My 1 yr. anniversary of Stronglifts!

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  • flaurier
    flaurier Posts: 20 Member
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    Sumiblue wrote: »
    Just for sake of updating and to encourage women to keep lifting: I hit my goal weight of 120 about a little over a week ago. Switched to maintenance calories and have been consistently eating more. I've really concentrated on keeping my protein up. I'm running the PHUL program and love it. Today I am at 118.8 lbs. haven't seen the "teens" since I was a teen, lol. I have abs, now, too!8pz1406i60fc.jpeg

    You look amazing! I just started this program 1 week ago.. Love reading through the different threads.
  • happymom221
    happymom221 Posts: 73 Member
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    Great job!!
  • grapaj
    grapaj Posts: 136 Member
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    I feel like a stalker because I just posted in the Halp thread about you but seriously. Your progress is so inspiring. I am 40.5 (lol), 5'1" and 138-ish pounds. I have been lifting heavy for about 15 months and have muscle under there somewhere but really really want it to show. I think I need to get a bit of a cut going. But the days I lift I am so hungry and get the shakes if I don't increase my intake those days.
    Where do I even start with the cut? I'm eating around 1550 on off days and 1900 on lifting days.
  • Sumiblue
    Sumiblue Posts: 1,597 Member
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    I started a 16:8 fast (IF) and that made all the difference to me. I chose .5lb/week loss on MFP and I aim for my deficit calorie goal. Only having a 8 HR window to eat in makes those calories much more luxurious! Thanks for all the kind words.
  • DDHFree
    DDHFree Posts: 502 Member
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    Sumiblue, I feel I need to confess to you as well. I am still so inspired by your progress that I posted your after pics in my home gym. I promise I am very sane and even kind. So much so that I try not to even hurt a flee as long as it's not inside my home. LOL! But as I've already said, you personally give me the most hope because our stats are so similar. Lots of people seems to think it's over after 40 (in terms of a fit body) so you've shown me that my goals are very realistic and achievable. Also, I promise to remove them from my wall once I see enough results to know that "I got this". I hope you don't mind it.
  • Sumiblue
    Sumiblue Posts: 1,597 Member
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    @DDHFree , oh my goodness, that's sweet! Wow. I'm glad my progress gives you inspiration and I don't mind at all. I'm touched, actually. I don't think age matters at all, except that maybe our lifestyles change as we get older. We don't have to give up. Once we decide to do the work we are winning
  • DDHFree
    DDHFree Posts: 502 Member
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    Thanks Sumiblue! When I achieve my goals, I really hope to pay it forward.
  • ninenines
    ninenines Posts: 197 Member
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    You look awesome! Yay for summer.
  • kimiuzzell
    kimiuzzell Posts: 611 Member
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    Wowzers!!
  • DDHFree
    DDHFree Posts: 502 Member
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    You look amazing Sumiblue! So inspiring!
  • canadianlbs
    canadianlbs Posts: 5,199 Member
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    wow. even your 'resting' arm has muscles in it :smiley: you look great.
  • Sumiblue
    Sumiblue Posts: 1,597 Member
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    I'm pretty happy I took up weightlifting. Keep up the great work, gals!
  • dcresider
    dcresider Posts: 1,272 Member
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    Sumiblue- Just awesome. Congrats to you.

  • sammyliftsandeats
    sammyliftsandeats Posts: 2,421 Member
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    GOALS!
  • Italiana_xx79
    Italiana_xx79 Posts: 588 Member
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    So awesome and inspiring!!! :)
  • pearl12970
    pearl12970 Posts: 13 Member
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    @Sumiblue , you look absolutely fantastic! I'm 46, 5'2" & currently 126 pounds. I need to lose a few pounds. Been wanting to start lifting weights but wasn't sure if I should opt for Starting Strength or Strong Lifts. I am so glad I read your post. You are SO inspiring! Kudos for all the hard work - it shows because you look amazing !!
  • Sumiblue
    Sumiblue Posts: 1,597 Member
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    Both are great programs, though I've only done SL. Starting Strength gives you a lot of info. You are starting off lighter than I did!
  • pearl12970
    pearl12970 Posts: 13 Member
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    Sumiblue wrote: »
    Both are great programs, though I've only done SL. Starting Strength gives you a lot of info. You are starting off lighter than I did!

    I plan to start with Strong Lifts are seeing your results! What do you do besides SL for those amazing abs of yours ?
  • Sumiblue
    Sumiblue Posts: 1,597 Member
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    I'm now doing 5/3/1 and did PHUL after SL. Still doing the big compound lifts:OHP, bench, squats & deadlifts, my accessory work includes planks & Russian twists with a 25 lb plate. I've always had a strong core due to a physically demanding job but I lost enough fat to see my abs.