Recharging for a new me in 2014!! Getting my ducks in a row now!!
Hello. My name is Michelle and I am 40, married for 9 years and together we have 6 kids. 2 of which are still in the house. 15 and 20 months. We also have 5 grandbabies. I have learned so much since finding SP. I haven't been been doing what I should have for along time and I am feeling so much better about myself now that I've learned what I have. There are days still that I slip up but now instead of being angry with myself I say "you deserve a break. Listen to your body and start again ...
Hello. My name is Michelle and I am 40, married for 9 years and together we have 6 kids. 2 of which are still in the house. 15 and 20 months. We also have 5 grandbabies. I have learned so much since finding SP. I haven't been been doing what I should have for along time and I am feeling so much better about myself now that I've learned what I have. There are days still that I slip up but now instead of being angry with myself I say "you deserve a break. Listen to your body and start again tomorrow."
I have been trying to get my life under control. I need to learn how not to worry so much. I still need to get that water in. I just don't like lemons in my water nor do I like the flavored water. So I am struggling with that but I am not giving up. I recently bought another drink mix packet pouch to try in my bottle water and WALA!! I like it. I am now able to get in 8 glasses of water a day. I use one packet in 32oz of water instead of the recomended 16.9 oz. For every 4 cups I have an extra 5 cals to calculate. Big woopy. No pop in the house either. My workouts consist of walks outside and my Wii/Xbox Exercise games. I love Golds Gym Dance and my Xbox Your Shape the most. Looking to get the UFC Training game that comes out June 2011 too. My routines are getting boring however lately so I need to switch it up and soon. I'm going to be going through my DVDs and making a new routine up for June.
I QUIT SMOKING!!! I know it isn't long but you have to start somewhere. My somewhere started 9/12/10 and today I'm doing awesome. I was outside on the deck at work while others were out there smoking and I didn't even want one. YIPPEE for me!! Still going strong and it's June 2011!!
I CAN DO THIS!!!!! GO ME!! SW 2009 - 168#
8/31/09 : 155.6# 9/30/09 : 153# 11/2/09 : 150.4# 12/28/09 : 150# 1/25/10 : 148.8# 2/7/10 : 147.6# 3/28/10 : 145.8# 5/2/10: 143.8# 5/30/10: 143# 8/1/10: 142.4# 8/29/10: 138.8# 5/21/11: 143.4# 6/10/11: 144.6# Found out I was pregnant 1/2012: 189# 9 months pregnant 1/31/12: BABY BOY WAS BORN!!! YAY!!! 2/13/12: 161.2# 3/9/12: 162.8# 3/10 - 6/16 - Let myself get outta control :0( 7/7 - 161# 12/1 - 153.6# 10/2013 - 140.2# Slow and steady
Looks as if I took the winter off. What was I thinking? I can tell you I WASN'T. I've been here but I guess I've not been working at losing. And if I was I wasn't giving it my all. June 1st and I'm starting yet again. New month new start. I'm not defeated I'm recharged and ready to get to my goal weight in 2011!!
It is now June 1, 2011 and my weight is up again from last year. I feel like I just stood still all winter. I was a bit dissapointed when it was time to try on those shorts that didn't quite fit last summer but not enough to go out and buy new ones and they still fit me the way they did last year. Time to change that. I can do this. It isn't rocket science. One step at a time towards my goals. Happy days ahead!! Gotta get movin and today is the day!!
6/24/11 UPDATE: Pregnant at 37!! No wonder I have been up and down with my weight. Alls ok now and my stress has come down considerably now that alot of people know now. I will have to have another CSection so I will get to choose the babys bday!! :0) Aiming for end of Jan. Needless to say I have changed my plans again and am now going to concentrate on gaining only the min weight I need to and pay attention to what I'm eating. I've been tracking my food yet now to move onto the exercising. I'm so tired I need to make myself get outside and get moving.
Currently taking a break from weight loss still tracking and trying to get in my walks. I am put on minimal duty until further notice.
I had a wonderful healthy baby boy on 1/31/12!! I'm so blessed and I can't believe how much in love I am with him already. I'm healing well and feeling better every day. I am planning to start working out very lightly as soon as the doctor gives me the ok.
3/8/12 I have my 6 week checkup on Monday. I'm sure I'll get the ok to workout again. I feel great and my csection looks good to me. I can even lay on my tummy now. I've already started to add it to my days. It is alot harder to do so now that my little man is here but I'm determined to get back into shape. I want to be able to go out and play with him when he is up and running. My goal for the next 8 weeks are to get back into the swing of things. I will get atleast 10 min of exercise in 5 days a week. I can do this!!
6/7/12 Enough is enough. How many times do I need to fall off the wagon before getting that awww haa moment? I feel like I recently got that moment where I had enough of not fitting in my clothes and feeling frumpy all the time. I feel uncomfortable in my work clothes so much that when I get home I go up and change into sweats or shorts (elastic bads) and a XL tshirt.
Goals for 2012 Summer 5% Challenge are posted in My Goals section.
7/14/12 WOW I really see I went crazy after my weigh in early March. I gained weight and didn't hold myself accountable. I didn't think I was that far off. After my son was born and I was able to start working out I found myself procrastinating and choosing to play with him rather than taking care of me again. It was alot easier to say I don't see him enough and skip my workouts. Now that I have put my brain in again I've been working hard to reach mini goals. As long as I see a loss I'm happy. Sneaked a peek today and its still going down. Fingers crossed to see the 150s again Sat. No more excuses I'm getting it done now and am feeling better about myself while I'm at it.
7/24/12 Slacking again. I see it but do I do anything about it.....NOPE!! I am today! Quit being so lazy lady!!
10/25/13 Struggling with juggling college classes, house work, baby, and teenager while being unemployed and paying bills on time. It's a bit stressful but I can do it. Classes started last week of August and are over first week of December so I'm over 1/2 way done with this semester and I've only gained back a pound. I am thrilled that eating right and working out has showed my daughter that she can also. She has lost atleast 15# now and is looking and feeling much better about herself. YAY!!! My goal for myself is to loose 5# by the end of the year. Slow and steady...I'm almost to my goal weight and I need to do it right so I don't gain it back. I also need to tone up a bit more. Here's to a great November 2013!!
I really want to feel better about myself naked and in my clothes. I also want to bend over without having an issue with my belly getting in the way. My total weight loss goal after baby is 37#. Need to get my water in. Working on this everyday. Bought a new water bottle to help me reach my water goal!!
LOVE Cathe step workouts. Starting to add strength training in now.
I live in Northeast Ohio. (Eastern Timezone)
I love to read Nora Roberts books. I got hooked when my oldest step-daughter moved here a few years ago. It seems to be my only way of sanity now and helps me sleep at night.
How are you doing my friend? I've been on this fruits/veggie plan and it's totally working. I'm finally back down to the weight on my tracker. Can you believe I could still make progress in May. I'm sooo excited because I couldn't believe what I saw on the scale this morning.
Sorry to hear about your leg and I totally hope the pain doesn't return. Sounds like a great idea to rest it and take it easy for the rest of the week. Especially since you don't know what caused the pain. Good Luck on your interview!! How do they expect anyone to live off of $8 an hour. Keep me updated on how it goes. My fingers and toes are crossed for you.
I'm going through a small rough patch, but it's time for me to get back on track. I'm afraid that I'm going to cause too much damage before I get my head straight. I'm still fighting!!