Wednesday, December 08, 2010
When I started Sparkpeople in Feb. 2010 I was very unhealthy. I won't go into how unhealthy, but the point of this blog will be colds and flu. In the past, if anyone was sick and even thought about me I would catch what they had!
Seriously, I have six people living in my house. The way a sickness would work is one of the kids would show the signs of being sick. Then, over the course of several days, another child would come down with the sickness--then the next, and so on. Finally, just when I would think I had escaped, I would catch it. When I caught it, I would normally be sick for about three weeks...coughing, blowing, and ect!
Well, about 4 weeks ago, one of the kids woke up with a sore throat and belly ache. He actually vomitted--yuck. About a two days later, he seemed to be getting better. Well, each kid started with a sore throat. Then the first one started with a cough. Cough, cough, cough. Days of coughing and congestion. My oldest ended up going to the doctor--because she was in a show at our local theater--she ended up with antibiotics.
The point of my story??? For weeks I've been thinking, "Have I escaped?" In many ways, I believe the answer is, YES! I know I have/had the sickness, but it was so mild I can hardly call it being sick. I think it is safe to actually declare I have escaped! I haven't had weeks of coughing. No mucus congestion or post nasal drip driving me nuts. I simply believe this is a miracle. I have never not caught a sickness brought home. I don't think I have ever not been full of mucus for weeks after a child brought something home.
I am pleasantly surprised and amazed! I think a huge part of this victory has to due to the affects exercise has had on my immunity. I also think that guzzling many cups full of lemon waterevery day since the first signs of sickness has helped. Of course, I give thanks to the Lord for all the changes in my health!
I just had to share this amazing change!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
With Thanksgiving almost here, and Christmas and New Years soon to follow, it's a good time to join the Winter 5% Challenge! I joined the Fall 5% challenge and made it to my goal. I think the winter challenge will be that extra motivation and accountablity needed to continue to lose weight through the holidays!
If you need that extra motivation, why not join me? I should be on the Shooting Stars team!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Reflections on the Fall 5% Challenge
Ok, so I joined the Fall 8 week Challenge, which officially began on September 25th. My starting weight was 219.7, with waist measuring 41 inches, and hips 46. My 5% weight loss goal was 208.7. Today when I weighed in I was at 208 even!
Here are the statsÖ..
9/25- 219.7 lbs, 41 waist,46 hips
10/2 - 217.2 lbs, 41 waist, 46 hips
10/9 - 217 lbs, 40.75 waist, 46 hips
10/16 - 214.6 lbs 40.75 waist 45.5 hips
10/23 - 213.4 lbs 40.25 waist 45.25 hips
10/30 - 214
11/6 - 211.8 lbs 40 waist 44.75
11/13 - 211.4 39.5 waist 44.5
11/20 - 208 (Yay!) 39.25 waist 44.25 hips
Thatís a total of 11.7 lbs. With 1.75 inches off my waistóBig moment hereÖwith the waist finally in the 30ís again (Phew)! I lost another 1.75 inches off my hips! So, all in all, it was a pretty successful challenge.
Through the challenge (and a personal challenge) Iím learning how much fitness time I can actually fit in to a day! Iíve also made some great new spark friends! Iíve really enjoyed this challenge. It really helped to motivate me and keep me focused on the goal.
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