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I've come so far!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

It's been quite a while since I blogged...like last March lol. So what have I been up to?? Well working out of course. I am just about at my goal! A loss of almost 60lbs. When I started i was 217lbs, after the birth of my last child in February 2010, then joined spark in April at 214lbs. At the moment I am at 159lbs. My goal is between 155 and 157...so very close!

I really took off after March and meeting up with my Bestie Kryanprincess! It was such a great visit. And really learned a lot about eating, and she shared her exercises with me. I know we both took away so much. Definitely what we both needed. When I got back I just kept plugging away, focusing more, eating more clean. There were a few tough times on the scale, but i sailed through. I was mainly running, then my husband got the itch and we started weight training, THAT was awesome! He said it was "such a turn on"...OK lol. So did that for a couple months. Then life got busy and for him, he went back to work in September, and making time for workouts for him has been tough. So I went back to running. Getting close to my goal weight, and needed to change it up. Well, my lil sis introduced me to the Insanity program. WOW! So I started in October my weight 168lbs...First off, I had NO IDEA the booty kicking I was about to recieve. My sis says, I know you can do this. So, I did...no thinking, just doing! IT. WAS.TOUGH! There were times I was exhausted, times I collapsed on the floor, I even ...Cried..YES! I cried, frustrated at myself for not being able to do an exercise, not being able to keep up. Well, I learned HOW intense this program was. I just kept mowing through. I did miss days, those days I ran. There were times I did NOT want to but I DID anyway! This program pushed me through my plateau, pushed me to the max. I learned a lot! I push harder each workout.
So I have pics. My very best friend(Kryanpricess) fixed up for me! She did such a fantastic job! Thank you ! The left side is Nov 2010 Middle is Oct 2011(start of Insanity) And right is Jan 2012 ( a couple weeks after insanity)




I still can't believe the difference!
So many people keep saying "your so skinny" "look at you" ' you look great, what are you doing?"
Well...what am I doing??? I AM TAKING CARE OF MYSELF! YES!!! I AM HEALTHY!!! I have had such wonderful support and I am so grateful to ALL my friends and family!!!! Near and far! Could NOT have DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU!!!!! XOXOXOXOXO

  
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KIM_POSSIBLE77 1/30/2012 3:55PM

    You look AMAZING! emoticon

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LIMASTAR 1/23/2012 7:49PM

  You look great. Hope you reach your goal soon/

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HLTHYRNRMOM 1/23/2012 12:29PM

    AWESOME!Great job!

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SALINA78 1/23/2012 11:04AM

    Wowie!!! Great job girl!!! I am also very proud of you!!!
Way to keep on keepin' on!
I will too!
Thanks for letting me know how you had gotten so far and had to start over...showing me that it surely can be done...again! ;)

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ZELLAZM 1/23/2012 8:30AM

    Amazing progress - you look super - even the way you carry yourself is different. You HAVE come a long way!
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WKLYTTON 1/22/2012 1:23PM

    Ummmm HELLO ! This is amazing ! I love this ! I love your enthusiasm and power! You have done a freaking amazing job and I am so proud of you for sticking with the program! Your pictures tell the story and IT'S A GREAT ONE !!!!

HIGH FIVE girl !

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CHIEF_GEEK 1/22/2012 1:02AM

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Keep it going!

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STOCKSROCK 1/22/2012 12:50AM

    Great job. Keep it going!

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KRYANPRINCESS 1/22/2012 12:42AM

    YEAH YEAH YEAH!!! IM SO FREAKING PROUD OF YOU!!! When u came to visit u were ready to get at it again but I could tell u were on the line, u needed to dig deep (no pun intended) to find ur fire again, u wanted it so bad! You've done an amazing job! U look AMAZING!!! And u worked so hard for it! Thank u for pushing me too! Ur bravery to do Insnity has pushed me over the hump to do it too! And I LOVE IT!! Keep up the great work, there is no finish line!!! We are gonna be smoking' hott grandmas running 5ks together!!! LOVE U!!! XOXOXOXOXOXO

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LOVELYLOLA76 1/21/2012 11:43PM

    Forgot to put ending weight from insanity and inches lol! 6.5 inches over all, 7.5 lbs!

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LADYJAKE1 1/21/2012 11:23PM

    Very good.... emoticon

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AUNTRENEE 1/21/2012 11:19PM

    I'm so jealous of you. Wish that I was close to my goal weight of 120 pounds but I'm not. I did lose 3 pounds since yesterday. I was at 215 pounds yesterday and today I'm at 212 pounds. This blog entry has inspired me to keep going so I can be a whole lot closer to my goal weight. Thanks.

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WORKING4IT4EVER 1/21/2012 11:17PM

  You look amazing! Never give up...you really have COME SO FAR.

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Finally hit a milestone!

