Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Hello my fellow Sparkers!
Slowly, but surly, I have started losing again. Thank goodness!!! Surprisingly, I reduced the amount of weight I was lifting and increased reps and it seemed to help. I have noticed I now have to go much faster and longer on the elliptical trainer to get my heart rate up, which I know means Iím getting stronger, but also means I have to work harder (ugh!).
Time to switch it up a bit on cardio I guess, but the treadmill and stationary bike seem boring, just donít want to burn myself out on the same routine. I have a lot of joint issues so the elliptical trainer helps with joint stress in knees and ankles, but even it causes some hip issues for me. Not sure I can handle a Zumba class or anything like that JUST YET, maybe. Any ideas? OH, please donít suggest anything that involves being outside, at least until October anyway! Way too hot in Texas right now :-) Yeah, I guess I didnít make that easy for ya! Haha
All and all Iím doing great, just trying to stay motivated, and Spark is a great place for that. Iím thankful for my friends that encourage me, and that helps to hold myself accountable and keep it up. I have a long road ahead, but every day is a step closer.
Hope you are all staying motivated, and I would love to offer you any support I can to help you stay on track too! Let me know how you're doing
Best wishes to ALL
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I'm still here! I have to say it's been hard to motivate myself to sign into Spark on a regular basis. Seems I have to sign into a million things a day with work, email, online banking, and of course Facebook, etc. etc., I just need to make it a habit, because I know it is a very helpful tool.
Speaking of habits ... I have been a regular at the local gym for about a month now. The first 2 weeks I REALLY had to push myself to get there and do what I could, but it's much more enjoyable now. Iíve lost 15 pounds in the last 5 weeks, but the weight loss seems to have stopped this last week, and I'm working out more than before, and my calorie intake is lower than what it takes to maintain current weight, so not sure how that is possible. Itís a little discouraging, but I will hopefully break through it soon.
Hope you all are doing well and staying cool!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
So, I have been away a long time, but decided to come back and give it another try. It's 3am and I'm up thinking how I just canít keep putting this off, and I have to get my mind right. No more tomorrows, I have to do this today! I want to do this today!
I hope to connect with those of you who understand what it is like to lose a great deal of weight only to gain it back. It's good to know it can be done, but just how to keep on that path is what I have to learn ... I hope being here with others will keep me on that path, and look forward to being inspired by everyone success and lesson they have learned through their own journey.
Okay, let's get this party started!
Friday, January 18, 2008
My goal today was to make my first blog entry, so here it goes :-)
Today makes one week that I've been on SparksPeople.com, and I've really enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people.
Since last Friday I have lost 5 pounds, and it's been HARD. But, I don't think I would have even stuck to it, if it wasn't for all of you. Seeing your progress and hearing your stories makes it much easier for me to stay on track. When you know your not alone, things just get easier.
I do still need to add cardio to my plan, and that is my goal over the next few day.
If there are any of you that have just joined and have a lot of weight to lose, just remember that it wont always be this hard and there are a lot of people here ready to support you and understand your struggles
Thanks for all the support and words of kindness.
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