Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
INCH_BY_INCH SparkPoints: (68,251)
Fitness Minutes: (59,869)
Posts: 1,513
11/6/14 3:05 P

Send Private Message
Reply
increased my walk to another 1/4 mile.

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." -- Jack Penn


 current weight: 254.0 
 
398
336
274
212
150
KRYSSCOTT's Photo KRYSSCOTT Posts: 505
11/5/14 2:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Two NSV's to report for October...

My bra looks ridicules! For it to fit correctly you'd need to stuff it with tissues... you can see the wrinkles through my shirt, very unflattering.

Florida has finally gotten weather that requires pants in the morning. But alas my belt has run out of holes. I need my husband to drill in a few more because I can use it as a very tight/small hula loop.

Krys Scott

According to the BMI chart, i'm much too short! O.O

www.facebook.com/krystin.u.scott


 current weight: 178.0 
 
206
192
178
164
150
INCH_BY_INCH SparkPoints: (68,251)
Fitness Minutes: (59,869)
Posts: 1,513
11/5/14 2:32 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Staying consistent with my exercise regiment.

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." -- Jack Penn


 current weight: 254.0 
 
398
336
274
212
150
CHERRIET's Photo CHERRIET Posts: 1,330
10/28/14 12:15 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Yesterday I received a SparkTrophy for having walked 100 "lifetime" miles; lifetime in this case is "since Aug 29" when I started using the emoticon

Thank you, EMMABE1, for presenting the 5,000/day step challenge a couple weeks ago.

Edited by: CHERRIET at: 10/28/2014 (00:18)
 Pounds lost: 11.0 
 
0
25.25
50.5
75.75
101
MSGAYLE68's Photo MSGAYLE68 Posts: 118
10/27/14 9:39 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi all, I'm not very familiar with this webpage I signed up for but can blame no one but me!

Just wanted to say I'm struggling with cutting out too much salt in my diet due to kidney function problems. Am happy to say, while I'm not perfect, I've managed to get my salt levels on the low side. My kidney function has improved and I'm no longer worrying if I need dialysis or not.

Yay me and have lost 18 lbs. during this process.

 current weight: 191.5 
 
212
191.5
171
150.5
130
WILDOLIVE1's Photo WILDOLIVE1 SparkPoints: (6,438)
Fitness Minutes: (2,898)
Posts: 388
10/27/14 12:30 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've got through a week of at least ten minutes exercise each day - to me that's a great NSV!

** Liv ***

"A ship in a harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." William Shedd


 November Minutes: 1,528
 
0
75
150
225
300
MNDEBBIE1's Photo MNDEBBIE1 SparkPoints: (56,194)
Fitness Minutes: (3,004)
Posts: 598
10/26/14 2:38 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I went from a 4x to a 3x in pants, I also finally got under the 300 lb mark. I am now in deuce land as I called.


congratulations AUNTALICE2 it feels good to get It to smaller size. emoticon

Debbie
Minnesota

BELIEVE INSPIRE CREATE DREAM

"IDLE HANDS, BUSY MOUTH"
"BUSY HANDS, IDLE MOUTH"

since January 19, 2011 weighed 410 now weigh 295


 Pounds lost: 60.0 
 
0
37.25
74.5
111.75
149
AUNTALICE2's Photo AUNTALICE2 SparkPoints: (24,365)
Fitness Minutes: (3,546)
Posts: 1,217
10/26/14 12:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My new NSV is I tried on smaller slacks ( I had them packed away from a lower weight) and they fit! 7X to 5X. I am so very pleased! I had already went from 6X shirts to 5X so when I shrink out down to a 4X , the next thing to do is go shopping! I do not have any clothes less than a 4X. It has been awhile!

Slow but steady wins the race!
Alice
northern Wisconsin.


 current weight: 464.0 
 
464
388
312
236
160
INCH_BY_INCH SparkPoints: (68,251)
Fitness Minutes: (59,869)
Posts: 1,513
10/23/14 9:34 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Good for you in your decision to leave COKE /soda pop alone. It has been two years for me, I believe it helped a huge bunch on weight lost. I will admit I will take a couple of ounces of ginger ale if I have a cold coming on. It helps with the back of my throat. I take the view that it is medicine. I would not take some medications forever...but just for the prescribed period.
My non-scale victory was going down another bra size. Although the doc said unfortunately the scale command progress from her perspective. The sands are shifting and clothes more over to the don't fit me box. For me this is a big deal.

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." -- Jack Penn


 current weight: 254.0 
 
398
336
274
212
150
KRYSSCOTT's Photo KRYSSCOTT Posts: 505
10/22/14 8:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I can tell you exactly when my last Coke was ... 7/30/14.....

There is no doubt in my mind I was addicted to caffeine, and I suffered when I quit.

I hope that you are able to remain strong in your decision to leave soda as a thing of the past.

Great NSV

Krys Scott

According to the BMI chart, i'm much too short! O.O

www.facebook.com/krystin.u.scott


 current weight: 178.0 
 
206
192
178
164
150
ALICEART2010's Photo ALICEART2010 SparkPoints: (34,335)
Fitness Minutes: (9,446)
Posts: 1,056
10/22/14 7:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I haven't had a coke in a really long time. I can't even recall the last one I had.

 current weight: 233.0 
 
250
223.75
197.5
171.25
145
KRYSSCOTT's Photo KRYSSCOTT Posts: 505
10/21/14 2:38 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
STRANGE NSV

I had to argue with someone about my identity. They did not believe I was who I said I was. While it is true I was in costume and had makeup on, the problem she had with my appearance was my weight, i know this because she specifically said i could not be me because she knew me and I was a much heavier person. She refused to believe me and I had to have another person confirm my identity.