Monday, March 07, 2011

Been a while since I have blogged. Wow, lol. I have just been busy with life and wanting to get on here and haven't made enough time. So on February 25th I hit 30lbs lost! YIPEE!!! I am so happy to see that number! I am really starting to feel good, physically. I know I have a little way to go, but overall, knowing I have knocked off 30 LBS! YEE-HAW! I have hit a few speed bumps. The Jan 28 day bootcamp challenge really boosted my weight loss and I actually completed it! But failing to plan for Feb, left me planning to fail! I did not have a schedule, or my commitment for that fact! I knew I would keep up on my 6 days of cardio, and some ST. So by the second week I got busy. I have a great group that keeps me focused, and has a wonderful program every month. I let little things get in the way and wasn't as focused as I was in Jan. Soooo, here I am again in March, same way. First week I slack off and not getting it done. I have really been through some tough times emotionally. Some anxiety, some depression. UGH! Then last week I really let loose. I drank too much alcohol, and ate some really bad foods! Ended up bloated and gaining weight at the end of the week. I know these are things that are bound to happen. I lose my way and lose strength. I can't keep it together all the time! LIFE HAPPENS! I just have to know how to handle it. Not with food, and certainly not with alcohol. I love my family and think that I need to do EVERYTHING for EVERYBODY! Only I can make it happen, well, its running me down. I need to delegate and NOT feel guilty. Here I am, second week of March, back in it! I still have weight to lose. I have goals. And if i keep screwin' up it will just take longer. I need to stay focused!!!

Onto another subject...I am going on vacation! YEP! Thank you to my BEST FRIEND! I will be going to see her in Arizona in 2weeks! YOW! I so need this! WE so need this! I had not planned on going, with so much going on here. Kids, work, scheduling and finances were getting in the way. Well, maybe I was getting in the way. Before I know it Kris has me a ticket, "booked and payed for no backing out now" she says, lol! So, telling my husband, he gave his blessing of course, and he says to me "the world will not stop spinning while you are gone, you need to go on vacation and see your friend!" wow! And then, my boss, she says no problem! And my husband has enough family to help out. SO OFF I GOOOO!!!! Oh I just want to cry right now just thinking about it! Ohhh my friend, you are such a blessing!

Well, I think that's long enough. Maybe next time I won't wait so long, lol!

  
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MAKALANI22 3/7/2011 6:12PM

    WOOHOO!!! Congrats on 30 lbs!! And you definitely deserve a great vaca! HAVE FUN!

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KRYANPRINCESS 3/7/2011 5:27PM

    Oh my sweet girl, I'm sitting here with tears rolling down my face...I'm so exited to spend some time with you and squeeze you! We're going to have a wonderful time! I'm so proud of you for trying so hard.we need to find a way to help you get rid of the guilt you carry with you.if momma isn't well and happy then nobody is...stay strong delegate what you need and breathe! It's all be okay.....i love you! 2 more weeks woo hooooooooo!

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STUFFEDPUPPET 3/7/2011 5:17PM

    So happy for you Lola. 30 pounds is awesome!!! A trip to see Kris is amazing! So happy for you. Your hubby is right. The world will not stop spinning because you r not there, but as mom's we forget that sometimes. We have to figure out a way to take care of ourselves. Sounds like you are finding your way again! Love ya lots and will always be here to cheer you on!!!

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WKLYTTON 3/7/2011 4:30PM

    Congrats Lola !! :)
Im so happy for you ! You are doing a WONDERFUL job !!! Simply wonderful ! I am so excited for you to go on vacation... Relax and enjoy the scenery with Kris.. It's gonna be spectacular !!! Be sure and take lots of pics! You gals deserve it !

Have a wonderful week dear friend ! XOXO

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KATRINAKRAUT 3/7/2011 4:19PM

    Congratulations on your achievement. 30 pounds is phenomenal. And I am so glad that you recognize that you DESERVE a vacation and that you have friends and family to support you. I just returned from a long weekend with my girlfriend. My husband bought her ticket and we had a fabulous time.Enjoy Arizona!

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CO-CREATOR 3/7/2011 4:10PM

    Congrats and have a fabulous time on your vacation!!!

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Seriously Committed!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

While i was working out today... I pondered this...It seems to me this healthy fitness journey at times has been too long and not as I had planned. I started out with much gumption! And so eager to kick my own butt! Well I did good, lost some weight, then not so good, got some encouraging words from my best friend. Then my weight loss slowed, and I did as well. Then tried to just focus on eating well. That started to work! Then after a few weeks, decided to put in a little cardio. That was working! Pounds started coming off. Then hit a standstill again, workouts slowed. Then after Thanksgiving I picked back up. So here i am, looking at my sparkpage yesterday. And I look at the page where it says My goals, it says I plan to be down to 184 by 12/30/10. REALLY!? I only have 11 lbs to go?! LOL I may just hit a goal by the end of the year!!!! YES! With only 4 weigh ins to go, I KNOW I can do it! I am seriously committed!!

