Wednesday, March 10, 2010
On Thursday, January 28, 2010 I posted my list of motivations; all of the reasons why I was trying to lose weight and get healthy. I thought it would be interesting to revisit this list because some of these things have been accomplished.
1) Wear a swim suit on the beach
Well, I'm definitely not there YET, but I'm significantly closer to this goal than I was on January 28th.
2)Stop avoiding mirrors
*DONE* I no longer dodge the mirrors. My husband even caught me checking out my own rear end a couple of weeks ago LOL
3) Look better naked
Again, moving in the right direction...I'm not to where I'd like to be, YET.
4) Have my clothes fit better
*DONE* My "skinny" jeans are now loose. This has motivated me to work even harder to lose even more.
5) Play & be active with my kids
*DONE* I have much more energy than a I did at the beginning of 2010. We're playing tag, having "dance parties" and doing lots of other physical activities.
6) Be a good role model for my children in regard to diet and exercise
*DONE* My 5-year old is asking me if snacks are "healthy" and my 2-year-old is loving all the fresh fruit we have in the house--she's even willing to try ANYTHING new that we put in front of her.
7) Do more "active" things with my spouse
*DONE* We are running a race together on 10.30.10 which I never DREAMED I'd be doing. He's a lot faster and a much better runner than me, but the fact that we're DOING it is huge.
8) Run a 5K--maybe someday a marathon
Close to being DONE. On the 5K end anyway. I have registered and paid for 2 5Ks. The first is Friday May 14th, the second I mentioned in #7.
9) Have more energy
*DONE* I've seen a HUGE change in my energy level. Eating healthy, getting rid of the soda, and committing to my workouts has made all the difference.
10) Live longer
Well on my way here, too!
11) Be more confident
*DONE* I feel like I'm not the "Fat Girl" in the room...it's amazing, but I feel like when I talk people are really LISTENING now. People NOTICE me now.
12) Look on the outside how I feel on the inside
Well on my way...nearly 30 pounds is nothing to shake a stick at!
13) Prove that I CAN DO IT!
14) Not be the fat sister
Not quite there yet, but I will be soon!
And last but certainly not least:
15) Be able to donate a kidney to my son if/when he needs it.
DONE!!!! Gavin had a living-donor kidney transplant when he was 11 months old. now 4-years later he's doing extremely well. The only thing is post-transplant life can be uncertain. We know several kiddos who were transplanted around the same time as our son who are now rejecting and need another kidney. I am officially ABLE to donate if need be because I have lost a significant amount of weight and my blood pressure is LOW! I don't ever want to see my baby back on dialysis if I can help it!
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
I've been so encouraged by my slow and steady losses, but I'm a little concerned that as the weight comes off I might hit a plateau. Since I'm feeling more energized, I've decided to try 2-a-days this week. Sunday I did my "No More Trouble Zones" DVD and then walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes later that evening.
I was really feeling tired, so I took yesterday off.
Today I did the DVD again, and tonight I'm going to do a walk/run on the treadmill for about 20 minutes--longer if I feel up to it. I need to start getting ready for the 5K coming up in May, so I figure I need to step up the running, too.
My biggest problem (guys, you might want to stop reading here)
is that my TOM is coming up and I'm just cranky, irritable, bloated, and HUNGRY. I can't explain this uncontrollable need to stuff my face. The good news is that so far I've kept it within my calorie range. I'm trying to choose filling, low-cal snacks, and lots of veggies at meal times.
So far, so good. I'm hoping to continue to keep this up for the whole week. Sunday is my weigh-in day and last time it was TOM I had hardly any loss.
Friday, March 05, 2010
This is a photo of me taken at my heaviest non-pregnant weight. *Gulp* 255 pounds.
After I first saw this photo I cried. A lot. This photo also made me systematically remove myself from our family photos. That was what really made me want to change. I'd run and hide whenever the camera came out because I was afraid of what the photos would look like. I don't have many pictures of me with my children when they were really small because 1--I'm usually the photographer in our house, and 2-- I hated my body SO MUCH.
The community here along with all of my wonderful Spark Friends have made me feel like I can share this "secret" with you. I'm very close to revealing my current weight. My tracker only shows "pounds lost" because I'm still embarrassed of where I'm at.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
I am feeling downright GIDDY right now! This morning on the scale I was down 2.2 pounds, which means I OFFICIALLY hit my first goal to lose 25 POUNDS!!!
As a reward to myself, 2 new pair of yoga pants from Old Navy because my old ones are literally falling off my body when I work out!
One pair is black, one pair is gray, and I can't WAIT to break them in!
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