MUSIC2HISEARS   38,968
SparkPoints
30,000-39,999 SparkPoints
 
 
Nov 2013 @ 194 lbs





My two workout partners: Bootsie and Sampson





This was just back in October 2008!!!!! AND it's my goal to look like this again!



I have 43 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
Making Over God's Temple

Hello, my name is Brenda, and I'm 45 year old computer geek who has just let herself go for way too long. I used to be fit and healthy, but time, school, work, and life just seemed to get into my way. I've successfully lost 50 lbs in 2013, but need to lose a few more pounds than just that. So, here I am, entering the summer of 2014 with a rekindled motivational spirit to get it done right this time around

As for me and my family, I'm single, never-married with two adorable pups: ...
Hello, my name is Brenda, and I'm 45 year old computer geek who has just let herself go for way too long. I used to be fit and healthy, but time, school, work, and life just seemed to get into my way. I've successfully lost 50 lbs in 2013, but need to lose a few more pounds than just that. So, here I am, entering the summer of 2014 with a rekindled motivational spirit to get it done right this time around

As for me and my family, I'm single, never-married with two adorable pups: Boots (a 3 year old Boston Terror) and Sampson (a 9 year old Springer/Dachshund mix). I live in the greater Indianapolis / Carmel area and have lots of trails around to hike and walk. I just need the motivation to do just that!

I've been overweight for 6 years now and I'm about over it. I miss the gal I used to be and I'm praying that I can be that person once again.

I reached ONEderland during the 2013 Fall 5% Challenge and am looking to plant myself firmly in the 180s in the 2014 Summer 5% Challenge. I have been receiving a lot of encouragement from friends and family about my weight loss accomplishments and are rooting me on to reach that 165 goal.

NOTE: On 3/26/2014 I weighed in at 202 lbs on the doctor's scale. Wrong way! So, this spring, I'm renewing my commitment to get back on track! I love Zumba! Why am I not doing it? I love walking outdoors! It's spring, again, why am I not doing it? Time for a renewed answer to these questions of Just Do It!


Current Status:
MUSIC2HISEARS said goodbye to her treadmill today...10 years is a long time to for a treadmill...
set 3 days ago


SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 201.0 
 
238
219.75
201.5
183.25
165


 
Interact with MUSIC2HISEARS

Send Member a Private Message








Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 9/20/2008

SparkPoints: 38,968

Fitness Minutes: 24,490

My Goals:
My goals are to lose 70 lbs that have crept up on me since my 30th birthday 13 years ago. I want to feel healthy, be healthy, and regain confidence in how I look and feel.

My Pampering Goals: Okay...here we go!

Goals:
1. $1 for every pound lost
2. $1 for every inch lost
3. $.50 for every day I stay in my calorie range
4. $.50 for every day of 30 minutes or more cardio
5. $.50 for every day of strength training

My Program:
My 2014 5% Summer Challenge Commitment Goals

I will commit to getting in 30 minutes of cardio a day for the 8 weeks (56 days) of the challenge.

I will commit to getting in 30 minutes of strength training twice a week for the 8 weeks of the challenge.

I will commit to following a healthy balanced diet plan and counting calories using SparkPeople.

I will log my daily calories and post my exercise minutes

I will log my weight each week on Saturday

I will log my Living the Good Life points

I will check in with my team daily by commenting on the message board

I will be supportive of my teammates and read and comment on blogs and pages

Personal Information:
I'm in Carmel/Westfield, Indiana, and pretty much from the Indiana area. I have two dogs, Sampson, who I lovingly call wondermutt, and Bootsie, who I call the Boston Terror. I am not married, and have no children.

Other Information:
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2

Profile Image





 
 



Gold Star
From:
FLORIDASUN

Fruit Salad
From:
2014 Summer 5% ...

