Friday, April 22, 2011
When I first joined Spark People on April 30, 2009, this is what I looked like:
I weighed 183.7 lbs for my 5'1" frame. Way too much weight for my tiny self. My cholesterol was reaching the 300 point and I was always tired. I was somewhat active doing Tai Chi three times a week and walking a couple of days during the week but it wasn't enough. For what I was consuming, the exercise level had to get MOVING!
I must point out at this point that I am Hypothyroid and that losing weight is extremely difficult to do but it is feasible if you put your mind and mostly your energy in the process. It does take a lot of determination to achieve this but it will be done. To other Hypothyroids, don't despair because .
In the last two years I have learned to make better choices for food and my exercise level is way up -- I do an average of 100 minutes a day. Initially, both my knees were extremely painful but the pain has subsided substantially with the weight loss. I do Turbo Jam, Taebo, Jillian's 30 Day Shred, do Hip Hop, do four hours of Tai Chi, walk a minimum of 12 miles a week, lift weights, etc. For a 62 y.o. woman, I feel great about my progress and look forward to losing the excess I still have on. I now weigh 150.48 lbs.
This is what I look like today:
April 30, 2009 Neck: 13" Now: 12 Minus 1 inch
Chest: 43.5" to 38 Minus 5.5 inches
Waist: 34.5" to 30.5 Minus 4 inches
Stomach: 41" to 37 Minus 4 inches
Hips: 44.5" to 39.5 Minus 5 inches
Upper R. Thigh: 26.5 to 22 Minus 4.5 inches
Knee: 17" to 15,5 Minus 1.5 inches
Calf: 16.75" to 15 Minus 1.75 inches
BMI: 34.6 to 28 Minus 6.6 points!
Am I happy with my progress? You betcha! And you haven't seen the end either.
I wish you well on your journeys because if I can do it, anyone can...
to you all.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
I had to have my computer reformatted and to reinstall everything just took forever. As you may already know, older programs sometimes are not compatible with new programs, therefore, after having installed Windows 7, I could no longer use my scanner nor my printer. The technician had to come back and reinstall Windows XP for me so all my programs and tools that I have that still work, can be functional for me. I'm back!
Hugs to you all.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Did you hear about the desperado who tried to hijack a bus full of Japanese tourists? Fortunately the police had 5000 photographs of the suspect.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
C.E.M. Joad, the British philosopher, was waiting at the Reading Station when a London train made an unscheduled stop. He jumped aboard, only to be told by a porter: "I'm afraid you'll have to get off, sir. This train doesn't stop here." Unabashed, Joad replied, "In that case, don't worry -- I'm not on it."
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The pet-shop customer couldn't believe his good fortune. The parrot he had just bought could recite Shakespeare's sonnets, imitate opera stars and intone Homer's epic poems in Greek, and he cost only $600.
Once the man got the bird home, however, not another word passed his beak. After three weeks the disconsolate customer returned to the shop and asked for his money back. "When we had this bird," said the proprietor, "he could recite poetry and sing like an angel. Now you want me to take him back when he's no longer himself? Well, all right. Out of the goodness of my heart I'll give you $100."
Reluctantly the man accepted his loss. Just as the door shut behind him he heard the parrot say to the shop owner, "Don't forget -- my share is $250."
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