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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Today is April 26, 2010. I gained a bunch of weight back and am now starting this weight loss journey once again at 189.2 pounds. I have only one life and being healthy and feeling good about how I look is my number one goal. I finished school and have been looking for a job. So, right now weight loss and job applications are all that is on my mind.
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Today is February 10, 2009. I have finally dropped out ...
Today is April 26, 2010. I gained a bunch of weight back and am now starting this weight loss journey once again at 189.2 pounds. I have only one life and being healthy and feeling good about how I look is my number one goal. I finished school and have been looking for a job. So, right now weight loss and job applications are all that is on my mind.
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Today is February 10, 2009. I have finally dropped out of the obese category and now my measurements fall into the overweight grouping. I cannot even begin to describe how happy this makes me. I feel so much better. I have more energy every day and feel happier overall. Physically I see so many differences. In just two more pounds I will have lost fifty pounds, so my face looks drastically different, my bra size has changed two sizes, my shirts are all HUGE on me, and I have had to get new pants. I am now a size twelve from a size 18. Emotionally things are a lot better. Like always, I still have good and bad days, but I am happier, laugh more, and just seem to have a little extra bounce in my step again rather than a drag. Socially I have noticed changes, and this is what is most confusing to me. I can look at it two different ways, but the one thing that is certain is that more people talk to me again. More females want to chat and be friendly, even my friends and family seem to call more often. Cute guys at the gym try to talk to me more (this is actually a little annoying despite the flattery of it all). One cute guy actually tried to get my number the other day. My hubby was not as pleased with my bragging about this as I was:) It is sad that all this new attention is due solely to my being smaller. The only other way I can look at it is to think my attitude has changed in a way that I have become more approachable. I hope that is it, because otherwise it makes me lose a little faith in humanity. It is still hard for me to accept how much our weight impacts our lives. Feeling like I am in more control of my weight adds so many great new dimensions and oppoutunities that I did not even realize I was missing out on. I am excited to share all these new aspects of my life with you as I continue on this journey.

This website has been so motivating for me. It is great to have sparkpeople buddies to share my stuggles with. Thank you so much for all the support.


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On October 11, 2008 I weighed an all time high of 226.8. I am not what you can call a happy fat person, as my weight brings me down in everyway on a daily basis. It has altered my relationship with my mother, husband, friends, and with myself. I was/am at the point of refusing to have pictures taken, don't like to go out because I hate being the fat girl, and have stopped being the happy outgoing "sussie-sunshine" that I once was. As of today, November 24, 2008, I am down to 208.2. I have been exercising five days a week (both cardio and strength training) and feel a million times better already. To reach my goal I need to lose 1.5 pounds weekly, which I know might not be all to realistic, so I am going to settle with 1 pound a week. I have changed my diet drastically and am eating clean, trying to keep it under 1,500 calories a day. Every Monday, I will post my weight.
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Monday, November 24, 2008: 208.2
Monday, December 1, 2008: 202.2
Monday December 8, 2008: 201.2
Monday, December 15, 2008: 200.4
Monday, December 22, 2008: 198.4
Monday, December 29, 2008:194.5
Goal 199.9 January 1, 2009: met? MET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Monday January 5, 2009 193.6
Monday Januray 12, 2009 190.2
Monday January 19, 2009 188.8
Monday January 26, 2009 184.4
Goal February 1, 2009 190, met? YES!
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Monday February 2, 2009: 184.0
Monday February 9 2009: 181.2
Monday February 16 2009: 182.6
Monday February 23 2009: 180.4
Goal March 1, 2009 179.9 met? YES!

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Monday March 2, 2009 178.6
Monday March 9, 2009: 175.8
Monday March 16, 2009:176.4
Monday March 23, 2009:174
Monday March 30, 2009:172.2
Goal April 1, 2009: 175.0 met? YES
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Monday April 6 170.0
Monday April 13 168.8
Monday April 20 168.4
Monday April 27 167.6
Goal May 1, 2009: 170.0 met? YES!

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Goal May 9 168.0 met??? YES!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009 166.8
Monday, May 18, 2009: 164.4
Monday, May 25 2009:
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Monday, May 3, 2010:
Monday May 10, 2010:
Monday May 17, 2010:
Monday May 25, 2010:
Monday May 31, 2010:
June 1 Goal of 179 met?



Goal June 1, 2010: 180 met?
Goal July 1, 2010: 175 met?
Goal August 1, 2010 170 met?
Goal September 1, 2010 165 met?
Goal October 1, 2010: 160 met?
Goal November 1, 2010: 155 met?
Goal December 1, 2010 150 met?
Goal Janurary 1, 2010: 145 , met???


Motivating Rewards:

June 1, 180:
July 1, 175:
August 1 170:
September 1, 165:
October 1, 160:
November 1, 155:
December 1, 150:
January 1, 145:
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Member Since: 10/22/2008

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My Goals:
My ultimate goal weight is 126.8. That will have been a 100 pound weight loss! My daily goals will be to put myself first, take care of me, and treat myself the way I treat others. It is time to shine!

My Program:
Exercise and eat healthy. Plan.

Cardio: Monday Wednesday and Friday mornings after weight training for one hour.

Tuesday and Thursday Mornings. Running in the AM. Spinning Classes in the PM.

Yoga: Every evening five days a week.

Weight Lifting: Full body three times a week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Weekends: Something fun. Hiking, Camping, Kayaking, Biking, Skiing.

Personal Information:
I am 29. There has not been a lot of me time, and when I have taken it I always feel guilty. No more! I need to do this for myself and for the people in my life. I need to lose the weight, get healthy, and finally get back to the old me.

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I really appreciate feedback. I love sparkpeople and how motivating it is to talk to other people experiencing similar frustrations.

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OWLWHO
4/7/2009 11:55:29 PM

You are doing a fabulous job! Welcome to Leaving 160-ville, where the emphasis is on the "Leaving" part. Stop in and let us know how you are doing.



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DBALLOUT
3/19/2009 7:52:14 PM

Thanks for my Goodie. You're so sweet!

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DBALLOUT
3/18/2009 8:48:51 PM

Congrats on leaving the obese category! I am adding you as a friend b/c we have very similar goals and are the same age. I like to see what other people are doing and seeing other people being successful helps keep me motivated.

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JESSI5107
3/6/2009 12:12:55 AM

Wow you are kicking butt!! I can't wait to be where you are!



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EMPTYNESTER09
3/2/2009 2:29:19 PM

Your story is so inspirational-thank you for sharing! I'm still in the "obese" category-but I'm not giving up-stories like yours help!



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