SHINE77   11,582
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Me at my goal weight in Fall 2004 - MOTIVATION!!





Down 22 pounds!



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Not a diet...a lifestyle change!!

Seeing that I have been a member since July 2006 makes me both happy and sad. Happy that I have been a member here and there are great resources and supportive people on here but sad that I haven't been able to make the changes that I have wanted to and see the results that I so crave.

I first found BabyFit while I was pregnant and was so sure that I would be able to maintain a healthy weight during my first pregnancy. I had been a Weight Watchers member before becoming pregnant ...
Seeing that I have been a member since July 2006 makes me both happy and sad. Happy that I have been a member here and there are great resources and supportive people on here but sad that I haven't been able to make the changes that I have wanted to and see the results that I so crave.

I first found BabyFit while I was pregnant and was so sure that I would be able to maintain a healthy weight during my first pregnancy. I had been a Weight Watchers member before becoming pregnant and was 3 pounds away from my goal weight of 155lbs.
Well I tipped the scales at 221 when I last weighed in before my son was born!
I was bound and determined to start back at WW once my son was 8 weeks old. And I did. Well, I obviously wasn't ready because although I dropped 22 pounds after delivery day I put it all back on and then some, even though I was a WW member!

I was so happy when through BabyFit I found Spark People! Again my mind was set and I was going to get healthy.
Well I won't bore you with those details but lets just say that I piled on more weight!
In 2007-08 I was able to get on a great gym regime and stayed around the 210 pound mark. I was feeling better but still very much stuck. I also gave up that gym regime in order to get my son into playgroups and such while I was at home with him (why does most SAHM stuff happen in the mornings...that is my best gym time! lol)

I was fat, unhealthy, depressed, sore, suffered from heartburn, etc, etc. I didn't know what to do. Add to that life situations that made an already big challenge even bigger. I just didn't have the strength.
I am not a dumb woman. I have battled my weight my whole adolescent and adult life. I know what to do, I know how to do it, I know my body, I know all of these things and more and, I think that in a way, that was a hindrance this time in my brain.
I needed to find something new. Going back to what I had done before wasn't the push I needed. It wasn't enough motivation. I needed to learn something new to keep me going.

It hasn't been easy this time around.
I am a different person now than I was the first time I ever battled to lose pounds.
I am not doing it to be skinny.
I am not doing it for another person.
I AM DOING THIS FOR ME!

Yes I have my family to motivate me but ultimately this is MY body, my health, my goal.
Yes I would love to look better in clothes...but I don't need to be "skinny".
I need to be healthy.
I need to be happy in my own skin.
I need to find ME again!

It is a long hard road and an uphill battle but this time I am in it for the long haul...for life.



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Member Since: 7/17/2006

SparkPoints: 11,582

Fitness Minutes: 2,764

My Goals:
I am tired of being "sick" all the time.
I am tired having heartburn.
I am tired of being tired.
I don't want to jiggle.
I don't want to be fat.
I want to be me again.
I want to find that thin, vibrant woman and bring her back out again :)
I want to SEE my muscles.
I want to be able to run (or at least try it again).
I want to be thinner, healthier, happier, sexier...
I WANT TO BE A YUMMY MUMMY!!

- Under 200
- Target of 190
- Target of 180
- Target of 170
- Target of 160
- Target of 150

My Program:
My first task is to get back to walking and stretching again. I will add on from there and take it slow this time around.
(Sept 18, 2011)

Personal Information:
I have a strange name that I hated when I was younger but LOVE now.

I am a Mommy and it is the best job in the world.

I am a Massage Therapist by trade and started back to work in Sept/10.

I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and love to stamp and scrap.

I picked up knitting in Jan 2009 and love it! Can't get enough.

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MAMAOF3KIDDIES
3/22/2011 10:52:30 AM

Thanks for the add -- way to go at recommitting yourself to a healthy lifestyle change! You can do this!!!!



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CANDIKAN
11/10/2010 11:55:10 AM

Welcome to the JM Sparkers team. I know the team & I are glad you joined us. Be sure to check back to our team page often for monthly & little challenges that I throw out there...jump right in! I will be posting a November Challenge this weekend. You can also start off your morning with the Quote of the Day :) Check out all the posts, blogs & threads, you will find a wealth of information & meets lots of new people and make friends!

Have a great day & I look forward to chatting with you!!
~Candi




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ROLOHA
4/21/2009 5:49:54 AM

So glad to have you on the W8W Friends SparkTeam! Keep your positive outlook and keep moving forward...you have what it takes and you are so worth it! Robin



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CSONIA
3/20/2008 8:10:26 PM

March 20,
Hello...Hello....Hello
Happy Spring..I hope you had a great day!
I know us team leaders need a little hug every once in a while so here is a SPRING (((((((((((((((((((((HUG))))))))))))))))))
))))))

Hugs Sonia:)



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JENNA2007CANADA
2/18/2008 5:08:03 PM

Believe that you can do it and you will - is it hard - oh ya! Is it worth it? Big time! Keep up the good work and do what you need to do to reach your goal - you know what that is - JUST DO IT! Hugs - Jenna



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