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.
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Well, housecleanin' time is with us once more;
And, landsakes alive, it's an awful chore!
What with scrubbin', rubbin', and washin' paint,
It's not any picnic; you bet it ain't!...
For it has to be done each Spring and Fall:
The attic and cellar, bedrooms and hall.
Each room, in its order, gives up its dirt,
Till I am weary and my back does hurt!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Housecleanin' Time" (1940s)~
"You can do it!!
15 hours ago
""YIKES!! IT'S HALLOWEEN!!
Beware of the ghastly ghosts, the wicked witches, the batty bats,
the spooky spiders, and the "pain in the neck" vampires!
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I'll be your partner for the Wolf Spirit ATC Challenge!
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“Aim at a high mark and you'll hit it.
No, not the first time, nor the second time. Maybe not the third.
But keep on aiming and keep on shooting
for only practice will make you perfect.”
"The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim at it."
Keep on aiming to hit your Target
2 days ago
Rules for a "Spark"ling Day
1. Wake Up !! Make the choice to have a good day and live a healthier lifestyle!
2. Dress Up !! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
3 . Learn!! Read as much as you can and gain knowledge about living a healthier lifestyle!
4. Stand Up!!..... For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything.
5. Look Up !!.. to your next goal and reward. What do you need to do in order to meet or exceed that goal?
6. Reach Out !!... by encouraging others and being supportive in their times of need.
7. Lift Up !!.. Your spirit....as this journey is not only about your body and weight loss but the changes with your mind and soul too!
8, Get moving !! ... Find ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Sneak in as much exercise as possible!
3 days ago