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Vacation plans set, Backpacking Isle Royale

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I'm super pumped and gearing up for my coming vacation in July. Going to Isle Royale for 5 glorious days of hiking and adventure. I plotted out our backpacking route last night and it ends up being just shy of 58 miles for the 5 days. Now I have been busy shopping for a pack for the trip since we have to carry all of our gear (for those that don't know what I meant by backpacking). I love trips like this no technology, just wilderness and some sweat.
I also need to get my booty training for the backpacking along with my triathlon. Not going to lie been slack on "actual" workouts lately. Not lazy mind you just working my booty off in the yard (I think taking out all that dirt and sod counts) and biking, hiking etc. Like I said not lazy just not sweat with the intention to improve physical fitness, more just maintenance stuff.
After work in the morning however I am hitting the pool followed by a long run, and at some point in the day a more substantial bike ride. Going to test out some backpacks too.

  
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ON2VICTORY 4/27/2012 10:08PM

    look forward to seein' my buddy!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/11/2012 11:26AM

    sounds great is it just you and the boyfriend going or are other s going with you?i love camping and not thge type with a camper van etc.proper camping in the middle of no where washing in a lake or water fall.bushes for toilets etc.canīt beat it looking at the starrs at night.can i say i am envious love.hope you get a light weight backpack that is just right for all your needs.have you a good swiss knife?canīt be without one of them. emoticon

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80.6 down woo hoo!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

September 25th, 2009 I stepped on the scale and was horrified at the sight, I wanted my scale to be broke/wrong so badly but it was not it was giving me the horrifying truth of how bad I had let myself get. 310lbs, my clothes were bursting at the seams I couldn't seem to buy a large enough size, in short I had hit the bottom and the breaking point. The next day I asked a guy at work to borrow his copy of P90x and started on the 27th. It probably goes without saying there have been a lot of ups and downs, struggling, maybe a tear or 2 or 10 but as of today I stepped on the scale and finally broke a month long plateau to hit the lightest weight I have been at in 7 years, all weight loss beyond this is going to be the lightest of course, but this was kind of a magic number I needed to hit, it was light at the end of the tunnel if you will. Something today was very magical about hitting 229.4lbs. For some reason my goal of 180 seems much closer. May because in 2010 I hit 236 then gained back 30lbs through the end of 2010 early 2011. Then I battled and got stuck in the 250s, then the 240s and then the 230s and I for some reason felt if I could get out of the 230s I would feel some magical energy and I did. Today I ate perfect, I rode my bike 14.15 miles to work and it seems like 219 will be just around the corner I know it's still a lot of work ahead but it just felt so encouraging. And Non Scale Victory of the day (NSV) wore my cute "skinny" girl shorts while more snug than they used to be I wore them, I pulled them out of the bottom of the hope drawer.

  
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LAURA40S 4/3/2012 10:39PM

    Congratulations! Hard work and determination and persistence :) You've shown how to put those 3 together for RESULTS! :)
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KKINNEA 3/26/2012 12:07PM

    Congrats!!

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ABSOLUTZER0 3/26/2012 11:25AM

    ROCK ON! Woohoo!

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HICKOK-HALEY 3/22/2012 4:44AM

    I'm impressed. Keep up the good work!! emoticon

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KAKAKALI4 3/19/2012 10:03AM

    Thanks for that blog... I feel 'stuck' in the 230s .. well now i gained 5 lbs .. 240s .. but I will get back and I will win .. I wish I could say I got as much exercise as you .. but I am back to working at it .. and moving as much as I can and not beating myself up! I will get there .. you are living proof!

Thanks and keep up the great work!

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MNCYCLIST 3/19/2012 8:35AM

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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/19/2012 7:54AM

    first i must say(incase i forget at the end of the blog)i love the idea of a hope drawer,maybe i should set one up for myself where did you get the idea for the namejust love it?i think it is great you have new energy i also thing it is great you did p90x at over 300lbs,i am still debateing to do oit lol.i find the thought daughting but as it keeps coming back to me i know one day i will do it when i can afford the price or someone lends me a copy lol.keep up the good work you are doing great i am so proud to know you love and that i can congratulate you on you reaching goal which i know you will.keep on keeping on. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WISHICOULDFLY 3/18/2012 7:52PM

    You are in what I like to refer to as "virgin fat territory", i.e., somewhere you haev not been in ages. For me, my stumbling block is 259...I'm getting close and once I hit that, I'll be unstoppable!

