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Hello and welcome to my SparkPage.
This is not my first time on SparkPeople. Way back when I was still in university, I used this site to lose 80lb. I remember I was looking up some healthy recipes and I found this site that had just been turned from a pay site to a free site. I signed up, thinking it couldn't hurt!
A lot has changed on the site since then, but I like what I see. :)
As for me, a lot of life mile stones have been met since those days. Back then I was in my mid 20s, worried about my weight and trying to get my degree. Now, I'm in my mid 30s. I just had my second child and am ready to start trying to get my weight under control again.
So many life changes for me since those days. Though I didn't gain any weight my during my second pregnancy and am already back at my pre pregnancy weight, I still never lost the baby weight from the first child! I'm still 40lb up form there, and an extra 25lb up from my wedding weight beyond that!
With 2015 just begun, I've got a few health goals for this year:
1. Run a 5k for my 35th bday.
2. Lose at least 50lb.
3. Get up to 10,000+ steps a day.
So that's me. :)
If you'd like to be my friend and keep me company on this new journey, please add me!
Goal 1: 243lb
Goal 2: 228lb (pre preg weight)
Goal 3: 219lb
Goal 4: 205lb (wedding weight)
- Get 120 cardio min each week.
- Get 60min of strength training in each week.
- Get within my calorie range and stay there!
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
| Pounds lost: 12.0
Morning, thanks for adding me as friend. Hope your spirits are high today. Just remeber the saying 'If you believe you can achieve - If you doubt you loose out'.
1146 days ago
Glad to see you're trying out some Spark Recipes. I've found some really great recipes there that work with my calorie range for all meals. If you like to cook, I'd recommend the SP Cookbook too!
1368 days ago
Comment edited on: 10/26/2012 2:18:36 PM
You're right! my body seriously punished me. Thanks for helping to put it in perspective.
Welcome to SPARK! YahooO!!
Have an awesome day
1492 days ago
Welcome! If you need a shoulder, a friend or a virtual coffee at some point, drop by and say hello! I've just celebrated my SP eight month anniversary and am amazed at the absolutely incredible amount of support I've received. This is a fabulous site and you will be astounded at what you get out of it if you give it your all.
To celebrate your arrival at SP in this soon-to-be summer season, I would like to wish you a everlasting renewal of energy and passion, for this is a time to celebrate the great potential you possess. May the sun shine upon you and fire up your heart to reach all of your goals and find joy in yourself and the world around you. Whatever battles you are fighting, whatever stresses may come your way, may you find energy, confidence, vitality and strength. This is the time to shine bright and show the world how beautiful you are. Embrace the summer-lit brilliance of each day and you will create a new life where all your wildest dreams come true. ~ Michelle
1511 days ago
on taking the first steps to a healthier you. A toast to a healthier and more enjoyable life! And prayerfully you will find that you can enjoy it more than you would ever imagine!!!
Some thoughts and suggestions as I say to Spark People.
This sight has so much to offer! One of the easiest ways to learn a lot about what it has to offer is to go to your "My SparkPoints" tracking Page. Next to each opportunity to earn Sparkpoints there is a link that will take you to the place on the site that helps you complete the task. Some are one time opportunities, others are daily tasks. Complete as many tasks as possible per day.
don't to the temptation of making the journey all about the numbers. It is not about pounds taken off or inches trimmed, it is all about creating a healthier and more fit you.
Be on the lookout for the many, many, many non-scale non-tape measure victories you will achieve. Feeling healthier, breathing easier, enjoying activities that were once a drudgery, trying something new and enjoying it, choosing a healthy snack versus an unhealthy option, choosing a less than healthy food option over a decadent food option! The possibilities for non-scale victories are ENDLESS.
Some things to remember: drink plenty of water every day!
sleep well, it is probably more important than you know. healthier every day. Don't go the way of total deprivation, it is apt to set you up for failure and a binge that will leave you feeling devastated. Look for opportunities to every day. when you need to --it is healthier than emotional eating! Find ways to exercise that you ENJOY. The right form of exercise is the one you can stick with regularly!!! Something else may burn more calories in a shorter time, but if it makes you give up you won't burn any calories!
MAKE EVERY STEP COUNT. Even steps that seem to move you backwards or to the side have a purpose. Sometimes it is just to get another look at something you passed by without noticing.
Perhaps most importantly from my perspective DONíT LOSE weight or inchesÖTAKE THEM OFF, KICK THEM TO THE CURB. You arenít interested in FINDING them again. GET RID OF THEM through hard work, determination, accountability, whatever it takes!!!
Finally, join teams, make friends, encourage others, be encouraged, take challenges, write out SMART goals and track! Track! TRACK!!! It will help with both accountability and motivation, and you will be glad you did!!!
Feel free to stop by my page, let me know if there is anything I can do to help you in the journey!
1514 days ago