OVERHAULING-ME   17,781
SparkPoints
15,000-19,999 SparkPoints
 
 
OVERHAULING-ME's Recent Blog Entries

2013 - It's a New Year!!!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

For the past 3 years we've had a tradition (my sister, daughters and I) to do our own 5K on January 1st. For the other three times it had been pouring! Today it was Beautiful but Cold! Due to some illness and scheduling problems it was just my sister and I doing it today. Having had a yo-yo-ing year my endurance wasn't where it should have been or could have been. But I was pleased with my time, 54 minutes!

As I was walking it was time to spend on reflections. I'm discouraged where I am at the end of the year. I had so many goals set for 2012, I had posters made, signs on my bathroom mirror, a vision board made and ALL the numbers figured out for where I needed to be to get out of Morbidly Obese, Obese 2, Obese, Overweight and normal.

It didn't do me any good! I did great the first quarter of the year then spent the remaining time trying to get my head on straight again and find the motivation.

In 2011 I weighed my heaviest, 325. Set tons of goals and ended up losing 8lbs.
In 2012 once again the goals were made and instead of the 112 lbs set it was 14.8.

Good news? I can at least say that over the year I still came up with a loss. Bad news? Still in the 300's, still morbidly obese....BUT...the mind set is back and I'm ready to do this!

What will be different? I feel I've fixated on all the numbers associated with weight loss too much! My goals have always been to lose XX amount of weight by a certain, date or occassion. There have been times when the special occassions have come and my goal number was met but then immediately after the number on the scale starts increasing again.

This time I'm not focusing on the numbers. I know what the ideal range for my height is. I don't need to spend every day recalculating all the different ways to get there. The true desire is to be healthy, to commit to a healthy life not just until I see a ceratin number on the scale. My goals for this year will focus on that. By focusing on the actions/habits I need to change the weight will come off and eventually I'll be out of the obese category and someday (hopefully sooner rather than later) I'll be in the normal range.

I have three simple goals for my healthy lifestyle change:
1. Follow my half-marathon training (will change that after May 11th)
2. Do at least 60 min of ST a week
3. Eat within calorie range at least 5 days a week.

Here's to a HEALTHY 2013!

emoticon
Krista

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DETERMINEDJANET 1/2/2013 1:34PM

    Very wise to not put the whole focus on the scale! You can do it!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CARRIE1948 1/2/2013 9:54AM

    Good point - it's not about the weight number; it's about what you eat and moving.

Report Inappropriate Comment
_JODI404 1/1/2013 11:35PM

    Best wishes for much success on your journey this year! Your goals are superb! If you stick with them consistently, the weight will absolutely take care of itself and come off.
It sounds like a good plan!

Great way to start each new year ~ I like that!

Happy, healthy New Year!!

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Week Two - Half Marathon Training

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Yep, I have signed up for a half marathon. The date is May 11th, 19 weeks from today!

The Half, or quarter, marathon is for women only. Last year over 20 women and daughters from church signed up to do the 2012 one. As it got closer I was hearing more and more chatter and excitement about it. To be honest I allowed my feelings to be hurt that I hadn't been informed or invited to participate. But then who would have thought that an over 300lb woman would even be interested in doing it.

I decided THEN that I would be doing it for 2013. My weight is not much different now, but mentally I made this commitment at the begining of the year and I WILL DO IT! Registration was Nov 1st and I stayed up until midnight to sign in right away before I could second guess myself.

I am not planning on running or jogging the 13.1 miles. I need to get weight off my joints before I even contemplate doing that. Having been inspired by SLIMKATIE's huge success I'm trying the half marathon training program she recommends, Hal Higdon. He has several levels, even one for walking.

So today I finished week two of the training. Assignment today, 3 miles. Very doable. I've walked several 5K distances. It'll start getting interesting at week 4 when the Saturday's assignment will be to walk 5 miles. Thankfully most of the time he says to do it easy. The program is 12 weeks but I have 19 more weeks so after finishing the 12 weeks I'll start back begining with week 4. Who knows, after 12 weeks of walking maybe I'll feel strong enough, with some weight gone, to try some walk/jog. We'll see.