Congrats on pushing through that wall. Betcha you'll be in "ONEDERLAND" by the end of summer! emoticon

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WISHICOULDFLY 3/18/2012 7:49PM

    You are in what I like to refer to as "virgin fat territory", i.e., somewhere you haev not been in ages. For me, my stumbling block is 259...I'm getting close and once I hit that, I'll be unstoppable!

Congrats on pushing through that wall. Betcha you'll be in "ONEDERLAND" by the end of summer! emoticon

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Schedule dilemma need input on what others do.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My work schedule provides plenty of days off, but it's the days that I work that are killing me. I work 545pm-6am, I have to leave the house by 5-510 and I get home around 630. 630-7ish is unwind time and I am usually asleep around 730. If I get the recommended 8 hours that is 330pm That gives me about an hour to fit in exercise and making dinner. Previously I had success making mass quantities of food on days I am off work then just being able to have that hour for fitness. But now I have a boyfriend who and I very rarely have leftovers anymore. So I am finding myself making a meal daily. So the reality of my schedule is I get up around 1 or2 which is 6-7 hours of sleep, it then takes me longer to get functional which seems to put me at around 3 by the time I am functional anyway and all I have really bought myself is an extra half an hour. So I guess I am looking to see what you crazy busy folk out there do

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/14/2012 7:40AM

    what hours does your boyfriend work?can he do some of the food preparations.can you not bulk cook on your days off and freeze so you then only have to warm up things.or even chop and prepare vegtables etc that you can quicly make a stirfry,tasty nutrisious and very little time.how about work can you not fit in some exercis there at break times etc.even lots of little bit of exercise is better than no exercise.you know where there is a will there is a way and i no you will find that way.keep on keepinhg on you are doing great love. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WANNABFIT34 3/13/2012 7:43PM

    Oh I should mention I find a healthy home cooked meal a key to my success I can do a lot of healthy 30-40 minute meals and I am getting a half hour of fitness, just not always what I want to do, maybe I am just being greedy.

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The Magic Numbers.

Friday, March 09, 2012

My only goal for this weekend is to behave myself and finally drop below 230 I have finally taken down 235 and I am sitting at 230 but my body is fighting to stay at 230 or above, grr always frustrating. While I am happy with my progress and my inches lost and all are awesome, it is just mentally a huge victory to go past a certain number. I'm super happy because at one point the magic number was 270 right now being below 230 would just really give me that burst of motivation.I know I will reach my goal weight and size etc this year its just a fact it's going to happen, but I am getting impatient with 230 land and and want to be in 220 land. Oh how good it will feel, I need this, so I must behave this weekend I must stay focused and I must get myself over this hump and find that extra little motivation that comes with seeing a significant number on the scale.

  
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KKINNEA 3/9/2012 2:33PM

    Celebrate that old drop in pounds and keep focused for the new drop in pounds - you can do it!

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ON2VICTORY 3/9/2012 12:17PM

    Thats a woo hoo my friend!!

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It's the Little Victories that mean so much

Sunday, March 04, 2012

I am very happy with my weight loss this year so far, I am happy with how I feel, and the scale has even been mostly kind, but the victories that are really making a difference right now are: My Dad has commented on my weight loss (Mom too) my Dad isn't one of those dad's or anything but it was just really cool that he noticed and even seemed to have some admiration for my success. I am wearing my smaller sized work pants and I can actually get the next size down on, just need to get to being able to button them. I fit into the smallest size jeans in the past 5 years, still shooting for getting into my size 10s but right now the jeans I am in make me super happy. I dug out some of my cute Express tops and the tank tops fit, I still have enough squish that they will only be undershirts right now but hey they go on. My leather jacket fits, when you spend that much on a coat you hate to see it sitting in the back of the closet. And last but not least I bought a new workout shirt that is a size large, I could actually put a Medium on if I wanted but I'm still self conscious. I think wearing smaller clothes helps motivate me, and if I notice the stuff getting tight, I will know for sure I am going in the wrong direction no matter what the scale says.

  
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KLAD_COCKERS 3/5/2012 11:08AM

    Well done! Enjoy all victories, big and small!!!

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SPaRk On!

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