It's been a long time since I was around here. I'm back. I'm having trouble so I thought I would try this again. I'm going full steam. I've been going to la fitness on University and Oakland for water aerobics I plan to get wet tonight. I'd love to meet someone in person at the gym. Emma's going...
current weight: 346.0
Fitness Minutes: (55,511) Posts: 3,252 1/10/14 5:06 P
Hi all, I live in Pembroke Pines and trying to get back on track to lose my weight. A number of things have gotten in the way of my losing. But I am very determined to lose it. Anyone interested in sharing their story or just want to chat I am here. Have a nice day.
My name is Rae and I live in S Florida. I have been a member with SparkPeople since 2008. I am a Breast Cancer Survivor. I have been cancer free since December 2012.
Pounds lost: 25.4
Fitness Minutes: (38,555) Posts: 4,969 9/10/13 1:49 P
Good morning Spark Fort Lauderdale, Going through the regular motions of work right now. Had a Great workout yesterday at the gym in my new complex. Started with a warm up on the stationary bike for 8 mins and did a dynamic stretch routine for the whole body. Then did 2 sets of 1 pull up, 2 sets of 1 negative pull ups, 1 set of 2 pull ups, 3 sets of seated shoulder press, 3 sets of chalf raises and 3 sets of hamer curls. After that I hit the treadmill for 35 mins doing 2.5 miles per the machine at various speeds. Doing 4-5 mins intervals between 3.5mph to 4mph then kick it up to 1-2mins between 5.5mph to 6.5mph and back. The last 5 mins of the routine I gradually brought the speed down to end the workout. I fealt so good after that and look forward to going to the gym again after I get out later today. Have a great day everyone!
Good Morning Ft. Lauderdale! I am at work on only five hours of sleep. Had a busy day yesterday moving from Davie to Dania Beach as well as running around to different stores buying and looking for essentials for my move. Didn't do my usual workout routine because of the move but I did put down my moving on my fitness tracker and was happy to say that I had burned about 466 calories. I also cooked baked ziti with ground turkey and couldn't help myself from having a second serving. Still had some left over so I took it with me for lunch. I am excited because of the gym that is in my new complex and the park across the street. Looking forward on making use of both of them to help benefit my health and fitness level.
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Fitness Minutes: (5,038) Posts: 109 9/2/12 8:41 A
I am at work with very little work to do. Had a productive and enjoyable day yesterday. I started off doing my laundry (4 loads worth) and cleaned the bathroom halfway . I say halfway because I had a leak coming from the toilet and had to change the screws that connects the toilet bowl to the toilet basin. The original screws were rusted. Now I have no leak and will look to finish cleaning the bathroom today as well as other rooms in the apartment. I did get to enjoy dinner at a friends house. Had a few good laughs and ate a delicious meal.
Hope everyone else is enjoying there holiday weekend!
I have gotten so heavy that there is no other option but to lose weight and i am now seeing it affect my health so now i am back at the gym and working on buiding up my stamina. I will never be a size 6 or even a size 10 but i want to be a size 12 or 14 but more than that i wsant my life back. I used to love hiking and swimming i want to travel again and just go out live life but now i have some problems with mobility that i can't sit for long or stand for long either.
Hi! As for me, I shy away from all beaches, pools, and social scenes. I haven't come to terms with my extra weight since it was aool put on within the last 2 years. My Prescription medications have alot to do with that! But I "FEEL" ugly! I volunteer at Holy Cross Hospital & get surprised when someone pays me a compliment as to how nice I am or how good a worker I am or Glad to have you on our team, etc. I equate fatness & out=-of-shape with ugliness & therefore why would anyone "like" me? I don't fit the mold. WEspecially down here in SE FLA! Where the rich & famous are to be seen all about town, I don;t even go to any of my pools (there are 3) in my complex due to my weight, And it's right on the Intercoastal where the boats go by. So beautiful. But I'm not, so I stay inside & sleep all day after I get home from work. Never gonna get thin doing it that way! But my theory is as long as I'm still on the medication I am fighting a losing battle. So why try & fight against something that I already know is harming me? But I can't go off the meds either, (they're psych meds for mania). So I'm stuck like a pig with an apple in my mouth.
But, when we can afford to buy me a bike at the pawn shop I will get on it & begin a slow return to good health by riding by myself where noone knows me on the road & it doesn't matter if I'm fat!!!
Hi. I live in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I guess we're neighbors! Although I don;t shop in Lane Bryant, I wear mens clothes. Hanes pull up elastic waist shorts and tagless t-shirts size XL. Not very pretty either. I just cannot bring myself to buy anything else until I lose some weight. I have very low self confidence . I worry when I hook up with old friends who knew me 20 years ago when I used to be a body builder! Imagine that. So anything must be possible. I worked out for the sex. In order to attract men at the bars I had to be small and cute. therefore I thus became. But not so today. So I must get back into the swing of things and begin this SparkPeople program for the right reasons.
I also don't pay attention to what others may think. I'm still an LB sized girl too but I'm working on changing that...I want those cute outfits too! It can be a bit exasperating shopping for my current size as the styles that are out there seem to be kind of cookie-cutter to me and not really very flattering off the rack. I'm sure if I had a huge budget to work with I could find more things but until I win the lottery I'll just have to keep searching for more fun things to wear (not to mention more flattering). Other than Lane Bryant and Dress Barn, any of the ladies out there found some good stores for better looking plus sized clothes that won't break the bank? Some of the stuff out there seems very...I guess "matronly" is how I'd phrase it.
FAT in South Florida! It's a person's worst nightmare. Fortunately I got over being self-conscious about my body ages ago. So I will go to the beach, the pools, the nightlife...but this has taken me MANY years to achieve. I no longer care if I get looks of disgust or disdain, I don't know those people. But still some of the cute outfits that I see, I would really love to wear. I will NEVER be a size outside of a Lane Bryant store, but I certainly would like to be more healthy. Anyone else out there in our lovely city that has taken the journey of self - acceptance and been successful?
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