Reflection of BL Winter Challenge AND 2012, Thus Far
51 days ago I made the first steps towards healthy living. I've taken the first steps many, many MANY times. This time I was ready, determined. This time I was doing it for ME. Doing it to get healthy. Each year I've seen my body, my health... Read more
Visualizing My Goals
A week or so ago I changed the background on my Spark page from a plain royal blue to a picture collage of my goals:
I printed off 3 of them. One is hanging on my fri... Read more
BLACKJACK - A Plateau Buster!
One of my spark teams is doing a Blackjack challenge, first person to walk 21 miles wins!
This challenge came at the right time because I was out of my groove. For 11 days I had lost and gained the exact same pounds. Thursday morning, the... Read more
Can I TRI? I'm Going to Try!
We have an amazing women's group at church which is very organized at various levels. The president of our women's group which incorporates hundreds of women in part of my town and surrounding area has been inspired to motivate us women to get ... Read more
Day 47...Back in the Groove! And it feels GREAT!
Today is day 47 and I'm officially down 25lbs! I think kicking the cardio yesterday helped me drop the pounds that wouldn't leave for over the past week. Plus eating CLEAN!
NSV for today...I am STRONGER!!! I did my Walk Away the Pounds D... Read more
...for Spark People!
This journey is a long one, a forever one for someone like me who will always have to deal with an unhealthy relationship with food. There will be times of Highs, Successes, challenges and lost ways.
For over a we... Read more
I've Lost My Groove!
I was really grooving! Had a wonderful schedule/routine that worked for me and gave me results!
Up at 4:30, 60-90 minutes of workouts then wonderful, satisfying, healthy meals. All this was making my journey pleasant with a wonderful feel... Read more
Short and Ohhh, SO SWEET! (day 40)
The Short? This blog post. I have a tendency to ramble.
I can now fit into a size 24 jean! ... Read more
Deflated Balloons OR Increased Energy? TMI Warning!
Well, of course you would choose the increased energy! I mean, who really wants deflated balloons? Well, unfortunately, in my case, those two things come together hand in hand.
This is what I'm trying to come to grips with during my heal... Read more
Justin Bieber is Helping Me LOSE Weight!
That's right, Justin Bieber, the heart throb of adolescent girls, is motivating me to keep on moving, to take it HIGHER!
My youngest daughter is a Justin Bieber FANatic! She's only 4 and it's been going on since she was 2 (due to 6 older s... Read more
Persistance NOT Perfection! Right?...
Okay, I have to post all things of this journey not just the good. I wasn't planning on blogging again so soon! But decided I needed to write while I'm in the moment.
About One hour ago I started getting cravings! I allo... Read more
295lbs and I JOGGED!!!
Still being slightly under the weather I didn't get up at 4:30 to go to the gym. Instead I got up at 5:30 and was able to squeeze in 45 minutes on my treadmill.
While I'm on the treadmill in my garage I usually watch weight loss shows on m... Read more
Weight is Dropping Too Fast
My husband thinks I'm being silly to worry but each day I get on the scale, since the beginning of the month, (only 5 days ago), I've lost at least a pound or more. In the past 5 days I've lost 6.8lbs.
I've been eating 100% healthy, due ... Read more
ONE Weight Vest Down, NINE to Go!
My 15yo son si 6'9". He's a tall skinny thing, not much muscle. In the past year he has grown 8" so he's been having an adjustment period to his body (and, No, he's not done growing).
He's currently on his school's JV basketball team. Th... Read more
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Listening to My Body
I think that's the biggest key throughout this journey. Learning to listen to my body. Is it telling me I've overdone it? Then I need to be willing to slow it down a bit. Is it telling me I need more calories? Then that area needs to be adj... Read more