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Really proud of myself. I've lost over 50 pounds & need to lose 40 more. Thank you SP!!!

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Here's what I looked like at 218!!! I've lost over 50 pounds with SP!!

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Read below for current status. I gained a lot of my weight back because I left SP. Lesson Learned: Don't Leave SP!!

Update: February, 2020
I've been under stress due to family & work situations. I saw my doctor and came up with a game plan. In March I will get back to Intermittent Fasting, Exercising and SP diet plan (hoping to get Very Specific with my plan between now and March) as shown in my program.

This was a note for when I was working my program in my fifties & did really well: I've been here before under another profile. I've achieved tremendous success. I used to weigh over 218. Now I weigh 168. At some point I'll share my other profile with you so you can see that journey. It was not easy. It was worthwhile.

Yes, it is not a path that is easy, losing weight for me. It is a path full of pain that leads to joy. It is the only path I choose to be on. God is joyful. There are times when He has a great sense of humor. Up above the clouds there is only joy. Let's do this thing!

Update 7/9/16: I am back after weighing in at just slightly over 180. Today I went to the gym and did a mile on the elliptical. I'm not going to get back to 218. Not going back there. I can do this. The good thing is that I KNOW HOW to do it because of SP!!

Member Since: 6/16/2014

Fitness Minutes: 9,346

My Goals:
My Goals are to be working a Full Fitness Program as shown under the My Program section.
I'd feel comfortable weighing 150.

My Program:
Intermittent Fasting: Eat between 10 AM and 6 PM only.

Walking & Elliptical
Daily: Walk 20 minutes before work, at lunch & after dinner daily. Get 10K steps daily.
Saturday: Work up to a 5 mile walk on Saturday.
Sunday: Work up to 60 minutes on Elliptical - 10 minutes to start.
M, W & F: Work out with Weights 3 times a week, upper & lower.

Yoga: Saturday - Start easy. Do Yoga Online with Brad holding one position. Work up to more poses at night. Eventually get back to classes.

Diet: Continue SP calorie count, water, etc. and try to stay within the Nutrient Guidelines. Eat nuts, fish and avocados as per doctor's recommendations.

Personal Information:
Living the dream life in Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale & Durham, NC

Other Information:
I enjoy a weekly yoga class, walking & working out on the elliptical...I enjoy watching college football and basketball and the Miami Dolphins. I enjoy reading, personality study (psychology), walking our dogs, picking stocks, shopping, organizing, decorating & playing with my grandchildren as well as HH with friends & long talks with my best friend.

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    Hi Marianne. Thanks for the kind words about my pictures. I'm going to hold you to your plan being in place by August 23rd :-) I believe you have the strength and power and mind set to accomplish what your heart begins. More power to you and if you need a shoulder, you know I'm here for you.


    p.s. thanks for the trophy! perfect timing since I lost another pound today ;-) emoticon
    2546 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/26/2014 12:02:23 AM
    Hi Marianne. I wanted to share a thought.

    In your comments on my page; "I'd like to change my current job next and plan (notice I didn't say hope! lol) to do that soon."

    I believe in positive thinking and 'focus'. What if you changed your thoughts above to something like; "I plan to change my current job next and will do that soon."

    In saying you'd 'like to change...." you're essentially putting out to the universe that you 'hope' to change. If you think you will "plan...and do..." then the universe begins to set the wheels in motion and help you towards your goals. :-)

    Hope you had a great day!

    2548 days ago
    btw, there's a pic of me and my motorcycle here:
    2549 days ago
    Thank you for your kind words Marianne. As far as how I found my current job, I applied for what I was after - believing in myself and not just taking anything. It took many nights talking to myself, encouraging myself.... We all have to believe in ourselves, quiet the outside negative voices and move towards our dreams :-) I wish you the best.

    Thank you for the goodies ;-)
    2549 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/23/2014 12:20:08 AM
    Thanks for the goodie :-) You seem to try and balance your exercises (read your blog tonight) - way to go. I wish you the best in achieving your goals. I'm around if you need a boost :-) Cheers!
    2553 days ago
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