Sunglasses
From:
BBONET

Workout Shoes
From:
MARTHAWILL

Thank You Card
From:
NWILKER

Flowers
From:
MARDEG918




Member Comments:
FLORIDASUN
8/1/2014 10:44:12 AM

Wow...I'm REALLY out of the loop! I missed your spotlight day AND your birthday. I'm really very very sorry!

Happy birthday emoticon AND happy spotlight day! emoticon I'm so thankful that you devote so much time to our wonderful Teddy Bear team...it's a big job..and you do it so well!

Hugs to you dear Teddy...shine on and on and ON! emoticon emoticon emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
CERULEANTEAR
7/31/2014 2:35:36 PM

emoticon Hope you had a WONDERFUL birthday! emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
JIBBIE49
7/30/2014 9:03:46 PM

emoticon Happy Birthday, DONE GIRL emoticon

Those born under the sign of LEO have much in common with the Lion. Leo loves to be the center of attention. She gets along well with Aries, Sagittarius, Libra, Gemini and sometimes her opposite, Aquarius. She should avoid controlling, secretive Scorpio since she must have truth and openness in any relationship. She loves to spend money, but can make a lot of it. She makes a great teacher as she loves to show others. She has few children, but loves children. She can have problems with her heart and her spine.
In Leo, the Sun is magnetic, forceful, and dominate. You possess a good nature that is very generous, allowing you to attract many friends and followers. You can easily become a natural leader because of your demeanor and because you are ambitious, determined, and highly industrious. Self-assurance and dignity are very strong in your nature. Your magnetic personality lets you sell yourself or your ideas easily, and your persistence at doing so further enhances your leadership potential. You are at your best when placed in charge of a large scheme, for you are truly a fine organizer. You enjoy being in a position of authority because you know you were born to rule. Your sunny disposition allows you to be candid, outspoken, and very direct in all matters, without upsetting people. You possess natural leadership ability, and project such confidence and authority that you inspire others to follow you.

The typical Leo is a natural showman, and delights in having a full measure of recognition and admiration. Leo is the most expressive sign in the zodiac. You love to show off. You probably see your role in life as the starring role. Often the Leo personality chooses some artistic form through which to express talent. There is much drama associated with Leo, and the general approach to life is full of emotional exuberance. If you are not careful, these traits can result in too large an ego, which in turn can make you very susceptible to flattery. Though you have a high opinion of yourself, you still need the approbation and appreciation of your friends and followers. Your ego needs constant reinforcement. This helps keep the spotlight focused on your activities.
Naturally emotionally exuberant, you are not only a good actor, but you make a truly outstanding teacher, as well. The Leo association with the fifth house of the chart suggests a strong bond with children. You may consider your children to be expressions of your creativity. Typically, the Leo is very close to children, the loving benefactor and protector.
The lordly Leo sometimes feels there should be an automatic granting of power and authority. Because of this, you may be one of those Leo types who doesn't feel the need to work your way to the top. Though in many ways you show that you are ambitious, you also can be lazy. You may only want to work at jobs that offer prestige, glamour, power or a good time. You exert yourself only in those situations were you can exhibit your star quality, and garner the attention and respect of others.
Your gift is surely the ability that you naturally possess to lead and to inspire. You are at home on the stage or at the podium. Your poorest showing comes when you are unable to control your ego, and you let an exaggerated sense of your own importance get the upper hand. In spite of your self-assurance and dignity, you may have a degree of concern about being laughed at or disgraced in some way. Again, ego is at the base of your nature and being.




Report Inappropriate Comment
TEDDYBEAR662
7/30/2014 8:52:49 PM

emoticon emoticon for my "spotlight" well wishes! emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
JUSTME29
7/30/2014 10:43:20 AM

I missed your day in the spotlight yesterday - I hope it was a good one. Sounds like I missed your birthday too, so let me be the first to wish you a happy birthday for next year.

I saw your money goals on your page, and I think I'm going to use those as well. Money motivates, and that would go a long ways towards getting me new smaller clothes as I need them.



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (787 total):  123Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites
View My Food and Exercise Log
Report Inappropriate Page