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My daughter and I 031311 - St. Malachi's 2-miler - her first race!!

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That's me on the right at my heaviest...over 300#'s!

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Sometimes we lose ourselves in the busyness of life and responsibilities. This year, I am taking back my life and control over what I put into and get out of my body!

Update for 2011:
At my heaviest, I weighed 301#s. As of the start of this year, I have lost 105#. I am elated! I can wear clothes I haven't worn in 15 years since I was in the Navy. My journey is not over. My weight loss continues. I still have more weight to lose, more fitness and muscle to recover, and more self-awareness and self-love to embrace. I am excited to be on this journey with all of you! So, let's do this!!

I have reset my ticket to reflect my goals for 2011. First, 190, then 170 and then my ultimate goal of which I have never seen the likes...145lbs! I claim this! It shall be mine!

Just updated my fitness plan to build consistency in this area. Here's what it looks like:
Weeks with Kids
Mon Cardio - 20-40 min; ST - arms, push-ups, abs
Tue Cardio - 20-40 min; ST - legs, back
Wed Cardio - 20-40 min; ST - arms, push-ups, abs
Thu Cardio - 20-40 min; ST - legs, back
Fri Cardio - 20-40 min; ST - arms, push-ups, abs

Weeks without Kids
Mon Cardio - 20-40 min; ST - arms, push-ups, abs
Tue Cardio - 20-40 min; ST - legs, back
Wed Cardio - 20-40 min; ST - arms, push-ups, abs
Thu Cardio - 20-40 min; ST - legs, back
Sat Cardio - 20-40 min; ST - arms, push-ups, abs

Cardio = Cardio Max video, Walking, Running, HIIT
Arms = triceps, biceps, shoulders, lats, delts
Legs = abducters, adductors, hip flexors, quads, hamstrings, calves
Abs = lower, upper, obliques
Back = upper, lower

Member Since: 1/4/2010

Fitness Minutes: 14,034

My Goals:
Goals for 2012:
Get back to Onederland and stay there.
Meet my desired weight goal of 170 by 12/31/12
Hit a BMI in the healthy range.
Get my waist size below 35"--and keep it there.
Continue to hone and tone my body.

My Program:
I am getting back to tracking what I eat, continuing to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily, and exercising at least 5 times per week.

You can see the details in my shared Trackers for Fitness and Nutrition.

Personal Information:
Divorced mother of 3, former Naval Aircrewman, working back to her personal best. I blog at:

Other Information:
I love to go on road trips, read, run, do pilates, yoga, strength and interval training. Anything that reminds me of my Navy workouts works for me!

I love the way it feels when I find new tone and definition in formerly neglected muscles!

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  • v BUGGYS
    My son just drove back to Minnesota today...he lives in Maple Grove!
    2802 days ago
  • v BUGGYS
    Hi Heather...so glad you are having success once again...WTG on the 2plus pounds. I have been staying the same and having a great summer at our cottage...the weather has been great and I've been getting in a lot of famiy time. Keep up the good work!!! emoticon
    2803 days ago
  • v MCJEN2010
    Dropped in on your page and wondered how you are doing.....hope all is well and your are making progress on your goals! emoticon
    2829 days ago
  • v BUGGYS
    Hi Heather...I see you posted recently so know you are back again. Hope you are doing well...I've been struggling a bit but am determined to go the distance and not give up. I have been on a plateau and it's so frustrating....up a pound, down a pound. I'm getting our cottage ready for the season and that's something to look forward to...can't wait to spend time on the beach. I usually have my summers off so that time is all mine and I cherish it. Have a great Wednesday!!! emoticon
    2843 days ago
  • v BUGGYS
    Oh Heather...I'm so sorry about your accident and hope you are feeling better...please take care!
    2955 days ago
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