Rockin' Robin - June, 2010

June, 2010


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Hi! My name is Robin. I am a married 50-yr-old mom of 4. I haven't always struggled with weight (although it seems like it ...). Until I married at barely 19 I was a stick - literally, eating whatever I wished whenever I wanted with no thought about what was going in my mouth or how much was going in either! Very nice to be able to do!

I gained 10 lbs right after getting married - figured it was that "happily married thing." At 22 I gained 40 lbs with our first baby and lost it all within the year after delivery. At 24 I gained another 40 with #2, lost it all; at 27 gained another 40 with #3, and lost all but 5 by the time our third baby was 2. Now approaching 30 in the timeline ....

Just short of 2 months before my 30th birthday, my 48-yr-old mother died with kidney cancer. It was devastating to me emotionally because we were very close, but I truly do not believe my weight gain started with her death. It kind of seemed that all the problems one might encounter at 40 hit me at 30 and so much life was happening all at the same time!

I struggled with getting ANY weight off AT ALL no matter how hard I worked or what I tried. When I was able to get rid of any weight it always came back on. I continued gaining until hovering somewhere around 200.

Got surprised with a fourth baby at 35 and lost 20 lbs during this pregnancy without even trying. That was nice! I think it was due to a boost in metabolism (which since baby #4 seems to have gone on a permanent vacation)!

I am at my heaviest ever right now and am dealing with a problematic L5, left knee, nerve damage in my right shoulder and swelling in my feet and legs, too. Handling stress is a great and daily challenge. I'm just sure I produce hoards of cortisol that packs the weight on.

As of today, August 2, 2013, I am on day 26 of a 30-day challenge a friend and colleague of mine asked me to participate in with her. It's a Paleo way of life, and the challenge is called Whole30. I am very encouraged with the many benefits of eating the Whole30 way and plan on "doing a one eighty," a complete turn around! =0) I am looking at doing a 60-day juice fast for its health benefits and hopes of losing weight.

I have a lot of weight to lose so reaching my goal will not happen until sometime in 2014, January, 2014, at the earliest with lots of patience and perseverance.

I would love to be strong enough to run a 5K. I'm not sure that my left knee or right hip will ever let me, but it is on my bucket list of things to do.

There will always be improvements to be made, goals to add or change. But right now, I'm giving myself room to grow. I feel the ability to change is now finally in my hands, and I can make progress in the direction I want to go. It's AWESOME!!

I believe this is my year!

Member Since: 7/29/2011

Fitness Minutes: 6,523

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*NordicTrak 50 minutes 5x a week

*JJ VIrgin's 15-min burst exercises 3x a week

*Eat a Whole30 meal 3x daily

*Drink 8-12 cups of water daily

*Daily look at the hair cut I want to own when I reach my goal of 145

*Visualize myself wearing size 10 clothes

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Cheyenne, Wyoming, is home.

I work from home as Rockin' Robin Virtual Assistance providing business and office solutions to Real Estate Professionals and Mary Kay Directors.

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"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Don't let anyone dull your SPARKLE!"

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    Aww thanks Robin! You are so sweet and you are doing so awesome!! Thank you for the sweet words and visiting my page!!
    2072 days ago
  • v BEENIE76
    Hey wogger!! How're things?
    2332 days ago
  • v BEENIE76
    Don't feel like you have to answer to me. I was just thinking about you and realized I hadn't seen anything on your feed for awhile :) I'm glad everything is okay! Sorry about your daughter. Sick kids are no fun for them or mom.

    Congrats on the weight loss and the virtual 5k. I'm in awe! Someday I may get there. I could walk it now, but no way could I wog it, even. Especially not with such a good time. That's great!!

    Good luck with everything. I don't know how you manage to stay sane, as busy as you are. In case I don't chat with you before, have a very Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for my awesome Sparkfriend, Robin!!
    2388 days ago
  • v BEENIE76
    I'm just checking in to make sure everything is okay with you. I haven't "seen" you on in awhile. Hope all is well!
    2388 days ago
  • v RUTHANNE100
    Hey Robin--thanks for your constant encouragement. You're awesome!

    Let's keep our ticker moving the right direction these final 2 months of the year. In the meantime, have a Happy Halloween!!!
    2402 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/28/2011 9:03:24 AM
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