12/2009: Christmas in Costa Rica.
12/2009: Jim, me, my son Scott. Christmas in Costa Rica. Year prior to hitting 190; in the 170s here
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Just Saying NO to Sweatpants! So the pounds are STUBBORN? I'm MORE stubborn. Game ON.
OK it's not a game! But I'm no longer afraid of the FAT winning. Because of that I have a renewed energy to get rid of it and keep it off. We've read the stats- only 5% will keep it off? GUESS WHAT. That doesn't discourage me from getting there. It leaves loose and baggy skin behind? WE'LL SEE. Not the end of the world if it does. I'll be at my SEXY weight- I'll also be 65 by then- what will I do with THAT? My husband says- FLAUNT IT. Anything else?? OK bring it. I'm challenging myself to be at ...
OK it's not a game! But I'm no longer afraid of the FAT winning. Because of that I have a renewed energy to get rid of it and keep it off. We've read the stats- only 5% will keep it off? GUESS WHAT. That doesn't discourage me from getting there. It leaves loose and baggy skin behind? WE'LL SEE. Not the end of the world if it does. I'll be at my SEXY weight- I'll also be 65 by then- what will I do with THAT? My husband says- FLAUNT IT. Anything else?? OK bring it. I'm challenging myself to be at my Healthy BMI in 4 Seasons and my Optimal Goal in 5 Seasons. My Spark Page is real; WYSIWYG. (what you see is what you get) My very average pictures depict my journey. I do appreciate my active Spark Friends and support you in your goals. One size does NOT fit all- hail no! We each figure it out for ourselves. COMMIT and CONQUER. It's possible. I met my husband at this weight and my size was not an issue either way. We became close friends at first, were engaged 4 months later, married 4 months after that. He is my greatest supporter in my efforts to gain control over my weight issues- supporter meaning he leaves it up to me either way. He has stood by my side for 15 years while I figure this out. I could live with the obesity but I choose not to. Besides being a serious health threat, my apple belly is in my way! This issue especially crops up during yoga and pilates and any attempts at running. Getting rid of 70 lbs (and keeping them off) takes serious effort but that is LIFE and I've made up my mind.
On/Off 2011-2014: 190; obese BMI 37.2; short @ 5'0" tall.
waist 44"- size P14-16 (stretchy) bottom- PXXL top.
no dresses- use long skirts with stretchy waistbands and flowy jackets. SAD.
**FIVE Seasons to Optimal: Spring~Summer~Fall~Winter~Spring**
FIRST DAY of SPRING 2014 (Season 1 out of 5)
(goal= 181) (-9 lbs) (waist= __")
03/29: ____ Saturday weigh-in
FIRST DAY of SUMMER 2014 (Season 2 out of 5)
(goal= 167) (-23 lbs) (waist= __")
06/24: ____ Tuesday weigh-in
FIRST DAY of FALL 2014 (Season 3 out of 5)
(goal= 153) (-37 lbs) (overweight BMI) *no longer obese* (waist= __")
09/28: _____ Sunday weigh-in
FIRST DAY of WINTER 2014-2015 (Season 4 out of 5)
(goal= 140) (-50 lbs) (waist= __")
12/27: ____ Saturday weigh-in
*not* The End
FIRST DAY OF SPRING 2015 (Season 5 out of 5)
(goal= 127) (-63 lbs) (healthy BMI) *no longer overweight* (waist= __")
05/30: ___ (65th Birthday)
06/20: (5th season ends)
(goal= 120) (-70 lbs) (waist= __)
FIRST DAY OF SUMMER 2015: MAINTENANCE
maintain +/- 3 lbs (117-123)
(optimal BMI 22.9= 117) (Mayo Clinic healthy BMI= 123)
FIVE YEARS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: MAINTENANCE WEIGH-INS
06/21/2016: (one year)
06/21/2017: (two years)
06/21/2018: (three years)
06/21/2019: (four years)
05/30/2020: 70th Birthday
06/21/2020: (five years)
| Pounds lost: 8.0
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Member Since: 9/29/2013
Hi I'm Sandi- short @ 5'0"- b.1950
my weekly weigh-ins are under Read More About Queeniebelle.
I'm healthy but it's only a matter of time until the obesity-driven diseases rear their ugly heads. BMI over 30 and the health risks skyrocket. I've got some really cute smaller clothes I'm dying to wear, but I don't want to die before I can wear them! Changing the odds.
I'm working hard to get rid of this toxic WAIST and be able to hold Plank long enough for a picture!
It's taken time to determine my limits and food sensitivities and discard the irritants. Now that I have, it's fairly easy to stick with. There is no "good" or "bad" to it- simply a matter of how MY body reacts. I try for 85% clean and choose 'otherwise' 15% ~ at least for now.
The Paleo cook books help me with recipes and meals but I'm not on any specific plan except my own.
Work up to regularly drinking 8 C water daily and exercising 6 X weekly (60-90 min) + fresh air as a habitual way of life. Getting there.
After many years of employment (self and otherwise) we're finally retired. Christians, both divorced, married to each other for 15 years. I have one son and Jim has one son and two daughters who have blessed us with 10 grandchildren. 3 girls and 7 boys include one set of non-identical twin boys. Two families are in coastal NW Wa. State- two in N.C.- and we are in northern Az. (at altitude) for now.
is a Victorian-Era
name from DH's side.
"Nothing is impossible.
The word itself says 'I'm possible'".