Thursday, July 16, 2009
Ok, the scale read 120.6 and my goal was 120 but this is the first time I have seen the number 120 on my scale since I quit smoking in February 2006 so as far as I'm concerned I did it! And I never would have made it without SparkPeople!
My primary doc was a contestant on The Biggest Loser a few years ago and he did inspire me and he kept telling me to join a website. A year or so ago I got an email about SparkPeople out of the blue. I looked at it at that time but deleted the email. I firmly believe that everything in the Universe happens for a reason and that there is no such thing as coincidence. Well, now I know that email came to me for a very real reason and the name stuck in my head cos when my doc said join a site I remembered the site with the screwy name and the rest is history!
I have always been slender and a size 4. When I went to the doctor on April 23 and I weighed in at 141 pounds that was a huge wake up call. I came home from the doctor and found SparkPeople and signed up immediately. I have never looked back - the site is so addictive I've become SparkRaving mad! LOL!
I have worked my butt off for the past 3 months but I feel so healthy. I even bought a Mio and managed to get my resting heart rate down to 53! Now my day does not feel complete unless I sign onto SparkPeople at least a half dozen times (I told you I was addicted!) I only wish the powers that be would make it possible to sign in once and STAY signed in!
I've gotten some AWESOME recipes on SparkRecipes and I'm cooking like a fiend! Even my husband, who is a meat and potatoes guy who basically eats the same three or four meals for dinner and has a slice of pizza for lunch EVERY single day (sheesh - even on our wedding day in 1987 he had to stop at the local pizzeria in Brooklyn NY to get a slice before heading to the church - in his WHITE tux jacket! LOL!) is now eating healthier thanks to these recipes.
So I am a happy camper and I have no plans to quit except I do plan on easing up on the 6 day a week cardio. It's tough to do 40 minutes of very sweaty cardio after coming home from work - especially if I have to cook dinner (thankfully my hubby is also a great cook!) I'm thankful I can cut that back to 3 or 4 days. I'll keep the strength at 3 times a week. I just can't wait til I can afford to unfreeze my gym membership.
So, the long and the short of it is that this lady is tickled pink! This is my happy day and oddly enough it's been a "thank you" kinda day all day long! So now it's time to thank Chris and all the rest of the folks at SparkPeople. My homepage says "I just wanna get back into my old clothes!" Well, I did it - all THANKS to the website with the funny name!