SW: 205, GW: 160
Me and my husband at my brother's wedding. This was my lowest weight (147 and size 6 dress)(.
About five years ago, I lost 25 pounds. Down to a size 6!! I had no idea it was possible, but it was hard to maintain. I kept it off for about a year and a half and have been steadily gaining weight ever since. Now I have 50 pounds between me and that goal.
I don't think I need to get down that small again, so I'd like to just be a size 10. Not unattainable. But it will take hard work for me to get there. And I've got to get my butt in gear!!
I live in Texas and have a great life. A wonderful man who supports me and a good job that makes our life comfortable. We also have two adorable dogs, Milo and Maggie. No need for kids, they're rowdy enough!
**UPDATE JAN. 25 AFTER 3 WEEKS ON SP**
I've lost five pounds and have exercised for 20 days in a row! I'm feeling great and I think I'm over that hump of the beginning a diet phase. My high school reunion is in October and I want to look good! So that's my inspiration. I've been giving myself no choice about working out, it's just something that has to be done in the day. I'm really feeling motivated.
**UPDATE FEB. 11 AFTER 5 WEEKS ON SP**
I haven't lost much more weight. I had the flu for a week so I found it impossible to track my food (didn't eat terrible, just was too sick to get on the computer). And I could not work out. But I'm back at the gym and tracking my food. I've added weight lifting classes to my regiment -- two per week. I'm feeling a little discouraged about the weight not coming off very quickly, but I'm going to stick with it. I want to be healthy, not just thin.
**UPDATE FEB. 19**
I've lost 2 inches in my hips and 1.5 inches in my waist! Hooray! No more weight lost, but it's ok:)
Long term: I'd like to fit back into my favorite Ann Taylor jeans size 10. I'd prefer them to be big on me.
Medium term: I want to fit back into my dark grey suit for work. I also want to feel comfortable going sleeveless this summer.
Short term: To lose 10 pounds.
Right now I'm starting with my food intake. I'm going to stay around 1,300-1,500 calories a day.
As of Jan. 5, '08, I have added exercise. Tuesday and Wednesday is kickboxing and every other day is 20 minutes on the elliptical. Will add weight classes once I don't get so sore from kickboxing:)
As of Feb. 11, '08, I have added weights two days a week.
I used to teach group fitness classes when I was thin. I'd like to get back in shape so it's more believable when people look at me.
"Well-behaved women rarely make history."
Hey San Antonio Sparker----- It’s 2011 now- a new year and time for a look back at what you have already accomplished, as well as a look forward at what you WILL accomplish this year! I am leaving you this awesome comment because I want you to stop by the San Antonio Spark Team and check out some of the new threads and new people who have joined the team since December, and to share with us where you are and what you have been up to!
The holidays may have been a challenge for a lot of people. But, with the season coming to a close, it is time to dive back in and work on a healthy life for good! Whether you are restarting-- or JUST beginning-- we can help you! It is a New Year and time for a NEW YOU!
Being on a weight loss journey can seem lonely at times- but, you are NOT alone! Being on a team like the San Antonio Spark can open you up to a world full of people ready to cheer you on. We are all on this journey together!
Sometimes on our journey we all may need a really giant boost of motivation-- if you find yourself in a place where you need help staying on track or getting BACK on track, please visit this link:
Hope to see you around the team message boards really soon!
1966 days ago
Welcome to the Gold's Gym Members team! Good luck with your goals!!!
3037 days ago
Good job ladybug! You are on the right track --already some lbs down!! We are almost at the same weight if your tracker is up to date. I am also trying hard but it seems like the weight is coming off on a turtle's speed :-) Let's team up and help each other losing the extra weight. My actual goal is being 25 lbs lighter by summer ;-) --that is about 5 lbs/month or a little over 1 lb/week. I do all I can (staying w/in 1300ca per day in addition to Leslie's walking DVDs about 5 to 6 times/week) but so far I've only been able to lose 1.5 lbs per month since Nov. 2007! The good news is that my stomach and thighs shrank noticeably!
We can do it, and we will!!!!!!
Congrats again and keep up the good work.
3037 days ago
Welcome to SP! Great progress already! I am also a recent member (from Jan 12th) and have really enjoyed the support and encouragement very much. As I skimmed your page and your teams, I noticed we have a few things in common and I just wanted to stop by and offer you a buddy or just someone to vent to about anything. Stop by my page and let me know how you are doing. I know we can do this. Good Luck to us!!
3038 days ago
Hi and welcome to SparkPeople and the SP Class of January 6-12, 2008! (Sorry it took me SO LONG on getting to your page!!! With over 55,000 on this team alone, I have NO IDEA who I haven‘t ‘met‘ until I get a message or see a new person post to the team.)
There's a thread on the team page called POPULAR QUESTIONS where a LOT of questions have been posed and answered. Take the time to read through it as questions you have may have been answered on there - and you may find some questions you DIDN't know you had!
Participation can be a GREAT motivator! I encourage you to read the threads, post replies, start your own topic! Use the nutrition and fitness trackers so you can see your progress, and your blog so you can review, later, how you felt on your journey. It will also help others to see your success!
We're the LARGEST TEAM in SparkPeople. I'm hoping that we will have the largest number of PARTICIPATING team members as well!
It’s all about WILLPOWER, DESIRE and DETERMINATION!
Good luck on your weight loss goal and your quest to a healthier lifestyle!
3038 days ago