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Let The Good Times Roll!

Thursday, August 08, 2013


Okay, so I might be super obnoxiously happy lately, but I can't help it! emoticon I have had tons of blogs in the past where I was feeling crappy, so it is nice to be on the up swing with no signs of slowing!

I lost 1.8 pounds this week, while on TOM, and I have managed to lose weight every single week for10 weeks! After being on a horrible plateau and gaining a losing the same 5-10 pounds for 6 months that is a great feeling! emoticon

My yearly physical is in September, and my Doctor wanted me to get my blood work done before the visit. Last year, my A1C was a 5.8 and depending on who you ask, it can be considered pre-diabetes. I found a lot of conflicting information on what exactly is considered pre-diabetes, but either way I knew it wanted to be lower. My Grandma and Uncle on my mom's side have it, as does my Dad. The craziest part is my Dad has always been a healthy weight and active, so I was extra concerned I'd have it with my weight issues.

It has been 9 months since that test and I am now at a 5.3! emoticon I'm so happy to see that. My fasting glucose was great, my cholesterol is great, and my "good cholesterol" is up to 72 which when I googled found out that over 60 was the best possible range. emoticon

Disclaimer: I know that just because I am currently healthy, it doesn't mean that I can't get diabetes in the future, especially with it running in my family. All I can do is continue to get healthier and do what I'm doing and hope for the best.

In other news, I will say that it has been a huge transition in terms of the way I think. It has been hard work from going from thinking "You can't do it, you will always be fat!" to thinking "I can do this, I can TRY my hardest and see what happens", all the way to "You are doing this, and you aren't turning back!"

This weight loss stuff is hard, and we all need to have that confidence in ourselves to KNOW that we can do this. But it seems that confidence gets built in time, and it comes from actually doing this and losing weight and seeing the progress. It almost seems like a vicious circle, but if we can take that first step and lose 5, 10, 20 pounds, we can build this momentum and get to the point where we are unstoppable! I just had to learn that I had to spend just as much time on the emotional/mental journey (if not more) as I did on the physical journey.

I am finally feeling confident in my abilities to lose this weight, to keep it off, to get healthier, and getting back confidence in myself that I was losing with each pound I was gaining. I actually am starting to feel smaller, and the way I'm carrying myself with more confidence is showing and people are starting to notice. emoticon

Fun tidbit of the day: When I came into work last night, a male coworker (who has lost weight himself through gastric bypass) turns to the girl next to him, who is my friend and skinny, and says "If she loses anymore weight, she's going to have to wear your clothes!" emoticon I just said "I wish", but it definitely made me feel good. emoticon

  
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SIMONEKP 8/15/2013 1:03PM

    Love the graphic at the end! Folks like you keep me motivated, I've been having a hard time since June in terms of weight loss even though I've continued to work out 6 times weekly for an hour and have been eating within my calorie range. Over the past 2.5 months I've lost a grand total of like 8lbs which is still a loss and I accept it but it's hard not to grow frustrated when I was losing 8-12 lbs per month for the previous 6 months. Seeing your struggle through the plateau and then getting rolling again really lets me know that this too shall pass.

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WEBEZE 8/9/2013 1:56AM

    You are doing great. Awesome numbers on your blood work. Congrats on the 10 week streak. I am so glad you finally broke free of your plateau.
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JESSICA_STULTZ 8/8/2013 8:36PM

    It's good to see happy blogs! Seriously.. Your happiness has got to rub off on someone who is having a bad day because it made me smile just reading it! So glad things are going good for you and that you are seeing the results you deserve!

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CIROHIO 8/8/2013 7:06PM

    so nice to hear happy things. emoticon lab work! keep that positive attitude and the motivation coming. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 8/8/2013 6:07PM

    Your entry is full of determination and positive attitude! Keep it up, girl!!!

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JENNIEONFIRE 8/8/2013 1:51PM

    you go girl! I am so happy I read this blog....I've been feeling in the dumps lately myself needed some sort of motivation-thanks for that :)

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JENB145 8/8/2013 12:34PM

    Keep it up!
Be on top!
You Rock!
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TEENY_BIKINI 8/8/2013 12:25PM

    You. are. a. rock. star!

