most recent picture of me- taken on my birthday- Apr. 02, 2009!
Izzy and Indy our two fur-babies.
I've been away for a few years but I'm Back and once again I'm on a mission to change my lifestyle and become a healthier, happier me! I need all the support I can get and am willing to help others along the way.
If you need a weight-loss buddy to help motiviate and keep you going...add me to your friends. Maybe we can bring each other down--to our goal weight that is!! :-)
This was my old info (I'm keeping it for added motivation.)
Joined Spark People on March 10, 2009
Start Weight: 225
April 10: 216
May 10: 212
June 10: 208.4
July 10: 207.2
Rejoined Spark People on August 03, 2012
Start Weight: 236.0
I'm hoping to really get back into the swing of things once we get back from our vacation next week.
There's always lots going on in my life and sometimes I may disappear for a little while but I will try to stick to the diet and losing weight to reach my goal. Plus summer is so busy that not always enough time to do what I want.
My ultimate goal is to get down to 150 lbs. That means I need to lose 76 lbs. I know I can do it if I change my diet and get more exercise. But I know I have to look at it more in baby steps and it will take time.
I have started taking medication for thyroid and cholesteral. I've been modifying my diet to help. Calories are set between 1200-1550 but it's difficult as I have Celiac Disease and cannot have Wheat, Barley, Rye, and derivatives of these. I also am allergic to melons of all kinds. So my diet is gluten free, fat-free, melon free, low salt, and low carb.
I cut out most sodas a year ago and have been drinking skim milk for many years now...with all the stuff I've cut out it still hasn't helped a whole lot in losing the weight.
I take Synthroid, Zocor, Omega 3, Glucosamine with Condroitin, and Allergy medications.
And... I bought a treadmill that I put in my computer room so it's right behind me and in plain view.... I intend to use it daily.
I am originally from North Western PA. Married the love of my life and moved to CT while he was in the Navy. We now reside in northern VA with our 4 children (ages 19, 24, 26, & 27) and pets
( a 14 yr. old cock-a-poo & 10 yr. old peke-a-poo.) This year on October 6, we will celebrate our 29th Anniversary.
Kuroitsu on my friend's list is my daughter... we are in this together.:-)
I'm not a very active person, I need someone to drag my butt out of the house. I love facebook and pogo.com games, chatting with my family and friends online and on the phone or in person when possible. I love to read. My favorite author right now is Jodi Picoult. I have all of her books and have read 7 of them so far.
I enjoy watching movies at home with my family.
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| current weight: 228.6
Hows it going? I am doing GREAT! I have been very busy here and there..I have tired to stick to my diet but it was very hard to do..being Gulten free is extremely hard !
On Thanksgiving I ate reg food and it landed me in the Er..no fun, wont do that again,lol...Its still a hard change for me, even though there are foods out there for me, its very hard (BUT) I will win this.
Come Monday (tomorrow) I plan on walking 1 mile daily..thats it no more then that
So whats going with you?? Hows your healthy eating coming along?? My weight is the same 156 (bummer) but I am hoping that by the end of Dec I will be at least 5 pounds down..time will tell,lol.. Ok I have to tag other Spark friends..so I will holler at you later this week.. Its the holidays!! Peace and Love,Sonia
2671 days ago
Good Morning my friend,
Well this morning i thought that I will male you some breakfast
So have a seat and use your imagination with me. here we go..........
I made some coffee and tea not sure which one you like est I also made that is fresh Picked from my neighbors tree (dont tell them) hahahaah..I also made my self at home while I was there and grab some they looked so good, and some I had to look at the color so beautiful then I saw the wow grab them too, I started to walk out of her yard and I notice the my fav fruit in the world!! I had to grab it too, minding my own as I was walking I trip over these then I notice a coe and I thought what if you like milk so I grab some fresh just for you (let me tell you it was a battle grabbing that milk from that cow, I got kicked 4 times my upper teeth feel out and a chicken garb them so I ran fast to the hen house to fine my teeth in the nest with some fresh eggs and I thought you might like I did see the pig but it looked mean so sorry I had to pass that up this time. So please sit down and enjoy,..
Here is a little poem that I found in Womans World :)
You're more than good enough! We all go through spells when we feel like we dont measure up. But you do! You are likable and lovable. You are capable and creative. You are strong and brave. For all those reasons and more,you're the kind of person who should feel great about herself,because there's simply no excuse not to!
Always remember that you light up the word!
Well my friend I have to ride my happy butt to my next friends page and tell them hello too. You have a super week...and if the come dont tell him that I took his fruit and veg you see that my next door neighbor. Peace and Love,Sonia
2720 days ago
Guess who,its me again Hows is everything going?
I see that your weight loss is coming along mine is good,steady,lol....Well as you can see I took a spark break too much going on in my house....
Anyway, I found this little poem at Womans World and I wanted to share it with all my friends :)
You're not stuck.
You're on the brink of success! Sometimes it may feel like your dreams are stalled. But that just means it's time to rev your engine! You're on the right path: Its been mapped by the best GPS system around---thats your (heart)!
You have the best fuel there is hope! So don't give up now! Your life's not on hold. Its about to unfold!
You have whatever it takes to make your dreams come true!
Peace and Love,Sonia
2724 days ago
ITS SATURDAY ITS SATURDAY!
Ready lol...My brain is there right now lol...Besides that I am doing great! I am on my fourth bottle of water already yeah me,lol. me and the bathroom have become best friends again,lol
Oh by the way guess what I ate this morning for breakfast no nothing healthy,lol...it was cotton candy! I needed that sugar high Can you tell that the sugar kicked in already,lol
Believe in the power of your wishes and prayers...
There is something to be gained from each challenge that we face daily..learn from it and keep going dont let anything stop you!
Hope that you have a great weekend! Peace and Love,Sonia
2743 days ago
Hello Happy HUMP DAY!
Here I found this in a magazine called Woman's World :) this made me think of all my friends and of me too.
Plus if your like me, then its hard to give your self credit (when credit is due to your self from your self :)
Give yourself some credit!
For how much you do and how hard you work.
For how deeply you care and how strong you can be.
For how often you put someone else first,and for how little you expect in return.
All good things you think about others people are true of you.
So pay yourself a compliment,too.
Happy memories are gifts that can be unwrapped again and again......Knowing what you want is a giant step towards getting it!
Peace and Love,Sonia
2745 days ago