Tuesday, December 03, 2013
I have not written here in quite a long time, so I feel it is time...
Why I am still heavy...
Yes, I have lost over 30 pounds as I stated in my last post, however, I have gained some of that back. I am still at a size 10, but as usual, I struggle with losing more... I also struggle with eating healthy ALL the time... I love cheese and I refuse to give up my Tillmook cheddar cheese, especially since I found out that there is less sodium in it than American cheese...
I can't seem to get myself to eat more vegetables... I have started eating Tofu though and found a cool recipe online for a Tofu shake (malt)... The only difference is, I do not put honey... Just half of the Tofu and some frozen mixed berries I buy from Trader Joes... It is very delicious... This past spring I did my first 10K... WOW! I was tired and sore afterwards too... I need to work up to that... It is difficult... Why do I always quit halfway through my weight loss... I give up when I can't lose any more instead of trying harder... At least I know why some people have someone (a trainer) to push them... Heck... A year ago, I was a personal trainer and could not get anyone to hire me though... Now, I can't get anyone to hire me as Graphic Designer/Web Developer... Why???? I got laid off from Countrywide over four years ago, and it is still very, very difficult for me to get a job.... ALL my friends get one it seems like really fast...
My dream is to get down to at least a size 8 and to start working as a Graphic Designer/Web Developer!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Two years ago, I became a personal trainer through International Sports Science Association, when I lost 40 lbs. because I want to help others better themselves. I have always enjoyed helping others and I feel that I can do a fantastic job as a personal trainer, because of the obstacles that I have faced through my journey of losing weight. I still need to lose about 15 - 30 lbs, but I know that it will come off! Recently, I started to go jogging and walking and I can walk a very long way, but I am still working on my jogging techniques. I am up to jogging about 1/2 a mile at a time. I am a slow jogger, but I can do it. At least now when I jog, I do not breathe heavy like in my past. If I can do it, anyone can do it. Just have a goal in mind and stick to it! Do not give up and keep striving for your goals! I am and I will never give up!
Friday, June 18, 2010
I have learned a long time ago to get rid of that word "DIET" from our vocabulary. As my favorite fitness person has stated: "The word diet is a four letter word and if you split it up, you have a two syllable word! "DIE - IT." No one wants to die, so I agree with Richard Simmons, that we need to get rid of that word and just make it a lifestyle change. That is what I have done! Two years ago, I got married, then I was laid off. I took a good look at myself and said, I am not going to feel sorry myself any more. I need to compete with everyone else out looking for work, so I began going to the gym. I spent some eight hours a day in the gym. I studied hard, and I succeeded at losing 40-pounds and becoming a certified personal trainer. Yes, I am still working on losing more weight, but I lost the majority of it. The weight that brought me down and got me to feel so lifeless and tired all of the time.
Now, I have tons of energy. I walk all the time and go hiking now and on occasion, I go for a light jog.
If I can it, anyone can do it! Losing weight is not difficult! It is a mindset!
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
In March of 2008, I was laid off from my job that I had for about nine years. Yes, like everyone else out there that got laid off, I was extremely depressed at first and did nothing but sit around and feel depressed.
About three months went by, and like a brick thrown at me, or a really hard slap in the face, I thought to myself: "What am I doing?" I am not going to sit here feeling sorry for myself. If I don't do something now for myself, no one else will either.
I then, picked myself up and began going to the gym everyday, spending a good eight hours at the gym everyday, and then I would go looking for work.
I told myself that if I am to compete with everyone else out there looking for work, I need to look my best, and with that, I started losing weight.
It is now seven months later and I still do not have a job. I have lost over 40 pounds. Became a certified fitness trainer and yes, I have even plateaued. I did not give up though and now I am officially losing weight again.
I take small steps to reach the goal weight that I want for myself. On SparkPeople, my goal weight is 140 pounds. When I reach that goal, I will change it again.
I started at the weight of 190 and now I am at 150. I am taking this journey one day at a time and I want for everyone else out there who reads this to do the same thing.
Just remember: You only have one life to live, so do it right and do it now, but take it easy!
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Joined new group and will reach my goal by doing all the exercises
and anything else recommended.
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