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Start of my journey. ~210 lbs, 10 months postpartum.

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I lost 30lbs with SparkPeople back in 2009, and maintained for a while. I got serious about fitness, and learned all sorts of things. Then I went from a warehouse job to a desk job, herniated a disk, gained too much weight from inactivity, then had a baby. This is me doing it all over again.

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Some things I have learned along the way:

* Weight loss is a mind game. You have to know exactly what your boundaries are and stick to them no matter what.

* Once you're at goal weight, there's a LOT more work to be done. You won't look like you think you will in a bikini. You'll still have all the pockets of fat, but less of it. It takes a while to tone and even out, be patient! Don't stop working out just because you hit goal weight.

* While you're maintaining, it's very hard to change your mind frame from "No, I can't eat that" to "Yes, I need to get my calories in." This doesn't mean eat junk, it means eating more calories in healthy foods. Add some eggs to your burgers, add a little butter to your sandwiches, put a little coconut oil in your smoothies, etc.

* Know your body. If something doesn't agree with you, don't eat it. Even if it's on the food pyramid, and labeled "healthy" for you. It will cause you much more problems down the road. It's your body, not whoever it was that decided this or that food is healthy for you. Every body has different chemistry.

* Enjoy your workouts. Find something you find fun to do. If you don't enjoy it, chances are great that you won't continue after reaching your initial goals.

* You don't have to have a gym membership. Yes, ellipticals are great, and weight machines are handy. There are a lot of exercises that you can benefit more from that use your own body weight. There are also great workout videos out there. Do some research and find what works for other people.

*I focused more on strength training, rather than cardio, because I hated cardio with a passion. For that reason, my flab never went away. The easiest way to get rid of it is cardio cardio cardio!

* LOVE YOURSELF. Embrace who you are and run with it. You have one life, make it healthy and happy!

Member Since: 1/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 9,503

My Goals:
1) Live and maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle.
2) Build muscle back up from when I injured my back.
3) Get myself to a weight that looks healthy on me.
4) Find a diet that loses this bloating I've had for years.

My Program:
Healthier diet
Carmen Electra's Fit to Strip
Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred
Walk Away The Pounds

Personal Information:
My husband and I have a daughter, 2 guinea pigs, a kitten, and a dog that keeps us busy!

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  • v MBLD123
    Hey! Thank you! It's going much better this month than last month. I've been able to attend my weekend workouts and keep my eating out down to once a week. February was so rough food and exercise wise. I was traveling to visit friends and they never wanted to stay home and eat a home-cooked meal, so I'd end up eating out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner all weekend =( And since I wasn't home to attend my gym I was missing out on almost 3 hours of workout time.

    Now that I'm back on track I've seen a big difference in my weight, my body, and my mood! I'm also really enjoying the new Fired Up! group. Their "I Challenge You . . ." thread really helps remind me to move. Of course, the melting snow, reappearing side walks, and warmer weather also help get me motivated to get outside.

    I hope you're doing well! Happy Friday!

    1776 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/13/2015 2:34:48 PM
    Hi, we are on the same thread on the 30s team to lose 5 pounds a month. You are doing a great job!

    I just stopped by to invite you to join a new team called FIRED UP! It is to encourage motivation and to keep your determination going for the long run.

    Come check us out!
    1794 days ago
  • v DIANNE467
    Hi, I am WAY behind checking my spark page! Thanks for the comment. I login every day multiple times a day to track food and exercise but hardly ever check my page :) Yes, I am coming to LOVE yoga! I never thought I would say that. I get monthly XXdeep massages and the changes my therapist can feel are undeniable. My lower back used to be hard as a brick..still is very tight...but the yoga has helped tremendously! My work has started offering it 2 days a week. I'm hooked! :) I would recommend it for anyone with pain and/or sits at a desk all day like me!
    2023 days ago
    Thanks for the blog post. Glad to hear I'm not the only daily weigher out there!

    RE: DietBet - you should check it out! www.dietbetter.com
    The DietBet I'm in right now (THE SCALE IS TOO DAMN HIGH) is a 4 week challenge to lose 4% of your weight. You put in $35 to a pot of money and all of the winners at the end of the 4 weeks get to split the money.
    2037 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by the blog and commenting! Have a great day emoticon
    2042 days ago
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