Time to tighten up on the diet.. Lose a few before my 39th birthday!
Good Tone, Good Healthy, Nice Figure :) Love It!
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SKINNYPRIS is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Gosh dang-it, I'm tired of being the thick girl!!!! I wanna be the FIT girl :)
A co-worker was recording a video and I got caught up in it.. when he played it back I was mortified!! Who was that girl I thought... can't be me cause in my mind I was skinny .. Yeah right.. I thought I was hot... but I was so NOT! LOL
My love of anything made of carbs has gotten me to this place of 160 lbs... my love of self will get me to a healthier place. Thank goodness I've stumbled upon this site... so encouraging. I wish you all success in your fitness/weight loss goals.
Live well - eat smart - feel great..
So today is January 15, 2009 and I feel wonderful. For the last 2 weeks I've been challenging myself to push farther and eat better. It worked. I'm not quite where I want to be, but I'm so far from where I was last September. Mentally and Physically. I admit, I use to be looking and willing to take the easy way, the quick way... I quickly realized that there is none. Good old fashion exercise and a proper diet is the only way to get fit. I have been dedicated to gym time, sometimes skipping girls nights out. My body has definitely been my priority. No more jiggly arms, no more taking 2 hours to get ready so I can find the best way to conceal the belly and the back fat. There is nothing that can replace the feeling I have when I'm on the treadmill (lately the elliptical) and I'm watching sweat drip off my nose and hit the floor mat - not bad for a girl who use to cease her workout when my hairdo would start to sweat out. I can honestly say I wouldn't be here without Sparkpeople. A sweet thanks to all of you who have ever encouraged me, checked on me and welcomed me. I hope that I can motivate you all as well.
My Mind Changed, Something Clicked......................
The biggest battle has been mentally for me. That fat girl inside me telling me to give up, no need to go to the gym, all that work and you still have flab. I realized (just recently) that in order to want to eat healthier I have to start allowing myself to have things that are called "bad" sometimes. On an average day I do have a couple cookies, maybe a Reese cup or something. I don't deprive myself at all. But on the flip side of that I work my butt off at the gym. It has to be balance. In my food journal (thank God for this advise) I use to half log my food, now I travel with this. Everything from my mood when I ate to exactly what I ate and what time I ate goes inside this. I log on to a site called Livestrong.com and find out how many calories my food has. You'll be surprised at how fast you start to just know.. like ok, a large banana 100 calories. Everything you put in your mouth counts, from ketchup to gum, to those four potato chips that your co-worker gave you. It works if your committed to it.
I hope this helps some of you, only God knows how much you all have helped me. Stay true to yourself. I gave myself a challenge, This isn't about anybody else, its about me. This has forever changed my life, my relationship with my kids and my relationship with FOOD! To GOD be the glory!
uugggh - this is so embarrassing. :) in a good way. By the time I found spark I was down to 160 lbs from around 180 lbs.
02/04/08 175 lbs (I was in denial)
10/10/08 - 160 lbs
10/20/08 - 158 lbs
10/24/08 - 156.6 lbs
11/4/08 - 156.8lbs
11/18/08 154.6 lbs
11/24/08 153.8 lbs
12/10/08 154.8 lbs
12/18/08 150.2 lbs
12/30/08 148.8 lbs
1/15/08 145.5 lbs ---- I think I'm gonna cry
3/18/09 143.8 not quite where I should be.. but I'll take it.
1. Get more than 5 hours of sleep per night... I'll take 6.
2. Bump up my weight training
3. Stop cheating myself from results by eating too much of the wrong foods.
4. Don't waste time at the gym, why bother to be on the machines if I'm not gonna push myself.
When I wanna pass up a workout I tell myself that's the fat girl inside of me, don't let the fat girl win, the skinny girl is fighting to come out.
NO EXCUSES!! GOD GAVE ME A HEALTHY BODY NOT TO SIT ON IT.. GET UP AND DO SOMETHING ALREADY!!
My favorite treat of the moment:
A piece of whole grain bread with 1 tbsp of smart balance peanut butter. 200 calorie snack but it makes me feel like I had a chocolate donut :)
I'm learning that the times that I don't wanna workout are the times that my body needs it the most.
Weight loss has done so much more for my spirit, mind and soul than it could ever do for the outside of me.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30
Do you think I actually Like the gym??? No but I love results.
February update... Although I've been really busy taking care of my moms affairs I still manage to workout at least 3 to 4 nights a week. I'm starting to get back on track with my diet.. all the ripping and running making my moms final arrangements had me hitting all the fast food spots.. LOL - But all is well and my life continues to be blessed and amazing. You have all been so supportive, I apologize for not getting back to you all but I have been really overwhelmed with work, school, and cleaning out my mom and dads house... I'm gonna need a serious vacation after the dust clears. Thanks again for all of your uplifting words. My spark friends are the best!!!
Not so sure about the 135lbs anymore, don't wanna be skinny Minne. I'm feeling the way my body is looking just needs to tighten up some. NOTE TO SELF: WEIGHTS, WEIGHTS, WEIGHTS!
March 9, 2009
Ok my spark friends... do you feel spring coming upon us.. oh I've been eating my blues away but now I will step up my game. Until my b-day I will workout no less than 6 days a week. I don't wanna have to suck the belly in for my pics... So much freedom to be able to just focus on smiling and not suckin' in on que... LOL - I will have no bread (AT ALL) and keep up my water intake. That water is like magic for me. I hope that you all will challenge yourselves this month.. SPRING IS NOT GONNA WAIT.. ITS COMING.
March 12, 2009
7 day challenge -
NO - Bread, Rice, Potatoes, Pasta or Baked Goods!
No - Fruits
Rid myself of my recent affair with sugar and starches.
This challenge is not so much about weight! I have been screwing up with my diet and I would like to get rid of this bloated, heavy unhealthy feeling.
March 30th.. owwww I been eating.. and I'm not talking healthy.. Birthday over.. back to business!
April 20th 2009
Hello my fellow sparkers *** I have been working out with a trainer for two weeks now. Not really losing any weight but do see my body toning up well. He has my doing more weights and less cardio so my fat shed doesn't make me flabby. I think that I am gaining a good deal of muscle which results in little weight loss. I continue to be more concerned with the way my clothes fit and my body feels rather than what my scale is telling me. I wish all of you continued success. When you want to give up think about how much you have to gain. See yourself fit!;;;;;;;;;;;;;
155 - Trip to the spa
145 - treadmill (on hold :(
140- jimmy choo's
130- new clothes..yay
30 to 5o min of cardio 6 x a week STICK TO IT!!
weighs 3x week
Eat to fuel my body not feed my emotions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have two boys 14 and 10 - my daughter who I gave birth to 2 years ago died at birth - HARD!!, but the death of my dad last February and my mom this January - HARDER!! No more excuses for me though - Its time to change my relationship with food for good!
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