|Start Weight:||(24 Mar 10) 224.8 lb|
|Current Weight:||(13 Nov 13) 132.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||128.0 lb|
following: shmiller's own diet
I am a 38 year old married mother of two gorgeous girls, and I am a full-time high school teacher. I was very athletic in high school and maintained a healthy weight with a lot of exercise. But the older I got, the fatter I got. It was my fault. It was my choice. End of story.
A few years ago, I was prediabetic, couldn't keep up with my girls, and felt like a slug. Today I workout 6 days a week, count calories, and am really proud of the progress I've made. I've dropped from size 20 pants to size 4, I won my age group in my first 5K race, I ran in the Pittsburgh Marathon last May, I engage in HIIT 4 times a week through running, spinning, and swimming, and I have been working hard to retain muscle mass by lifting heavy weights through circuit training. I reached my goal weight in December of 2011, but regained more weight over the following year than I would have liked. From that I learned a lot about myself and what it means to maintain a dramatic loss.
I am currently following the Isagenix program, which helped me lose the last 15 stubborn pounds, but I've continued with this system to help me with good, easy nutrition while maintaining a rigorous triathlon training schedule. These kinds of systems aren't for everyone, but this one works great for me.
I have three major tangible goals:
(1) I do not define myself by a goal number on the scale because I know that I'm defining my body with strength training. But I aim to maintain a bfat percentage of 25%.
(2) I engage in physical exercise at least 5 days per week, and a race at least once per month.
(3) I will continue to be a good role model for healthy living and, more importantly, healthy self-image for my daughters.
"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use." ~Earl Nightingale