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Yo, Wagon.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

So... I sorta fell off the wagon for a couple months. Here I am again. I didn't lose any weight, but I didn't gain any either, so I'm not doing too horribly.

I started running again (about 3 weeks ago) and I'm doing 0-10k now using RunDouble. I'd really like to lose these last 55 pounds by this time next year. I'm back to tracking what I eat, so I know that will hold me more accountable.

Everything that used to motivate me doesn't work anymore. Oh well. Here we go again!

  
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SPARKLINGHOPE 6/21/2013 8:46AM

    Best wishes!!

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TATTER3 6/21/2013 6:36AM

    Just keep Sparkin'!!

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Hellooo Plateauuuu

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Well, I've been on a plateau for about the last month. I'm sure part of it is because I'm getting more comfortable at this weight and I haven't been quite as strict as I was. Just in the last couple weeks, however, the numbers have started moving down again, so that's exciting. :)

I recorded my April song yesterday. It's a happy little tune. The ukulele didn't record well, but I kinda gave up on it mostly because I just liked using all of the percussion on the choruses. It's a cover of Ingrid Michaelson's song, "Everybody."

https://soundcloud.com/annanna2742/every
body

  
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LUNABYRD 4/27/2013 2:23PM

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your song! Keep it up girl!
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TATTER3 4/24/2013 10:23PM

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VANESSAVOS13 4/24/2013 1:10PM

    I just read a blog about this yesterday you should totally check it out. Her name is Andie and she's lost 135 lbs and kept it off. Her blog is amazing. She has her thoughts on tons of different things (I love her blog called "a different way to think about weight loss") and I really appreciate that she explains how much losing weight SUCKS but it's doable and worth it in the end. You should check it out.

In this blog she suggests lowering calories, but all of the comments below I found to be more helpful, they suggest increasing your calories if you've been increasing your exercise and you will see a change in your weight. Plateaus SUCK!!!
http://www.canyoustayfordinner.
com/2012/10/10/3-tips-for-deali
ng-with-weight-loss-plateaus/

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KATHANN2 4/24/2013 11:48AM

    Keep working hard! I seem to also have a set back when I start losing weight. You just have to remember how much you want to lose and where you are at your goal!

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Yay for a March Song!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I didn't run today...

But I did record my March song. :)

https://soundcloud.com/annanna2742/gonna
-get-over-you

It's a much slower version of Sara Bareilles' song "Gonna Get Over You."

  
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TATTER3 3/6/2013 9:46PM

    Keep Sparkin'!!

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WOOHOOFORYOU 3/6/2013 7:09PM

    Indeed. And thanks! It's something I'm trying to push myself to do more. The heavier I got, the less I wanted to make music with or in front of anyone. I felt like everyone would criticize me whether it was good or horrible based on how I looked. I'm starting to gain a little confidence back. :)

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SHERYLDS 3/6/2013 6:37PM

    is that you singing....beautiful....thanks for sharing

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Another Year Wiser

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Good morning, world! :)

Yesterday, I turned 27. Craziness. Even crazier? On the 17th I became an aunt! I'm not proud at all. Not even a little. Just kidding. I'm really excited.

It also got me thinking... If my husband and I ever do have kids, I want to make sure I'm living my life in a healthy way and modeling that for them from the moment they come into the world. I'm sort of terrified that in reality, I will work so hard to lose this weight, have a kid, gain weight in the pregnancy and then just give up.

Possibly even worse than that, I'm kind of afraid I'll be one of those people who lose so much weight and then not be able to keep it off without the excuse of pregnancy. I know that this is a lifestyle. It's not that I'm necessarily even on a "diet." I still eat what I want but in moderation. So why do I think I'll not keep it up? Probably because this is how I've lived my life for 26 years. It's what I know. It's what's comfortable.

I'm generally an extremely optimistic person. For some reason, this experience is bringing out the little negativity pants in me.

  
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TATTER3 2/21/2013 12:51PM

    I remember that year...way back when....Love your blog! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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MIRFA71 2/21/2013 11:58AM

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 2/21/2013 10:30AM

    these are pretty much all the thoughts we all have ?? Its just that we need to cross that bridge when we get there..... Just focus on one small goal at a time so you don't get overwhelmed and give up ! Persistence not perfection !

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GIRLGENERICA 2/21/2013 9:03AM

    Congrats on becoming an aunt! I have several nieces and nephews and love it.
Good luck on your journey, I know you can do it - you've already addressed your fears, now you just need to face them. :)

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Silly BMI. AAAND the Color Run!

Friday, February 01, 2013

Oh, goodness. I just did a BMI calculation. I'm super short. I'll need to lose 40 more pounds just to make it into the "overweight" category. Thaaaaat's depressing. And according to the calculator, I'll need to lose ten (no, eleven!) pounds more than my original goal to be considered "normal" or whatever.

Blaaaaaaah!

Well, I guess that doesn't change anything in terms of what I'm doing. Speaking of what I'm doing, I started c25k again. I finished it once, but I'm doing it at a higher incline and speed this time. I'm doing the Color Run in Louisville with my dear sister. I'm SO excited! I think I'm going to try to work up to a 10k next.

C25K calls! And I know if I don't get it in before work, it isn't going to happen today. Have a wonderful weekend!

  
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SPARKLINGHOPE 2/1/2013 11:40AM

    I agree with John. I also am very short but if I weighed what the charts say I would look unhealthy. Best wishes! emoticon

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LUNABYRD 2/1/2013 9:54AM

    I agree with JohnMartinMiles - they are numbers that someone thought would be a great idea. As long as you are working toward a healthy lifestyle and feeling great that's what counts!

My kids did the Color Run in KC last year. That's what motivated me to do a 5k this year. Mine is in April and it's a Mother Daughter run.


Good luck on your C25k!! You can do it!
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TATTER3 2/1/2013 9:29AM

    If that's Louisville Kentucky...you'll be near me! Good luck. My SIL and DD has been on that! GREAT fun!!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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CLARK971 2/1/2013 8:55AM

    there are exceptions to the rule. have you talked to your doctor about what a healthy weight for you is?

i am 5ft 6 and in the middle of the normal bmi range. for me, it is accurate, but that doesn't mean it is accurate for everyone. try not to to get caught up on a number.

how do you feel? that is what is important.

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BARB4HEALTH 2/1/2013 8:48AM

    They say 'this' and They say 'that' .........Who are 'they' anyway? You know your body better that anyone else. I agree with John, How do YOU feel? emoticon

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JOHNMARTINMILES 2/1/2013 8:43AM

    I think the BMI ranges were established by some anorexic who wanted company. A six foot tall man weighing 165 pounds could urn sideways, stick out his tongue and look like a zipper. Someone else's numbers are just that, someone else's numbers. The important number is on a scale of one to ten, how do you feel?

Keep On Keepin' On and

Make Today a Great Day!

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