UMQUANBU

SparkPoints
 
Photos

I am sooo DONE being the fat girl!




My two cats out at the cottage, pining for the outdoors!






SparkGoodies

Happy Birthday
From:
REINVENT_ME

Streamers
From:
TJVOMILLER

Happy Birthday
From:
MACMOM4
Awards

 
Interact with UMQUANBU
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts


Hi and welcome! Thanks for stopping by my page!
I just turned 40 this year and have decided that enough is enough - the weight must go.
I'm DONE, DONE, DONE being the fat girl.
I'm DONE being the heaviest person in the room (at only 5'2").
DONE being winded going up the stairs to the cabin (it's 3 flights!!).
DONE not wearing skirts because I don't like my tree trunk legs.
DONE feeling awkward crossing my legs.
DONE with opting out of fun stuff because I'm worried that people will comment and judge.
And I'm DONE being my own worst critic - from now on I'm celebrating my own fabulousness!!!
My short term goal is to stay on track this summer while at the lake, where there's no internet to help me check my progress - yikes! DONE!!!!
My medium range goal is to be able to ride the rides at Universal Studios without using the extenders or the special 'fat' seats when we go to celebrate my birthday next winter.
My ultimate goal is to weigh 125-135 lbs by June 2010. Some of this continues to be a little daunting to me right now but I'm looking forward to the months ahead!
I'm glad to be part of such an awesome and supportive community. I wish you nothing but success on your journey and I'm glad our paths have crossed here! Leave me a comment and I'll come a-visitin'!
No road is long with good company :)
Joanna
Read this in a blog today (9/3/09)
"For anyone starting out or over again, here is my suggestion, stop putting limits on yourself. Stop beating yourself up, stop listening to those negative voices that want to tear you down. Get up and take a deep breath, get moving, get support, and always pick yourself up when you stumble. NEVER STOP OR QUIT. My weight loss has been the journey of a lifetime. I have laughed, cried, wanted to die, been happy, sad, frustrated and wanted to give up but through it all somewhere in my mind, body and soul I was bigger than any of that through determination." ~Debra Mazda


Member Since: 5/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 6,611

My Goals:
To be fit and healthy.
To climb 3 flights of stairs without getting winded. DONE!!!!
To not have to use a seatbelt extender when riding a roller coaster.
But most of all my goal is to prove to myself that I can achieve this weight release.
Okay, now for some specifics;
To be under 200lbs by my birthday (Sept 5!). So close 200lbs on 9/5/09! DONE (9/8/09)!!!
To be under 175lbs by X-mas.
To be under 150lbs by my Mom's 65th birthday (March 15).
To be 125-135lbs by June 1, 2010.
Lofty, I know, but one's dreams should exceed their grasp, else what is living for?!


My Program:
I'm trying to get in 10,000 steps each day but almost never do!). Cardio 5x a week, strength training 3x a week and one long massive yoga practice on Sundays to restore and rejuvenate my soul.
I'm also keeping my calorie intake between 1200-1550, eating 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day and eating a treat a day. Because life is sweeter with treats!



Personal Information:
I am a huge movie and tv fan and a voracious reader so I would gladly spend much of my time on the couch if my body would allow that!
As well as retooling my fitness and nutrition, beginning May 1,2009 I have resolved to go a whole year without buying anything new. Only consumables and safety-related purchases for the car/bicycle are allowed. Six months in and I'm feeling good!


Other Information:
Just saw the new Star Trek movie - loved it! It was funny, fast-paced, lots of little nods to TOS and great action!
Next up - Harry Potter!!!
Ok, so just saw Potter and I'm a little bit disappointed. Oh well, here's to Movie 7 parts 1 & 2!
Just saw District 9 - awesome movie and doen on a shoe-string budget! Amazing!




Read More About UMQUANBU - Profile Information moved here. (Updated October 11)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:


My Program:


Personal Information:


Other Information:


Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Blogs
This user doesn't have any public blog entries.
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
My Ticker:
 current weight: 190.0 
 
190
176.25
162.5
148.75
135
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v DEB2448
    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2014!
    945 days ago
  • v WOLFKITTY
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2012!!!
    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,
    Jocelyn

    1423 days ago
  • v TX.PATRICIA
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Happy Birthday to You!!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´•.¸ .•*´`•.¸
    .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´Show Your•*´`•.¸ .•*´•.¸ .•*´`•.¸
    .•*´`•.¸Determination & Accountability•.¸ .•*´`•.¸
    .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´•.¸ .•*´`•.¸
    1423 days ago
  • v TX.PATRICIA
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Happy Birthday to You!! Sorry I missed it!!!

    Born today, September 5, you aren't one to put up with injustice of any kind, and you will surely go to battle in the name of fairness and equality for all -- especially where ideology is concerned, for you are likely to be quite adept at navigating the political landscape. You make friends easily, and yet it is quite likely that you will only have two or three very close friends at most with whom you share your most intimate thoughts and feelings. You will have a sense that right and wrong are not to be trifled with or interpreted, for rather they are concrete ideas that do not change with manners or mores.

    You have a rather quiet way about you, and the more important the issue, the quieter you are likely to be -- at least when you are in the preparatory stages of your work. When you are ready, you are able to cut loose and really let the world know where you stand.

    Today’s Virgo Horoscope: A new environmental influence is going to change the way you do things to a certain degree. This is likely to surprise and please you.

    Hope your day was wonderful!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´•.¸ .•*´`•.¸
    .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´Show Your•*´`•.¸ .•*´•.¸ .•*´`•.¸
    .•*´`•.¸Determination & Accountability•.¸ .•*´`•.¸
    .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´•.¸ .•*´`•.¸

    1788 days ago
  • v HEYPINK
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Birthday Done Girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!
    -Sarah
    1789 days ago
Member Comments (311):  123Next >Last >>