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I fell off the wagon...

Monday, November 12, 2012

... and did not get up off the ground for over 2 years. Things were going so well. I actually had lost 45 pounds. I was so proud of myself and was feeling good. But then I hit the first major plateau. It was starting to lead into the holiday season, and well, you know... it's the holiday season. That was 2010.

Since then I have regained 25 of the 45 pounds, and in the process lost control of my blood sugars again. Last week I lifted myself up and hitched myself back up on that wagon. Week 1 of my return and I have shed almost 6 pounds. I started on Election Day and here I am. It's after Halloween now. We are about to enter the holiday season and I am at the point where I must do well. I need to... it's a matter of life and (a slow road to) death. I owe it to my kids, I owe it to myself.

I look to you for support and encouragement. I am willing to give of myself gladly. If I can help please shout. How's everyone doing out there? Talk to me!

In good health!

  


Numbers Don't Lie...

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I am now up to 22 plus pounds since joining Sparkpeople. I am hovering around the 40 pound mark since I started my journey 6 months ago. I have not been this thin since I met my husband 11 years ago. People have been noticing and commenting enthusiastically about my weight loss. I am looking good, feeling great and buying new clothes!

I have lost 6 inches from my chest, waist and hips. I have lost 4 inches from my arms and thighs. I have dropped 3 dress and pants sizes. All that is great but not nearly as important and as wonderful as my latest bloodwork. Everything, for the most part, is back in the NORMAL range!! Cholesterol is 170 with my ratios completely in line. My A1C hemoglobin in back to normal. Vitamin D is now normal. The only things left to work on are my triglycerides, which are still high and my iron which is still low. I am working on those and hope to get those numbers back in line with the next tests.

I took my bike riding to new levels today. I was extremely pleased with pushing it. It felt wonderful. My family was so proud of me. My goal is to get to 15 miles by the end of summer. In general, getting my exercise has been quite the challenge. It is really something I need to focus on and dedicate time to on a regular basis. I am trying to "sneak" in small increments of time, 10 minutes here, 10 minutes there. But man is it a challenge.

The other big challenge I am going through right now is this awful plateau. I think I may have broken through this week but this morning I was creeping back up again. Getting over those plateaus can be quite distressing but I am resolved. I know the pounds will come off!

Until the next time, here's to your health!



  
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CTMOM2KIDS 8/1/2010 12:47PM

    Thank you, ladies, for the encouragement!

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ATREAT4ME 7/31/2010 11:07PM

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Your blood work numbers sound fantastic! I am really looking forward to the day when my cholesterol and blood pressure are in the normal range. That is a huge accomplishment an one I hope you're getting to celebrate with some thing you enjoy, say a bike ride? LOL! Keep up the good work.

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Success is a journey, not a destination...

Sunday, June 06, 2010

And a journey it has been... it's been 2 months and a 1 week since I started my Sparkpeople journey, about 4 months in all. I am down 33 pounds. That's almost 7 packages of Dominos 5-lb sugar! My clothes are falling off me. My old clothes that have not fit for years are fitting now. I have lost 4 to 5 inches on my chest, waist and hips. I am going bike riding with my family on a regular basis on weekends. I feel better in every possible way... I have more energy, I feel stronger physically, emotionally, and psychologically.

My next challenge is to get through the plateau. The last 2 weeks I have stalled in my weight loss. I know I have to "mix it up" to avoid a sustained plateau. I cannot lose my focus. My eyes are still on the prize and I need to keep it this way. My biggest hurdle so far has been getting in the exercise. This is a huge issue for me given my work schedule. I work 75 miles away from home 3 to 4 days a week. I try as often as possible to get my walks in at work but strength training has been a real challenge. Exercise is my next big area of focus.

My motivation continues to be my husband who has dropped 68 pounds so far. Additionally people are really starting to notice my weight loss. The comments I get pump me up incredibly. It is an amazing feeling to know that I am in control and will remain in control. I have broken some seriously bad habits. It is now about sustaining this lifestyle change.

And now the journey continues...

  
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TO_BE_FIT 6/6/2010 9:33AM

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I have now learned to crawl...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

It took years to put on all this weight. I guess it will take quite a while to take it off. It has taken years of poor eating habits to get to this point, so why should taking off the weight not take a while? But I have seen the light. I have been born again. I am in my infancy and I am now crawling. I am on my way to learning to walk and run.

I started my journey in February 2010 and I have now lost 20 pounds. My motivation comes from my husband, who is my rock. It also comes from a health scare. There's no sense looking back on what I "shoulda, woulda, coulda" done. The reality is I didn't and here I am. It has taken a health scare to kick me in the derriere. But it is never too late. I am 46 years old, I am vital and I am worthy of a better body, and more important, better health. I know there's a fit chick dying to come out. I am going to do my very best to give this fit chick a chance to come out.

On the road to good health,
AM

  


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