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I completed my first 5K

Monday, November 15, 2010

All last week I felt frustrated, sad, and hopeless. I wanted to delete my spark page and start all over. I didn't want to admit that my weight had crept up to 161 (weigh-in as of Friday). All my weight loss efforts down the drain. But I confronted my setback and changed my tracker all the way to 161. Well, today I weighed-in and I'm 158.2. Ugh. I don't know what is it about the numbers but it gets to me. Anyways, I'm going to use the scale as a tool to track my progress and not to control the way I feel.

So, yesterday I had the best experience ever. I completed my first 5K at the Stockton Half Marathon. The night before my 5K I was anxious. I did not know what to expect. I felt like I was not going to be able to make it since I did not trained enough for it. But once I arrived at the event, I felt some sort of inspiration by seeing over +1,000 people there. People of all sizes. The half marathon runners began 15 minutes before the 5K runners. Then we took off.

Once I started, I kept telling myself that I would keep going no matter what. I felt inspired and motivated, so I kept going non stop until the second mile. In the second mile I walked/ran. By third mile I pushed myself to finish line and when I crossed, I finished in 34 minutes!!! I was surprised. I thought I would finish at 40-45 minutes. That feeling made me believe in myself. And here I am, back on track. It's amazing how one's mind is so powerful. It's all in the mind.

Here are some pictures. I wished I would have taken a friend to capture my running.







  
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ANNISSAT 11/15/2010 1:07PM

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I need to step it up!

Friday, October 15, 2010

I've been extremely busy for the past weeks with school and my new part-time job . I got a job at a bakery shop where we sell smoothies, turnovers, pies, coffee almonds, chocolate pretzels, you name it (yeah best place to work at when trying to lose weight LOL, but that's the only place I got hired so I took it). I've tried so hard to resist all the "delicious sweets"we sell but it's been really hard. To make things worse, I get everything for free. OMG here is where determination and self-discipline needs to come in.

I've been losing weight very slowly and it's time to step it up! Seriously! I wrote a blog to myself a while ago that no matter how busy I'd be I would still make time to workout and plan. My workouts have not been very consistent. Plus, I'm not pushing myself hard enough. Since July, I've lost a total of 10 pounds. Yes, it's better than gaining, but I'm frustrated. I feel fugly. Anyways, enough negativity. I need to revive my motivation. I'm going to buy new gym clothes (even though I have not made it to my 15 pounds loss) and stay consistent with my workouts. I'm going to push myself! I need to blog as well. Really, blogging does help.

Ok Spark friends I will check in later.

  
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TAYLORCRAFTBC65 10/15/2010 11:24PM

    YOU HAVE DONE THE HARD PART, KNOWING WHERE YOU HAVE SLACKED OFF A LITTLE. now all you need to do, is to make the adjustments that you have mentioned. YOU CAN DO IT.

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Seeing progress

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

It's been a while since I've blogged, but so far all my weight loss efforts are going great!

Currently I'm at 157.8! I'm down 2.2 pounds since I recommitted to Sparks and down 7.4 since starting Weight Watchers. I'm very excited to see the numbers starting to go down. And although it's not a huge amount of weight, I'm starting to see some progress. I bought two pairs of jeans 3 weeks ago that were somewhat tight, but now when I wear them I can see a difference- they fit! I'm seeing my arms and legs gain strength. I also feel GREAT! LOL.

I want this weight to come off soon! But I want to lose it in a healthy way.

I'm exercising.

I'm feeding my body good nutrients.

I'm getting 8 hours of sleep.

I'm pushing myself harder each day.

I'm keeping myself motivated by reading blogs and spark pages.

I've been training for a 5k in November (currently on week 3).

I'm loving my body.

I'm being PATIENT. emoticon

  
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TROPICALSTARS 10/2/2010 12:51AM

    Awesome job on the weightloss! How long did it take you to lose the 7lbs? Keep up the good work!

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OREGON_MOMMA 9/8/2010 3:12AM

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WALIDGAZALA 9/8/2010 1:41AM

    You deserve a reward
Congratulations

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Monthly body measurements

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday is not my weigh-in day, but this morning I stepped on the scale and saw... 158!! I finally broke the plateau! For over a month or so I'd see 161-159, so when I saw that I'm down 1 pound I got excited! Besides focusing my weight loss only on the scale, I've also decided to take body measurements to keep track each month. Here are my results:

Month of July

Bust - 40"
Waist - 38"
Arms - 12"
Hips- 44"
Around my legs - 24

Month of August

Bust - 39" (1 inch loss)
Waist - 37" (1 inch loss)
Arms - 12" same
Hips- 44" same
Around my legs - 24 same

Not bad for having a crappy eating month.

  
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MSWEEZER 8/29/2010 7:41AM

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JEN040219 8/27/2010 6:18PM

    Hooray and CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Great work! (I sometimes need a crappy eating day to knock me off a plateau--challenge is not making it a crappy eating lifetime :-) GREAT WORK!!

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It's that time of the year- back to school

Monday, August 23, 2010

It's that time of the year- back to school! I'm nervous, really nervous. I'm not nervous about the academics, but how the stress of school will affect me. Last school year I gained ten pounds because I did not prioritize what was important- my health. I was always on the grab-and-go kind of thing. Always eating fast and junk food. But all that is over. This school year I'm ready to do things differently.

I plan to take healthy snacks to school such as apples with peanut butter, baby carrots, ect.
I have evening classes which gives me time to exercise in the morning. At least 5 days/week.
I will plan my meals on Sundays.
I will Spark everyday to keep myself motivated & find support.

This summer I started Weight Watchers at 165 and have lost 6 pounds so far. I could have lost more but had several cheat days ... oh well. However, the remaining months of this year will be my year. I will be happy if I lose 15 pounds (5 pounds per month sounds reasonable). I will be my first priority.

I'M READY! emoticon

  
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SUZGLEADALL 8/26/2010 6:08PM

    Why is it when our routines change, it totally screws us up? I was doing pretty good and went from about 172 to 162 just before summer and now I have gained that 10lbs back plus a few.Argh!

I just started up weight watchers this week also.I for some reason find when life gets hectic it's a little easier to keep track of points rather than calories.I'm still going to make use of all the other tools that sp offers though.

Good luck with the up and coming school year and don't lose sight of the fact that YOU are #1 priority. =)

Suzanne

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