Done January 2013
Starting weight over 375, Size 32W
Trying on clothes
I have 50 pics in my gallery
~Dreams so real they grow wild on the vine!~
Done losing 113 (4/22/13) pounds with SparkPeople and I am working on dropping 200 total & get back into running since my 2013 month-long break! In the meantime I'm not waiting until I'm considered "slender" to love myself and my body. In fact, when I reach my final goal weight, I may still have a protruding tummy, and I know that the size of my behind will probably only get proportionally smaller- OH WELL (or OH GOOD! HEhee)! What's more important is that I have more energy, can do more ...
Done losing 113 (4/22/13) pounds with SparkPeople and I am working on dropping 200 total & get back into running since my 2013 month-long break! In the meantime I'm not waiting until I'm considered "slender" to love myself and my body. In fact, when I reach my final goal weight, I may still have a protruding tummy, and I know that the size of my behind will probably only get proportionally smaller- OH WELL (or OH GOOD! HEhee)! What's more important is that I have more energy, can do more things, and can live life more fully.
I've fought depression since I was a child. The only way to do it is to confront it directly and STAND UP for yourself. Find what you like in yourself, in others, in the world around you. Find what you ENJOY in your journey instead of what you DON'T. The power of your own thoughts are more uplifting or destructive than ANY outside forces. Draw your strength from your spirit, from your God, or from your family. No matter where it originates, it will pulse through you and you will just beam! And you can use that beam to focus your purpose on your wishes and dreams. They CAN come true!
BA-boomp baboomp!...Move and move that body, baBOOMP baboomp!!
"A man is but the product of his thoughts.
What he thinks, he becomes."
YOU can/will do this, and *I* can/will do this!
It's the little things that make life so enjoyable, and I'm greedy and want them all! HEhehee...I made my initial plan HAPPEN: I CAN keep up with my nephews, AM able to tie my athletic shoes while sitting in a chair with arms, and DO have more energy, just to start.
What makes a breathtaking sunset more enjoyable? Having the strength and energy to stand and watch it. Or better yet, stroll along the beach while gazing out over the Pacific Ocean (without back and knee pain or getting winded)! That's also what makes SHOPPING, getting the mail, spending time with friends, heck, even DUSTING (daily living) more enjoyable.
When I started Spark at the beginning of 2008 I was 29, and able to identify with the knee pains and lack of energy complaints of my someone three times my age, I realized that my future couldn't get better unless I did something about it.
6 months later I turned 30 and felt that this is JUST THE BEGINNING of my life. The rest of my life will be easier (physically), not harder! I look forward to the promise of tomorrow. Now it's 2013 - WE ARE LIVING IN THE FUTURE! Isn't it amazing?!
I was always overweight, even as a child. My husband loved me no matter what my size. However, from 2000 to 2008 I gained an almost 10 lbs a year (75 total) and could longer live like that. **I HAVE LOST THOSE POUNDS AND HAVE VIRTUALLY "TURNED BACK" THE CLOCK 10 YEARS. **
I'm not just working to lose the pounds-I want a FIT lifestyle, a FIT body, and a FIT mind. And each day on Spark gets me closer to my healthy lifestyle ideal. This is permanent. With each new boost of energy, I'm closer to having enough to clean my house! ;)
My SparkPage title ("Dreams so real they grow wild on the vine...") is from a Fastball song, and I added it here because there were so many things that I had locked away as a child, and before SparkPeople. They were like seeds. Seeds of the person I longed to be, and the things I yearned to do. Being a DONE GIRL ~waters~ those seeds, ~thrusts~ them into the soil, ~feeds~ them nutrients to keep growing, and they DO. They grow and bloom and burst forth MORE seeds to again be nurtured and grown themselves. *I* am growing as a person too.
(Okay, so in April 2008 I figured out what I'd weigh for the rest of the year if I consistently lost 1-2 pounds per week. I will consider myself super successful if--NO, WHEN--I reach my goal of being 300 lbs or under by the end of 2008. (DONE-EARLY, TOO!!) I want to lose it SLOWLY, give my body time to adjust, skin to SHRINK, etc.). Since I'm done early I'm using the rest of 2008 to build MUSCLE and TONE! ...And I will keep movin'! GOYAAM!