For now I'm thrilled to be moving again, with a physical goal to keep me going.

emoticon
Krista

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SCOUTMOM715 12/31/2012 12:01AM

    emoticon I'm cheering for you!!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHICAT63 12/30/2012 10:20AM

    You can do it !!!! Always look forward & not back:) emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
CARRIE1948 12/30/2012 7:39AM

    Good luck, walking is a lot mroe effort than most people realize.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CALLMEADRI 12/29/2012 9:40PM

    Great job on registering and training. I have completed several halfs. I weigh 260lbs and when people are surprised that I do races I tell them anyone can do it with proper training and motivation. You have my support! Keep up the good work! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISSG180 12/29/2012 5:38PM

    I think it's awesome that you're doing this! I look forward to hearing about your progress!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Holiday Stress Relief

Saturday, December 15, 2012

It's been awhile since I've blogged. My healthy lifestyle has been off and on, the weight has been yo-yo-ing, and my presence on SP has been hit and miss. I signed up for a half-marathon (walking it) 6 weeks ago and havent done much to prepare for it. Monday begins my training program and THANKFULLY more participants were needed for the Biggest Loser challenge and I was invited to participate with the Emerald team.

I'm starting late but the challenge for this week is to list 3 things we use as destressers. Since I'm a stress eater I'm not super good at stress reliefs but the following are the three things I try to use and will be using more.

1. Reading! Reading my scriptures daily is a must to keep in focus what is truly important and to receive the strength and heavenly guidance I need to get through lifes stresses. I also MUST read before I go to bed. I read all sorts of genres but need that time to unwind.

2. Music! Love to listen to music. It's guaranteed I'll work faster, better and longer if music is playing. Right now I'm listening to Christmas music and I love the peaceful, happy feeling it gives.

3. Learning to say NO! Life has been very stressful and my plate if overflowing. With 7 kiddos there always seems to be people and organizations asking me to help with something. Right now my answer has to be NO. If there is a new mom needing a meal, a death or illness I do find ways to help, serving others has a way of not being stressful and actually puts my own life stresses in perspective.

emoticon
Krista

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BETHYSMAMA 12/17/2012 10:20PM

    Nice to see you back!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISSG180 12/16/2012 12:26PM

    Good to see you back! I think they are good goals.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LADYFROMTHEWOOD 12/15/2012 6:44PM

    Those are 3 of my favs too! I enjoyed reading your thoughts on this.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPIRALDOWN 12/15/2012 5:56PM

    Sounds great... You can do it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NANCYSINATRA 12/15/2012 5:05PM

    glad to hear you signed up for a half. You inspired me for my first 5K, not I have completed my first 8K too. :) Keep at it Krista, you ARE worth it. :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
CARRIE1948 12/15/2012 4:57PM

    Great list. I, too, have carols on while I do the cards. Welcome to Emerald

Report Inappropriate Comment


This is NOT a Joke!

Monday, August 13, 2012

This is MY LIFE!

I keep starting and stopping. When I stop I completely fall off the healthy lifestyle. Yes, this last pause I was able to pull off a Sprint Triathalon but truly, as long as you feel comfortable in the water, I think Anyone could do a Sprint Tri. I'm proud that I did it, glad to know I could do it but knowing how little I trained for it (from April on) it's really doable for all.

Sometimes I go through times that I JUST DON'T CARE about my health. Surprisingly I've cared more about my Peanut M&M's, my Mexican restaurants, my carb cravings being fulfilled with salty chips and white breat and my sugar (anything SWEET!)

When will I finally put ME first?! Not just mysefl first so I can have a few minutes to read. Not just me first so I can take a nap. Not just me first so I can take a stroll in the neighborhood and get some fresh air. When will I finally put ME first so I do NOT die?!!!

I have to stop this back and forth. I have to stop making the commitment to myself for only a two month period only to run quickly back to my friend (?) the Two Pound bag of Peanut M&M's.

The Sprint Triathalon was a good wake up call for me. Not only did I realize I was NO WHERE near where I had planned to be when I first contemplated the Tri back in January. (goal was 250. Instead of weighing that I had put back on most of my weight and did the Tri at 299.2). But seeing all these amazing fit women motivated me. One lady lapped me 4 times! Crazy! Several ladies did the swim in 8 min and did the 5k in 27 minutes (remember to throw in the bike portion in between the two)

These past few months I've been seeing a counselor. Someone to help me through life. Help me have a better marriage, steer my children better and how to be a better stronger me. My user name, Overhauling-Me, represents how I've felt for so long. It's just not a weight loss I'm looking for I'm aching for an all over wellness. I want to be physically healthy, spiritually healthy, mentally healthy and be a better organized, time manager mom/wife/ME.

