SIMONEKP
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Approx. 70 lbs down December 2013



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New Goal (140lbs) More sustainable than 125lbs


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Started this journey in my mid-30's after many years of focusing on other areas of my life to detriment of my health. I finally got tired of being tired and dissatisfied with my weight and appearance.

I made the changes, started getting at 4:30am to workout and fastidiously monitoring my intake. And, for the first time, I saw results, great results. Over a span of 3 years, I lost 115lbs and kept it off during many plateaus. Then the most devastating thing I could imagine happened, my mom passed away. I fell into a depression and while I went through the motions, I had no motivation. I worked out but I wasn't into it. I eat well but if it took too much effort, I didn't. I couldn't get myself out of the funk or get my mind back into the space I needed to be to continue my road to success.

Between March 2016 and December 2017, I gained almost 50 lbs. I took some time during the holidays in 2017 to really re-focus myself and commit to getting back on track. I am 3 weeks in being back on track and down 10lbs. I am recommitting to myself to get back to where I left off in 2016 and proceeds to my goal. The regain has humbled me, it made me realize that I will never be the person who can afford to not be hyper-vigilant. I will also need to be on guard if I want to achieve my goal and maintain it.



How I've Done

January 2, 2013 - 295 lbs.
Jan goal: 15lbs (280).
Jan results: 11 lbs (284)

Feb Goal: 15lbs (269)
Feb. Result: 9 lbs (275)

March Goal: 5 lbs (270)
March Result: 5lbs (270)

April Goal: 15 lbs (255)
April Result: 8lbs (262)

May Goal: 15lbs (247)
May Result: 8.6lbs (253.4)

June Goal: 15 lbs (238.4)
June Result: 2.4 lbs (251)

July Goal: 15lbs (236)
July result: 3.2lbs (247.8)

August Goal: 10lbs (237.8)
August result: 4.2lbs (243.6)

September Goal: 10lbs (233.6)
September Result: 4.8lbs (238.8)

October Goal: 10lbs [228.8]
October Result: 2.8lbs (236)

November Goal: 8 lbs
November Result:5lbs (231)

December Goal: 8lbs [223]
December Result: 3lbs [228]


Member Since: 8/22/2011

Fitness Minutes: 99,365

My Goals:
Goal: Lose 155 lbs

2013- see introduction section for 2013 results
2016
Jan result: 2lb (185)
2015
Jan goal: 5lbs (188).
Jan results: 3lbs (190)

Feb goal: 5lb
Feb results: 2lbs (188)

Mar goal: 5lb
Mar results: __lbs (183)


2014

January 4, 2014 - 228 lbs.
Jan goal: 8lbs (220).
Jan results: 5lbs (223)

Feb goal: 8lb
Feb results: 5lbs (218)

March/April goal: 3-8lb
March/April results:0 lbs (218)

May goal: 5-8lb
May results: 5lbs (213)

June goal: 5-8lb
June results: 1lbs (211)

July goal: 5-8lb
July results: 6lbs (205)

August goal: 6-8lb
August results: 1.2lbs (203.8)

September goal: 6-8lb
September results: 4.6lbs (199.2)

October' goal: 6-8lb
October results: 4.4lbs (194.8)

November goal: 6-8lb
November results: 1.2lbs (193)


My Program:
Working out 6 days per week for at least 60 minutes. I'm doing it at home for now because it's hard to get to the gym on my schedule. Right now Jillian Micheals is my trainer of choice. I also use a stationary bike at home for an average of 30 mins per day.

Update 6/2013- I've hired a
personal trainer to help me with strength training 2x weekly.

As for food, I am counting calories and restricting myself to 1400-1500 per day and trying the low-carb way of eating.



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From the Northeast but not originally.


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    emoticon hope all is okay in your part of the world.
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    236 days ago
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    Thanks for keeping up with my blogs :)
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    Thanks so much for taking time to read my blog :)
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