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Fit by 50 – Week 47: I’ve ‘HIIT’ a bend in the road, but I’ll keep going.

Can a middle age, overweight blogger lose 50 pounds in 50 weeks, by her 50th birthday? Tune in each week to find out…

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About Tamara Hoerner (1252 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

8 Comments on Fit by 50 – Week 47: I’ve ‘HIIT’ a bend in the road, but I’ll keep going.

  1. richonhealth // August 30, 2018 at 1:22 pm // Reply

    First of all, I applaud you for setting this goal for yourself and for approaching it in such a healthy way! I would definitely say that the cup is half full and able to handle more as time goes on. The habits you are building now will sustain your weight loss moving forward. I would encourage you to find an “exercise” or physical activity that you like so you can incorporate it permanently in your lifestyle. You don’t want this year of hard work to be in vain if you give up your new habits after the finish line. In closing, I’ll say that you probably didn’t gain this weight within a 50 week time frame, so be kind to yourself as you reverse time – the ultimate goal is the healthy weight – not the time frame.


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    • First, I’d like to apologize for taking so long to reply to your comment. I’ve been finishing up a course in school, writing final papers and studying for the final exam. Now that my class is finished, I’m playing “catch-up” in other aspects of my life. Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging comments. I’ve been so focused on the goal and trying to reach that goal in 50 weeks, I didn’t think about the other things you mention. You’re correct, the weight gain was gradual, over several years, so patience and consistent healthy behavior is key to loss. I’m actually beginning to really enjoy HIIT. It’s quite difficult, but the workouts are short, and I feel wonderful afterward. Other than walking, I’m still searching for a cardio exercise I enjoy. That said, walking is a perfectly acceptable form of cardio. Thanks again for your encouraging comment. I truly appreciate the guidance and support.


  2. I used to hate exercise too, but now I can’t live without it, so it’s definitely possible to turn things around. Best of luck with your workout program!

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