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289 as of New Years 1/1/2012 I want to get back down to how I was back in 2007 the pic is below. :)

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HW 300 (size 24-26) 2007 WEIGHT 245 (size 18-20) Back in 2007 OMG I need to get back to that again.

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As of Feb 20, 2012 from size 24 to 20.


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I've lost weight on Sparkpeople back in 2007 going from 300 to 245. Hit a big bump in the road I gave up....then I cam back in 2012 lost 36 pounds them had some issues with my daughter that has been going through some things since her liver transplant so that got me stressed and eating and gain it all back. So far lost 17 pounds from 4/13 to now 7/13... Deciding to taking on a new lifestyle and becoming a Pescetarian starting August 1st due that beef and pork being making me sick to my stomach maybe it's telling me to give it up.. 
I'm ready to get back on track and focus 100%

I am a new and better me.  Working on feeling good about myself on a daily bases. I know it is hard to lose weight and it is a lifestyle not a diet to me and that is how I will have to see it. I have a long way to go but, even after reaching my goal I still have a longer life to live and I want to live it feeling healther and good about myself.

Widoms #1

Some people try to speed up their results by exercising their trouble spots every day. For example they do a leg workout everyday or an abs workout every day. Rather than speed results however this might be a recipe for injury. Your muscles need a day to recover from, resistance exercise. If you work the same muscle group every single day it never gets a chance to recover and grow stronger. Worse you feel sore and tired all at the same time which depletes your motivational reserves.

Widoms #2

Don't forget to celebrate your successes. Too often we only notice when we slip up. We spend the day thinking "What's wrong with me that i slept in? or "I didn't work hard enough on my workout.You find more motivation however if you focus on each and every success. Congratulate yourself for getting up earlier to fit in your workout. Be proud of your ability to perform a new workout. Be constantly on the lookout for these little successes. They will serve as the kindling that fuels your desire to stay on track.

I don't remember where I got these widoms but, to me I just had to keep them in mind.  I know it's hard to lose weight it's a emotionally road coaster when you trying to change so much about yourself.  I just have to think positive and keep on track.  Yeah,  I know it's hard to keep on track there are days that all of us want to just drop dead and give up and grab those cookies out the cabinet I know I do somethings.  But,  have to look forward and think about how far I have come to get this far.  I am doing it for my health and so I can feel good about myself when I look in the mirror.  Even if you make that little mistake don't go all day worried about that 1 mistake use it as a postive for the next time in the future.  The more you beat yourself up on your negative the less likely you will look at your postive ways as you keep moving forward.  Be proud of yourself for that 10 minute walk you did.  Be proud of yourself for saying no to that soda this afternoon.  See think about all the postive and keep moving forward.  We all will get there.  ONE DAY AT A TIME :)

My Contract With Myself

I Lesa promise to create 55 minute or more each day to improve my health and well-being.

I promise that I will:
* Make the most of my 55 minute or more by completing my daily workouts from my planner.

* Make time to exercise and not allow other distractions to get in my way.

* Complete my daily workouts routine, no matter how busy my day.

* Not feel guilty


I always said no but, I never follow though on what I say I am going to do no matter what.  When it comes to changing the way I eat I always fall back into my old habbits and I wanted to make  a new way of changing something again for the better but, I want to follow though on what I say.


NO Chocolate
NO Soda
NO Fast Food (Only salads)
NO Cakes
NO Cookies(Only gramcrackers Portion control)
NO Chips(Only Pretzels)
NO Candy(Only suckers and gum)
NO Fried Food
NO Pizza (Only Lean Crusine)
NO Ice Cream(Only Sherbert or Popcicles)
NO Big Portions
NO Eating after 8 p.m.
No Excuses
No Lacking off with my calorie intake
No Negative thinking/or talk

Lesa J

My No List is a weekly challenge/ hard challenge but, working on it.

Weekly 5 Goals I set up every week on 100 plus club so hopeful I can get my butt in gear and keep up with my goals this every week.

