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This is Marley, my handsome kitty.



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This is Sasha. Torties have such personality.



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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 50 LBS
See below for small and medium-sized goals geared to get me to my *ultimate* goal.


Member Since: 2/27/2020

Fitness Minutes: 2,545

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

MONTHLY WEIGHT LOSS GOAL:
(STARTING WT: 234.2)
SHORT TERM GOAL - MONTHLY
JANUARY:
Lose 1-2 lbs per week (5-8 lbs per month)
High Goal: 8 lbs (226.2); Mid Goal: 6 lbs (228.2); Low Goal: 4 lbs (230.2.)

OTHER WEIGHT LOSS GOALS:
5% TBW = (223.3)
10% TBW = (212)
BMI UNDER 30
BMI UNDER 25
WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE: UNDER 35 inches

MID TERM GOAL (THREE MONTH GOALS)
Start Date: January 1
Goal Date: March 31
Lose 1-2 lbs per week:
High Goal: 24.5 lbs (209.9) Mid Goal: 18.3 lbs (215.9) Low Goal: 12.5 lbs (221.7)


My Program:
I am working to learn my behavioral hangups that contribute to unhealthy eating habits. I have decided to start with a commitment of 12 weeks (ending March 31) doing BistroMD - a complete food/snack delivery service - in order to reset my metabolism, and make some initial headway on my weight loss goals. I know this isn't a long-term solution, but for now getting some of the excess weight off is my priority.
1. Stick to BistroMD menu each week, for 12 weeks.
2. Record my weight every Sunday morning.
3. First Sunday of the month, take photos and measurements.
4. Blog weekly progress reports on Sunday.
5. Incorporate daily exercise.



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 LKWQUILTER
    Thanks for adding me as a friend. You can do this!
    297 days ago
  • v GINNABOOTS
    Thank you for adding me as a friend. I added you as well.

    Have a great healthy week!

    Ginna
    297 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Positive results never come from negative thoughts. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    Stay well!

    Thanks for the friend add; added you as well. Good luck going forward.

    299 days ago
  • v BUTTONPOPPER1
    Thanks for the comments on my photos! It was love at first sight with our cream-colored girls. Leda is outgoing and charming, and Elenora is shy and tends to stay in the background. We are so glad to have adopted them about ten weeks ago.

    I just took a tour of your photo gallery and loved seeing the pics of Marley and Sasha again. Your household looks fun! I didn't comment on everything so as not to inundate your inbox in case you get notified for every comment, but all your photos are just so lovely. You're a very good photographer!
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    297 days ago
  • v BUTTONPOPPER1
    I was thrilled to recognize your fur baby on the friend feed this morning, when DESERTDREAMERS added you as a friend! I thought, "Hey, I know that little guy!" So I clicked on your page and it all added up--the cute kitties parading across the floor at your house, the AZ address, the succulents. I used to love to click on your page to see if there were any new kitty pics, and I was sorry not to see you (or them) for a while, but I'm glad you're back, and I wish you all the best as we take this Spark trip together.

    Have a great Sunday!
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    P.S. I'm getting old and can't remember your sweeties' names. No hurry, but please tell me again someday when you think of it.
    299 days ago
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