GIRANIMAL   34,399
SparkPoints
30,000-39,999 SparkPoints
 
 
New dress! June 2011, 127 pounds





My baby! He wants this bike and, secretly, I do too.. ;) Ah, Triumph...*swoon*





RIP, sweet baby boy. I still miss you!



I have 41 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
So close!

July 2010:

I'm so close to my goal weight! I've lost 65 pounds in the past 14 months, most of it with SparkPeople.

I never thought it could be done -- and certainly not so...sanely. Reasonable amounts of good food and moderate exercise? I'd struggled so long I never dreamed it could be so darn simple.

So I'm rocking a size 8 jeans and small to medium tops. I'm still weeding out clothes that are just pathetically baggy on me now. It feels good.
...
July 2010:

I'm so close to my goal weight! I've lost 65 pounds in the past 14 months, most of it with SparkPeople.

I never thought it could be done -- and certainly not so...sanely. Reasonable amounts of good food and moderate exercise? I'd struggled so long I never dreamed it could be so darn simple.

So I'm rocking a size 8 jeans and small to medium tops. I'm still weeding out clothes that are just pathetically baggy on me now. It feels good.

I still have a lot of mental work to do though. Many days my brain still sees FAT and I obsess a little more than I'd like over food. But it's still a work in progress and, overall, I am incredibly proud of myself and grateful for SparkPeople and all my SparkFriends!

***********************

May 2009:

I've been struggling with weight most of my life. This time I'm also focusing on eating less, not just "healthier" -- and it seems to be the key to success!

I lost my mom four years ago and drank more than I should have. Then I quit smoking. Then I turned 30. I suppose there's no wonder that I packed on the pounds pretty quickly.

I have a herniated disc that created some arthritis in my low back before I was even 30. (Actually, now they tell me I have TWO herniated discs!) I have always hated sports and NEVER liked being sweaty. And I am known for my baking skills.

Clearly, this whole fitness thing presents some pretty big hurdles for me. But I am finally feeling motivated, and I'm happy to ditch the excuses and embrace the challenge!

*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-
*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

"Assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled." - Wayne Dyer

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become." - Buddha

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony." - Mahatma Ghandi
Read More About GIRANIMAL (Updated June 30)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 139.0 
 
201
182
163
144
125


 
Interact with GIRANIMAL

Send Member a Private Message








Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 1/14/2008

SparkPoints: 34,399

Fitness Minutes: 56,464

My Goals:
I would like to finally be comfortable enough with my own body that I am not constantly comparing myself to anyone and everyone around me. I want to be healthy and feel great!


My Program:
I am focusing on around 1,400-1,500 calories a day of food that I ENJOY and working out in the morning with Leslie Sansone before biking to work and back every day the weather allows it. I've also added some Leslie interval workouts for strength training. I am constantly trying to fit in the likes of yoga, tai chi and chi gong on a regular basis. (The best intentions do not always seem to yield the best results!) LOL

Personal Information:
I was born and bred in Chicago, and so far it looks like I am here to stay. I'm a nerdy copy editor who loves to read and listen to public radio. I live with my amazing husband and his 6-foot-long red-tailed boa constrictor, Eve. :)

Other Information:
I have fibromyalgia. I am working hard at leaving it at that -- a fact I just have to deal with and learn to work around as best I can rather than letting it run my life.

Profile Image





 
 



Fresh Veggies
From:
HIPPICHICK1

Party
From:
DDOORN

Woo Hoo!
From:
PIR8CHIK

Massage
From:
GHK1962

Tent
From:
GHK1962

Ice Cream Cone
From:
GHK1962




Member Comments:
MORTICIAADDAMS
8/11/2014 4:08:11 PM

My doctor doesn't believe in the blood tests nor give them much credence. He says the only accurate test is a biopsy and I don't really want that. I took a test at one time a friend gave me who has confirmed celiac disease as she diagnosed me with having it. It came up that I have a 90% chance of having celiac disease. My history from childhood really supports it. But I tend to still doubt it. My doctor doesn't and he has more experience with it. I'm on 50,000 billion probiotics a day with no relief unless I avoid gluten so I don't know. He may be right.



Report Inappropriate Comment
DDOORN
8/8/2014 9:46:42 PM

Catching up? Are you kidding? You're probably flying on by me! :-)

Don



Report Inappropriate Comment
MORTICIAADDAMS
8/8/2014 12:49:54 PM

Thanks for reading my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

That is the closest I've ever been to an owl. It was weird!! He/she certainly was not afraid of us.

Strange but dad has only been married twice and his wives were not like the "maids". I think Dad actually intends to hire a maid but then at some point their duties become blurred and we are never sure what the relationship is. But we have enough sense to know something isn't right.

I sure hope we don't have another winter like the last one. I will be freakin crazy!



Report Inappropriate Comment
MORTICIAADDAMS
8/8/2014 12:15:34 PM

My parents had a terrible marriage and my dad didn't raise me to get married. His advice even when I was in grade school was to go to college and take care of myself. Not depend on a man to take care of me. So that's pretty much what I did, though it was a major struggle. I was almost homeless a few times. LOL. But what doesn't kill you really does make you stronger and I am strong and I'm not dependent on anyone. I could live in a cardboard box in a ditch if I had to.

I didn't have a wedding either time I got married. I didn't want to spend money on something like that and I don't like formal ceremonies. They're icky. I know, I'm weird. LOL.

I have a MRSA right now and I have MRSA so much that I don't correlate the 2 so it probably does have something to do with the other symptoms. When you autoimmune disease, like I do, it could all be related to the R.A. but I always tend to blame G.I. problems and diet for all of it and I still tend to believe it is the root cause. My doctor thinks I have celiac disease and I'm not convinced but I feel better without gluten.

Comment edited on: 8/8/2014 12:16:31 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
GHK1962
8/8/2014 10:21:25 AM

You're still getting into arguments with drivers?!?!?! Well, just be careful ok ... you're riding for 2 now :)

As for the bike trailer thingy ... I see a lot of people using them too ... but in my head, even with the giant flag thingy, the trailer is so low to the ground that I'd be scared someone still wouldn't see it.

I guess I'd feel safe if it was used on bike paths and such....then again, I have never seen or heard of an incident involving an accident with one of those ... so maybe they are safe.

Or ... you can get one of those hitches to the bike thing that is sort of like an add-on bike ...and they can make believe they are pedaling too. I know, I know ... the little one will not be able to do that for a couple years ... but it's never too early to teach them to pull their own weight in my book. No pedaling, no gerber food. Coasting? The punishment would be making them pedal ME up a hill. Uhmmm ... hey, you want me babysitting for you? Heh.



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (1165 total):  < Previous1234Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites
View My Food and Exercise Log
Report Inappropriate Page