Beauty is everywhere ... a joy to my eyes and balm for my soul
October, 2011. Just 10 lbs from my goal weight. Intend to be there again soon!
2010 - Happy Day of Hiking in Hanging Rock, NC - Hope to be in shape to return this Spring
In August 2009, at the age of 44, I reached an all time low. Upon the heels of my marriage dissolving, I weighed 211 pounds. At my annual physical, I was put on 5 different medications. After a heart to heart with my doctor, I realized it was time for me to take back control of my life and make some serious changes. I eliminated sugar, gluten and caffeine and began walking daily. By February, 2010, I'd lost 55 pounds...I was also enjoying doing Yoga, Zumba, rebounding, and lifting free ...
In August 2009, at the age of 44, I reached an all time low. Upon the heels of my marriage dissolving, I weighed 211 pounds. At my annual physical, I was put on 5 different medications. After a heart to heart with my doctor, I realized it was time for me to take back control of my life and make some serious changes. I eliminated sugar, gluten and caffeine and began walking daily. By February, 2010, I'd lost 55 pounds...I was also enjoying doing Yoga, Zumba, rebounding, and lifting free weights. I felt and looked better than ever and was even able to get off of 3 of my meds. I successfully kept the weight off until about a year ago. My knees began causing me trouble and lifting my son (who is quadriplegic) became a struggle. I was unable to keep up my fitness program and my dedication to my purist diet waned. Thankfully, with time and rest my knees got better. However, I wound up 30 pounds heavier. Needless to say, I am very excited to have found Spark People, and now feel motivated to reach (and ultimately maintain) my goal weight.
~ Goal Weight: 149 lbs
~ Yoga/Pilates 5x/wk
~ Rebound 5x/wk
~ Hula hoop 5x/wk
~ Vega drink daily
~ 1200-1500 cals/day
~ 64+oz H2O daily
~ Feed my spirit daily
* Tracking Nutrition daily
* Tracking Fitness daily
* Reading Articles
* Sharing goals & progress
w/ friends & family
* Attitude of gratitude!!
* Loving kindness toward
self & others
* Remember "Balance"
47 years young
N Carolinian for 21 yrs
Mom of 4 amazing kids-ages 14, 16, 24 & 28
Have a precious life-partner and fun "fur kids" - 2 dogs & 5 cats
Former Special Educator (now caregiver to son who has cerebral palsy & is quadriplegic) ...
Lover of trees, rivers, wind chimes, waterfalls, rain, music, mountains, harmony and the Art of Being in Balance.
Interests: Gluten-free, Vegetarian cooking, singing, piano & guitar, Reflexology, Bach Flower & essential oil remedies, Inner work, Huna, horses, hiking waterfalls, Yoga, Pilates & Zumba
Fav bks: I Am the Door, There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, Illuminata, Course in Miracles, Five Love Languages, You Can Heal Yourself
Fav mags: Yoga Journal, Living Without, Shambhala Sun
Fav movies: Hope Floats, Pay it Forward, When Harry Met Sally, Imagine Me & You, Sweet Home Alabama, Phenomenon, Moonstruck, ET, Juno
Fav tv shows: Psych, The Big Bang Theory, BunHeads, Once Upon a Time, Parenthood
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| current weight: 170.0
Hi - just popping by to thank you for the spark goodie you gave me this month and to wish you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!
1199 days ago
Comment edited on: 3/17/2013 12:43:51 AM
Welcome Shana to Spark People thanks for dropping in on my page and for the add
1243 days ago
hello and welcome to the be kind to yourself team! have a fabulous day!
1245 days ago
Just wanted to offer deep appreciation to those of you who have reached out to me as a new Spark-ler :-) It means so much to have your support,
1246 days ago
Glad to have you as a friend!
I was going to invite you to join the ACIM team, but I can't find that link on our team page anymore (the one to click to invite someone to join). If click on the photo of the book on my page, it will lead you there.
Have fun using the marvelous tools here. Start slowly. If you have any questions you cannot find the answers to by clicking ;help' at the top of most pages, just ask me.
Do be aware, my time to SP varies, but I will watch for you!
1246 days ago