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!
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!
Fitness Minutes: (95,081)
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.
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: (35,554)
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: (2,941)
348 12/6/12 12:54 P
Losing 32lbs, getting out of the 200s and feeling better about myself.
Fitness Minutes: (27,816)
6,720 12/6/12 12:49 P
yup.. we love our woo hoo's! great job everyone :)
Fitness Minutes: (13,442)
980 12/6/12 12:44 P
Losing 20 lbs and adapting a lifestyle change.
Fitness Minutes: (28,640)
2,007 12/6/12 12:39 P
Losing 60 lbs and maintaining for months!
12/6/12 12:20 P
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: (9,861)
517 12/6/12 12:11 P
LOSING 30 LBS AND GETTING AS WELL AS AN EATING AND EXERCISE ROUTINE.
Fitness Minutes: (9,953)
12/6/12 12:01 P
Getting back on track and taking control of more of my life.
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: (64,616)
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!
running my first half marathon was big; living healthy at a healthy weight for the 4th year in a row is bigger!
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...
Fitness Minutes: (16,769)
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!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.