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My son, Antonio. My love, Tony. And Yours Truly.
Mommy & Baby
My name is Ihilani Kapuniai, or Ihi for short. I'm a 22 year old mother on her everlasting journey to health and happiness!
I joined SparkPeople for one reason: I simply got bored with Calorie-Count. I signed up with SparkPeople, checked it out a bit and LOVED it.
I'm not a newbie when it comes to counting calories, fitness, weight loss, nutrition, etc. I've studied these things religiously, a little bit every day, since I was 13 years old. When I was 13 - 14 years old, I hit about 260-270lbs... can't remember the exact number, but I know it was in there somewhere. I decided one day that I was gonna start working out and eating right because I was tired of being fat. I worked out every single day for at least 30 minutes a day. It became habit and got to the point where I would feel physically ill if I missed a workout. Damn. Those were the days. I had energy. I had drive. Motivation. Distraction (from eating, that is). I had friends. I had everything I needed to lose the weight, and I did. I lost between 80 - 90lbs in less than a year with good ol' diet (by this, I mean eating healthy, every day, and not looking back) and exercise. By the time I was 15-16 years old, I weighed about 180lbs, the smallest I have ever remember being.
But of course, that didn't last long. Due to my depression, I still thought I was fat. I looked in the mirror and saw a fat girl with an imperfect body, even though everybody around me saw a beautiful young woman who had even been approached by a modeling agent in the mall!! I still remember that day. It was amazing. I still have the card she gave me right after she told me, "You're gorgeous. You should think about modeling. Call me."
Ugh. Until this day, I regret not calling her. I COULD HAVE BEEN A MODEL!!!! I can't believe it. But no. I thought it was a joke. How could someone like ME be a model? A fat, ugly cow? Problem is, that's not what everybody saw when they looked at me. That's just what *I* saw.
Unfortunately, my being thin didn't last long. I was, at the time, living with someone who would bake up a storm every weekend. She made the most amazing foods; you just can't say no. I ate my way back to obesity. I gained that 80-90lbs back, and then some. I'm now up to 325lbs, after gaining about 50lbs through pregnancy.
Anyhow... I came across some pictures of me when I was thin. It amazed me. Even then, I hated taking pictures, so to come across a picture (TWO pictures!) of me when I was skinny really hit home. I never realized how thin I was! So... I made a vow that I will not let myself get past 325lbs and that I WILL lose weight and I WILL get back down to 180. So... that's why I'm here!
And now, the beginning of a lifelong journey...
1. Stick to my "diet" for the first week (Monday, March 16h - Monday, March 23rd)
2. Work out at least 10 - 30 minutes a day this week (My elliptical machine will be assembled on Thursday, YAY!)
3. Reach my first goal of 299lbs by my sons first birthday - May 29th
Starting Weight: 320lbs in the morning (according to my scale)
Starting Date: Monday, March 16th, 2009
Goal Weight: 180lbs
Goal Date: June 1st, 2011
Current BMI: 42
Goal BMI: Less than 30
Current Pant Size: 24w-26w
Goal Pant Size: 14-16
Current Shirt Size: 2x-3x
Goal Shirt Size: Large-XL
Hips (around naval): 54"
Right Arm (flabbiest part): 21"
Right Thigh: 34"
Calories/Diet and Exercise
BMR: 2,200 cals/day
RMR: 2,700 cals/day
Daily Caloric Allowance: 1,200-2,000 cals/day
Exercise Goal: 30-60 minutes per day
300+ cals burned
*Reach my goal of 180lbs through good ol' diet and exercise
*Lose inches from my arms and tone them as much as possible, as they are my least favorite part of me
*Work my way from 100 crunches to 300 per day, which is what I used to do several years ago when I first lost 85lbs
*Be able to do AT LEAST ONE (1!!!) regular, full on push up!
*To be able to RUN for at least ONE (1) minute without getting out of breath
*To run a 5k... one day in the distant future probably.
*To be able to chase after my son without feeling like I'ma croak.
Overall Objective: To build my strength and endurance through every day physical activities.
*Eat at least one salad per day, or at least incorporate more fruits and veggies into my daily diet.
*Drink at least 8 cups of water per day
*Cut down (but not eliminate) bad carbs.
*Meh. Whatever I feel like doing for however long I feel like doing it for.
*Eat between 1200 and 1600 calories per day. (Shut up, I don't want to hear it's too little, it works for me.)
*Not eat so many bad carbs
*Lots of fruit, veggies, leam means (mostly chicken and pork) and whole grains.
*Low calorie snacks to ease sweet cravings, which I KNOW I have a lot!
Location: Livin' in the *503* but reppin' the *808* - HAWAIIAN FOR LIFE!
Birthday: February 24th
Marital Status: Taken (but not married)
Children: My 15 month old baby boy, Antonio. The light of my life!
Occupation: Working for Microsoft
-I love Tyler Perry movies (MADEA ROCKS!)
-I'm in love with Jason Statham
-I love horror and comedy movies, but I'll watch almost anything
-I lost 85lbs when I was 15 years old, the healthy way. Gained it all back within a year due to overeating and depression.
| Pounds lost: 3.0
Thanks for your suggestions for a high protein breakfast. I will definitely incorporate these into my breakfasts. I love spinach...I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner!
Have a great weekend! And, again, thank you for your input!
2437 days ago
Quote of the weekend:
"Life isn't about finding yourself. It's about creating yourself."
Have a happy healthy weekend!
2444 days ago
Thanks for the comment, So far it has been a long journey, or so it seems. This last week I havent done so well. But I didnt Lose or Gain. so Not gaining is a plus. This week its on, i am going to work out dance or whatever i have to do. I hope that I can make it my by 24th birthday! Its nice knowing that there is someone my size wanting to lose basically the same amount of weight. You can do it too. I know it is hard for me to have patience and i want the weight to come right off, i know this cant happen. So i have to learn to have more patience and change the way i eat and things like that. I am working hard on it though. I told myself that if i dont get down to my goal, i wont be mad at myself as long as i worked hard, and have lost at least half of it. so instead of 2 lbs a week one lb a week. I would love to hit that goal though, but if i dont i will know that i accomplished something. :) Although no matter what I will always be a Fat girl at heart! hahah :)
2476 days ago
First of all I saw your status post and you really need to change that ! you are NOT a failure ! You are here. You know what you need to do. You have a plan. You are trying to do it. How does that make you a failure !? It doesn't ! Now you may have fallen, but all you gotta do is GET BACK UP ! You can do that, I know you can! If you need help find me. If you need support, find me. If you need a good swift kick in the butt, don't worry about finding me, I will be here looking for you !
I left you the info you asked me for, plus a little more that you didn't, lol, on your note with your goodie I gave you. I hope it helps. If you need anything just look me up. I'm on here everyday off and on. I'll be checking in on you too.
Now, stop Sparking for a minute and CHANGE THAT STATUS !
2487 days ago
Your tips and ideas of how to lose weight is very helpful to me. I am going to put them to use and I pray they work... Thanks for all your ideas. I love eggs too but I use one whole egg and 2 egg whites is that ok. What other ideas do you have that you eat with eggs...
2516 days ago