15,000-19,999 SparkPoints 15,907

Birthday No. 54


Emerald Leaves ...

Best Wishes


Interact with SHELLS514
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment

6/14/13 Day 1 - I've been overweight since the age of 11. I gained 25 pounds as a kid in the 5th grade when my parents divorced. 7 years of stress and unhappiness followed and overeating became a lifelong habit and way to cure stress and numb I thought. All along it only created more. At the age of 51, I reached my highest weight ever. And here I am at 54 still struggling...I need to stop the YoYo! I need to do this for me first and for my wonderful family so I am healthy and there for them. I'm ready, I can do this...once and for all!
Update 7/29/13 - I've lost 15.2 pounds! Exciting!
Update 8/10/13 - 18.2 Slowly but surely!
Update 8/30/13 - 23 even!
Update 9/12/13 - 25.0, one quarter down!
Update 9/27/13 - 31.6 - Whoo Hoo, passed the 30 mark!
Update 10/4/13 - 33.2 - Worked hard for vacation
Update 1/15/14 - 20.0 - Our 30th wedding vacation in October took a toll; having trouble getting back on track.
Update 4/1 /14 - 18.2 - going backwards; this needs to be a change for a lifestyle!
Update 12/11/14 - I've regained everything back over the past year..ugh...BUT today I started a Biggest Loser Challenge. I hope this is the turnaround I need!!
Update 1/16/15 - I'm back on track and losing; it feels great!
Update 2/19/15 - I have lost 15.3 pounds and earned the title Biggest Loser on my BL challenge!
4/9/15 - 21 pounds!
5/26/15 - I've been up and down and up and down and find myself today at the exact same weight as I was back on 4/9. Time for the YoYo to stop and to see that scale go down! Looking forward to the BL Summer Challenge!
9/25/15 - 24.7 pounds!
8/22/16 - Need help doing this!!
9/11/16 - Joined WW, need a shove!
10/20/16 - WW must have been what I needed, I am doing great! Lost 16.7 since starting :)

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 366

My Goals:
Most Important Goal:
Get healthy so I am around for my family

What Losing Weight Will Do For ME
* Gain confidence and
* Look better!
* Feel better!
* Be happier!
* More energy!

My Program:
I re-started Spark in June 2013. Right now I am just keeping my calories in range. I am TRYING incorporate exercise and am planning to hop on my treadmill now that I moved it to the new den and it won't be used as a closet anymore!!

Personal Information:
My name is Teri ~ I live on the west coast of the state of Washington, in the beautiful Pacific NW. We live 30 miles from the beach and go at every opportunity, it's my favorite thing! I've been married to my wonderful DH 32 years and have two awesome kids, Dane 29 and Lindsay 25. I am truly blessed!

Other Information:
I love the beach, music, interior decorating, gardening, anything artistic and kitties!

I could watch DIY network and HGTV all day long!

I love going to concerts and go as often as I can.

Did I say I LOVE THE BEACH! :)

Read More About SHELLS514 - Profile Information moved here. (Updated October 20)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Current Status:
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
My Ticker:
 Pounds lost: 8.6 
Login to Leave Comment
    Happy Anniversary!!!!
    6 days ago
    Happy Belated Anniversary, Teri....hope your day was special, and you and your hubby have many many more years to celebrate ! Hugs!!!!
    6 days ago
    6 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    Karen R (ADALOUISE) from the Scarlet Dragons would like you to join her this month in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month Challenge! Breast cancer has touched the lives of so many of us, and we all know early detection is the key, whether male or female!

    So before you give the tatas a once-over, let’s get in a workout first! The exercises listed have a modifier with each, so you can join in at any fitness level! If there’s still something you are unable to do, please modify to meet your specific needs! The point isn’t to show your strength training prowess and be the best of the best. The point is to PARTICIPATE! Now let’s get a little hooter sweat going before we hop in the shower to do our self exams!

    S-50 SQUATS (50 Adductor/Abductors)

    E-50 FRONT JABS (50 Seated Biceps Curls)

    L- 30 LATERAL LUNGES (30 Seated Hip Extensions)

    F-30 FORWARD LUNGES (30 Squats, holding the back of a chair)

    E-50 JUMPING JACKS (50 Seated Jumping Jacks)

    X-30 PUSH UPS (30 Wall Pushups)

    A-30 ALTERNATING HAMSTRING CURLS (30 Standing Hip Flexion/Extension holding the back of a chair or wall)

    M-50 HIGH KNEE MARCH IN PLACE (50 Seated High Knee Marches)

    Do what you can, modify what you need to, but try your best, regardless of fitness level! If you’ve got a suggestion on an exercise you’d like to see incorporated into the challenges, please let us know!
    10 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    Wall pushups absolutely count! And trying is the best you can do, thanks so much for giving it a go!

    30 days ago
Member Comments (801):  123Next >Last >>