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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.

JAN: -8 lbs (met my high target goal)
FEB: -5.2 lbs (met my low target goal)


Member Since: 2/27/2020

Fitness Minutes: 2,989

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):
MARCH (NEW STARTING WT: 221.0)
Lose 1-2 lbs per week.
TARGET GOALS:
High Goal: 8 lbs (213); Mid Goal: 6 lbs (215); Low Goal: 4 lbs (217)

LONG(ER) RANGE GOAL (QUARTERLY):
JANUARY-MARCH (starting weight 235.5)
Lose 1-2 lbs per week.
High Goal: 24.5 lbs (211) Mid Goal: 18.3 lbs (217.2) Low Goal: 12.5 lbs (223)

OTHER WEIGHT LOSS GOALS:
STARTING WEIGHT = 235.5
5% TBW = (223.7) -- ACHIEVED 2/14/21
10% TBW = (212)
15% TBW = (200.2)
BMI UNDER 35
BMI UNDER 30
WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE: UNDER 35 inches


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. Once each month, take photos and measurements.
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 GINNABOOTS
    Hello there,

    Thank you for the comment on my sunset picture today. It was taken at North Shore beach in Ferrysburg, Michigan.

    I try to catch the sunsets when I can. So beautiful!

    Have a great weekend!

    Ginna
    322 days ago
  • v GRALAN
    I was lived my first year in Sierra Vista, not that I remember that. ahahah I do have adult happy memories of Cochise County and that area for repelling, climbing, desert training and more.

    I did go see Alan Ginsburg in Bisbee back in the day, lived just outside of there in an arroyo on a berm that allowed almost all water to be side-tracked during a storm.

    Stay safe, be warm. hahaha


    327 days ago
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    Thanks for stopping by my 4/2 blog. I had a great day!
    331 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Infuse your life w/action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. Bradley Whitford Stay well, stay safe.
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    327 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Hope . . . is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles. Samuel Smiles

    Wishing you a peaceful weekend, and stay well!
    328 days ago
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