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My family. 6/29/2009 196 pounds here. I am very short, so 196 doesn't look near as good on me as it does others- but I still look way better than I have in a very long time!


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I will lose this weight! WHAT AM I AFRAID OF???

Hi all! I am just shy of my 29th birthday, and am DONE with being overweight. I've been overweight by at least 20 pounds for as far back as I can remember. I've never really not liked my body so much, I can remember getting teased maybe twice growing up, but for some reason I seemed to have it pretty easy. I never had problems with the opposite sex, and I have to say I landed myself a very handsome hubby! We've been together 12 years now, and have 3 beautiful children, 2 of which tried to kill me. Apparently my heart isn't cut out for the last month of pregnancy, or childbirth. I had many issues at the end, and after the births of my 1st, and 3rd children. The doctors now say it's a fluke that nothing happened with my 2nd! And I was also informed that I should have been told not to have anymore children after my 1st was born. The issue isn't my weight, BUT my weight is NOW the issue! If I do not lose the weight, I am likely to have a very short and very medicated life. And I am not on board with that AT ALL!

So, my journey has begun! I have dieted in the past. Since my husband and I got together, I've put on 120 pounds- in 12 years! UGH! Now I finally have the information and the knowledge to get this done, and done right! No more dieting, this is a lifestyle change and I refuse to ever look back! I've never really hated my body, but I definitely always would have liked to be thinner. Now, I am ecstatic knowing that soon enough, I will be a healthy, thinner me!

I ran across NEVA42's sparkpage and what an inspiration she is! With her permission, I am quoting her on my page. This just really touched me! And I feel there are many others out there who would be touched by it as well. Thank you Neva!

"Everyone is a deserving and special human being. Their feelings count and matter. And not everything that happens in your life is your fault. You can not control the actions of another person, just your own. And forgiveness is not for the other person, it is for you. So that the other person no longer has a hold on you." -NEVA42

Updating with my weight losses from when I started. I weigh every single morning at the exact same time. I still do. If it starts bothering me, I will go to once a week. I only update when I have a loss.

October 2008
10/15- Starting Weight 266
10/18- 260
10/20- 259
10/23- 257
10/24- 255
10/27- 254
Total loss for October- 12 pounds

November 2008
11/1 - 252
11/3 - 250
11/9 - 248
11/11- 247
11/12- 245 (Goal met- Lost 20 pounds by my B-day
11/13)
11/18- 243
11/21- 242
11/24- 241
11/25- 238
Total loss for November- 16 pounds

December 2008
12/5- 236
12/9- 234
12/10- 232
12/11- 231
12/17- 230
12/18- 229
12/26- 227
Total loss for December- 11 pounds

January 2009
1/3 - 224
1/10- 222
1/15- 221
1/16- 219
1/26- 216- 50 Pounds Lost!
1/28- 215
Total loss for January- 12 pounds

February 2009
2/3- 214
2/4- 213
2/5- 212
2/20- 211
2/22- 210
2/23- 209
Total loss for February- 5 pounds

March 2009
03/10- 208
03/18- 207
03/25- 205
03/28- 204
Total Loss for March- 5 Pounds

April 2009
04/14- 202
04/20- 201
Total Loss for April- 3 Pounds

May 2009
05/24- 199 (WOOHOO!!!!)
05/25- 198 (WOOHOO AGAIN!!!!)
Total Loss for May- 3 Pounds

June 2009
6/1- 197
6/3- 196

February 2010
2/1- 230
2/9- 227

My life got a bit hectic and I completely let go of focusing on me to handle every thing else. I am so mad at myself for gaining so much weight back, but I'm back at it now. My short term goal right now is to be down to 215 by May 7th. Hubby and I will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary (been together 14 though!) on May 11th, and will be doing something on that weekend to celebrate! I am confident I can do this!


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