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On a weight loss high!! Part Deux

Sunday, March 06, 2011

This is a Blog I did a few months ago.... I am amending it because I am still losing weight
I feel great my body is beginning to firm up and my clothes are hanging off me. Bought my first pair of skinny jeans since I was 18 recently. I have begun to develop some stomach muscles too. Its still hard work and not pleasant but my heart jumps for joy at what I have done since September. My son has also started to work out with me and has started his weight loss journey, losing 13 pounds in about 3 weeks. ITS ALL GOOD!!!


Original Blog below with new weights and measurements.

I have to share with you because I am so stoked about how much success I am having with this weight loss and exercise. I hope you dont mind me spouting but its just fab when you realize just how much hard work you have put into something and come up trumps. Heaven knows this year this is all I have been successful in.

But I have just looked back at all my measurements and calculated what I have done in only 3 months. I have carved a healthier person out of a Jean who hadnt had time for herself in many years. Just look at what I have done, and bear in mind this is in 3 months.

Weight loss 17 pounds (1 stone 3 pounds) NOW 23 pounds
3 inches from thigh NOW 4 inches
1 inches from upper arm Same
4 inches from tummy NOW 4.75 inches
2 inches from boobs NOW 2.25 inches
4 inches from waist NOW 5 inches
4 inches from hips NOW 4.5 inches

Now can you see how happy I am. That now clothes that I put in bags for charities fit me again (and I didnt get round to sending them) because I thought this year "I have to face facts, I am moving on in years and you tend to get bigger as you get older, whats the point in keeping them I will never fit them again." I said this to my husband.

I was always uncomfortable jeans cutting into my tummy, shopping was not pleasant but necessary with my constant weight gain. I was buying things from the large and xl section of the shop. And I know that doesnt sound correct but manufacturers sizes vary so much. And yes I was getting xl knickers for comfort...lol. Gone were the days of thongs and laceys. (She says with a snigger).

This has been the one good thing that came of me losing my job. I have time for me to make and keep me healthy.

I know I wasnt the worst size I could be but I think we all have our comfort zone where we feel happiest and healthiest and able to manage the normal tasks of the day without having to sit down for a rest every 30 minutes. Or puffing and panting when we have to climb some stairs. I had surpassed that stage and felt yucky, so my mission is not yet complete but I am doing what I can to reach it. I would ideally like to lose another 7 pound but I am happy with what I have done so far and if I take a long time for those extra 7 to come off then so be it. My target is not unhealthy of unreasonable its about 9 stone 2, my weight now is 9 stone 9. Remember too that I am only 5 ft 3 so that weight is optimum for me.

  


On a weight loss high!! Part Deux

Sunday, December 19, 2010

This is a Blog I did a few months ago.... I am amending it because I am still losing weight
I feel great my body is beginning to firm up and my clothes are hanging off me. Bought my first pair of skinny jeans since I was 18 recently. I have begun to develop some stomach muscles too. Its still hard work and not pleasant but my heart jumps for joy at what I have done since September. My son has also started to work out with me and has started his weight loss journey, losing 13 pounds in about 3 weeks. ITS ALL GOOD!!!


Original Blog below with new weights and measurements.

I have to share with you because I am so stoked about how much success I am having with this weight loss and exercise. I hope you dont mind me spouting but its just fab when you realize just how much hard work you have put into something and come up trumps. Heaven knows this year this is all I have been successful in.

But I have just looked back at all my measurements and calculated what I have done in only 3 months. I have carved a healthier person out of a Jean who hadnt had time for herself in many years. Just look at what I have done, and bear in mind this is in 3 months.

Weight loss 17 pounds (1 stone 3 pounds) NOW 23 pounds
3 inches from thigh NOW 4 inches
1 inches from upper arm Same
4 inches from tummy NOW 4.75 inches
2 inches from boobs NOW 2.25 inches
4 inches from waist NOW 5 inches
4 inches from hips NOW 4.5 inches

Now can you see how happy I am. That now clothes that I put in bags for charities fit me again (and I didnt get round to sending them) because I thought this year "I have to face facts, I am moving on in years and you tend to get bigger as you get older, whats the point in keeping them I will never fit them again." I said this to my husband.

I was always uncomfortable jeans cutting into my tummy, shopping was not pleasant but necessary with my constant weight gain. I was buying things from the large and xl section of the shop. And I know that doesnt sound correct but manufacturers sizes vary so much. And yes I was getting xl knickers for comfort...lol. Gone were the days of thongs and laceys. (She says with a snigger).

