50 lbs gone!
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TAZ675 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
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Between 2009 and 2012 I lost a total of 65 lbs using Spark. I was having the time of my life, so proud of my accomplishments.
Then the worst case of depression I've ever experienced hit me like a ton of bricks :-( So here we are, the beginning of 2016 and I'm just tired.... Tired of being tired Tired of not sleeping well because of sleep apnea Tired of not feeling good about myself Tired of not wanting to do anything, or go anywhere Tired of looking at my dogs and thinking how bad their health is getting from lack of exercise. Tired of my clothes not fitting Tired of the lectures from my doctor I want so much more out of life and I finally have a partner in crime so I don't have to do it all alone. So why am I having so much trouble getting started? I've been thinking about the last time, the success in had, more importantly how I'd gotten started... I'd just broken up with the first guy I had truly considered marrying. I was full of anger when it ended, thinking how hard it had been to find a decent guy. I knew that if I could lose weight, my man hunt (lol) would be less disappointing. Of course, other areas in my life would also improve. I'd started by tracking my food for a week and found that I was consuming between 4k and 6k calories a day...well no wonder the scale just kept going up! So gradually I improved my eating, tracking EVERYTHING I ate. Within 2 weeks I'd dropped 7 lbs! That's some motivation! I knew I could do it better/faster if I were exercising so I joined a gym, and I was EXCITED to go! I'd never, ever, been excited to workout. Well, the rest is history, I proceeded to lose 65 lbs, made new friends, enjoying hobbies, and all around happier! From this rehashing I've deciphered that I need that first notable accomplishment. I've now had a few false starts trying to alter the food intake, but this time, I think if I could get myself back to the gym regularly, the food intake will start to fall into place. Coming back from a walk, or the gym, I'm immediately more aware of the food intake and easily make better choices. My primary goal this week is 4-5 gym sessions (30 to 60 minutes each), not focusing on weight loss, yet, but on just exercising, just to get up, get moving. I know that if I can make exercise a non-negotiable task, many other aspects of living healthy will fall in line. Not trying to say it won't be hard, but it'll be easier than trying to tackle the whole mountain from the syart, I have to move one boulder at a time.
Past: I've changed my eating habits. I make sure I get my 5-9 fruits and veggie servings every day, low fat meats/proteins. Calories are kept within range, carb - whole grains and such - limited to 210grams per day. I try to do cardio 45 mins 3x's/week and strength training 3x's /week. My original weight was 289 back in Oct. 2007, as of 2/17 I was at 261.2 and still don't feel like I'm dieting. I don't miss anything I used to eat that I've cut out!
Hanging out in Virginia Beach, VA these days.
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165 days ago
Had a great time at the meeting! I hope we all get together again - and not too far down the road. Let's put our heads together and come up with an event we can do as a team to promote Spark People!
1985 days ago
Enjoyed seeing you again. Hopefully we can all get together for some more fun!! Spark meeting was great!
1985 days ago
See ya tomorrow night, hope ppl show up.
1987 days ago
Sure, no problem. I was thinking I don't know what time it opens. I know during the week the earliest I have walked there is 8:45 a.m. I will see if I can find out tomorrow.
2004 days ago
Comment edited on: 1/3/2011 9:50:56 PM