A few years ago. I am now 10 lbs smaller than here.
Must be nice!
My grandbaby, Jaylin
March 6, 2013
Tomorrow I will begin eating vegan and will do so for the entire month of March. I have been craving sugary foods much too often lately. I have been wanting to try vegan for the longest time, but just didn't think I could handle such a drastic change in my diet. Well, I've been practically vegetarian for most of this past year (eating meat occasionally), so now I think I can finally step it up a bit. Wish me luck! I will post regularly to let you all know how I'm doing, as well as document my progress.
I uploaded a recent photo (March 2013) showing myself in tight fitting jeans and a snug top. The jeans are size 12 and the top is large. I will take another photo wearing the same outfit in a month.
December 31, 2011
Thanks to my sister-in-law (love you, Patti), I am back on Sparkpeople and plan to be here daily again. I do love this site, so I don't know why I leave for long periods. I do know that the more connected I am here, the more I tend to stay on track.
I weighed today and I am down almost 50 lbs. I currently wear a size 12 (will post a new pic soon). I am aiming for a 10, and who knows... maybe an 8? I can honestly say I have NEVER been a size 8 since adulthood. Sad, right?
2012 Goals: Lose another 20 lbs and hopefully wear size 8. Agressive, but I know I can do it. Incorporate more agressive strength training into my routine and practice yoga at least twice a week.
As Arnold says, "I'll be back"!
I've had a difficult couple years trying to keep my weight down recently. After surgery, I gained over 30 lbs and really wondered if I could lose it. I really became serious in January 2011 and yay...it's working!!! I exercise an hour every morning before work, and I walk during lunch. I've been basically eating "clean", except Saturdays during which I allow myself cheats. As a result I have lost over 30 lbs.
I would love to lose another 15 lbs by the end of this year, which is very doable. I am adding serious strength training to my routine. I know gaining muscle will help trim inches, but will show as a gain or stall on the scale, which is fine by me.
Wish me luck!
I had surgery on my rotator cuff and I must say that is a long recovery period!
I admit I have become a couch potato since injuring myself, going through physical therapy, surgery, more physical therapy, and so on. My surgeon has finally given me the green light as far as exercise goes. I plan to be very agressive. I have 30 lbs to lose!
Goal #1: Lose 15 lbs by Thanksgiving.
I will weigh in every Monday morning. I am choosing Monday because hopefully this will encourage me to be "good" on weekends.
Build muscle and lose fat until I reach a healthy range (25%?).
Become so accustomed to following a healthy diet, it becomes second-nature for me. I will no longer crave sugar and fast foods.
Be an attractive, healthy and physically fit middle-aged woman!
Remain free of the need for any ongoing medication.
1. Keep my calorie range where it should be.
2. Make at least 90% of my meals/snack healthy choices.
3. Keep exercise as one of my top priorities.
4. Remind myself daily that I "must" follow my program.
Secrets of Success
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| Pounds lost: 14.5
What a nice surprise, seeing your beautiful face on my Page, again! How ya been, Cynthia?!?
I so very rarely pop onto Spark anymore, that I miss out on some of my old friends. So glad to see you're doing well. It's no biggie you're still having a bit of a struggle with this whole weight loss stuff. You'll find YOUR happy answer, at some point! Remember, it took me YEARS, to find mine!
I will try to make it a point, to pop in to Spark, a bit more often..as I do miss all the good people I've met along the way. Between work/working out, and heading to bed so early...just so I can get my butt out of bed at 4am, to start it all over again...there just isn't all that much time left, to Spark!
**I still have my two binders of BFFM on my bookshelf, by the way! Think of you, each time I glance at them.**
Well, I gotta be heading to bed, now. Hope to talk with ya again. If you want to know how I've been, and am currently doing, take a peek into my Page, as I try my best to keep adding updates onto the main section..like a journal. In fact..that's how I saw your pop in, as I just made my latest update, tonight! Ha
622 days ago
Hi!! Thank you for the compliment and add! I am 5'3, incidentally, Hobbit size
1619 days ago
Welcome to the Muscle & Fitness Hers Team! Please feel free to introduce yourself to the team!
1858 days ago
Thanks for adding me.
1937 days ago
WELCOME TO PLUS SIZE EXERCISERS!
WE CAN DO THIS!
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