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WHOVIANGIRL23 8/8/2013 11:53AM

    Look at you gooooooo! You are so amazing!

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VLINDER2014 8/8/2013 11:03AM

    Congrats !!! and you are doing Fantastic things for you !!! emoticon emoticon .. can't emoticon to much as success like that !!!

KEEP ON KEEPIN ON .. cause it is working..

btw you're right about the head part of it..sometimes and most of time way more important.. turning around our self loathing into POSITIVE SELF LOVE !! and you are well on your way .. you go girl !!

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JESSYJAINES 8/8/2013 10:59AM

    Sounds great, glad your level is dropping and keep spreading the positive vibes! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SYELLICO 8/8/2013 10:19AM

    Good for you!! Love reading these positive thoughts!

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JLPEASE 8/8/2013 9:32AM

    Awesome blog! What a great attitude!
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DEIDRESH 8/8/2013 8:55AM

    YAY! You are really an inspiration and to have continuously lost weight for 10 weeks is AWESOME, esp with TOM! :) With this attitude you CAN and WILL reach your goals! emoticon emoticon

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MYHUBBYISMYHERO 8/8/2013 8:21AM

    Glad to hear that your A-1c was better. It has to make you feel confident in what you are doing. Enjoy the rest of your week.
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FINCHFEEDER80 8/8/2013 7:59AM

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rock those good vibes, girl!

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JADED_CHICK19 8/8/2013 7:29AM

    Good for you! Congrats on your amazing blood work numbers and on your new positive outlook on life! Keep up the great work!

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MOTHEPRO 8/8/2013 7:16AM

    emoticon Great numbers! Keep sharing your happiness! I love basking in it! LOL

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 8/8/2013 7:05AM

    You go girl!! You've EARNED it!! You should be proud, all of that hard work, that effort. I love that you're getting happier and more positive.

Those are great results, I am sure your doctor will be happy to see the results. As will you. emoticon

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AMARILYNH 8/8/2013 6:03AM

    OMG - reading your blog just started my day off with HAPPINESS! For you to have gotten to this place while you are so young, and ESPECIALLY for you to be actively kicking pre-diabetes to the curb just thrills me!! emoticon emoticon

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MADMIRANDA 8/8/2013 4:52AM

    Lovely blog. So happy for you. emoticon

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JACKSGRAN 8/8/2013 4:47AM

    Love this blog. No wonder you are a Spark Motivator

Thankyou for your great post

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COCK-ROBIN 8/8/2013 3:04AM

    Wonderful!

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    I love this blog. Keep 'em coming!

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IDICEM 8/8/2013 1:13AM

  Congratulations on all the good news! Keep up the good work!
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I Owned July! First Outstanding Month Since...

Thursday, August 01, 2013

October! emoticon emoticon emoticon That is right, I have not had an all around great month since October! I was updating my calendar for July, and applying the appropriate stickers and doing my recap, and this is what I discovered happened in July.

emoticon I lost 7.4 pounds! emoticon
emoticon I had 1850 Fitness Minutes! emoticon
emoticon I had consistent strength training the second half of July! emoticon
emoticon I successfully completed calorie cycling for the entire month! emoticon
emoticon I exercised EVERYDAY in July! emoticon
emoticon I walked 96 miles! emoticon
emoticon I hit Onederland (which everyone knows cause I can't stop talking about it LOL) emoticon
emoticon I am at my lowest weight in 9 years! emoticon
emoticon I only had 1 bingey day! emoticon
emoticon But my favorite one is that I feel the best I have, physically and emotionally in a VERY LONG TIME! emoticon

November - May I did not achieve much of anything. I floated around the same weight, gained 10ish pounds to lose them again, but never really got anywhere. June I lost around 3 pounds, and felt frustrated that I was working and not seeing the results, and then July happened and BAM! Things turned around!

Okay, so tooting my own horn is a lot of fun, especially since I had a lot of horn tooting withdrawals the last few months... but that isn't the only reason I am writing this. If one person reading this can feel motivated knowing that you can absolutely turn things around, that would make me feel even happier! emoticon Did you have a crappy July? Did you not lose or even gain? Heck, have you had a crappy 2013 so far? It's not too late to turn it around! We can't change the past but we can focus on each day and do whatever we can to keep pushing forward!

