this is what 47 looks like! 6-12-2015
Yikes! Well.....let's try this again. I am the heaviest I've ever been at 250 pounds. I can't stand it. I've had massive changes over the past couple years and after turning 47 last week, and mercury retrograde ending, and the new moon in Gemini...I have decided that TODAY, June 17th 2015 is the day that I change! Can I finally do it? I really want to!
To be Healthy
To be Happy
To gain flexibility
To sit in meditation daily
For 2015 to be an EPIC year
I am still figuring it out! I do hope though to eat less, make better food choices and incorporate some sort of movement into each day. Also, to work on the spiritual side of loving myself no matter what!
I am from the San Francisco Bay Area, and I''ve lived here my whole life. By 10 years old, I was already 5''6'' and the tallest, hence "biggest" girl in class. This even though I only weighed 100/110 lbs. My sister and my mother are petite little things and neither ever made it past 5''2, so I always seemed bigger than I was. My mom took me to The Diet Center when I was 16 years old, 150 lbs and a size 10....they wanted me to lose 30 lbs!! I think my skeleton weighs 120 lbs alone!! Success would be rewarded with a new wardrobe.....I failed! I took tap, ballet and jazz dance for 13 years and had a strong body. I still have nice muscular legs from all the dancing!
I'd love to be a "fat" size 10 again!
I''ve always been told that I have such a pretty face, and I''m so sweet and funny , but I would be "better" if I''d lose weight.
When exactly did we learn that skinny=pretty=good?
I love reading...books-not on a kindle! I have a house on a lake and it's my favorite place for rest and relaxation and rejuvenation of my soul.
As most women do, I love shopping and am completely addicted to shoes and handbags which by the way is because they always fit!!!
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| current weight: 253.0
Glad to see ya on here! I have been working hard - slowly but surly it's coming off. It's been a long 9 months of really getting myself back on track but so worth it. I have lost it slow and steady about 4 or 5 pounds a month. I took some new pics that i will post later today. :) We will get you into that dress! let me know if you need anything!
2315 days ago
Your back!!! So am I...again!!
2315 days ago
Hey.....how are you doing? I'm back and trying to get back on this d$&* horse, again (say that like Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump meeting the president, again). Hang in there over these ever so tempting holidays!
2593 days ago
OMG, Jaime! I, too, hit 5'6" at the age of 10 y/o and like you, I crossed the 100 lbs mark then (tallest/heaviest kid in my class). My mother was only 5'2" and my older sister quit growing by maybe 5'5"? I, on the other hand, am 5'9" tall. I am blessed with a small bone structure, but it, too, has it's drawbacks. For example, the weight I gain shows up a lot quicker on me than people of medium or bigger bones. I completely understand how hard it can be to sometimes envision our goals!
At my top weight (after comfortably wearing a size 5 for the majority of my adult life - no doubt, a result of my family's efforts to make me lose weight as I was growing up), I went up to right under 270 lbs and a tight-sized fitting 22. As a visual source of encouragement as I lost the first 100 lbs, and now as I had regained 20 of those lbs and am currently working on losing the last 45 lbs or so, I purchased a new outfit in the latest styles - age appropriate for being in my 40's of course LOL. I have hung them up on the wall in my bedroom for daily inspiration. I currently strive to fit into a couple of pairs of Levi 501's that one leg certainly wouldn't have and only very snuggly will now, fit into. Even though it may take a while to fit into my new outfit - and for you, definitely add a new purse and shoes, too :), I have been known to try my new clothes on as I've reached milestones as a source of encouragement bc I can actually "see" the progress I'm making even if I can't fit in the clothes yet. Meaning, what wouldn't even go on before and is still too small to wear yet, I can slip at least part of it on now bc of my hard work. Or, when I couldn't have closed the button/zipper within 6", I'm now down to 4", or whatever? It helps me to remember that I didn't get to my current weight overnight - no matter how quickly it seems to have snuck up on me when I was busy with other areas of my life LOL, so I'm not going to lose it that quickly either.
Thanks for the friendship add and I, too, look forward to encouraging each other as we travel this journey towards health and wellness together. "Alone we can accomplish many things, but that's not near as much as what we can accomplish when we do it TOGETHER!!!" Hugs, Melannie
2653 days ago
Comment edited on: 10/13/2009 7:10:01 PM
I was reading ur personal information and altho I dont have a sister, my mom and alot of my family are only 5' tall and tiny boned, so they could be (and have been, but many are not currently) about 100 - 110 lbs and be at a healthy weight. That is not realist for me or the few other members of the family that are 5'6" and not small boned. I will never be a size 2, 4, or 6 and I am ok with that! U jump back on the wagon & get to a size that u r comfortable with!!
2654 days ago