Me - December 09
This is my father and me - when I was at my heaviest... ick!
My new kitten... Tiramisu-Houdini
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I'm tired of being the "fat friend". At my heaviest, I tipped the scale at nearly 300 lbs. After a major life change, I decided it was finally time to do something about my weight. I lived in constant fear of gaining the few pounds that would make me see the 300's. So I started Weight Watchers with my mother. Within a year and a half, I had lost 80 lbs! I was so close to seeing the 100's, I could TASTE it! Then the holidays came, I stopped paying attention and I ended up gaining 30 lbs back!
I finally got sick of being ME the way I was and I decided to DO something proactive about it! I dug out my dusty Weight Watchers stuff and decided to start following the program again. After doing that for a week, I realized I needed to actually start exercising regularly if I really wanted to see the weight come off, so I started looking into online fitness things. That is when I stumbled upon Spark People again. I had found the site the first time I had started to lose weight, but I wasn't committed to exercising at that time, and quickly forgot about SP. I was glad I found it again, as it is proving to be invaluable during this complete overhaul of my life.
The third week into my overhaul, I decided it was also time to quit smoking. I had smoked for more than half my life - and it was finally time to put the cigarettes down for good!
As I said, I'm committed to completely overhauling my life. Turning 30 really hit me hard. I realized I was NOT happy with the person I was becoming, firstly on the outside, which directly impacted the person I was being on the inside. Through this journey, I hope that by changing the outside, I can also change how I feel and who I am on the inside. (not that I'm a bad person, I just have low self-esteem and a defeatist attitude most of the time).
So that's my story & I'm stickin' to it!
on my way to losing another 70 lbs. to reach my ultimate goal!
1st Immediate goal: Lose 5% (12.4 lbs.) in 6 weeks - by 6/24 - DONE 6/18
2nd Immediate goal: Lose another 5% (11.7 lbs) in 6 weeks - by 7/30
Short-Term: To fit into a size 16 comfortably.
Next Major Goal: To reach the 100's
Ultimately: to weigh less than 169 (to be in a HEALTHY BMI range)
1 Month of exercise: Pedometer - DONE
I month of eating well: New Water Bottle - DONE
2 months of exercise: MP3 Player - DONE
2 Months of eating well: Digital food scale
Exercising at least 5/6 days a week - drinking enough water throughout the day - eating more fruits and veggies and less meats and fats - practicing portion control!
It's all about the portion control!
My name is Trish. I'm 31 years old (or 29 & holding +2 as I like to say).
Starting weight: 247.3
I bought a house in PA in December of 2008 and have been happy here for the most part. I have been on the weight roller coaster, having recently gained back 30 lbs of the 80 I had lost. I now have at least another 70 to lose to get to where I'll be comfortable.
I got sick of being who i was and looking the way that I did, so I decided to completely OVERHAUL me and my life! We'll see what happens.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 271.1
Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.
Anne Wilson Schaef
This week’s Progress, Not Perfection team challenge begins tomorrow. Come by and check it out! Let’s all get moving!!
1226 days ago
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2013!!!
Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!
All the very best,
1512 days ago
"Even if the challenges are immense and the obstacles are many, step forward and live the life you choose to live. Your dreams are worth every effort.
Even if you get knocked down again and again, get right back up and get going. With enough persistence, any goal is within your reach.
Even if you can’t see all the way to the end of the road, go ahead and take the first step. Each time you make some progress, you’ll find new ways to make even more.
Even if your results fall short of your expectations, keep making the effort. Each new day brings you more experience, wisdom and effectiveness.
Even if you’ve been deeply disappointed in the past, focus on the positive possibilities. For your future is what you choose to make it now."
— Ralph Marston
Just stopping by from Progress, Not Perfection to encourage you to keep going...do your best each day and never give up. You are worth the effort!
1824 days ago
"Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal."
"Little by little, one walks far."
Just wanted to encourage you to do your best today, Spark friend! Each successful day brings you another step closer to your goal. I believe in you!
1845 days ago
Just stopping by to say hi, Spark friend! I hope your week is going great! I am here if you need support.
"How do you build up your bank account? By putting something in it everyday.
Your health account is no different. What I do today, I am wearing tomorrow.
If I put inferior foods in my body today, I'm going to be inferior tomorrow, it's that simple."
-Jack La Lanne
1866 days ago