Currently... 250 lbs
Family Picture January 2010
BDMCLAUGHLIN is a SparkPeople Motivator!
I am an army wife and proud mum of three who wants to lose weight, lead a healthier , more active lifestyle.
Consistency is the key to success for me. Eating healthily EVERY day, not just when I think about it, exercising REGULARLY, not just when I can be bothered.
SW: 280 lbs
** Update May 2014 I am back after gaining back much of the weight I had lost. A two year posting to Canada and getting way to complacent about my eating and exercise habits has led me to a difficult place to be. In spite of the slide weight wise, I am WAY more active than I was! I have completed a number of 5km runs, two triathlons, a half marathon, and am now a qualified spinning and Zumba instructor! I love teaching, and love being a non-cookie cutter instructor, but I am at a point where I want to get a grip on my eating, which is causing my weight to spiral again! It is time to refocus, reassess, and recommit to ME. I have done it before, and I will do it again. Let's go.
**Update May 2009** I came back to SP in March 2009 (after giving birth to my third son in November 2008) weighing 265 lbs - I am SO excited to be getting back on track and making heathy choices for me and my boys. My amazing husband is on operational tour in Afghanistan at the moment, so I am taking this time just to focus on me and see what positive habits I can put into place before he comes home! Hopefully he will be able to see some amazing changes when he gets home in August!
**Update October 2009** I'm still here, and though I hit a major plateau last month (partially due to the celebrations around my hubby's safe return!), it looks like things are finally moving in the right direction again!! I just have to keep reminding myself that the journey is just as important as the desination this time if I want to keep the weight off! i am over the moon to have fnally it onederland though! I haven't been this weight in over 10 years. :) I am loving my new spinning classes, and I am training for my first triathalon next June - BRING IT ON!!
**Update February 2010** Still here and still working hard! :) I have decided to try and be a bit less focused on the scale and more focused on my health and fitness levels. I found that I was getting too fixated on the numbers, and not allowing myself to enjoy the other benefits on my weight loss - increased cardiovascular stamina, more energy, just feeling better about myself! It seems to be working well, and I have dedicated myself to refocusing my energy on my quality of food intake and exercise this month to see if I can shake these winter blahs! This hard work is paying off for me every single day! LOVE IT!
**Update April 2010** Just wanted to say thank you SO much for making me a Spark People Motivator, and DONE Girl of the Day!! - what fantastic motivation for ME to keep pushing for my goals! :) Triathlon training is going well - currently working on the C25K program in preparation and doing loads of biking and Spinning and Zumba - need to get moving on the swimming too! Weight is moving slowly downward, but I am still shrinking at an incredible pace as my body tones up - it is AMAZING! Thank you SP -if I had not found this website I would still be on my couch!! x
Spartan Race August 2014
Spin for Life July 2014
Complete C25K again!
Weight related goals:
240 by 1 June 2014
230 by 1 July 2014
220 by 1 August 2014
210 by 1 Sept 2014
200 by 1 Oct 2014
190 by 1 Nov 2014
180 by 1 Dec 2014
170 by 1 Feb 2015
165 by 1 March 2015
160 by 1 April 2015
155 by 1 May 2015
150 by 1 June 2015
Consume between 1200-1550 calories a day
2 x weights / KB per week
3 x run / week
Teach 1x 60 minute ZUMBA class per week
1x REST DAY per week
Minimum 20 min workout DVD of any kind 5x week
Wife of a British soldier who is heading back to Afghanistan in a few weeks, and Mum of three wonderful boys. I am back living in Germany, and miss home terribly!
| current weight: 266.0