Joined September 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
302.0 lb
Lost so far: 6.4 lb

Current Weight
295.6 lb
Performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
290.0 lb
Still to go: 5.6 lb
I just turned 37, and am needing to watch my diet and lose weight due to elevated blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglyserides. Lets just say my last set of bloodwork hated me...lol. So now, it is time to get busy getting healthier.

I love going to the gym...when I have time. I am needing to make the time. I am just an imperfect person trying to become better and healthier.

Hope_Springs_Eternal's Weight History

Hope_Springs_Eternal's Latest Member Challenges

  A Guide to Calorie Count
status: Completed
ended: 26 Oct 11
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  Walk, WaLk, WALK it OFF
status: Completed
ended: 14 Nov 11
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last weighin: gaining 0.6 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.3 lb a week Down
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Hope_Springs_Eternal's Cookbook

cals: 195kcal | fat: 8.53g | carbs: 26.48g | prot: 3.99g
Light Sweet Potato Fries
A delicious and healthy side dish.
cals: 184kcal | fat: 1.63g | carbs: 15.18g | prot: 27.34g
Diet Cola Chicken
Diet friendly barbeque style chicken breasts.
cals: 304kcal | fat: 12.43g | carbs: 6.55g | prot: 40.16g
Cheesy Beef Bake
A quick toss-together and bake meal that's great for hungry families.
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Congrats!!! That is awesome, and you should be bragging about what you have achieved through so much hard work. So happy for you!!
posted 26 Oct 2011, 17:19
Well, I'm convinced...
For me tracking and accountability is the key. Having a good friend to look at you and honestly give encouragement or a reality check is so good. I also enjoy the challenges, because I love a competition--even if it is against myself. Love this site and the great information that is here!!!

posted 23 Oct 2011, 18:04
are ellipticals any good? or do they suck?
I have one at home but prefer using the ones at the gym. I love working out on the ellipticals there. Mine at home is a short stride and has a choppy stair climber kind of feel. I will use it in a pinch when I can't make it to the gym. Purchased mine after Christmas about 3 years ago--and it was more than half off. Hope some of this info helps.
posted 19 Oct 2011, 17:21
Pumpkin, it's what's for breakfast
That sounds really good!!! I will have to try that!
posted 15 Oct 2011, 18:20
neeed new tips!
My best friend for working out is my ipod. I occasionally will program a workout playlist, and use it when I am on cardio equipment. Also, I go to the gym, and they will have challenges from time to time. That throws in a bit of competition for me. Since I am so overweight, I work twice as hard to make sure I can "hang" with the people who are in shape in the challenges. That way I am accountable to others and competing with myself.

As far as my eating, I try to put in what I will eat each morning, and come back and adjust if i stray from the track I have set for the day. This allows me to see what I am doing before I do it. It also helps me keep to the plan.

As for me, I have had issues with my blood sugar running high--so I have a physical reminder of what "not tracking" causes in my life. Having to prick my finger (now twice a day) is a good reminder of how not controlling my blood sugar will impact my life. I have a picture of what life with diabetes could be like, and I am working my tail off to try my best to prevent it.

For me, I had to have a wake up call--and once I got it (thank God that call came before a diagnosis of diabetes), I started watching my diet and exercise. Just set goals and stick to them. For me, that is what works.
posted 15 Oct 2011, 15:18
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