KITTY1   90,336
SparkPoints
80,000-99,999 SparkPoints
 
 
February 2016





Why am I not smiling? April 1996 @ 335 lbs.





Just starting to walk for exercise at this weight! Wow! No wonder my knees hurt then!



I have 17 pics in my gallery





Awards





See All SparkPeople Motivators


 
Journey 2016: it is all about making peace with yourself by mindful eating and mindful living

February 11, 2016. 51 pounds lost. 60 to goal. Back on track.

Oct. 4, 2015. I list 2 pounds this week. 72 pounds off and 39 to goal.

September 27, 2015. I lost 2.2 pounds this week. 70 pounds off and 42 to goal.

August 30, 2015 I am 65 pounds down. 45 pounds to my goal weight.

August 9, 2015. Today I am 60.6 pounds down and therefor am at my interim goal. My next goal is 50 pounds down.

July 5, 2015 I have lost 50 pounds since ...
February 11, 2016. 51 pounds lost. 60 to goal. Back on track.

Oct. 4, 2015. I list 2 pounds this week. 72 pounds off and 39 to goal.

September 27, 2015. I lost 2.2 pounds this week. 70 pounds off and 42 to goal.

August 30, 2015 I am 65 pounds down. 45 pounds to my goal weight.

August 9, 2015. Today I am 60.6 pounds down and therefor am at my interim goal. My next goal is 50 pounds down.

July 5, 2015 I have lost 50 pounds since January 1, 2015. I am following the Dr. Herring Fast 5 Plan, and it is the least emotionally draining way to lose weight I have ever used, and believe me I have dieted plenty in my lifetime. I feel great. Hey, I am carrying 50 fewer pounds around. Of course I feel great!

June 21, 2015. Down 46 pounds since January 1, 2015. Still on the Dr. Herring Fast 5 lifestyle. It is working for me. 2 - 3 lb. weight loss per week. The weightless will stabilize once most of the excess fat is off my body. It feels great not to be carrying around that extra 50 pounds!

May 29, 2015 Down 36 pounds on the Dr. Herring Fast 5 Diet. It is working for me. Another 60 or so to go! One pound at a time.

April 14, 2015. Woo Hoo! I got the 20 pounds off!! Ok, it did not happen overnight, but I am down from this time last year. And this has motivated me to stay on track. I have the recumbent bike set up in my bedroom. And I am using it every day. The first thing I see in the morning is not a man ; it is my recumbent bike! I guess our priorities change as time goes on. Just kidding! I have been walking more,too, now that we are shovelled out of the winter.


January 23, 2015. I gained 20 pounds since April, 2014. Lots of reasons why I had additional stress,but that is no excuse. A new day and a new beginning.

March 6, 2014. I weigh 234.4. I have dropped 25 pounds since Oct. 28, 2013.

Summer 2013: I returned to Sparkpeople after a year and some hiatus. I am now 259 pounds again! Starting over! One day at a time.


Seven pounds off in the first week, which means I mean what I say. I am going for it! Mark Twain said, "It's easy to quit smoking. I've done it hundreds of times." I am kinda feeling like Mark Twain right now with the food!

In 2002, I began my weightloss journey. I had reached my top weight of 335 pounds. I lost 50 pounds in 2002, and by August 2003, I had lost 100 pounds. By the end of 2004, I had lost another 50 pounds. I had gone down to a weight of 169 and have hovered between 175 and 195 for 4 years! Between 2007 and 2010 I struggled with learning to manage my binge-behavior, acknowledged my clinical depression, and possible hypomanic behavior. I gained 15 pounds back by the end of 2010. I want to lose 50 pounds by August 30, 2011, approximately 25 weeks from now. I can do it! I have got to stop fearing meeting my goal weight. I want to succeed at this, and I will succeed at it. I do not have to be defined by my weight or my binge-behavior.

