Probably the best photo I have ever taken. Ever!
You will be mine! Oh, yes! You will be mine!
With my stunna shades on!
Hello Sparkers! My name is Ophelia and I pretty much rule at life.
I am really excited to have found this site and all the great people here. This place is exactly what I have been looking for. I have been heavy ever since the seventh grade. I have counted calories, carbs and p0ints. I jazzercised, Tae Bo'd and tried to sit and be fit. Nothing ever clicked and I would quit after a short while. I just kept gaining and time kept passing. Now, at 29 years old, I weigh nearly 300 pounds.
Well, I did weigh 300 pounds. In the first three months after joining SP I lost 30 pounds (Way to go, me!). But after that I just sort of stalled. My family situation got hectic, unresolved relationship issues, relocating and financial difficulties all distracted me. While I havent put or weight, I am still far from my goal and it is time to get back on track
I know people come in all shapes and sizes and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But my fitness goals arent about wearing a certain size or looking like some celebrity. I cant live life the way I want being the size I am. I cant run and play and dance and camp and frolic and have adventures. I am, very literally, weighed down.
Time for all that to change!!
If a series of bad choices got me to this point, then a series of good choices can get me back to a healthy and fun-loving place I haven't been at in more than 15 years. A place where there are stores other than Torrid (I love you, Torrid, I just dont think we should be exclusive). I place where I can stroll sandy beaches in a swimsuit as opposed to jeans and a 4X t-shirt. I can't wait to get there!!
And I can always use more traveling companions!! I love teams and challenges and am a pretty active Sparker (or Sparklie, as I prefer).
Until I can sit down with a notebook and assorted pens and figure out a real set off goals I will work off of this:
Cesar and Robert's Wedding.
Have a great time!!
(My 30th Birthday)
Run my first 5K
I know it is petty and materialistic, but I dont care. I want the classic black patent red soled Christain Louboutin heels(pictued left). My gift to myself when I reach my goal weight.
I don't follow the Spark meal plan, but I track everything. Tracking has been key for me. Even if my dinner consists of Skittles and hot pockets I track it.
My cardio is VERY casual. I shoot for at least 30 minutes a day, everyday. It mainly consists of dancing around my house like a dork or taking a stroll around the neighborhood. Lately, the strangest thing has been happening. I find myself WANTING to walk/jog/run. 30 pounds ago only a threat to my life (house on fire, drifter with a chainsaw) would have made me run. Now I find myself running for the sake of the run. Weirdness.
Strength training was soemthing that I had barely started. I had it, then I lost it. Now I want it back
If I could magically change one thing about myself it wouldnt be my weight. I would make myself left-handed. Lefties make me smile.
Tonight's the night night
Let's live it up
I got my money
Let's spend it all
Go out and smash it
Like "oh my God"
Jump off that sofa
Let's get get off
I know that we'll have a ball
If we get down
And go out
And just loose it all
| current weight: 297.0