Under surveillance by a Barbary Ape in Gibraltar.
Off on an adventure with Twistolomew....and 4 doggies!
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I REFUSE to do that "gain it all back plus more" thing that I have been doing since my teen years.
In December of 2007, hubby wanted to join the gym for work, and I tagged along...and suddenly, decided that life is too short to be fat forever. I dropped nearly 40 pounds following Spark and exercising.
Now it's 2012- We moved to the Bay Area, and I've regained slightly more than half of what I lost. It stops here. I am not buying bigger jeans ever again!
I've wandered off the road a few times, and had a couple of setbacks, but I am determined- and I am in this for the long haul.
230- Retro iPod speakers
225- Heart Rate Monitor
220- New scale
215- Knitpicks knitting stuff
205- New Clothes
200- Vacation! (TBD)
190- New perfume
185- Spa Day- Massage, facial, the works!
180- New Wardrobe, and NEW PASSPORT and DRIVER'S LICENSE! (The photos on both are heinous.)
Originally, I wanted to get down to my "wedding weight" of 200 lbs- and I lost 65 lbs. to get there in 2002. Over the years I kept off 15, but regained the rest. Now, I am gunning for my college freshman weight- 180.
Believe it or not, I am around a size 12/14 at 200 lbs, so I am thinking 180 is going to be around a size 10.
Is all over the place. I have to do this with the Mad Eye Moody refrain "constant vigilance" method, because I can eat a Twinkie and gain 10 lbs. Thanks, metabolism!
If you're wondering why my nutrition tracker here on Spark says I am eating bacon, eggs, cream, and coconut oil- I've decided to jump off the constant cardio and calorie logging bandwagon and started following the Primal Blueprint in February of 2010. I am really enjoying it, and it is working for me so far.
Happily married to a great guy for 9 years.
Kids may be on the horizon, we shall see!
I have a menagerie- two dogs, and one crazy, NOISY green parrot named Vegas.
Hubby and I moved to the Bay Area from the San Joaquin Valley in late 2008- I love it here, but am still adjusting.
I love to read, knit, watch movies, listen to music, and my fave physical activity would have to be swing dancing.
To answer a few often asked questions:
Re: sunglasses- I wear hard contacts, and glare from the sun makes me squint. I wear sunglasses in my progress pix to make it easier to get a decent shot of me. Taking pix is nervewracking for me anyway, so I'd rather have my eyes covered than be making faces in each shot!
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Oh. My. Gosh. Thank you for the comment on my blog -- I NEVER thought of it that way, and I think you're exactly right! I have some mental stress right now, although it's not that bad, and I'm putting myself under physical stress, so why would I want to add to it by IFing? You're a genius! Seriously!
2401 days ago
Thank you for the birthday wishes!
Yah those pictures were me opening the presents Mica got for me. heheheh
2405 days ago
Haven't seen you blog in a few days, Hope you're doing great out there!
2408 days ago
Hope you're feeling better!
2441 days ago
Hence the "If you can afford to" part. It takes a lot of money to keep an affiliate in business - mostly it's the insurance they have to pay that's the killer. $150 is par for the course from what I've heard. Which unfortunately prices it directly out of my range. But what I would try is getting with the affiliates and asking them about an on-ramp program with them - that would get you the skills you need for the movements. Then if you liked working out there, you could see if they have a punch-card deal where you buy 10 visits at once or something.
Crossfit is amazing. And it is possible to do on your own if you want/need to. Glad you're going to give it a shot!
2462 days ago