Krys Scott

According to the BMI chart, i'm much too short! O.O

www.facebook.com/krystin.u.scott


 current weight: 178.0 
 
206
192
178
164
150
TAISIAKAT's Photo TAISIAKAT Posts: 178
10/18/14 6:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I actually am making a dent in the backlog of incomplete Christmas cards I made last year and never sent out...BEFORE November. Looks like I will actually make one of my goals on time - Handmade cards out before Thanksgiving.

Breathe - Live - Love
I am Imperfect and I am enough. I am worthy of love.

http://vampkittydesigns.etsy.com


 November Minutes: 72
 
0
125
250
375
500
MNDEBBIE1's Photo MNDEBBIE1 SparkPoints: (56,194)
Fitness Minutes: (3,004)
Posts: 598
10/18/14 11:02 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My biggest NSV I dropped 1whole pant size

Debbie
Minnesota

BELIEVE INSPIRE CREATE DREAM

"IDLE HANDS, BUSY MOUTH"
"BUSY HANDS, IDLE MOUTH"

since January 19, 2011 weighed 410 now weigh 295


 Pounds lost: 60.0 
 
0
37.25
74.5
111.75
149
123ELAINE456 SparkPoints: (167,453)
Fitness Minutes: (50,299)
Posts: 88,052
8/17/14 5:56 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
WITH THE HELP OF GOD I SAVED MY LIFE THIS WEEK. I WAS VERY LOW ON SALT. BEING LOW ON SALT CAN LEAD TO DEATH VERY QUICKLY. I GOT SOME SALT REPLACEMENT TABLETS LAST WEEKEND AND MY SAIT LEVAL IS COMING UP. PRAISE GOD. THANK YOU JESUS. I'M ALIVE!!! GOD ISN'T FINISH WITH ME YET THE MEDICATION I GOT WAS THERMOTABS SALT REPLACEMENT BUFFERRERED IF SOMEONE NEEDS TO REPLACE THEIR SALT LIKE I HAVE HAD TOO. GOD BLESSINGS TO EVERYONE ALWAYS.

GOD BLESSINGS TO EVERYONE. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALWAYS. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK. TAKE CARE.


 November SparkPoints: 3,178
 
0
12500
25000
37500
50000
INCH_BY_INCH SparkPoints: (68,251)
Fitness Minutes: (59,869)
Posts: 1,513
8/6/14 4:26 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Little more sand is shifting.....few more clothes in the don't fit me box.

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." -- Jack Penn


 current weight: 254.0 
 
398
336
274
212
150
FROMNSIDE's Photo FROMNSIDE SparkPoints: (1,755)
Fitness Minutes: (718)
Posts: 53
7/25/14 5:07 P

Send Private Message
Reply
i drink more water. my soda emoticon passions are DIET CherrY VaniLLa Dr Pepper w/DIET Cream Soda mixed together! But, I have been putting emoticon and ice in a gallon pitcher and keeping it in the fridge. This helps with my LazY Bone!

 current weight: 178.8 
 
248
223
198
173
148
HISTOGUY's Photo HISTOGUY SparkPoints: (22,724)
Fitness Minutes: (26,953)
Posts: 2,460
7/21/14 11:59 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon JOB JUSTME!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

 current weight: 201.6 
 
233
221
209
197
185
JUSTME9898's Photo JUSTME9898 Posts: 1,481
7/20/14 1:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
improved mobility - I can use the elliptical for 10 minutes - I started at 30 seconds

goal is to be able to walk again
Linda
high desert, California


 current weight: 245.0 
 
270
240
210
180
150
AUNTALICE2's Photo AUNTALICE2 SparkPoints: (24,365)
Fitness Minutes: (3,546)
Posts: 1,217
7/20/14 12:17 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My none scale victory is an improved attitude....towards myself, towards others, towards life and towards the whole process. emoticon

Slow but steady wins the race!
Alice
northern Wisconsin.


 current weight: 464.0 
 
464
388
312
236
160
HISTOGUY's Photo HISTOGUY SparkPoints: (22,724)
Fitness Minutes: (26,953)
Posts: 2,460
7/20/14 10:27 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Not sure this qualifies as a non scale victory cause it involves my scale. But with me vs. the scale strictly by weight, it is a loss. Two weeks ago, I got on the scale and it read 192. Didn't think it could be correct. My scale requires stability for a brief period of time which is difficult for me due to balance issues post stroke. Well, yesterday was weigh in and the scale said 194. To me, that was more in line with my weight loss progression. For me, I consider it a victory and am satisfied with the result!

 current weight: 201.6 
 
233
221
209
197
185
INCH_BY_INCH SparkPoints: (68,251)
Fitness Minutes: (59,869)
Posts: 1,513
7/13/14 3:02 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I'm not sure if this falls under the heading of non-scale victories, but nonetheless it is something I haven't done before and proved to myself I can get it done.

I was able to crawl up into a semi-tractor; leg-brace and all this baggage encompassing my bones. Plus being able to double clutch it with my leg-brace and successfully make those shifting transitions. It had me a little more worried after the occupational health doctor made his comments about being heavy set and wearing a leg brace. So it felt good to overcome those obstacles.

emoticon Here's to positive outcomes in whatever package they get wrapped up in.