Month-1lb a week avg goal/2lb a week avg goal (actual)
MAY---335/333 (actual was *332* 5/11)
JUN---331/325 (actual was *320* 6/11)
JUL---327/317 (actual was *315* 7/1/08)
AUG---322/307 (actual 307.5 8/4/08)
SEPT--318/299 (actual 301 9/1/08)
OCT---313/289 (actual 298 L&G 10/6/08)
NOV---309/281 (actual 285 11/10/08)
DEC---305/273 (actual 281 12/9/08)
**End of 2008- 275 approx! Yay, I lost 100 pounds this year!**
New year, new range! Here's the 1lb loss/2 lb loss ranges, but my goal is to lose 75 lbs (hit 199) in 2009:
FEB 2009--271/267 (actual 269 2/2/09)
MAR 2009--267/259 (actual 264 3/5/09)
APR 2009--263/251 (actual 261 4/13/09)
MAY 2009--259/243 (actual 257 5/5/09)
JUN 2009--255/235 (actual 258 6/1/09)
JUL 2009--251/227 (actual 255 7/1/09)
AUG 2009--247/219 (actual 256 8/3/09)
_______adjusting 1, 2 pound loss nums_______
SEP 2009--252/248 (actual 252 9/2/09)
OCT 2009--247/238 (actual 245 10/1/09)
NOV 2009--243/230 (actual 243 11/2/09)
DEC 2009--238/220 (actual 238 12/1/09)
**End of 2009- 239: LOST 31 pounds!!**
I was back on track, losing weight consistently (or at least, the net weight loss was consistent). I've entered a new stage in my weight loss. As much as it's ALWAYS not about the scale, it really isn't in 2010! That's why my scale goal is modest. I'm still working to build MUSCLE and TONE, keep consistent with cardio, and my goal for 2010 is to be under 200 pounds, then another -25 after that! My body is still adjusting to the massive amount of weight I've lost. It's never to early to start figuring out your lifelong habits.
**End of 2010- 272: gained 33 lbs then maintained for 6 months!**
2011 Goals (Start, Size 26 pants, 18/20 top, 22 dress) Must gain/maintain MUSCLE this year! Focus!
DEC 2010--***/*** (actual 268 11/26/10)
JAN 2011--Adj month (actual 273 01/01/11)
(Goals below from 270)
FEB 2011--269/265 (actual 269 02/01/11)
MAR 2011--265/257 (actual 265 03/01/11)
APR 2011--261/249 (actual 263 04/01/11)
MAY 2011--257/241 (actual 252 05/01/11)
JUN 2011--253/233 (actual 252 06/01/11)
JUL 2011--249/225 (actual 251 07/01/11)
AUG 2011--245/217 (actual 249 08/05/11)
SEP 2011--241/209 (actual 250 09/02/11)
OCT 2011--237/201 (actual 245 10/01/11)^
NOV 2011--241/237 (actual 247 11/02/11)
DEC 2011--237/229 (actual 248 12/01/11)
^-New goal is to reach 237, my lowest weight recently, by December's end.
**End of 2011- 253: LOST 20 pounds!!**
**End of 2011 Size 24 pants, 14/16 top, 18 dress)
Didn't ST last year, it's back at the top of my priorities. My ranges are a reasonable .5 to 1 pound a week loss average.
Jan 2012 WEIGHT: 253
Jan 2012 FIT (fitness accomplishments):
xx Started SP 28-Day Bootcamp
xx Walked Resolution 5k
xx Zumba 2 Hour Master Class
xx 1,000+ Fitness Minutes - DONE!
FEB 2012 WEIGHT: 250 (-3)
FEB 2012 FIT:
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xx SparkRally Mission Trails hike
xx 1,000+ Fitness Minutes - DONE!
