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No Internet Countdown Challenge til July 1

We're switching internet providers and will be without internet until around July. I live way out in the woods and don't have public wi-fi nearby so I'll be checking in on the SparkPeople app but on a very limited basis.

I've set up a desktop goal board and tracker and am keeping my eyes on the prize!

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No more DIE-IT for me!!! This is my LIVE-IT plan!
I'm half way to my goal and I'm loving my LIVE-IT plan.

Like so many other ...
We're switching internet providers and will be without internet until around July. I live way out in the woods and don't have public wi-fi nearby so I'll be checking in on the SparkPeople app but on a very limited basis.

I've set up a desktop goal board and tracker and am keeping my eyes on the prize!

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No more DIE-IT for me!!! This is my LIVE-IT plan!
I'm half way to my goal and I'm loving my LIVE-IT plan.

Like so many other SparkPeople, when I first joined in 2012, I started out with a blast, and before I realized it, I had achieved my goal! Within 3 months, I was where where I wanted to be....

I maintained that original loss for a few months . . . but before I knew it, one pound at a time, the old habits were right there to take me back into that vicious circle where I had been all my life . . .

The scale went up and down, down and up, again. One step forward, two steps back. . . but rather than inching down, the scale kept inching back up . . . and so did my waist, and hips, and . . .

And then it happened --- I was busting my all-time high weight record. . . . and sailed right on by it. . . . on my way to a NEW all-time high.

Besides the horror of setting a new, all-time-high-weight record, what was even worse that that, I had failed myself again.

It took me a while to get the courage to try again. But on December 26, 2015, I'd had it with myself. I was sick of myself and all the excuses. It was time to just do it.

While the number on the scale does not define me, it is a good indicator to my all-over health . . . and I knew that the risk for diabetes, osteoporosis, etc, etc. . . . was just waiting to bite me.

I have already proven that I can lose the pounds . . . I just haven't been able to keep them off.

If I want a to have a healthy life, I have to start living it.

The fact is, there are no quick, easy fixes.

If I want it, I have to work for it.

I have to move, if I want to keep moving.

I have to eat healthy if I want to be healthy.

So, I have determined that at this point in my life, I can do it if I really want to.

I have also determined that I don't want another 'bandaid' . . . I want to make good choices, and I want to keep on making good choices.

I don't want to start something that I am not prepared to continue for the rest of my life. One day at a time. This is a life-style change. A 'forever' program.

For example, if I thought I had to give up eating chocolate or peanut butter, I already know I would be setting myself up to fail.

I am learning how to incorporate the things I like into my 'forever' program. Definitely not to the regularity and magnitude that I used to consume them . . . but in some form or fashion that will not cause me to suffer withdrawals and send me into a feeding frenzy.

So, since that disgusting weigh-in on December 26, I am now 10 pounds down . . . back to where I started when I 'started over' the last time.

Time will tell if I want it badly enough. . . . but way down in my heart of hearts, I know I can do it.

One good decision at a time.

I've made it half way . . . I can do this!
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Member Since: 10/2/2012

SparkPoints: 124,670

Fitness Minutes: 51,432

My Goals:
My Dr said "You're doing good . . . you can kick it up a notch."

Remember that I am doing this for me.

I want to be the best that I can be.

I want to have quality of life as well as quantity of life.

My Program:
Stick with the good program.

Track my food . . . if it goes in my mouth, it gets tracked.

Minimum, 6,000 steps per day.

Personal Information:
I love living in the beautiful forested Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon.

Married to my best friend. Still newlyweds after 7 years. We do everything together. God definitely saved the best for last.

I'm mom to a 10 year old, 6 pound Yorkie named Bad Leroy Brown.

I love making jewelry, especially copper and am learning metalsmithing, etching, wire working, etc.

I love artsy/craftsy stuff; to read; take walks & hikes.
I love music; and I really love to ride those tight twisty roads on Lil Red, my Can Am Spyder.



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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather skidding in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'WOW, what a ride!' "

"It's never to late to live happily ever after."

The best is yet to come!

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BARBIEE52
5/4/2016 5:37:41 PM

emoticon ~~1~~ emoticon ""THE VALUE OF ONE"" emoticon ~~1~~ emoticon
emoticon To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade. emoticon
emoticon To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby. emoticon
emoticon To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper. emoticon
emoticon To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
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emoticon To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who just missed a train emoticon .
emoticon To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask someone who just avoided an accident. emoticon
emoticon To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal at the Olympics. emoticon

Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with. And remember time waits for no one.
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Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why its called the present.

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5/4/2016 1:03:20 PM

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Hope comes from the head and heart, through the soul and the spirit. Lena Johnson
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5/4/2016 12:04:09 AM

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5/3/2016 12:03:40 PM

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The sooner we let go of what others think and truly believe in ourselves, our dreams, abilities, and authentic gifts, the sooner we will be headed toward the life of our dreams. Cathy Holloway
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BARBIEE52
5/2/2016 6:46:06 PM

~~~~~ emoticon ~~~Patience~~~ emoticon ~~~~~
Let's be realistic. You won't drop two jean sizes in a day.
You won't lose 50 lbs. in one month.
You're going to binge every now and then.
You will go a day or two without working out.
Your weight is going to fluctuate here and there.
You're going to try new techniques, and they're aren't going to work.
You're a human being. You're going to fail.
But nothing great is accomplished without a few obstacles.
So, when you come to those obstacles,
tell yourself "I CAN DO IT," and JUST KEEP GOING!!!
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emoticon You CAN conquer the obstacles emoticon
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It's a beautiful day here in MN..doing lots of biking, walking!! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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