My husband and I. November 1, 2009
My name is Naomi. I live in Southern Oregon. I am 33. I am married and have been for 14 years. I now have four sons, 12, 6, and 4 and 1.5. We definitely have a rough and tumbly household .
I had unstoppable determination and motivation just before I found out I was pregnant with my little one. I was even going good at keeping fit during the first part of the pregnancy. Then came my belly, and the tiredness and the aches and pains. I have been looking for that motivation and determination even since. I am now at my heaviest I have ever been.
10%: 222 - accomplished 4/30/12
20%: 214 - accomplished 5/17/12
30%: 206 - accomplished 6/27/12
168: BMI goes into overweight range
Goal Weight: 150
139: BMI goes into healthy range
Current Fitness Goals:
Jog 1 mile without walking
Zumba for Wii
Biggest Loser Challege for Wii
New Running Shoes
New clothes, of course
Motivation for Weight Loss
M-make short term goals
O-out with the negative thoughts
T-think of why you want it
I-imagine how you will feel
V-visualize the future you
A-acknowledge your successes
T-treat yourself with respect
I-investigate new ideas and foods
O-observe your healthy lifestyle
N-never give up and never give in
The next time you feel a craving, you're tempted, discouraged, unmotivated or you feel like skipping a workout, focus on your daily goals, not on the huge amount of work that is ahead of you. Tell yourself, all I have is today! All I have is this moment, this workout, this meal, the next 30 minutes, the next hour. If I just do what I know I must do now, then I KNOW I'll reach my ultimate goal eventually. Concentrate on the task at hand IN THIS MOMENT." ~ Tom Venuto
Here are some of my significant goal weights and dates I would like to meet them by.
220 - May 4, 2012
(Trip to CA) ~ done 5/2/12!
210 - May 24, 2012
(District Convention) ~ Nope, need a new one
205 - June 13, 2012
(14th Anniversary) ~ Nope, need a new one
205 - July 4, 2012 (Camping trip) ~ done 6/28/12!
199 - July 17, 2012 (Under 200) Nope, need a new one
199 - August 14, 2012 (Under 200 & Monster Truck Show)
195 - September 15, 2012
190 - September 29, 212 (5K Color Run)
Currently doing a P90X/INSANITY hybrid along with C25K training
Starting Weight: 232 lbs.
Goal Weight: 150 lbs.
Total Weight to Lose: 82 lbs.
Quotes I have found on pages and posts of other Sparkers.
If an apple doesn't take away your hunger, then it's not hunger you are feeling.
Obsessed is a word that the lazy use to describe the dedicated.
When you feel like your struggling and your muscles are burning, remember that your body is learning something new.
Success only comes before work in the dictionary, so keep working at it.
There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.
Power is created in the mind, Rooted in the feet, developed in the legs, directed by the hips, transferred through the torso, focused in the feet or hands and felt in the spirit.
A true runner has the heart and the soul for the sport which does not have to be proved to anyone else but oneself.
Success often lies just a few short steps beyond the point where we decide to quit.
Self control is like a muscles, the more you use it, the stronger it becomes.
| Pounds lost: 36.5
Hey Naomi, Finally settled up in Gresham! :) We love it up here and my daughter is doing really well! We both love the new school...still miss everyone there, but it was a lot nicer of a transition into schools from Eagle Point to Gresham than it was from White City to Eagle Point.
I hope you are sticking to it! Sure miss all of you down there...been hard to find good sparkers up here...bummer....but I will keep trying!
1371 days ago
We use purchased curricula we get at discounted prices from Rainbow Resource Center. It was pretty costly in the beginning, but we've been at it for just over 2 years now so now it's just a matter of updating every so often.
1427 days ago
Much needed encouragement???...glad whatever is said or done is of help. What can I do to REALLY be of help? Thanks for the SparkGoodie...it is always a treat to receive one of these. And getting flowers...that is really special...I love them so. Thanks for thinking of me.
1500 days ago
I see by your Sparkpage that you are a sister! I get excited when I see a "family member" here! I would love to add you as a Sparkfriend, but please let me know if that is ok with you first. Please check out my sparkpage and feel free to add me as a friend as well. I find this healthy journey is so much better when shared with my sisters!
1545 days ago
GLAD TO SEE YOU!
1879 days ago