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Old 05-21-2012, 03:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Oh gosh, I'm back!

Sorry to up and disappear on everyone. I've been battling with some personal issues and a bout of depression for the past couple of weeks, but I am finally over the hump and feeling much better! I think the stress of a bunch of things piled up on me, but I was finally able to let myself get it all out. It had been a very self-indulgent depression and I'm happy to be rid of it. Still dealing with stress, but my whole outlook feels different.

I weighed in at 161.4 this morning. Better than I was expecting! I do feel as though I've got some blubber back that I thought was gone for good, but that's the nature of these things. Hopefully I will be back under 160 soon!

Back-in-the-saddle goals:

Food, Exercise and Lifestyle Goals

1) Log everything!!!
2) Deficit of at least 3,500 calories
3) Exercise four hours
4) At least 80 oz. of water per day, no excuses!
5) In bed by 11:30 every night
6) A reasonable pie chart
7) Weight in M, W, F and report here M:161.4

Other Goals:

1) Make an effort on my appearance every day M: yes
2) Call about housing for new job!
3) Rein in the computer time at home
4) Report one wonderful thing that happens every day

I'm not giving myself a strict calorie goal for days this week, but as always, I aim to keep it under 1,500. I've come to the conclusion that for me right now, my exercise and deficit is more important, so I want to focus my goals there. I will add it back in when those goals are more firmly established. I seem to have my eating generally under control - even when depressed these past two weeks, I didn't go crazy on food. It's the exercise that has been my blockade for awhile now, and I just need to suck it up and do it. Exercise is what is going to keep my healthy in the long run!

Work is going to be crazy through June, but I am going to make an effort to really report every day, no excuses!

Happy Monday~

Female, 31 years old, 5'4 1/2" tall
Starting weight 1/4/11 = 215.2 lbs.
Weight 10/22/14 = 175.0 (net: -40.2)
Last mini-goal: 175 lbs. REACHED 10/22/14 --REWARD: New wallet
Current min-goal: 170 lbs.
Next large goal: 165 lbs. by 12/25/2014
Lowest weight: 156.7 lbs.
150.2 lbs. <--- Official "Healthy BMI" weight
Estimated final goal: 130-140 lbs.
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