August, 5 2011
July 29, 2011
Since I started Sparkpeople in Jan 2008, I am sad to say that I only used it for about a year, but in that year I lost 50 pounds. Since then I fell off the bandwagon. Yep. Granted it was stress that did it to me. I took care of my grandmother and she kept getting worse until she had to go to dialysis three times a week. Since jan of 2009 I have put back on the 50 pounds and probably more. I don't like using a scale, but I can tell in how my clothes fit. Now that 2011 is here. I made it my new years resolution to start doing better again, but you know what? That didn't happen. I took care of my grandmother up until March of this year, 2011. She ended up in the hospital for a few weeks before going to a rehab place, then ended up back in the hospital where she passed away. She had a broken heart. (Heart problems) In a way I feel like I failed her. She just wanted me to be healthy and I know she doesn't want me to end up like she did, in MY future. So now.. after She passed away. I've picked my life up and moved to New Hampshire to be with m boyfriend. (he moved down to SC in Feb. We both moved up here). I KNEW that I needed to get away from the house that I lived in with 9 other people so that I could take care of myself. There's too many temptations in that house. Even though I know there's plenty out in the real world. Now is the time for me to get healthy. I don't want to die at a young age. As you see in my pictures on the side here, My boyfriend is with me in one of the pictures. He's going to go on this journey with me. When we first started dating (Aug 3, 2010) we said that this was an ADVENTURE. Life is an ADVENTURE. This is the second part of our story, so we need to make it a good one. So I hope that in time and effort and hard work. It will definitely give our story a happy ending. My fortune cookie I had on the day we started dating said. : Real Adventure leads to true happiness. Well I'm ready to get started. For real this time. New Life. New Me. As long as I have friends to support me. Let's do this thing.
No More Excuses
1-25-10 I've made too many excuses and you know looking back on it, it makes me feel that excuses are for the weak. I'm not weak. So it's time to start showing strength. We all make excuses, so why not try to make less? As I set forth on this journey, I am not afraid, I am confident.
That person that has always made excuses, that's not me. I know it. It was just always simpler to take the easy way out. Nothing is ever easy. The easy way out is what got me here. It's time to start putting the thought and effort into it. I'll get there. It might be a while, but I can do this.
What is there to say about myself??......
From now on, I will CHOOSE to be HAPPY!
I've decided to embark on this journey of making my life healthier. I'm tired of not being able to do all the things that everyone else can do. However, I'm not afraid to try anymore. In 2007, I gained alot more self confidence.
I also believe that if you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything you set forth to do. So I am DETERMINED, that I can change my life for the better. :)
401: Jan 14, 2008
390:Feb 20, 2008
360: October 2008
Walk atleast 15-30 minutes everyday. (Beginning)
Water, water, and more water!
Fruits and Veggies!
Watching what I eat..
I love music... I enjoy hiking, and hope when I lose weight I'll be able to go more often!
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
I'm measuring my food to help control my portions. And Jeff and I are walking every day. This week (or weekend) we are going to purge the house of anything that tempts me to do bad....chips, cakes, pizza.....my comfort foods. We've made goals for the year and I'm sticking to them. This time next year I'm looking to be three sizes smaller....*fingers crossed* You can do it too, Arol! I know you can!
1699 days ago
Thanks Arol. I want to do better. This year I got more then just Jeff. Kayla's new fiance (soon to be my sister-in-law) is helping me. She's going to be my built in support. And I'm hoping by their ceremony in June I'll be down at least one dress size (hopefully more).
1699 days ago
hey girl!!!! u can do it!!!! just keep walking and counting calories!!!!
1840 days ago
Get that walk in!!!
1844 days ago
Hey chica! Workouts are going smooth so far...Trying to get into a routine. 21 days makes a habit...so I am on a 21 day kick for now. :)
1845 days ago