shmiller

Start Weight:(24 Mar 10) 228.0 lb
Current Weight:(07 Apr 16) 133.4 lb
Goal Weight:136.0 lb
following: shmiller's own diet
performance: losing 0.7 lb a week

I am a 40 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.

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 and count calories. I've dropped from size 20 pants to size 4, I won my age group in my first 5K race, I am training for my third Pittsburgh Marathon, 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. I reached my goal weight in December of 2011, but regained more weight than I would have liked. From that I learned a lot about maintaining 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 marathon and triathlon training schedule. These kinds of systems aren't for everyone, but this one works great for me.

I have tangible goals:

(1) I do not define myself by the scale, but aim to maintain a bfat percentage of 23%.
(2) I plan to finish the half marathon in under two hours.
(3) I will complete the Spartan Race Trifecta this year.

"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

FatSecret member since: 24 Mar 10

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  4 Weeks of DairyFarmersWife Madness
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ended: 29 Apr 13
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  Last 15 lbs!!
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ended: 01 May 13
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shmiller's Cookbook

cals: 29kcal | fat: 1.18g | carbs: 3.24g | prot: 1.97g
Savory Green Beans
A really fast and yummy side dish.
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Running Shoes
Try this to test your arches: go to a shoe store and measure your foot like you normally would. (Measure carefully.) Then, have a friend kneel down, hold the measurement tool on their thigh, and measure again. If you have high arches that compress with weight, your size will be much smaller when the weight is off. Be sure to measure BOTH feet.

Choose a running shoe that is at least 1/2 size larger than your LARGEST foot WHEN COMPRESSED.

I love my Brooks Ghost for road running, but the Nike All-Terrain is great for trail running.
posted 05 Jun 2014, 10:55
3 Ideas to Help Your Quest of Slimming Down
Go away Harry. "Travel your anesthetic diverge," and just go away.
posted 14 May 2014, 09:06
super highs and mega lows
Thanks, ya'll. I'm gonna keep on keepin' on!
posted 08 May 2014, 13:54
super highs and mega lows
He says I can swim if I isolate my arms. The problem with swimming, apparently, is the lateral movement of the leg associated with kicking. Ugh.
posted 07 May 2014, 08:28
super highs and mega lows
So I completed the Pittsburgh Half Marathon on Sunday (yeah!), which I thought would be the celebratory finish line of this 3 1/2 year mega-weight-loss journey. But I felt so good along the course (running above my goal pace! on track to smash my total time goal! feeling strong! having fun!) that it seemed more like the start line of many, many more marathons to come (yeah!) Very Happy . Alas, though, at mile 11.5, my knee blew out (SOB!), leaving me to finish the race at more than 15 minutes over my goal (SOB!), but finish in the top half of my division nonetheless (YEAH!)

Now, doc has diagnosed the knee as a severe meniscus tear (SOB!), thus no more running, swimming, biking until further notice, likely after surgery and rehab (SUPER SOB!) Crying or Very sad I'm heartbroken. And I'm petrified that losing the exercise I have come to rely on for stress relief, keeping this weight off, and general mental sanity will mean I'm going to get fat and crabby, and real fast.

Anyone have some great advice? How can I get good cardio work without my legs? How can I maintain my sanity without the running and biking I love so much? Since my body is used to burning mad calories through exercise--sometimes 1,500 kcals in two hours--other than eating next to nothing, how can I not regain this weight without burning off any real calories through the day?
posted 07 May 2014, 07:44
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03 February 2016

My life is falling apart. This is the one thing that seems to be going well, though I suppose it's more side effect than intention.
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08 January 2016

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Road Race Runners
A group for FatSecret members who run road races and would like to meet others.

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Are you currently taking Isagenix or interested? Share tips, your progress, and ask questions.

30's with 100+ lbs to Lose
30 somethings with over 100 pounds to lose.

Learning to Eat Gluten Free
Gluten Free individuals looking to share comments, recipes and support

Droid Application Users
This group is focused on the members who are attempting to use technology (Droid phone) to better themselves.

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