around 240 or 250 here. Aug. 03~ Not even at my heaviest here
December 05, size 18 jeans around 250 lbs
Christina (right) and I (left) headed to see Katy Perry 8/19/11
TABITHA08 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Hi fellow sparkers! I have been on this weight loss journey for quite some time now. In December of 07, I had my son and was topping the scale at 270+ pounds the day that he was born. He's my 3rd child. Before I was ever pregnant the first time, I was about 145 pounds. Big difference! I decided while I was pregnant the third time that after I had him, I would change my life. By June of 2009 with a lot of hard work, determination, calorie counting, tears, endless amounts of time on the elliptical, and setbacks, I had worked my way down to 162 pounds. There was no quick fix for me. I tried everything under the sun as far as get skinny quick methods go. I am proud to say that when I finally got the picture that there was nothing I could do about being overweight besides working hard, I did just that. No quick fixes for me, just sweat and eating right. And that seriously is the key. Like an article I read on here one time, success is literally at our fingertips. We don't need desparate measures to be happy and healthy. I am proof of that!
Of course... I have had my number of setbacks. I have gained some weight back, gotten off course.....way off course.... but I have never given up. I owe it to myself to get healthy and do it the right way.
***Listen closely: the only time it's too late to change yourself is when you're dead. Until then, you're simply making excuses or lying to yourself.***
***If you want what you do not have, you must do what you have not done.***
***Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.***
Exercise at least 10 minutes every single day.
Drink more water.
See the 160s on the scale
Reach a healthy BMI which will happen at around 159 pounds.
Overall weight goal, 145... unless I feel like I am at a good weight before then.
Walk the 5K in October in less than 45 minutes.
My program is to work out as much as I can. I usually try for at least 30 minutes a day 5 days a week. Most of the time, I am getting cardio in on the elliptical. Sometimes I may use dvds, but the elliptical works best for me.
I count calories and am determined to still be able to eat the foods that I love... just in moderation and within my calorie range.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 186.0
Haven't seen you in ages, I was off SP for 2 years :( thin king of you!
1047 days ago
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2013!!!
Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!
All the very best,
1472 days ago
Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL
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1831 days ago
Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you. Hope the celebration was DONE just right!
1833 days ago
Happy Belated Birthday Done Girl!
1835 days ago