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." -- Jack Penn


 current weight: 254.0 
 
398
336
274
212
150
EMSSBEARS's Photo EMSSBEARS SparkPoints: (100,211)
Fitness Minutes: (79,942)
Posts: 7,379
7/8/14 3:42 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
l

Edited by: EMSSBEARS at: 7/8/2014 (15:44)
Beth
-Arkansas

"Aim for progression, not perfection."

West Highland White Terrier Fans co-leader

BLC25 -
Azure Destination
BLC26-
Your Superhero Name is The Winged Torpedo
Your Superpower is Symbiosis
Your Weakness is Crosses
Your Weapon is Your Star Slingshot
Your Mode of Transportation is Unicycle


 Pounds lost: 155.0 
 
0
39.5
79
118.5
158
INCH_BY_INCH SparkPoints: (68,251)
Fitness Minutes: (59,869)
Posts: 1,513
5/27/14 8:58 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Good for you!!! I remembered my struggles giving up soda. I really loved the bubbles in them. So now I might have a sip or two if my throat has that yucky feeling that you get when a cold creeps up. I found that water has lot more healthier benefits. I do like to put the crystal light flavors in the water. emoticon

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." -- Jack Penn


 current weight: 254.0 
 
398
336
274
212
150
ENTIRELYBEVERLY's Photo ENTIRELYBEVERLY SparkPoints: (33,354)
Fitness Minutes: (900)
Posts: 3,687
5/26/14 10:27 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
That's wonderful!!! You must feel really good about that! emoticon

My non-scale victory today was going out to eat and NOT ordering soda!

Beverly
A Wicked Sister!!!!
Co-leader of the 100+ First Steps Club
Leader of the SP Class of September 21-27, 2014

Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes!


 current weight: 351.0 
 
395
371
347
323
299
INCH_BY_INCH SparkPoints: (68,251)
Fitness Minutes: (59,869)
Posts: 1,513
5/26/14 6:48 P

Send Private Message
Reply
The sands are shifting.....yeah......down another under garment size.
I was able to conquer one of the hills at the campsites up north. I was a little winded but I made it and down the hill.

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." -- Jack Penn


 current weight: 254.0 
 
398
336
274
212
150
ENTIRELYBEVERLY's Photo ENTIRELYBEVERLY SparkPoints: (33,354)
Fitness Minutes: (900)
Posts: 3,687
5/24/14 5:48 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon

My non-scale victory today was not stopping for an ice cream after work today. It's gotten to be quite the habit on Saturdays!!

Beverly
A Wicked Sister!!!!
Co-leader of the 100+ First Steps Club
Leader of the SP Class of September 21-27, 2014

Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes!


 current weight: 351.0 
 
395
371
347
323
299
JUSTME9898's Photo JUSTME9898 Posts: 1,481
5/24/14 4:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
10,188 steps today - 2 hours of water aerobic First time ever over 10,000 steps!!!!

goal is to be able to walk again
Linda
high desert, California


 current weight: 245.0 
 
270
240
210
180
150
ENTIRELYBEVERLY's Photo ENTIRELYBEVERLY SparkPoints: (33,354)
Fitness Minutes: (900)
Posts: 3,687
5/23/14 9:16 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Reconfirming my decision to a healthy lifestyle!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Beverly
A Wicked Sister!!!!
Co-leader of the 100+ First Steps Club
Leader of the SP Class of September 21-27, 2014

Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes!


 current weight: 351.0 
 
395
371
347
323
299
JUSTME9898's Photo JUSTME9898 Posts: 1,481
5/15/14 9:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
6000 steps today

goal is to be able to walk again
Linda
high desert, California


 current weight: 245.0 
 
270
240
210
180
150
INCH_BY_INCH SparkPoints: (68,251)
Fitness Minutes: (59,869)
Posts: 1,513
5/6/14 9:31 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Thank you for the positive inputs.
I dragged out the older leg brace so I could get my walks in. I managed to do two walks today, each for 10 minutes. I did 10 minutes on the stationary bike. Now to put some ice on the leg so I can do it all tomorrow.
emoticon Here's to all your progress too.

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." -- Jack Penn


 current weight: 254.0 
 
398
336
274
212
150
MSGAYLE68's Photo MSGAYLE68 Posts: 118
5/6/14 2:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Inch by Inch....you're definitely going to make your goal! One step at a time even if only an inch. You deserve a hug...

 current weight: 191.5 
 
212
191.5
171
150.5
130
JUSTME9898's Photo JUSTME9898 Posts: 1,481
5/4/14 5:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
inch by inch - I go to water aerobic - could you do that? may be you could avoid the pinching from the brace

goal is to be able to walk again
Linda
high desert, California


 current weight: 245.0 
 
270
240
210
180
150
INCH_BY_INCH SparkPoints: (68,251)
Fitness Minutes: (59,869)
Posts: 1,513
5/4/14 2:34 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Awesome work Justme9698 !!!

My blood work came back this week. It looks very good too.
I had a minor setback, I over did walking the leg brace pinch the back of my legs lots of pain. So I had to give it a rest so the pain would go away. Getting back on the tracks pounding out those steps.
Here's to a better all of us.