Maybe you had an amazing July! That is great, now is time to take stock of what you are doing! What is working and what is not working? What do you need to continue to do and what do you need to stop doing? I know that sounds so simple, but it wasn't until I saw what I was doing right in July to see what I need to do for August!


My Goals For August:
emoticon Exercise EVERYDAY in August. emoticon
emoticon Get 2000 Fitness Minutes for the first time EVER! emoticon
emoticon Continue with calorie cycling. (1400 calorie range) emoticon
emoticon Continue with strength training. emoticon
emoticon Make 3 miles the "normal" walk for Sparky and I, and trying to possibly increase to 3.5 miles. emoticon
emoticon Have 0 bingey days! emoticon
emoticon Finish BLC as strong as I started! emoticon
emoticon Lose 7 pounds. emoticon

To be honest, losing 7 pounds is the LEAST of my worries. The scale has a mind of it's own... the goals I can control are the ones important to me. I didn't put down tracking food, getting in water, etc because that is so much a part of me at this point it is not worth mentioning!

Let's make it a great August, I hope you will all join me, because it's going to be a fun filled month! emoticon emoticon

  
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SIMONEKP 8/15/2013 1:04PM

    awesome! you rock!

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CHUBBEGONE28 8/6/2013 2:20AM

    Whoo hooooo! Congrats, girlie!

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MEGYSU 8/5/2013 12:01PM

    I'm glad you had such an awesome month. For me, July ended on a really good note. I had a couple weeks of being kind of lazy foodwise and thoughts started to creep in that I was going to start gaining weight back. But I managed to rally and have been doing awesome the last two weeks. I'm getting really close to my previous low. August may be the month!

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GEMINIGEM6 8/4/2013 3:36PM

    Horn tooting withdrawals. Girl you crack me up! I love this blog though b/c you are SO right! WE have the power to turn it around and any given time! Isn't that wonderful! And congrats again for all of your accomplishments!

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MLJSPARK 8/2/2013 11:08PM

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Wow! So many awesome accomplishments for you in July, congrats! My July was up and down and on and off and generally not much progress, so I'll be kicking it into gear for August. Best wishes in continuing your wonderful achievements and meeting your August goals!

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AMARILYNH 8/2/2013 11:34AM

    Congratulations on a job well done!! I predict August will be even better - you are on a ROLL!! I can't wait for the picture of you in those ZIPPED up shorts - I know its coming soon!! emoticon

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LYNNWANNABE 8/2/2013 9:50AM

    I ended July with a gain, but already see it back off this morning; however, it was enough to give me a kick in the butt and a push in the right direction. Also, enough will power to ignore my husband this morning when he woke me early with a grumpy attitude and a double candy bar for me? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? emoticon emoticon I'm clueless what I'm doing up, but I weighed myself and I'm back down the 2 lbs and settled for a glass of water emoticon and as soon as I'm done posting here, I'm going back to bed for more sleep emoticon .. four or five hours does not help curb the appetite. Oh, AND I made HIM eat the candy bar, broke his heart I'm sure! emoticon

Anyway, let's rock August! emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 8/2/2013 5:33AM

    Amazing!!! You are on fire!!!

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JACKSGRAN 8/2/2013 4:59AM

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DANCINGFLAMES 8/2/2013 4:20AM

    Very inspiring!

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HEATHERFREE 8/1/2013 10:36PM

    I am with you, August is a new month, and time for new goals or at least to get on with the ones I've already made!

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MOTHEPRO 8/1/2013 10:01PM

    emoticon My July was kind of blah, but I'll turn it around in August!

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CIROHIO 8/1/2013 10:00PM

    July deserves a emoticon emoticon emoticon
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JENB145 8/1/2013 9:48PM

    Way to go on a great month! Here's to August!!!
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LAWANDMUSIC 8/1/2013 9:45PM

    Congratulations!!

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LASHAYLAG4 8/1/2013 9:33PM

  That's awesome!!!!

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COCK-ROBIN 8/1/2013 9:31PM

    Wonderful!

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JUNEAU2010 8/1/2013 9:27PM

    Thanks for sharing. I have had, as you say, a crappy time for far longer than I want to admit (years?!)