1 Get in 10 miles this week
2 Water 64 oz everyday
3 Stay within my calorie range
4 Journal write at least everyday 
5 1-2 servings of fruits and vegs everyday this week

Lesa J

Member Since: 2/28/2006

Fitness Minutes: 10,622

My Goals:
Goal is to get back on track with my weight lost and be healthy and happy in my own body. I've lost 60 pounds before, but gain it back TWICE ugh! :( i know said. No excuses I just let life get the worst of me so now I'm back and pushing to do what I have to do and do it the right way so I've done research and since I get horrible stomach pains when I eat beef and pork I've decided to become a Pescetarian starting August 1st....I believe this will be better for me I eat plenty of fish, salmon and tuna anyway since I'm on a high protein diet so what better yet then to toss out the unhealthy things and add more green such as veggies and of course fruits...  

My Program:
Eat right!!!  
Drink lots of water- which is hard for me.  
Work out 6 days a week.  
Get 6 to 8 hours of sleep.  
Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Strength Training 
6 days a week. Cardio such as treadmill for 50 mins or to 3 mile walk/kickboxing/Taebo/28 day Sparkbootcamp 

Personal Information:


Live in Milwaukee, WI

Mom to my 2 wonder girls.

Other Information:
SW: 301 9/2011   
      289 11/28/2011   
GW: 205 
  283- 1/18/2012  
  281- 1/25/2012  
  277- 2/1/2012 (24 pounds lost) 
   263- 4/23/2012 (36 pounds lost 
Term 1- 275  2/20/2012 
             274 2/20/2012 
Term 2- 265  4/17/2012 
SW: 310 4/13
GW: 205
Term 1- 300 6/13
      293- 7/21/13 (17 pounds lost)
Term 2- 285
Term 3- 275
Term 4- 265 (back where I was before gaining)

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  • v LISAPOPE32405
    You are seriously doing a great job with your weight and it seems as a Mother....I looked in your photo gallery and since I saw no man I'm just guessing that you are not currently with one which means you are pretty much doing it by yourself.
    Girl, I have much respect for you......you may have gotten to a size that you didn't like and was unhealthy but if it's because you were giving your kids so much of your time you couldn't help it. Never feel like you let yourself go. Just get back on the boat as you stated and get to rowing (NO MOTORS ON THIS BOAT...lol). I wish you the best, and you have a beautiful family and you are GORGEOUS.....you carry your weight well. You must be tall or it just likes to place itself in places where it's more appealing. I wish I had a booty.....I do but it's just wide and flat.....I don't think that counts. I was once upon a time thinking about implants. But, my luck I'd sit on a pin and it would pop or I would sit down to hard and it would pop. That's scary to have a popped booty....especially if only one side pops......and plastic surgeons can never get you in in a hurry.....so I would be a one sided bootylicious girl for how ever long it took him to get me in. Then I thought about those girdle like things that you can wear under your jeans.....and I wondered what happens if you get a wedgy.....you would lose part of your fake booty into your real booty and everyone woule know you were stuffing your pants......lol.

    So, I will deal with wide and flat and live through other women's bootys....lol

    Well, I'm sure that you will like this forum.....they are a great bunch of people. I've decided not to go in here anymore because I hurt someone's feelings when I was thinking that I was just defending myself and now she's not the same and I'm not on here to hurt people so I left willingly to allow peace in the forum. But, they are really positive people and they will help you out a lot. I do however hang out at the "Women of Color" website and that's another good one if you want you should also stop by there sometime.....a lot of the women in here are also in that group too. So, it's not as if I'm missing anyone really....just respecting someone.

    Well, good luck on your journey and if you ever need someone to talk to you can do it via SP pages or via my email lisapope32405@yahoo.com
    I don't mind if you just need to vent.........I'm good at listening.......I can try to help if you want that......but my opinions are that and nothing else. (please never take offense to anything I say until you have asked me what I meant because I can sometimes be a bad emailer......you know sometimes you have to see someone's face when they are talking to know what they are truly expressing....sometimes that is me). So, please never get upset with me until I state that I was being negative and then by all means tear me a new one...lol


    Lisa : )
    5479 days ago
  • v CRVYLADY006
    you go girl you look good...keep up the good work. may i ask what type of exercise are you doing...do you do something different every day ?
    5485 days ago
    Lesa - love the new pic...you go girl! What an inspiration you are!
    5500 days ago
    lisa you are doing so good. havent seen you post in your journal lately. missed your wonderful pages.
    5501 days ago
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