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Thursday, September 27, 2007

I went to the Dr. yesterday and got my cholesterol checked. It has been a concern of mine for a while. It runs in my family so I know that I need to keep an eye on it. I got my numbers checked and all was good but for the good cholesterol it is a little low. I was jumping for joy at work after that call from them. I am happy that I have a beginning number so I can follow up in the future and keep an eye on it.

Making small changes help so much. I don't know what my beginning numbers where when I started to lose weight but I am suer after loosing a lot of weight like I had they had to be worse. My cholesterol number is 153. Now I can aim lower. I would recommend to everyone to get it checked and see where you are now and where you will be in the future. That way you can keep an eye on it.

  
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SWDOTB 9/27/2007 4:52PM

    Hi Christina, 153 is a very good number. I had minor surgery last Friday for an umbilical hernia and they had to do some bloodwork prior to surgery so I asked my doctor if he could check my cholesterol while they were doing bloodwork. I also thought that it would be good to get a measurement of where it's at, just like you. It was 210 on September 12th and I shudder to think what it must have been back in January before I lost this 58 pounds. I'm going to try and really watch it and see if I can bring it down by diet changes. Thought this comparison might help you feel even better and more proud of your number as well you should be. Take care of your self, when do you think you'll check it again? Six months?
SWDOTB

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realization ?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Well I have not exercised besides packing for the last two weeks. Honestly it was nice but I was afraid in the beginning that I would gain weight again. I have not keep track of my food at all. Guess what I did not gain weight or lose it. I was not loosing when I was keeping track and exercising at least four times a week. Is it my body adjusting to me being smaller? Or is it luck. Well I start to lose weight again when I began to exercise or will I not. I want to get smaller. I am very happy to be a size 14 but I do realize that my body can look better and I can be a smaller size. Loosing 65 pounds I can see that my body needs to adjust that is a lot of weight I have lost. Now I feel that my body may have adjusted. When I was heavy I could eat what ever and not gain now that I am smaller it is allowing me to do the same. It has been at least three months with out loosing. I hope that is enough time for adjustment. I am ready to exercise. I am not hurting any more. We all have things that happen like car accidents. I am better so exercising shall begin. I know to take it slow to make sure.

  
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CENTAURI 6/27/2007 5:07PM

    I didn't realise you were in a car accident. It is probably a good thing that you gave your body the rest. What I would suggest...is to start tracking your food again to see where you are with calories per day...then you need to decide how much you would like to exercise every week. It is possible that you were over exercising and under eating. I have read that we should change up our exercise routine every couple months so our bodies don't get used to it. My husband and I started playing tennis in the evenings recently. It has been alot of fun and doesn't even feel like exercise. I love it! We also take walks and will soon be adding in bike riding. Taking my exercising outdoors has been good for my spirit. I haven't been logging my food for about a month or so now. I decided that I had a pretty good idea of what I can and can not eat. And I thought maybe it would give me a nice break of having to count calories. I am still losing weight! You have come soooo far Christina and have done AMAZING!!! You have been a HUGE inspiration to me since I started here on Sparks. You Can Do This!!!! If you ever need anything...I am here for you! :-D (((hugs)))

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instructor

Friday, June 01, 2007

Today at class we had a sub and she kicked our butts. My heart rate was high for most of the class. Like 160 and up to 180 that I caught. Even when we did weights my heart rate was above 114 but mainly in the 130's. I did have fun and I stuck it out. There were a lot of people that where leaving. No one normally leaves before class is done. I hope I am not to sore tomorrow.
I did not realize it but my heart rate monitor was not counting how many calories I burned but I said 356 or around there for 42 minutes and 42 seconds. The class is an hour and a 15 minutes long.

  
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CHRISTI131313 6/26/2007 6:43AM

    Your weight loss is an inspiration to me this morning! You should be so proud of yourself. Keep it up!

