July 2011

December 2011


SparkPeople Logo

Workout Clothes

The Spark

Interact with KULMANIS
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment

I've battled obesity most of my life and have gotten progressively worse since my mid-20s. Now in my early 30s and at the highest weight I've ever been (277 lbs), I've become determined to take control of my life and become the best person I can and not give myself an early death sentence.

I've been married since 2010 and share a 2 bedroom apartment with my husband, 2 cats, and a rat. Although my husband gets on my nerves plenty of times (what spouse doesn't? lol), he's a great guy who is good at getting me to think when I'm being less than pleasant.

Member Since: 1/7/2012

Fitness Minutes: 1,987

My Goals:
At a starting weight of 277, my first goal is to lose 60 lbs by Dec. 31, 2011.

First set of goals and timeframe:

14lbs (5%) - March 1
28lbs (10%) - June 1
40 lbs - August 1
60 lbs - December 31

Ideally more is preferred but I am staying realistic and planning for a minimum of 5lbs per month (1lb a week for 4-5 weeks).

My Program:
First, two ways of tracking my food and eating habits:

1. Online here at SP
2. In a small notebook for when I am traveling or incapable of posting online.

I am also writing down and celebrating small successes on my personal blog www.coffeepotchronicles.com. While that blog focuses on a little bit of everything, there will be regular updates and thoughts on progress and challenges.


1. Tracking steps and calories burned on pedometer.

Goal 1: Average 6,000 steps or 2.5-3 miles per day

Achieve by: February 1. Sooner if energy and stamina has increased enough to allow for an increase in steps.

Goal 2: Average 8,000 steps or 3.5-4 miles per day

Achieve by: March 1. Sooner if possible.

Goal 3: Average 10,000+ steps or 5-7 miles per day

Achieve by: May 1. Sooner if possible.

2. Begin adding strength training as stamina and energy increases.

Add to exercise regimen by: Apr

Personal Information:
I am 31 and happily married to a great guy. Together we live in Las Vegas/Henderson, NV and share an apartment with 2 demanding but loveable cats and 1 adorable yet aloof rat.

Interests include:

* Photography
* Writing
* Blogging
* Networking/making friends
* Traveling
* Social Media (which includes blogging and networking)

Other Information:

Read More About KULMANIS - Profile Information moved here. (Updated January 28)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 current weight: 234.5 
Login to Leave Comment
  • v LADY128
    Welcome to the Spark! One day, One Meal, One Pound at a time!!!
    2306 days ago
  • v RG_DFW
    Welcome to SparkPeople and Good Luck with your program!
    2323 days ago
    Hi, Kim! Welcome to Spark People Message Boards! I am glad to hear you are taking the "baby steps" approach cuz trying to imagine doing it all at once is just plain overwhelming. Been there; done that! I have been on SP since last August after "yet another failure and regain". I am convinced after 5-plus months on the site that this approach is different - different enough to get me through to maintenance, where my failures have always occured. The trackers are truly my saviors and the ten-minutes-a-day exercise concept, without which I would not have started exercising! So play around on the site, try out everything and use the tools that work best. I learn a lot from other people by reading the postings on the Boards, blogs and all the articles. Go for it!!!
    2323 days ago