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I am a 48 year young woman who stands 5' 4.5" tall and as of today weighs 210 pds with 44.5% body fat.

I have had to be careful about my weight pretty much all my life. I joined the Canadian Military when I was 18 and retired at 38 so for those 20 years keeping my physique under wraps was rather easy.

During those years I gave birth to 3 children and have the 'apron belly' to prove it. ( about telling it like it is) lol

I have done rather well keeping my weight under control however in the last two years a few things happened and I guess I kinda said...too bad...can't focus on my weight right now...not a good idea I know.

In April 07 I quit smoking cigarettes after smoking them for 33 years! Grossss!! I am so proud of this accomplishment. When I quit I wasn't letting anything stop my quit and ended eating so many friggin butter tarts I don't think I could ever eat another one! I haven't since.

In October 07 I was in a really bad car accident that left me with 2nd degree whiplash and issues with my right glute. I was in physio and massage therapy for awhile and still am to some extent. In January of 08 my physio therapist and I decided that I would be ok in joining a gym because at this point I needed to do something...with the buttertarts plus lack of exercise due to the accident I had reached 214 pds!

So I joined GoodLife. In March I hired a trainer for 72 sessions and between him and my physio therapist was really getting back on track good. I actually got my body fat down to 39% however it never went lower no matter how hard I worked out or how clean my nutrition was. My weight went down to 199 from Jan to Aug...I was getting very discouraged! I could tell in my clothes that I was doing well however it just wasn't happening.

Then in August I got really fact I thought I was going into a depression. Freaked out about it all I went to see my doctor and he sent me for blood test. Results came back indicating that I had a very low wonder I was having the issues I was. I have no idea why but I stopped going to the gym thinking I'll go back when my thyroid is under I allowed myself to do that I have no idea. So when this happened I still had 20, 1 hour training sessions left that I put on hold. I could have simply put the training on hold but still went to the gym but anyway...

So I was put on my syntroid and looks like my thyroid is under control now. I go for blood test next week and will see if it's where the doctor wants it to be. All I know is I feel a million times better and I know that NOW is the time to get back into the groove and focus on getting into shape and changing my lifestyle.

I purchased Jim Katsoulis 'Program Yourself Thin' and am going to work on my mindset as well this time. I am pretty positive but deal with emotional eating as well as bored eating and I need to work on these. I have read Tom Venuto's Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle and have just started reading his new book that I received yesterday, The Body Fat Solution. I am going to book my 20 sessions with my trainer and am confident that in the next 8 weeks I will see some progress. I'm not sure what to put my goals too right now but will discuss that with my trainer when I see him.

I live alone with my 16 year old son. My 21 year old daughter lives with her boyfriend.

I am currently unemployed for the first time in 30 years as I was laid off in November. I work in health and safety and am confident that I will soon be employed again.

My 2009 saying is:

Member Since: 1/5/2009

Fitness Minutes: 3,592

My Goals:
My 2009 goals that apply to my new lifestyle:

Long term: 160 pds and 20% body fat or less by Dec 31st, 2009

12 weeks: 195 pds and 37% body fat or less by Mar 31st.

My Program:

Weight training 3 X's a week.
Mon on my own.
Wed and Fri with Tim

Cardio 3 times a week or more and Nordic walking on the other days.

-Count calories
-Drink minimum 8 glasses of water a day
-Log in to Sparks daily
-Blog daily
-Log my nutrition
-Log my fitness
-Think positive
-Sit for five minutes a day and see myself at my goal of 160 pds.
-Do my daily Jim Katsoulis coaching.

i will add as required :-)

Personal Information:
I live in Ottawa Ontario Canada.

Other Information:
March 11-09
207 pds
44% body fat

March 4-09
210 pds
45% body fat

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  • v DTONEY76
    Just wanted to stop by and wish you a sparktacular week!!! emoticon

    (20 pounds must go team)
    4384 days ago
    Hey there, I just wanted to stop by and invite you to join my brand new SparkTeam. It is called No Topic Off Limits and I plan for it to be a very active and diverse group to not only talk about weight loss but ANYTHING else under the sun. It would be great to have you there! Just copy and paste the link if you are interested. If not at least check it out before you turn me down ;)

    4385 days ago
  • v AMALIA8
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. I hope that all of my planning works out LOL. Have fun at the gym and eating. :)
    4386 days ago
    Hi I'm Ravyn & I'm looking for a spark buddy too. I saw your reply on the Buddy Network page. I added my info on there to the other day. I added you as a friend. Visit my page soon. emoticon emoticon
    4388 days ago
    I live in a small town in Alberta, we don't have much of anything in this town. We have about 4-5 gyms, but I think Curves is the only franchised one. There are no gyms that have babysitting and any daycare or home daycare charge a minimum of 3 hours, and for 3 kids that would be WAY more money than the gym membership x2. Its ridiculous really.....and frustrating. So my workouts tend to get a little boring. But I'm still doing it!!
    4389 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/20/2009 10:32:48 PM
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