2001 Our grandson doesn't believe that is grandpa holding him!
Just two kids having fun!
Well I did it!! In December of 2009, I reached my goal--45 lbs. lost! Only to be sidelined by an unexplained overuse injury (fractured ankle) in February.
Nowadays I'm just trying to get back into the routine I was in before I got sidelined. I found the crutches were great exercise. I maintained my weight, even lost a few pounds while I was using them, but the cast came off that June, and I gained 8 lbs. over the summer due to troubles with swelling and aching in my foot- otherwise lack of exercise and no motivation.
At the end of the year I received a promotion at work. Ha, some promotion- a lot more responsibility, salaried (more hours-less pay), cuts in personnel and a lot more responsiblity, not to mention the STRESS that comes with being the boss!
45 pounds later and high blood pressure due to a year of overeating from stress got me to a state of unhappiness I didn't want to be in.-- realizing I wasn't happy, and that I needed to get back to some kind of organized routine-one with less stress, I've come back to my "roots." SparkPeople helped me once before and I knew you could help me again.
With a new less stressful job and a renewed desire to change things up a bit, here's to a banner year!! Let's GO!
Drop the 25 lbs I need to lose to reach my goal.
Start tracking my food intake and exercise again.
Do cardio and/or strength training for at least 30-60 minutes a day for 5 days a week.
Live life to it's fullest
My name is Sherry. I live on a farm in a small rural community in Idaho. I have 1 husband, 3 grown children, 9 awesome grandchildren, 3 horses, 10 cats, 90 cows and too many gray hairs to count. I love photography, restoring old photos and family history.
Taking my lead, in 2002-03 my husband lost 160 pounds, only he is stalwart and has maintained his weight! Part of me is really happy for him- the other part wants to strangle him! I lovingly tell people I live with "the Food Police!"
| Pounds lost: 20.0