Me and my husband (September 2009)
Me and my girls. Anna (left), Abigail (back), Adeline (front right)
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Getting IT Back!
Hey, thanks for visiting my page. I am the girl that was never popular, never pretty, certainly never skinny. I am the average girl. I have always struggled with weight. I remember as a little girl having to wear the pretty plus size (as if putting the word pretty would boost your confidence). Well, I've stayed plus sized all my life. I can remember weighing over 160 lbs. in the 8th grade. I have never seen that number again. Throughout all my high school and college I think I stayed ...
Hey, thanks for visiting my page. I am the girl that was never popular, never pretty, certainly never skinny. I am the average girl. I have always struggled with weight. I remember as a little girl having to wear the pretty plus size (as if putting the word pretty would boost your confidence). Well, I've stayed plus sized all my life. I can remember weighing over 160 lbs. in the 8th grade. I have never seen that number again. Throughout all my high school and college I think I stayed pretty near 190 lbs. After I got married, I was at my highest of 207 lbs. My weight fluctuated a lot over the next few years between 200 and 188. Those were my magic numbers. I was the "pretty" big girl. I was the "you carry your weight well" girl. I hated shopping because 16's were getting too small for me and I didn't want to have to shop in the "big-people" stores. I was very frustrated, but didn't do anything about it, because every attempt ended in failure or pregnancy.
I was successful with WW back in 2005 and finally got into some 14's and loved it. That was short lived because once again I got pregnant and gained it all back and struggled to lose it. I tried some WW again, but had little success, I tried some other things and would lose about 5 lbs. and feel really good, but then something would happen and those 5 lbs. would find me again. It was a constant yo-yo of lose 5 lbs...gain 5 lbs...lose 5 lbs....gain 5 lbs...
I joined SP in October 2008, but never did much with it. I had intended to lose weight before my sil wedding. That was a failure and I ended up worse then when I started. I guess the turning point in my life was Easter this year. I went shopping with some friends and as I was sitting in front of a mirror and I seriously didn't recognize the fat girl staring back at me. It seemed I had ballooned up all over (especially around my middle...I was sporting the spare tire look and I was completely mortified!!). After that, my husband surprised me with a Wii Fit and my journey officially began on April 26, 2009. I started out at 91 kgs (200 lbs). I want to find the 170's again and I really want to push myself to see if I can ever find the 160's again (first time in about 20 years)...is it possible???
UPDATE: (September 18, 2009) It has been almost 5 months since I started and I feel GREAT!! I have lost 29 pounds and I have hopes to lose another 5-10 more. I am finally into the 160's and I hope to stay there!! I love exercising and I love how I feel when I am done. I love going shopping again. I also love all fruits and veggies. I tried eating a chocolate bar the other day (dark chocolate) and couldn't even eat half because it was so sweet. It is amazing how your body can change in only 5 months!!
UPDATE: (January 5, 2010) Well, my trip into 160's was a short-lived trip. In October, the celebrations began and I indulged. I stayed in the low 170's. Now that the New Year is here, I have new focus and I plan on finishing what I started. I really need to lose the last 15 lbs. I am starting to journal my food again. I found that I love to run so I am running. I just tried swimming again (first time in about 15+ years) and I love it. I will be alternating between my running and swimming along with the EA Active Wii game. The 5K races will resume in February so I am looking forward to that and improving my time, or just maintaining. Hopefully when I reach my birthday (March), I will be at my goal!!!
NEW UPDATE: (May 24, 2010) Well, I didn't reach my goal of 155, but that is ok. I have been able to maintain my 30 pound weight loss since October 2009 and that makes me happy. I am happy at 167-171 and that is ok. I have realized that I would have to eat like a bird and exercise twice as hard to get into the 150's and I just don't think I want to work that hard. I am happy with my body now and I am happy with the size clothes I can wear. I am looking to tone my body and increase my muscle. I have done well with my running and will keep on doing that. I am aiming to run 1000+ miles this year with an ultimate goal of running around the world (22000+ miles)...I realize that will take me a really long time, but you have to set goals. Wish me luck!!
| current weight: 196.0
Member Since: 10/20/2008
Fitness Minutes: 34,849
To reach the 160's and get into the 150's and maintain at 155 (give or take 3 lbs.). I also would like to continue my running and incorporate some swimming. I am strength training 3 times a week to tone and add muscle definition. I also joined Nike+ and I want to run 1000+ miles this year.
Progress to date
Just entered my first of many 5K Runs.
Personal Best Times
I am using the nutrition tracker and trying to exercise 5-6 days a week. I am doing more running than anything else, but am trying to incorporate swimming as well. I am also strength training to build up my muscle mass. I am aiming to burn at least 5000 calories a week.
I am a Child of God, a wife, a mother of 3 girls, a teacher, a homemaker, a cook, a maid, a beautician, a friend, a daughter, an aunt, and a sister