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I'm 34 years old. I'm excited about life. I've been battling with weight for a while. I weighed 191 when I was younger and had lost about 40 lbs but gained it back again now over the years..plus 5 lbs lol. I work fulltime and travel when I have time, as well as spend time with family/friends. It seems I don't always make the healthy decisions though I know now what they are. My old roommate gave me this website and I'm glad I found it. I'm glad to be here. I have about 35 lbs or so that I would love to lose since I gained weight back, or just lose my belly. I'm fine with everything else if it was a little firmer :) I'm proud of how far I've come once, and look forward to getting back o where I want to be.

Updated 1/13/17
I lost 26 lbs last year and have want to lose again the other 12 or so that I previously lost. 16 would be awesome. I'm currently finishing up a round of turbo fire. I love it but I think my body gets used to it so I've been trying to switch it up with youtube videos on the days there's a short day of workouts on the tf calendar. I'm starting to meal prep breakfasts/ lunches again so that should help but I also have a trip next month to a resort all inclusive so I hope to not mess up too bad :) let's do this.

I'm 32 now :) Now I am about 9 lbs from my goal 16 would be even better but I'd be ecstatic with 9 especially with the trips I have coming uo this year.

I got to my goal last year but gained some back the last quarter of 2018 so I have at least 10 lbs to go :)

Jan 2020 update. I had a good 2019 kinda.. stayed around 30 lbs lost.. 9 more to go to get back to the 40 lb loss :)


Member Since: 10/1/2006

Fitness Minutes: 83,246

My Goals:
My goals are to tone up what I have and hopefully lose my stomach once and for all. I would also like to be
consistent. There are times when I work out 4-5 days a week and some when I don't workout at all.
update 1/13/17- goal is to lose at least 10 lbs this year pref to 158 from 176 to lose the rest of the weight I once lost.


My Program:
I'm currently finishing up a round of turbo fire. I love it but I think my body gets used to it so I've been trying to switch it up with youtube videos on the days there's a short day of workouts on the tf calendar. When I finish that I'll start another rotation of something, so I have a calendar of what to expect. I'm starting to meal prep breakfasts/ lunches again so that should help but I also have a trip next month to a resort all inclusive so I hope to not mess up too bad :) let's do this.



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    CONGRATULATIONS on your SIXTH WEEK, Casual Traveler!

    We're now 6 weeks into our journey and we made it to Falkland Isles, logging a total of
    6,723 exercise miles, 1,070 points for Team Cut Calories as well as 1,530 points for Team happiness. This week, there were no itinerary posts after the deadline and only one person missed the weigh in! We saw 16 losses, 7 gains (myself included) 4 weights that
    were the same as last week and 2 people who were excused!

    Well done! We've had a nice week overall! Pat yourself on the back; be proud of yourself
    for sticking with it and for what you have accomplished, regardless of your results!! You're
    still here and active on all levels!

    Let's get very excited about this, the 7th week of our journey!!

    During week 7, our plane is in the air and headed toward Madagascar an exciting destination, 5,798 miles away. This is not our longest flight, but also not the shortest.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is "No evening eating (NEE)" and we are again logging Cut 100 Calories from last week's LGTL.

    Please continue to hydrate and track your food even though we aren't logging points for
    them; these 2 things are very helpful and very important for success, particularly when traveling during a 5% challenge.

    So how do you count points for the No evening eating (NEE) challenge?

    No evening eating (NEE) challenge is another all or nothing challenge. In it, there is
    also room for one exception - "except for one planned low-calorie snack (200 calories or
    less)". Evening eating is a huge issue for me and one I appreciate being made a part of these challenges; it helps to keep me on track. For this challenge, you will report 10 points
    for each day that you do no evening eating, or do no evening eating other than one (1)
    snack of 100 calories or less. If you do *any* evening eating other than than or more
    calories than a 200 calorie snack, you would score 0 points for the day.

    This week again is Cut 100 Calories: You decide how or where you want to cut 100 calories
    from your day, wheather ist's from a meal or a snack, or by substituting one item for another. 10 points if you are successful; 0 points if not. This is also an all or nothing challenge.

