Joined July 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
154.0 lb
Lost so far: 2.6 lb

Current Weight
151.4 lb
Performance: losing 1.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
120.0 lb
Still to go: 31.4 lb
Hi there. I'm 34, a mom, a spouse, and I've been a business manager up until now. I'm currently changing jobs back to the social work field, which is both exciting and stressful. I'm using this change as a boost to get myself back in order, physically, financially, organizationally, etc.

I recently quit smoking, which was tough and caused some extra weight gain, but the excuse has run its course, and its time to take back off what I put on. At least now, my lungs will be a bit more forgiving.

My immediate goals are to complete the 60 day Insanity program, and get back to being the healthiest person possible. I'm also training myself to keep up with household stuff in 5, 10, or 20 minute increments rather than taking a day once a week to get everything done (thank you, iPhone app UFYH). The new job won't allow for as much time at home, so I have to stay on top of EVERYTHING.

My interests include healthy living (just say no to the boob tube & center aisles at the grocery store), being active, pets, building stuff, family, friends, and most of all, making fabulous memories. I've never been much of a gym rat, instead getting my exercise outdoors through play (hiking, swimming, etc). I'm beginning to realize that I can't rely on excursions for my fitness, especially in January - hence Insanity.

I'm a go big or go home sort of person. Everything I do, I do 110%. The catch is keeping my interest long enough to complete a task.

If anyone out there is looking for buddies, wants to stay in the positive rather than the negative, and looks toward the future rather than the past, send me a request. This is the sort of support I offer to you and the kind I need for myself.

Good luck on your journeys!

Sookers's Weight History

Sookers's Latest Member Challenges

  Insanity workout challenge lose 10 pounds
status: Completed
ended: 22 Mar 13
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  The Summer slim down
status: Completed
ended: 05 Apr 13
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last weighin: steady Steady
blue bird 1212
last weighin: gaining 0.0 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 1.1 lb a week Down
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Sookers's Cookbook

cals: 88kcal | fat: 4.09g | carbs: 4.49g | prot: 8.88g
Chicken Soup II
Full of chicken and vegetables, this is soup is wholesome and delicious.
cals: 126kcal | fat: 3.07g | carbs: 11.68g | prot: 11.29g
Hot and Sour Soup II
A yummy soup that is spicy and sour.
cals: 58kcal | fat: 1.06g | carbs: 3.93g | prot: 8.59g
Crustless Spinach Pie II
Healthy and delicious (and simple) spinach quiche.
cals: 86kcal | fat: 4.19g | carbs: 10.80g | prot: 2.99g
Curried Zucchini Soup
This soup has a mild curry flavor with a velvety texture.
cals: 47kcal | fat: 3.35g | carbs: 0.68g | prot: 3.39g
Egg Buttons
Egg, cheese and green onions baked in muffin size bites for a meal on the go.
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Sookers's Latest Posts

motivate yourself!
I'll add a few more:

To feel better about ourselves.
To have a sense of accomplishment.
To buy cute clothes and get to wear them.
To never have to hear another derogatory remark about our physique.(fat-ass, chunky, etc)
To inspire others we care about to take care of themselves too.
To turn back the aging clock a bit.
To keep up with our children.
posted 19 Jan 2013, 12:59
"Frickin' Nice!"
A few years back, a single mom who was going to community college did pretty much the same thing, and at the end of the semester, the students she had given her books to returned them and offered up more to loan out. Now, that single mom has started a college library called Barb's Books. Anyone going to school can "borrow" whatever books they need for the term/year as they return them & donate when they can. It's a fabulous program that has saved my butt! By spreading the word, you could easily get something similar started.

Either way, you're awesome for helping out a stranger. Society needs more people like you.
posted 17 Jan 2013, 08:31
Hi there. I see this question a LOT on the message boards, and I found an article that sums it up pretty well. Take a look and see if this applies to your situation.

What it all boils down to is water retention from doing a new workout or pushing our muscles further than normal.
posted 13 Jan 2013, 08:37
I keep a few protein bars handy, particularly when I'm on the go. There are some brands out there now that actually taste like a candy bar (Detour is my fave), so when ya just can't beat the craving, this works in a pinch. It also gives you some sustainable energy to keep you going and keep you out of the candy aisle.
posted 12 Jan 2013, 13:10
Hi there. Unfortunately, there's no simple answer to your question - or at least not a single one that everyone will agree with. If you're new to nutrition, its easy to get lost in the details, counting calories, protein, fats, carbs, etc.

About the best, most GENERAL rule to follow is to keep your diet as natural as possible, choose leaner meats like chicken or turkey, and stay away from the obvious downfalls like sweet breads, candy, ice cream, etc.

If you're having trouble with cravings, I would suggest giving yourself 2 days without any grain products or sweets. Instead, fill up with fruits & veggies. It will be a rough couple of days, but it will get easier.

There are lots of people on here, willing to share support and advice with you. Just reach out. Smile
posted 11 Jan 2013, 11:38
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