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I love reading success stories in fitness magazines! I hate all the beauty and fashion ads though. Anyway, I would love to see someone do an entire book or magazine focusing just on success stories because I turn to them often as motivation. With that put, I'd love to get some stories/input/ideas from PT members to keep my motivation going. Thanks!!!

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Your beginning weight
Current Weight
Weight Goal
Exercise Routine
Normal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a favorite healthy snack
Biggest Challenge
Ultimate Goal

Mon. Mar 13, 4:48pm

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Start: 195
Now: 189.50 (the half is very important...he he)
Goal: 145
Exercise: 5 days/wk (3+ cardio, 2 strength training)
Meals: (egg/veggies for breakfast, soup or chicken for lunch, sensible dinner)
Challenge: Weekends
Ultimate Goal: be able to show off my abs without embarassment

Monday, March 13, 2006, 4:51 PM

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Start: 150
Currentt: 115
Goal: maintain 115
Exercise: 3x/week weights, 3x/week running, walking every day, horseback riding
Meals: Oatmeal or frozen waffles, soup and salad, veggie stir fry with tofu, Luna bars
Challenge: unplanned events, especially with lots of snack foods
Ultimate Goal: Be happy with myself, my weight and food

Monday, March 13, 2006, 5:30 PM

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Beginning weight: 176.6
Current Weight:163.0
Weight Goal: 140-145 (never been that thin, don't know how I'll look)
Exercise Routine: lots of walking, treadmill or bike, lots of stairs

Normal Breakfast: Fiber 1 w/ banana and skim milk

Lunch: Turkey on light wheat w/ lettuce and mustard, baby carrots, piece of fruit

Dinner: lean cusine, healthy choice, or cooking with incorporation of balanced protein, veggies, carbs and fat.

Favorite healthy snack: light popcorn, Skinny Cow ice cream products, all types of fruit

Biggest Challenge: regular exercise

Ultimate Goal: total cholesterol under 200, ability to jog an entire 5k, consistent size 10 or smaller

Monday, March 13, 2006, 5:54 PM

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beginning weight: 215
current weight: 190
goal: 175
breakfast, eggs, toast, veggie sausage
lunch, usually ham, turkey or chicken wrap (ww tortilla) carrots, fruit
dinner, something sensible chicken or fish, veggies
favorite snack, power bars, skinnycow icecream sandwiches, Fage yogurt
biggest challenge: avoiding the chocolate that is currently in the house.evening snacking, week ends
ultimate goal: maintain 175, 34 waist or less, healthy and fit for life!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 6:29 AM

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Start: 216.8
Current: 186.4 (9 weeks)
Goal: 145
Age: 23
Exercise: Walk my dog, jog (briefly), walk the stairs in my building, DVDs (Leslie Sansone, Kathy Smith), dance around my room :-)
Meals: I try to eat frequent, small meals (about 200 calories every 2-3 hours). Some favorites: peanut butter on whole wheat bread, kashi granola bars, fruit, veggies, laughing cow light cheese, fage total yogurt w/ a little honey and frozen fruit or with herbs and lemon as a veggie dip, hummus, any Quorn product, soup!
Ultimate Goal: Be healthy (not at risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, etc)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 8:43 AM

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Weight loss to date: 46.6 lbs in 4 months!!!

Weight Goal: 200+ lbs lost, not sure what the final goal weight will be since I'm so far away and haven't been at a healthy weight EVER in my life

Exercise Routine: walk 3x per week (at least 25 mins each time), water aerobics 3x per week (60 mins each)

Normal Breakfast: Arbonne protein and fiber shake with blueberries and flax (I absolutely LOVE this! It's delicious, filling and extremely nutritious.)

Lunch: huge salad with extra veg and fruit or some wonderful veg soup and a whole wheat tortilla (I make some kind of veg soup every week and have it in the fridge.)

