Me at my college graduation - 313 pounds - not for long, though!
Going, going, gone!!!!!!!!!
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RUBYEAGLE134's SPARKLING JOURNEY
It's a wonder SparkPeople hasn't banned me from their web site as many times as I've joined & quit. Every time I quit, it was because I would let life get in the way or, this is the underlying reason, I would "mess up", feel like a failure & quit. However, 2011 was an eye opener for me. I went back to school full time as well as working full time. The course I took was hard & there were a lot of times I felt like quitting. I even failed some tests & wanted to quit then, too. I didn't ...
It's a wonder SparkPeople hasn't banned me from their web site as many times as I've joined & quit. Every time I quit, it was because I would let life get in the way or, this is the underlying reason, I would "mess up", feel like a failure & quit. However, 2011 was an eye opener for me. I went back to school full time as well as working full time. The course I took was hard & there were a lot of times I felt like quitting. I even failed some tests & wanted to quit then, too. I didn't though. I gritted my teeth & reminded myself that tomorrow was another day. I also reminded myself of what the end could be ~ taking the big certification test & passing it (which I did) with perhaps a new job on the horizon. I learned I could do something hard & fail sometimes, & not quit. I could come through it with flying colors.
So I'm back again on January 1st stating "New Year, New Me" & expecting to make mistakes & fail once in a while, but to pick myself up the instant I fall (I'm going to be like one of those toys you used to see where you could punch them, they would hit the ground, then bounce back up again) & go on reminding myself of the expected outcome ~ a slimmer, stronger & healthier me, clothes that fit, being able to bend down & cut my toenails (I know, it's weird, but I'm slightly skewed any way). I'm thinking one of my rewards for reaching goal weight will be to go to a day spa & get the works, then get a professional photo taken.
Now for a request. I'm taking a page from Mr. & Mrs. NOTABOUTTHEFACE's pages ~ I love making new friends, but please don't friend me just to make points. If I inspire you, make you laugh, make you think, whatever & you want to be friends, wonderful!!!!!! Tell me the reason why because I might need some encouragement that day & your kind words will have made all the difference. If I make you my friend, it will be for the same reasons. Don't worry about returning the favor or waiting to see if I'm going to be for the long haul. That's OK; I understand.
My goal is to lose 100+ pounds this year starting today & ending on December 31, but if I'm halfway there or more than halfway, great!!!! I WILL GET THERE!!!!!!!
Thank you, in advance, for your support & for letting me be a part of SparkPeople once again!!!!
01/01/12 BMI - 55.6
01/01/13 ~ BMI - 55.1
I didn't reach the goal I set for myself last year. I let life get in the way again & went back to old eating habits. This time, I'm going to take it slow using the ChangeOne plan (you can find their books on amazon.com ~ they have 3 including one for diabetics), learning how to eat instinctively, listening to when my body tells me it's hungry & eating until I'm satisfied only. I'm hypothyroid as well as hypoglycemic, so this will be a bigger battle than usual. This is going to be one of the hardest things I have ever done, but it will come with the greatest of rewards!
Everything I said above & blogged about last year still holds true.
This is a journey with an end destination, but once I reach that destination, I will go beyond that destination to another goal.
To use a phrase that someone here on SP said adding a word of my own ~ God & I got this!
| current weight: 269.0
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Member Since: 1/1/2012
Fitness Minutes: 2,850
To weigh between 103 to 141 (with 111 to 124 being the true range) pounds gaining along the way strength, flexibility, better endurance & better health.
Watch my portion sizes, drink lots of water & eat lots of fruits & veggies using the ChangeOne plan as a blueprint as well as exercising. I'll walk every day as well as doing Richard Simmons' Sweatin' To The Oldies every other day adding yoga, tai chi, hiking, biking & other physical activities as time goes on.
My name is Gloria. I live in the SW corner of Missouri, 40 miles from Joplin.
I recently graduated from WTI & am now certified as a medical biller & coder.
I have one brother in Chicago.
I live at home with mom, 5 dogs & multiple cats. Good thing I live in the country!
I like to watch Star Trek, Star Wars, The Blind Side as well as other chick flicks, action flicks & Disney movies.
I like to read romance (Christian & nonChristian) & Louis L'Amour westerns.
I like Country & Western music (George Strait & Alabama are among my favorites), but I like songs with a good beat.
My theme song for this journey is from Star Trek: Enterprise ~ watch here ~