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile and exercise should be reported after completion.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to participate to the best of their abilities. Please make sure to log all of your LTGL points &
    exercise miles for the day as often as possible; the sooner our points are posted, the sooner we land our plane.

    We, the casual Travelers, are one of more than 10 teams trying to reach our destination before anyone else. Also keep in mind that at the latest any/all Week 4 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, February 28th.

    Have fun and enjoy this leg of the journey!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing category for the several games. Please make sure to check the In flight Fun area!!

    Every Saturday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge for self care Saturday will be offered that will focus on mind body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team forum to stay up on current affairs.

    Please also check YOUR Spark Page and look for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Have an incredibly wonderful week!!!

    jeannie

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    35 days ago
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    I apologize for the lateness of this update.

    CONGRATULATIONS on your FIFTH WEEK, Casual Traveler!

    We're now 5 weeks into our journey and of the original 46 active members, 30 of us remain active as we made it to Cook Islands, logging a total of 7,672 exercise miles, 1,510 points for Team Happiness as well as 1,510 points for Team Get to Bed.

    This week again with a couple of folks still not having posted in the weekly weigh in and one member being excused, half of us either posted weigh ins at either the same or a lower weight than than they were at last week. Sadly, I was not one of either.

    Weigh to go!! Be proud and pat yourself on the back for having accomplished your week
    5 goals! Even if the were not what you expected; you stuck with it!! Well done!!

    If you didn't move as much as you could have, eaten more than you should have or think you may have done anything else differently during this week, then sit down, make a list
    of what didn't work and what you think might work better going forward, promise yourself
    you're going to be your best yet and treat yourself kindly!

    Regardless, as I said last week to all of you... lose, gain or stay the same; still being a part of the challenge is a wonderful accomplishment! Very Well done!!! Be very proud of what you have accomplished!!

    So... By now, nearing the end of week 6, our plane is still in the air and headed toward the Falkland Islands, Islands which is our shortest journey yet at 5,524 miles.


    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is "Lighten Up/Cut 100 Calories a Day" and we are again logging "Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes" from last week's LGTL.

    I know, broken record here but... Continue to drink your water and track your food even
    though we aren't logging points for these any longer; they're extremely helpful and very important, particularly when traveling during a 5% challenge when it comes to success.

    So how do you count points for the "Lighten Up/Cut 100 Calories a Day" challenge?

    The Lighten Up/Cut 100 Calories a Day challenge is another all or nothing challenge. You will report 10 points for each day that you ..."Swap it Out, Cut it Out, or Cut Back on a food or beverage to reduce your daily calorie intake by 100 calories". If you cut nothing or less than 100 calories, then the reported points would be 0 for that day.

    This week again is Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes: To score points do something that makes YOU happy for at least 10 minutes each day. If you spend at least 10 minutes doing something that makes you happy, score 10 points for the day. If you don't take that time, score 0 points.

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile and exercise should be reported after completion.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to participate to the best of their abilities. This means posting your daily activities and weight by the required deadlines. Please also note if numbers are reported after the 11:59 PM cutoff, they cannot be counted for the challenge, regardless of the day being reported.

    Please make sure to log all of your LTGL points & exercise miles for the day as often as possible; the sooner our points are posted, the sooner we land our plane.

    We, the casual Travelers, are one of more than 10 teams trying to reach our destination before anyone else. Also keep in mind that at the latest any/all Week 5 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, February 21st. Also please remember your Weekly weigh in must be posted by 11:59PM Saturday, February 22nd.

    Have fun and enjoy this leg of the journey!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer
    a fun and ever changing category for the interactive games and every Saturday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge will be offered that will focus on mind, body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team
    forum to stay up on current affairs.


    I hope you had an incredibly wonderful week!!!

    jeannie

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    38 days ago
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your FOURTH WEEK, Casual Traveler!

    Can you believe WE ARE HALF-WEIGH THERE!!!

    We're 4 weeks into our journey and we made it to Phuket Thailand, logging a total of 7,994 exercise miles, 1,780 points for Team Get to Bed as well as 1,520 points for Team Monitor Calcium. This week with almost everyone having posted in the weekly weigh in, we saw 24 weigh ins at either the same or a lower weight than than they were at last week.