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." -- Jack Penn


 current weight: 254.0 
 
398
336
274
212
150
JUSTME9898's Photo JUSTME9898 Posts: 1,481
5/2/14 5:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just got blood work back.
a year ago 6 months ago now
Total cholesterol = 260 183 171
triglycerides= 300 258 212
HDL 40 50 51
LDL 185 81 78



Edited by: JUSTME9898 at: 5/2/2014 (17:05)
goal is to be able to walk again
Linda
high desert, California


 current weight: 245.0 
 
270
240
210
180
150
JUSTME9898's Photo JUSTME9898 Posts: 1,481
5/1/14 5:41 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
went to the doc - had blood work done, had mammo done, had foot exam done that's a victory

Edited by: JUSTME9898 at: 5/1/2014 (17:41)
goal is to be able to walk again
Linda
high desert, California


 current weight: 245.0 
 
270
240
210
180
150
PENUMBRA52's Photo PENUMBRA52 Posts: 1,554
5/1/14 4:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
back in the pool water was 82, and although the day was overcast and threatened rain it was 90 out there

it was wonderful to be in the pool

emoticon

Do or do not. There is no try. YODA


 Pounds lost: 26.0 
 
0
29.5
59
88.5
118
DOTCHILATHAM's Photo DOTCHILATHAM Posts: 198
5/1/14 1:59 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I am able to eat pureed foods with absolutely no chunks! But it makes my mood better! I got my desk organized too and I am trying chair exercises now. I finally came to terms with reality.

 current weight: 219.0 
 
300
265
230
195
160
JUSTME9898's Photo JUSTME9898 Posts: 1,481
4/28/14 10:06 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
losing inches

goal is to be able to walk again
Linda
high desert, California


 current weight: 245.0 
 
270
240
210
180
150
JUSTME9898's Photo JUSTME9898 Posts: 1,481
4/27/14 12:56 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
6000 steps today

goal is to be able to walk again
Linda
high desert, California


 current weight: 245.0 
 
270
240
210
180
150
INCH_BY_INCH SparkPoints: (68,251)
Fitness Minutes: (59,869)
Posts: 1,513
4/26/14 4:02 P

Send Private Message
Reply
getting up, trying my hands on some spring raking. Hung the laundry outside. I could only do 5 minutes on the stationary bike before getting winded.

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." -- Jack Penn


 current weight: 254.0 
 
398
336
274
212
150
JUSTME9898's Photo JUSTME9898 Posts: 1,481
4/18/14 6:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
getting up and walking every hour, even if it is just across the room

goal is to be able to walk again
Linda
high desert, California


 current weight: 245.0 
 
270
240
210
180
150
LINDA_COTY2000's Photo LINDA_COTY2000 SparkPoints: (3,106)
Fitness Minutes: (425)
Posts: 156
4/7/14 9:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My non-scale victory was walking past the hospital gift shop when I could hear the candy bars calling my name.

emoticon to me, emoticon

 Pounds lost: 20.5 
 
0
14.5
29
43.5
58
CRAFTSFAN1's Photo CRAFTSFAN1 Posts: 2,090
4/3/14 5:14 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Keeping the baby changes: green smoothie breakfast, planning weekly meals, doing my bed first thing in the morning...

Join the team "Eat to Defeat Fat Cells, Cancer Cells and More."
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/gro
ups_individual.asp


 Pounds lost: 16.6 
 
0
14
28
42
56
MSGAYLE68's Photo MSGAYLE68 Posts: 118
4/3/14 11:23 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
WTG Tweety-TweetyFit

I love your spirit and you're still young; wait until you're 70 as I am. I've had a series of mishaps over the past two years that have really impacted my ability to maintain exercise habits. I'm trying to get back on track with home therapy exercise plus the chair exercises with this team. I had to laugh when you said you went for a walk with a cane and remained upright! I deal with that everyday and it's so nice to find someone who has the same trouble. I'm willing to bet you also believe your cane is temporary (as I do) and exercise will be the cure all. I firmly believe we both have difficulties stemming from physical inactivity whatever your circumstance. Gayle


 current weight: 191.5 
 
212
191.5
171
150.5
130
SPECIAL6 Posts: 4,190
4/2/14 10:46 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My non-scale victory is being more active before March of this year until now I was partially lazy using my disability as an excuse not to do any type of exercise but turning 51 years old I had to make an serious decision about my health if I don't make some changes now and for go I will be going down real fast with my health so I have to do this become more healthy and exercises and with this awesome team leaders and team members motivate me to do that. emoticon emoticon

Edited by: SPECIAL6 at: 4/2/2014 (11:54)
 current weight: 353.0 
 
367
327.75
288.5
249.25
210
TWEETYFITN60's Photo TWEETYFITN60 SparkPoints: (4,620)
Fitness Minutes: (3,344)
Posts: 263
3/31/14 4:51 P

Send Private Message
Reply
One of the tasks that another online diet support group that I belong has us do is take our monthly measurements. If you aren't doing this, I recommend that you begin. It seems I am a very slow loser (pound wise) this year but already I have lost 3.75 inches in the month of March. Overall; I have lost 8.75 inches since January 1st based on the workouts, strengthening and toning exercises that I do. Not bad for a 60 1/2 year old who is mainly sedentary. emoticon .



" No One is impressed with how good your excuses are."

" A year from now, you will wish you had started TODAY!- Karen Lamb

" BElieve in YOUrself."


