My wedding day
May 2006...somewhere in 260s
Getting ready to work it out!!
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Making it Happen....Again
Hello Spark Family!! I found Spark in March 2007 and I'm so glad I did. The motivation and encouragment I've received on this site has been phenomenal. I was 278 Ibs at my heaviest weight in January 2006. In January of 2007, weighing in at 267.7lbs, I decided that this was it. I was ready to seriously make some changes in the way I treated my body. In March of 2007, I joined the Spark family. By March of 2008, I had gotten down to 189lbs.... a 78 lb loss! Since then, I've have picked up my old ...
Hello Spark Family!! I found Spark in March 2007 and I'm so glad I did. The motivation and encouragment I've received on this site has been phenomenal. I was 278 Ibs at my heaviest weight in January 2006. In January of 2007, weighing in at 267.7lbs, I decided that this was it. I was ready to seriously make some changes in the way I treated my body. In March of 2007, I joined the Spark family. By March of 2008, I had gotten down to 189lbs.... a 78 lb loss! Since then, I've have picked up my old eating habits and gave myself too much wiggle room in my diet. Now after being on "Wedding Hiatus" (including FIVE wedding showers, 2 receptions, and TONS of cake), the dust has settled, I'm happily married, and ready to go again!! So here I am, ready to shake the dust off, pick myself up, and keep moving toward my ultimate goal: a 100lb loss! I can't change yesterday.....today is what counts! God has truly blessed me on this journey and I want to honor the commitment I made to Him and to myself. I've looked around and everyone is doing great...you all have motivated me to keep it going!
Update: (9/10/2009). I'm finally realizing why I started this journey in the first place. It wasn't to fit into a particular size or to see a certain number on the scale....those were added bonuses. It was to see my health improve and to feel stronger and more fit. I keep asking myself, "Why is it so much harder now?" Maybe it's because my focus has been on things that can't help me to sustain this. It's time to take it allll the way back to the basics and keep the main thing the MAIN THING!!
Update: (10/28/2009). I joined Weight Watchers a week ago and so far, I've lost almost 5 lbs. I needed the extra accountability so I went ahead and took the plunge. I love Spark, but I found that when I've gained weight, I would avoid the website and not update my tracker, but having someone weigh me in every week will hopefully help.
A Dieter's Prayer:
I Praise You for My Body
As You know, some days I wish
I looked different than I do.
How good it is to be reminded, Lord,
that You had me--exactly this me--
in mind long before I came to exist!
So today I present myself to You
with a grateful heart.
Help me to be a good steward of my body.
Because You designed it,
I want to celebrate, nurture, and respect it.
By Your power at work in me,
I praise You for every molecule, gene, and freckle!
Taken from "The Dieter's Prayer Handbook"
| Pounds lost: 4.2
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Member Since: 3/20/2007
Fitness Minutes: 7,727
1. Go back to working out 5-6 days per week
2. Continue to run/jog
3. Strength Train 2-3 days a week
4. Get more rest
5. Drink more water!!
6. Continue to enjoy this journey!!
(6 lbs per month goal)
Step Aerobics, Outdoor Jogging, Elliptical Trainer and Treadmill on rotating days
Eating: 8 glasses H20 daily, watching portion sizes, eating fruits/veggies at every meal, drinking more milk, limiting fried foods, no carbs (other than fruits and veggies) after 6pm
Other Help: Joining this website, reading articles on nutrition, talking to my SPARK buddies, and lots of prayer!!
I'm a Speech Pathologist living in the Atlanta area. I work with middle school aged children with disabilities. I'm newly married to a wonderful man who is also a teacher.
I'm 5'8 inches tall. My main hobbies are spending time with my new hubby, reading, traveling, scrapbooking, photography, and SPARKING.