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UPDATE = 9-15-2011
Trying to get myself back into a routine and to hold myself accountable again. My current weight is at 256 lbs. I hate how I feel, how tight my clothes are on me and my fat body parts sticking to me in the summer. :(

Getting older and raising my family has been a concern. I have noticed that I am not always happy with who stares back at me in the mirror. My active children and my not-so-active lifestyle has really bothered me. I have been in other support groups before and have found them to be very effective in helping me succeed and reaching major milestones in my life, which are life changing. I am searching for support on here and am giving this a try.

UPDATE = 12-04-10
I took a break from my lifestyle change (I don't like to say diet....) and from July thru the end of November, I have put on about 10 lbs that I had lost. My challenge was to get rid of my clothes that were too big for me, which I did. Someone on here had told me to let go of them would help me not fall back into them when I gained weight back. Well, I don't have those clothes to fall back on! This is definately a first.
I am an emotional eater. Knowing this, when I was up against the last few months of my ex's life this summer, I went on an emotional binge. I am beginning to accept that I can't just take a break and think that I can face tough issues in my life without binging. So, back to counting my food, watching what I am putting into my life, and keeping myself busy when the tough times are getting me down.

(3-14-10):
I am happy to say that this program has WORKED!!! I am 1.5 lbs away from losing a total of 30 lbs since starting SparkPeople. I am so happy on so many levels! I've proved to myself that I can try and that implementing new habits and lifestyles is scary but possible. I'm being able to shop in smaller sizes in the store and am on the border of being out of the plus size department. I remember being able to, in the past, to find great buys at second hand stores. Now, I'm finding that I can't fit into those buys. It's almost surreal.
I'm also getting a better idea of what portions are, how many calories are in things as well as how much something is. This is something that I've never done before. I'd scoop food onto my plate without having any idea how many ounces or calories it contained. Now, I can tell better how much an ounce of bread is or how many calories something is. I'm also beginning to trust myself enough to budget my calories so that if I want to treat myself to a slice of pizza I can without exceeding my calories for the day.
I am so grateful to this program and to the path that I'm traveling.


Member Since: 5/14/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,520

My Goals:
9-15-11
1- hold myself accountable for what I put into my mouth & body
2- become more honest with myself
3- lose my first lb this week


My Program:
9-15-11:
Trying to get back into being accountable.

3-14-10:
Right now, I am doing the following:
* keeping my calories to 1800/day whenever possible
* switching over to fat free condiments & other foods
* not keeping certain temptation food in my cupboards, fridge & freezer (This is a HUGE help!)
* addressing my emotionally driven eating issues
* increasing my veggies and fruit intake
* meeting 8 glasses of water intake a day
* abstaining from fast food
* logging my food on SparkPeople
* being honest about what I am putting into my body

I'm not able to do much excercising due to soft tissue tears to my ankle but I haven't let that stop me! It's putting even more importance on what I am putting into my body and how what I eat (and don't eat) can affect my weight & weight loss.



Personal Information:
I consider myself to be a Washingtonian..I have lived here since 1986 so I figure I've done the time I am one!! lol I am the oldest daughter of 6 kids. I have been in a relationship with my husband for 7 yrs. We have three children between the two of us.


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“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort."
--Micheal Jackson

"It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission" -- Grace Hopper

"Never hate a man enough to give him back his diamonds" from Zsa Zsa Gabor.




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