Monday, November 12, 2012
Couldnt have done it without my sparkling Sparkers!!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Well I just had my second child one week ago via C section- so I am back on Spark, just no working out of course. I am already starting to eat healthy. I gained a whopping 54lbs with my pregnancy and know I still have 34lbs to go and I am pretty depressed about it! Plus I still wanted to lose 10 more pounds before I got pregnant so I have my work cut out for me! I am praying that breast feeding will get tons more pounds off too! I have NO clothes that fit me! Wish me luck- I am happy to be back!! I missed all my sparkers!!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I haven't blogged in forever! After being the MOD of the day again and receieving so much love and support I remember why I love my SPARKERS SOOOO MUCH and what a great community this is!! I have gotten alot of questions etc. First, I want to address my pregnancy. I am currently a little over four months pregnant. I have had questions about how I am feeling about gaining weight while pregnant after losing so much. Honestly, its VERY hard. I am up about 6lbs. My goal is 25lbs. The issue has been being TOO TIRED to workout (which is going away at this point) and being STARVING! I just want to eat everything, so I am shocked I havent gained more honestly. I am terrified of gaining WAY more than my 25lb goal while I start getting bigger. SO yes, it is scary to me. MY sparkers have reminded me that I do know how to LOSE weight so after baby is born I can take it right off- I just hope I have the same motivation and drive that I did the last 3 years! I will keep everyone updated! I think NEVER wanting to see 200 again on the scale will be motivation enough! I will keep you posted!!!
Second, I have been getting the general questions about my program and how I lost all the weight. I have previous blogs about it but the general program I did was simple:
1200 calories a day (and logging all food- THIS IS A MUST)
cardio 5 days a week (up to an hour-90 min a day, depending on if I was on a plateau) Examples are elliptical machine, jogging, walking, Leslie Sansone, Wii Active, etc
Taking my weight goal at 10lbs at time (rewarding myself every 10lbs and taking a pic)
and finding support with best friends through SPARK!
I cheat alot on the weekends and that is why my weight loss went slow, but it kept me going. If you have any other questions just ask!! And just for Cynthia- here is a latest pregnancy pic :)
Sorry my face looks weird- its early haha
Sunday, June 12, 2011
AHHH!!! I have accomplished MORE than I could every imagine with Sparkpeople over the last 2.5 years. When I started, my ultimate reason for losing the weight was to be able to run around with my daughter more and secondly, get pregnant with baby #2 and have a 'normal' pregnancy. I wanted to be healthy and actually 'LOOK" pregnant, and not be high risk....my ULTIMATE goal was to be 199lbs when I became pregnant...well it took a lot longer than I thought but at 149 pounds, I found out a few days ago..I AM PREGNANT :) :) :) I am OVER the moon! I am SOO excited to be 'showing' and going into the doctor and not being scared of weighing or getting a lecture :) I did get upset a little yesterday when I started thinking about the scale going UP, UP , UP over the next 9 months...but my goal is to not gain more than 25lbs and to continue logging my food (just upping the calories) and working out (just not as intensely). AHHH!!! I am SOOO excited!!! I will breath easier after 12 weeks...I have just been telling all my girlfriends, I wont be telling my family for awhile I will still be here SPARKING everyday! Sparkpeople has me checking off EVERY dream and goal month by month and year by year.. It has taken me almost four years off and on of trying to get pregnant and I am so healthy now, I think it definitely helped :) .SOMEBODY PINCH ME PLEASE :) :) XOXOXO to my sparkling sparkers :)
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Hey Sparkers!! Well, I havent blogged in awhile! Life has been INSANE!! We moved suddenly and my husband is in a six month interview/process for his dream job in a different state, so we might be moving again AHH...so I haven't been putting MY ALL into Spark or weight loss in the last 3 months. I have been maintaining though. I still workout out and Monday thru Thursday I log my food (on paper or on Spark) and do awesome.....THEN Friday morning comes..I do my weekly weigh in..and it usually says 150.0 (to the ounce). If I am lucky it will say 149.something. So then I eat an okay lunch...then we ALWAYS go out to dinner on Friday (and I am so tired from being strict all week, I usually eat something bad)...then I will get dessert later on in the night since I already did bad at dinner...then I will stay up late and usually eat popcorn or something else more horrible. Then I get up Saturday and eat out and eat crappy ALL DAY, and then I feel guilty Sunday and end up eating half good/half bad...I weigh in Monday morning and I am usually 155!!! AHHHHHHHH...so repeat the week again...by Friday I will be 150..and it starts alll over. So I gain and lose the same 5 lbs EVERY week for MONTHS!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME???????????? I am sooo close to my goal..I just want to be 140 and I will be happy. I have been doing this sooo long , I am just burnt out...but at the same time, I am still not happy at this weight AT ALL. I get all these emails everyday with people that need to lose over 100lbs and ask me what to do...and I need to TAKE my own advice (I tell them to start they need to dedicate 30 days with NOT one cheat)...Do I really not want to get to 140??? Its also hard when EVERYWHERE I go, everyone tells me how amazing I look!! I know that sounds like a fabulous thing, but then it gets me too comfortable in my weight. At the end of the day I have LOTS of fat and flab that still needs to go. I am still technically 5lbs overweight. SO I am taking volunteers to come up to Michigan and beat some sense into me...I HAVE COME SO FREAKIN FAR, why AM I SABOTAGING MYSELF-TEN POUNDS is NOTHING compared to what I have lost!!! GRRRR...that it! Their was no point! Just had to get my feelings out in hopes I wont blow it AGAIN this weekend!!
My new favorite pic of my daughter and I :) HOpe the next one is 10 lbs lighter!!
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