    Pat yourself on the back if during week 4, you accomplished the goals you set for yourself, whether or not the results were what you expected; 1. you set goals and 2. You stuck with them! Congratulations!! Well done!!

    If you feel you could have moved more, eaten less or done anything else differently during this week or the last 4 weeks, then shake it off and start afresh!! Have a positive conversation with yourself about this week; Make a list of what's working and what's not; find new things to take the place of those that aren't. Sometimes making a list of everything provides an "AHA!" moment and that's all we need to tweak an otherwise perfect agenda. Promise yourself you're going to be your best yet and treat yourself kindly!

    Regardless, as I said last week; You should be proud of yourself for sticking with it, and pat yourself on the back for that very reason!! Very Well done!!! Be very proud of what you have accomplished!!

    So... Let's get very excited about this, the 2nd half of our journey!!

    During week 5, our plane is in the air and headed toward Cook Islands which is a self-governing South Pacific Ocean island country, an exciting destination, 7,179 miles away. This is our second longest flight, I believe.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is "Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes" and we are again logging "Get to Bed On Time" from last week's LGTL.

    Continue to drink your water and track even though we aren't logging points for these any longer; they're extremely helpful and very important, particularly when traveling during a 5% challenge when it comes to success.

    So how do you count points for the "Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes" challenge?

    The Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes challenge is another all or nothing challenge. You will report 10 points for each day that you do something creative for your own happiness for at least 10 minutes. Sing a song, play with your kids or grandkids, your pets. Do something to make you smile or laugh or just feel good. If you do nothing or less than 10 minutes, then the reported points would be 0.

    This week again is Get to Bed On Time: To score points set a reasonable bedtime and get into bed by YOUR pre-determined bedtime. If you are in bed by YOUR bedtime score 10 points. If you dawdle and distract yourself and do not get to bed on time, score zero points.
    This is also an all or nothing challenge.

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile and exercise should be reported after completion.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to participate to the best of their abilities. This means posting your daily activities and weight by the required deadlines.

    Please make sure to log all of your LTGL points & exercise miles for the day as often as possible; the sooner our points are posted, the sooner we land our plane.

    We, the casual Travelers, are one of more than 10 teams trying to reach our destination before anyone else. Also keep in mind that at the latest any/all Week 4 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, February 14th. Also please remember your Weekly weigh in must be posted by 11:59PM Saturday, February 15th.

    Have fun and enjoy this leg of the journey!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing category for the interactive games and every Saturday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge will be offered that will focus on mind, body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team forum to stay up on current affairs.

    Please also check YOUR Spark Page and look for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Have an incredibly wonderful week!!!

    jeannie

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    47 days ago
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your third week, Casual Traveler!

    We're 3 weeks into our journey and we made it to Maui USA , logging 9.185 exercise miles, 1,720 points for Team calcium Monitoring as well as 1,700 points for Nutrition Tracking. Although not everyone posted their weigh in for last week, it looks like there were more losses than gains and a few folks who maintained their weights from last week. We also have one person who reached their 5% goal this week!! Congratulations and keep it up!!

    During this week, if you achieved the results you wanted, or surprised yourself with better than expected results, congratulations!! Well done!!

    If you feel your results were not what you wanted to see... (I would count myself in this sentiment) then time for the decision to make this a better week! Tracking is a great way to see exactly what we eat and exercising is also a great way to move things along (Yes, bad pun intended).

    Regardless, You should be proud of yourself for sticking with it, and pat yourself on the back for that very reason!! Very Well done!!! Be very proud of what you've accomplished!!

    Let's get excited about this, the 4th week of our journey!! The plane is currently heading toward Phuket, Thailand which is 7,004 Miles exercise miles away. This isn't our closest destination but it isn't our furthest so far, and if we put our minds to it, we very well could land earlier this week than last.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is "Get to Bed On Time" and we are again logging MONITOR CALCIUM! from last week's LGTL.

