Chris and I at our fave local hang-out
Hiking in the Garden of the Gods Colorado Springs, CO
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2012: Starting again!
Not sure where thinks went wrong, but despite being really happy in a relationship, I realized I still wasn't happy with myself. It was easy to ignore that in the early romantic period, but as we started to settle into our regular lives together, I suddenly realized... I can't stop eating and I'm supplementing happiness with food. I'm working through my own issues and it's helping motivate me to get back on track. Getting on track, as you know, is always the easy ...
2012: Starting again!
Not sure where thinks went wrong, but despite being really happy in a relationship, I realized I still wasn't happy with myself. It was easy to ignore that in the early romantic period, but as we started to settle into our regular lives together, I suddenly realized... I can't stop eating and I'm supplementing happiness with food. I'm working through my own issues and it's helping motivate me to get back on track. Getting on track, as you know, is always the easy part. Staying there... now that's tough. Here's to a new year and a new me. Hopefully I can stick to the plan this time!!
End of 2010 wrap up: Well, it's been an insane year. I ended a really long and unhealthy relationship only to find myself in the midst of one that makes me truly happy for the first time. And with happiness comes celebrations, eating out, cooking big impressive meals and a big jump in my weight. So I'm happy with him....not so happy with me. How can I go back to my healthy habits and not let his crazy schedule affect mine? ( The late nights and "4th meal" are really making this hard for me.) I am finally recovered (mostly) from an injury that kept me from running all year and now I'm so heavy it seems like a near impossible task run a mile, let alone the 5Ks I had once been capable of. It's time to get back on track. I need to take some time for me and get healthy. As always, it looks like I'm going to head into the New Year with a cold, so I'm going to try very hard not to let that deter me from starting off right. Baby steps through January and a focus on eating and sleeping better.... here we go!
Getting back on the Spark Wagon after a little crazy life stuff. Can't wait to see what I can do this time!!
October 2009 update: Spark has been fabulous!! I've met some great and wonderfully supportive people here and I cannot wait to meet more! I've accomplished a few major goals. (I learned to love my gym, and I ran an entire 5K!) I want to finish out 2009 strong without my usual holiday weight gain. ('Cause i'm DONE!) Hear's to a great rest of the year!
Well, it's a new year and a new opportunity to be the best self I can be. I'm starting my year out with a resolution to get enough sleep. I think fundamentally, that I have just been too exhausted to take care of me. Although everyone has obligations that they can't ignore, everyone should be putting themselves first and then scheduling everything else around that. In the spirit of this, I have planned out my gym "appointments" on my calendar and I have made an eight hour sleep goal. After two years of steadily gaining weight after an injury and then spending countless hours in PT and Dr's offices, it's time I do the one thing that will make me feel better for good.... lose all those extra pounds I've been luggin' around. I'll be blogging and logging a lot more this year in an effort to stay focused on me. I'm looking for guidance and support anywhere I can find it so I'm starting with the boot camp challenge. I wish everyone well with their 2009 goals. Now I'm off to bed to get started with mine!
June Update: Ok so it's halfway through the year and I have lost 15 lbs. WooHoo! I haven't had as much time to blog about it as I would like, but I have found some great SparkTeams and sparkers to help me through this. Thanks Scuba Divers and Michela! Thanks Kelli and those Quickfires! Now...to keep motivated for the rest of 2009!
| current weight: 124.0
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Member Since: 7/23/2008
Fitness Minutes: 24,710
Sleep! (7-8 hrs) --still having trouble with this!
Be happy and at peace with myself. --getting there. leaving an unhappy relationship (and starting a happy one) has definitely been helpful!
Eat more meals at home.
Make use of my gym membership. (I love my gym!)
Spend more time with my dog.
2012 Winter Goals:
Log Food 3x week or more
Gym 3x week or more
7-8 hours of sleep on most nights
Drink more water
eat at least 3 servings fruits/veggies per day
Choose healthy habits
Have more alcohol-free days
Walk or run 5 miles/week
Strength Training 1-2 x per week
30-45 minutes of cardio 5-7 x per week (even if it's just walking Kaiya)
Being generally more active in my every day life.
Home: Southeastern Pennsylvania
My favorite workout is scuba diving!
December 2010: Weight back up to 159 lbs :( time to get into gear and back into my clothes. I'm uncomfortable in my own skin let alone my underwear at this point. It's miserable!
October 2009 wgt 149
Those 12s are baggy now. Time to pull out the storage bins and shop in my closet!! Bmi now 30.8
June 2009 current wgt 155 and comfortable in my 12's
That is rough when you're 4'11"
Dropped my BMI from 32.7 to 31.3
January 2009 Bootcamp starting wgt: 162lbs.
Size (squeezing into 12)