Grauation 12/17/2011 - 172 lbs!
Me at 177 lbs. (55 lbs. lost) Size 14P. 1/8/09
Beautiful Texas Bluebonnets
TEXGIRLY is a SparkPeople Motivator!
I don't really have the kind of attention span to have kept me on SparkPeople since 2007 - so what gives?
Really - I have been nearly totally faithful at logging in, logging food, logging exercise, etc since 2007. There have been a few breaks, but by and large I have been here. I have served as a team leader and a community leader, and I have drifted back to plain 'ol member. The point is - I AM STILL HERE. Like I said, with my attention span, that right there is a minor miracle.
So, why? Because SP keeps me moving in the right direction and it keeps me accountable. I could never have kept up with WW like this. And frankly - the cost of SP is truly amazing. Have you really stopped to think about ALL these resources being free?!?
Another reason is my fellow Sparkers - not to overuse the word, but again, amazing is the best description I can conjure up. Always helpful and supportive, and like SP itself, always here.
As for the blessed life - it is. Great husband, super dog, and a wacky, fun family that I adore and that adores me. Then there is the completion of a goal I have held on to for a very long time - I graduate with my Bachelors in Accounting on Dec 17th! I jumped right in to the Masters January 2012 and will be done December 2013. Very exciting stuff! I also starting working full time in the Accounting field.
With grad school in full swing and working 40 hours/week, I am challenged with finding time to do anything that is not school or work. That includes sleeping. Since starting school, my weight has sneaked up by almost 10 lbs - eek! Most of the 10 can be blamed on fertility drugs, but that is one me now - the drugs stopped 4 months ago. And no - not successful and that is OK. Exercise is non-existent - sigh. So after a big break - the longest I have ever encountered since 2007 - I am back on SP, working to regain some health sanity in my life.
A while back I blogged the following list. I adapted it for me from an ad in a running magazine. I like and need to put it somewhere were I will see it more often:
Goodbye Fear - Hello Courage
Goodbye Nerves - Hello Calm
Goodbye Anxiety - Hello Peace
Goodbye Uncertainty - Hello Strength
Goodbye Good Enough - Hello I Want More!
Goodbye Pain - Hello Improvement
Goodbye Giving Up - Hello Following Through
Goodbye Obstacles - Hello Opportunities
Goodbye Pessimism - Hello Joy
Goodbye Comfort Zone - Hello New Challenges
Goodbye Apathy - Hello Engagement
Goodbye Coasting - Hello Soaring
Goodbye Struggles - Hello Breaking Through
Goodbye Previous Best - Hello Personal Best
Goodbye Limitations - Hello Freedom
Goodbye Doubt - Hello Faith
Goodbye Old Me - Hello Finish Line
Starting weight - 235
Goal weight - 135
Aug 1 - 209
Sept 1 - 193
Oct 1 - 194
Nov 1 - 180
Dec 1 - 175
Jan 1 - 175
Feb 1 - 173.5
Mar 1 - 175
Apr 1 - 177
April 1 -
May 1 -
June 1 -
My stated goal weight according to my doc is 135. For me it is give or take that. The # really means little to me. I enjoy feeling better and stronger. Well, and shopping for easier to find, smaller clothes.
Hitting 1300 to 1500 calories per day on a clean diet
Elliptical + strength training 3X week
Yoga Class 2X week
2010 - we have moved back to Corpus Christi.
Have the "best-est" husband and another awesome dog (see picture of old dog and new dog.)
We love to travel and adventure.
As for goals and rewards along the way, I am really motivated by the improvements:
Wedding ring needing to be resized
Starting Clothing Size
20 Women petites
Current Clothing Size
14P at 180 lbs.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 191.0
Thanks for the goodie! I'm like SO crazy over Jon Bon Jovi, I thought it was a good picture of him too! Hope you have a great day!
1808 days ago
Thanks for the goody, hope school and Sparking going well. And I always like to see your name on my friend feed ;)!
1809 days ago
Hey Girl!!!. Hope you Have a wonderful week!!!
1852 days ago
Thank you for your comments. I, too, decided to open up my trackers. So far so good.
1853 days ago
Thanks for your encouragement on my blog. I too had weight-loss surgery (2008), but mine was the gastric bypass. I'm at a dangerous time in my journey and looking for as many friends as possible to keep me honest. I know i have the ultimate responsibility, but every bit helps.
1861 days ago