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A Look Back Over The Last 6 Months - Wow, What A Change!

Monday, September 27, 2010

I thought it might be a good idea to take a look back at where I started and where I am today.

Weight - 255 lbs March 2010 - 191.8 lbs Sep 2010 - 63.2 lbs Lost In 6 Months

Height 5'5"

BMI - 42.4 March - 39.1 Sep - 3.3 Lower After 6 Months

Body Fat % - 56.1% March - 42.1% Sep - 14% Lower After 6 Months

Bust - 47" March - 43" Sep - 4" Lost in 6 Months

Waist - 45" March - 37" Sep - 8" Lost in 6 Months

Hips - 51" March - 43" Sep - 8" Lost in 6 Months

Thighs - 29" March - 25.25" Sep - 3.75" Lost in 6 Months

Arms - 15.25" March - 12.25" Sep - 3" Lost in 6 Months

Total Inches - 26.75" Lost in 6 Months

Waist to Hip
Ratio - 0.88 March - 0.86 Sep - 0.02 Lower After 6 Months

Wow! I didn't realize how many inches I'd lost until just now and I'm shocked. I knew I had lost 63.2 lbs, but 26.75" inches, now that's amazing. Okay, the weight loss is amazing too. I never take credit for anything, but that changes today because I'm proud of myself for the hard work I've done over the past 6 months. I have 45.8 lbs left to lose and it's so nice that finally the amount to lose is less than what I've lost to date. My daughter is getting married in June 2011, and I want to look great for that day. Now that I've joined Curves and continuing with my daily walking, I know I'll reach my goal by that date. I'm so glad that finally I've gotten control over the weight battle that was mine for the last 8 years. I'm becoming the me I had hidden deep inside for so long, a strong, confident and happy woman.

  
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APPEALSTOME 10/22/2011 5:32PM

    emoticon Trophy is yours. You are amazing. Bet you looked great for daughter wedding. So nice to read success story.

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VALERIENEAL 12/4/2010 10:29AM

    WOW, sounds like you are doing an awesome job!!!

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CHARLIE215 10/1/2010 1:47PM

    Congratulations!

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VLECKB 10/1/2010 10:23AM

    YAY!! Way to go! You are such an inspiration!

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LEAKAY59 10/1/2010 7:48AM

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ANSING 9/28/2010 5:24PM

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I am so proud for you! You have worked hard, and overcome many obstacles in your journey. You are a real inspiration, and I'm proud to call you friend!

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Annette

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007JERSEYGIRL 9/27/2010 8:46PM

    emoticon You are doing really great! Go you! And in such a short time!

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LIFEISSWEET2 9/27/2010 7:26PM

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NANCYDHU 9/27/2010 7:22PM

  That's so inspiring to me!!! I wish you continued success!!! :-) emoticon

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KRISTEVEN1 9/27/2010 6:11PM

    63.2 pounds in 6 months is awesome. emoticon I'm a "numbers person", so I find seeing the numbers change, in the right direction, is very motivating. What a pleasant surprise for you to see how high the inches lost was! emoticon You have come a long way in your journey and your positive attitude, and rightful pride in yourself, will help you to achieve your ultimate goal for next June. emoticon

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LEANJEAN6 9/27/2010 6:02PM

    Wow! You are doing well!!--- Keep it up---You must be so proud and such an inspiration to me!

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JILBERE07 9/27/2010 5:59PM

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First Day At Curves

Monday, September 27, 2010

I had my first workout at Curves and I'm beat. Although I've been walking 45 minutes daily for the last few months, today I used muscles that haven't been used in years. My initial start weight back in March 2010 was 255 lbs with clothes on, 253 lbs naked. So far, I've lost 64 lbs. I'm hoping going to Curves will help the weight loss and inches loss. I want to look and feel better and I think going to Curves at least 3 times per week will help me reach my goals.

  
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PUDLECRAZY 9/27/2010 6:09PM

    You have made great progress. Have fun at Curves!

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PUDLECRAZY 9/27/2010 6:09PM

    You have made great progress. Have fun at Curves!

