Tucson, AZ A saguaro "high-five" for a spectacular sunset
Coronado National Forest, AZ 1995
I have no personal words of wisdom and am still trying to find my footing in the area of healthy living, but I have a couple of favorite sayings:
You are the captain of your own ship (I'm sure someone famous said it, but I've been saying it my entire adult life--who knows where it came from?) and "Things turn out the best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out" (John Wooden? Art Linkletter?).
Given these two pearls of wisdom, I'm starting back on the journey I started so long ago. Here's to free will and making good choices.
Have fun and make those good choices!
I will shop for clothes in stores that don't necessarily specialize in "plus size". I will easily slip into and out of chairs without fear of "hip-stickage". I will be able to ride a bike, go for a walk, climb a hill, and dance, dance, dance without being winded quickly.
Updated 7/10/12: I work with a personal trainer and drop in on fitness classes at the gym in addition to treadmill, elliptical, and swimming for cardio. I work out between 3 and 5 days per week, and gave up "land and air meat" back in June, 2010. Not vegetarian, though, because I'm still eating fish. I also cut waaaay back on dairy, although have not eliminated it. Frankly, I love cheese.
I haven't had time lately, but when I do, I enjoy making jewelry, sewing, machine piecing and quilting (my fiance will actually go to fabric stores with me and not complain about being the only guy in the store!), photography, singing, volunteering at the Humane Society, movies, painting/drawing/sculpting/pottery, reading, peoplewatching, and just hanging out when the weather is nice.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 254.0
Thanks! In the pic I'm at a lake park by my house
1354 days ago
The first two pics of me in the wedding dress were actually the store samples. I ordered my dress in January and I was in between sizes. I convinced the owner to let me order the smaller size. It took my dress 4 1/2 months to get here and it actually fits perfect! No alterations needed! That is, as long as I don't lose much more weight.
1369 days ago
Ok... so I didn't do Color Me Rad... because my parents and sister surprised me with a tattoo for my mothers' day and graduation present the Thursday before the race. I hadn't trained as much as I wanted to, so it wasn't a huge deal. I didn't want to worry about covering my tat! haha
1377 days ago
Jenny160, Thanks for stopping by my page. I am finally back..work kept me away. There are some super-busy times ahead, but I will do my best to hang onto my fitness routine. Think some happy thought for me.
I hope you are doing well. Best wishes for the week ahead.
1405 days ago
Thanks for the sweet comments on my photos!!!!!!! I have been away from spark people for almost a month, just dealing with stuff in life... it's people like you who are so supportive that remind me why I love this website so much!
1419 days ago