1st day of school 2011
Happy kids Christmas 2010
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Tomorrow I am starting a 24 week program through work. I am hoping it get my mind back on fitness so I can work on being a healthier me again.
Back in the saddle ready to ride this crazy train. I have once again quite smoking (over a year now) and also recently quite drinking pop. So I am going to put the same quite determination I put into those ventures into this weight journey. I don't like how difficult it is to do stuff. I forgot how tiring it was to be this weight. So I am going to try again. So far so good. I had a busy week, but managed to get to the gym four of the last five days. I am mixing up my routine. Doing some during my lunch break and some after work. That way I am not missing out on family every evening, and can do other errands sometimes at lunch. I really like it. The gym in the town I work is super cool and great for anything, but I am doing it on my cardio only days, and going to the gym in my hometown on strength days. Hopefully I will be another success story.
It has been awhile, huh? I am backing track and working towards healthy living again. Hopefully I do this right and sensibly so that I can keep it off. It was a slow decent. Had some family health issues the last year and stopped caring for myself and caring more for those around me instead. Now family health is under control, now it is my time. So Farsi good. DH started the journey this time, so we are doing it together. Goal is to lose 25 lbs by August 12th so that I have endurance for my awesome family hiking trip in the mountains of Colorado.
December 30, 2010 Update:
Well this year was an accomplishment. I accomplished maintenance. I lived my life and didn't stress about the little things, I ate well and worked out when I could, and I maintained well. I survived a vacation to Las Vegas without any gain. So I would say I accomplished a lot in 2010. Plus I enjoyed my family thoroughly. We went sledding and bike riding and swimming and ran around and played games. It was such a great year! Looking forward to 2011 I have some goals:
1. Get under 200 lbs, the year off was nice, but now it is back to business.
2. Get my house back to normal (as normal as it can be)
3. Balance the healthy lifestyle with an active family. Find the time for me!
4. Go to Disneyland!
March 12, 2010 Update:
Well so far so good! I am down into the single diget 200's so I am knocking on onederlands door. I feel it coming just in time for spring. I am super excited! I decided to get a perm this year, and I absolutely love it! I put core class on heietus for right now, trying to free up my evenings a little bit. So now my routine is my SLED-X every other day and cardio two of the other days with some yoga thrown in now and then in the evenings. It is not a major plan, but it makes me feel good. I just started it so we will see how the results are next week. I am officially in a size 18, which I am super excited about. This is the size I wore when I met my husband 8 years ago, so woot woot for that one! From here on out it will be new sizes for the adult me. I think I was a 13 in 8th grade, and a 15 in 10th grade and a 16 in 11th-12th grade. so anything less than 18 and I am the size I was in high school. Wish me luck! My next goal is to hit onderland. I am hoping to accomplish that by the end of April. Watch out I am coming to get you!
Jan. 2010 Update:
New year, new me! I think that is what I said last year, but I did accomplish that. I dropped 30 lbs last year. Not exactly what I wanted, but man do I look good! I feel awesome! And that means new me! All my horoscopes I've read for the upcoming year said this will be a year of accomplishments. I think that means that this is the year I will reach my fitness goals and be officially healthy! Yeah for that! My husband works in a factory and they have put him on 2nd shift again, which means the whole get up before the crack of dawn to go to the gym. But honestly, for NOT being a morning person, it really isn't too bad! I like coming out of the gym, showered ready for the day and the sun is just coming up, it's like an awakening for the rest of the day. I really love it. Never thought I would EVER say that! Right now I am competing in my gyms Biggest Loser competition. I would LOVE to be in the top 3, if all goes well I will need a new wardrobe and a makeover this year, so I will need some funding to help provide these things after all, lol. I feel like I did great this week. We'll see when I get fat pinched, but I feel great, and that accounts for so much more than the scale or even a fat pinch tells you. So for all you sparkers out there reading this page I want you to know that YOU CAN DO THIS TOO! I hope that I inspire you. It is all the inspirational pages out there that keep me going! DETERMINATION is the KEY for SUCCESS!
I'm a DONE girl!
I am DONE making excuses.
I am DONE thinking that I can't do anything about this weight
I am DONE doubting myself
I am DONE stuffing my emotions
I am DONE being that fat chick
I am so READY
I am READY to wear out my kids when we play
I am READY to let the outside show what I've seen on the inside my whole life
I am READY to love myself enough to take care of myself.
I am READY to feel confident.
I am READY to RUN!
Hello, My name is Kristi and I live in Lake City, MN. I have 2 wonderful kids, Cody (3), and Lydia (6). My husband is awesome and is totally supportive.
I have always struggled with my weight, but except for major life events, stayed pretty steady. I've gained over 70 lbs since having my first child.
