After 7 years on Spark (not consistently), and over 25 years of trying (again not consistently), I finally made my goal weight in 2012. And.....for the first time ever, I've stayed within 4 pounds of this weight for nearly 9 months!
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew."
I actually have usable muscles now! I can feel my biceps! I can carry more groceries from the car per trip. I can carry boxes of stuff. I have been a weakling my whole life. Until this year, that is!
St. Leo's 5k: 3/17/12 51:07 FCLEMF 5K: 4/28/12 50:45 (CORRECTING TYPO- HAD IT AS 40 INSTEAD OF 50!) Race for the Cure 5k: 5/5/12 61:51 St. Leo's 10k: 3/16/13 1:34:44 PR for mile pace! St. Leo's 10k: 3/21/15 1:42:57
Goal: Run 1 mile straight! 4/24/12 Goal: Run 1 mile in 15 minutes! 8/22/12
Consistently drink 8 cups of water per day.
120 minutes of exercise per week.
12/6/12 2:38 P
Telling myself it is time to make a change, and actually doing it. I've lost 13 pounds in 2 1/2 months and I'm proud of it. Only 65 more to go.
Jen, Michigan (Eastern Time Zone)
"Set your goals high and don't stop until you get there" ---Bo Jackson
Fitness Minutes: (10,049)
12/6/12 1:33 P
While I didn't quite make my original goal, I lost 42lbs in 9 months (gonna try to make it to 45 by the end of the month) and not only have I lost every single pound I gained in college, I'm now almost 20lbs lighter than I was when I graduated high school! I honestly cannot even remember the last time I was at this weight! Looking forward to what 2013 has in store!
12/6/12 1:05 P
taking charge of my health.
Fitness Minutes: (33,686)
12/6/12 12:56 P
After 25 years of saying "I only run when something's chasing me," I now run on purpose. Multiple times per week. And I like it! I signed up for my first 1/2 marathon in for April 2013!
Fitness Minutes: (13,442)
980 12/6/12 12:44 P
Losing 20 lbs and adapting a lifestyle change.
The way to a happy life is believing that anything is possible.
The secret to being beautiful is thinking beautiful.
Key to a great life: Everything in moderation.
Fitness Minutes: (22,822)
1,499 12/6/12 12:39 P
Losing 60 lbs and maintaining for months!
12/6/12 12:20 P
Fitness Minutes: (5,813)
12/6/12 12:20 P
I've lost 90 pounds, but my biggest victory is when my doctor took me off all my diabetes meds in September!
Fitness Minutes: (9,846)
517 12/6/12 12:11 P
LOSING 30 LBS AND GETTING AS WELL AS AN EATING AND EXERCISE ROUTINE.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
Fitness Minutes: (8,676)
12/6/12 12:01 P
Getting back on track and taking control of more of my life.
Indecision may or may not be my problem. ~ Jimmy Buffett
12/6/12 11:38 A
Giving birth to my beautiful baby girl and then getting back on track with exercise 6 weeks later. I feel like she will grow up with a good example of how to be a strong healthy woman by watching my example and that motivates me to keep going.
I met three out of my four resloutions, but I can still make the fourth one if I try a bit harder.
Fitness Minutes: (62,643)
12/6/12 9:09 A
This year I have lost weight, joined a gym, and worked hard to become fit and strong.
However, the moment that truly felt like a victory to me was the day I unsubscribed from the VIP mailing list at the Plus Size store I've been a member of for years. Nothing there fits me any more! Woohoo!
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu
Fitness Minutes: (126,980)
8,673 12/6/12 7:23 A
running my first half marathon was big; living healthy at a healthy weight for the 4th year in a row is bigger!
Marsha's Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!
12/6/12 7:11 A
My biggest victory was staying with SP. It's been almost a year since I started, and it would have been so easy to quit, many times. But I didn't...
Highest weight ever: 247# 12/26/11 ~ joined Sparkpeople 08/06/12 ~ lost 10% of body weight 08/20/12 ~ joined my first Biggest Loser challenge 09/12/14 ~ co-cappie BLC27
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Elf name: Trixie the Candy Cane Reindeer
Fitness Minutes: (16,749)
12/6/12 7:04 A
I would have to say my biggest victory of the year was to start taking ballroom dance lessons. My kids got me 2 private lessons. I could NOT dance. It took me awhile to even make the appointment. But I enjoyed that first lesson. The teacher said I should enroll in group classes to learn faster, so I did. I took six weeks by myself because my boyfriend didn't want to. (Football season you know!) Then I asked him to go to a dance with me. He said he wouldn;t know how to dance. So I asked "How do you solve that problem?" He said "Probably by taking lessons" So now we are both in lessons and I am tickled pink. If you are in ballroom dance and look around the room everyone has a smile on their face!
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