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Journey To The Shorts & BLC Fit Test Week 8!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I am taking a page out of my girl Susan's (IMSOOZEEQ) book... and I took a photo of the size 16 shorts I don't fit into yet. I started off as a size 24, and am currently in size 18's. Now more then ever, I carry the majority of my weight in my stomach... and I wear my pants at my belly button... so while my size 18's are a little big, I am not quite ready for the 16's. I will try them on periodically and see how much closer I am getting until they finally fit! Then I will move onto the 14's! Sometimes the scale doesn't always show the whole story, so I'm hoping to find motivation from the shorts! :D


I will say this, I have not worn shorts since high school, bet that was pretty apparent from my pale skin. emoticon So this would be a big deal not only to fit into them, but to feel comfortable and confident enough in myself to wear them in public! emoticon

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We are now in week 8 of BLC! The time is just flying and before we know it we will be doing our week 12 final update. I will be the first to admit I haven't been working on all of these things as much as I should... but I am doing a lot more than I have been! My 30 day dumbbell challenge is also still in full swing. As far as weight loss, official weigh in is tomorrow, but I'm still around the same weight I was last week. My goal for the challenge was to lose 16.6 pounds and get to 195, and I believe I will hit that by the end of the challenge.

Fit Test Results (Week 1/Week 4/Week 8):
Crunches: 50/75/100 emoticon
Wall Sit: 50/70/110 (seconds) emoticon
(Modified) Squats: 15/25/30 emoticon
(Wall) Push Ups: 25/40/50 emoticon
Walk 1 Mile: 19:37/18:50/18:06 emoticon
Hula Hoops: 3/3/14 (minutes) emoticon

I will say that my squats are getting farther down, so I wasn't that disappointed in the minimal increase. Everything else I was pleased with. I will say the hula hoop is just for fun and just something I like to improve on for me. That is hit and miss though, sometimes I do good and sometimes not so much. I also had a personal record walking with Sparky, and it's actually faster than I walk by myself! 17:20 for a mile! emoticon That little booger really pushes me to walk faster... or maybe he PULLS me to walk faster, either way. emoticon emoticon

And without further ado, the stretching photos... and can I just say despite the unflattering angle, and the fact that there are still visible rolls on my body... I actually looked at the positives! Like how tiny my arms and legs look and the fact that I see some muscle (or something) on my outer thighs! Amazing!

  
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HEATHERFREE 8/1/2013 10:33PM

    you are doing great all around! on the scale and off!

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MERRY_XMAS 8/1/2013 11:10AM

    Amazing progress!!! Well done!!!

PS. I love the Grinch t-shirt!

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 8/1/2013 8:24AM

    You just blow me away!!! You are doing awesome... and I love that your pup, Sparky, is part of your success.. very fun!.. now, time to move those push-ups to your knees sis! Once I hit 50 reps on my overhead press, I doubled the weight to challenge myself.. so I think you should "take it to your knee"!!

You are going to blow your goal away!
Annie

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MAMACHAMBS 8/1/2013 7:21AM

    That's MY girl! Look at all the progress you are making this round! I'm SO proud of you!

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MADMIRANDA 8/1/2013 4:04AM

    Pictorial evidence! You are doing great. emoticon

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DEWADDICTNOMORE 7/31/2013 8:15PM

    You are making such wonderful progress!! emoticon What a great idea with the jeans pic!!! I am so blessed to have met you this round of BLC and look forward to seeing your continued progress emoticon emoticon

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MINDYSUE65 7/31/2013 12:57PM

    emoticon What awesome progress!!

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JESSYJAINES 7/31/2013 11:55AM

    You're looking good! You are putting in the effort and making realistic goals. Keep pushing and I believe you will reach and surpass all your goals. emoticon

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MEGYSU 7/31/2013 8:42AM

    Good for you...and I have to say, you look amazing!

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BASEBALLMOM21 7/31/2013 7:44AM

    you rock!!! emoticon

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VLINDER2014 7/31/2013 7:36AM

    LOOK at all the progress you are making.. and not just weight wise but health wise.. you WOO HOO for you my friend.. you are doing Awesome !! emoticon

hugs ,
Dawn

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AMARILYNH 7/31/2013 6:51AM

    I'm sitting here at my computer grinning like a fool - LOOK at that flexibility progress! AND look at those legs - my suggestion is to get at least one pair of shorts that fit now!! Because its TIME to wear them with pride NOW!

