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I orginally started this journey back in February 2008 here on Spark People. I had great success with it, lost just over 15 pounds, got married, moved, got a new job, and then moved again.
5 years after beginning Spark People and 4 years after getting married, I am back for a new beginning.
It's funny all of the things that get in your way... But all excuses aside it all comes down to this: I am now 173.2 pounds but look like the old me and feel worse than that.
So I've come home (Spark People) I also needed to remind myself of where and who I was before life got in the way.
I used to sleep 8 hours a night
Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Eat breakfast in the morning
Exercise every morning
Rotate days of strenghth training
Wheat bread please, is there any other kind?
Eat 3-5 servings of vegetables a day
Let's just be honest, the last time I bought fruit was last week after a 1 1/2 year sabatical (may have eaten some, but had not bought any myself). My blood pressure is high again, a couple of months ago reading at 156/108; and although I can still fit my skinny jeans I muffin from the top now instead of having that slimming effect.
That's right ladies and gentleman! Yes, I want to do it, but have now come to a time in my life that I have to do it. This may be that change I need to save my life...
My goal is to begin :
~Believing in myself
~Working on being healthy.
~3 fruits - 2 vegetables a day minimum
~Lift weights every other day , 3 times a week
~Drinking 8 glasses of water a day
~Setting personal, emotional and mental goals
~Becoming the best me I can be!
Cardio 3 times a week
In the beginning of this journey I took my measurements:
Thighs 25 1/2 inches
Arms 14 1/4 inches
Hips 41 inches
Waist 38 inches
Bust 45 inches
As of 5-3-08
Left thigh 24 inches
Right thigh 23 3/4 inches
Left Arm 13 inches
Right Arm 12 1/2 inches
Hips 41 :-(
Waist 37 1/2 inches
Bust 43 1/2 inches
My name is Roxanne and I am 35 years old and 5'3". I am from Ft. Wayne, IN. Presently I live in Augusta, GA.
I do struggle with a great deal of illnesses: MS, High Blood Pressure, Thyroid issues, and Diabetes; but I refuse to let this stop me. Hopefully I will be able to shed a great deal of those diseases with losing weight. I'm optomistic! I thank God for this site. This is exactly what I needed to get moving!
I love to read, write, and am a huge television watcher.
I believe that there is no time like the present. With wanting to lose weight, again (I got down to 157 at the end of 2005), SP has been the motivation I've been looking for..
| current weight: 169.4
Have you started running again? I love running I just have to stop slacking because its the holidays! lol I take any advantage I get to run, like taking my kids to school and running home and then running again later! Loose the weight!! WOOOO!
2380 days ago
Hay girlie, the prodigal child has returned AGAIN. lololol. Jeeze I just need to stick to this until I real goal.
but Im back again hopefully for the last time before MAINTAIN
2473 days ago
Stopping by to WELCOME you to Your Quickfire Challenge Team and to Congratulate you for adding One more tool to your belt!
You have chosen to be part of a New and Radically different SparkPeople Team Approach. So happy to have you part of this Special Fitness Team to help You Achieve Your Goals!
Please check in daily for your "Quickfire Challenge Of The Day" found on the QFC Team Front Page under "QuickFire Challenge Of The Day Forum" - listed by date. When you get time, please review the "General Team Discussion Forum." Also, check in on the Announcement Tab for all New and Relevant Team Information.
Have a GREAT journey... and remember to eliminate excuses that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there, One QuickFire Challenge A Day.
Keep Sparking! =0) Kelli, Wendy and Mic!
"If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you'd be back by now."
"Others aren't staring at you. They're thinking how they should be running, too."
"Someone who is busier than you is running right now."
"The road to hell is paved with couches."
"It's easier to sleep than run. That's why sleeping isn't an Olympic sport."
2550 days ago
Hey Phenomenal Lady,
This weeks affirmation:
"Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch — what makes you go beyond the norm."
– Cicely Tyson
Much success this week you can do it.
2603 days ago
Hey Phenomenal lady,
THis weeks affirmation:
Making small changes towards a big difference.. You can do it.
2616 days ago