Trying to get a picture of my new haircut. July '13
Me with new puppy Lola.
Our fur baby: Ace
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Ready to be me again.
Here we are again. It's funny how those unhealthy habits creep back in and you end up right back where you started. Back in 2009 my husband went off to Army Basic Training and AIT for 7 months. I used that time to lose about 45 pounds and felt amazing! Of course, the habits you build by yourself are different that when you are with someone else. We both fell back into being "cozy" and eating a lot of takeout and pizza. All of a sudden there is less time for running that six miles a day and you ...
Here we are again. It's funny how those unhealthy habits creep back in and you end up right back where you started. Back in 2009 my husband went off to Army Basic Training and AIT for 7 months. I used that time to lose about 45 pounds and felt amazing! Of course, the habits you build by yourself are different that when you are with someone else. We both fell back into being "cozy" and eating a lot of takeout and pizza. All of a sudden there is less time for running that six miles a day and you find your pants aren't fitting.
I started over in February of 2012 (back at my hightest plus two pounds) and lost a total of about 34 pounds. Then life got stressful: my husband lost his job and is now dealing with some serious undiagnosed health issues and I find I am without motivation.
Fortunately, I've re-discovered the fact that as crappy as life can be - working out makes me feel awesome! As someone who struggles with depression, I noticed that on days when I managed to work out, I didn't feel like crawling in a hole. I've now been working out five days a week (running and doing Turbo Fire) for several months and have recently started a stint of two-a-day workouts to jumpstart some weight loss and get me motivated.
Now I've just got to corral my eating. I'm remembering how easy and simple it seemed to count calories and fit in all those goodies that you can't do without.
I know what to do and I know how to do it. Now it's time to put one foot in front of the other and start heading in that direction.
Weight over the years:
2003 graduated high school: 185 (size 10/12)
June 2005 got married: 208
December 2005: 225
December 2006: 286
January 2007 - Joined Sparkpeople!
August 2007: 229 lost 57 pounds!!!
February 2009 husband leaves for basic training: 245
August 2009: Lowest ever 210 lost 76 pounds total!
May 2010: 235
December 2011: 288 (highest ever) (size 22)
February 2012: recommit to healthier habits
August 2012: 254
November 2012: 266
February 2013: 259 **kick start
March 2013: 248
September 2013: 217
| current weight: 230.2
Member Since: 1/12/2007
Fitness Minutes: 2,485
To feel comfortable in my own body.
To feel fit again.
To get back to running 4-6 miles regularly (done!).
To be less stressed and happier with myself.
Ultimate goal is 175lbs for my 5' 10" frame.
First goal: 50 pound loss (238) - met 5/13/13!
Current goal: 210 lbs (previous lowest while dieting)
Logger Day 10k 6/22/13
Scenic Half Marathon 9/15/13
All things in moderation:
I am trying to eat smaller portions and add fruits and veggies.
Make time for the exercise I enjoy so much:
Tae Kwon Do
Les Mills Combat
I have been happily married to the man of my dreams for eight years, and we are living close to our families in the beautiful mountains of northwestern Montana.
I love my job with the Army Corps of Engineers and I am looking to improve my life even more by being happy with myself.
I am the proud mama of an english mastiff named Ace and a basset hound named Lola.