My goal is to "live long and prosper"!
8/08 I was bouncing between 119-123 and got the nerve for a 2 piece....first time in years!
(4/07) Living in the mid-13os didn't seem all that bad to most people at the time, but with genetica
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It seems the struggles never end. I had an unannounced cholesterol check the other day and I think that may have been what I needed to realize this isn't a dress rehearsal - this is it! This is the only chance I get to take care of my heart and myself. I need to live as if a cholesterol check is right around the corner every day! Thanks to the people on my Cubs team and other Spark friends I have made along the way I am looking forward to reconnecting to them AND the motivated self that felt ...
It seems the struggles never end. I had an unannounced cholesterol check the other day and I think that may have been what I needed to realize this isn't a dress rehearsal - this is it! This is the only chance I get to take care of my heart and myself. I need to live as if a cholesterol check is right around the corner every day! Thanks to the people on my Cubs team and other Spark friends I have made along the way I am looking forward to reconnecting to them AND the motivated self that felt so good!
My battle is not over! I will not settle for anything less than what I deserve!
My Cubs Team has moved into "The Cubbies Apartment Building"! Once we reach the ground floor we will be living sidebyside with the players of the Cubs team and living among all the luxuries a great apartment building has to offer! Talk about motivation! Reach a personal weight goal and move down to the next floor.
10 floor - 134
9th floor - 132
8th floor - 130
7th floor - 128
6th floor - 126
5th floor - 124
4th floor - 122
3rd floor - 120
2nd floor - 118
1st floor - 116
Ground Floor and Goal - 114
July 2007 cholesterol - 230
April 2008 cholesterol - 201 (yeah!)
3/20 bouncing between 123-125 (ugh - time to get back on track!)
7/26/08 124 (ok, I have been bouncing between 122-124 all summer and it is time I claimed it and move on! Here it is.)
8/1/08 122.5 Back on track!
12/11/08 126.5 (So maybe I wasn't back on track in Aug., but I will not give up!)
| Pounds lost: 4.0
Member Since: 1/3/2008
Fitness Minutes: 2,087
My 10 year old daughter and I have high cholesterol. It shocks people because neither of us "look" like we should. It is genetic. I try to live as vegetarian/vegan as I can and with that she gets her fair share of beans, fruits, and veggies, too. My goals are not short term (although lowering that scale is on the list), my main goals are to see grandkids and to allow my children to learn to eat the way they SHOULD so that they too can live long, healthy lives.
Food tracker, food tracker, food tracker. I can't say enough about how that tool has helped me SO MUCH! Everything gets logged . . . no matter what!
I love looking at SparkRecipes.com since it is easy to see the number of calories and then after it is eaten I can just click on "add to meal planner" and it's done.
I eat all of the time! Big meals are a memory to me. I eat breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, and if I have the calories another light snack. If I allow myself to get hungry it's too late! I lose all sense of myself and my goals.
Last January I joined a workout group in my small town. It was at 4:30 in the afternoons for a few months, but after that everybody had to go the usual 5:45 a.m. class that had been going on for years. NO THANK YOU.....but I joined this summer and hate it when I have to miss it. M, W, F I am guaranteed to get a workout that is kicks booty!
a little after starting Spark
Height 5'2" and a little bit
Waist 31 3/4
Lowest weight since high school 122 (2001)
Usual weight 134
Highest weight 139 (post baby #1)
overall: 201! Yeah!
I am a wife to the man I have been with for 19 years and married to for 13, mother of two fabulous children ages 10 and 6, friend, daughter, sister, 3rd grade teacher, Girl Scout leader. I just completed grad school where the main thing I learned was that we only get one go around at this thing. We better do it right! To say that my life is full is an understatement!