Saturday, October 18, 2014
Just wanted to pop in and say "Hi"!!!! I hit my 5 year anniversary of my time on SparkPeople last month. I wanted to post a blog back then, but .... well, you know. Life happens! I posted a before picture on Facebook celebrating my 5 years and soaked up all of the positive comments I received as several people were not familiar with my past.
Things, health wise are going great for me. I had a cancer scare last month, but everything appears to be fine for now. Praise God!
Early this summer I was able to finally lose those last 10 lbs I have struggled with for the past 4 years and feel like I am finally at a "goal" weight/size. I am maintaining right around 130#s, +/- 2#s. I am happy with my body, despite the loose skin. I only have one size of clothing! This is a BIG thing for me because the past 4 years I would always keep the next size or two up "just in case" I regained any weight. That is no longer an option for me!!!!! I am not going to regain the weight..... No way!
CrossFit is still my life! I get emotional just thinking how joining my gym has changed me. I feel so fit and strong and healthy--- in my 40's!!!! I met a long term goal of being able to do pull ups! It took me 2 years (when I first started CrossFit, I could only hang onto the bar for a few seconds!), and the sense of accomplishment I feel is priceless. I still have many other goals I am working towards. My husband is also a fanatic and he and I have grown so much closer sharing this passion. (I realize that may sound silly) We are almost empty nesters and it feels great to strengthen our bond as we enter this new phase of life.
Here are a couple of pics of all of the fun I have:
I also must mention how blessed I was to discover SparkPeople 5 years ago. I could NOT have done this without the incredible, amazing support I received here!!! I struggled for 13 years before the light bulb turned on and I was able to succeed! It was SO SO SO hard. But having this website to use as an outlet and as a source of feedback helped me so much. It was the first time I was able to openly and freely communicate with others who TRULY understand the struggle.
I hardly recognize her any more but I will never forget because that is what drives me today.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
I could not do this without my husband. I am realizing more and more what a blessing it is to have a husband, life partner, who is willing to make this lifestyle change with me. I hear all to often from friends, acquaintances, co-workers that they "can't" lose weight or change their lifestyle because their spouse is not on board.
He is the one who got me into CrossFit, even though I REALLY did not want to in the beginning. What an amazing thing it has done for both of us! He is 46 yrs old and I think he looks amazing! His body has really changed and I LOVE it! I LOVE that we have this passion in common. It has really brought us closer together. We watch CrossFit videos on YouTube all of the time, LOL! We work with each other on form and technique.
When I decided I wanted to start gravitating towards a Paleo diet, he was totally on board. He doesn't need bread or anything high in carbs. He is not as strict as I am, but he totally respects it when I make dinner and there is no bread, rice, pasta as a side. He is good with the meat and veggies.
As my kids get older (almost 16 and 18 yrs old now) and are out living their own lives and becoming independent... getting girlfriends, getting jobs, etc.... I am so blessed to be married to someone I LIKE being around. In the picture, he and I bought season passes just for us to the local waterpark. We offered it to the kids, but they said they didn't want to come. Fine with us! LOL!
I have still put my scale up and am waiting for July 1st to roll around. My clothes are feeling bigger and my stomach is looking better. And I am feeling pretty awesome. So no matter what the scale says on July 1st, I will still feel pretty victorious.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
So it's happened twice this past week. I was referred to as "small".
At CrossFit when we were doing box jumps one of the screws popped out, but it looked like I jumped on it too hard and "broke it". When I showed it to the trainer, I apologized and was told "you're too small to have done that".
Then at the Dr's office today I was in the exam room waiting for the nurse to bring back my prescription. I heard her talking to the Dr about the dosage and he said "she's pretty small, so let's go light".
Those two comments just tickled me! I'm getting used to not being overweight, but being called "small" is not something I am used to!
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Ever feel this way? Today will mark one full week where I have been on track. Last week at this time, my weight was up to 142- a high for me, clothes felt tight, I was bloated, not eating right, feeling fat, feeling ugly, etc....
I got frustrated and put my scale up so I could just concentrate and focus on my eating habits. This week has gone amazingly well. I have done 2 a day workouts, I have tracked my food and nailed my nutrition and I am feeling better.
But right now I have to train my mind to remember that it has ONLY been a week. I should NOT expect to be down a pant size or down 10 lbs on the scale or for my belly fat to have disappeared. It has ONLY BEEN A WEEK! It takes longer than that to see significant changes. I know this.... but the childish side of me wants it NOW!
The scale is put up and my next weigh in will be July 1st. We are not planning any vacations this month nor are they any celebrations, so I know I can stick to it. I've got a week under my belt, I got this! My goal for July 1st is 134lbs!
Happy June everyone!
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