I completely forgot about my 3-year anniversary with SparkPeople, which was on March 31. This third year of my journey was not a good one, weight-wise. I have plenty of excuses like a demanding new job and menopause, but the truth is that I burned out and got lazy. In spite of joining several challenges, I found that I was slacking off on the exercise. I stopped tracking my food for a couple of months, and now I am only a few pounds short of the all-time high weight that prompted me to join Sparkpeople three years ago. I'm disappointed in myself, but determined to get back on the horse.
It's my 2-year anniversary with SparkPeople and time to update the SparkPage.
Twice within the last year I got within 1 pound of goal weight, but then life got in the way and I slacked off. I'm in danger of getting all the way back to my starting weight, which is disheartening.
I decided to try a Biggest Loser challenge to shake things up. So far, not much weight loss, but I am definitely improving my daily exercise level. Hopefully the weight will come back off soon.
From March 30, 2014:
Decided to create my Spark Page to celebrate my 1 year anniversary with SparkPeople.
I'm a 50 year old mom, currently living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I've lived here for nearly 18 years and I love it.
I was thin for my entire life until after the birth of my son 16 years ago. I became a stay at home mom and put on one to two pounds per year until I reached 160. That's when I decided that it had to stop.
After one year with SparkPeople, I'm within 4 pounds of my goal weight of 142. It was much harder to keep the pounds off than I ever imagined! I seem to lose three pounds and then plateau for weeks before making a little progress again.
I've started exercising every day for at least 30 minutes, and that seems to be helping break the latest plateau.
I'm originally from Portland, Oregon. Married. One son with Asperger's.
This user doesn't have any public blog entries.
|Total SparkPoints: 192,935
|SparkPoints Level 21
? ? ? ? ?~~FRIENDS~~REAL OR FAKE~~? ? ? ? ?
Fake Friends--Never ask for food
-----Real Friends--Are the reason you have NO food.
Fake Friends--Call your parents MR. & MRS.
-----Real Friends--Call your friends MOM & DAD
Fake Friends--Have never seen you cry
-----Real Friends --Cry with you.
Fake Friends--Borrow your stuff for a few days & give it back
-----Real Friends--Keep your stuff for so long they forget it's yours
Fake friends--Know about you
-----Real Friends--Could write a book about you
Fake Friends--Would knock on your front door
-----Real Friends--Walk right in & say "I'm home"
Fake Friends--Are around for awhile
-----Real Friends--Are around for LIFE.
Fake Friends--Say "I love you" in a joking manner.
-----Real Friends--Say "I love you" & mean it.
Fake Friends--Will read this
-----Real Friends--Will steal this.
? ? ? ? ?~ARE YOUR FRIENDS REAL OR FAKE~? ? ? ? ?
~Have a Tranquil, Tasteful, Thrilling, Thankful and Triumphant Tuesday!!~
4 hours ago
""Happy Memorial Day Weekend Blessings!!""
3 days ago
How To Have a Better Day
1. Play with kids.
Even if they are not your own, just kid around kids while they are just being kids.
2. Give someone a compliment.
Not a fake one, but take the time to see something that someone else is doing well.
3. Sing in your car.
And sing as loud as you can. Have you ever noticed how hard it is to frown while you are singing?
4. Watch a movie.
You might like it, and maybe you'll laugh, and maybe you'll cry.
5. Bake your favorite kind of cookies.
Then eat some.
6. Count your blessings.
I mean it. Start a list of all the things you are thankful for.
Write until you can’t write anymore. Staple it to the wall.
7. Watch people.
Go find a crowded public area, sit down and watch. Allow yourself to wonder what he ate for breakfast, or what her name is, or where he bought that shirt.
8. Do something for someone you love.
Do the dishes for your wife, take your niece out for ice cream,
take your mom to Starbucks for a coffee.
It'll make you feel good.
10. Think of the most encouraging person you know and call them.
But don’t complain. Refrain from telling them how bad your day is
and focus on making their day better.
11. Write a letter.
A good old-fashioned paper and ink letter. Bonus: write it to someone who has impacted your life and thank them and let them know how much you appreciate their role/impact in your life.
12. Make new friends.
One of them may be in your life forever.
How will you have a better day?
4 days ago
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
5 days ago
""If you actually want something, make an effort. Everything isn't just going to come to you.""
6 days ago