Saturday, September 21, 2013
it's been lovely to pop in this evening and catch up with a few folks. i'm so proud of everyone for continuing their journeys and for being committed to getting healthy and happy.
as some of you know, i took a deliberate back step from spark after finding i was spending 30 hours in a week checking blogs and chatting. let's face it, if i'm chatting, i'm not exercising, am i?
i'm happy to report that things are going really well for me at the moment and it seems that my mindset is far more positive that i ever thought i could maintain. to be honest, i can attribute a lot of it to the 'fake it til you make it' school of thought but i don't care, it helped and i'm there. it's all part of the journey, baby.
so what's changed for me? thanks for asking!
since joining spark, i've lost 112 pounds. i've moved from wearing uk size 28 clothes to a size 14. i've got energy and i've even been out on a bike. in public. big news - i've also discovered i've got a neck.
sadly, things didn't work out with the big rugby brute last year but that was because he worked too hard and wasn't really ready for a foxy lady like me rather than things going horribly wrong. happily, i have a new man in my life that is the best thing since sliced bread. he's a little bit awesome and thinks i'm amazingly awesome. he has 3 kids and they also consider me to be strongly in the awesome category, which is helpful as i place them there too.
i got a massive promotion at work, with massive amounts of 'more work' and lots less of 'nice time' but that's all good. with the promotion comes a nice little financial perk that has allowed me to buy a few pairs of jimmy choos and the cutest chanel heels ever known to man. i've always been a shoe freak but now my feet are thinner and my knee doesn't hurt so much, the expensive shoes are far more my thing. i think i've created a monster.
so that's my story so far. feeling a bit awesome and trying to be happy every day, and succeeding. how about you?
how it was...
how it got to be...
how it is now...
Monday, October 15, 2012
All is going well with the weightloss! I now weigh less than i did when I got married which was the lowest I had been during my adult life. I also weigh less than my pops which was a silent goal of mine.
With the weightloss, comes more good news - my knee is improving. I am not ready to run or jump yet but I'm happy to report that I can now walk without crying and I can get downstairs on my feet rather than my bum.
Don't even get me going about my new man...all 6ft 2 of rugby playing hunk who loves short girls with cheeky smiles - seems my luck is in *wink*
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I haven't posted for a while but for very good reason. I'm sure it comes as no surprise that I have an addictive personality and so in trying to motivate myself to lose weight, I swapped my constant fridge-checking for a constant sparkblog checking.
Upon finding out that I had spent over 30 hours on spark people in one week, I decided to go it alone for a while. I hope you all understand.
I'm back now and determined as ever to lose weight. Since I was here last, I've lost 14lbs/7 kilos and kept it off. I do declare I'll never get used to the weight tracker on here and my absence so far has only served to fuzz my brain even more!
The status of my knee is something that has caused me a lot of upset since I was here last. After many scans, X-rays and poking about, it has been decided that the tear and sprain are not what's causing the pain. The pain comes from the complete breakdown of my knee due to my weight. Suck on that, girly. The hospital can't help me, they've advised dramatic weight loss and a replacement kneecap once the old one has completely crumbled.
Hearing that my body cannot support my weight has been a massive wake up call. It is not news to me by any means but it has just driven the nail through to the other side, if you know what I mean.
One big positive is that I've had a friend over to stay from Canada and he spent the entire week trying to make me his new girl. He's a lovely guy (though not the guy for me) and despite my constant brush offs, we had a lovely week together and the boost to my self-confidence didn't go amiss!
I'll be having a look around and hopefully reconnecting with people but won't be venturing into the fora or joining any challenges. I've just got to do what's right for me.
Right then, who's missed me? Lies are acceptable
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
I've had a few setbacks in the last month. I'm dusting myself off and coming back.
This is me doing just that.
Ready to soar again.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
I think the universe is conspiring not against me, but towards me.
Did you ever have one of those days?
I woke up early, full of energy and ready for the day. It's the first day of the holidays, why wasn't I dragging my ass out of bed several hours later? Oh well, up and at them.
The guy who comes to do some odd jobs for me was over so whilst I was waiting for him to finish, I cleaned the house, did the washing and sorted the recycling. What is wrong with me?
Whilst tidying, I found the batteries for my wii remotes so turned it on and did 10 minutes of wii fit to test them out. My knee felt out of breath so I sat for a few minutes, staring out at the sun glaring through snow. I started to fidget. Before I knew it, i was 30 minutes into a workout and having a go at the new Zumba game I got for Christmas. Stranger and strangerer.
Time for lunch, I made a sandwich and munched on a banana as I checked my emails. What's this? I hadnt won the car in the Christmas draw. Shame. Wait, what was that? I've won a year's gold membership to a posh gym? Are you kidding me? I bounce around in a hysterical fashion until a) my knee collapses under me and b) I get the cold sweats at the thought of being in a gym in front of other people. This has got to be a message, surely. Someone's trying to tell me something.
After a bit of shopping, I relaxed for a bit of tv time but I couldn't settle so I opened a door I haven't opened in a while. I opened the door under the stairs. Now, this door leads to a cupboard that I don't use. Until recently, I thought it was near empty until I discovered thatmy housemate was only an excellent cleaner and tidier because she throws everything in there. Seriously, it's like a scene for hoarders:buried alive in there. So it's almost 1am and I'm still going strong. The cupboard is half empty and everything is being redistributed, whether it's to the bin or recycling, into another room or straight onto eBay, whatever it is, it's getting sorted now.
Seems I am too. *grin*
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