MISSDORKNESS
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Same shirt, different day. 2 years and 101lbs difference.


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Work fulltime customizing software.
Have two kids, one already a teenager!


Member Since: 7/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 64,372

My Goals:
To slim down. My health has been good, but, I'd like to keep it that way, and be smaller.

I've recently become a consultant in my field, and feel more pressure to look 'put together' to reassure our clients that their work is in competent hands.

I also want to be strong! My exes always discouraged me from building strength because it would supposedly make me less feminine (which, in retrospect, says more about them than me).
Luckily, I know some engineers and designers who are crossfit buffs who showed me there's nothing unattractive about being strong, and I am channeling that!


My Program:
Instead of eating/drinking my feelings, I now blog here or email/message friends who tell me when I'm being stupid or remind me when something is not normal.

Running short intervals and counting calories like an obsessive-compulsive hawk.

... realizing 2 years into this that building strength will help my metabolism. Starting to work in bodyweight exercises, too. (first off, pushups!)

You can't outrun a bad diet!
Weight loss is made in the kitchen, not the gym!



Personal Information:
Lost around 65lbs after the birth of my first child in my early 20's without too much trouble. Didn't stop my ex from cheating on me and spending all my money, though.

Put on 114lbs after getting married and coping poorly with a situation I was not remotely prepared to be in.

Exercised like mad as a form of stress relief in my last job with crazy commute and toxic environment, but, it didn't help with weight loss. Finally took control of my diet after losing my StepDad to cancer and realizing I'd been sleep-walking through life, feeling helpless about everything.

Not helpless anymore. I got this.
I'll hit 40 in better condition than I hit 30 or even 20.


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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
    2 hours ago
  • v SALAM4545
    Hi, I just wanted to say thanks for your comments on my blog. Getting in the right mindset was a long time coming, but now that I've made the leap I am feeling a lot better.

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    9 hours ago
  • v SKMMOM16
    Thank you for the comments on my blog!
    14 hours ago
  • v COBEBU
    Thanks for visiting my page and letting me know you posted your photos. They are just awesome! All the work you did and you have proven that it takes time, that it is not overnight. Congrats! emoticon And yes! We are ready for summer swims. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Chelsea
    18 hours ago
  • v SHARON10002
    It's Wonderful ~ Woman ~ Wednesday!
    ♥ `*•.¸ ♥ `*•.¸ ♥ `*•.¸ ♥ `*•.¸♥ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ To my very strong and powerful friend`*•.¸`*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ reading this message right now `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥*Today I will do my best.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥*If it has been a good day,*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    *•.¸ `*•.¸♥*I will be content, and compliment myself.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥*If it has not been as good as I had hoped,*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥*I will not dwell on my shortcomings:*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥*I will be gentle with myself as I did the best that I could in the moment*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* I will release my PERCEIVED shortcomings in my mind*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥*Like a balloon floating gently into the heavens.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥*I will then forgive myself and continue my journey*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥*Because tomorrow is a new day, and I can take a new step forward. *♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥*Yes, you are a strong and beautiful woman who loves and forgives herself. *♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    20 hours ago
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