Thursday, April 05, 2012
So as of March 10, 2012, I officially passed my . For more then two years I have been faithfully tracking my food and exercising. I have had ups and downs, good days and bad days, some minor injuries, and the most rewarding accomplishment I could ask for. I feel very much like my life has been handed back to me, but that now it's within my control. I make my own destiny through hard work and good decisions.
I am happy to add that my 3-year-old son is also picking up his own healthy eating habits and is very active. We have been outside all spring practicing cartwheels, headstands, hand stands, front walkovers (I'm still working on learning those myself). I'm so proud of my son for learning all of these things, and I am just so happy to have the ability to do it with him.
He chose to eat grapes and water for snack.
Playing on the trampoline together. :)
Thanks SP for being here.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
I have always tended to think that motivational posters were nice but pointless. I have always been my own motivational motor. I just make up my mind and do what I need to achieve what I want. In my weight loss journey I made it all the way total from 242 to 132. I waited to quit smoking until I was close to my destination 125. I knew that it might cause me to gain weight, and I did, I gained 10 pounds. Every small pound or fraction of a pound lost was a small victory, so now each one gained has felt like a complete failure. Back to my beginning point, I saw a motivational poster that had a huge impact on me today. It read "Success is not a destination it's a journey" Then I realized that 125 pounds is not my destination, it should not be my focus. It's my goal but if I am living healthy then the weight will come off. You don't just suddenly land flat in the middle of a healthy lifestyle and call it success, you live it.
I also had another thought while shopping at Walmart today. Throughout the holidays as New Years approached I watched "Action Alley" fill up with healthy option foods, correct portion foods, and an array of high protein, high fiber, low fat foods. I realize that Walmart is just trying to make some extra money off all of the saps who decide for the New Year they will be better, smarter, thinner...etc. I also realized that it makes healthy snack shopping easier. Then I thought why does it take a New Year for you to realize you want to be a better you. Everyday is a great day to strive to be a better you. So I am going to make my own motivational poster to reflect this.
It seems I did better when I felt like my goal was out of reach, but when I was close to my "destination" I got sloppy and lazy, i'm finished with it. Time to re-begin my journey to greatness. Here we go 2012, thanks New Year for reminding me to be a resoluter I guess.
Fun Memories of 2011
Me and Hurricanelaurie
Spark Class Partial
4th of July
Back Muscles WooHOo!
The kids with Santa
New Years Eve Gage's Birthday
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Over the past few month I haven't been hitting up the social aspect of SP. I have learned to knit and crochet, I have successfully quit smoking, learned how to make soap, and have been very busy with cake orders since September. Along with the business of my life, the stress and irritation of working in a mental home while quitting smoking, and several other stressing issues to include a cancer scare (which in the end turned out to be nothing...?Glad but my body is still alll confused) and caring for a darling two-year-old boy, I have been stress eating and slacking on my exercise and gained 8 pounds since summer. Of all of these things the weight gain is the most stressful part.
On the other side of this equation I have been working out religiously with the Power90 series for the past month and a half and am getting very defined. However I keep losing and gaining the same three pounds. I have crocheted and knitted a lot of really awesome stuff, and made some very neat cakes.
I'm hoping after the holiday season I can get my life calmed down enough to resume Spark Class or an alteration of it. I think I would rather gather everyone together to walk or exercise for 30 minutes. That way even if everyone is late or forgets to inform me they can't make it, I can start without them. I don't want to feel like I'm wasting my time, which as previously mentioned I don't have much of. Here are some of the things I have been making ...
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
I have succeeded in quitting smoking, though I did pick up a few other habits that were taking almost all of my free time. I began crocheting obsessively almost, until my hands hurt every day. Then I got cake orders back to back...8/22 until 9/17 on average 3cakes a week. I have been crazy busy and unable to participate in the social parts of SP. I hope I haven't offended anyone by my absence or my shortness or lack of returned comments.
I took the weekend off from my obsessive tracking and sort of just ate what I wanted. I have been stuck at 135 for several months, I needed a change anyway. I can either gain weight and have another goal to work off by my dissatisfaction or pick up where I left off after giving my body a complete shock and possibly begin tipping that scale once again. Wish me luck.
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