25 more to go. I'm getting there, slowly but surely.
Rockin my new look in 2016
Then Now WOW
OKCPAM is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Hi There! I'm Pam. Thank You for stopping by my Spark Page.
Make sure to check out my photo's, I've come a long way since I first joined Sparks. You can too!!!!
I am a Mother and a Grandmother.
My hobbies include working on computer graphics, reading, I love to garden and lately I'm enjoying experimenting with new recipes.
I love writing. I write poems randomly and could probably publish a book with the amount I have done already. So I guess you could say I am creative.
My weight loss goals are easy enough to attain. (You would think) I do have 175 pounds to lose.(*NOT ANYMORE) Well, when I first started my journey I had 175 lbs to lose, now though, about 18 to go.
I have decided I will go about it by setting 10 pound goals. Once I lose the 10 pounds I will set a new goal. That way it doesn't seem like my goal is out of reach. I have to get healthy, for me. I want to feel good again first and foremost. I want to be here to watch my 3 children become adults and see my 3 Grandsons grow up.
One of my major goals is to get my B.M.I. down to a healthy range.
When I started my journey my B.M.I. was 50.2 which is dangerously HIGH! Through proper nutrition and exercise I have brought it down to 27.9
That is still high, there is progress though. Ideally, when I get to my goal weight, my B.M.I. should be 25. This is more important to me than looking good or losing the weight. More than anything, I want my health back. I have let it go for too long. It's time for me, time for me to take charge of my body and the things I do to it and the things I put in it.
The fight is on and I plan on being victorious!
Started at 350 lbs. That was prior to joining Sparks. Was in the 330's when I started utilizing Sparks.
My Weight Loss Journey by 10's
330's Dec 2008
320's Jan 2009
310's March 2009
300's May 2009
290's: July 3, 2009
280's: Sept 8, 2009
August 19, 2009 Suffered Mini Stroke
270's: Nov 19, 2009
260's: Dec 7, 2009
May 21st, 2010 - (268) I've done nothing for the past 5 months but yo-yo the same 12 pounds. (Being Honest Here)
250's: July 14, 2010 And then July 12, 2015 - 233
240's: August 10, 2010 And then August 12, 2015 - 217
230's: Sept 19, 2010 And then Sept 12, 2015 - 211
Oct stayed the same. And Then Oct 12, 2015 - 205
220's: Nov 5, 2010 And then Nov 12, 2015 - 197
210's: Dec 6, 2010 And then Dec 12, 2015 - 193
200's: Jan 22, 2011 And then Dec 29, 2016 - 189
190's: April 15, 2011 Back in 190's Nov 2015
180's: Dec 29, 2015 - 189
170's: Sept 25, 2016 - 179
Goal: 155 Lbs.
No matter what happens in your life, you have been blessed with that circumstance to mold yourself into a better, stronger person. So take charge and JUST DO IT! NO REGRETS!
Reminder to all: Treat others
the way you yourself want to be treated.
You will never rise higher than the company you keep. Strive for quality always. And above all else, respect yourself, if you don't, nobody else will.
Here to lose 175 pounds, (*ACCOMPLISHED! NOT STOPPING YET) My goal is to lose 10 pounds at a time. I think small goals like this make for success. Only having to lose 10 pounds seems so much more attainable then saying I have to lose 100 or more.
I am eating recommended portions of food per nutrition labels. Cutting back on fats/Sugars but not cutting them out completely and calorie counting.
Incorporating more fresh fruits, veggies & whole grains in my daily meals.
And exercising no less than 2 Hour a day.
Living in the mid-west as of now, I am a Mountain Girl at heart. Although for the most part I was raised in OKC, Oklahoma. Spent 20 of my adult years in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in NC. North I consider North Carolina home. I'm Mom of three, 2 Boys, 1 Girl and Nana to three boys.
I believe you have a responsibility to comport yourself in a manner that gives an example to others.
I'm not liking the image of the person looking back at me in the mirror. I'm a good person, don't get me wrong. I'm just a VERY unhealthy person at the present time, I need to fix that. And I've come to realize I am the only mechanic in the whole world that can fix ME.
I'm clearing away all the things that have limited me in the past. My future is wide open. I will empower myself to make the changes necessary to build my life the way I want it to be from here on
Surround your self with positive people, people who believe and encourage you. People who are upbeat and love life but most of all, people who love you just because you are you, no stipulations, no strings.
An exercise tip: Walk early in the morning,
before your brain figures out what you're doing.
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 177.1