Starting weight February 15, 2011 - 203 (Weeks 1 - 25)
February 22
March 2 - 200.8 (-2.2 lb.)
March 9- 201.4 (+.06)
March 16 : 201.4 (same)
March 23 : 200.0 ( -1.25)
March 30: 200.4 (+.04)
1/4-way April 6 : 199.2 (-1.2 lbs)
April 13: 197.8 (-1.4 lbs)
April 20: 200.2 (+2.4lbs)??
April 27: 201.2 (+1 lb.)
May 4: 199.6 (-1.6 lb)
May 11 198.2 (-1.4 lb)
1/2 way May 18 : 198.2 (same)
May 25 :199.6 (+1.4 lb)
June 1 : 199.4 (-.02 lb)
June 8 :200.6 (+1.2 lb.)
June 15: 198.2 (-2.4 lb)
June 22: 196.6 (-1.6)
3/4 way June 29 : 196 (-.06)
July 6: 197.2 (+1.2 lb) bad week with cold!
July 13: 197.4 (+.02)
July 20: 194.0 (-3.4 lbs)
July 27: disaster week!
Aug. 3: 197 (=3 lbs!)
August 10



Starting weight January 5 2009 - 203
" " February 5. 2009 - 199.6 (3.4 pounds)
" " March 5, 2009 -198.8 (0.8 pound)
" " April 5, 2009 - 199.2 (0.04 pound gain!)
" " May 5, 2009 - 195.2 (4 pound loss!)
" " June 5, 2009 - 190.4 (4.8 pound loss!)
" " July 5, 2009 - 189.2 (1.2 pound loss)
" " August 5, 2009 - 192.8 (3.6 pound gain!)
" " September 5, 2009 - 194.8 (2 pound gain)
" " October 5, 2009 - 190.6 (4.2 pounds LOSS!)
" " November 5, 2009 - 190.2 (.04 pound loss)
" " December 5, 2009 -187.4 (2.8 pound loss)
" " January 5, 2010 191.4 (+4 Christmas!)
" " February 5, 2010 192.4
" " March 5, 2010 192.2
" " April 5, 2010 195.6 - eating too much & moving too little!!
May 5,2010 197.9 (acknowledging my depression)
" " June 5, 2010 196.4 (-.5) Better than nothing! Working on my depression and it is looking good.!
" " July 5, 2010 192.2 (-4.2) !!!!!
Aug 5,2010 191.6 (-.06)
Sept 5,2010 188.6 (-2) !!
oct. 5,2010 188 (-.06) (ok, not great but..)

WEEKLY CALORIE DEFICIT (-3500 = 1 pound)