I love the idea of a too small pair though - and my advice is try them on every week because the week you lose the LEAST on the scales may very well be the week they fit perfectly!! At least that's how it was with me as I was losing.

CONGRATULATIONS on the AWESOME success you are having - you ROCK!! TOTALLY ROCK!! emoticon emoticon

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AELI2468 7/31/2013 6:44AM

    You looking fantastic! And your stretching has *really* improved over the 8 weeks! emoticon

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Wow, the pictures show it all. YOU ARE DOING SO WELL!

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Keep it up. You'll soon be into those shorts.

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DEBSZOO74 7/31/2013 12:25AM

    You are doing so good, Stephanie!!! You have muscles! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 7/30/2013 10:30PM

    Wonderful!

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    You can do this! emoticon

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ADARKARA 7/30/2013 10:22PM

    Woot! Love your Grinch tee! Keep up the flame, sistah!

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    You are making amazing progress!

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The Party's Over But The Journey Isn't...

Saturday, July 27, 2013


First off, a million billion emoticon's to everyone who made my Onederland Party a fantastic experience! emoticon That is something I am going to remember for years and years to come! emoticon I have never been one of those people with a "Featured Blog Post", and I was always lucky and felt excited if I got 20 comments... so that was quite the experience for me! I felt super happy and honored to share that milestone with all of you! emoticon

But I will say there was a moment, where I got so caught up In the partying, I almost forgot the journey wasn't over! emoticon That's right, Onederland is amazing, it's got quite the view... but Onederland isn't a free place to live. I can't walk around eating like I did when I was 272 pounds and think I'm going to get to stay in Onederland. This community is a great one, but it takes hard work and persistence to make sure you don't have to move out of here!

I had a girls night out on Thursday, and I ate exactly how I expected to... over my calories for the day but a maintenance type range as to not flush everything down the toilet. But then Friday came, and I found myself wanting to overeat yet again! emoticon Um, wait a minute... you are not at your goal weight, you are NOT done losing weight... and even if you were at your goal weight, it is NEVER okay to go back to overeating! DUH! I know that is common sense, but that evil voice that used to tell me "You can't do it! You'll always be fat! You will never get to Onederland!" ended up losing, because I've lost weight and I got to Onederland. I thought that voice had been defeated but that voice actually came at me with a whole new motive!! Instead of the mean, nastiness it usually brings... it came to me and said "Look at you, you have worked so hard, done so well, you got to Onederland like you said, so why don't you take a break? Why not lighten up a little and have some fun... have an extra scoop of ice cream, eat when you aren't hungry, it's not a big deal, don't worry about it, you worked so hard that it's okay to ease up!" emoticon I had never had it come at me like that... so I was really taken back... I almost gave in, and I almost went back for more ice cream, but then I realized the sabotage and had to rearrange my thoughts and my actions to make sure my eyes were still on the prize! emoticon

Journey Still In Progress! Upcoming Goals:
192 - 80 Pounds Lost
182 - 90 Pounds Lost
172 - 100 Pounds Lost
170 - Goal Weight (Really going to be an evaluation if I want to consider 160ville or not).

Lots to look forward to, and lot's to WORK towards! emoticon

  
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MYOWNHERO 8/1/2013 10:14AM

    You are a wise woman!

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LYNNWANNABE 7/30/2013 1:44AM

    Very well done! emoticon

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ROCKNP90X 7/29/2013 11:18AM

    emoticon emoticon That is really awesome!! You have come a long way, you will get to where ever you want to go!

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ADVENTURESEEKER 7/29/2013 10:22AM

    I know EXACTLY what you are talking about!

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HEATHERFREE 7/28/2013 9:19PM

    good job on defeating that voice!

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GEMINIGEM6 7/28/2013 3:01PM

    I know EXACTLY what you mean b/c when I reached Onederland back in 2011 it was thoughts like that that made me end up regaining my weight and then some! Good for you for seeing it for what it was and taking control! It's so tempting to 'relax' once we lose a good amount of weight and especially for those of us who are/were over 200lbs, when we get to Onederland we really feel like we are there girl! Lol! And most of us are not at our goal weight as soon as we slip into Onederland, so I totally get it! I'm glad you got it under control and are staying on track to the finish line! :)

I'm still right behind you! I will be moving to Onederland I'd say in the next few weeks! See you there! I think it's going to be our final residence! Lol.

