JDCOOPER   9,032
SparkPoints
8,500-9,999 SparkPoints
 
 
JDCOOPER's Recent Blog Entries

Progress Pics

Saturday, March 02, 2013



I am so happy with my progress. I know it sounds cliche but today I wore my skinny jeans for the first time in years. I still have 3 months to tone up for swimsuit season. I am shopping my closet instead of spending money on new clothes. So exciting when I fit into some of my favorites that I hardly wore because I never stayed at that weight for very long.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ALEXSGIRL1 3/3/2013 9:15AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CAPECODBABE 3/2/2013 9:06PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPSPSP1 3/2/2013 2:56PM

    Congrats on all your progress!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Still Going Strong

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I can hardly believe I have kept up with tracking my food intake since Jan. 1. I have never had such a streak since joining Spark in 2009.

I have lost about 5-6 pounds, and inch and a quarter off of my hips and now I can fit into all of my clothes in my closet. I do need to lose the last 5-6 and tone up to wear some of those clothes comfortably.

As is my tendency I did overdo exercise and now have a muscle strain in my quadriceps. It is minor but I am going to baby it until I can exercise comfortably. I do not want a situation that takes months to recover from. From what I read on-line a week to 10 days of rest should take care of it. I am not stressing over it. I am keeping my calories even lower because of not exercising that much. I'd rather be sidelined in February when the weather is yuck then in the spring or summer. So onward I go. I know I will reach all my goals this year.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CAPECODBABE 2/15/2013 6:57AM

    Wow!!! You are an inspiration!!!

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
2BEHEALTHY2014 2/14/2013 1:50PM

    I love your attitude

Report Inappropriate Comment
1FEISTYMAMA 2/14/2013 1:48PM

    emoticon m emoticon Hope you heal quickly. Awesome job on the streak and planning your next steps through recovery.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LYNNJ1976 2/14/2013 1:19PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Before and After one month

Sunday, January 27, 2013

My clothes are fitting so much better. In Pic one you can see how my top is stretched across my stomach to fit. In Pic two you can actually see a fold in the shirt, much more relaxed fitting and my side bulge is gone.



  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PRAYERANDPRAISE 1/28/2013 11:32AM

    Wow that is awesome! Inspiring!

Report Inappropriate Comment
3G1RLS4ME 1/27/2013 8:20PM

    Wow your an inspiration thanks

Report Inappropriate Comment
CRAFTINWIFE 1/27/2013 8:18PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SNOWJESTER 1/27/2013 5:29PM

    Great job! Though I must say you look awesome in both! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CAPECODBABE 1/27/2013 3:13PM

    And you are smiling more in pic #2

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SASKGIRL81 1/27/2013 12:37PM

    emoticon emoticon Amazing! Must feel awesome to see such progress! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALICIA214 1/27/2013 12:07PM

 

Way to go!! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


MOTIVATIONAL COLLAGE

Friday, January 25, 2013



Spent time this morning creating my collage. I got the images from Pinterest. (Hopefully no copyright problems).

Spending time on Spark People and doing exercises like these keeps my goals in sight. Today I didn't feel like exercising. It was a little cold out and I woke up earlier than normal and was yawning a lot. But, I got motivated thinking about the new songs I put on my iPod and the fact that my dog needed to get out. I ended up running twice my normal 2.75 mile distance. Some times, once you get going, you get in your groove and it just feels good!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CAPECODBABE 1/26/2013 8:47AM

    I love it.

I should make one to keep up my motivation.

And congrats on your run.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MIATIA1 1/25/2013 6:07PM

    Great Positive action and I like your collage. I also have added to mine pictures quotes and special messages from other sparkers blogs etc. for as time goes by they are wonderful to look back on to remember just how far you have come or what you are really doing here.
Here is one of my favorite form another Sparker.."It's never too late to become the
person you might have been."
Have a good one and best wishes on your journey....... emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


How I handled Longhorns last night

Saturday, January 19, 2013

My son was accepted into Advanced Academy (an early entrance to college) yesterday so we went to Longhorns to celebrate. Initially my thought was yikes there's usually a lot of calories involved in going out to eat. So I went straight to the Tracker and put in a 7 ounce salmon, a plain baked potato, and as a treat a 20 ounce Sam Adams.

I did not have bread, I asked for broccoli with no butter for my side. I had a garden salad with vinaigrette instead of cesear salad. So I was pleasantly full but not stuffed and did not go over my calorie limits. Woohoo!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CRAFTINWIFE 1/19/2013 7:24PM

    emoticon to your son, & emoticon !

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROAD_RHYTHM 1/19/2013 2:08PM

    Way to go! Proof that if you plan and choose, you can go out without worry!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TXGRANDMA 1/19/2013 10:31AM

    Ha Ha! I thought, when I read the title, that you were referring to the TEXAS STATE ANIMAL!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

emoticon for sharing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ZENXB! 1/19/2013 8:14AM

    Nicely done! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CELESTE_B 1/19/2013 8:00AM

    Wahooo! That's awesome! I love salmon and it's my go to entree when eating out.

That bread, tho, is sinful!

Congratulations to your son! You must be very proud!

Comment edited on: 1/19/2013 8:01:23 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
TOOBUSY035 1/19/2013 7:39AM

    Nice job, and congratulations to your son!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CARLY241 1/19/2013 7:36AM

  emoticon

Comment edited on: 1/19/2013 7:37:43 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Last Page