Friday, January 27, 2012
For my BLC-18 team we have to write a blog on our transformation.
I used to feel like I had the weight of the world on my shoulders, when I was at my heaviest. Being on Sparkpeople, I learned that no matter how old you are, you can make a difference.
I'm 4'8" and at my heaviest 113 lbs. My gyn told me I had to lose to at least 102. I knew this was possible because I did it before.
On May 30, 2009, I was 94 lbs. I was at my skinniest ever, felt good and trim. My thighs were at their skinniest ever as was my rear. I was making good progress on my arms, too.
I'd put in an hour on the treadmill listening to my music as I walked, I'd put in time for strength training. I only wish I could find my notebook with all my info from back then.
Then, I had to visit up north for almost a month...no treadmill...no bike.. lost motivation. I did have weights and a thighmaster (still have it :-} ) I even took some video tapes. I didn't have the time I had at home.
I had gone up north to help my mom pack up and move down with me. We had to go through everything, pack up what she wanted, figure out and tag what she wanted to sell...mainly all her furniture.
Imagine having to give up your house and almost all your belongings to move to someone else's house. But, I digress.
I lost most of my motivation and when I came back home, I didn't have the time and didn't put much into what time I had. I ended up going right 'back' to the person with the weight on her shoulders.
I gained back the weight and inches and lost the pride I had in myself for what I had achieved.
I never got back to being that person...yet...but I have hopes and trying to get that determination back. I just don't put the time in that is needed, but I know I want to get back to 'there' with the skinny thighs and butt.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
It would be interesting to know what your slang was like where you live. Much different from the USA slang?
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
This week's theme on my BLC-18 is 'The 80s'!!
Here's some sites for the lingo.
Here's a little quiz of tv shows, fill in the blank. (you have a box at the top of the quiz where you type the answers and if it is correct, it'll automatically go into that question, you can skip by just typing answers to the next one. I didn't get to all of them before time ran out, but I skipped ahead to the ones I knew.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Who Shot JR? is talked about heavily from the TV show Dallas. On November 21, the conclusion draws more viewers than any other show in TV history up to that point.
Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR, The US boycotts
Post-It Notes are introduced by 3-M
The first all news service started by Turner Cable Network begins
John Lennon is assassinated by Mark David Chapman
Brook Shields whispers, quote “You know what comes between me and my Calvin’s? Nothing." the ad was banned.
Ronald Reagan is elected, defeating Jimmy Carter, and takes credit for freeing the Iranian hostages in his inaugural speech.
Poland has massive strikes, eventually the unions become legal, censorship is lessened.
About 125,000 Cubans leave Cuba for America, most are criminals hand picked by Castro's men, only a few are relatives of those in America.
RU-486, the abortion pill is released in France.
The US Supreme Court allows patents on living organisms.
Mt. Saint Helens erupts, killing 60 people.
CNN is launched as the first all news network
ABSCAM, FBI agents pose as rich Arabs and bribed politicians with cash for favors.
Richard Pryor gets badly burned trying to freebase cocaine.
Small pox is considered eradicated by the World Health Orginization.
Sadam Hussein launches war against Iran for close to a decade over oil rights.
Japan passes the US as the largest automaker
Bill Gates licenses MS-DOS to IBM, makes next to nothing on the deal. The pair buys the rights to a simple operating system manufactured by Seattle Computer Products and use it as a template. The money is made later from licensing it to third party clone makers.
SEPTEMBER 22, 1980 - Procter and Gamble Co. announces a recall of its Rely brand tampons when federal studies conclude their use increases chances of toxic shock syndrome.
Genetic Engineering of insulin began clinical trials.
US suspends grain sales to the Soviet Union in respond to their support of the war in Afghanistan.
President Carter attempted a helicopter rescue of the hostages in Iran, failing miserably.
US hockey team beat Russia for the gold in the Winter Olympics.
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" sells 20 million albums to become the largest selling record ever.
Ozzy bites the head off a live bat thrown at him at a January 20 performance.
Argentina invades the Falklands (UK); Argentina has to withdraw its troops after two months.
Italy wins the Soccer World Cup in Spain
Helmut Kohl becomes chancellor in Germany (and STILL is chancellor)
Leonid Breznjev dies, Yuri Andropov takes over
The Reverend Sun Myung Moon marries 4,150 of his "Moonie" followers at Madison Square Garden.
Tylenol Scare, October 5th
Nancy Reagan appears at a Washington benefit dressed as a bag lady to protest criticism of her expensive outfits.
Princess Grace of Monaco dies when her car hurtles over a cliff.
John Belushi dies March 5 of cocaine and heroin.
Prince William is born to Charles and Di.
Mexico's economy collapses.
Liposuction is introduced.
Telephone company breaks up into 22 distinct regional phone companies.
The Equal Rights Amendment dies, three states short of ratification.
The Vietnam Memorial is erected in Washington D.C.
The first artificial heart transplant takes place, the recipient lives 112 days.
Delorean Motor Company goes bankrupt
Larry Walters on July 2nd ties 42 weather balloons to a lawn chair and flies as high as 16 thousand feet before shooting the balloons with a pellet gun and landing about 90 minutes later. The FAA fined him $1,500.
SEE THE REST OF THE EVENTS FOR THE 80S
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I have been trying to get down to my goal weight for the last 3 rounds. I want to get back into size 9 jeans and be able to tuck my blouse.
I know when I was at my skinniest I was putting a lot more cardio into my routine. I was more toned than I had every been. Knowing that at my age it is possible to attain a toned body. Don't let people say that when you get older, your metabolism won't let you lose.
I don't know if I'll ever be as toned, but I will strive to get to my goal weight.
I did a good routine yesterday and today.
So, I'm going to strive to strive.
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