MOMMYOF2RN's SparkPeople Blog MOMMYOF2RN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Finally I was FINALLY able to run the entire 3.1 miles at a steady pace without stopping. I have been working on this for over a year. Not sure how it happened, I wasn't really planning on not stopping but when I got 0.5 miles in the point where I usually jog or walk for 0.05...I said "nah you can keep going" then 1 mile marker came up, "maybe just another 0.5 mile" the voice in my head said. Before I knew it the raced was over, and I ran the entire time, and I wasn't overly exhausted! Still havent ... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:49:43 EST Gave up the scale for Lent So even though I have been at this weight loss thing for 2 years now, I still was in the nasty habit of weighing daily . Then if it didnt reflect what I wanted it to I would make poor decisions because "it didnt matter what i did I still gained". So I have decided along with a small group to only weigh in weekly. And I already feel better about it :) I have only fallen off the wagon with my diet once over the past 2 weeks and have been 100% consistent with my exercise...Happy Saturday Sparkie... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 14:57:41 EST Climbing Back on track AGAIn! Since learning that my dream of having my excess skin removed from my abdomen and arms was going to cost close to 20,000 I have been falling off the wagon more and more frequently :( I let myself fall into the mindset of " It doesnt matter how much I lose or how much muscle I build because I will never have the body I can be propud of in a bathing suit" So I ate however I wanted from Christmas unil 2 weeks ago, I still exercised but not daily and I let myself make excuses and get away with i... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 09:38:21 EST Back on Track So it's been a little over a month since my last blog and I am glad to say that Since then I have gotten back on track and am back to my pre-falling off the wagon weight. I picked running back up and couldnt be happier, my 5k time is 2 minutes better than last years 5k <em>363</em> <BR> I still fall of the healthy eating wagon periodically but am usually able to keep it in moderation, thanks to all my spark friends for keeping me encouraged! Just wanted to give a little update on my journe... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 00:16:49 EST Shameful! OMG! That is about all I can say about the past 2.5 weeks! I have totally and completely fallen off the wagon and gained 10 pounds. I have put HORRIBLE things in my body and have not even worked out once.....I dont know where all my will power went? Did it leave me since I am now comfortable with my body and weight (not happy but comfy)? I dont know what happened but it's time to get back in there....Go HARD or Go HOME time. Last night I got a random email updating me on changes to MySpace, a... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:13:13 EST Randomness It has been FOREVER since I blogged about anything, so I figured I would write a little update. I found a gym since my last blog it is awesome and has a lot of variety and the people staff and other members are supportive and friendly. Just today someone I don't even know came up and said " I just want to tell you that you look awesome your body has changed so much since you started here" WOW that made my day, since I have hit a weight loss plateau for the past 4 months. I lose the same 2-3 p... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 22:24:31 EST No Gym :( I have belonged to the same gym my entire weight loss journey ( 1 year). I became very close to the staff and other members. That is why it broke my heart when they announced they would no longer offer childcare! So my membership there is over and for 2 weeks I have been evaluating other gyms and NONE of them are to my liking :( Either the staff and members are rude, or the classes offered arent challenging. I dont know what to do? I have considered ordering Jillians Body Revolution or Insan... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 17:52:52 EST 48 inches and 120 pounds in one year! WOW, What a year it has been! I would never have imagined I would make it this far on my fitness journey..honestly I expected myself to give up by now. That was the normal cycle I would go through start a program,stop a program, lose some,gain A LOT back. But spark people and my trainer really just worked for me. I also had a better support system which made it easier too. And I guess I just reached that breaking point where enough was enough. ANYONE CAN DO THIS, NEVER LOSE HOPE ON YOUR SELF ... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:57:02 EST Halloween pics from last year vs this year <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Its hard to believe that one year ago I weighed 297 pounds and was getting short of breath taking my daughter trick or treating! This year was so much easier! I wore my pedometer and we walked 2 miles, no shortness of breath <em>104</em> <BR> Little things like this remind me of why I chose to change my life and I am so glad I did. I only ... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:23:23 EST 110 pounds gone with pics! Another month down and another 10 pounds with it! I really hope I can continue at this pace, and reach my goal before my birthday 2-5-2013 <em>334</em> I attended service tonight at a church I had not been to in over a year and everyone asked where the other half of me was! So many great compliments lit up my night. One member in particular was very interested in how I done it and I mentioned SP and exercise. I let her know just like everyone else SHE can do it, just stay positive and neve... