I am 35 Years old. When I turned 35 in February, I decided that I wanted to be at by goal weight by age 40. I want to be like a fine wine as I age. God has been busy working out my inner beauty for 35 years or more. I just want my outside to be as fit and beautiful as He is making me inside.
I want to lose 100 lbs by the time I'm 40. A lot of my friends and family say that my goal is too big. But, I know better. When I think back to the time in my life when I felt the most healthy and strong, I weighed 130 lbs. Which is my goal weight. Granted I was a lot younger then. But, the more I age, the bigger strain I feel carrying the extra weight. I can't wait to unload this extra person off of my back and joints and heart! The more I lose, the less I hurt.
I joined Spark People in June, but, I only started being serious about it this month 12-2012. I have been working on streamlining my calorie intake and tracking faithfully. I have added Yoga once per week and am looking for ways to integrate another 2 days of Yoga. I will also be integrating a power walking routine once the weather warms a little. I did WW a couple of years ago and lost a lot of weight. But, I got burned out. I have gained most of it back in rebellion. I have been prayer for The Lord to renew my mind and help me with this. I know that I need His help to be successful. And He has finally brought me to the time and place where I am ready.
I live in Masaryktown, FL.We have moved to the country. LOL! My husband and I are learning to let go of the corporate life. It's been a difficult transition. I.E. we miss the money. But, it's been good. We don't miss the stress of the corporate world. We are restoring an old house built in the 1920s and are learning how to raise chickens and rabbits. Our place is too small to be called a micro-farm, so I call it a Nano Farm... I'm getting ducks for my birthday!
Learning to be kind to myself.
| current weight: 241.0
and ! I wanted to say welcome to the Living with RAD Team and that I am happy you are here on this journey with the rest of us and no longer going it alone. Please know that we are a wonderful group of people who are all forging our path through life with RA and helping each other as we learn new and useful information, as well as just supporting each other as we try to manage pain and keep the weight off!
So welcome and enjoy! If you have questions, you can always reach out and send a SparkMail, or stop by my SparkPage at the link below. We can do this together, with encouragement and support from others, and SparkPeople has really great resources for any kind of workout or condition.
Keep moving forward and fight the good fight! Oh FYI, your team leaders ROCK! And so do you!
Welcome, Welcome, Welcome, and Enjoy!
Sparker since 06/18/12
Co-leader of Living with RAD Team
973 days ago
Someday is not a day of the week. So make it happen today!
1235 days ago
You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are. –Max Lucado
You are valuable to me!!!
1240 days ago
Today is a brand new month, a time to make a change or perhaps start all over again. No matter which, you can move forward and reap the fruits of all your hard work. Most of all, you can be healthy. What is a price less gift!!
I am wishing you a beautiful day and a successful month. Know that I am cheering you on!!
You are irreplaceable and one of a kind--we want you to be here for a very long time, because you a beautiful friend that is valued and needed!!
1243 days ago
We all desire to be cared about, to be appreciated and loved. Some of us spend years looking for someone to just care. Yet, until we care about our self, appreciate who we are and love our self, no one else will. That's the irony of it.
I hope today you will look in the mirror and see exactly what I see in you---a beautiful, strong, intelligent, compassionate person. Someone I deeply respect and am honor to call friend.
Enjoy your day! Appreciate and love you who are are...the !!!
1244 days ago