RNSACHT1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RNSACHT1 RNSACHT1'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/ Over 100 pounds lost and maintained http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002243 A lot has happened since being on this blog. I have lost a total of 116 pounds, completed 3 5k races and one 8k race. currently training for a half marathon, and my current mile run is at 9.05. Reading my old posts I have come such a long way. It is very emotional to come across this and see how far i have come yet I feel as if I have only just begun...I have so much more i want to do. i look at all my old pictures and do not even recognize that girl. Recently I have been emailing with o... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:58:24 EST new overall life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5547164 lots of physical changes for me since my last blog..I have now lost 104 pounds''no surgery no counting points,,no jenny Craig just clean eating and basically changing my life. I have absolutely fallen in love with fitness and continually challenging ,myself with new workouts. my latest addiction is the les mills classes. very new for me as choreographed workouts really are not my thing's but part of this overall change has included going out of my comfort zone on a regular basis!!! I love... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:13:28 EST changes keep coming..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399229 Well update today ......12 pounds lost last month!!!!! Went and actually bought a size 12 jeans this past weekend..I haven't been that size ever in my adult life that I can remember!!! Decreased my mile to 11:30.. goal is 10!!!! Started strength training, interval training and luv it!! I'm thinking of getting a heart rate monitor,,not crazy about having the wear a chest strap..I have to research further!! Big milestone, sold all my plus size clothing at our garage sale...why was I tearful????... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 14:51:01 EST Cant believe the changes........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383676 Well today I ran a 12 minute mile!! This has been an emotional journey for me to say the least!! I have lost 73 pounds and the new clothes I bought for summer are already getting baggy.. the emotional side of me feels a bit sad as I never ever want to go back to how I was before..just wondering if everyone feels a sense of "panic" when they try to enjoy their success!!! Im only 27 pounds from onederland!!! Can I really lose 100 pounds on my own?? Loving the journey so far................... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 18:54:00 EST embracing the new me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372757 This week once again has been a week of excitement for the new me!!!!! Was able to fully run a mile and a half,,and completed a mile in under 13 minutes!!!!!!!!!! Never ever in a million years would I think I could ever accomplishe so much at 45 years young!!!!!!!! Also wore shorts for the first time in A very very long time!!!! Very excited and loving my new fitness,,have incorporated strength training, kind of new for me but I learning as I go..once again thanks spark friends for support ju... Thu, 30 May 2013 16:00:13 EST seriously cant believe my doctor visit today!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5359612 Well went to my doctor today as I'm trying to get off my blood pressure meds.....first they weigh me.....imagine my shock when they tell me i have lost 62 pounds since my last visit two years ago!!!!!!!! I started crying because i knew i have lost about fifty since january'''but i guess i didnt knw my actual starting weight!!!! I just knew exactly since january because as most of you know when you join a gym they weigh and measure you!!!! I felt sad because that is a perfect example of one b... Fri, 17 May 2013 18:57:27 EST approaching the fifty pound mark!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353357 Well today I went to the gym with my daughter and I was age to run 11 minutes straight!!!!! New personal best.I'm approaching the fifty pound weight loss mark and just last week I packed away a ton of clothes. One would think I would be absolutely elated, however I feel ......kind of scared,I'm entering a zone that I have not been in for a very very long time!!! Change is hard.,in all aspects of m life!!!!!!!!! Hoping to continue on my journey!!!!! Sat, 11 May 2013 19:38:22 EST new gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325604 Well I have made the decision to quit my gym I so love....the reason is that my total travel time is approc 35 to 40 Minutes!! Im starting to feel like my entire days r spent traveling to the gym. So i broke down and joined stupid cardinal fitness' however it is one minute door to door from my house!!! So today i made my way nervously to my new destination and surprisingly it wasnt so bad..sure ill miss the beautiful pool, whirlpool, locker room,,,,i could go on and on...but the convenien... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:01:15 EST my journey continues!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305675 Still going strong going to the gym everyday I'm off work which is on the average is 4-5 days a week!!!! My big weigh in is coming up,,I have noticed Imy weight loss shows up on the scale only about one week a month,,,i know sounds strange but i remember this from many many years ago...i would be frustrated three weeks out of the month then boom...i would lose sometimes 8 -10 pounds in a week and it would stay off..so now i am no longer a slave to my scale!!!!! Im trying to run on the treadmi... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 19:52:01 EST New Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281321 Well I have officially lost 24 pounds!!! Today I rocked out an hour on the treadmill and 15 minute weight machines. I never thought I could love going to the gym!!!! Started doing Jillian micheals 30 day shred when I don't go to the gym!!!! I never knew that eating healthy, working out and losing some poundage could make me feel so much better!!!!! Thank for all the spark advice and motivation....all from people who don't even realize how much they are inspiring others!!!!!! Sun, 10 Mar 2013 15:09:30 EST still luvin the change!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259008 Well down two more pounds!!! Luv in my new gym but today suffered from some knee pain...only did40 minutes on the treadmill..have it wrapped for now!! I'm looking forward to the weekend home going to attempt to make cauliflower crust pizza...any suggestions?????? <BR> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:37:02 EST still going!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255248 Well down 5 more pounds!!!!!!! Did take a break from the gym today but I'm going first thing in the morning!! 45 minutes on the treadmill and I have now added some weight machines..the best change in my life in a long time!!!!! Going to try to make shirataki tofu noodle things tomorrow,,any suggestions greatly appreciated!!!!!! Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:55:45 EST right direction!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245375 Well today was my personal weigh in day.....11 pounds down !!!!!!!!! So happy I am going in the right direction!!!!! Today I did 1 hour on the treadmill!!! Felt great,, I'm embracing this change of life... I have packed the scale away till anther two weeks have passed..I'll update.......... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:50:48 EST can i really enjoy exercise??????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240535 Well its the second day in a row I did 45 minutes on the treadmill 2.5 miles,,,,5 minutes on the elliptical and 5 minutes on the bike!!!!! This coming from the girl who needs CPR walking up the stairs!!!!! I have never felt better and might I admit.........I kinda love it!!!! Each day gets easier and I have declared Sunday my weigh in day!!!!! Wish me luck!!!!! Wed, 6 Feb 2013 17:15:07 EST new comfort zone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236017 Well I love love love my new gym....I look forward to going. Such a great mix of people, young, old, fit,and flabby!!!!! All there for the same reason..today I took my boys ages 16 and 17 to see where mom goes and they played basketball while I worked out!! So far I'm embracing this new way of life and loving it!!! This weekend made spaghetti squash lasagna and loved it so did my son!!!!! I love all the great recipes on this site!!! Thanks to everyone ere!!! <BR> Sun, 3 Feb 2013 17:38:44 EST 1st month out of comfort zone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227667 Well this is my 2nd week a the gym and I'm kind of loving this new adventure!!!! I have finally found a gym both a mix of old and young people,,fit and not so fit people....hopefully I will continue on this long journey!!!!!! Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:37:44 EST