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 21:47:37 EST 12 pant sizes gone :) This month has been full of awesome weight related changes. I discovered that I can now wear a 14 in jeans vs the 26's I used to wear, and Med/lg shirts compared to the 3x tops. <em>40</em> And even more exciting my nursing scrubs have been replaced with med and lg now too, compared to the 2 and 3X I was wearing 9 months ago. I honestly never believed I would ever be able to lose this much weight and I thank everyone who has supported me.My family, coworkers,and this site! I now believe an... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 21:59:01 EST 100 pounds gone! with pics <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well as the title says I FINALLY DID IT!!! Reached my goal of 100 pounds gone! I have also lost 15 points off my BMI going from Morbid Obesity to Overweight, lost 55 inches, and 15% body fat. ALL WITHOUT SURGERY OR MAGIC PILLS! Just old fashioned exercise and diet...and I dont really like the word diet it is more like a healthier eating option for l... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:03:26 EST Don't ever let anyone tell you it's impossible When I first started my journey there were many naysayers, who gave me a million reasons why I could not do this. The ever popular "you wont have enough time" was a common one. But I chose to make the time,I treated exercise like work. I didnt "call out sick" or "no show" without very good reasons. People would want me to do things during my exercise time I simply told them no, I have to be at the gym then. I got a lot of grief at times especially if the person on the other end was wanting a ... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 02:32:32 EST Together we have lost 150 pounds! with pics <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Nine months ago I began my weight loss journey to lose 100 pounds,I don't think I ever really believed I could do it without surgery. BUT I am only 10 pounds away :) Not only have I lost weight and s... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 23:14:10 EST Compliments Can Make a Day How many of you LOVE receiving compliments? I know I sure do <em>30</em> But how many of us GIVE compliments? I know I have slacked in that department more than a few times. Many times in the past I have noticed a co-workers hair-cut, weight loss, or a\other milestone and didnt even say a word <em>39</em> But I have decided to take the challenge of at least complimenting one person per day! <BR> What reason do I have for this? There have been many times over the past few weeks that I have ... Tue, 8 May 2012 22:37:52 EST bathing suit shopping Ughhh! I went shopping in search of a bathing suit since last years was too big 7 stores and NO LUCK! All either too big or too small or the 3 or 4 that fit showed too much of my breasts! Talk about a motivation killer! I have been so proud until this point with 62 pounds lost! But now I feel like it's all been for nothing.....uuggghh Fri, 6 Apr 2012 23:29:15 EST Progress Pics Ok so I didnt think to take before pics...honestly I didnt think I would ever lose this much, or be this close to my goal. But here are pics my trainer suggested we start doing after each weigh and measure day monthly. I really wish she would have suggested it at the beginning. <BR> <BR> Here are pics at 2,3 and 4 months <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 21:46:21 EST Finally reached 50 lb mark! After almost 4 months I have finally reached the 50 lb lost mark and am so happy! It has definitely been a struggle and most days I dont even feel like getting out of the bed to work out. But all this hard work and determination is starting to pay off! I hope to lose 50 more before the end of the year. A friend and I are considering doing a 5k in September. I am by no means whatsoever a runner, but maybe I can do interval jogging? Who knows. <BR> Its time to change my routine up a bit thoug... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 15:10:19 EST why I have no pics on my profile I use this site from my phone. And for some reason I cannot get any pictures to load. My home computer has issues as well, I hope to 1 day soon get some pics loaded. I have hit a plateau. And I'm not enjoying it all. I really dont have time to blog. With working all weekend of the hospital taking care of the kids all week and going to the gym 5 days a week, my schedule is kinda! Just wanted. to let everyone know why I have no pics on my profile. Because I love to look at other pe... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:59:13 EST 1st ever blog Hi all! My name is Michelle and back in December I decided to join a gym with some personal training visits, and my awesome trainer informed me of sparkpeople, and I LOVE IT! My weight had crept up to 296 pounds I was having signs of sleep apnea, and our mountain trip for Thanksgiving was torture because I got so out of breath on our hiking trails. Not to mention that I could only fit in sweat pants and a pair of maternity jeans, even my scrubs were getting too tight. So it was then I decided... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 19:32:40 EST