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MERRY_XMAS 7/28/2013 1:03PM

    Reaching milestones can be a "make it or break it" point during your journey... But you are doing an amazing job!!! Well done!!!

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MTN_KITTEN 7/28/2013 11:19AM

    You have the bestest attitude ... you are an inspiration. Keep doing what you have been doing and you will succeed.
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JACKSGRAN 7/28/2013 4:17AM

    Well done for keeping that goal in sight

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COCK-ROBIN 7/28/2013 12:19AM

    Wonderful!

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SIMONEKP 7/27/2013 11:01PM

    back slap that voice the next time it rears its head

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    Loved this blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRIXIETEXAS 7/27/2013 10:31PM

    Whoo Hoo! You are doing great...keep going! I hope to have my very own Onederland party soon.
You ROCK!

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IMSOOZEEQ 7/27/2013 10:09PM

    Umm What can I say here? I thought I was going to have to slip into FRANK mode and pour out some special mega strength can of whoop a$$ on ya but I see that you handled your business quite well! You are a rock star as I have said before! Look at all you have learned and accomplished on this journey. You have much to be proud of and so much information and knowledge to draw from to continue on to your goal (whatever that goal ends up being).

You got this my friend! Don't you ever doubt that!! emoticon

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Goodbye Twoterville, Hello Onederland!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013



That's right, this is not a drill, Onederland is officially upon us!! As of this morning I'm 199.6! I originally had a bunch of stuff I wanted to say about how this was a long hard journey, but that after 9 years out of Onederland I am so excited to be back and move back in! I even made it into a cute little story about how 16 months ago, I decided I wanted to pack up my bags, move out of Twoterville and move right into Onederland.... but that story was more serious, and right now I am feeling like a party animal! emoticon The emotions inside me are just nothing but emoticon's and emoticon's! It just feels like a huge party and you are all invited!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

On a serious note... I will tell you that I have had bumps in the road and fallen into the pit of despair MANY MANY times, but the important thing is that you always get back up and you keep pushing! I have gotten here through the support of Spark People and all my amazing Spark Friends! I heart you all and I am so excited that you have been with me throughout this journey and reminding me to keep my eye on the prize! emoticon I heart all my Spark Friends, but special shout out to Susan (IMSOOZEEQ) and Shelby (TheShelbster) who have been with me on this journey for what seems like ever!! emoticon

The journey of course is not over, my goal weight is going to be 170ville, and that is where I am headed to, but for right now let's celebrate! emoticon 199.6, just over 72 pounds lost! emoticon emoticon

  
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NICKLESPICKLES 8/23/2013 8:20AM

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GEMINIS_25 8/6/2013 12:23PM

    Congratulations!! Thanks for sharing. Sometimes one gets to thinking that the people that succeed just have more willpower, self-discipline, or motivation, even when it's more logical to know that most will trip up and even fall while on the path toward a fitness goal. It's always inspiring to see people overcome these lifestyle obstacles and refocus and see a clear path to success again! And it's also inspiring knowing that so long as you keep moving forward, you'll end up at,or at least loser to, your destination.

Continued success!!!

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JENNHAS118 8/5/2013 7:44PM

    congrats & be proud of all the work you have done!

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JENNHAS118 8/5/2013 7:44PM

    congrats & be proud of all the work you have done!

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CATHIMOMMY 8/5/2013 9:25AM

    Happy Dance....I trying to get below 170....so let's do this!

Cathimommy!

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KEYTOSLIM 8/1/2013 12:57AM

    You look great! I hope to be there someday!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 7/30/2013 3:42PM

    I just arrived in Onderland myself! Feels awesome! Congratulations! Onward and downward!

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RIDELIKEAGIRL1 7/30/2013 10:08AM

    AWESOME!!! I'm sure you are an inspiration to many more than you realize too ;-)

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TTHINAGAINN 7/30/2013 3:29AM

    Way to Go!! You're an inspiration!! emoticon

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LIMITEDGRACE 7/29/2013 6:14PM

    PS - What worked the best in getting here?

