I've been a member of Spark since Aug. of 07, although I didn't start using it until Jan. of 08. I lost 33 lbs. and maintained it for over a year. When I turned 50 I looked and felt the best I had in years. Life got busy and I slowly gained it all back plus some extra. I've been struggling to get back on track for over a year. I do well for a few days and then I fall off the wagon. I can't seem to find and keep my motivation. Over the years of losing and not learning how to ...
I've been a member of Spark since Aug. of 07, although I didn't start using it until Jan. of 08. I lost 33 lbs. and maintained it for over a year. When I turned 50 I looked and felt the best I had in years. Life got busy and I slowly gained it all back plus some extra. I've been struggling to get back on track for over a year. I do well for a few days and then I fall off the wagon. I can't seem to find and keep my motivation. Over the years of losing and not learning how to maintain I've learned that I have to do exercise I enjoy, eat some of the foods I like, and not try to be perfect. I'm going to try again to get this weight off. I felt so much better and better about myself when I was thinner. I'm not going to make promises that I will reach certain goals by specific dates. That has worked for me in the past, but not lately. I don't want to break any more promises to myself so I'll take it slow.
*lose body fat *gain muscle *fit into all my smaller clothes *lose 50 lbs. *lower my cholesterol to under 200-goal met 197 *learn to maintain
Rewards Lose 5 lbs.: iTunes, goal met 12-17-13 10 lbs: make up goal met 3-6-14 15 lbs.: 20 lbs.: 25 lbs.: 30 lbs.: 35 lbs.: 40 lbs: 45 lbs.: 50 lbs.:
-pack my lunch/snacks for work -Cardio 5-6 times per week -stay between 1200-1500 calories -strength train 3 times per week -pay myself $1 each time I exercise & $1 for each day I stay within my calorie range
I'm from Iowa. I have 3 children & 2 step children. My son just graduated from high school. I married a wonderful man 3 yrs. ago. We have 3 dogs. I teach elementary special education.
"Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success." - David Schwartz
Resolve to.... lose tone sweat maintain I am a resolutionista! (iresolveto.com)
Thank you Kim. I have Jack ( my bf) and a very good friend for getting me up and finally calling someone about my depression. I have been going for 5 weeks now and I think it is going to do me a lot of good. I like the way he works compared to the last one I went to a few yrs back. She wouldn't let me talk about anything I ever wanted to talk about it was like she picked our topic and that was what we had to discuss for that session. This guy every week when I go in he says to me well what are we going to talk about today. But before we start he always asks how the past week was and if there is anything new. I feel a lot more comfortable with the guy than the lady i went to yrs ago. And I was worried about going to a guy was afraid I would feel uncomfortable talking and crying in front of him. But he makes me feel very comfortable. Jack is the same way Christopher has told me Jack and his MT workers and many others that he wishes he was his real dad instead.I have never met a man with the patience like his I swear they are as big as the universe. I never knew there were men out there that could be as gentle loving caring as him. after my ex I never thought I could trust any man ever again.
Hi kim I am finally back yet once again. I ca't seem to stay here and stay on track. Started 3 days ago and hoping this time will be different. My life is a little better now, have an awesome guy in my life that treats me better than i feel i deserve sometimes. He is so so so so good with my autistic son even my son says he wishes he was his dad rather than his real dad. I am still fighting depression it had taken over my life and one of the main reasons I haven't been able to stay on track to a new healthy life. But I have finally woke up and decided that I need outside help and tomorrow will be my 5th appointment with a therapist and so far it seems to be going pretty good. Hope to be able to start talking on here more again. And I am looking another team to join if you have any ideas of a good one for me plz let me know will take some suggestions. Hope all is well with you and your family. Missy
Ack, believe it or not (and this probably sounds terrible) for most of my life I never wanted kids either, but now I feel the same -- I am SO HAPPY that he's here, I can't believe I ever felt that way! :) Happy Easter!
Thanks for all the congrats on the birth of my little boy! He was almost born on a lot of people's birthday! LOL Due date was my BIL'd bday, two days later is my MIL's bday, and his actual bday is also my friend's. :D Happy belated bday to you!!