WVWISHIEFAY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WVWISHIEFAY WVWISHIEFAY'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/ Reset! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639391 So I briefly dipped into One-derland and maintained for a couple months. Unfortunately, the holidays, birthdays, and some just plain laziness hit. I gained back about 10 lbs. Manageable. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I signed up for Boot Camp for the month of March at my local Curves. Which means every week, I commit to coming in at least 3 times and being weighed and measured each week. The winner--the person who loses the most fat lbs./inches at the end of the month takes the pot. In Septembe... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 10:21:08 EST One-derland. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497065 Broke the plateau. I am down to 199.6. Holy. Hot. Damn. Pardon the language. I was super happy today to see the scale slide down instead of up. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l715370434.jpg"> <BR> That's me a year ago. Heaviest weight. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1647307159.jpg"> <BR> This is me today. In One-derland. (even if just barely!) <BR> <BR> <BR> I know, I know...I know there is still work to do. Plenty. B... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:45:00 EST Oh, plateau! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491318 Le sigh. Seriously. <BR> <BR> I weighed in down to 201.6. Thought I was going to venture into the one-derland of weight. Ehhhhhhhhhh. Not so quick. I added jogging and interval running into my workout routine...which seems to be shedding the fat pounds, but also adding to my fat free mass. It's very frustrating. For three weeks, I've lost 10 fat lbs...but added 12 lbs of fat free mass for a net gain of 2 lbs. DAGNABIT! <BR> <BR> I know I need to drink more water. I am staying sligh... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:45:07 EST Adios, Summer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474081 Today was, I guess, the last official day of summer vacation. Labor Day. Kids go back to school on Wednesday, and I'll start substituting. <BR> <BR> We flew back from West Virginia on the 21st of August. It was so nice to be back to our home here in Washington. Yes, I miss family. The nearness. But it's also nice to be back to things that I've become accustomed to here. I started going back to Curves. I went with my husband and got my pass for the gym on base. I've been interval jog... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 23:41:45 EST Dog Days of Summer... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440784 Today marks about three weeks since I've been in West Virginia visiting my family. My kids have enjoyed spending time with Granny & PawPaw. We've spent a lot of time swimming, playing, washing windows, and deep cleaning. I've also been going to the YMCA regularly with my dad. I've been putting in mileage on the treadmill...usually 4-5 miles a day at a rate of about 3-3.5 mph. I've battled some pretty fierce blisters thanks to shoes that didn't fit correctly...overcame those with a new pai... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 09:21:27 EST Those WV Hills http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423955 Thursday was my flight out of Seattle back to West Virginia to let the kids spend the rest of the summer at my parents' house. Of course, its a vacation of sorts for me too. The first leg of our flight was okay. We landed in Dulles right on time...but after being yanked around from gate to gate, and then delay to delay to cancelled...we appeared to be stuck in Dulles for at least a day. United declined to help with hotel, with taxi, with rental car, or even pulling my luggage. Their CSA ... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:20:11 EST Four months! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5416784 Today was my big four months-iversary. I was down another 2 pounds. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I had a pretty awesome Independence Day with the family. Cook out, fireworks, board games, movie time. We even had time to catch the Mariners v. RedSox opener on Monday. We're die hard Sox fans since my husband is from the New England area. It was hard to watch them lose so badly... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l321630165.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I think I'm starting ... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:28:36 EST Well... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402802 I'm in a bit of a funk this week. Weigh-in was fine. Total lost was .6 lbs. Not much movement on the scale, but body fat lbs. was down a little over 3.2 lbs. I dunno. What a mixed bag of results. <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> My certification for teaching in Washington state finally came through, and though I keep applying for jobs...I keep getting "position filled" emails. It's a little hard to wake up to every morning. I try and remember to be patient...that something will come along in... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:51:15 EST Girl on Fire. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395244 Weigh in Wednesday! I am down 3.6 lbs. this week. Impressive. I upped my walking this week. Whenever the hubs and I want to rent a movie, I make him make the 2 mile hike to the Redbox. Hahaha. It's good fun. We get to talk, I get to be active, and then we can sit and zone in on a movie together. (We watched Side Effect last night. That was a good movie! I definitely recommend it. We're returning it tonight and renting another...so that means clocking in another lengthy walk.) <BR> ... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 13:15:45 EST Take it and run...with a side serving of vent! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387131 Wednesday weigh-in! I was down 1.6 lbs. this week, and my body fat and BMI was down. <BR> <BR> I will take that loss at face value and keep plugging away. Not as much as I'd like (I'd like at least 2)...but no gain. So that's a positive. <BR> <BR> <BR> On a side note...I've got a pet peeve that has nothing to do with weight loss... I just have no other social media site to vent because the guilty party(ies) are all there and my husband doesn't particularly like to hear about all the ... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:05:48 EST Weigh-In Woes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386179 Tomorrow is weigh-in Wednesday. Ho. Hum. Sometimes, I get tired of pushing myself to keep doing this. I just want a break... <BR> <BR> I know. I know. I'm shaking my head at myself at the moment. <BR> <BR> I did well this week, I know for a fact I didn't gain...but at the same time, some weeks I am so hard on myself because I didn't lose "more." <BR> <BR> What is more? I don't know. I've been on such a streak lately of consistently losing and being motivated to be active....and ... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:23:46 EST Three-month-iversary. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379200 Three months on this journey. <BR> <BR> Here's what I've discovered: <BR> <BR> 1. I missed me. I think I got lost somewhere along the way...I'm funny, I love talking to people, and I love dancing. I've found myself more willing to talk to people and make conversation and putting myself out there. I find myself dancing along to music when I hear it again. I laugh more. I nap less! I think, even though it didn't hit me at the time, that I have been ashamed of myself for so long that ... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 13:24:18 EST So apparently I married a comedian... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372688 because now my lovely husband has started calling me the incredible shrinking wife. <BR> <BR> I knew I married him for a reason. <em>246</em> Thu, 30 May 2013 14:50:21 EST Can't Stop, Won't Stop! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371543 I was actually dreading Memorial Day weekend because I knew the family would be out and about...with bad food choices abounding! I weighed in today at 229...3.8 lbs. lighter than last week! Hoooooooooooooooray. <BR> <BR> I'm not going to lie and say it was easy. It wasn't. I passed up cheesecake from The Confectional when we were in Seattle. I passed up garlic fries at the ballpark. I passed up lots of things...but I've found it less difficult as time goes by. Maybe because I'm not ... Wed, 29 May 2013 13:27:33 EST Sticking It Out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364694 Last week was hard. Really hard. I find myself frustrated because I fell like I'm not getting the results I want fast enough. I wanted to indulge in all the yummy stuff that I *know* isn't good for me. I had a hard time motivating myself to get to the gym...even to Zumba class, which I love. I pushed through...reminded myself how far I've come and kept at it. I didn't think I'd lost anything...but at weigh in today, I was down 2.6 lbs. I can't even believe it. Now I'm even MORE motivat... Wed, 22 May 2013 14:27:57 EST Long Time, No Blog. Two months in. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350913 So here I am two months later. I've found that making deliberate food and activity choices isn't always easy. I've had a few hiccups in the past 60 days...but when I weighed in this week at Curves I was down to 235 lbs. Impressive. <BR> <BR> I wish...I wish people could look at me and not just see "fat woman," but see all the progress and hard work that I've put in. <BR> <BR> I am...I am impatient. I wish I could see results happen faster, to be at my goal. I fight the urge to step... Thu, 9 May 2013 11:35:40 EST Today is the first day...of the rest of my life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276436 Super cliche. And that's okay with me. Today is the day that I have come to grips that I'm...well...fat. I'm tired of kidding myself about being at peace with my size or the state of my well being. I'm ready to be responsible. To own my poor exercise and eating habits and to change them. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure exactly how I reached the weight I have, but the point is...I'm here, and it needs to change. So today. Today it starts. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 19:51:46 EST