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Milestone for me this past Tuesday

Friday, February 07, 2014

This past Tuesday at my Tops meeting, I qualified for my 70 LB weight loss charm, and I had lost 16 lbs before I joined this weigh-loss support group, so my total weight loss now is 86 lbs.. I am now less than 10 lbs from my goal and very excited now at the idea that maybe I CAN reach this goal. I can't help but think of all of the times that I felt I COULD NOT do this and my one BIG stumble where I gained back 33 lbs. But, I never gave up. If I can do this, anyone can.

  
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SHARONCOATES 4/8/2014 7:21PM

    Thank you so much, Rachel - Today at my Tops meeting, I weighed in and I am now 4 lbs from my goal. It has taken me almost six years to get to this point. Never give up and don't ever emoticon stop believing in yourself!

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TERI-RIFIC 4/8/2014 7:56AM

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SHARONCOATES 2/8/2014 11:58PM

    Thanks so much for all of the comments. They mean a lot to me :)

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WALKINGWOMAN07 2/8/2014 11:36PM

    emoticon What an inspiratioin!

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KELSEY54 2/8/2014 9:36AM

    You are such an inspiration! You will get there soon. emoticon

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CAROLINAKIWI 2/7/2014 3:39PM

    Between TOPS and Spark People you will reach your goal. I, too, am a member of TOPS.

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RACHELS2014 2/7/2014 3:25PM

  That is amazing! Well done - you are so close and you look fantastic!

Thank you for this post - it has really motivated me to keep pushing. Sometimes I feel like I will never get there.

BRILLIANT STUFF!

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Well, I'm finally back down to my 2009 weight!

Friday, May 03, 2013

In the summer of 2009 I had been on a steady course of losing weight and getting more healthy. I had gone from 256 to 172 and If, at that time you would have told me that I was going to be there only for a fleeting moment and that it would take me 4 years before I would be back into the 170's, I would have laughed. I remember feeling pretty cocky and sure that I "had a handle" on my weight problems. I did get down to 172 before thinking that "maybe I didn't need my tops weight loss support group after all" and quit the group before gaining 20 1/2 lbs in one and a half months.. and going on to go up to 205 before I gained control and slowly started to lose again. Four years later, here I am 15 1/2 lbs from my goal, but, not feeling so cocky and realising this is a struggle for life, and I know I need my support group, both here and at my tops group in order to get help when I am having rough food days.

  
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GAILRUU 5/6/2013 6:36PM

    I doubt I will ever be able to maintain my weight unless I track my food and exercise every day. It is a small price to pay to feel healthy.

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PEZMOM1 5/4/2013 10:36PM

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BUSYGRANNY5 5/4/2013 8:17AM

    Congratulations!!! Getting the weight off is only the beginning... I too learned that the hard way!!! Keep on keeping on!!!

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The Slowest Loser

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

When I went to my tops (taking off pounds sensibly) meeting this morning, I was only down 1/2 pound. I felt very ripped off as I felt I had exercised/eaten well and deserved more. Also, I'm surprised how long it's taking for the 4 1/2 lbs I managed to gain in 2 weeks over Christmas off. Note to self: Don't expect to lose the weight you put on in 2 weeks in 2 weeks!! Anyways, I had written to a friend online earlier this week that all the small losses really added up. Today at tops the lady I was sitting next to said that she used to go to another tops group where a woman there had 80 lbs to lose. Well, every week, she would lose a 1/2 lb or sometimes a bit more. Over time, that added up. So, I was thinking about it, and losing 1/2 lb a week every week for a year = 24 lbs. That would put me below my goal!

  
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SHARONCOATES 2/6/2013 8:06PM

    Thank you all for the encouragement. It's really appreciated emoticon

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PEZMOM1 2/6/2013 9:03AM

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BUSYGRANNY5 2/6/2013 7:41AM

    Good for you for losing 1/2 a pound!!! It's all about perspective!!!!

Have a great day!