In the fall of 2006 I started back in college to finish my bachelor's degree. It took me two years and I graduated in June of 2008. I vowed that once I was done with school I would focus on my health. I quit smoking in July and started looking at my weight issues. The lowest moment for me was seeing my graduation photo. I had the option to buy it, and even though it was one of my most proudest accomplishments, I couldn't bear to have that picture as the highlight of that day. It was awful! I told myself something had to happen. I tried to get moving over the summer. We didn't have any extra money to join the gym, so I used all my freetime with the kids to do things. We went on long walks, on hot days and got out of the house and moving. However the scale didn't budge. I didn't quite understand it and I thought all summer about bypass surgery. I really did not want to resort to that though. I was afraid of going under the knife. I had two major infections with both my c-sections and I didn't want to go through that hell again.
September changed my life, our local gym was having a special so there was no enrollment fee to sign up. So, hubby and I joined Anytime Fitness. Our Anytime Fitness is amazing. The owners work with us on a fitness and nutrition program all as part of our membership, no additional costs! By the time I started SparkPeople I was down 8 lbs!
Hubby is doing great too. He is down a pants size and gaining muscle.
Here are my stats:
12/29/2008 246 1 lb down even after Chrismas!
1/7/2009 244 Yeah over 30 lbs down!
2/2/2009 238 Oh yeah! 35 and counting
The new year has given me even more fuel. I have joined a Core class at the gym, which is super fun. I have signed up for some competitions to fuel my workouts and give me a motivational boost to the start of the year.
I am totally loving the Core class. It is wonderfully brutal! I am challenged every week. It is amazing. The competitions are going well. They are giving me the extra boost I need on this incredibly long journey. I hit one of my mini goals last week. I reached the "Before Cody" weight. I am smaller than I was when I had my 2nd child. So I treated myself to a haircut. It is adorable if I do say so myself.
My mom treated me to a new wardrobe today. It was so much fun trying on all the clothes and seeing what fits, and what will fit by the end of summer. It was a totally girly day, and we haven't had time for one of those in a long time so it was wonderful. I am going on vacation in a month, my goal is to be in the 220's. I am so excited to be so close. I can't believe how well this has been going, it may be slow, but I am not killing myself trying to lose the weight, so I do not feel discouraged at all. Thanks Sparkers for all of your support. Couldn't do it without you!
3/31/09 So the scale hasn't been moving very fast lately, but I will not be discouraged. I know I have not been eating as strictly as I should have been. But today is Monday, and we are starting another month soon so now is the time to get back down to business. I think I just got a little burnt out from my challenges and wanted a break. But I was still working out 5 days a week. If I don't make it to the gym I do a dvd. Sometimes I do both. I am totally used to getting my butt out of bed in the morning, and it is getting much easier. Even if I hit snooze one time too many, I still pull myself out of bed. I've also found that it makes my mornings so much smoother because I am already wide awake by the time I am getting ready for work. So now I am back to the nitty gritty of really thinking about what I am eating and when that is.
I haven't updated in a while, so I thought I should. My last weigh in was 223. Yay! This is a total of 52lbs gone forever! I have had a couple of speed bumps in the last two months, but have been keepin' on truckin' toward my goal. Today, I went to the doctor and got a history of my weights. I am down 6.5 years! On my very first prenatal appointment for my daughter on January 9, 2002 I weighed 224 lbs. Just remember, as long as you stay motivated, and live this as a lifestyle, no matter the speed bumps, you can always stay on track.
We just got back from vacation and I feel wonderful. I did things on this vacation I KNOW would never have been so easy 50 lbs ago. I hiked, sat on kiddy rides fit through little passageways in a cave. It was wonderful! Starting tomorrow life is really going to get back to normal. Hubby goes to days, and school starts. I am going to start going to core class again. Working out in the evenings. Being able to sit down for family meals. I am so excited! I took a break this summer. Not intentional, but life was so busy and we were so active, making it to the gym was not a priority. But now getting back into a routine is a good thing. No more excuses. Don't have to worry about over sleeping and not being able to go to the gym. But I know I can do this and I am ready to lose the next 50 lbs. Over vacation I realized what my Goal Weight reward is going to be. A fly in trip to Colorado to hike a 14,000 ft mountain. That will be the ultimate commencement to my journey. Colorado is beautiful. I loved it!
My goal is to be within a healthy weight. When I reach my goal I may set a new one just to see how close to "healthy" I can get. 170 was my size my senior year in high school. I figured that was a good place to start.
Balancing my meals
Drinking gobs of water
Cardio 3x's a week
Strength 3x's a week
I live in SE MN. I am a working mom with 2 kids and a wonderful husband. I am trying to get my momentum and determination to lose weight that I have gained over the last 5 years.
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