Start Weight:(05 May 11) 185.8 lb
Current Weight:(02 Sep 14) 175.0 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: mmpearce's own diet
performance: gaining 0.4 lb a week

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  Healthy Weight Loss Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 15 Apr 13
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  Track, Work Out, Loose Weight 2.0
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ended: 05 Aug 12
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goal weight!
Congrats! That is so fantastic. And in a mere 7 months!
posted 14 May 2014, 11:51
I recently stumbled upon this site of author Gretchen Rubin. She is writing about habits these days. I find that habits are an extremely important part of changing my eating and exercising life.

She has written about some case studies which this community might find helpful. I especially love this one:

Personally, I am getting in the habit of bringing gym clothes to work and scheduling exercise classes at the gym next door on my work calendar. And also getting in the habit of getting only the healthiest lunches when I am downtown at work. Like, I can go to the brown rice bowl SE Asian place, but I will NOT allow myself to go to the very appealing looking sub shop for lunch. Because my dinners always vary and once in a while we might have subs for dinner, but if I fall into a steak and cheese sub habit for lunch, I will be doomed!
posted 21 Apr 2014, 11:45
Purchase equipment or gym?
If you are new to strength training, you might find classes at the gym helpful. My gym has a class called Les Mills Body Pump, which is like a weight lifting class for total beginners. It's probably a little different than what you might do on your own on the gym floor, but will introduce some good form, etc.

In general, I find that I work *much* harder in a class (no matter what kind of class) than on my own at home or at the gym, so I attempt to go to classes whenever I can.
posted 21 Apr 2014, 11:37
At home exercise
Pinterest is a good idea. Thanks! I found some little routine lists that I think I could do. I suspect not quite as good at keeping me on track as a video, but worth a try.
posted 20 Feb 2014, 08:49
At home exercise
Hi. I'd love to find some more workouts I could do at home, free, with minimal equipment (ie NO excuses!).

I just discovered these Fitness Blender videos on youtube and thought the first one, a Barre workout, was pretty good and the others look promising.

I also found these body pump videos. I take the class at the gym, but it's great to be able to do at home during other parts of the week.

Sometimes I do a few of these 7 minute workouts:

Anyone else have some to share? Ideally over 40 minutes.
posted 13 Feb 2014, 13:20
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16 June 2014

I have kept up the exercise, but stopped logging food and overate. Boo. Back on the wagon.
on diet mmpearce's own diet  gaining 0.6 lb a week

14 April 2014

I have gotten in a decent exercise habit, but keep over eating. One change at a time, I guess.
on diet mmpearce's own diet  gaining 1.1 lb a week

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