Update on my journey :-) 60 lbs in 9 weeks

Friday, November 02, 2012

Hello all,

I started my spark journey ont he 3rd of September 2012 and have been working hard for last 9 weeks. Weighed in today to see another 5lb gone and a total of 60lbs in 9 weeks vanished. I am having to work hard for every single one of them pounds. lol

When i started i was 23stone 13lbs.. (Scary considering was always healthy until a car crash prevented my sports and also diagnosed with almost no thyroid (On medication now to try help)).

I have a picture form this morning that shows the scale now showing my weight at 19stone 7lbs.. Still massive to where i aim to be and should be but its 4stone 7lbs lighter that i was just over 2 months ago so am very pleased.

I must say it has been hard work but i am enjoying every minute i am exercising, the pain seems to bring me confort that im working hard enough.

I have also split to my partner who messed me over a little bit several weeks back, this was very hard to take as the 2 children i had brought up as my own. One from birth are now out of my life.. This would have been a good excuse to lapse in the circumstance, but instead i used it as fuel to set the fire in my heart to push harder and work out longer.

I am now on average working out 4-6 hours a day depending when i have my actualy 3 year old daughter. When i dont have her its swim 1.5 - 2 miles each morning before work and 3.5-4 hrs in the gym on weights and cardio in evening, i am quite an intense in the gym as like to know ive given my all.

I am still sticking around the 1500 calories which seems to work for me, the important thing for me is im drinking 12-14 glasses of water each day to replace all the fluid im losing during working out.

I must say this is a life time commitment to myself as many of my wonderful spark friends have convinced me i am worth it.. Thank you all.. Much appreciated..

I am looking forward to seeing where i am in another 9 weeks as it will be around christmas and new year time.. I still plan on doing same workout every day the gym is open and not buying things i shouldn't eat, apart from bits for when i have daughter..

Well Thanks again and sorry if my long droaning blog has bored you to sleep rather than inspired you..



Nickname ... Phippsi
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Thank you all so very much for amazing comments.

    I really seem to have a new lease for life..

    Weight loss is going better than could ever expect, work is going really well..
    Most importantly my health must be increasing ten fold due to the healthy choices and exercise i am completing daily..

    I cans see you are all working hard to reach your own specific goals,, Im always about if you ever want to inbox me for a chat..

    Hope and wish continued success for all spark people..

    Just remember when things get hard ''YOU WORTH IT''

    This is what i have been told in a very nice mail from another memeber and it stuck, i really am worth it. as are all of you.

    1996 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    Not a droning blog in the slightest.

    Its great to read you have continued to better yourself in the face of things life is busy throwing at you.

    I used to weigh just over 23 stone as well and I'm only a 5'5 girl!
    1997 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    emoticon wow, you are doing great! Keep up the good work.
    1997 days ago
  • ADELE66
    Well done - what a positive blog!

    1997 days ago
    Wow, that's a GREAT weight loss! Amazing. I started around the same time as you and have almost lost a stone. Keep on trucking, you're doing amazingly well and all that hard work is paying off. emoticon
    1997 days ago
  • LJOYCE55
    Congrats on your achievement and on keeping up all the hard work over so many weeks. That takes true commitment.
    1998 days ago
    Hey thanks for the great comments..

    I do keep being asked for some progress pics but not really a fan of taking pictures of myself. Avoid the camera..

    I might do a blog in another 30lbs with pictures and then a big blog with pictures towards the end.

    Even though swimming is hard work i see that as my rest from gym work. lol

    You have done an amazing job.

    Well done
    1999 days ago
    Wow! That is amazing! Sounds like you are a beast at the gym! I'm sorry to hear about the split and the children, but it's great you are finding a positive way to deal with it. I've found that working out relieves stress so much better than eating. Instead of adding more stress from the guilt, you actually feel good about doing something positive for yourself. Don't forget to take a rest every now and then though, it is so easy to get burned out. You should post some progress pics for us!
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    1999 days ago
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