 Pounds lost: 3.6 
 
0
6.25
12.5
18.75
25
NEWMOON's Photo NEWMOON Posts: 965
3/27/14 4:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon emoticon emoticon

She believed she could do it, so she did.


 current weight: 423.0 
 
444
378
312
246
180
TWEETYFITN60's Photo TWEETYFITN60 SparkPoints: (4,620)
Fitness Minutes: (3,344)
Posts: 263
3/27/14 2:13 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I have more non-scale victories than I do scale victories but victory is victory, right? I really liked reading all of yours. It is so nice when you realize that losing weight and getting in shape is more than a number but oh so much more. Keep up the good work, all! emoticon

My most recent one was being able to wear a pair of black skin-tight work out pants (you know the ones I am talking about) this past Monday. I have been doing a lot of strength and toning exercises for a year now and it is paying off. I belong to another online team and one of our daily challenges was to start out the New year with doing 1 rep of 1 exercise, adding another rep each day, then the next month adding a new exercise and starting all over with that, etc. This will continue to the last day of this year. Right now, today, I will be doing 86 deep squats, 55 pushups and 27 lunges. Next month, we will add crunches. Wow, I can tell you I have never seen my body get so toned so fast as doing this. And, it only takes about 12 minutes to do them all.

I also took my first walk outdoors (with my cane). I didn't last long nor did I go far but I was vertical. emoticon

So, those are my NSV for this time around.

Pam

" No One is impressed with how good your excuses are."

" A year from now, you will wish you had started TODAY!- Karen Lamb

" BElieve in YOUrself."


 Pounds lost: 3.6 
 
0
6.25
12.5
18.75
25
NEWMOON's Photo NEWMOON Posts: 965
3/25/14 8:58 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
Craftsfan1

She believed she could do it, so she did.


 current weight: 423.0 
 
444
378
312
246
180
CRAFTSFAN1's Photo CRAFTSFAN1 Posts: 2,090
3/24/14 8:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
After a couple of months of laziness and not too much healthy eating, I started again my controlled eating menu planning.

I have to keep in mind that success breeds success.

Edited by: CRAFTSFAN1 at: 3/24/2014 (20:56)
Join the team "Eat to Defeat Fat Cells, Cancer Cells and More."
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/gro
ups_individual.asp


 Pounds lost: 16.6 
 
0
14
28
42
56
NEWMOON's Photo NEWMOON Posts: 965
3/23/14 11:24 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Every time I talk myself out of caving to a an urge to emotionally eat. It's a HUGE victory since I have been using food for "comfort" for so many years. Pretty much a lifetime, really. It's just that since I got M.E./CFS that I've gained weight, due to mobility issues and pain.

So now, emotional eating/food addiction plus a sedentary lifestyle = 200+ extra pounds.

As of January 29th, 2014, I have fought the urge to emo-eat, with the exception of one day where I just wasn't strong enough to fight it.

Each moment of each day that I am not using food for anything other than nutrition is an enormous NSV for me.



She believed she could do it, so she did.


 current weight: 423.0 
 
444
378
312
246
180
SKINNYPAT62's Photo SKINNYPAT62 Posts: 7,670
2/22/14 5:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Nice compliments from members of my club telling me how good I am looking and they can see my loss!

60 lbs. lost
FORTYPLUS56's Photo FORTYPLUS56 Posts: 2,454
2/20/14 6:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I discovered a walk at home video that is a 2 mile walk. I love it.

"NO ONE CAN WALK BACKWARDS INTO THE FUTURE"



 Pounds lost: 22.1 
 
0
7
14
21
28
LAMSCATS's Photo LAMSCATS Posts: 41
2/16/14 11:13 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I love this idea! I found this group through my Spark Friend Az_Cat_Person.

I have read several places that we should drink half our body weight in ounces of water, but even being a wateraholic, this was tough at first. However, I think I have finally mastered it as I do it almost 95% of the time, so I'm claiming it as a NSV even though it has positively influenced the SV too. My skin looks and feels better too...gotta love that!

Looking forward to reading everyone else's NSVs soon!
Lori

 Pounds lost: 15.4 
 
0
25.25
50.5
75.75
101
MISSA526's Photo MISSA526 Posts: 531
2/7/14 1:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Despite chronic infections and most recently my first ever root canal (I've never even had a cavity so this was kind of a big deal) I have not gotten depressed, just a little bummed out. And today I did a mile walk on my DVD! I have plans to do some yoga for my back a little later if my left knee and hip stop hurting. Overall I am very proud of myself!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

It is what it is, or is it?

Tough times don't last, TOUGH PEOPLE DO.

The word impossible is not in my dictionary.

Be curious about what life will bring


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
10.25
20.5
30.75
41
PENUMBRA52's Photo PENUMBRA52 Posts: 1,554
2/7/14 1:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon

I have been sticking to it!!! emoticon

emoticon incorporating isometric movements in all tasks

feeling better every day emoticon

emoticon emoticon

Do or do not. There is no try. YODA


 Pounds lost: 26.0 
 
0
29.5
59
88.5
118
MOONGLOWSNANA SparkPoints: (84,639)
Fitness Minutes: (10,309)
Posts: 3,604
2/5/14 8:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon on your PhDs! That takes both time and commitment!

