SUSANGO123's SparkPeople Blog SUSANGO123's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Loose Skin and Body Image Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Like I said, I will do my utmost best to write my blog monthly. So far, I have held to that promise. <BR> <BR> In the last four weeks, I have been doing my best to accept my new body the way it is with loose skin and all. Without question, this is very, and continues to be difficult. I mean let's face it ladies (and men) we all want to look good for our partners or in my case, a potential partner. <BR> <BR> When I am in my clothing, I am very happy with my body.... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 23:22:03 EST A 10k and a triathlon? Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Sorry, I have taken many months to check in. I have had many changes one of which was, starting a new job with the local school board as a supply teacher. It is one more step towards becoming a permanent teacher. I have also for the most part, got to my goal weight, which I will update everyone more once I finish my video. (I know, I know, it has been a long wait.) <BR> <BR> Also, within the last month, my grandfather, who I didn't know very well passed away; inc... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 22:57:56 EST 155 lbs. Here I come! Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> As per usual, I have been lax with my blogs. But, I managed to get one in before the month was over. The last few weeks have been a hectic emotional rollercoaster. I am trying to finish off computer manuals for courses I am teaching this year. I also broke up with my boyfriend. It was sad to let the relationship go because I really cared about this person. However, breaking up with my boyfriend was the best thing I had done for myself. I had to recognize that I h... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 22:06:42 EST Still a Struggle Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Sorry, I have taken yet again so long to blog. I have been very busy. At the moment, I am writing up math exams for my students. And as you know, (or don't know) life of a teacher is very busy. <BR> <BR> Right now, my weight has plateaued because I am no longer doing hard-core exercise. Unfortunately, I have blown out both hips and my right knee due to arthritis. Therefore, I will have to start another type of exercise to keep myself physically active. I hav... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 21:38:20 EST I am Food Addict and a Compulsive Eater Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Since my last blog, I have been making some personal discoveries about myself. It started off with me eating the fast foods that got me fat in the first place. I tried desperately to act like it was nothing and said to myself, "I will get back on the wagon." or "I am treating myself what is the big deal?" But, you what I found out? It was a big deal because after a binge, I couldn't look at myself and I felt guilty, angry, stupid and just plain frustrated to the ... Sat, 29 May 2010 22:14:56 EST Rocky Start to Part II of My Weight Loss Journey. Hello There, <BR> <BR> Sorry I haven't blogged for a while. But, part II of my weight loss journey has gotten off to a rocky start. In the last few months, I have had major surgery, weight gain because of birth control (We all know what that is like ladies!) and relationship issues. I am happy to say, I am back on track and losing again. <BR> <BR> I found that in the last few months that, what will not kill will only make you stronger; albeit bone weary tired and battered. I also discovere... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 07:03:25 EST A Little Black Dress... Hello There, <BR> <BR> As per usual, I find it difficult to keep up with blogging. However, I have made a promise to myself that I will blog at least once a month. <BR> <BR> Last week, I bought my first little black dress to wear this spring. As I put on the dress in the store, I found myself thinking of all the reasons as to why I shouldn't buy it. One being that, it was too much money and the other was, perhaps my body is not in the shape I want it to be. But, as I looked in the dreade... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 00:50:32 EST Wow! What a Response to My Vlog! Hello There, <BR> <BR> This pass week, I have been getting many well wishing messages about my vlog (Susan's Weight Loss Journey in 3 1/2 Minutes.) I have to admit that at first, all the attention was rather overwhelming. I kept questioning myself; "Do I deserve people saying I'm an inspiration?" "Do I deserve people telling me I look great?" "Am I that deserving of all this attention?" The conclusion, I had come to was that it is nice to get all this attention. It is okay for someone to... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 20:00:55 EST Susan's Weight Loss Journey in 3 1/2 minutes This a collection of all the photos I have taken to date. Enjoy, and I hope that it will give some people inspiration Sat, 9 Jan 2010 11:22:57 EST A year and 3 months later..... Hello There, <BR> <BR> Here it is a year later and 3 months later and my weight is at 180-182 (fluctuating because of the holidays). It has been a struggle to get this weight off and I still have about 20-25 lbs. to go. The journey has been an interesting one with me discovering a number of things about myself. First of all, recognizing that my weight is directly linked to my emotional well being. I don't know about the rest of you but, being obese for most of my adult life, I now have t... Wed, 23 Dec 2009 10:26:10 EST Today's Quote There's nothing either good or bad, but thinking it makes it so <BR> <BR> William Shakespeare Wed, 25 Mar 2009 01:01:35 EST Today's Quote First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. <BR> <BR> Epictetus <em>2</em> Mon, 23 Mar 2009 21:31:58 EST Today's Quote Life is short. It is up to you to make it sweet. <BR> <BR> Bessie Delaney Sun, 22 Mar 2009 23:34:21 EST Today's Quote "If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started." <BR> <BR> Marcus Garvey Sat, 21 Mar 2009 21:18:24 EST