Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Okay Christmas is over and I did okay. I didn't gain any weight but I didn't workout much and I didn't eat right, who can pass up cookies when their nickname has been cookie monster forever. Since this the first day that I have anytime to myself since before Christmas. I decide to make a check of how I am really doing on this journey to a healthy me.
I starting SP back in April 2008, at first I made some slow but steady progress and then dropped off. I came back and dropped off again and again. In October 2009, I had a miscarriage after several years of trying. So after taking a little time to get my head back in the right place, in January 2010 I decide I was going to give it my all and finally put everything into the program.
So where I am now. When I started in 2008, I weighed 185 pounds. At 5 foot 3, I was in the obese BMI range. I ate at fast food places almost everyday, and vegetables and fruit were not on my plate at all. I was barely fitting into my size 16 jeans and could barely walk my dog up the hill from my house. Today I weighed in at 150 pounds, I am still in the overweight BMI range, but just barely. This year I completed a no where near level 5K in just over 40 minutes. And my dog can happily tell he is the one struggling to keep up on our daily walks now. I can easily breeze through a EA Active workout and then add some more and still get dinner on the table (which now including lots of Freggies) without taking a break to catch my breath. I for my clothing, I can happily say I am wearing a size 8, which is getting a little loose now. But the most important thing I can say is I am HAPPY with who I am and how I look. Sure I don't have abs or buns of steel, but really who does. Thank You SP and all my SP friends.
me at a party this fall)
Now where I am heading in 2011? Well I would to drop another 15 pounds, and be in the healthy BMI range for the first time in my adult life. I would like to complete a 5K in under 40 minutes. I would like to finally quit smoking for good. I would like to continue being happy! How I am I going to do that? Well with the help of all my SP friends and team mates. I can truly say the SP has been one the best things in my life.
Wishing everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Wow, I knew it was a long time since a posted a blog entry, but I didn't realize just how long. It has been a busy summer that is flying by. My weight has been holding pretty steady for most of the summer, which in a way is a good thing considering all the events that I have been attending which all involve food. There are the picnics, the baseball games, the trips to the shore, and the list goes on. I found that I have survived these things by not telling myself that I can't eat, but rather by having small amounts of everything I want and not I big plates full.
This summer I have also spent a good deal of time on SP. I became the Challenge Leader of the Starfish team of the Sizzling Summer 5% Challenge. It has taken me more time then I thought it would when signed up for it, but it has been great. I now have other people counting to make sure that I get in my exercise and eat right and I reason that I need to be on SP everyday (well I have missed somedays with traveling, I keep asking for one of those 3G cards but nothing yet). We may not be in first place but we are doing great!! Go Starfish !!!
I also took on a lot more responsibility at work in the beginning of June. I now responsible for Environmental, Health, and Safety for my work site. It was a lot to take on, but I am really starting to get the hang of it. I say that now but tomorrow I am sure that someone will throw me a curveball.
So with working more, being on here more, and still reading, I have found that my sleep is being deprived. So I have decided to set a goal for myself to be in bed by 10:30 each night of the next week. So if any of you seeing posting late at night, please yell at me. That means I would get about 7 1/2 hrs of sleep.
Hope everyone is having a great summer, too!!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I haven't blogged in a long time, but that is not the only thing falling off. I can make all the excuses I want but that is just what they are excuses. I haven't been excercising, tracking my food, or anything else. I am not sure what happened but I now that I have been stuck 152 for a long time. I know what I need to do but I can't seem to get myself to do it. I really just need a kick in the butt again.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Seems to be happen to a lot lately, I got so busy with things that I forget to update.
I was in my nephew's wedding. That's me on the upper left, in a strapless dress. Still can't believe that I wore a strapless dress. It was a lot of fun.
I got home from that and I got so wrapped in work that I haven't found time to workout, watch TV, or keep up with SP. I think things at work are going to be slowing down. So I should be able to get back into the normal swing of things.
Last weekend I went down to the Phillies game and found that I really didn't want any of the ballpark food. This weekend I am participating in a dog walk for local shelter and going to the first picnic of the season. Should be fun.
Memorial Day DH and I are heading to Vegas with friends for the week. I can't wait, should be lots of fun. We are talking about taking a day to hiking at Red Rock Canyon.
Hope All is well with everyone!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
There is so much going that I didn't realize how long it had been since I made blog entry. Where to start. Since my last post, I actually celebrated my two years here at SP. Yeah! Tucker also had his annual vet appointment, and it looks like all the walking we have been doing has not only be good for me, he went from 25lbs last year to 23lbs this year. 2 whole pounds in a year, it amazes me.
Last weekend we had our annual pub crawl. Most of the people are friends that we don't see that often. I always get a new outfit for the pub crawl, and I was really looking for a lot comments on my outfit, but I didn't. What I got was repeatedly told that I was getting so skinny. Really skinny, I don't think I have ever been called skinny. I know that I still have a ways to go but it really felt great to be called skinny.
This week at work has been crazy. I have been really tired by the time I get home I just want to sleep, but I have managed to get a workout in. Today I didn't feel like going for a walk but Tucker would not stop until I took him out. So out we went and then since I already got a walk in, I might as well get in a workout.
Hope everything is going good for everyone out there.
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