Apr. 19 - Apr. 25 : 3810
Apr.26 - May 2 : 3684
May 3 - May 9 : 2980 (sick with a cold)
May 10 - May 16: 3787
May 17 - May 23: 3265
May 24 - May 30: 3713
May 31 - June 6: 4093
June 7 - June 13: 2380 (binge on June 7)
June 14 - June 20: 4688
June 21 - June 27; 3939
June 28 - July 4: 3918
July 5 - July 11: 3209
July 12 - July 18: 3757
July 19 - July 25: [ 424] binge on July 23,24,25!
July 26 - Aug.1: [747] binge 28, 29, 30!
Aug. 2 - Aug. 8: 2557 [getting it back!]
Aug. 9 - Aug. 15: 3074
Aug. 16 - Aug.22 1807 [good at food; not at exercise!]
Aug. 23 - Aug 29 1753 (still not all back on track!]
Aug. 30 to Sept. 5 4139 (Yes! a great week!)
Sept. 6 to Sept.12 4968 (full week below 1550 cal.)
Sept.13 to Sept. 19 4842! (mini binge on Sunday!)
Sept.20 - Sept.26 5287 (good week!)
Sept.27- Oct.3 5510 (good week!)
Oct.4 - Oct.10 4841 (good week!)
Oct.11 - Oct. 17 3672(good week but mini binge!)
Oct. 18 - Oct.24 5006 (good active week renovating!)
Oct. 25 - Oct. 31 5787 (good active week moving!)
Nov 1 - Nov. 7 [1582] (4 binge days this week!)
Nov.8 - Nov. 14 3476 {back to healthy eating!)
Nov.15 -Nov.21 4050 - healthy but frail..
Nov. 22 - NOv. 28 5523 - good non-binge week!
Nov. 29 - Dec. 5 4406 (even with 1 binge-day!)
Dec.6 - Dec.12 2352 (a few Xmas receptions!)
Dec.13 - Dec.19 3555 ( a bit better!)
Dec. 20 - Dec.27 1519 (What can I say? Its Xmas!)
Dec.28 - Jan. 2 5660(Painting exercise!)
Jan.3 - Jan 9 3826 (still painting somewhat!)
Jan.10 - Jan.16 4507 (still renovating!)
Jan17 - Jan 23 4143 deficit
Jan.24 - Jan 30 2687 deficit
Jan 31 - Feb. 6 + 327 calories (bad week with h/h crises!)
Feb. 7 -13 - 3464 (bit more exercise!)
Feb. 14 to 20 + 561 (not a good week)
Feb, 21 - Feb 27 -3250 (Yes, back in the saddle!)
Feb. 28 - March 6 - 1441 (not a good exercise week!)
March 7 - March 13 - 1549 ( a little better, but...)
March 14 - March 20 - 2575 (much better - more exercise!)
Mar. 21 - March 27 - 3199 (little better still!)
Mar 27 - Apr 3 - 3057 (stable but Easter ends the week!)
Apr 4 - Apr 10 - 2948 (back to running 3 x week)
Apr 11 - Apr.17 - - 2687 - (not great food week)
Apr.18- Apr 24 -2195 - (too much food but still running 3xwk)
Apr. 25 -May 1 +202 cal. (depression this week!)
May 2 May 8 -3712 cal. (don't know if this is accurate!)
May 9 - May 15 -198 (starting anti-depressants)
May 16 - 22 -3824 (good week exercise & food!)
May 23 - May 30 - 4432 (good week exercise & food)
May 31 - June 5 - 3457 (another good week - heading in the right direction!)
June 6 - June 12 - - 3629 (good week - food and exercise & emotionally!)
June 13 - June 19 - 4556 (one bad day and several fantastic days this week!)
June 20 - June 27 - 4815 (pretty good week. Need to do more toning!)
June 28 - July 3 - 4447 (more carbs than I needed...but active week)
July 4 - July 10 - 6079 (a good balanced week with exercise everyday )
vacation July 11 - 17
July 18 - July 24 - 5054 (feeling good!)
July 25 - Jl 31 - - 2314 (went on holidays!)
Aug. 1 - Aug 7 - 4278 (weekend at cottage painting!)
Aug 8 - Aug14 - 5169 (great week with food and activity!)
Aug 15 - Aug 22 - 2826 (a few difficult days!)
Aug.23 - Aug 29 - 2863 (too many calories at cottage!)
Aug 30 - Sept 4 - 4522 (yes! Getting it back!)
Sept 5 - Sept 11 - 6153 (lots of painting activity!)
Sept 12 - Sept 18 - 3113 (a few bad days!)
Sept.19 - Sept.25 +1065 (really bad food week!)
Sept 26 - Oct 2\ - 5464 (lots of walking & no binging!)
Oct 3 - Oct 11 - 2022 (too many carbs at the cottage!)
**Read Montagnac and Gineen Roth. Montagnac principles good but too restrictive for my binge-eating problems. I am trying Gineen Roth's permissive eating!
Oct. 12 - Oct. 18 (trip to Ottawa & Montreal) permissive eating but not bingeing.
Oct. 19 - 26 - reading Gineen Roth (permissive eating)
Oct. 27 - spiritual retreat this weekend (permissive eating)
Read More About KITTY1 (Updated February 29)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 Pounds lost: 44.6 
 
0
27.75
55.5
83.25
111


 
Interact with KITTY1

Send Member a Private Message







Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 4/18/2006

SparkPoints: 90,336

Fitness Minutes: 89,430

My Goals:
Enter a summary of your goals, or just a few you would like to share.


150 by June 2016
Finish writing my book by spring 2017
Travel to Scotland and Berlin by spring 2016
Costa Rica next winter!

My Program:
Give an overview of what you are doing to meet your goals.
1. Walk everyday
2. Fast five diet a la Dr. Herring
3. Read Eckhart tolle on stopping the racing thinking
4. Treatment for lifelong depression

Profile Image





 
 



Swimming Pool
From:
BEACHBLOSSOM

Stability Ball
From:
OOLALA53

Thank You Note
From:
Recovering Alco...

Flowers
From:
JITZUROE

Mini Trampoline
From:
OOLALA53

Candles
From:
JITZUROE




Member Comments:
OOLALA53
3/2/2016 6:52:13 PM

Just a thought: would life at 180 be so bad?