Dinner: baked potatoes or whole grains, loads of veg, small amt of fish or tofu

Favorite healthy snack: fruit, sf jello, sf ff pudding

Biggest Challenge: snacking in front of the tv

Ultimate Goal: be healthy and feel fantastic


Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 11:14 AM

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Started seriously on 1/6/06
Your beginning weight 182.8
Current Weight 164.4 - Met my first 10% goal - 18 lbs. in about 9 weeks

Weight Goal ??? I tend to weigh more than I look because I'm a ballerina and all the muscle - I'd like to be a comfortable size 4P?? (that's what another dancer is that dances with me and is my height and she looks healthy and is strong)

Exercise Routine Body For Life: 3 45 min. weight training sessions and 3 20 min. HIIT cardios on stationary bike - I also try to add in hour pilates at least 3 times a week and I have my 2 hour dance lesson (toe dancing) once a week

Normal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a favorite healthy snack
my meals are preapred for me
(Avg per day: 56% carb, 22% protein, and 22% fat - 1200 calories)

Biggest Challenge - Sticking to it and avoiding temptations

Ultimate Goal
I want to dance my ballet routines on toe better than I did when I was 18! I was tiny when I was 18 but had knee problems. I have now fixed the knee problems (amazingly since you'd think the knees would hurt from this extra weight) and so if I get tiny again my ultimate goal is VERY doable!!

I'd also like to wear a bikini with pride! I wasn't allowed to wear a bikini as a kid when I had the figure for it.

Blozzom :-)


Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 11:40 AM

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This is a great thread-- I will come back and post later!

One thing-- I wish PT would rotate photos and stories in the success stories section.. I think the same girl has been on the site since I started in December!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 1:10 PM

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Your beginning weight 205
Current Weight 195
Weight Goal 160
Exercise Routine 5 days a week aerobics & weights for 1 hour
Normal Breakfast: protein drink
Lunch: salad or cafeteria lunch
Dinner: portioned out dinner
favorite healthy snack: grape tomatoes
Biggest Challenge: late night snacking and drinking
Ultimate Goal: live a long and healthy life

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 2:14 PM

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Your beginning weight:178.2
Current Weight 174
Weight Goal 138 (this may change, depending on how my body looks.)
Exercise Routine: Walking on a treadmill 40-120 minutes at least 4 times a week and approx. 15 miles per week. Hip hop dancing, weight lifting and toning exercises
Normal Breakfast: Hot oatmeal or hot multi-grain cereal
Lunch: varies-- but I try to work in some fruit & veggies - light on the protein.
Dinner: Again, this varies, usually some kind of grain, protein and veggies. Very rarely do I ever eat any kind of sweet dessert-- usually, I opt for fruits.
favorite healthy snack: apples, bananas, Fage Yogurt w/ Agave Nectar & pumpkin pie spice.
Biggest Challenge: getting out of couch potato mode
Ultimate Goals:
1) Walk 600 miles (or more) for the Breast Cancer 3-day.
2) Get in better physical health overall and then I hope to start a family.
3) I hope to never have my weight creep up again, because I intend to make fitness one of my life priorities!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 2:25 PM

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Good idea!

Your beginning weight: 235

Current Weight: 149

Weight Goal: about 140

Exercise Routine:
2 days/wk 30 min. cardio
3 days/wk. 60 min. weight training

Normal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a favorite healthy snack
Breakfast: bowl of Multi-grain Cheerios w. skim milk
Lunch: Lean Cuisine meal (usually pepperoni pizza or sesame chicken)
Dinner: turkey burger on wheat bun w. lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mustard; sometimes a side salad w. vinaigrette
Snack: Quaker Soy Crisps or Trader Joe's "vegan trail mix" cookies

Biggest Challenge: avoiding treats and snacks left out at school

Ultimate Goal: 19% body fat

Kate (kissmekate02)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 3:39 PM

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Kate, every time I read a comment or posting that I think WOW, that is so inspirational, I have to turns out to be you.....Kissmekate. I just got the same reaction when I started reading your comment, and when I got to your name, I thought...well, that doesn't surprise me. Thanks for being such an inspiration for me so many times over!

Tread Originator (Imahu2)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 4:06 PM

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