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will I make it????

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I am closing in and I can really start to see the finish line. The last 10lbs have really challenged me. I am only average about 1 pound loss a month and that is with me working out 5 - 6 days a week for an hour, and staying pretty darn strict with my diet. I have to really work hard at staying motivated cause it can be hard. I have to keep reminding myself how far I have come. I started out at 220+ and my weight this morning was 143.6.
I have started to really focus on strength training in the last few months and I am just beginning to see the evidence of abs under their.
So I am adding another picture and will try to do one for May and then June which is my goal date.

  
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DENISEFOR110 4/5/2011 11:09PM

    Wow you look fabulous. Even though you haven't reached your goal you should feel really proud about all you have accomplished.

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SHEROTT1 4/5/2011 5:23PM

    You look great! Keep up the hard work and it will pay off!

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KNH771 4/5/2011 3:15PM

    You look wonderful! Congrats on your success so far and hanging in there when things slowed down for you. A lot of people would have given up. I'm sure you'll get to your goal!
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FOXYBY40 4/5/2011 2:38PM

    I think you look fabulous. The last 13 pounds are killing me with the same story. 5 times a week I do cardio, 3 times a week strength training, and I've been doing well on my diet. Hang in there - at some point it has to fall off emoticon
Have you ever worked with a kettlebell? Prevention.com has a great kettlebell workout that has pulled me out of my plateau. Once you get to their website, enter the word kettlebell in their search area. You'll see a blonde in a yellow top; that's the workout I'm talking about. Best of luck!!

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Is that really a light at the end of the tunnel?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

As I am getting closer to the end of my weightless journey ( I am right now 147.8) and depending on when you ask me I am either 7.8 lbs away from my goal or 12.8 away my final goal keeps changing my high school weight was 135 so that is where the 12.8 comes from.
Anyways as I get closer I am reflecting more and more at the start of my journey at 220+ lbs I was such a different person, not just my body or my clothes size, I was sad, I was depressed, I was trying to ignore my hurt with unhealthy foods and beer. My love of clothes had been pushed back and I barely put on makeup, I can honestly say that at that point I thought I was going to be fat forever and that I need to kiss my former skinnier self goodbye. Man what a difference 3 years makes. When I made the decision to lose weight I knew that it was going to be a forever thing no fads or crazy diets for me. I began slow and just kept chugging along. There were times that I wanted to give up (especially during my year long platue at 169. I may have slowed down once and awhile but never gave up. I am thinking of making a time line in pictures of the last 3-4 years of my life so that I can see the progression good and bad. Anyways I am posting another (gulp) bathing suit pick (well two) I am really working on toning right now as I try and shed the remaining (very stubborn) pounds. "As I look at the pictures I can pick them apart for hours but I have to kick myself and say wait just a minute Jennifer look how far you have come"
I don't know if I will ever give anyone inspiration but I just want to say that 4 years ago I got winded going up a few stairs, I have now ran 3 5k's in the last year. I used to cry about exercising for 20 minutes 3 times a week; I can now handle almost any challenge Jillian throws at me.
So here’s to 2011 being the year I finally come face to face with my goal,
See you at the finish line,


And one in the original bikini that I first posted in :-)

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KNH771 1/19/2011 6:38PM

    WOW! emoticon What great progress! You'll be at your goal in no time. Congratulations!

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Well its been a year

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ok, I know that I said that I was going to be updating this Blog at least once a month but, life of course gets in the way of that. My weight loss journy is still going, I have not slid at all but I have not had the great weight-loss I would hope for. I am at 157, and so desperately want to get at least 15 more lbs off. It is starting to seem like I will forever be chasing this goal, but I will not give up. I am posting a new pic of me in my swimsuit so that I can see the progress, it is not the best pic, but it is all I got :-
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KNH771 9/30/2010 10:55AM

    Nice to see you stranger!

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CORINA-MOMOF4 9/29/2010 8:31PM

    WTG!!

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I just did the scariest thing

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thats right I have posted a pic of myself in a bikini. I have not been in a bikini for over 5 years, So I have a family event in Jan. that will require me to be in a bathing suit so I bit the bullet and ordered me a bikini since I am getting closer to my goal. My plan is to take a picture of me weekly so that I can few the changes (and I hope there are changes) If that is not motivation I don't know what it. Right now I can look at the pic and think ok, not horrible but not good, I would not go to the pool in it yet. I really want to look at my pic and say H@*& yeah I did it!!

I have been away from spark for awhile, I have continued with my wieght loss efforts, despite a 3 month platau. I have just finnally broken into the 150's range (yeah) I have upped my workouts and really started refining my diet since I am no longer breastfeeding, I can really get my diet incontrol. I am happy to say that my sweet tooth is gone, and my salt tooth (;-) is under control.

Ok So here we go Week One Bikini Challenge 2009 :-)


  
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KNH771 10/29/2009 4:29PM

    You're a brave one, aren't you?! I think taking pictures is a great way to monitor your progress. Go Girl!

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PERFECT01 10/28/2009 12:23PM

    Go girl! Great idea for your motivation! Let us help when needed - just shout out if you need a kick start or an encouraging word!
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ERCELLAJS 10/27/2009 11:19PM

    Way to go. Good idea to help motivate you. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 10/27/2009 8:42PM

    Hey give me back my body!!!! Just kidding. Looking good too. emoticon

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Getting ready for Vacation

Thursday, June 04, 2009

It has been quite a bit since I added something to my blog,
Well I have had some weight loss not quite where I wanted to be for My Vacay but It is something and I will take it. I wanted to be at 157, but I am at 163.6. I am still running on pretty much a daily basis with hubby, we had to take a 3 day break because of rain, but we are both getting antsy to get out there and run tomorrow morning, My diet has been going pretty good as well, staying pretty much on track, I am starting the 2nd state of weaning my little guy so I am nervous about that and how it will affect my weightless, I really hope my sugar tooth hits the road, anyways this week I am phasing out all of his day time nursing, so He will only nurse at night and then next month I will phase out night times. I am a little sad but excited as well, I am soooo not going to be one of those extended nursers no offense to anyone but it kinda freaks me out a little bit when I see someone nursing a toddler. but I digress.
So all in all I am happy with my progress even if it is a little slow.
Now I need to find out if they are going to let Heidi and Spencer come back to "I'm a celebrity get me out of here"

  
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KNH771 6/5/2009 1:16PM

    Nice to see you back! Enjoy your vacation. emoticon

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