6 month mark and 40 lbs off!
I weigh 203 pounds now. (One-der-land is right around the corner). I am 5'5" and fit loosely into a size 16, but 14 is a bit tight. I started off September 1st in a tight 18, loose size 20. I just took 2 bags of clothes to charity which incl... Read more
I lapped someone!
I know it's not a competition, BUT...
I'm physically slower than a lot of people. My legs are not long and my stride is not lengthy. In the winter-time the only half decent place to walk in town is the walking track at the rink. People o... Read more
Reflecting on 2016
I started 2016 at 230 pounds. Like most people, I dove into eating right and exercising in January then February came and life happened and I started eating a lot at night. "A few chips won't hurt me" I said to myself... night after night. Bu... Read more
It's a marathon, not a sprint
"It's a marathon, not a sprint" my doctor said to me on August 30th. For 8 years now, I have played the game (with myself, really) of eating healthy and exercising for 3 months, having blood work, then falling off the wagon until my A1C gets ab... Read more
Compliments and how to take them
It used to bother me when people said "Oh, you've lost a TON of weight! You look great"! First of all, I have not lost a literal ton of weight and second of all, I think I looked fine before. Then, inevitably, people will ask "How much weight... Read more
Try Try again
I joined Spark people in 2008. It took me two years to lose 50 lbs. I crossed into One-derland and had a hard time sticking to the program. Ate some potato chips (these won't hurt me) and gained back 20 pounds. Lost that in 2013 but fell off... Read more
Back on Track
I finally got on the scale this morning. I knew my weight was up after 2 months of eat, drink and be merry... and I'm up 10 pounds.
But that's OK. I have touched the borders of One-der-land and I will go back there again. I have reignite... Read more
50 pounds lighter!
It took me 2 years with lots of ups and downs, but I've lost 50 pounds since August 2008. I didn't reali... Read more
Exercise vs. Nutrition
I've been on vacation for 2 weeks; a "staycation" more than anything. I was out of my normal routine and going through a bit of a stressful situation, so I knew I would probably indulge more than I should. Whether I should have fought the urge... Read more
Starting the second phase
On Easter Monday, I started Sparking in earnest, determined to lose the weight I had put on this winter. I had a motivating buddy to spark with and lots of determination. I gave myself until July 1st to lose 23 pounds and then would worry abou... Read more
End of May
So, I've been religiously following Spark people for 7 & 1/2 weeks now and I'm pretty proud of myself. By the time I weigh myself on Tuesday, I expect to have dropped 15 pounds. My goal was 23 lbs by July 1st and I can do it! I've gone over m... Read more
I know I'm probably not supposed to weigh myself every day, but I got on the scale this morning and I am down 2 lbs!!!!!... Read more
Bite the Bullet
So, I got on the scale and I have gained 23 lbs since Oktoberfest (I thought it had been around 15). I can contribute the other 8 lbs to Cuban rum and buffet. I ate a lot after supper, esp since January. Oh well, get back on the horse and do ... Read more
Just got back from a week in Cuba. It was wonderful. But I'm disappointed in how I look in my pictures. I want to look fit again. Started tracking my meals and fitness today. Have to get a little obsessed with it for weight loss to work for... Read more