|Start Weight:||(24 Mar 10) 228.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(30 Jan 15) 148.8 lb|
|Goal Weight:||136.0 lb|
following: shmiller's own diet
performance: losing 0.9 lb a week
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.
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 aim to complete the Tough Mudder in August with a respectable time.
"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