June 2012 - lingering around 220+
Engagement Photo Shoot - May 2011
I found a new "Before" picture! My mom ordered grad pics from Dec 08 even tho I begged her not to!
KATRINAWINDHAM is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Like many other Sparkers out there, I have struggled with weight my entire life. I've always known I need to try to lose weight, but I never had the proper motivation. As I've gotten "older," I have come to realize that this is my life, and this is the only body God is going to bless me with. If I don't take the time to take care of it, then I won't be here for long.
My motivation for losing weight isn't just looking good (though that will be a definite plus); it's for reasons like being able to walk up a flight of stairs without being winded, and being able to play with my niece and nephews for more than 5 minute stretches.
I've literally been over weight since I can remember. I remember in elementary sitting beside a girl who was older than me, and realizing (and being ashamed) that my legs were fatter than hers. I was an active child and teen, and even played varsity sports, but my weight has held me back from being the best I could be.
After literally a lifetime of battling it, I decided I am finally TRULY ready to change my life. I am not going on a diet; I am changing the way I look at what I eat, how active I am, and life in general.
I started this journey January 1, 2010 at 290 pounds and I know I've got a long way to go, but I know with God's help and determination, I will make my goal of being a healthier, happier person!
Ultimately, I want to be under 140 pounds (that would put me in the "healthy" BMI Range).
In 2010 (my first year of weightloss), I started at 290 and ended the year at 207.
This year I'd like to lose an average of 5 pounds per month.
When I started, I completely changed the way I look at food and what I put in my body. My body is God's temple, and I need to take care of it.
I try to eat only what's necessary and really do my best not to overeat.
Before I got married, I dedicated nearly all my free time to working out. Now, I get up around 6am to get in at least 1/2 hour workout.
I am from the great state of Texas, and like any true Texan, I am proud of my roots!
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 239.0
! Saw your pic on someone else's page and just wanted to say what a lovely smile you have! Have a great day!
1705 days ago
Thanks for visiting and commenting on my page. I added you as a friend so we can be an encouragement to each other. I wish you the best on this health journey. You are worth it! And you're right, it's not about diet or short-term projects, this needs to become a lifestyle change. I am not convinced I have completely conquered the "mindset shift" yet, but that's the direction I'm headed and I know you are too! Blessings! :)
1706 days ago
Hey, hows this week going for ya?
1807 days ago
Thank you so much for the comment on my hair! How have you been doing?
1828 days ago
Thank you so much for the kind words on my blog! I really need to remember to give myself some slack, especially when first starting up again! Eating good is not so hard right now, but exercising I am finding to the most hard to get up and do. I just have to have faith that it eventually I will be back to where I was with it.
1871 days ago