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A New, Healthier Life

I'm engaged and ready to lose weight!

I'm trying to build a more positive outlook by seeing any success, no matter how small, as a success nonetheless. It's better to see your life as a bunch of small successes than one big failure, isn't it?

I've been fat for as long as I can remember. I was always the kid nobody would pass the ball to, to describe my younger self in a nutshell. I would have my moments, like begging my parents for diet pills for my birthday, but I was ...
I'm engaged and ready to lose weight!

I'm trying to build a more positive outlook by seeing any success, no matter how small, as a success nonetheless. It's better to see your life as a bunch of small successes than one big failure, isn't it?

I've been fat for as long as I can remember. I was always the kid nobody would pass the ball to, to describe my younger self in a nutshell. I would have my moments, like begging my parents for diet pills for my birthday, but I was pretty okay with myself and never very overweight.

Then in high school, things got a lot tougher. Due to poor eating and exercise habits and good old puberty, I put on a lot of weight. As for my fellow students, they did more than not pass the ball to me. I entered cycles of starving and binging if I wasn't just plain binging . My mom was in an accident and the only way I knew how to make myself feel better was to eat. The weight kept on piling on and on, and I felt miserable all the time. My once outstanding grades were slipping because of all of the pressure, and it felt like the only thing I could be proud of was gone. I tried to drown myself in my bathtub. Strangely, what I found worse than that was when I shoved a toothbrush down my throat to make me vomit. I knew my life was out of control.

I ended up dropping out of school. I was home schooled for a year or two, but the time was mostly to recover and repair myself. In that time, I found Christ and met my now-fiance, David. I was happier than I had ever been, but I still felt that nagging in the back of my mind about my weight. I would often cry about it, but never thought I could do anything about it. I was fat. I thought I'd always be fat. So I tried to accept it. I never could.

In January, 2008, on the way home from clothes shopping, a couple of men made pig noises at me. I was devastated. It had been so long since I've been subjected to such childish mockery. I fell back into my cycles of starving and binging. Shortly later, I went for a doctor's visit and hopped on the scale while she was out of the room. That was when I realized that I was no longer the fat kid nobody trusted with the soccer ball, but an obese woman. Obese. That was when I knew I had to really take control.

I began to keep track of my calories and exercise in a journal. I started by playing short sessions of Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix and taking my dog out for short walks. I gave up soda and chips except for special occasions (and no, a sunset isn't special), and limited my consumption of pizza and ice cream. I bought a scale and started noticing small losses. I was really losing weight! By chance, I came by SparkPeople and was intrigued by its SparkPoint system! I began to do strength training and took up different activities like pilates, jogging, swimming, jump rope, elliptical training, and more. As healthy eating and regular exercise became was becoming more of a habit, the pounds kept shedding off, and I was becoming happier and healthier with each passing day. I am so proud of everything I've done, and I know I can lose the rest of the weight!

Now, would somebody mind passing me the ball?




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Member Since: 4/26/2008

SparkPoints: 28,675

Fitness Minutes: 39,049

My Goals:
Starting Weight: 225 lbs
Current Weight: 152.5lbs
Goal Weight: ~150 lbs

Starting Waist Size: 40"
Current Waist Size: 30"
Goal Waist Size: 35" or less
ACHIEVED
New Goal Waist Size: 30" or less
ACHIEVED

Starting BMI: 31.4
Current BMI: 21.9
Goal BMI: 23 or less
ACHIEVED

My Program:
I've been eating a semi-vegetarian diet with smaller meals, frequent snacks, and off-the-record weekends (also known as "cheat days").

Here's a glance of a typical week's exercise schedule:

- Monday = Turbo Jam 20 Minute Workout, TJ Totally Tubular Turbo
- Tuesday = Turbo Jam Fat Blaster
- Wednesday = 20 minutes Dance Dance Revolution, 30 minutes full body "freestyle" resistance training
- Thursday = Turbo Jam Cardio Party
- Friday = Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, 10 minutes DDR
- Saturday = Rest Day!
- Sunday = Leslie Sansone 2 Mile Walk

I always try to mix it up though!

Personal Information:
Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. I'd like to train for a career in fitness training/nutrition and help others feel as good as I do!

Other Information:
I enjoy video games and not too much else. My interests are very complex, you see.

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MZKYND
11/15/2012 6:37:50 AM

Just swinging by to say Have a Happy , Healthy Day!!!
Your Daisy is adorable :)



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TRAINERERICA
10/24/2011 8:24:15 PM

Its really great to see your positive outlook! You can definitely accomplish what you put your mind to! emoticon



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SHOOPETTE
10/24/2011 10:51:33 AM

Almost there, congrats!!!



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BLADAMS89
10/24/2011 9:58:28 AM

Great job! Congrats on being Motivator of the Day. I can relate to your story a lot. I can't wait until I can be a success like you! Keep up the great work girl! emoticon



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NEVERGIVEUP68
10/24/2011 8:52:34 AM

Way to go on being picked as Motivator of the Day! emoticon



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