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My 2014 plan

Thursday, December 26, 2013

I am at my one-year anniversary with SparkPeople. I lost 50 pounds, but gained about 5 back while not paying attention, and giving into temptation over the holidays. Isn't it about paying attention? But I am so happy about the 45 pounds I have lost and how much better I look and feel. I am NOT going back to where I was.
My goal is to lose 5 pounds a month.
So here is my mini-goal calendar:
Current weight: 184
By January 31: 179
By February 28: 174
By March 31: 169
By April 30: 164
By May 31: 159
By June 30: 155 - Goal weight
Maintain my weight after that point

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MRSTN123 1/26/2014 9:50PM

    Wow! You are so organized. I need to do this detail work as well. emoticon

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CHINAGAL 1/1/2014 11:46AM

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Sounds like a great plan. 2014 will be the year!
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MAWMAW101 12/26/2013 10:14AM

    Wonderful goal plan!
I am excited to continue this journey on Spark--it has been a very good year for me. Looking back I have only missed 12 days this year of checking in and using the site and I am much healthier and happier than a year ago..It has not always been easy but it has been worthwhile.
Now to make a new plan as we go to year two. All the very best to you.
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JOHNMARTINMILES 12/26/2013 9:43AM

    A workable plan. Happy New Year!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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Weekly weigh-ins - part 2

Monday, August 12, 2013

So, for the first 7 months of this year I have gone from 228-182. I have gone from wearing size 22 to wearing size 16. Now onward to the last stretch.

August 3 - 181
10 - 181
17 - 181
24 - 182.
I have been on the same 5-pound weight range (178-183) for the summer and all this month. The longest plateau I have ever experienced. Need to adjust my plan. Gotta bust this thing!
31 - 182. Let me revamp my mini-goals.

September 7 - 182
14 -181
21 -182
28 - 181
Mini-goal: 175
October 5 - 180
12 - 179
19 - 178
26 - 178
Mini-goal: 169
November 2 - 179
9 - 178
16 - 180
23 - 179
30 -
Mini-goal: maintain at 178
I have decided that my goal for the rest of the year will be to maintain my 50 pound weight loss. I will celebrate any weight I happen to lose.
In January, I will set new goals and finish getting my weight off.

  
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BOPPY_ 10/27/2013 10:46PM

    You're doing well, over all, so CONGRATULATIONS!!

You're at a plateau. May I suggest that you walk (if you can) and think about how to improve your program and results.

The walking (and contemplation) will help in many ways.

You're succeeding, and of course, we expect that from you.

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MAWMAW101 8/12/2013 5:26PM

    Wonderful! You are doing such a great job! No doubt you will finish. Your fellow teachers and family must be so proud of you.
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PEG2584 8/12/2013 4:37PM

    Great goals! You've done great the first half of the year, I'm sure you'll do great the 2nd half too!
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OVERACTIVEELBOW 8/12/2013 1:47PM

    Great goals.
I have faith in YOU.... you will succeed.

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The changes 46 pounds make

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

I have more energy and mobility. I can kneel and get up easier. I can do exercises and activities I would have found difficult or impossible to do before.
My knees and feet don't hurt.
I can keep up with my grandchildren and play with them more.
And I love the fact that I can bypass the Women's section and shop in the Misses department. It is easier to find clothes.
I am wearing shorts and a bathing suit again.
My blood pressure is back to normal.

I still have about 30 more pounds to go, but I am so happy with the progress so far. I don't ever want to go back to where I was.

  
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CHINAGAL 8/20/2013 9:20AM

    Wow, you have done amazingly well!
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MAWMAW101 8/7/2013 9:51PM

    You are a true inspiration. Good luck in the coming school year.
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CGH-ARTYPANTS 8/6/2013 8:17PM

    Vic, absolutely! I do thank God for all my blessings. I want to glorify Him more than anything else by taking care of this body He gave me.

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PERSIANINTRIGUE 8/6/2013 5:07PM

    This is such a motivating post! Excellent, excellent, excellent job! emoticon

It's nice to hear all the benefits of weight loss, especially such a significant amount. Go you! I'm glad that you're continuing on your weight-loss journey!

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MJRVIC2000 8/6/2013 5:03PM

    Don't forget to thank God for the healthier life. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Letter to Self

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

I have been hard on myself for so long. I have been my own worst enemy. I have lived with chains of self-doubt, poor self image, and bad habits. I hid it so well. On the outside I appeared to be so "together," talented, and strong. Yes, I let my weight get out of hand, but I had everything else together...so it seemed.
Thank you, God, for making me look at the hard truth. Thank you for making me face the demons of my past and giving me a health scare that made me evaluate where I am. Please help me as I dedicate myself to living a fuller life. I know I am 60 and have more life behind me than before me, but I will make the best of the life I have remaining.
I am so excited about how far I have come since January. Losing 45 pounds has given me more energy and stamina. I still have about 30 more pounds to go, but I know I can do it!! I am enjoying compliments on how I look. I am inspiring others to look at their health and determining to make changes. My husband and children are very proud of me. My blood pressure is back to normal.
I have lots of talents to share. I am stronger - mentally, spiritually, and physically. As I put away the self-doubt and put myself to the task of simplifying and de-cluttering my life, I know that I will be able to accomplish a lot in my last years. I am very excited at the prospect!
Thank you, God. I praise You with my life!!!

  
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CHINAGAL 7/5/2013 6:01PM

    Well said! You've done extremely well and I know that you will reach all your goals!
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TEACH4110 7/3/2013 10:36PM

    SO much to be thankful for!

Joyce Meyer says....I'm not where I want to be but...thank God I'm not where I used to be!

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CMRAND54 7/3/2013 6:54PM

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 7/3/2013 6:31PM

    Great "Letter to Self" !! Thank YOU for sharing !!

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  Nice blog... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MYUTMOST4HIM 7/3/2013 4:53PM

    emoticon You put it into words wonerfully

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Sadness and Motivation

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

I am sad to report that my two year old grandson drowned in the family pool on Saturday, June 1. The family is devastated, to say the least. The funeral is Wednesday. He leaves four older brothers and a sister behind. We are all people of deep faith and know that God will bring us through this tragedy. The community support we are getting is tremendous. This will not derail my determination to become a healthier person, but I will not be as focused this week, as you can probably understand. I am being conscious of what I am eating, but I am not tracking or doing my daily coach sessions. I will get back to it after all this is over. Prayers are coveted.

  
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CHINAGAL 7/3/2013 10:15AM

    I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your grandson. I will pray for you and your family.
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EMI794 6/8/2013 4:38PM

  I am so sorry to hear of this. I wil be praying.
Your faith inspires me - what strength you are all displaying.

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PEG2584 6/5/2013 11:49PM

    I am so very sorry for your lose.
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SDTOHIO 6/4/2013 9:54PM

    I'm so very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DELIA38961 6/4/2013 2:06PM

    im so sorry for you and your family ...you definetely have my prayers emoticon

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SAINTBERNARD6 6/4/2013 1:55PM

    Oh my.I can't even conceive the grief you are going through.......asking God to wrap His comforting arms around all your family as He leads you through this tough time. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family....Elsie

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MAWMAW101 6/4/2013 1:39PM

    I am so very sorry. My heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.
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CMRAND54 6/4/2013 1:32PM

    I am so sorry. I will pray for you and your family.

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