My March 2008 start with SparkPeople to March 201. 195-151. Yes, I really was sucking it in on day 1
Dec 2004. Weight: 225. Probably the only shot of me head on during this timeframe.
12/16/09 - 155- Me in my new LEATHER jeans! I can't believe I'm wearing leather pants!
Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
S318830 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."
"Do or do not. There is no try"
"Runners run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first."
"Don't fear moving slowly forward...fear standing still."
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."
- John Quincy Adams
-"Most barriers to your success are man-made. And most often, you're the man who made them."
"It's not what you do in life, it's what you finish."
-Katherine Hepburn to Martina Navratilova
"Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb
"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."
~ Earl Nightingale
"Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent."
- Marilyn Vos Savant
"Accept no one's definition of your life. Define yourself."
"You gain strength, confidence and courage by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
"You're better than you think you are and you can do more than you think you can!"
- Ken Chlouber
"A goal without a plan is just a dream."
"If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you'd be back by now."
"The road to hell is paved with couches."
"People who say it can't be done shouldn't interrupt those who are doing it."
George Bernard Shaw
Quotes from my blogs:
"It's time to take control of my life back. No one can do this for me. The transformation is not going to happen magically. It's going to take a lot of hard work, consistency, awareness, and deliberate choices on my part. If I stick with it, I will get there."
-3/18/08 (from my blog)
"...as long as I stick to the nutrition plan... and get in my strength training and cardio most days, there is just no way for my body to support its current weight of 190+. If I stick to the plan long enough, I'll get to my goal. It's a scientific fact. All I need to do is stay with this and not give up in frustration or from the inability to say no to myself."
-3/17/08 (from my blog)
"The past is the past, the present is what I control, and the future will come from my current actions."
-5/1/08 (from my blog)
-Get back down to 150 and stay there
-Get rid of my achilles tendonitis and run again
-Exercise at least 4 days a week
-Log my food, don't stop, and use the SparkPeople food tacker to keep my carbs, fat, and protein within range
-Feel younger again
I will exercise most mornings with a minimum of 4 mornings a week.
I log my food and try to keep it nutritionally balanced - 1300-1600 calories aiming for 1500
I live in Temecula, CA and work in Riverside.
I am married with two children (a son born in Aug '04 and a daughter born in May '06).
I've succeeded in losing weight and getting into amazing shape before, but a tripple injury took me out of my happy routine. At first the weight didn't come back on, but once it did I slid back to where I am now... struggling to get my feet back under me and get back to where the healthy activities and eating are daily habits. I currently have Achilles Tendonitis that I want to get rid of by 12/13
| current weight: 191.8
Thanks for the message and concern - I was sick for a few weeks - ended up with no voice and no gym! Now, I have builders so lots of dust and again no gym - but I am walking every day
256 days ago
Hi! Not sure if you remember me...we met at a picnic/workout Leah put together in Rancho Bernardo several years ago. I was just reading your recent blogs and realized you must liver very close to me. I am a member of MRTT too (although I haven't been running much lately). Hopefully we will run into each other soon:-)
257 days ago
Hi there! Thanks for your reply/input - I was afraid you'd give me numbers like that ...
However ... in the past few days, I've been struggling with a painful cough and that has cut my appetite so it's not been too difficult to get there. Once again, paying attention to what's in the fridge, the food intolerances and making myself No.1 in my life just might make all the difference!
You seem to be going a sustainable route this time, and not so tough on yourself ... that's great! Well done
275 days ago
No such thing as starting over! Just keep learning and keep on Sparkin'! :-)
287 days ago
You've gone quiet lately - all OK?
814 days ago