HAPPYCRICKET
1-99 SparkPoints 62
SparkPoints
 
Photos
See this image larger
This is my new haircut! I like it a lot & I feel 10 times cuter than this picture looks!



See this image larger
My Two SnowBunnies!


SparkGoodies
go to goodies page
Lunch Cooler
From:
CD13446197
go to goodies page
Pilates Ring
From:
CD13446197
go to goodies page
Green Tea
From:
JSTETSER
Awards

Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
 
Interact with HAPPYCRICKET
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts


I have had weight issues ever since I can remember. I was drinking Jack LaLane shakes when I was in first grade! I was going to a diet center in high school. In college, I was always dieting and exercising and gaining or losing weight. I weighed 142 for five minutes in high school, and I weighed 148 when I got married. It was never thin enough. And now I weigh 282, down from 313.5. I have been up and down, but I have never been able to stabilize my weight.
So, losing weight doesn't impress me. Heck, I've lost more weight than I can even remember. But it found me again. Keeping off lost weight--now THAT is what I call success. Obviously, it is not a type of success I have tasted before.
For a while there, I just gave up. I had lost some weight, but I just could not seem to lose enough--it was a long plateau and I just could not wait it out. So I gave up.
But I have figured something out. All my adding up in my head that if I lost (blank) pounds a week then I could weigh (blank) by a certain date...they set me up for failure. They were not motivating to me. It smacked of a temporary fix, a bungee weight loss that I would spring back from almost as quickly as it happened.
So now I am committed to eating a healthy--radically healhty--diet. I have cut out dairy and red meat and almost all sugar (it has so many different names, it sneaks in on my every once in a while!). I think I finally get it--this is for life. Not a life diet but a lifestyle choice. and I am ready, really ready, to change everything and anything. It's all ont he table, from caffiene to chocolate to dairy to chicken....I am reconsidering my whole idea of food and how I should and will eat.
My mantra:
In this moment, I am choosing to move toward the life I want.
I am ready, willing, and able to do what it takes to be healthy and vibrantly well.
My relationships with others are better because I take care of myself.
I create more happiness and fun and satisfaction
For myself and encourage my family and friends to do the same.
I seek to use all my talents and abilities and I give myself full permission to shine at my brightest.
I am worthy and important and God made me for great things.
I accept and acknowledge that God supplies all my needs and
He is giving me the desires of my heart.
I live each moment joyfully and thankfully moving forward.

I welcome and appreciate your support!

SW 7/19/2016 313.5
9/10/2016 282
3/4/2019 265
GW eventually 190


Member Since: 1/17/2009

Fitness Minutes: 645

My Goals:
I want to be flexible enough to rest my head on my knees while I touch my toes!!! I want to be able to bench press 200 pounds!!! I want to be able to turn a cartwheel!!!I want to write the novel I have floating around inside my head!!! I want to live a life of joy and freedom!!!!


My Program:
I am committed to eating healthfully and exercising 15 minutes a day.



Personal Information:


Other Information:




Read More About HAPPYCRICKET - Profile Information moved here. (Updated March 4)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"








(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 current weight: 305.0 
313
282.25
251.5
220.75
190
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v CHANGINGSAM
    "Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new." - Sammy Hagar

    emoticon Happy belated birthday, Done Girl! Hope you have a healthy and happy "new" year! emoticon
    3114 days ago
  • v SARASMILING
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT DAY!!!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3114 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL emoticon

    The Scorpio child is born to a father who didn't want a child for whatever reason, which may never have been discussed in the home, but the sensitive little Scorpio picks up on this and learns not to trust others. She asks "What do they want from me and what is in this for me?" Scorpio is a good sign for a woman to be since it is "fixed" water, making her very emotional, but in our culture a woman is allowed to be emotional. She can be very jealous, even of siblings when she feels she has been slighted. Scorpio being a "fixed" sign can stay with and finish what she starts but she also has a very difficult time trying to change. She can certainly have a weight problem as her emotions get the best of her. But, she can exercise and stay with a routine, so her weight issue is ALL up to her and no one else. What she is is all of her own making. She lives a life of extremes and is never center-field on any issue. She makes up her mind quickly and stays with her decision or feelings on an issue.
    She gets along with Virgo, Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn and Cancer. She should avoid Sagittarius as he will be to blunt for her although she can be very sarcastic when she wants to be. It is her way of protecting herself and getting out her "sting."
    She makes a good detective or policewoman.
    Scorpio must be in control of any relationship she is in, as this goes back to her feeling unsure as a child.

    Like the other water signs, this sign is very sensitive and emotional. With Scorpio, unlike the water signs Cancer and Pisces, the emotions remain under rigid control. They may not even be apparent to those who are very close to you. When your emotions do erupt, they do so very violently, often with a strong burst of sarcasm and vindictiveness.
    The strength of Scorpio is in the methods employed to meet every challenge. You approach everything with intensity and passion. Nothing is ever halfway because you put everything you have in your work; mind, heart, soul. You are one of those people who always gives 100% and sometimes more. Many born under the sign Scorpio become classic workaholics.
    You may have an undesirable trait commonly found in the Scorpio person, holding a grudge for a very long time. The underside of Scorpio is often possessed with uncontrollable jealousies and the strongest passions. When offended the reaction is surely revenge. The higher side of Scorpio still dominates people and situations, but with much for the common good. This sign produces very few lukewarm people. You are either very bad or very good.
    In Scorpio, the Sun is intense, skeptical and secretive. There is an intensity and a secretiveness in your makeup which results in an inscrutable persona most people cannot penetrate. This trait makes the Scorpio personality hard to detect. You like to remain incognito, and do so with your very secretive nature. You are a master at hiding your emotions. You neither flinch nor blush. It's hard for you to share your inner feelings with anyone.

    You can be very critical and demanding, creating a forceful and dominating demeanor. You are strong-willed and determined, and you usually act with incisiveness. Your critical nature allows you to make shrewd and unusually accurate judgments at a rapid rate. You can penetrate the hidden agenda of those you meet. It is in your nature to protect yourself by knowing what your opponents are thinking and doing. You have uncanny intuition and accurate perceptions, making you almost psychic in understanding and making emotional connections with other people. Very few successfully earn your trust. Often, you experience difficulties with the authority figures in your life.
    At home, you may be something of a tyrant, wanting everything done your way. You think you are always right and won't tolerate dissent. There is a tendency for you to impose your will on friends and family since you feel so passionately that your ideas are in their best interest. No one takes relationships more serious than you. Although you are highly attracted to, and attractive to, the opposite sex, in many respects you function well as a 'lone wolf' type.
    3114 days ago
  • v DEB2448
    emoticon Happy Birthday emoticon
    3114 days ago
  • v JENNCABA
    emoticon emoticon HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONE GIRL !!! emoticon emoticon

    3114 days ago
Member Comments (220):  < Previous12345Next >Last >>