Hi all . . .
I've been a member of Sparkpeople.com for 4 years, but have not used it to the best of my advantage. Though not 'officially' engaged yet, my boyfriend and I are planning to get married next summer. I am at my heaviest ever, 235 lbs. Standing at 5'4", that is WAY TOO MUCH! Although I was 168 lbs for my 1st marriage, looking back at the pics, I could have done more to get my body in better shape than it was (yes, the arms were flabby & the butt was still kinda big!). I have 466 days til the BIG day & this will be the LAST time I walk down the aisle as a bride, so I'm taking action now! My goal is not so much HOW much I lose, but I'm stressing on getting healthier and most importantly, off the bp meds that I started taking a little over a year ago. My soon-to-be fiance is great, too, because when I announced that I wanted to lose 60 lbs before we get married, he just said if that's what I want to do. He loves me as I am and his only concern is my health, too. He's always there encouraging me & working with me to get both of us moving & on the right path to a healthier lifestyle.
So to jumpstart myself, I'm doing a few different things to help keep me motivated.
#1 - I have a wellness program at work and every year they have a weight loss/fitness contest. I got a team together to motivate me to get started.
#2 - I bought a program called Bridal Fat Blasting Boot Camp, which I am slowly incorporating since I have way more time than the 6 month program it offers.
#3 - A variety of workout programs. I located all my workout videos/dvds/books/programs so that I wouldn't get bored with doing the same workout all the time.
#4 - SPARK!!!! I am dedicating myself to tracking all that I can track.
So, there's a little about myself.
| current weight: 204.0