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I am no longer actively trying to lose weight. I do have weight goals below, but, I am no longer obsessed on getting there at any given time. I'm not even sure if I should. I am now at a healthy weight and I feel good. I am going to try to stay that way. I will continue to eat healthy and stay active because I deserve to, not so I can look a certain way... If I continue to lose weight because of this, awesome! I will not let it determine how I feel about myself. I want to be the weight I am supposed to be, not the weight I think I should be. I am going to trust my body on this one.... Let's see what happens...
Maintained 153 or below most of 2012, time to move forward!!
153: Starting Weight 10-30-12
Maintained until May. 2014
March 2014 Update!
Weight: I dropped from 153 to around 140 in early 2013. Then up again to 147 around September. I think I dropped for bit there too, but, I wasn't weighing in. I went from a size 11(I know, I still wear junior pants LOL) to a size 9. I have maintained my current size and weight since September. Which is nice. I am now ready to kick it into gear a bit and lose a few more pounds and more importantly drop a pants size. Maybe even reach my GW!!! I have a pair of size 7s that have been waiting for me. I want to tone up and not feel so jiggly, and I want to be able to wear my new swim suit this year and feel amazing in it! I am pretty good about what I eat, might just have to work on some portion sizing and drinking more water. I know if I really want to get to where I wanna be I need to become more consistent with exercise. I hope it can become a natural part of my life like my diet is now. Something I just do and don't think about. Here's to 2014!! My year to fall in love with exercise....
Updated Start Date: 10-30-12
I am updating my start date and goals! I had a rough 6 months with alot of stress. I ended up gaining all my weight back plus some! I got up to 153. Thirteen pounds over my original SP starting weight! I gained almost 20 lbs in 6 months. Thats an eye opener... This really made me realize how easy it is to gain weight. Especially as I've gotten older. I maintained this weight most of 2012. I am giving up the excuses and starting over! I hope I will have learned from my mistakes and acheive my goals! Im going to delete my past progress and goals so I can start off with a clean slate! I'm just glad Im catching myself now and not later....
Past Start Date: November 2010
Here's a bit about me.. I'm a mommy to a wonderful little girl. Born January 30, 2009. I'm married to an amazing man. Ive been with him since 2006... We were married Sept 10, 2010.. To summarize. I gained about 20 lbs when my hubby and I started dating. I then gained 50+ pounds when pregnant with my daughter. After I had her I was between 170-175 lbs. I dropped to around 140 in about 6 mos. This was about 10-15 lbs from my "then" GW. I started to lose motivation and started to gain back some of the weight. Then in Nov. 2010 something clicked. I had a spark account, but, I hardly used it and wasn't involved in the community at all. I logged on, created a page, and lost nearly all the weight. I was just a few lbs. away from my current GW. Then something happened and I fell off the wagon... Whoops!
To stop letting my size and how I look hold me back.
To learn to love myself at any size.
To continue to treat myself kindly.
To take care of my body.
-Limit sugar and processed carb intake
-More fruits and veggies!!
-Watch my nutrient intake
-Treat myself the way I should be treated
Waist: 28.5 in
Hips: 39 in
Waist: 28 in (-.5)
Hips: 38 in (-1)
Waist: 26 in. (-2)
Hips: 37 in. (-1)
"It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference. "-Jenny Craig
"Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life."
-- Christiane Northrup
"Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end."-Denis Waitley
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
-- Dr. Suess
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 145.5
“The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it.
Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing.
People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful."
Just dropping by to say hello, Sparkfriend! Remember, you don't have to be perfect on this journey in order to make progress! As long as you keep trying...and never quit...you are already a success! Keep doing your best, because you are worth the effort!
"Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks.
We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects.
One setback is one setback—it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you.”
1251 days ago
Hope you have an week!!
1260 days ago
"One of the most difficult parts of changing how you live and how you eat is believing that change is possible.
We all say we believe that, but many of us, deep down in our hearts believe that it's possible for other people, but not for us.
That other people can do it, that the glowy warm life we imagine is for other people, not for us.
We have an unconscious belief that we can't do it, it's hopeless, and so, on some level, we stop making an effort.
We lapse into the way it always was or is. But change really is possible.
And it really does take a fierce kind of longing, and a fierce kind of love for yourself.
For the life you know is possible. Ask yourself what you love most of all.
Do you love your life? And are you willing to take action on your own behalf?"
TGIF, Sparkfriend! I hope your week was a good one and that you're ready for a fit, fun and fantastically healthy weekend! Keep your goals in mind and keep taking steps towards them. Remind yourself that you are capable...and love yourself enough to know that you are worth the effort!
1305 days ago
"I believe in waking up every day and taking a good step toward health, and honoring your body." -Troian Bellisario
“In terms of days and moments lived, you’ll never again be as young as you are right now, so spend this day, the youth of your future, in a way that deflects regret. Invest in yourself. Have some fun. Do something important. Love somebody extra. In one sense, you’re just a kid, but a kid with enough years on her to know that every day is priceless."
Just stopping by to encourage you to make the most of each day, my beautiful young Sparkfriend! Keep your goals in mind, and do something every day that will move you one step closer to attaining them. Don't ever forget that you are always worth your best effort!
Have a healthy week!
1325 days ago
"I believe that we are who we choose to be.
Nobody's going to come and save you. You've got to save yourself.
Nobody's going to give you anything. You've got to go out and fight for it.
Nobody knows what you want except for you.
And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it.
So don't give up on your dreams."
Just stopping by to encourage you to keep doing your best, Sparkfriend! You don't have to be perfect in order to make progress. Be your own hero today and every day, and keep fighting to reach your goals. It isn't easy, but you are worth the effort!
1333 days ago