My goal for June was to loose 4lbs. Half way through and I have lost 5! So tickled how things are falling into place now. :) Still working on my 21 days of no binging. Only 9 more to go before I have my second round completed.
Since I reached my goal early, I am hoping to now reach 200 or less before I leave for my vacation in 2 weeks. That is 2.8 lbs away. We shall see what happens but no matter what, I am just happy to loose what I have so far. :)
Ok, so here goes .... after finding Spark through a blog on FB and being totally fed up with the way I looked at felt; I think I was tipping the scales then at about 207lbs although I delivered my son at 211 THE heaviest I've ever been, this was in January of 2011.
I've had my ups and downs too, I've tried it all and through persisitance mostly have managed to lose almost 80lbs in the last 13 1/2 months; the holidays hit and I've kind of back slid. But I'm working on it. I love the new me, that I can get on the floor with my kids; I actually went roller-skating with my son the other day and was able to keep up! =)
So I maintain at about 130-132lbs which is manageable I don't have to starve yet I can treat myself occassionally. Which is right where I always wanted to be. Happy in my own skin. =)
Persistance not perfection.
"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
current weight: 153.0
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My bio is way too large to put on here...however, if you would like to read the whole story, it is on my page in my bio section :) My weight issues started as a child and has not stopped.
I started this "diet" on 4/28/11...And on 5/12/11 an acquaintance at the gym, showed me this Spark site for logging my caloric intake...and I can honestly say...my whole outlook on that part of my life has changed since then. I now realize its no longer a diet but lifestyle changes. I started off at 159 pounds and BF of 29.6%..not really wanting to be big on the weight number part.. but wanted to be in a healthy BF range. It was about getting healthy due to the fact that I'm no spring chicken anymore...so at the age of 46 on 10/3/11..I had reached that BF "goal" ...I think my final BF was in the 17% and I had lost a little over 25 lbs...with my lowest weight being 132...and quite honestly...I focused way too much on the scale.
AND THEN CAME THE HOLIDAYS.....AND DOWN THE ROAD I WENT!!! I was doing well in maintenance for about 2 weeks..and the stress of the season just completely blew me away. I have since gained about 10 pounds back. I felt like a complete failure...I felt like a failure to my Spark Friends...still kind of do..it even forced me to fall back from the site a little (just not from QOTD..cuz you guys are like family :).
On New Years Eve...I scraped myself up and returned to the gym and I am finally feeling a bit better. I'm still struggling with the weight..but quite honestly...I REALLY LIKE having a little more MEAT on me... I like having ...close your ears....boobies again :). I decided this time that I REALLY don't want to focus too much on the number ...I am really trying to find an even balance, find peace, find happiness...I have to practice what I preach...and that is "do this for you..because you are worth it"
Be proud of your accomplishments, no matter how big or small. Try not to compare yourself to others...this is about YOU...and YOU are worth it!! :))
This thread is for everyone on the QOTD team that makes their weight-loss goal! Please tell us how many pounds you lost, how long it took you to reach goal, and why you started your journey. Feel free to insert other interesting facts like your Sparkversary, the date you reached goal, how you find maintenance, or what you found the hardest thing to learn to do or what changed your mind about a particular issue that you now know was a hinderence from the start. It's a Bio! You can put what you want in it, basically, you can come back and change it anytime, but please, only post once. We want to be able to share your victory and celebrate with you.
Edited by: FLORIDAGHOST at: 2/1/2012 (11:53)
Author of the published novel, The Double K Ranch!
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