PURPLE180's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PURPLE180 PURPLE180's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Happy New Year 2014 and a quick Update :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582120 Hey guys! It’s been way too long since my last update. Wow, I accomplished so much in 2013, where do I start? Well first off I only lost about 27 pounds last year and guess what I am more than happy with that. I started this journey at 288 pounds (much larger at one point in life I am sure) and dreamed of being 180 pounds (hence the name Purple180, lol) but as I approached 180 I knew I could do much more so I set my eyes on 150 (ya know that magic number). Well today I sit here at approx 162 ... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 17:36:42 EST Made goal weight and lost over 108 pounds and counting….. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259043 Sorry Sparkers I have been SUPER busy the past few weeks and have not been able to update you on my progress. Well on February 7, 2013 I officially hit my goal weight (actually about 2 pounds less than goal), I was and still am ecstatic about this accomplishment, I mean wow I have lost over 100 pounds! So my original goal weight was 180 pounds (hence Purple180) but as I sit here at 177.4 pounds I think that I want to get down to 160 pounds. I know 160 still seems like a big number for some bu... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:14:42 EST 100 pounds lost and 2 year Spark Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190242 So…I wasn’t going to blog today but then I realized that today is my 2 year Spark Anniversary and what better way to celebrate than to also be 100 pounds down! Yes, so I peeped at the scale this morning and I am 187.4 ( a little over 100 pounds down, I will change my ticker on Thursday). <BR> <BR> To begin, for all who don’t know my story here is a quick “Get to know me.” I started SparkPeople on January 4, 2011; I was standing in the checkout line of the supermarket and I saw a magazine co... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 15:10:52 EST November 2012 Fitness Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120885 <em>319</em> <em>326</em> <em>363</em> <em>216</em> <em>364</em> <em>362</em> <em>318</em> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> November 2012 Goals: <BR> <BR> Complete at least 700 Fitness Minutes ( not met. 582 minutes) <BR> <BR> Jog/walk/run 15 miles <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Jump rope (4000 jumps) <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Strength training 8 times (Upper, lower and core) (Not Met) <BR> <BR> Major Cardio workout (video, sprinting, high impact) 12 times <em>248</em> <BR... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 22:47:19 EST October 2012 Fitness Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081064 <em>363</em> <em>216</em> <em>362</em> <em>318</em> <em>9</em> <BR> October 2012 Goals: <BR> <BR> Complete at least 500 Fitness Minutes <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Jog at least 15 miles -not met only 7.8 miles <BR> <BR> Jump rope (at least 4000 jumps)- not met/no attempt <BR> <BR> Strength training at least 8 x’s -not met apprx. 3 times <BR> <BR> Major Cardio workout (video, sprinting, high impact) 8 x’ <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Drop 10 pounds - not met lost 7 pounds (but... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 19:48:01 EST Ah Ha!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4924537 I am not much of a blogger but I just had one of those ah ha moments. While cruising through Spark this morning I ran across a few pages of fellow Sparkers that were asking about different types of diets (Atkins, South Beach etc.), I have even had a few people ask me what kind of diet that I am on… well funny thing is I am not on a diet, well I don’t consider it to be it is more of a lifestyle change. I realized that my previous attempts at weight loss (before Spark) were unsuccessful because... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:00:45 EST Realization….. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4918051 <BR> I started this journey to lose weight (I wanted to be skinny :-)) but as I progressed I learned that it was more about being healthy and fit. I started my journey January 2011 and by the start of June 2011 I had lost over 70 pounds then mid-June I found out that I was expecting. I had a difficult pregnancy; at first I was very ill everyday then I became very tired all the time….needless to say working out (something that I had found out that I really loved) was not on the to do list for... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 17:35:49 EST Guess who just jogged 1 MILE NON-STOP….. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4270849 Me, that’s who! Yes, this girl just JOGGED 1 ENTIRE MILE NON-STOP. I am so happy I can barely control my emotions, the last 1/10th of the mile I was smiling from ear to ear and I did it in 9:59. You guys have no idea what this means to me. I logged onto Spark late today and saw that it was National Run Day so I was like I am going to jog as far and as longs as I can without stopping. Well, so far I have only been able to run .25 miles without stopping so I was going to push myself to do .50 m... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 19:34:42 EST 55 POUNDS Gone FOREVER. :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4249159 Wow! It is hard to believe that I have lost 55 pounds. I am so proud and grateful for my success, I give this site and all my wonderful SparkFriends a lot of credit, you guys keep me going. I actually had someone comment on my page and tell me that I inspire them, what me!?!? Oh, that made my day and made me want to push even harder. It seemed so easy to lose this first 55 pounds; I pray that I can continue to say the same as I get closer to my goal weight. <BR> What have I learned in the in... Sun, 22 May 2011 17:04:53 EST