My goal is to weigh less than 155 pounds. I'd like to run a 5K this December and eventually, I'd love to run a marathon. I have several friends who have inspired me to try and I keep this in mind every day but so far, I'll settle for walking a 5K.
I am a nurse in the hot American Southwest. Working nights, I take care of new moms and babies and they are part of my inspiration. I teach young (and some not-so-young) moms how to care for themselves and realized that I was NOT taking care of me. So, I'm all sparked up and teaching me to take care of me and it feels GREAT!! I love computers and games (I'm a pro at Plants vs. Zombies!), love my backyard (although not in the summer), and love reading, photography and traveling. I have one son, married to a wonderful man and still have no grandkids (are you listening CJ???)
I am reading all of the books (one at a time) in my study that I bought over the years.
Hey, thanks for adding me as a friend and commenting on my blog about the BodyMedia Fit armband!
After I posted that blog in May 2011, I stopped wearing it. Interestingly enough, I also maintained (actually gained a bit) weight for the remainder of 2011. In May 2011, I was about 185, and I ended the year at 194. I got serious again at the beginning of this year and began wearing the armband again mid-February. I've lost about 20 lbs since that time.
So -- to answer you -- I really like it and do feel like it helps me with my weight loss. Ultimately it's my eating and exercise that determine the weight I lose. The device is simply another way for me to hold myself accountable. Example: if I have a daily calorie burn in mind, being able to actually see my calories burned helps me to reach my goal and figure out how hard/long I have to work out to reach that goal. If you're a numbers person like me, I would suggest getting some sort of armband or HRM.
"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"
Hi...there's been 'talk' from a Sparker Seemaine, who mentioned about meeting Sparkers from Tucson and Phoenix area...but I haven't heard any dates...of course I will let you know if that materializes. Now that the weather is cooler, we could set up something to meet for a walk. I am retired and can meet anytime. The cooler the better for me...LOL We'll keep in touch! Jo Ann