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November 2020 = Current. Goal = 139. Planning to reach interim goal of 151 by Jan. 2, 2022.

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BEFORE June 2012 - 10 lbs LIGHTER than my heaviest (no pics from my heaviest - too self-conscious)

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March 2013 - 33 lbs lost - Starting to recognize myself!

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For the first half of my life, I was slim and athletic. I was no super model, but I was strong, healthy, confident, and content with my body. As I got older and busier, I became more sedentary; and I gained weight which I successfully lost in the early 2000s.

Unfortunately, massive stress, insane eating habits, and a thyroid condition resulted in a regain of the weight. The addition of a fractured foot that curtailed exercise for months set me over the edge to my heaviest weight in 2012.

My goal is simple. To be able to look in the mirror and recognize the person looking back at me. I don't need to look 20 years old, but I want my old identity back - the slim athlete. Today is the day that I take back my identity.

March 17, 2013 - I wrote the text above on Dec. 9/12. Since then, I have lost 30 lbs. 20 more to go. I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

October 30, 2013 - Well, I backpeddalled a bit since the last posting and have gained back 10 lbs. I WILL turn this around, however. Just watch me go!

Sept 18, 2014 - That's not gone well. Almost a year later, and I've made no progress. However, I started running 6 months ago, and I know I've gained 4 lbs of lean body mass. So, I'm on the right track and recommitted.

Member Since: 9/17/2012

Fitness Minutes: 96,059

My Goals:
To regain my naturally slim, athletic build.

Short-term goal: 171 lbs by Mar. 31, 2016.

Long-term goal: 146 lbs by Dec. 31, 2016.

My Program:
Focussing on calorie count and increasing protein.

A minimum of 3 days running per week (based on half marathon training plan) + 20 minutes of toning every other day.

Personal Information:
Surviving in the great white north!

Other Information:
Scuba diver
Distance runner

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  • v BOOTS
    Thanks for the kind words on my page and the friend add. You are doing great!
    2482 days ago
    Hey, I just joined the team(30 by X-mas) and visited your page. Great motivation! How did you do your 10K?

    Have a great day!
    2486 days ago
  • v REZNUT
    Thank you, Marg, for your words of support on my Feed. My mum is back from hospital and doing well. I missed my workouts over the weekend but I did lots of chores and running around so at least I wasn't sitting around. Today I successfully completed my Pilates workout so I'm happy about that. I hope you will have a great week, my friend! Hugs back at you!
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    2526 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
    Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew -"
    ~ St. Francis de Sales
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    Thanks a bunch for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, "Not The NSV I Had Planned On..."
    Have a fabulous day!
    2675 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    “There's no secret to getting started. You simply decide and then take your first step.
    With each subsequent step, the next one becomes easier...”
    -Tom Venuto
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "I Am (Still) My Own Hero." Wishing you a happy and healthy March!
    2706 days ago
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