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On the train to maintain.

If I can keep my weight within range (never beyond 119lbs) for 12 months, then I'll know I'm in it to win it.

Will take it one week at a time.

I lost 151lbs in 14months. (Highest weight was 268lbs, I'm now 117lbs).

V-52: 1 Year to Prove that I CAN! February 2012 Goals

V-52: 1 Year/12 Months/52 Weeks to Prove that I Can
April 2012

Overall Health Goal: Maintain below 54.5kg + Get Moving + Self-confidence and Kindness + Try New Things! + Let Go of Worries and Anxieties + Push Myself + Follow Through

- I am enjoying the benefits of health and I want to keep on enjoying.
- I want to be physically strong. Exercise makes me feel good and it strengthens my body.
- I want to raise my self-esteem so that I can become a productive, contributing member of society.
- I want to be good, gentle and kind person. I want people to see my good heart.
- I want to do more so I can be more.
- I want to empower myself.
- I want to be a calmer person.
- I want to step up my game.
- I want to follow through on my commitments.
- I want to lead a balanced lifestyle.

Added motivation: Maintenance Reward Fund
- Drop Php20 for every day that I’ve stayed within range
- Drop Php100 for every week that I’ve stayed within range (7 consecutive days)
- Allowing myself to just set aside a part of my savings instead of dropping money in my jar everyday.

As of March 31, 2012: I should have Php 3,300 ($76) in Maintenance Reward Fund. – I owe myself some money! I signed up for a save up mechanism as part of my payroll account. It automatically transfers part of my salary to an account that I can’t withdraw from unless via file transfer. Another plus is that it’s an interest earning account!

Added motivation: Bi-weekly reminders of maintenance target dates programmed into my IPhone calendar (with alerts!)
Added motivation: SparkPeople Challenges, Trophies and Points!

- Food:
o Plan Weekly Menu in advance – before the week ends
o Track daily food intake in New You Forum and IPhone
o Take photos of at least one meal a day and post it.

- Exercise: Get at least 250 minutes of movement per week
o Log in after each workout and note how it makes you feel – Use exercise notes section of Spark People
o 1-min plank – 7x a week
o 30-sec bridge – 7x a week
o Complete Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred.
• Level 2 with 3lb-weights (April 1 – 10)
• Level 3 with 3lb-weights (April 11 – 20)
• Level 1 with 5-lbs weights (April 21 – 30)

- Mind and Spirit:
o Attend Mass 2x a week – once on Sundays
o 5 minute meditation before I go to sleep – 3x a week
o Declutter Mode – throw out 1 thing – 7x a week
o Read 10 pages of my current book everyday.
o Read one news article per day.
o Greet all Facebook friends on their birthdays.
o Blog at least 3x a week – Tumblr (reblogs not counted!), Sparkpeople
o Project Beautiful: Work Day Make Up Habit – 5x a week
o Start a once a week lunch-in habit – Prepare a home-cooked meal for my mom.

April Bucket List

• Run/walk a 5K and clock in below 45 minutes.
• Finish Level 1 of wall climbing.
• Go on a food tour of Chinatown.
• Try out local delicacies.
o Fresh Spring Roll aka Lumpiang Sariwa from Bailon’s
o Rice Cakes aka puto from Aling Remy’s
• Increase my weights to 5-lbs!
• Clean out the refrigerator. Seriously!
• Join a cooking class.
• Take a martial arts/boxing class.
• Start working on my New Year Photo project. Collect photos of myself taken on January 1st of every year I’ve been alive. I should get at least half by month end.
• Exercise outdoors.

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Most Independent Maintainer Challenge (At Goal and Maintaining) -

Member Since: 11/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 14,774

My Goals:
Mini Goal #1: Stay below 54.5kg by 9 Feb 2012 - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Mini Goal #2: Stay below 54.5kg by 8 Mar 2012

Long Term Goals:
+ Maintain below 54.5kg for life
+ Get Moving
+ Gain Self-confidence + Try Kindness
+ Try New Things!
+ Let Go of Worries and Anxieties

My Program:
Cohen Lifestyle Program Graduate.
Currently and permanently on maintenance!

+Eating what nourishes my body

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  • v -RUBIES-
    Hi there!

    Welcome to the "At Goal and Maintaining" team! Woo-Hoo, to you. You did it! Now it's time to enter into the next phase. Remain focused and dedicated to your new lifestyle. Don't allow anyone to derail you. I've been in "maintenance" for about 3 weeks now but the change threw me for a loop at first, however, I'm getting use to it now. Be sure to reach out if you need help. We all want you to succeed.

    Merry Christmas
    3463 days ago
    BodyRock is a website that offers workouts that you can do at home, no need for gym :D And there are lots of alternatives for the exercises if you don't have equipments and for different levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced)

    Try any of the workout, currently there are series of 12 Christmas Workouts.

    3464 days ago
    Hi Lonikelly! I went on the Cohen diet! :) I think in the US they call it 1st personal diet. No matter what diet you choose, I'm sure you can do it. Just be strong!

    Hi Kelly_NZ! Thank you for the encouragement. Great that we're sparkfriends - let me know if you have any questions once you start Cohen's!
    3465 days ago
  • v no profile image KELLY_NZ

    Saw your comments in the Cohen thread on the message board in SP. Just wanted to say that you are a true inspiration to me as I am about to begin this program too.

    Hope you don't mind, but I have added you as a Friend on my SP page. Would love to keep track of your maintenance progress too.

    Again, well done!

    Kelly (in NZ)
    3465 days ago
  • v no profile image LONIKELLY
    How did you manage to loose in 14 months.. I cant seem to get past 10 pounds ughh... :(

    3474 days ago
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