Feb 2012 Los Cabos, Mexico
Out to dinner (170 lbs)
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I have tried multiple times to lose weight, and change the way I live my life, but nothing has seemed to last. I am learning the reasons why that is...
A. Because I want fast results.
B. Because I can't seem to maintain the lifestyle to create those drastic changes.
C. I get discouraged and quit.
So now, I've decided to go the slow route. In the end, the slow one wins the race. Right? That's what I'm hoping for...
With the help of Sparkpeople, I believe that I will be successful in achieving my goals because it truly is a tool that is created to make lifestyle changes.
My short term goal - is to lose 1lb each week until I have reached...
My long term goal - Reach 140 lbs
I'd also like to look great in a bikini and have muscle definition, not body-building muscular...just fit.
---------------------Weight Loss Journey---------------------------
- Lose 1 lb. each week
Starting Weight: 170 lbs
3/12 - 168.8 (-1.2 lbs)
3/19 - 167.7 (-1.1 lbs)
3/26 - 166.8 (-0.9 lbs)
March: -3.2 lbs
4/2 - 165 (-1.8 lbs)
4/9 - N/A
4/16 - N/A
4/23 - 166.4 (+1.4 lbs)
4/30 - 164
April: -2.8 lbs
My short terms goals:
- Use the Sparkpeople food Nutrition Tracker each day to record calories and daily nutrients
My short term goal:
- Lose 1 lb/wk
-Continuously educate myself on becoming healthier and coming up with my own definition of a healthy life!
My long term goals:
- Run a 5k (Tenatively planning to do the Rugged Maniac in Sept 2012...it's more than just running, but I thought it looked like fun :-)
- Lose 30 lbs.
I will use the Sparkpeople nutrition and fitness tracker to help me reach my daily short term goals that will help me reach my long term goal.
I plan to do strength training 2 days/wk as well as cardio 3 days/wk. My caloric goal each day is about 1,500 calories.
I will also keep track of water intake and write in a daily journal weekly.
These goals are subject to change as my lifestyle changes.
I have lived in MN all my life. I love to read about health and nutrition, although my current day-to-day choices wouldn't necessarily represent that right now. I love to spend time with my family and friends in my free time. Looking forward to creating a better me!
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
- Mahatma Gandhi
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| current weight: 160.0
Thanks so much for the goodie and your message congratulating me for MOD!! It is quite an honor & one I never expected!
What part of MN do you live? I'm also a member of the MN SPARKS FAT KICKERS TEAM!
587 days ago
Thanks for my Goodie!
588 days ago
Today you have the choice to be amazing. Today you can do more than just try. You can succeed. You can be victorious. Today, you can rock your world. You can look yourself in the eye and smile... because you know that you are fighting for an amazing cause: YOU. And YOU are absolutely worth fighting for.
You can also do the same thing tomorrow.
"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi
In honour of the upcoming Summer Olympic Games this Saturday in London, I give to you the Olympic Creed which is as true for the games as it is for achieving our own goals and dreams each and every day:
"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."
Today, you are a superhero, a survivor, a warrior, and a beacon to others for honouring yourself, your mind and your body; for making the choices that will make you an even better person tomorrow.
Today you are one step closer, because you decided to be. Fight strong, fight well, fight fair.
"Never, never, never, never give up." - Winston Churchill
1707 days ago
Today is the unofficial "take happiness into your own hands" day. It's unofficial because I just made it up! (*grin*) But it seems like a great idea, right? Today, try not to be controlled by others... decide to be happy, decide to be great. Move forward as if all your dreams could come true today with no barriers standing in your way. Smile, laugh, and be amazing...
Because you ARE.
“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.” - Groucho Marx
1722 days ago
It's JUNE! Where has the time gone?
Please forgive the blanket letter but there were too many people to thank and simply not enough time to write personal notes to everyone...
Thank you so much for your support and friendship. I am happy to say that I am pretty much back up and running full steam and only have a couple more hurdles to jump to finally put this cancer battle behind me. Now I can look forward to concentrating on my original goals again and come the fall will (fingers crossed) be well on my way to being heathy and happy.
Coincidentally, this Friday, June 8th, is Best Friends Day. So for all those in your life that you are thankful for, please take a moment to reach out, give a hug and share a smile. Where would our lives be without the amazing support and friendship from someone like you?
As we are entering into the summer season (for those, like me, in the Northern Hemisphere), I would like to send this wish to you:
May you enjoy an everlasting renewal of energy and passion, for this is a time to celebrate the great potential you possess. May the sun shine upon you and fire up your heart to reach all of your goals and find joy in yourself and the world around you. Whatever battles you are fighting, whatever stresses may come your way, may you find energy, confidence, vitality and strength. This is the time to shine bright and show the world how beautiful you are. Embrace the summer-lit brilliance of each day and you will create a new life where all your wildest dreams come true. ~ Michelle
Happy summer :)
1755 days ago