Monday, February 08, 2010
All I can say is "Who'd a thunk it?"!!
I feel so much better - I no longer smell like an ashtray, I can walk up 3 flights of stairs to work without collapsing in a heap, I don't feel worried about my health or guilty all the time, there are no longer mysterious burn holes in my clothes, I no longer get horrible coughs and lingering colds, I have saved a small fortune, my cat won't get emphysema, I have more energy (most of the time), I'm sure I'll have fewer wrinkles as I age (wishful thinking there!), my car doesn't stink, I can take a flight without suffering serious withdrawal symptoms.... the list is endless!
Today's stats (Monday 8th Feb):-
2years 2days 08 hours 31 mins smoke-free
10,997 cigs not smoked
1month 1week 1day 04 hours 25 mins of my life saved
Monday, November 16, 2009
Two years ago, I joined SparkPeople. I weighed 166lbs. I had recently separated from my husband and I was in debt up to my eyeballs. Not good.
Today, I weigh 155lbs, I've lost 11lbs - it's not exactly earth-shattering, but my time with SparkPeople has been so much more than merely a weight-loss journey.
I quit cigarettes with the first-rate support I found with the No More Smoking Team. Those amazing people were with me through the good times and the bad, they saw me through every craving, every crazy moment. Thanks Tanya and a big hug to everyone on the team!
I am totally debt-free thanks to the helpful advice I found on the Dave Ramsey Team here, I've even got some nice savings stashed away for that rainy day. Major thanks to Jules and to everyone that helped me!
I was a Co-Leader of the 30-somethings team with 10-24lbs to lose - until recently when I finally admitted I'd hit 40, so I hung up my boots and joined the 40-somethings team. Thanks so much to Heather, Tammy and Janie for taking over the reins from me. Yet another fantastic team!
(This is starting to sound like an Oscar acceptance speech - I'd like to thank X and Y...)
The team boards here on SparkPeople are an invaluable resource. It has been said that talking about stuff and asking for help is a huge step forward in problem-solving, I couldn't agree more. For every question I posted on the team message boards, I received instant replies, a lot of them answering my question from a different angle, showing me solutions in a different light. Whenever I lacked motivation, I got a kick up the behind from team members, urging me to stay on track. The feeling of not being alone on my journey kept me going.
Thank you SparkPeople, I wouldn't be where I am today without you!
Now, if I could only lose another 10lbs....
Friday, October 16, 2009
On the 30-Somethings Team, we've started a "Lose 10lbs by Haloween" Challenge, so I've signed up.
Here are my stats:-
Starting Weight Monday, August 31: 159
Goal weight Monday, September 7: 157
Actual Weight Monday, September 7: 161.9 (oops)
Goal Weight Friday, September 11: 156
Actual Weight Friday, September 11: 157
Goal Weight Friday, September 18: 155
Actual Weight Friday, September 18:
VACATION FOR ONE WEEK
Goal Weight Monday, September 28: 157
Actual Weight Monday, September 28: 158.8
Goal Weight Friday, October 2: 155
Actual Weight Friday, October 2: 155.8
Goal Weight Friday, October 9: 153
Actual Weight Friday, October 9: 155.8
Goal Weight Friday, October 16: 152
Actual Weight Friday, October 16: 155.6
Goal Weight Friday, October 23: 151
Actual Weight Friday, October 23: 156
Goal Weight Saturday, October 31: 150
Actual Weight Saturday, October 31: 155
Goal to lose in these 8 weeks, 5 days: 9 lbs
Actual loss in these 8 weeks, 5 days: 5 lbs (hey, better than nothing!)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
It's just so weird. Usually I need to drag myself off the couch to go for a walk, but for the past week or two I've been really motivated. I'm going to Portugal on vacation next week, so I'm really hoping I can keep up the momentum while I'm away. Any hints or tips for me? PLEASE???????
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Well, this morning the scales read 158.4, so the weekend's debauchery wasn't as bad as I thought. I nearly got a heart attack yesterday when I saw 161.9 on the scales....
I went for a nice long walk after dinner last night - I just got home before the rain started. And it's still raining this morning. Argh.
So, I'm back on track - hopefully I'll have some good news on Friday when I weigh in!
Thanks for the support girlies!
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