Wow! JAOTAO you have done a great job losing weight and I know this team has helped because it is helping me too. I like the idea of exercise before a chocolate reward. I read about it in an exercise article somewhere on SP. I am using an ergometer with my arms and the SPAT is counting it for me. What an incentive the SPAT can be! I'm limiting myself to one chocolate a day, but I'm exercising more so that is a NSV! emoticon

VJH-W65's Photo VJH-W65 SparkPoints: (6,568)
Fitness Minutes: (20)
Posts: 510
2/5/14 3:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
BRAVO well done JAOTAO

"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."
--Reggie Leach


 Pounds lost: 46.0 
 
0
35.25
70.5
105.75
141
VJH-W65's Photo VJH-W65 SparkPoints: (6,568)
Fitness Minutes: (20)
Posts: 510
2/5/14 3:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Set goals and skills for this year so far 2 PHDs finished and out the door
One assigned each month
Post office lost 5 quilt labels so today I re-do them

"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."
--Reggie Leach


 Pounds lost: 46.0 
 
0
35.25
70.5
105.75
141
FRANCIE-N-BELLA's Photo FRANCIE-N-BELLA Posts: 14,117
1/28/14 11:31 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Getting back to being more accountable and tracking EVERY bite that goes in my mouth. Also, eating as gluten free as possible.

Francie
Arkansas

Northeast Arkansas Sparks
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/rss
_teamboard.asp?team=19470

Over 60 With 100-200 pounds to lose
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/gro
ups_individual.asp?gid=32570

Team 300 lbs. Plus
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=22210


 current weight: 288.4 
 
316
274.5
233
191.5
150
JAOTAO's Photo JAOTAO SparkPoints: (67,321)
Fitness Minutes: (29,896)
Posts: 1,686
1/10/14 10:41 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Losing weight and getting stronger with chair exercise - I was able to trudge up the long driveway in a foot of snow and not be winded!

Jackie O
"The best of me is yet to be."


 Pounds lost: 61.0 
 
0
33.25
66.5
99.75
133
MOONGLOWSNANA SparkPoints: (84,639)
Fitness Minutes: (10,309)
Posts: 3,604
1/8/14 10:41 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm only using one band aid on my suture line and it's only draining a tiny bit! emoticon

CJMOK1121's Photo CJMOK1121 SparkPoints: (54,585)
Fitness Minutes: (59,152)
Posts: 1,557
1/8/14 8:59 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

My NSV for the past 3months has been completely doing away with drinking diet soda, I stopped drinking regular soda a long many years ago, Then when I became a type 2 diabetic about 4 years ago I began consumming a lot of diet soda, but for several reasons I just felt like I needed to stop that altogether too. So beginning about the middle of October, 2013. I started drinking nothing but 7 pints of water a day and some decaf, tea and coffee. So now its almost the middle of January 2014, and really I don't even miss it. emoticon
I don't feel so bloated and I sleep better, and have a few extra dollars to spend on other things.

CJ from OK

Anything under God's control is never out of control.
Charles Swindoll

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
Ps 18:3

"Start where you are, Use what you have, Do what you can.
Quote by Arthur Ash


 current weight: 318.0 
 
338
293.5
249
204.5
160
JOTHVA's Photo JOTHVA Posts: 301
1/5/14 2:53 P

Send Private Message
Reply
That is a huge goal for me. Living in Minnesota with windchills in the -60 range this weekend that would be heaven not to feel like a stuffed bear.

 Pounds lost: 5.2 
 
0
13.25
26.5
39.75
53
EMMABE1's Photo EMMABE1 Posts: 16,867
1/5/14 12:17 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh boy!! Do I know that feeling - instead of having the coat/jacket flapping about like Superman's cape - you actually get the beauty of fastening it and having both sides of you protected and warm!!
Wonderful - I'm really happy for you -
and you are right - "normal" people have no idea of the problems that we face - and of how important these not always so little victories are to us!!

emoticon

Everyone smiles in the same language.

Co-Leader of
THE CHAIR EXERCISE TEAM - www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=32265


CHAIR EXERCISE FUN
www.chairexercisefun.com/

CHAIR EXERCISE VIDEOS
www.youtube.com/user/ChairExerciseTe
am?feature=mhee


Total SparkPoints: 198,524
 
150,000
162,499
174,999
187,499
199,999
SparkPoints Level 21
CALAMITIE SparkPoints: (27,016)
Fitness Minutes: (9,856)
Posts: 464
1/4/14 11:56 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
So many "normal" people never understand the little victories that make us feel great. For the first time in several years I can button my winter coat and have room enough to not feel like a stuffed bear. That is my biggest VICTORY of the year so far.

EMMABE1's Photo EMMABE1 Posts: 16,867
12/2/13 8:31 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
WooHoo!! As you say - throw away those scales - we spend far too much time worrying about a bit of metal and plastc and numbers!!
Think of all the other things that have improved in your life - your looks, your attitude and your mobility and flexibility!!
Those are the important things!!

Everyone smiles in the same language.

Co-Leader of
THE CHAIR EXERCISE TEAM - www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=32265


CHAIR EXERCISE FUN
www.chairexercisefun.com/

CHAIR EXERCISE VIDEOS
www.youtube.com/user/ChairExerciseTe
am?feature=mhee


Total SparkPoints: 198,524
 
150,000
162,499
174,999
187,499
199,999
SparkPoints Level 21
INCH_BY_INCH SparkPoints: (68,251)
Fitness Minutes: (59,869)
Posts: 1,513
12/2/13 8:20 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I pass my air brake over-the-road tests. DMV was closed Friday for the holiday. Went down there today. The worker kept looking at my ole license and now. She commented on how "WOW, about the weight loss". When my stomach settled down and then I looked at the picture too; yes; it is very noticeable the weight loss look in my face.

