Joined November 2013
Weight History

Start Weight
134.0 lb
Lost so far: 1.0 lb

Current Weight
133.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
110.0 lb
Still to go: 23.0 lb
I am 59 years old and it took me almost that long to work at being healthy, instead of trying every quick fix and fad diet that came along. I have two Collies, Brett and Tristan, a lilac Siamese Drucilla, and Sherman, a Birman cat. I've also inherited my daughters retired Morgan jumper to ride.
I work as an artist, selling on line. I specialize in oil paintings, but do sculptures, and trash to treasure items as well. My subjects of choice are dogs, horses and the big cats.
I've come to love using weights in my fitness program, and have been tapping into strength I never knew I had since joining a gym. Body Combat is now my cardio of choice, I also love Tabata and have been doing yoga, at least once a week for a good stretch.
Eating correctly is where my biggest problem lies, and it is a never ending struggle for me.

Barbara4572's Weight History

Barbara4572's Latest Member Challenges

  Fitter Stronger Faster Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 24 Nov 14
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  90 Days of Hard Exercise and Healthy Eating
status: Completed
ended: 12 Jan 15
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last weighin: losing 2.3 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 1.7 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 6.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.0 lb a week Down

Barbara4572's Cookbook

cals: 334kcal | fat: 7.12g | carbs: 45.68g | prot: 23.45g
Peachy Chicken Salad
A healthy and simple salad to make, even for non-cookers.
cals: 417kcal | fat: 17.84g | carbs: 2.23g | prot: 58.73g
Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
Pork chops with a flavorful parmesan coating.
cals: 257kcal | fat: 15.77g | carbs: 3.21g | prot: 24.71g
Pork Chops Dijon
Quick, easy to make pork chops that are really yummy.
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Barbara4572's Latest Posts

upper body melt down
I am losing fat and gaining muscle,but its a slow process. Start using weights,have someone show you how to use them correctly.(This is important)I had a weigh and measure yesterday, and although the scale showed a 2 lbs gain, which happens, I am way down in inches. Go to the Before and After group, my back photos are there. It is self explanatory. You also need the correct diet, you can't starve yourself. BTW, I'm 59, it took me way to long to realize all this, but I'm in better shape now than when I was 30, no exaggeration! Good luck!
posted 03 Jul 2014, 13:44
Don't be afraid
Thanks for the tip! My trainer wasn't present for that one, or she'd have told me about that. LOL Since I posted my last message, I did a 130 lb squat. Getting better!
posted 19 May 2014, 19:33
Don't be afraid
I've been lifting heavier and love what its doing, although I still manage to get good cardio in a few times a week. Squatting 115 right now, no where near the 175 deadlift though. My back looks great, hoping the rest of me catches up! Even lost some of the loose skin on my back from a 50 lb weight loss. Never thought that would go away! Loving the weights!
posted 17 May 2014, 10:39
daily workout
I know how you feel! I felt like that the first time I did Body Combat! Although its a little easier now, its a good heart pounding hour with tons of muscle definition to boot!
posted 24 Apr 2014, 20:48
Inches Lost
Absolutely great! I'm proud of you too!
posted 19 Apr 2014, 13:34
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16 November 2014

Well, the numbers STILL aren't changing, however I got into a pair of jeans I haven't been able to wear for awhile. Guess the muscle weighs more that fat ...

06 November 2014

So bummed I didn't get to the gym today. Too late to workout now, I'll never sleep. Guess I'll have to go twice tomorrow! LOL I really feel the diffe ...

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