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CENTAURI 6/3/2007 11:28PM

    Wtg on sticking it out! I hope you're having an awesome weekend! :-)

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stuck

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I am stuck after loosing 60+ pounds. Since being on SP I have lost 33 pounds. I cannot seem to get past where I am right now. I am not giving up but I keep working out and going. I hope I will start to lose weight again soon. I need to and want to. I like going to the gym and taking the combo class it is a lot of fun. I am the biggest one in the class and still enjoy it. So I know to keep going because one day I will be as thin as them and younger then a lot of them. They are nice and I like them. I am in the song or at least the same path as keep going you better get out before the devil knows your there or some where along those lines. It is amazing how I know that song when it is playing.

  


Feeling bad about staying

Monday, May 21, 2007

This morning I woke up and had high hopes of seeing a loss. I have not weighed myslef in almost a week. Instead I saw an increase. I am leading a challenge team right now and I am doing a good job at posting but not at loosing weight. I work out a lot. I bust my butt. So what is going on. I have not been loosing weight for 6 weeks. When I lose weight the next week it is back. I don't know how to feel or what to think. Yesterday I was able to wear a size 14. So I am in between a 16 and 14. I told myself I would be happy if I got to a size 14 and I did. So why should I go on staying on SP. Why should I look at the scale and things. It is a big let down when you think you bust you butt and see nothing. I am depressed today about it. I still worked out this morning at the Y. I will work out tomorrow as well. I just want something that is not happening right now. I want to be a loser and continue to be one. Maybe I just need some words of encouragement right now. Instead of me always giving it which I am fine with. I just feel I don't have the place any longer to do so.

  
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CENTAURI 5/29/2007 3:57PM

    Christina,

I know how you feel. Lately I have been going through the same thing. I also got very discouraged. However, it does seem to happen to alot of us on SP. So it must be totally normal. I keep thinking maybe I need to switch things up a bit. I read in one of my latest fitness magazines, to do strength training BEFORE cardio. I was doing it the other way around. So I am going to try that this week and see if it helps. Also I read to break up your cardio routine into 2 -20 or 30 minute routines versus just going for a straight 40-60 minutes. I too stopped logging my food for awhile now. I have been doing really good and it just got to the point where I thought it might help to just give myself a break from logging everyday. I spent the past 3 days out in my yard gardening. Doing weeding, racking, and sweeping. Just getting the yard all nice and clean. We have an acre here with lots of trees. It takes alot of maintance to keep it up. But it really felt good getting outside and just working in the yard. I found it to be a nice stress reliever. On pay day I am going to get some new plants and also some brick and stone pavers. I am going to create some new flower beds & a walk-way up to our patio. I am soooo proud of you for accomplishing all you have. Size 14 is amazing!!! I just got myself into an 18. You have been a huge inspiration for me girl! Don't you dare give up! I will always be here for you as you have done for me. Getting under 200 is my goal right now. And you have already done it!!! :-) Hang in there sweetie! (((Hugs)))

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NOEXCUSQUIRREL 5/25/2007 11:00PM

    Christina,
Just look at the photos in your photo gallery to see how far you've come! You are doing amazing...I know I always tell you that but I mean it everytime! Sometimes our bodies need time to catch up or something...just keep up the hard work...I am sure it will pay off soon! Hugs!

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CABS*MOM 5/23/2007 7:26PM

    Don't you dare give up. You have lost an ENORMOUS amount of weight. Your body is probably slowing down right now. I have been losing/gaining THREE pounds for the last month. It is horrible.
GIRL! YOU ARE DOWN TO A 14 RIGHT NOW. That is amazing. You can't give up, you and a few others are what keep me going here. Keep on doing what you are doing, you might be surprised next week! Let me know if you need to talk.
your friend,
Bryn

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TERESAROSE 5/21/2007 7:53PM

    Girl! You have been doing an Awesome job on your journey! Most everyone hits a standstill. You'll get over it. Just continue to do what you have learned!... I get frsutrated when the scale doesn't move too, but I know that I am living a healthier lifestyle, that's half the battle. Keep the faith!, it'll happen

Hugs

Teresa

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JIJJI1313 5/21/2007 2:32PM

    What i do... is I cut my carbs for a couple weeks.... it helps jumpstart... your diet... try it... :)

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