One of the trainers I worked with before the testing simply said. "Hold you head high and be positive and confident you will pass this phrase of required updates. Take a breath see how far you have come with your weight loss. It's just another goal you can do." I guess I really needed to hear. I wasn't thinking that these types of goals should be put on the achievement list. Secret, I was getting dragged down not seeing more weight moving.

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." -- Jack Penn


 current weight: 254.0 
 
398
336
274
212
150
EMMABE1's Photo EMMABE1 Posts: 16,867
11/28/13 11:47 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Some great NSVs here - they are so very important in our weight loss journey!!

One of my own that was recognised today - you can read about in my blog "can type 2 diabetes be cured?"
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
ur
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552489


Hopefully this will give a lot of you something to work towards - to motivate you!!
emoticon

Edited by: EMMABE1 at: 11/28/2013 (23:49)
Everyone smiles in the same language.

Co-Leader of
THE CHAIR EXERCISE TEAM - www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=32265


CHAIR EXERCISE FUN
www.chairexercisefun.com/

CHAIR EXERCISE VIDEOS
www.youtube.com/user/ChairExerciseTe
am?feature=mhee


Total SparkPoints: 198,524
 
150,000
162,499
174,999
187,499
199,999
SparkPoints Level 21
FORTYPLUS56's Photo FORTYPLUS56 Posts: 2,454
11/28/13 10:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
clothes fit better, more energy, move easier emoticon

"NO ONE CAN WALK BACKWARDS INTO THE FUTURE"



 Pounds lost: 22.1 
 
0
7
14
21
28
THINFITFEMINIST's Photo THINFITFEMINIST Posts: 2,627
11/23/13 6:17 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I resisted going to have my eyes examined. I went last week. Not only did my eyesight drastically improve - for the first time in my life! - but the cataracts in both eyes are GONE!

I will spread the good news to any and all persons who poo-poo a raw organic vegan eating program and drinking green juice! Ha!!!

The only super powers I want are Kindness, Gentleness, Patience and Peace of Mind.



 current weight: 154.8 
 
175
162.5
150
137.5
125
EMMABE1's Photo EMMABE1 Posts: 16,867
11/20/13 2:06 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I wish you luck Sarah - but I'm sure you will be fine.

I am very impressed with your walking distance - you are really doing yourself so much good - I am guessing your breathing will improve - but more slowly.

Everyone smiles in the same language.

Co-Leader of
THE CHAIR EXERCISE TEAM - www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=32265


CHAIR EXERCISE FUN
www.chairexercisefun.com/

CHAIR EXERCISE VIDEOS
www.youtube.com/user/ChairExerciseTe
am?feature=mhee


Total SparkPoints: 198,524
 
150,000
162,499
174,999
187,499
199,999
SparkPoints Level 21
INCH_BY_INCH SparkPoints: (68,251)
Fitness Minutes: (59,869)
Posts: 1,513
11/19/13 2:31 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Ann:

Yes, most big trucks operate with air brakes. Now school buses are being equipped with air brakes. My laminated permit arrived in the mail last week. I was supposed to start on the road training today; but, something came up so the trainer had to cancel, it is rescheduled for Monday. I am a little spook about driving with air brakes because the written material said it takes longer to stop the vehicle not like the response time we have with hydraulic brakes. It is what it is as technology and equipment changes come along to keep our jobs.

emoticon I was able to complete 2 miles walk this morning in the 40 minutes between routes. Surprised the heck out of me. I also was able to tackle medium size grade hill this afternoon; man when I got to the top panting and holding my side so glad I had my water along. Then going down it wasn't as bad. I finally conquered it instead of it conquering me! Now to work on being able to breath better.
Have a positive day and chat more later....Sarah

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." -- Jack Penn


 current weight: 254.0 
 
398
336
274
212
150
SLACHETKA103145's Photo SLACHETKA103145 SparkPoints: (42,866)
Fitness Minutes: (16,594)
Posts: 4,789
11/12/13 1:44 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon emoticon and 3 lbs in a week is a great loss! Remember inch by inch!

Jean emoticon

Jean

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win but think you can't,
It's almost certain you won't.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can. (Walter D. Wintle)



159 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
40
80
120
160
FORTYPLUS56's Photo FORTYPLUS56 Posts: 2,454
11/11/13 5:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Lost and gained 5lbs and I'm stuck with the loss of 3lbs. However; I am eating better and I feel better and I know eventually the pounds will shed. emoticon

"NO ONE CAN WALK BACKWARDS INTO THE FUTURE"



 Pounds lost: 22.1 
 
0
7
14
21
28
EMMABE1's Photo EMMABE1 Posts: 16,867
11/7/13 9:49 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
WooHoo - I think - what is an air brake licence?? It sounds like trucks - they have air brakes - do you drive trucks?? If so you are braver than me - I couldn't get into one let alone drive it (or maybe I could drive it but it certainly would not be safe to have anything else on the road!! LOL!!

Your walking sounds to be going great!!
Keep it up!!

Everyone smiles in the same language.