MAR 2012 WEIGHT: 256 (+6)
MAR 2012 FIT:
xxADVENTURE LIST Torrey Pines hike
xx 1,400+ Fitness Minutes PLANNED
APR 2012 WEIGHT: 253 (-3)
-Got a job!
MAY 2012: 254
JUN 2012: 255
-Got a place to live!
-Signed up for 10K in Nov!
-Played with tracking food again
JUL 2012: 249 (-6)
AUG 2012: 247 (-2)
SEP 2012: 248 (+1)
-Restarted 10k run training!
-Signed up for 3 mo workplace body fat loss contest!
OCT 2012: 252 (+4)
-Started CrossFit twice weekly at work
NOV 2012: 247 (-5)
-Iron Girl 5k completed!
-2 Hr Master Zumba Marathon Thanksgiving
DEC 2012: 252
-Not giving up.
JAN 2013- 250 LBS, 53.3%BF
FEB 2013- 250.8 LBS, 52.8%BF
MAR 2013- 252.6 LBS, 51.6%BF
APR 2013- 257 LBS, 51.7%BF
MAY 2013-263 LBS, 55%BF
2013 Registered & Planned Events:
1/6/13-Resolution Run 5K w/NEWSGIRL2177 (DONE)
1/13/13-CrossFit Studio Demo
1/26/13-San Diego SparkRally
2/2/13-Electric Run 5k Night (R)
4/2/13-Go back to CrossFit twice weekly
5/9/13-Walk 2x week in AM, at least; launch 1% plan
11/2013- Iron Girl 10K (My 5th Iron Girl)
Check out my blog for other non-weight related goals.
Oh yeah... and,
"I love the whole world
It's such a brilliant place
.~'*~SPARKLES! Sparkles EVERYWHERE!~*'~.
(I'm a 2der! ...In TWO-VILLE now as of 9/18/08!)
(10/11/08 I've reached a new turning point! In Sept I lost and gained 3 pounds, not the kind of progress I'm used to, so it's a NEW PLAN, new DEAL, adjustment and we're moving forward, baby!)
As much as I disagree with the BMI numbers (especially between normal & overweight), it's still satisfying to slip down the categories. Here's the wild ride:
-Start (375 lbs) BMI Super Super Morbidly Obese (64.4)!
-BMI Super Morbidly Obese (under 59)
-BMI Morbidly Obese (under 49)
******Current* - 245 lbs *****
-(next one is Severely Obese when I reach 232 lbs)
| current weight: 262.0
Member Since: 1/15/2008
Fitness Minutes: 42,935
Can you feel the vibrancy of life? Drink in every exquisite moment? I couldn't. I'm working to change that.
GOYAAM & SP
Plan for Dec 2012:
1k+ fitness minutes
Track food, Eat mindfully
Find the good (mindset training)
Continue 10k training
Get enough sleep
Other things to remember:
xDG BD night before!
xYou are beautiful, capable, smart and kind.
Long Term: 175 (200+lb weight loss) Mid-term:
xLose 25-50 in '12
* 1st 10% (lose 37.5)-DONE!
* 2nd 10% (lose 34)-DONE!
* 3rd 10% (lose 30.5 be 273)-DONE!
* 4th 10% (lose 27 - 246)
* 4th repeat (lose 27 be 243)
Exercise: VARIETY! Zumba, Jog, Walk, Gym...
I've learned better healthful eating by tracking via Spark, meeting ranges, (about 1,350 - 1,700), but making the food choices MYSELF.
-I'm 5 foot 4.75 inches!
-I live near San Diego.
-I love chilly weather.
-I get migraines and have had headaches all my life. Stretching & weight loss makes them almost disappear!
One more song lyric quote: "It's not livin' that you're doin' if it feels like dyin'." - Ray LaMontagne
I'm done poisoning my body and starving it of movement.
Likes: Photography, good friends, art, MUSIC (like crazy).
My OLD (no longer applies) dislikes : Housework, People seeing my messy house, All my clutter, self doubt
My new dislikes:
Not giving myself enough time to do what I need to organize my room, or care for myself - so let's not do that, k?