Thursday, January 15, 2009
I having been looking for quite a long time for my own little puppy and couldn't quite make up my mind what I wanted. There are so many wonderful breeds out there and today I finally made my decision and rather than wait for the weekend when travelling didn't look too good, I took the afternoon off from work and went and picked up the newest addition to our family.
Her name is Sasha and she is an 11 week old Yorkie ! So far she's been very good, not saying what my night will be like, but I know she'll be loved.
So far she has wormed her way into Shannon's heart, and even though it's "my puppy" she's spent the evening laying on the couch with him.
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Did I reach my goal I set for the month of December? Yes I did and am very proud of it.
I was at 253 lbs and wanted to get into the 240's, but also set a goal to maintain my weight for the month of December.
I had lost 3 lbs as of Dec.20th, and which would allow me a gain of those 3 lbs for extra eating over the holidays.
On Jan.3/09 I weighed in at 249 lbs, which meant I did not gain back those 3 lbs but had another 1 lb loss, and into the 240's. This means since August 16/08 I lost a total of 43.5 lbs.
I have 6.5 lbs to go to reach my 50 lb loss since joining Simply for Life.
So for the month of January my goal is to reach the 50 lb mark by the end of January.
Monday, December 01, 2008
It's a new month. I just wanted to post my goals for the month.
At present I am at 253 lbs, I want to get into the 240's, so that's just over 3 lbs to lose to accomplish this goal.
My next goal is to not gain over the Christmas holidays.
I refuse to set a goal for weight loss over the month of December due to all the celebrating with friends and family, and I don't want to sabotage my efforts to date. I just want to make it over the holidays without gaining.
I have set a goal to be 50 lbs gone by the end of January, so I don't believe I'm setting myself up for any failure.
I will be accomplishing my goals by sticking with my present lifestyle. It is working for me so why change it. I totally love being in control for once in my life.
I also wanted to share with all my friends about a lady that made a point of coming into my office today. The first thing she wanted was to hug me, then she wanted to tell me how proud she was of what I have accomplished. She also had something she wanted to give to me, she had a picture of 3 butterflies hovering over a beautiful flower, she had taken the picture one summer in her yard. It is just beautiful.
Why did she give this to me? She told me about 2 weeks ago that I reminded her of a butterfly, my new transformation. So this picture is for me to keep and to remember what I am doing.
It really is a beautiful picture and I was so proud to receive it. I will display it in my home in an area where I can enjoy it.
The funny thing is that I have been planning to have a tattoo when I reach my 50 lb goal, after looking at so many I had decided a while back that it would be a butterfly with 5 stars, each star representing 10 lbs.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
My official weigh-in is every Saturday morning, but this week I couldn't make it, so I went this morning, 2 days earlier for my weigh-in and was down another 2 lbs. That is 35.5 lbs lost.
One of my goals that I set for myself for the month of November was to get into the 250's, as of today, I weighed 259.5 lbs
The other goal is to end the month of November close to the 240's, so here I come....
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Well it's a brand new month and on BLAHC we have been asked to set our goals for the month of November. I am getting excited now about setting new goals because I'm actually reaching and surpassing my goals every month.
Being an overweight person for the majority of my life this is now an amazing journey I am going on.
I can remember being in grade 6 and we needed to have a medical for school for our grade 7 class, but the worst part of it was we had to stand up in class and tell what we weighed. I can remember standing and saying 160 lbs, how embarrassing that was for me, and now I'm thinking why would anyone want to do that to a young person. Is it any wonder why I covered my hurt with food for so many years? I can totally understand about keeping weight on to hide our feelings. Whenever we aren't picked for a team, or as a friend, or for a dance, or whatever in our school years what better way to cover our feelings than with food.
Miss J, had us go to a link today, and read a woman's sparkpage, that was just wonderful and it is encouraging.
How have I lost for 11 weeks in a row?
It's very simple (wish I'd wisened up years sooner):
1. weigh/measure and log everything that goes into your mouth. Make sure you follow a food plan that consists of healthy foods..... low fat dairy, good fats, no white breads, pasta, or rice, good proteins, (I eat lots of chicken breast and fish) and veggies (at least 4 cups per day, no canned veggies) and fruits. I eat 3 meals and 3 snacks each day !
2. Drink 8 -10 glasses of per day, I aim for 10.
3. Workout, I aim for 30 minutes each day, some days it is 3 x 10 min, some days I can do the 30 minutes at one time. Eventually I will increase my workout minutes per day. The best form for me is walking, it doesn't cost you anything, except a good pair of shoes.
4. Being accountable, I weigh-in once a week (no scale at home, this is not good) and I am accountable to all my Spark friends. They are behind me 100% and they help keep me motivated and inspired !
5. Not feeling deprived, now it is a choice I make whether I have a slice of pizza, and I chose not to and it makes me feel wonderful knowing that I am in charge of my choices.
Even though I've been on Sparks since August/07 it wasn't until August/08 that I got serious about my weight loss journey, and since August 16/08 weighing in at 292.5 lbs, I have lost 11 weeks in a row for a total of 31 lbs, now at 261.5 lbs, I am right around the corner from the 250's and aiming to be close to the 240's by the end of November.
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