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.:
-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)
I haven't eaten very well over the past week either Kim with the stress and practically living in my bedroom 24 hrs a day taking care of momma cat and her babies I only got like 12 hrs sleep between Thursday last week and last night and they were all broken up and 12 might even be a high estimate. But momma is starting to eat on her own as of last night so don't have to feed her anymore just give her meds a few times a day. Momma is doing a lot better with the babies now she can be left alone with them so that is going to allow me to be able to sleep now
Thank you Kim I am glad to be back I have missed all of you. My breakfast this morning in fact all my food today was not good choices but it was very hard for me to even cook anything to it was anything i could find handy and fast. My little molly girl had her kittens last night/this morning well mommy took a turn for the worse and we ended up at the vets office and he wasted no time at all taking her back for emergenancy surgery. we spent hrs at the vets today. Mommy is doing so so they left her come home cause there wasn't anything else they could do for her there if she makes it the next two days then she should be ok.