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So I'm back (for like the four millionth time) - but I cannot stop trying. And here I am. Working on some small behavioral changes.

I was doing well on my own at the start of the pandemic, but things sorta spiraled out of control over the summer and now i'm pretty much back to where I started.

But I don't want to be overweight for the rest of my life. If I don't make some changes, nothing will change.

ULTIMATE GOAL: Reach a healthy BMI
FIRST "BIG" GOAL: LOSE 56 LBS (179.5)
See below for small and medium-sized goals geared to get me to my *ultimate* goal.

JAN: -8 lbs (met my high target goal)
FEB: -5.2 lbs (met my low target goal)
MAR: -6.2 lbs (just above mid target goal!)


Member Since: 2/27/2020

Fitness Minutes: 4,098

My Goals:
INITIAL START DATE: December 28, 2020 (235.5)

SHORT RANGE GOAL (EVERY WEEK):
Lose 1-2 lbs per week.
MID RANGE GOAL (ONE MONTH AT A TIME):
APRIL (NEW STARTING WT: 214.8)
Lose 1-2 lbs per week.
TARGET GOALS:
High Goal: 8 lbs (206.8); Mid Goal: 6 lbs (208.8); Low Goal: 4 lbs (210.8)

2021 SPRING 5% CHALLENGE: (8 WEEK CHALLENGE APRIL 3 - MAY 29)
STARTING WEIGHT: 214.8
5%: 10.7 lbs
GOAL WEIGHT: 204.1

LONG(ER) RANGE GOAL (QUARTERLY):
APRIL - JUNE (starting weight 214.8) (12 WEEKS)
Lose 1-2 lbs per week.
High Goal: 24.0 lbs (190.8) Mid Goal: 18.0 lbs (196.8) Low Goal: 12.0 lbs (202.8)

OTHER WEIGHT LOSS GOALS:
STARTING WEIGHT = 235.5
5% TBW = (223.7) -- ACHIEVED 2/14/21
10% TBW = (212)
15% TBW = (200.2)
20% TBW = (188.4)
LOS 56 LBS (179.5)
25% TBW = (176.6)
BMI 35 -- ACHIEVED 3/28/21
BMI 30
BMI 25
WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE: UNDER 35 inches
IDEAL HEALTHY WEIGHT RANGE: 117-143


My Program:
I am working to learn my behavioral hangups that contribute to unhealthy eating habits. I used BistroMD the first quarter of 2021 and had great success, so have decided to extend it for another 3 months. It's a complete food/snack delivery service (with normal food). I know this isn't a long-term solution, but for now getting some of the excess weight off is my priority. Eventually I will have to learn how to do it on my own, likely with a transition period. But I can't argue with success.
1. Stick to BistroMD menu each week, for 12 weeks.
2. Record my weight every Saturday and Sunday morning.
3. Once each month, take photos and measurements, report photos monthly and measurements quarterly.
4. Blog weekly progress reports on Sunday.
5. Incorporate daily exercise.
6. Nutrition calorie goals: 40-45% protein, 30-35% carbohydrates and 20-25% healthy fats.



Personal Information:
I live in Tucson AZ, have two cats, and grow weird succulents. I love to hike, take pictures and dance. I'm learning Spanish and love to practice! I'm an inspiring writer.


Other Information:
My SPARK is that I want be healthy and fit enough to return to the active lifestyle I used to have. I miss that part of life and the Me that thrived off being active.




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  • v RUTHIEBEAR
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    Thank you so much for stopping by, reading and commenting on my blogs. Thank you for clicking LIKE and getting my blogs featured this week. I try to focus on the positives and share helpful ideas. It is a blessing to know I have such caring and supportive friends here on SP. Have a blessed week. Ruthie emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Take some time for YOU today. YOu are important. You have a lot to give. So are for yoursef, llike you care for others. Ruthie emoticon
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  • v MTNGRL
    emoticon Week #2 is done on the 5% Spring Challenge! It is time to stop by the Firecrackers Team and post any Fitness Minutes/LTGL Points, that you haven't already posted, by 11:59 tonight, Friday your time. Don't forget to weigh-in by 11:59pm on Saturday. It is ok to weigh in early as well. Hope you had a good week!
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    emoticon It is a dreary day where I live. SO I am making my own sunshine emoticon . I am listening to Happy tunes. ANd of course, wearing a smile. emoticon Won't you join me? Ruthie emoticon
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    emoticon Learning to laugh at myself is one way I am learning to love myself. Laughing helps me become light hearted. Find the humor today. emoticon Ruthie
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