (Azure Destinations). The first 2 have ended, and I shed over 10% in each of them. Before the BLC26 ends, I expect to reach my nominal "ideal" weight of 125. But I will never give up my cabana boy, Niv Zender, and you can see why I chose him on these YouTube clips: http://intothegloss.com/2014/07/ab-workout
-routine/. (Eventually I want to be able to do those routines!)

Perhaps my biggest achievement won't be measured until January, when I get to see blood labs based on 7 months of consistent exercise and healthy nutrition. I imagine I will resemble an Italian race car, with sexy curves and a body that purrs from healthy fuel.

Thanks to the Summer 5% Challenge, I am 10% lighter than when I returned in June. There are 2 wonderful aspects to that:
1) My July labs were awe-inspiring; they kept me off Lipitor and high blood pressure medication until February 2015 at least. At my last doctor's appointment on 8/25, my blood pressure was 120/65.
2) At the end of the Summer 5% Challenge, I was 7.5 pounds from a healthy weight, and my body was looking fairly trim -- my abs even started to show some definition!

June 2014: I've reached the age where extra weight is indeed dangerous. When work and stress diverted my attention, I gradually put on many of the pounds I had worked so hard to lose. But there is no getting around it, I can't afford to stay "overweight". My DH begged for us to get a treadmill with our tax refund. With the (valid) excuse of sensitive joints and a back back, we purchased a Landice L7 with orthopedic belt. I'm giddy! The treadmill reminds me of how I lost my weight so successfully before -- it's like an old friend. So after the installers left, I started up the machine and walked a 12-minute hill program with max incline of 3 degrees and max speed of 2.8. It's not much to those of you training for marathons, but I knew it was the smart way for me to acquaint myself with this new treadmill. I wasn't winded, but I could feel the incline in my legs. So week 1 will be gentle conditioning. At most I will do a session in the morning and one in the evening. I'm looking forward to 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening - and true progress on the scale!

Just think: getting that treadmill made me think how I would track my progress. Silly me, I already belonged to this wonderful site! So as imperfect as my beginning may be, I am beginning and tracking, for I know that my competitive nature will remind me of my old winning ways.

It's great to be back!


Member Since: 7/1/2009

Fitness Minutes: 123,969

My Goals:
To reach an "ideal" weight of 125 by 12/01/20.

To attain healthy cholesterol levels by 7/20/20.

To eat 25 grams or more of fiber a day.


My Program:
When not walking to the park with my dog, I walk on the treadmill at least 30 minutes a day, and do strength training program 3 days a week for 30-75 minutes.

I praised myself with every mini milestone from my original WW start weight of 190.8 on 3.03.09.

I weigh in daily on Wii Fit Plus. I love the mornings it says I am 20 years old!

Exercise Commitment:
at least 30 min/day, cardio intensity to vary per Polar Training Plan (& my ailing foot), with ST on 3 days

Diet Commitment:
Stay within SP 1250-1750 calories per Precision Nutrition guideline
Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Eat 5 fruits/veggies daily
Eat only when hungry
Eat slowly
Eat until 80% full



Personal Information:
I live in Joppa, Maryland. Mariner Point Park is a hop and a skip away for a pleasant walk.



Other Information:
"Life is full of adventures. We just don't get to pick all of them."

"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well."

2016 "If Only" goal: Run a 5K without exceeding Maximum Heart Rate

2016 "Take That" goal: Develop "Michelle Obama Arms and Shoulders"

Summer 2014 5% Challenge - WRJ&G team
164.9 to 147.5 lbs. (-10.55%)

Fall 2014 5%-WRJ&G
142.6 to 128.1 (-10.17%)

Fall 2014 Fall Frenzy-Fearless Fuchsias
144 to 127.2 (-11.67%)

Fall 2014 BLC26 - Azure Destinations
142.8 to 123.4 (-13.59%)




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  • v YOUNG-AT-HEART
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    Promise Yourself... by Christian Larson

    To be so strong that nothing
    can disturb your peace of mind.
    To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
    to every person you meet.

    To make all your friends feel
    that there is something in them
    To look at the sunny side of everything
    and make your optimism come true.

    To think only the best, to work only for the best,
    and to expect only the best.
    To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
    as you are about your own.

    To forget the mistakes of the past
    and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
    To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
    and give every living creature you meet a smile.

    To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
    that you have no time to criticize others.
    To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
    and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

    To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
    not in loud words but great deeds.
    To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
    so long as you are true to the best that is in you.
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    4 days ago
  • v SLIMMERJESSE
    Thank you for all of your helpful, insightful responses to my blogs. You are right about feeling like a prisoner if you were to have that person in your home. That's exactly how I felt during the month I tried to help. In fact, it made me start getting physically ill trying to figure out how to solve another person's problems. It's a complicated topic and I'm usually a very private person on SP. But this stress has been something I felt a need to write about. I appreciate the time you took to respond.
    4 days ago
  • v CHUBBYNOMORE3
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  • v LPORTER2015
    Hope you enjoy your day in the Rowdy Rebels Spotlight!
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  • v O2DEBORAH
    emoticon Enjoy your day in the Rowdy Rebel spotlight!!!
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