Joined May 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
149.0 lb
Lost so far: 3.0 lb

Current Weight
146.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
110.0 lb
Still to go: 36.0 lb
Working mother of grown kids, menopause and a few life changes have caused weight gain to be a problem. 30 pounds gained in 11 months. I wish to get rid of them and stop this nonsense. Finding time to exercise is difficult, as my job sucks the life out of me and after work I am currently pretty useless. Before work isn't working due to some scheduling difficulties, but I am determined to find the time and energy to get fit again. I'm planning on getting married in about a year, and I'd really love to rock that dress. I also love softball and paintball, and both of those are hard to do when my weight goes over 127. That is the magic number for joint pain with running. I need to get back on it so those things can be fun again!

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  Summer P90X Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 24 Aug 12
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  50 Consecutive Push ups Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 09 Jul 12
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last weighin: losing 2.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady
on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 0.2 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.3 lb a week Down

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mood swings and weight
Yep. Mood swings like crazy. My weight gain was rather sudden and relatively severe. I'm not adjusting to it very well. I deal with it by working on this diet and exercise thing. Some things are in my control, some aren't. I just try to focus on those things I can alter. Oh, and when you feel really horrid, force a big smile for 10 or 15 seconds. It helps if you do that a lot.
posted 17 May 2012, 15:44
Putting on Your Royal Name
Lady Pearl Charles Martin and none of those words will give away any answers to any security questions. I like the name, though.
posted 17 May 2012, 15:40
What are your biggest secrets/tips?
I try to diet with the way I eat in mind. I'm a grazer, and I know from experience that there is just no fighting that. So, I'm planning for grazing food with very few calories. I had gotten into a bad habit of grazing on whatever was handy. In just a week of fresh veggie grazing, there is a giant change in my total calorie intake. It's nice.
posted 17 May 2012, 11:43
Thanks everybody. Many helpful suggestions.
posted 17 May 2012, 11:37
I already eat healthy foods, generally speaking. I need fiber for cholesterol control. Family genetics thing. I just have a hard time getting enough fiber, especially on a lower calorie diet for weight loss. Makes it difficult. But, I had forgotten about lentils. Those things have a ton of fiber in them.
posted 16 May 2012, 11:47
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30 May 2012

OK. My goal for the day. Increase calories burned by 100. So, from 2128 or so to 2228. Now that should be easy. I've found that standing and working ...
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25 May 2012

Woops. Didn't make it to the 1500 negative calorie thing yesterday for my challenge. Had 1100 so that's not that bad. May not make it today, either. ...
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