Before. 8.05.09 (one week in). 244 lbs.
Progress. 1-25.10. 194 lbs. -50 lbs
"If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." --John Bingham
Fresh start 4.18.11
I only need to lose 5 pounds.......... 17 times.
1st 5 lost: 4.25.11. 16 more times to go.
*144 pounds by June 2012
*Run a 10-minute mile by June 10, 2012
*Kayak and hike at least once monthly by August 2011
*Consistently burn 2900 calories per day by June 2011
*Run a 5k in under 30 minutes by October 2011
*Attend WW meeting at least once weekly
My program? I eat clean and healthy and I run, hike, kayak, and enjoy life because it is the only one I am guaranteed to have!
I am 34 and loving life in Hawaii!
I absolutely love music and either listen to it, sing it out loud, or sing it in my head during all waking hours. I have an unhealthy obsession with Prince and I absolutely adore Brandi Carlile and Chris Pureka. I love watching Friends, Sex & the City, The L Word, and all kinds of movies. My favorite colors are green, blue, and purple... Umm... I am a Gemini. That is about it!
| Pounds lost: 7.0
Hey there! Welcome back to SparkPeople. Nice to see you back on here. Made me smile! :) Sorry about the rough year you have had, though. I was especially sad to hear about your Mom. She's got to come around eventually! I hope everything difficult is behind you now, has only made you stronger, and your future looks bright!
A MARATHON???? Go GIRL! You are really lucky to have a friend to train with. The friends I have that do occasionally exercise are walkers and I need to RUN!!!! I am so hooked! I have a Half coming up at the end of March and I am excited! I have had a lot of success using Jeff Galloway's run/walk method. Hope you will blog about your training! I am so motivated by other people's running blogs....
I will be cheering you on in this rollercoaster of a weightloss journey. I know once you get your groove back the weight will shed quickly. Take care and thanks for the note....
1598 days ago
Yep.... I have been "stuck" roughly between 145-155 for the past 15 months and I am absolutely sick of it. I have the passion and the fire that I had when I lost my initial 67 lbs. I am going to lose these last 20-25 lbs for sure this time! The Body Bugg and tracking my food are keeping me accountable and it is going VERY well!!!
How are you doing???
1801 days ago
I'm Super into it. Site workout, I'm down for it.
1878 days ago
Comment edited on: 5/9/2011 3:37:58 PM
No, not using the Body Bugg any more. I guess I kind of burned out on it. I got to the point where I knew what it was going to say each day so it wasn't exciting for me any more. It was a great tool when I first used it... to be honest it was the main reason I started running. I saw how many calories I burned in such a short amount of time it made me realize that running gives me the biggest bang for the buck so to speak. I hate feeling like I am wasting my time at the gym, so I really pushed myself to run. Plus here in TX it is getting hot and I love to go sleeveless and I don't dig the tan line it leaves, LOL!
1892 days ago
Welcome back, Christy! I was just thinking about you last week and clicked on your SparkPage to see if I had missed any of your updates. It is so nice to see you back on here! I will always remember you as the one who led me to this website that helped me in drastically changing my life. I hope life has settled down a bit for you! I remember your earlier blogs about your long work hours with your husband on a remote. You were a busy lady!
This past year I have been up 15 lbs, down 15 lbs- 3 times. I am currently about 5 lbs from my lowest weight and I am determined to break through and finally get down to a healthy number. But like you, I am going with the slow and steady mindset. I am having desserts, diet sodas, bread!, and some occasional fast food. I want to eat in a way that I can live with forever, just have to find a healthy balance and eat foods that satisfy without triggering a binge.
I am excited to hear about the progess you will be making!!!! WW is an amazing program and I know you will succeed! Take care!
1892 days ago