Tuesday, January 26, 2010
January 4, 2010 I decided to truly change what I am doing with my life. It is so hard to believe that my weight loss goal has not been acheived. I have tried so many other times but this really feels like it is the time. I have succeeded in many other goals in my life. Education, marriage, children, etc but weight loss has been the hardest. I know I need to work out more and eat less but the idea and the reality are two different things.
In high school I was very athletic, working out 5 or 6 times a week and then when I went to college I had to put myself through by working full time and going to school full time. Between projects due, a relationship brewing and working it did not leave much time for anything else. Swimmers burn lots of calories and the fact that I was a swimmer and could yet anything and stay moderately thin didn't teach me portion control!! Well Sparkpeople.. here it goes. I need inspiration and motivation. I have it running through my bones and it feels good. I have almost been going for a month. I have only eaten one meal out of the house which is a big change from what we were doing. I am planning my food for the week and it is great. I can't say there are days that I would love to drive through somewhere but I just keep driving. Lets hope my success continues.
My older son Matthew ate the corn on his plate tonight without me asking. He also ate the little bit of pork and potatoes. He did not complain about the meal either. It made me happy. The children are adapting well but everytime we go to LifeTime Fitness the entire way home my youngest is asking to drive through every restaurant.. I wonder if we have created monsters!?! Well I want to get my workout in so have good night.
Monday, January 25, 2010
It has been three years since I have come onto this website, I guess I just was not ready mentally yet. I was a student at the time when I firsted joined as well as full time employee and mom/wife. Now school is officially over for me unless I plan to go back someday to get a phD. I have gone through alot the last couple of years and all the stress has not helped my weight I come back weighing 16lbs more than when I first started SP. I have officially reached my highest weight ever in my life when 2010 rolled around. I have begun to change for the better and I am looking for some inspiration here as well. My book is on the way to my house -- I just ordered it today. The biggest change that I have done for my family is to cook at home and not eat out but for special occasions. It had become a common task to order out at the Jimenez family. My children are adjusting but will thank my in the long run. It has felt great to start working about again. I am sore but as I have always said to my husband-- "It is a good sore." Well wish me luck on this lifestyle change because it is only down in weight from here on out. :)
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
I have not really done anything as far as taking care of my body the past few weeks. I have just joined in the biggest loser contest and hope this helps motivate me, not to let myself or my team down. Wish me luck!
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
I just celebrated my birthday this past week and it seems like my life has changed in the recent months. I really am trying to focus on my goals and acheiving them for myself and my family. I have not done it for a while and it seems strange. I seem to always try to help out everyone else but it hasn't always been healthy eating for me. Now I am encouraging my children to eat healthy too. Fortunately they have always been really good about eating there fruits and vegetables.
I truly hope that using SP and joining some teams for inspiration will help me lose the weight that I have wanted to do for so long.
Thank you SP.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
The weather is starting to improve here in the Chicagoland area so it is nice to get out and start walking. I have a difficult time making time working out is seems like there is always something to do. I how my children have enjoyed the walking too. Hopefully this will be the start of more family time outside enjoying the outdoors-- something I have always wanted!