    Again, please remember that while water tracking and Nutrition Tracking have dropped from the challenge numbers, make sure to keep hydrating and tracking because those two things are very helpful and very important, particularly when traveling during a 5% challenge when it comes to success.

    So how do you get points when it comes to "Get to Bed On Time"? This means, for the challenge: "To score 10 points set a reasonable bedtime and get into bed by YOUR pre-determined bedtime. If you are in bed by YOUR bedtime score 10 points. If you dawdle and distract yourself and do not get to bed on time, score 0 points. This is an all or nothing challenge with a MAXIMUM of 10 points daily.

    For example, My work day is ever changing and my goal this week will be the same for each day: Into bed within 1 hour of arriving home WITHOUT the TV on in the background. I'm keeping mine this loose/strict because that's where my challenge occurs nearly every, darned night. On the days I'm successful, I will post 10 points and on those I 'm not; I'll post 0.

    This week again is Monitor Calcium. You will report 10 points for the day for knowing how much calcium you had for that day, whether you met your goal or not BUT if you do not keep track of the calcium, you will report 0. This means a Daily MAXIMUM of 10 points. If you don't MEASURE EVERYTHING for a particular meal, that meal would be 0 points.

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile and exercise should be reported after completion.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to participate to the best of their abilities. Please make sure to log all of your LTGL points & exercise miles for the day as often as possible; the sooner our points are posted, the sooner we land our plane.

    We, the casual Travelers, are one of more than 10 teams trying to reach our destination before anyone else. Also keep in mind that at the latest any/all Week 4 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, February 7th for them to count toward this week's challenge.

    Please also remember to post your Week 4 weight by 11:59PM Saturday February 8th.

    Have fun and enjoy this leg of the journey!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing range of play along at your leasure game categories!

    Every Saturday we offer an optional Wellness Challenge will include a few mini challenges that focus on mind body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team forum to stay up on current affairs. Please also look for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Your Motivational Leader,

    jeannie

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    54 days ago
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your second week, Casual Traveler!

    We made it to Rio de Janeiro Brazil! We logged 9,759 exercise miles, 1,858 points for Nutrition Tracking and 1,690 points for water.

    27 of us were under, 6 of us were over and 7 of us were the same as our last week's posted weights.

    Again, you should be proud of yourselves for sticking with it, regardless of your results. Very Well done!!!

    So now, let's get excited about this, the 3rd week of our journey!! The plane is currently
    heading toward Maui USA which is our furthest distance so far at 8,186 Mi exercise miles away.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is Monitoring Calcium and we are again logging Nutrition tracking from last week's LGTL. While water tracking has dropped from the challenge, please make sure to keep hydrating because it's very important, particularly when traveling

    So what do we mean by and how do you get points when it comes to Monitoring Calcium? For a detailed description of how to monitor, please read the first post at the bottom of this week's Weekly Itinerary page.

    In fact, please make sure to read the first post every week because that's where you find the detailed descriptions for living the good life challenge (LTGL) as well as the wording you'll need to use when reporting your daily results. Please make sure to use those when posting.

    So... for this challenge: You can track your calcium by whatever method you choose - Weight Watchers Points Plus (tally calcium manually), Spark Nutrition Tracker, pen and paper - calculate, etc. There are step by step instructions in the itinerary for adding to your Sparkpeople tracker. You will report 10 points for the day for knowing how much calcium you had for the day whether you met your calcium goal or not BUT if you do not keep track of your calcium, you will report 0 points for that day.

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile.

    Nutrition Tracking is 10 points if you track ALL your meals/snacks food for the day; if you don't track 100 %; please do not log any points. This is an all or nothing record.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to
    participate to the best of their abilities, (please note, though that reporting during weekly challenges is not optional; if you have an issue, please contact one of the leaders) so please make sure to log all of your exercise miles, Monitor calcium and Nutrition Tracking points before 11:59PM Friday, January 31st.

    Have fun and enjoy the trip!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing categories!

    Every Saturday we offer an optional Wellness Challenge will include a few mini challenges that focus on mind body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team forum to stay up on current affairs. Please also look for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Your Motivational Leader,

    jeannie

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    61 days ago
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