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LIMITEDGRACE 7/29/2013 6:14PM

    NICE! Congratulations!!! I don't know at what point of my life I last saw Onederland, but I WILL get there & can't wait to meet the welcome wagon once I do! (Can someone say NEIGHBORHOOD DANCE PARTY?!?!?)

I have to tell you, my absolute favorite thing about your post, is the picture of your scale and how you have the "This means nothing" on it! SUCH a great idea...I might have to convince my husband that we're putting big sparkly sticky letters on ours too.

Keep rockin' it girl!! emoticon

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KALEI-CAN 7/29/2013 11:49AM

    Save a lot for me!! I'm building a big ole house when I get there because I plan to stay awhile!!! emoticon

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SUNNIE00 7/29/2013 11:40AM

    WOOP WOOP!!!!! That's awesome can't wat til I can move in .

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ROXYCARIN 7/28/2013 10:46PM

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JANMARKUE 7/28/2013 8:28PM

    YEAH!!!
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WISHNDREAMNDO 7/28/2013 8:18PM

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Hoping to get there myself by next week.

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FEMISLIM 7/28/2013 2:57PM

    Woo Hoo!!!

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SNOOPYLINKOS 7/28/2013 11:26AM

    emoticon Keep going!

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MAPLECANDY3 7/28/2013 10:05AM

    Always the most exciting NSV! You ROCK!!

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SANDICANE 7/28/2013 7:52AM

    Congratulations on your hard work and welcome to Onederland!!

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1DRWOMAN 7/26/2013 8:38PM

    YEA!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

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MARTHAFOCUSED2 7/26/2013 8:33PM

    CONGRATS!!!! I myself am working towards reaching that goal as well... currently 273... can't wait to see 199. VERY HAPPY FOR YOUUUUU! emoticon

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MARTHAFOCUSED2 7/26/2013 8:06PM

    CONGRATS!!!! I myself am working towards reaching that goal as well... currently 273... can't wait to see 199. VERY HAPPY FOR YOUUUUU! emoticon

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HEALTHYMLB 7/26/2013 6:19PM

    Welcome to the neighborhood, I finally moved in on July 7th! Isn't it great!!!!!

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CHANGING-TURTLE 7/26/2013 5:11PM

    emoticon emoticon You are doing great!!!!! emoticon

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JOGSWITHDOGS 7/26/2013 3:21PM

    Fabulous job! Keep up the good work.

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URGETTINTHIN 7/26/2013 3:05PM

    Congrats!
That's phenomenal!
In no time you'll be in the 180's--I'm sure of it.

KEEP SPARKIN! emoticon

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JENNIFER0807 7/26/2013 2:41PM

    That's just great! emoticon

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LOLAHH 7/26/2013 1:11PM

    Woohoo! Way to go!! Can't wait till I'm your neighbour in onederland!! lol
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CLAIRESGG 7/26/2013 12:43PM

    Great job! Wow!

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CRISSA1669 7/26/2013 12:12PM

    Whoo hooo, you know I am doing the happy dance for you and with you!!! I know what a huge big deal this is.... 170ville is where I'm headed too so let's keep these rear ends in gear, we'll get there!!!! Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FIRECOM 7/26/2013 11:56AM

    Top notch blog, thanks for the message.

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RACHCOX 7/26/2013 11:51AM

    GREAT!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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MARGARITTM 7/26/2013 11:10AM

    Fabulous!

Keep up the great work!

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SUSIEMT 7/26/2013 10:17AM

    Congratulations!!!!! I know how it feels and I did my happy dance!!!

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SUNFLOWERVAL 7/26/2013 9:39AM

    I love that you put a note on your scale!!!
GREAT JOB! what a wonderful success!!!!!!

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SMILES_CAN_DO 7/26/2013 9:12AM

  Nice!! Congratulations!! Pat yourself on the back!!

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CIROHIO 7/26/2013 9:10AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am partying with you for I too make my goal to the wonderful world of onederland! I hit one of my emoticon on Wed. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REEDWEEB 7/26/2013 8:55AM

    You go girl! emoticon

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 7/26/2013 8:34AM

    congrats

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