45 down. Now doesn't that look better?
222.5 -- 25 lbs down
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I have struggled with my weight since my early 20's. There were times when I was incredibly fit, working out 7 days a week and dancing for hours on the weekend, and times where I spent all night in front of the TV and weekends relaxing. However, my weight was never really that much of a problem to me until after I had my kids.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I had late-onset gestational diabetes and gained almost 60 lbs. After she was born, I managed to squeak into my pre-pregnancy jeans after about 6 weeks, and figured the weight was going to come off on it's own. It didn't.
7 months later, I was pregnant with my second child. Again, late-onset gestation diabetes, 60 lbs. This time, the weight didn't come off.
I focused on my children and being a SAHM, didn't really pay attention to my weight. Over the next 5 years, it just kind of crept up. And up. And up. Without me paying attention, I got within spitting distance of my pregnancy weight. Even then, I still didn't really try to lose weight. Oh sure, I did a little bit, but not seriously. I'd lose 5 or 10 lbs and then get distracted.
In early January this year, I got some shocking news - I was having some strange symptoms with my eyesight. I had an appointment with an opthamologist, and he told me that my optical nerves were being squeeze by intra-cranial pressure, which was likely caused by my weight making it hard for my spinal fluid to drain.
If I didn't lose weight, the next step would be a spinal tap, and eventually permanently losing my eyesight was a real possibility.
That, as they say, was my wake up call. No more excuses, no more losing interest, no more "I don't have time". Lose weight or go blind.
- Complete the Couch-to-5k program-- Done! Ran 8k race Oct 7th - 1:07:11.
- Learn hoopdance!
- Attend a Zumba class
- Workout 5 days/week for ~45 mins
- Achieve my goal weight of 170
- Maintain my focus and ACHIEVE my goals
My plan is focused on two parts - better eating habits and increased activity.
Eating - balanced eating throughout the day, within the sparkpeople recommendations, no special plan or type of eating.
Activity - workout 5 days a week, a mix of cardio and weights, via videos at home. I have no specific rotation or plan, I do what I feel like doing that day so I don't resent my workout time.
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| Pounds lost: 23.0
Hi Lovey! Thank you for the goodie and for your note. You hit the nail right on the head! Everyone's problems are proportionate to their own experience. I am feeling better already this week. My sparkfriends make it all worth while!
I hope you have a spectacular week! HUGS!
1527 days ago
Hey Girl! I just wanted to drop by and thank you for your supportive comments on my blog the other day. Recognizing the issue has really helped me deal with it in a healthier manner. But now I need to figure out how to add balance to it all, lol.
I hope you are doing well! Have a wonderful week! HUGS!
1542 days ago
Thank you so much for your very kind words!
1548 days ago
I'm Canadian. :) I live on the West Coast in an area that is very proud of it's British heritage, but is also right on the border of the US, so I'm a bit of a mixture!
1548 days ago
I am just curious, I am swedish and english is not mynative tongue but I get the impression that you are not american, but english... than I see you have a team of "calling all canadians" so are youcanadian? There is something in your written english that makes me think you are more british than american but I am foreign so I donīt really know...
1548 days ago