Co-Leader of
THE CHAIR EXERCISE TEAM - www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=32265


CHAIR EXERCISE FUN
www.chairexercisefun.com/

CHAIR EXERCISE VIDEOS
www.youtube.com/user/ChairExerciseTe
am?feature=mhee


Total SparkPoints: 198,524
 
150,000
162,499
174,999
187,499
199,999
SparkPoints Level 21
INCH_BY_INCH SparkPoints: (68,251)
Fitness Minutes: (59,869)
Posts: 1,513
11/7/13 8:21 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I passed my air brake license permit. I am able to walk 3/4 mile in 40 minutes and my stride and breathing are doing much better.

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." -- Jack Penn


 current weight: 254.0 
 
398
336
274
212
150
SLACHETKA103145's Photo SLACHETKA103145 SparkPoints: (42,866)
Fitness Minutes: (16,594)
Posts: 4,789
11/4/13 8:07 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon !

Jean

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win but think you can't,
It's almost certain you won't.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can. (Walter D. Wintle)



159 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
40
80
120
160
EMMABE1's Photo EMMABE1 Posts: 16,867
11/3/13 2:23 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have been reading a few of these and they are fantastic - this is what its all about!!

A couple of comments - When you exercise it releases endorphins - hormones - that give you that happy, energetic feeling -that some of you commented on. That's good!! See you don't need drugs - you can get "high" on exercise!! LOL!!

Also this not losing weight on the scales but getting thinner and needing smaller clothes is right too - what is probably happening is that you are losing body fat and gaining muscle. Muscle weighs the same as fat but takes up less space or volume. Therefore by losing fat and gaining muscle you will weigh the same but be smaller in size!!
Many people are afraid this will make them like those muscle bound weight lifters - NOT A CHANCE!! All you are doing is strengthening your muscles and replacing to a degree muscle fibes lost during your sedentary time - thus becoming "normal" - and this is the aim of the exercise!!

emoticon emoticon


Everyone smiles in the same language.

Co-Leader of
THE CHAIR EXERCISE TEAM - www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=32265


CHAIR EXERCISE FUN
www.chairexercisefun.com/

CHAIR EXERCISE VIDEOS
www.youtube.com/user/ChairExerciseTe
am?feature=mhee


Total SparkPoints: 198,524
 
150,000
162,499
174,999
187,499
199,999
SparkPoints Level 21
SLACHETKA103145's Photo SLACHETKA103145 SparkPoints: (42,866)
Fitness Minutes: (16,594)
Posts: 4,789
11/3/13 7:47 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Keep up the good work...in the end it pays off and maybe just not maybe in a way we were not expecting!!!

Jean emoticon emoticon

Jean

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win but think you can't,
It's almost certain you won't.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can. (Walter D. Wintle)



159 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
40
80
120
160
INCH_BY_INCH SparkPoints: (68,251)
Fitness Minutes: (59,869)
Posts: 1,513
11/2/13 6:45 P

Send Private Message
Reply
When I was into the doctor the scale says the same as last time in. Nonetheless, the clothes are shrinking. I had to put more of what I had in the don't fit box. I purchased some smaller clothes. I am able to walk 1/2 miles breathing much easier as I do it. I like to think seeing the deer along my walking trail as wonderful non-scale victory as well. Sarah

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." -- Jack Penn


 current weight: 254.0 
 
398
336
274
212
150
NANCYRUBIO's Photo NANCYRUBIO Posts: 318,417
10/26/13 5:37 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I think I have finally learned to eat correctly. I has been a long road, but I have almost made it. I am so thankful!

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

Nancy Rubio
Oro Valley, AZ


 Pounds lost: 42.0 
 
0
12.5
25
37.5
50
MSGAYLE68's Photo MSGAYLE68 Posts: 118
10/21/13 3:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh wow!! I love the fact that you're recognizing non-scale victories. I've really, really had great success since my lone heart attack 14 years past. At the time all my numbers were in sad shape. I couldn't exercise in the beginning due to pain of angina. I am here now and with perseverance now have them all in check (chol, BP, and cardio). Cardiologist says I don't know what you've been doing but keep it up. Words of high praise to me. So, I'm encouraging others; it's not the pace you set for the race but do something each day. I'm starting again with exercise with bad back, diabetes, and painful shoulder from a fall one year ago. I CAN do it!

 current weight: 191.5 
 
212
191.5
171
150.5
130
GIMPSTER's Photo GIMPSTER SparkPoints: (2,011)
Fitness Minutes: (386)
Posts: 47
10/6/13 12:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wow wow and WOW!!! LOL

Only my 2nd day of actually committing to moving my body more on a daily basis. I haven't quite decided on a routine quite yet but I have got me exercise for today in. Intellectually I get the health benefits to being active, ie, heart lungs etc. But at this very moment I am struck by just how drastically different inhabiting my body feels. I'm struck by the difference being mindfully connected to my body feels compared to being in the checked out numbed state I have been existing in.

Again, JUST WOW!!! I feel foolish, playful and giddy!!

 November Minutes: 0
 
0
205
410
615
820
Page: 1 of (10)   1 2 Next Page › Last Page »

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Chair Exercise Team General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Pumpkin Fluff Dip 10/8/2013 6:57:50 AM
Virtual Trek Tassie wk 3 -Trek Discussion Thread 2/9/2014 2:05:30 AM
5 Recipes For Garlic Lovers 4/20/2014 8:39:34 PM
What EMMABE1 is trying to do for Chair Exercise! 11/27/2013 9:22:37 AM
A Benefit of Exercising 6/5/2014 12:18:12 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x48254023

Review our Community Guidelines