For the first time, I wrote down a schedule of workouts and alternatives for when I can't get to the gym. I have also got back to tracking food and exercise so that i can see what I am doing. I love this site for that! And its free! So yeaah I am felling FREAKING FANTASTIC!!

So while I was on the elliptical today I was thinking this " I may slow down, but I will NEVER quit"! I will workout the rest of my life to feel this good! To have energy, to live proud, to be healthy!!! I am doing this!
I AM SERIOUSLY COMMITTED TO MYSELF!!!!

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 12/14/2010 8:31PM

    Shhhh... don't tell anyone Spark is free ;) Isn't that amazing?!

You are doing great, rock star. So so so so proud of you.

Battle on!

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LOVELYLOLA76 12/8/2010 12:20PM

    I totally forgot to give it up for my awesome support group!!! Thank you ladies so much!! I couldn't have done any of this without you! Love you all!!!

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SALINA78 12/8/2010 11:16AM

    YES!!!
Great job and great attitude!!!

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WKLYTTON 12/8/2010 10:26AM

    Awesome blog girl! You're enthusiasm jumps off the page! Super proud of you and I know you can totally reach your goals !!!

Whooop whoooooooop!!!

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KRYANPRINCESS 12/8/2010 9:53AM

    " I may slow down, but I will NEVER quit"! I will workout the rest of my life to feel this good! To have energy, to live proud, to be healthy!!!

WOO HOO!!!! I love this!! This is my mentality! We struggle at times and life gets crazy but no matter what we can't give up! We have to keep going! I'm so proud of you! U WILL reach your goals! I know you will! Sooo Proud of you! emoticon emoticon

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Back in the saddle!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I am getting back to working out tomorrow, after taking a week and a half off. emoticon
Just gonna get back to the basics. Cardio at least 5days and eat right. No crazy tracing of food, just fitness.
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TEENY_BIKINI 5/25/2010 11:25AM

    The basics will get you every where you want to go.

You are awesome. Rock on, beautiful. XO

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KRYANPRINCESS 5/23/2010 11:02PM

    U got it girl!! Focus on that fitness! It will totally pay off for you, you know enough to watch ur food without tracking, you can do this!! I need to fire it off this week in fitness too...I'm not on it as much as I should be, schedule changes mess me up!! LOVE YOU!!!! emoticon

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Been away fromSP for over a week...i got better results..???

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hello SP! I have missed you and all your beautiful supporters, my friends! Here's the scoop. I have been working really hard on my weight loss. Maybe a little too hard. So i've lost 5lbs(refer to 2week challenge blog) over 4weeks. However, in week 3 i was working out, trying to stay in cal range, and tracking every bite. I GAINED MY WEIGHT BACK! emoticon Unbelievable! I had to step back. So that weekend i took a break from exercising and food tracking. and i lost weight...? HUH i also stopped sparking. Not intentionaly, i went back to work and missed all food tracking and catching up w/ folks. emoticon Well i needed to re-evaluate what the heck i was doing! So this was my routine: Treadmill 20 min walk/run intervals, and 20min elliptical intervals at 8-12 incline,almost everyday. Then circuit training w/ weights for 40 min 3x a week. Eating 1300-1550 cals. So i gained it all back..? Not right. Well when i took a break from everything, i'm down from 214 to 208.5 I have not exercised for 6days! emoticon I'm not freaking out about it, but had to re-adjust i guess. SO i started reading my books from school, on fitness and nutrition. They have been so helpful, and allowing me to refocus on a better eating plan, and simple exercise. I need to scale back to move forward with losing weight...strange i know,lol.

So i'm ready to go at it again! I'm not mad, or frustrated, or pissed. Just indifferent i guess. I'm not going to stop. I just need to figure out how to move around or up this hill! I love fitness, so i will never quit! I will master my own needs and my own personal plan. emoticon

I started back to work on Saturday, which i have mixed feelings about. I love being home, but i love working and being social. Many factors affected this decision. The need for money, my previous job had an opening, i love them so much, they're my second family. And when i left i told them not to hold the position b/c i didn't wanna work for a while. Well life called, i'm ok w/ it tho. It's just 3 days, and i still get time w/ my family. And i can still enjoy summer w/ the kids.

On my way to work Saturday, i saw this message on a board. It read
"Success is not a destination, it is a journey"
I loved it! Its so true!
Thank you all so much for the support and love in this journey! I love SP and the people on it are amazing. To be able to share this part of my life w/ all of you, and get support at the same time is truly a blessing! emoticon
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777JKP 5/21/2010 3:53PM

    Wow. That is wierd. Glad to hear that you are sticking with it anyways. Weight is a fickle thing. You keep doing the right things in the long run and the scale will start to cooperate with its expectations.

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TINK9305 5/20/2010 7:09PM

    You can do this!!!!! Hugz!!!!!!

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