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KELSEY54 2/5/2013 9:14PM

    Good for you Sharon, you are heading in the right direction. As you know, I totally feel what you are going through. We will fight through this and what a great way to put it, measured in sticks of butter. emoticon

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HEIDI777 2/5/2013 8:37PM

    My sister always tells to count your weight loss in sticks of butter ...1/2 lb is two sticks!! It makes our small losses look like larger losses....and the main reason to lose is to get healthier...well you are 1/2 lb healthier!!! Congrats on your weight loss and keeping the positive attitude!!


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MOM4407 2/5/2013 8:36PM

    It is easy to gain but oh so hard to lose. 1/2 lbs a week is a great goal. You can do it.

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LADYKATHLEEN5 2/5/2013 8:34PM

  Think about what 1/2 pound of butter looks like. Better off than on, right? Keep up the good work.
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LESLEYANNE11 2/5/2013 8:33PM

    I love your attitude. emoticon
I'm with you,I am a profesional dieter and years ago I could easily lose 5kilos in a week(no problem).But now 500gs is a good loss for me.
As i've gotten older my body has changed and holds on more stubbornly to weight.
Don't give up sweety. I've lost 5 kilos so far so believe in yourself because emoticon

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CASTIRONLADY 2/5/2013 8:29PM

    Baby steps will get you there as well as leaps and bounds. Keep up the good work.

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Finding The Biggest Loser show this season quite Inspirational

Friday, January 25, 2013

Today I hiked with my hubby for 45 minutes and then came home, cooled down abit and did a half hour, 1.75 miles on the treadmill. Although, after I was done, I was covered in sweat and thinking "OMG", but, after a few minutes, I felt great. And, something I am finding out: I can do way more than I THINK I can. Yes, I'm packing around an extra 25 lbs of fat, but, I'm way more fit than I used to be at 256 lbs. After gaining 4 1/2 lbs over the holidays and having a really hard time getting it off, I really feel good looking at something else than just the # on the scale! I notice on The Biggest Loser this year there are a real variety of body types and degrees of weight to lose, and I think that is really good, as it gives us all someone we can relate to. I see the largest of them doing workouts that I wouldn't believe possible and it makes me say to myself "suck it up, if they can do it, so can you!". emoticon

  
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BUSYGRANNY5 1/28/2013 7:24AM

    Good for you! Keep on keeping on!!!

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ZZYYGGY3 1/25/2013 4:44PM

    great job.

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4 1/2 lb gain @ my Tops meeting this morning

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

I went to my tops meeting this morning (first meeting since December 18th) and it was very hard to step on those scales. I knew I was up and felt quite upset as I walked over to the scale. Then, because each time I weigh in at my meeting, I adjust the tracker to reflect my current weight, I am no longer in the 170's.. It was sooo hard to get there and I was so proud when I had weighed in December 18th at 179 1/2. I know accountability is so important to me beating this.. And I could have made better choices over the holidays. So there it is. It is what it is, and I'm dusting myself off and not giving up any time soon!

  
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SHARONCOATES 1/8/2013 10:06PM

    Thanks everyone.. I am back on track and trying hard. That last 5 lbs I lost was so hard to lose.. and Yes, Becky, it was 3 weeks to the day since my last meeting because it's every tuesday, so it was the 18th of December, then we had the next Tuesday as the 25th (no one coming to weigh in that day lol), and then the next Tuesday was January 1st. You are right about the accountability of the scales.. When I am away from the group for that long, especially with a holiday, it's so hard! emoticon emoticon

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PEZMOM1 1/8/2013 9:11PM

    You can get there again.
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MOM4407 1/8/2013 8:34PM

    That is why I need TOPS. I need to go weekly and face that scale. How easy it is to forget to eat right when I have a week or 2 off. Really it has been almost 3 weeks since you weighed in.

Challenge yourself. By then end of January it will be off.

You can do it.
Your TOPS Friend
Becky

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KAYG87 1/8/2013 3:12PM

    Don't beat yourself up. Yes, you gained 4.5 lbs. Not it didn't kill your motivation. Yes, you are still motivated, willing, and able to change and your will power will get you there again! Keep at it!

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