I watched Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition last night. This episode hit home. She is the same age as me (45) and was fit at 23 (at 23 I was 170. Since I'm 6'0" that was a perfect weight for me). Her heaviest was 335, mine 325. One difference is as a youth she never struggled with her weight. I did from the time I was 11 or 12. She said on the show, something like, I've been killing myself with a fork. That's me, not really a fork but definitely with food!

Today I'm getting serious again. My life is NO joking matter but that's how I've been treating it. It's 5:15pm and so far I've stayed on track and have walked 2 miles. Yay me! But it's not the one day that counts. It's the hundreds of "one days" that will make up a year, a decade, the rest of my life.

emoticon
Krista

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MISSG180 10/8/2012 10:36AM

    I just want to say again that I think it's awesome that you've come back and are working on it again. I don't think it would have even occurred to me to attempt a tri at 299 pounds! You are an inspiration!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ITSHOWYOULIVE 9/16/2012 8:44PM

    You are seriously underrating how much you accomplished doing the tri! It is do-able for someone who wants it. How many people, though, were sitting on their sofas while you were out there doing it? I still remember the trepidation in some of the posts leading up to the event. You fought all that, beat it down and went out and did something great!! You can do whatever you want and stopping and starting is just life. Sometimes we get busy and have to put our priorities elsewhere for a bit. It is only when you don't start again that you really have to worry. :) Hope now that summer is winding down and fall is moving in that you can find more time for what you want to accomplish and set some great goals to end the year on! :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
1HAPPYSPIRIT 9/6/2012 7:14PM

    We all struggle from time to time....but your honesty on your blog was cathartic. Please know the LEMON Team is here to support and encourage you! WE CARE!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LNZMANSFIELD 8/22/2012 12:12PM

    Thank you for sharing! It is very encouraging to read. I watch those Extreme Makeover WL show and it truly does open your eyes. I have struggled most my life with weight issues. My mother was not an encouragement...she more or less said I was too big when I was younger and always commented on weight gain as a teen. I look back and think really?!?! Who does that?? No wonder I was so insecure. We, as a family, never ate healthy. And her cooking..awful..which makes you grab for a bag of chips LOL...I shouldn't laugh, but it is true. Having a daughter of my own, I think...do I say those things? I sure hope not...she is a little overweight and turns to food for comfort...but we are going to work on that.

Anyway, I got off track! I am glad you are changing you...making time for your health. Eye openers are great and we can do this! I know I want to be around for my husband and kids and I am sure you do too! We can do this! We are strong moms/wives/women!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SOULWOMAN 8/20/2012 1:52PM

    I can totally relate. You can do it. Remember the chinese proverb: Fall seven times, but get up eight times. Also give yourself credit for the healthy changes that you have made and that you have stuck to. Hang in there!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NANCYSINATRA 8/19/2012 11:21AM

    do you remember how you inspired me? I did my first 5K because of you. (use to be hateputer) I was thinking about a tri, until I did a total eat it off my bike the other night. LOL, the pics are on my page.
I have lost my way more times than I can count. I have started and stopped more times than I can count, and always end up gaining back MORE than I lost previously. I CAN say that it has been 11 months now on SP for me, and I haven't thrown in the towel yet. Been tempted, have had my binges, have fallen off the wagon for a month or two, but I'm still here. I went from April to August working out, walking, and yet lost nothing because of my weekend binges. BUT, I'll take a maintain. It's better than a gain. AND, I'm still not smoking!!
So Krista, If I can do this, YOU SURE CAN!! You are the one that motivated me!!
This month I re-committed myself to this journey. ( I've heard that the summer months are notorious for people falling off the wagon) So far I'm down 10 lbs. Join a challenge again, and let's do this thing together!!! YOU are worth it

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBLYNN323 8/16/2012 1:25PM

    I completely understand....struggling myself with staying focused. I had a good day yesterday, for which I'm proud. But like you said it's one day and I need several one days to accomplish my goal....I'm right there with you.