This has been the one good thing that came of me losing my job. I have time for me to make and keep me healthy.

I know I wasnt the worst size I could be but I think we all have our comfort zone where we feel happiest and healthiest and able to manage the normal tasks of the day without having to sit down for a rest every 30 minutes. Or puffing and panting when we have to climb some stairs. I had surpassed that stage and felt yucky, so my mission is not yet complete but I am doing what I can to reach it. I would ideally like to lose another 7 pound but I am happy with what I have done so far and if I take a long time for those extra 7 to come off then so be it. My target is not unhealthy of unreasonable its about 9 stone 2, my weight now is 9 stone 9. Remember too that I am only 5 ft 3 so that weight is optimum for me.

  
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GETNHEALTHY45 12/20/2010 8:12AM

    Wow! That's awesome! So many inches. Keep doing what you're doing and you'll definitely get to your goal weight.

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MARATHON365 12/19/2010 5:03PM

    Congratulations! I can't wait to feel the same high!

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My success might be small this week but its giant overall.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Help me celebrate the loss of yet another pound and some parts of inches from my body. 138 now and 17 pounds shed in only 3 months. I have been working my butt off at the exercise, this week more then doubling my Sparkpeople Fitness Goal.

This is such a wonderful feeling to get a result for the hard work. Today is a rest day too.... but as I signed up for a 10 minute a day challenge I will do something and will feel motivated to do it because of my loss.

Thank you for listening I hope you are all feeling successful at this tempting time of year.

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GETNHEALTHY45 12/20/2010 8:16AM

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It's the little things that add up to big things. They are all worth celebrating.

And I love the little trees surrounding the big tree. It's like a forest.

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STARGAZER68UK 12/19/2010 12:29PM

    Thank you we arent allowed a real tree because of strata by laws, but this looks nice. My cats keep eating the ribbons on the pressies.

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MACKANDME 12/19/2010 12:26PM

    I love you decorations...especially the cat.

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Down in the dumps

Monday, November 29, 2010

Well today has been quite a day.... no particular reason.... just down and couldnt pick myself up. Ate potato chips to make me feel better. They helped while I ate them.
I guess I need some evening primrose, people keep telling me it makes the world of difference.

Everything made me feel crappy today, the weather, my husbands giant pile of clothes (which he hasnt put away for about 6 weeks- and he is now in the bedroom doing it, it has taken him all day) my course is a constant head ache, and I just happened to look at my last lot of homework today with all the dropped marks and that pushed me over the edge. It makes me feel sick. Its not that I dont understand the work its that they are incredibly anal about how they want it done and there is no flexibility. Comments like "make sure you add words using all vowels" etc as if I dont know what all my vowels are, "add one more word" as if one word breaks the bank. I would give it up if I had another job, or I could get back the money it cost me to do it.

I am going to have a baked potato for supper to make up for all the calories I had with the potato chips.

Maybe I set the day off to a bad start because I read the end of my book Marley and Me last night. Cried over it, so maybe I was destined to have a crappy day.

Tomorrow is another day.

  
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BRANNYSHAZZY 11/30/2010 2:42AM

    I'm sure a bag of crisps, won't spoil your weight loss, I know how you feel about getting down in the dumps, it happens to me a lot. I often have a bit of a treat after my weight loss (weigh in day) as a pick me up, you'd soon get bored if you didn't and then you would more than likely fall off all together. Keep your chin up and always look on the bright side of life (harder said than done sometimes I know) emoticon

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HEALTHY_CAROLYN 11/29/2010 11:43PM

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Those days will always be there, and hopefully the potato chips won't always be! This is definitely one of the reasons I don't keep certain foods in the house because I will turn to them during emotional eating, and you never know when those times will hit. I'm glad you decided to turn the day around, and even more glad that tomorrow shows up for all of us to wipe the slate clean.

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MRSDURAN01 11/29/2010 8:30PM

  That's right - tomorrow is another day! The hardest part I'm learning while reading the Spark is to not be hard on yourself when you mess up. As long as we don't let those days continue on for longer periods of time, we'll be alright. emoticon

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Christmas coming fast

Friday, November 19, 2010

Well its almost round the corner now. I have some mixed feelings. Love the time of year, but this year it might just be my husband and I. My son moved out this year, he might come for some time but it wont be the same. My husband is wonderful though and usually makes a great effort to make it special.
I am thinking of decorating the house next week after the carpets have been cleaned. I have lots of time to do it. Also have plans to do baking and maybe even making some bread.
I guess it will be what we make of it. If I look at it as a positive thing it will be great.

So here is to positive outcomes.

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