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DASARMEHASEN 9/27/2010 6:06PM

    Curves is awesome. I used to go with my mum when I was at college. emoticon

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LEROYJL 9/27/2010 5:37PM

  I'M WISHING YOU THE BEST!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonHOPEING TO TRY IT MYSELF.

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CAROLJEAN64 9/27/2010 5:34PM

    Congrats on your great success so far. I think Curves is a great addition to your active life. Pretty soon those machines and weights will feel like a piece of cake. When it gets that easy, check out some of the great exercises on Spark to vary your routine.

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I'm Sticking To My Goal This Time

Monday, June 28, 2010

I lost 3.8 lbs this week, for a total of 35 lbs lost to date. That's the most I've lost in all my dieting attempts. So, what's different this time? I think it's my mindset. I've got the attitude that there's no question about it, this time I'm losing weight and sticking to my goal, no question about it. My obsession with food is improving and in time it will disappear completely. I can hardly wait for that day. To not think about my next meal while eating my current would be so wonderful. I'm exercising regularly now which is a big change from before when it was so rare I moved my body. I want to increase what I do by maybe adding a dvd of walk away the pounds, so that is my next goal. I'm eating really healthy meals, another change for the better. Overall, I'm making a lot of changes and they are all positive and helping me work towards my goal of getting healthy and losing weight.

  
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LEAKAY59 6/29/2010 6:38PM

    emoticon 3.8 is emoticon I know that emoticon, Cathy!

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My Belief In Myself Is Getting Better

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I read an interesting article on exercise and self-efficacy in SparkPeople. I would rate my belief in myself at around a 5 out of 10. Today for example, I really didn't feel like getting on my recumbent bike because I was feeling cold and tired. I told myself that I would warm up by exercising and then got out of my clothes and into my biking gear. Within 5 minutes of biking, I felt glad I didn't give into the urge to avoid. I listened to the Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan's audio book and before I knew it, 30 minutes had passed and I completed my exercise for the day. I'm sticking with my daily biking, only missing one day this week. I feel good when I exercise in that I get more energized, get rid of tension headaches, warm up my cold body and best of all, feel proud of myself for meeting my goal. So, right now my self-efficacy is a 5, but pretty soon, it will be higher and why? Because I believed I could do it!

  
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CHOCMOM 6/25/2010 8:35AM

  Cathy - you can do this - raise your score higher! Make bike riding into a "streak" and show it BIG on the calendar! emoticon

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LEAKAY59 6/25/2010 7:46AM

    Self belief is critical. If it helps any, Cath, I BELIEVE YOU CAN DO IT! Just keep on doing it, and results will come.

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I Can't Seem To Celebrate My Accomplishments

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

So, I lost 0.2 lbs this week. It upset me that I lost so little. Immediately and still now a day later, I can't stop obsessing about it. I don't want to do anything but stay in bed. I want to cry. I feel fat. When I look in the mirror, I see the rolls of fat on my 215.8 lb body. I want out of this negative frame of mind, yet I seem unable. My depression was bad today and I know it's the result of the weigh in. I wish I didn't obsess about things so much. It doesn't help one bit. My husband suggested I weigh myself tonight as seeing the same or lower weight might help lift this upsetting feeling. Think I'll do that and see what happens. Better idea would be to focus on the 31.8 lbs I've lost to date and celebrate my accomplishments. Gotta work on this.

  
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LEAKAY59 6/23/2010 6:32PM

    Your last two sentences say it all, Cath. Gotta work on it and I know you can do it!

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ROWINGPRINCESS 6/23/2010 12:40AM

    My scale hardly moves but my inches are down.Remember the scale is really dumb, it can't tell the whole story, it can't tell you if you are building muscle and losing fat, it could use a good pair of glasses to really focus in on what's going on.

Keep a list of all the good things that are happening to you including that great 31.8 lbs lost!

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NANALD 6/22/2010 9:42PM

    My guess is there are a lot of other things to celebrate too! I don't lose weight fast either but I know that I feel better and I know that I am getting healthier so I try not to focus on the numbers. It helps me to get up and go if I only commit to exercising for ten minutes. By the end of that time I can usually do ten more and by then I am beginning to feel better. Do hang in there. If you have lost 38 pounds you are well on your way! Congratulations for that! emoticon

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