I've been hovering at around 145, except after actually trying to go lower and ending up 8 lbs. up for a year out of the four years I've been down . I am at times haunted by women my height and age who've lost more, seemingly without much duress. But this weight is obviously easy for my body to maintain, even with some discretions. Could I really live hardly ever overeating a bit? It feels that that is what it would take. EXCEPT that I've recently started exercising a bit more and will increase that, also for brain reasons. But if these things don't drop my weight, so be it. This has to be good enough. That's the same attitude I had when I weighed 20 lbs. more, and it got me through. I'm lucky not to have any compounding health issues, but weight alone probably wouldn't take care of those. Loss would just be a byproduct of something else, like even more exercise or less salt or something.

Hope the writing is fun! I hope you feel good about the facility for your mom. Glad you will have help with her place. I got off the hook when my mom died because I was working full time while my sister and brother-in-law were retired. Even then, it took them and a few of their grown children to clear out what was mostly my brother's hoard from 24 years of living with my parents. A couple of dozen trash bags from his bedroom alone and three dumpsters from the rest of the house. Without his stuff, it would have been a piece of cake.

I'm trying to remember that periodically. I don't want anyone to have to deal with much, though you might not think that if you saw my storage space off the garage. But you should have seen it a year ago! I have a feeling that is not one of your issues.



Report Inappropriate Comment
OOLALA53
3/2/2016 5:03:43 PM

Sorry! But truth is if a plan can't accommodate most of normal life, it's probably not the right plan, no? I think the fact that you're basically maintaining and maintaining at a much lower weight than you were at for a lot of your life is STILL beating the odds! Give credit where it's due. The 16-hour plan sounds more sustainable. for the long run. It will be mostly a matter of determining which 8-hour window will suit your lifestyle best. But I can see that one lasting for this last long haul we're on...

I will tell you I am entertaining a temporary "diet" (only a few days) because it's been associated with some marvelous "resets" of biological systems. I wouldn't even try it if I hadn't already been able to establish a pretty good routine that I can come back to. I don't think these kinds of things are very good at helping people establish livable habits. I'm considering doing it this month, when we get our spring break from school. But I'm not advertising it on my teams...

Please remind me, if you told me, what you are writing your book on, when you get a second and IF you are being public about the topic. Have you got your ticket for Europe? Maybe we can meet up in Costa Rica some day! I'm a fan of Tolle, too, though it's been awhile since I've checked in on him officially. I use the present moment focus a lot. He has also said that tolerating the intolerable is very high spiritual practice. I've been using it at work. Man, is it painful sometimes! But though I still have blowups, I feel a difference, and I am bothered less when I"m not there than I used to be. I wouldn't call it smooth sailing, but smoother.

No need to reply soon. I probably have more time on my hands than you do right now! emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
OOLALA53
3/2/2016 1:53:53 PM

A little curious: you said in October that you had 39 lbs. to lose but in Feb. you have 60 to goal. Had you gained some back or have you adjusted your goal to weigh less? I hope this isn't a painful question... emoticon

I've adjusted my eating relatively recently for what I consider mental health (dementia prevention) reasons. I have no real guarantees that it will do what I want, but it involves cutting back on foods that are certainly not central to good health, but that I had held on to for reasons of convenience and some pathology (the vestiges of sugar binges) . And one or two 16-hour fasts a week, for now. It's amazing how easy it's been to do it when the stakes are clear. I'm resisting even weighing myself because loss is not the goal. It annoys me that that is what gets people's attention. It alone doesn't really work very well as an incentive, when you really look at how much failure there is. I"m convinced we have to want something else, too. Otherwise, it's mostly vanity, and that is a fragile sister, IMHO. Okay, off my soapbox now.

Keep up the good work!



Report Inappropriate Comment
OOLALA53
12/22/2015 3:36:47 PM

So glad to hear from you. I was just reviewing friend pages and wondered how you were doing. Sorry for recent upsets, but it's a long term process anyway. It's bad enough the "abuse" I put up with teens at work; I don't know what I'd do if it continued when I got home. I'm sure you'll get a better replacement in the house soon. Warmest wishes!



Report Inappropriate Comment
OOLALA53
9/2/2015 9:16:45 AM

Thanks, Reggie. It sure does help to be productively occupied with something a peson wants to do between meals. Keeping your house going sounds compellingly rewarding in many ways, not just financially. I realize a lot of my issues are about the rest of my life than the food., but I've mostly cut the cords Work in progress on getting more peaceful with life in between the meals. Warmest wishes!



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (357 total):  123Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites Report Inappropriate Page