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Fit at Fifty-Five

UPDATE: I've gone from the 240's to 219 in just 68 days using the new "get healthy plan" I started the day after my 55th birthday. :-)

My cholesterol reached 261 in July 2013--first time it had ever been high. Yikes. So I'm not even going to strive for weight loss this time around; I'm striving now for HEALTH and getting those numbers back down into the acceptable range.

I got a NutriBullet in July 2013 and am blogging outside of SP about my efforts to use it, and ...
UPDATE: I've gone from the 240's to 219 in just 68 days using the new "get healthy plan" I started the day after my 55th birthday. :-)

My cholesterol reached 261 in July 2013--first time it had ever been high. Yikes. So I'm not even going to strive for weight loss this time around; I'm striving now for HEALTH and getting those numbers back down into the acceptable range.

I got a NutriBullet in July 2013 and am blogging outside of SP about my efforts to use it, and my FitBit, to reach my goals. My blog is http://adventureswithnutribullet.blogspot.
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Go, me. :-)


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Time to update my page once again. I got two new knees 5 months ago. I've finished formal physical therapy. I got myself a shiny new gym membership for 2013.

Today it occurred to me that I turn 55 this year, but I haven't yet set any concrete goals. So why not aim for "55 by 55"? I've already lost 15 from my high, so that leaves just 40 more to go by August 4, 2013, which is 28 weeks from the time I'm writing this. That's just over a pound a week.

Hitting this goal will get me to just 5 lbs more than I was the day I got married 15 years ago--and I wore pretty Size 14 clothes on my honeymoon. Whoo hoo!!

I LOVE having a real number to aim for. I can DO this!!

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I'm getting bilateral knee replacements before summer's end. I can't WAIT to get my life back. It will be nice to be able to do housework or wash my car or get groceries again, without that being the last thing I can do for the day because of the pain.

Right now I'm focused on eating mostly protein and veggies so my healing time will be shorter.

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I'm TIRED of feeling older than I am and WASTING my life, missing out on life experiences like Caribbean cruises with good friends, just because my extra weight makes it too hard for me to walk.

I just want to feel pretty again.

I'm convinced SparkPeople is one of the best ways available to motivate, record, inspire, and learn.

So I'm back. Let's all give it our ALL this year. And stick with it!

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6/22/11: I had lost 41 lbs on NutriSystem--hit 200--but then I got stupid again. I decided to do WW Points for awhile, thinking I could handle the choices. NOT! I am just not good at limiting myself. That's something I really, really need to work on.

Progress, not perfection, right? :-)

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I've now lost 35 lbs since 11/10/10, when I joined NutriSystem. I haven't even been exercising regularly, just here and there--so far it's mostly just eating right.

BUT--now I don't want to do what I usually do, which is start "feeling skinny" and slacking off. WAY off. I "took a break" for three weeks from NS and gained back 5 lbs, by going back to my old awful eating habits. I realized today that I did the exact same thing last time I was successful at losing about this much weight--and that turned into not a "break", but a full-blown, months-long binge, which led me to my highest-ever weight before I even realized what was happening.

So I can't do that again. I will get hold of myself again and go back to the good habits that were with me for those first 10 weeks. I can't slip back this time ... I owe myself more than that.

My sister said something last week that I thought I should hang onto: "Motivation isn't important. COMMITMENT is."

So I'm recommitting to my program. Time to fight off those next 15 pounds, which will take me halfway to my goal!!!!

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I realized when I weighed myself this morning that I am now 111 pounds MORE than I was the day I became a Wt Watchers lifetime member, back in 1991. That's NUTS. Never thought I would let it happen. I've practically crippled myself--with food. I took the Real Age test and came out nearly 10 years older than my actual age.

So it's time to get serious.


"The future is not some place we are going, but one we create. The paths are not found, but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination."

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Member Since: 3/25/2007

SparkPoints: 12,620

Fitness Minutes: 10,578

My Goals:
- Stick to something until I'm DONE!

- Lose 1st 10%: 211
- Lose 2nd 10%: 190
- Lose 3rd 10%: 171 (now we're TALKIN'!)
- Lose 4th 10%: 154 (I'll feel positively SVELTE!)
- Lose last 10%: 139

- Get my BMI out of the Morbidly Obese range




My Program:
Cleaner eating - more veggies and fruits, less processed/fast food

20 minutes of exercise/day (or 5K steps)

8 glasses of water/day

Personal Information:
9/2/13: 227!
8/5/13: 240
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7/7/12: 227
5/29/12: 223.5
5/1/12: 234
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(Can you say "yoyo"?):
3/4/12: 224
2/12/12: 231
2/5/12: 224
1/1/12: 235
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10/10/11; 220.5
08/29/11: 229
06/22/11: 209.75
06/15/11: 211.75
05/18/11: 207
05/04/11: 200
02/14/11: 220
01/12/11: 215
12/1/10: 227


Other Information:
I'm a 55-year old programmer who sits at a computer WAY too many hours a day. I will NOT let my weight keep me from the life I want any longer!
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One of my goals, set 9/21/11: To NOT feel my seatbelt clicker jabbing me in the right buttock when I'm driving!!!!
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Make your decisions match your goals.

The difference between what we CAN be and what we ARE is what we DO.

It's never too late to be what we could have been.

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THINFITFEMINIST
9/28/2013 8:33:23 PM

I am tickled anytime anyone eats REAL FOOD.

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I love doggies and they love me. I have all kinds in my extended family. Don't tell my cats!

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XJESS42
9/23/2013 7:35:23 AM

Hey! Just stopping in to see how things are going for you! :)

I just got finished with my run for the day - ugh! I sure felt like dieing while running but every time, I'm glad that I pushed myself when it is done. Now if only this motivation would leak over into my chores then not only would I be getting healthy, my house would be clean too! ;)

Just wanted to stop by and say hi! Hope you are still pushing forward! I know you can do it!

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XJESS42
9/15/2013 11:07:05 PM

Thanks for the add and thanks for the comment! That hair cut is actually the one I recently had but my hair has grown out. :( I'm going to get it cut like that again here within the next week. It was weightless and easy to do! Being the lazy person that I am, I like lazy. ;) I look forward to hearing from you more and watching your progress as well!

The C25K is a killer but I think well worth it - perhaps you should give it a shot? :)

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
9/12/2013 9:13:22 AM

“Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
-Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Thank you for stopping by my page to congratulate me on my weight loss so far and to tell me that you find my blogs inspiring. I appreciate that! Have a great day, make it a healthy one!
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JOIFULJOII
9/5/2013 2:36:31 PM

Hey love,

Looking forward to following you on your journey to health & fitness!

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