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Inches lost

Monday, March 26, 2007

I get on the scale and see pounds lost. That's always encouraging. Recently I have been noticing inches lost too. Especially in my waist and hips. I have gone from a size 16 to between a size 8 to 10. I can hardly believe it, but then again, I can. I have worked hard to lose the weight and I watch my calories and exercise. I guess I just wasn't prepared for such results. I feel good about what I am doing and the results I am seeing. I set small obtainable goals so that I can meet them.

  
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DIETKRAZED 3/26/2007 8:04AM

    Way to go in all you do....You are an inspiration to us all....I started at 16 now 14 and could be a 13 if there is such a size but hope I'll be like you when I grow up...

Carole

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Another good day

Friday, March 09, 2007

Thursday was a good day for me. I went to the heart doctor and things look good. I will go back and have some more tests later this month.
That evening I went to the gym and did some cardio before I went to work out with my trainer. It has been six months since we started so he took my measurements again. I had lost 17 total inches, most notably 7 3/4 inches from my waist. HE was so excited. I knew I had lost because of the way my clothes fit, I just didn't know how much. What a motivator. I put extra effort into my workout with him (he even noticed that). He also told many other trainers at the gym, who I have gotten to know and they all congratulated me. I felt so good. Then this morning I weighed myself and I was down another pound.
Oh, what a feelin!

  


Doing a happy dance!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Tuesday I stopped at one of my favorite clothing stores on the way home from work. I bought a size smaller pants than what I had been wearing (wearing a 14 - bought a 12). I wore them to work on Wednesday and received lots of compliments on them. But they are too big too! I didn't even try them on in the store, because I figured I was in a size 12. I felt so good all day.

That evening I went to the gym and did a work out with my trainer. We weighed in and I had lost 6 pounds in 3 weeks. Second happy dance.

My trainer has also asked me (several times) to write a "Success Story" testimonial that they can put up on the wall at the gym. I told him I would, but just haven't finished it yet. I told him last night I was working on it, and he told me he wants to give a copy of it to his mother (who lives 6 hours away) to motivate her to exercise. I took that as a compliment because his mother and I are the same age (I found out). That too made me feel good. Here is someone he cares very much about and he wants me to motivate her. He's been good to and for me so I will try to write something that speaks to her. Wednesday was a good day!

  
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PROWESS64 3/4/2007 11:31AM

    Martha, Way to go!! You are such an inspiration... onto the 10's!! Keep it up...
Nikki

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What I did today

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

On my way home today from work I stopped off at one of my favorite stores, which happens to be on my way home. I was going to buy underwear rather than do the laundry (too much information). Anyway I was looking at some of the new spring clothes and they had some really pretty things by Emma James. So I stopped and looked. I had given away my size 16's, yeah! And I have been wearing size 14, but even they are too big. Today I bought a pair of pants in a size 12! I haven't been in a 12 I think since I was 12. Oh, what a great feeling. It made me feels good. What a motivator.

  


Thankful

Friday, February 16, 2007

On Monday, Feb 12 I was feeling like I had the flu, throwing up, dehydration, and my bloodsugar was over 600. I couldn't control it so I went to the hospital. In the ER they ran tests and told me I had a mild heart attack, did a dye test and foound 99% blockage in my artery and put in a stint. What a shock since I didn't have the normal or even the abnormal symptoms. The DRs said 40 years of diabetes has made me a high risk and that my healthy eating, weight loss and exercise probably made it so the attack wasn't worse.

The doc says I should continue on my diet and continue exercising, although I won't be able to go back at full force right away.

I am so thankful to have made it through this and after just three days am home. I am now more conscious of how my body feels and what I need to do, as well as how important doing the right thing is.

  


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