Continue to make each day "one day"....your one day achievements may surprise you in a month! Good luck!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITFORMYFAMILY 8/16/2012 9:47AM

    How has your week been so far? I hope that it's been full of a lot of the good kind of "one days"! Unfortunately, I can identify with you a lot in that it's easy to let the slump get out of control and just stop caring. I'm glad we're both here trying to move beyond that kind of attitude to better living.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FLUTTER-BY)L( 8/15/2012 12:32AM

    Sorry it is so hard for you to keep going. But, you are still here and you are moving forward right now. Just keep at it. Remember who you are and who the Lord wants you to be. I have been thinking of that for me.

I realized that I am not listening to the Holy Ghost when I am eating bad and ignoring my good health. Keep moving forward adding prayer into the journey and you will make it. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NOTGIVINGUP49 8/14/2012 10:55PM

    All those stops and starts, like it or not, have been valuable. They have taught you that you do need to make your health a priority. Change doesn't happen overnight and typically require many, many, many attempts as was with me. They are All part of the process of LASTING change. You might have been able to do it faster, but would it have lasted? Likely not so don't be so hard on yourself. Assess and accept where you are then go on from there. emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/14/2012 10:55:41 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
MACMOM57 8/14/2012 9:11PM

    I know just how you feel. I get so lazy. Keep working it one day at a time.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISSG180 8/14/2012 11:17AM

    I'm struggling a bit with motivation right now, as well. I think it's the shortening days and our bodies saying, "get ready to hibernate." But we can fight it!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HELENTORTOISE 8/14/2012 6:11AM

  Wishing you well, Krista. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHICAT63 8/14/2012 5:15AM

    emoticon hey you and me both since I completed my triathlon it is like: NOW WHAT? I was still eating for my endurance training without the endurance, result a 7 pounds gain yikes ! You can, we can do this:)

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CINDYKC2000 8/14/2012 12:25AM

    Krista, you know we are here for you. Just let us know what you need. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SCOUTMOM715 8/13/2012 10:24PM

    You are worth it!! emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/13/2012 10:24:23 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEWKATHYNOW 8/13/2012 9:35PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITMARY 8/13/2012 9:14PM

    Sounds like you are ready! Just go nice and slow. Take those baby steps. Make those small changes that lead to big things! Hang on!!!
emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NOTABOUTHEFACE 8/13/2012 9:05PM

    Welcome back Kotter. You're worth overhauling.

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


I Can, I Will, I Did, I TRI-ed!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Yesterday was my first ever Sprint Triathalon and....I DID IT!

Flashback to a few weeks ago. I'd been doing my training. Not as extensive as I would have liked but was getting in several weekly swims and walks (mostly 5ks). Biking hadn't gone so well. About three weeks before the event I went with my 19yo daughter, Alex, and several other ladies to do the whole trail. It went well and then got off the bike and walked 1.5 miles. Everything A-OK. The next morning my tailbone THROBBED! I've dealt with a cyst on my tailbone since I was 18. It comes and goes and thankfully has been hidden for several years. I think the ride aggravated it. I did not get back on a bike for several weeks, was not even sure if I was going to do the biking portion because I could barely sit on my nice soft sofa. Knowing that there were two miles of offroad trails, Ouch, just the thought hurt!

Last week was absolutely crazy! Family came in from out of town (definitely threw me off training), my, now 14yo, daughter had her birthday with friend party and sleepover and my husband and 16yo and 17 yo sons left for Anaheim for a basketball tournament.

My daughter and I went to the mandatory meeting the night before the big event. Nerves were already going but we caught the fever as we mingled with the 260+ women who would be participating and finally received our packets and swim times. My daughter and I were thrilled to find out we'd been assigned the same pool and time and even the exact same lane!

Sleep did not happen as much as I wanted. Woke up at 5 but climbed out of bed at 5:45 (15 minutes before alarm went off). Once we showed up at the pool and watched the first heat swim and visited with the other swimmers for our heat I started to relax. The swimming portion was a tad frustrating for me. There were four swimmers in our lane, it slowed me down.

