HEALTHY-SPARK
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This is Marley, my handsome kitty. Oh how I miss him.



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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!)
APR: -3.2 lbs (missed my low target goal)
MAY: -3.6 lbs (just missed my low target goal)


Member Since: 2/27/2020

Fitness Minutes: 5,146

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):
JUNE: (NEW STARTING WT: 208)
Lose 1-2 lbs per week.
TARGET GOALS:
High Goal: 8 lbs (200); Mid Goal: 6 lbs (206); Low Goal: 4 lbs (204)

2021 SPRING 5% CHALLENGE: (8 WEEK CHALLENGE APRIL 3 - MAY 29) **STILL WORKING ON THIS**
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) -- ACHIEVED 4/24/21
15% TBW = (200.2)
20% TBW = (188.4)
LOSE 56 LBS (179.5)
25% TBW = (176.6)
30% TBW = (164.9)
35% TBW = (153.1)
40% TBW = (141.3)
BMI 35 -- ACHIEVED 3/28/21
BMI 30
BMI 25


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 one cat, 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. I also just got my real estate license for a side job. I'm a full time physician, but plan to do some real estate on the side for family and friends.


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 EABL81
    Believe me, I understand that frustration. My scales been dancing up and down for two weeks now. Neither big gains nor big losses, but I sure wish it would make up its mind! emoticon
    61 days ago
  • v BUTTONPOPPER1
    So glad you got some much-needed rain! Don't you just love the way rain smells when it first starts to come down on some dry land?

    By the way, hope you're still enjoying all the beautiful succulents you posted as few years ago. I don't know much about those but I sure remember them being very colorful and exotic-looking.

    Is Sasha doing okay without dear Marley?
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    62 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/2/2021 11:23:53 AM
  • v MTNGRL
    emoticon we are at the end of this trip. Today, Friday is the last day to post any Fitness Minutes/LTGL Points that you have by 11:59 tonight. emoticon Don't forget to weigh-in by 11:59pm on Saturday.

    emoticon for going on this journey with us. emoticon emoticon
    Firecrackers really are full of Spark. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    We hope you are joining us for the Summer Challenge and if you want to be a part of the IBC, In Between Challenge, join us, there is still time. emoticon

    67 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨)♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite. William Blake
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    72 days ago
  • v CHERIE38
    Happy June,
    What does it mean to you?
    For me, I embrace the longer days, I get to put in my vegetable garden and grow food.
    I am in awe of what one tiny little seed can do in such a short span of time.
    Each and every one of us are Seeds..
    our thoughts are the seed,
    our belief puts it into action
    our thoughts and choices day by day bring to us what we desire.
    What do you desire?
    62 days ago
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