My little family
Me in the green with my sisters
Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
August 1, 2012
I have been doing great since January!! Somehow everything came together for me then and I've been working hard ever since. I've been tracking both food and exercise pretty regularly. I had a few slip-ups but rather than let it derail me as it has in the past, I've just picked myself back up the next day or week and started back in again with tracking. I'm feeling better physically and emotionally and am very pleased with how things are going in my life right now.
Unfortunately I am a perfectionist and have always expected perfection from myself. When it comes to losing weight, it is impossible to live life and deal with all it throws at you and also eat and exercise perfectly all the time. That is why I chose my page title, love who you are. I need to learn to love myself no matter what weight I am, no matter whether or not I've done things perfectly. This is a work in progress and difficult for me. I'm reading several books right now on dealing with perfectionism and I'm hoping they will help.
In the meantime, I have been a member here for several years but have not utilized all the wonderful things available to help me lose weight (because, of course, I had to do it perfectly and always fell short and then would just give up). Now I've started again trying to just do the best I can. My first step was to set up my spark page and start tracking my food. My next step is to stick with it for the long run and start blogging about my current journey.
The photo on here of me in the green top was taken 2010 at a family reunion. It was such a shocker to me to see myself! You know how in our minds we still look like we did when we were in our twenties?! When I saw this photo I was like, "Who is this person?" But it did help me to get motivated once again.
Lose 113 in 10 % increments.
First 10 %: 25 lbs (Done)
2nd 10 %: 22 lbs (Sept 1)
3rd 10 %: 20 lbs (Jan 1)
4th 10 %: 18 lbs (Mar 1)
5th 10 %: 16 lbs (June 1)
6th 10 %: 14 lbs (Aug1)
Continue a regular exercise routine.
Learn to like and love myself.
Working on tracking my food and staying within my limits.
Regular strength training with dumbbells and body weight.
Regular cardio exercise: swimming and stationary bike
Looking into buying an elliptical for the winter to replace swimming.
I am a 49 yo stay-at-home mom, living currently in central Virginia. Originally from upstate NY. We are a homeschooling family. My son is 15. I'd like to set a better example for him on how to live a healthy life.
Treat a man as he appears to be, and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be ~
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
| current weight: 205.0
so much for your support and comments on my blog "It Wasn't What I Was Eating ... It Was What Was Eating Me "
1214 days ago
"What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows."
- Alexandra Stoddard
Thank you for commenting on my blog, "The F Word." I appreciate the support and encouragement. Have a great weekend!
1231 days ago
"Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater. "
Thanks for commenting on my blog, "My New Kicks!" Have a healthy rest of the week!
1233 days ago
Good Morning Spark Friend,Thank you so much for stopping by my page with your CONGRATS and your kind words,on being M O D, that was very nice,I am working hard on maintaining my weight, and to keep Motivation my self and Others not to STOP keep PUSHING for that GOAL,and you will get there, again thank you very much,have a wonderful day and make it healthy.
Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
Whatever happened, forgive others, forgive yourself,
move forward, live for today and tomorrow.
Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
Enjoy your Sunday,and Please Hug someone today.
1566 days ago
Thanks for your very nice comment you left on my blog. Pets are truly a gift. They bring so much happiness to us and ask for so little in return; only to be loved. Thank you for being such a wonderful and caring person and adopting rescues. My hands are full right now with my two boys, but in the future, when I find myself alone, I will go out in search of a couple of rescues to make a part of my family.
I hope you and all your family, including your furry babies, have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic 2012!
1617 days ago