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Hi, I'm Terri J and I am:
Married 40 years to the man of my dreams--honestly!
Mother of 7, with 4 children married; grandmother (Nanny) to 14 (so far)

I've been with Spark People for 4 years now and have lost and regained nearly 40 lbs. I was doing well until I had a couple of foot surgeries that prevented me from getting my daily walks in. Being housebound (for me) is not conducive to being active. I know I could be active and exercise inside, but I'm not wired ...
Hi, I'm Terri J and I am:
Married 40 years to the man of my dreams--honestly!
Mother of 7, with 4 children married; grandmother (Nanny) to 14 (so far)

I've been with Spark People for 4 years now and have lost and regained nearly 40 lbs. I was doing well until I had a couple of foot surgeries that prevented me from getting my daily walks in. Being housebound (for me) is not conducive to being active. I know I could be active and exercise inside, but I'm not wired that way and did not have the discipline to do it.

I'm not giving up, though! I'm still here and staying in contact with my teams and the friends I've made here. I have learned so much about what constitutes a healthy lifestyle from SparkPeople that I don't think I'll ever be able to ignore my health again. I WILL get back on track and regain the ground I've lost in strength and stamina and I will re-LOSE this weight and more. I'm not in a hurry--I have the rest of my life to get it done!
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Member Since: 10/29/2008

SparkPoints: 146,347

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My Goals:
My immediate goal is to be able to move! I want to be strong enough and flexible enough to live my life and enjoy my family.
I want to take this weight off so I don't have to pack it around. I don't have any health issues and I'd like to get rid of the extra weight before I develop any!

*My first goal is to get my weight below 200 lbs.
*Next, to get my BMI below 30--out of the obesity range.
*I'd like to participate in a walk/run event

My Program:
I am committed to walking at least 15 minutes a day, 5x per week. (That is just to get me out the door, as once I'm out walking, I always go for at least 30 minutes) I am walking to the top of our mountain and down the other side (and back) most days for a total of 4+ miles in 90 minutes. I don't use a heart-rate moniter, but am sure that I'm working in the 60-85% zone

Personal Information:
I'm not one to share much personal information in this kind of venue, but will say that I do enjoy meeting people and interacting with friends.
My husband is my best friend in the whole world and the delight of my life. We've been married since we were kids and are now enjoying his retirement. We don't travel (much), but enjoy having more time together, helping our kids with their home projects and spending time with the grandchildren.
One of my favorite things to do is planting trees and watching them grow. I like marking time by growing things.

Other Information:
I don't lose weight easily! I never used to gain it easily, either, until I began to go through menopause...now I have to work out just to stay even!
2009~
I've had problems with my feet and have had reconstructive surgery on one of them.
2010~
I had a second surgery to remove the screws that were causing some pain, and all of that really got me off my walking regimen! I've gained back the entire 25 lbs I had lost +10 more!
2011~
I'm starting from scratch with the Spark program except that I now have all the information I need. I KNOW what I have to do and simply need to get started. I will take baby steps and build my strength and habits slowly.
2012~
I've been up and down on the scale and in activity.
2013~
An ankle injury and months of PT and healing.
2014~
Time to start from where I am and do what I am able to do. The body doesn't heal and recover as quickly as it used to. Now dealing with plantar fasciitis in my other foot.

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SPARKED2BFIT
11/21/2014 2:16:29 AM

thanks for your support on 'changes... and you helped", which is always appreciated. hope you're doing well and wishing you a great day!!!

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WILDKAT781
11/18/2014 5:01:17 PM

thanks so much for visiting my blog!!!!



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ADIRONDACKMOM
11/16/2014 7:53:35 AM

Hello Terri, thanks for reading my blog about 'Gold Star Mother's". It surprised me that someone did, since the blog is an older one... but you are right-- it was a good one for the Veteran's Day Weekend. Thank you for you comments. We are human, but sometimes forget how others(families) suffer continually from the after affects of past wars. Phylis.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
11/14/2014 1:11:18 PM

“Stop wasting so much energy hating your body; it makes you weaker.
Everything good in your life begins from the moment you begin accepting, understanding, respecting, and loving your true self.”
-Harry Papas
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Thanks for commenting on my "Tough Love Got Me Back On Track" blog. Have a healthy day!



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BESSHAILE
11/14/2014 6:58:55 AM

Hello TerriJ. Thank you for the bloglove on my post about grieving and fashion. Lawsie it's hard to lose a beloved mother - but writing about it helps. And prayer. and friends. So we're given lots of resources. Just gotta pick 'em up and use 'em.

Happy Friday to you.



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