Next was cycling. Worried about my tailbone but decided to do it! Found out they had formed a second trail, one that was two miles shorter without the offroad. I chose that route since I really wanted to finish all three events. I'm so glad I did! The first loop around KILLED me. My legs hurt, my cardio was effected and my behind hurt SO BAD it brought tears to my eyes. There is NO CRYING in TRIs I told myself. I would NOT let the tears drop out! I told myself I could stop in a certain spot on the second loop. Bad mistake. Trying to get off my seat was a bad decision, my body was paralyzed with pain. After climbing back on the bike I told myself to peddle faster. Faster meant I'd finish sooner and that I'd be able to give my behind relief! Besides the tailbone issue I really enjoyed the biking. Something I haven't done since I was little.

As I jumped off my bike a volunteer came and took my bike and I went off on the 5k. I had no vision of jogging any of it and I didn't. But I was extremely proud of myself. I passed many walkers but no walkers passed me! Although I was passed several times my joggers!

It was so exciting to come to the finish line and to know I had done it!

I enjoyed watching some of the extremely fit women do their events, very motivating! It reminded me of what the human body CAN look like and what we CAN do. I have obviously not fulfilled all I can with the body God has given me. It's up to me to change it.

My weight loss and fitness was severly thrown offtrack in April and I haven't quite found my way back. I've gained weight back and actually did the Tri weighing 299.2. Many of the women (and volunteers) were shocked to find out I was doing all 3 events. Some only did one, others two. I needed to do all 3 to prove something to myself. So glad I did!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NANCYSINATRA 8/19/2012 11:24AM

    You are such an inspiration.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FORBANDE 8/2/2012 11:26PM

    Way to go!!! Good for you pushing yourself! You are awesome!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUNESHOPE 8/2/2012 9:27PM

    I'm impressed. I wouldn't even try to tackle something like that yet.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LNZMANSFIELD 8/2/2012 3:43PM

    YAY! I'm so glad you did it! Super proud of you! I'm going to do a Tri one of these days...our summer here is almost over so there isn't going to be time this year, but maybe next year :o) WAY TO GO!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOOZINITNOW 8/1/2012 11:57AM

    Such an inspiration!!!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITFORMYFAMILY 7/31/2012 10:17PM

    emoticon
Way to push through! I can't imagine trying to ride a bike with a tailbone cyst. It's painful enough without one! Your peserverance is definitely something you should be proud of. I hope that the success of finishing this tri gives you the inspiration and courage to do even more organized events.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISSG180 7/30/2012 10:29PM

    You are such an inspiration! I am planning on training for a tri (after finishing this bike craziness next weekend), and you are inspiring me!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NOTGIVINGUP49 7/30/2012 8:44PM

    emoticon What an accomplishment! I am proud of you and hope you are so proud of yourself! Keep up the great work!

Report Inappropriate Comment
35ANGELS 7/30/2012 8:42PM

    Oh my goodness! That is awesome! Your awesome! Congrats :O)

Report Inappropriate Comment
SASIKHASI1 7/30/2012 2:26PM

    Search for Young LIving on your computer, click on essential oils, put in RC and get some of that. It took a cyst right off my thumb. It is a mixture of essential oils and it really works. 25 bucks for a small bottle. Smells good too.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUSTLIKEALICE 7/30/2012 1:06PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOLOPTIOUS 7/30/2012 12:57PM

    Congratulations!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/30/2012 8:14AM

    That's SO awesome! Congratulations on your success, you should be SOOO proud!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MACMOM57 7/30/2012 7:18AM

    Way to go awesome feat. Very Happy for you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITMARY 7/30/2012 6:56AM

    Incredible! That's just amazing!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHICAT63 7/30/2012 6:31AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon woohoo and congratulations to you & your daughter. Wishing you a speedy recovery for your tailbone:).

Comment edited on: 7/30/2012 6:32:46 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
FLUTTER-BY)L( 7/30/2012 12:14AM

    You are so awesome. I am so proud of all that you have done. You are amazing completing it even with the challenges that you have had. emoticon You will accomplish great things.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ITSHOWYOULIVE 7/29/2012 11:30PM

    emoticon So glad you accomplished your goal!! Of course everyone knew you would :). So happy you did all three. Sounds like a new seat for you bike is in order, a soft one :). You both look so happy and proud (and you should)!! Great job!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PEZMOM1 7/29/2012 11:22PM

    Congrats on your triathlon.

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 Last Page