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Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
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One empowered woman's struggle against the world
Thursday July 18th 2019

The Weight Loss Challenge

Last week I commented that I had gained some weight and it was time to shed those extra pounds. I actually gained a few more pounds since then which was not the goal. I have settled on 135 pounds as my goal weight so I need to lose 35 pounds. I have set my birthday (9 weeks) as my deadline to lose these 35 pounds so I need to lose a little less than 4 pounds a week; not an unrealistic goal but not an easy one either. Once I set my goal I then went about doing the math to figure out how many calories of food I needed to cut out and/or calories I needed to burn off through exercise over the next 9 weeks.

You can see all the boring math under the dieting section. But basically, I need to eat at least 1414 calories a day just to maintain my normal body functions (breathing, organs, digestion and so on) running at 100%. If I go below 1414 then my entire body won’t be running at 100% therefore slowing down any weight loss. Check out the diet articles for more of an explanation of this.

I am not a big exercise person because I just can’t ever seem to find the time so I am going to go the food route as much as possible. I love my food though so exercise is going to have to be a must. A couple of days of Wii boxing with the new man in my life will help some (I always beat him making it even more fun). I guess it is time to also get the treadmill and elliptical machine working again.

Every Monday morning I will post an update on how the weight loss is going. If all goes well, by my birthday, I will be 35 pounds lighter and going shopping for a new outfit to celebrate. Being this is the Holiday season it is going to take a bit of will power but hopefully the Holidays won’t cause too much of a problem. Here are the starting stats (fingers crossed they go down every week):

Height 5’2

Weight is 170 pounds (12.14 stones for you across the pond)
Waist 37 inches – ouch
Hips 43 inches
Chest 34 ½ inches

Just for reference my measurements before I had kids were:

Weight 99 pounds/7 stones
Waist 23 inches
Hips and chest 33

Hmmmm I think it was the kids that did it to me….couldn’t possibly be all the food and lack of exercise… well maybe a little of both.

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