I am trapped inside...but I am working hard and fighting to break through!!
AMEN...I am looking forward to my future...a future living a healthy lifestyle!
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Here's to You, Kids!
I am 44 years old and have been yo yo dieting for as long as I can remember. I lost about 68 pounds a couple years ago using Spark, but since then have gained it ALL back. I weigh approx. 250 which is only 7 lbs. shy of my highest weight of 257. I had gotten down as low as 189. My 18 year old son and 16 year old daughter have inspired me to try to get healthy once again, so here I am. This time I am planning on losing it and keeping it off. I have learned my lesson. I had to come to ...
I am 44 years old and have been yo yo dieting for as long as I can remember. I lost about 68 pounds a couple years ago using Spark, but since then have gained it ALL back. I weigh approx. 250 which is only 7 lbs. shy of my highest weight of 257. I had gotten down as low as 189. My 18 year old son and 16 year old daughter have inspired me to try to get healthy once again, so here I am. This time I am planning on losing it and keeping it off. I have learned my lesson. I had to come to terms with the fact that obesity really is the result of an addiction. This time I am going to continue with Spark, even once I am at maintenance, so that I have the support needed to stay on track...to help me STAY STRONG! So, here's to you, kids! Mom is going to start living a healthy lifestyle again, and this time it is going to last a lifetime!
So, now that I am back on track and utilizing Spark to the fullest, here's my goals for the first month...I need to lose approx. 100lbs. total...
3/31...start diet...start weight approx. 250
(don't have scale to know exact weight)
- exercise 70 minutes/wk
- exercise 70 minutes/wk
- exercise 105 minutes/wk
- exercise 105 minutes/wk
4/28...weigh 230***20 POUNDS DOWN***YEAH!!!
*******REWARD: Massage...maybe a hot stone one********
**Analyze progress...do I need Weight Watchers?
***220's...Here I come!!
Next month want to continue to increase exercise minutes/wk...working towards 400 minutes/wk
Long Term Goals:
5/12...weigh 220***30 lbs. lost!
***good bye 220's...Here I come 2Teens!!
6/23...weigh 202***history of plateau (Last here in May 2010)
*********REWARD: Spa DAY with my daughter!!**********
***Let's say goodbye to the 200's FOREVER!!!
**Start some kind of strength training like P90X or gym
*Comfortably fit into size 16 pants w/o muffin top
7/21...weigh 190***haven't been under this weight in over 20 yrs.
*********REWARD: Tracy comes to visit**********
*Comfortably fit into size 14 pants w/o muffin top
8/25...weigh 175***wedding day weight!!
*********REWARD: Weekend getaway w/ hubby**********
*Comfortably fit into size 12 pants w/o muffin top
***NEVER been this weight that I can remember
*********REWARD: new wardrobe and boob lift**********
FAVORITE BLOG: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
FAVORITE QUOTES: (more on the bottom right of my page!)
Both quotes below are from fellow Sparker THELOSKI's page:
"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today." Will Rogers
“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”
This quote is from fellow Sparker DLEE27's blog...if you haven't read the blog, you should:
"If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. " ~ Vincent Van Gogh
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Member Since: 2/8/2013
This is where I am going to post my RESULTS...My goals are in my intro to the left.
Some other goals:
To enjoy this lifestyle, not resent it!
To get 6 - 7 hours of sleep a night
To walk everyday, even if only for 10 minutes
To create a poster of my personal goals
To write my affirmations
To create a bucket list
To create a motivational collage
To start a team, like Team Popeye!
Keys to my program:
1 - exercise, exercise, exercise...trying to get to at least 400 minutes per week
2 - lots of water...at least 1 gallon a day
3 - logging all of my food and exercise daily
4 - blogging daily
***PLEASE NOTE: writing blogs on Spark daily is an awesome way to get support and encouragement. I highly recommend blogging, and also reading other members' blogs!
Stay at home mom
Son, Matthew, 18 attending CSU Chico, CA
Daughter, Lyndsi, 16 Sophomore at Mt. Si HS
Married for 26 years
Employed by Amazon
Just moved to North Bend, Washington from Rocklin, CA...which is just 20 min. East of Sacramento
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
Thanks to fellow Sparker SHAUNDRA825
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
Thanks to fellow Sparker SHAUNDRA825...this one definitely makes you think!!!!
"The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!"
Thanks to fellow Sparkers SHAUNDRA825 and AIDA333!
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. " - Zig Ziglar
Thanks to fellow Sparker MAESTRACH !
A wonderful perspective on this healthy lifestyle journey: (copy & paste) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j