7 Things I've Accomplished in the Last 11 Years
So today is a very auspicious day for me.
It was 11 years ago today that I started on Sparkpeople, weighing in at my all time high weight of 283 pounds.
In that 11 years, I have lost 90 pounds twice, and gained it back, twice. I have... Read more
I Still Don't Want Weight Loss Surgery 13 Week Challenge.
People keep liking my blog post from a year ago, and it's slightly depressing me that I have made NEGATIVE progress since that point. Well, weight wise anyway. When I ended my "I don't need weight loss surgery" challenge, I had lost 40 pounds,... Read more
This whiny baby needs Cheeriment
I Really Really need some "Cheeriment" (The word you get when your 4 year old mixes up encouragement and cheering up).
I got really upset and discouraged and weepy yesterday after the nurse from the Dr's office called. The thing is I didn't... Read more
Final Results of the "I Don't Want to Have Weight Loss Surgery" 13 Week Challenge
Original Goal: To wow my Doctor, and convince her that I don't need to have weight loss surgery by losing 40 pounds in 3 months (13 weeks).
My Starting weight was 270.4 pounds. I was 1 pound short when I went to the Dr. yesterday due to s... Read more
Week 12 of the "I don't want to have weight loss surgery" Challenge
Week #12 (of 13) of the "I don't want to have Weight Loss Surgery Challenge".
So it's coming down to the wire. Weeks 10 & 11 were hard weeks with small weight loss numbers, and I was starting to get worried that I wasn't going to make my go... Read more
Weight: Lose 9.8 Pounds (From 235.8 to 226)
Nutrition: 2 veggies & 1 Fruit and 4 glass Water (most Days)
Exercise: Add intense exercise 1x per week
Strength Training: 3x per week upper body and core
Other: Get my garage clean... Read more
We Interrupt this day for a tiny rant...
Confession time: I am focusing way too much on numbers! I KNOW that other things are more important. I just so want to make my goal before my doctor's appointment. I know that it's good to use this desire to have motivation, but I also know ... Read more
2nd Months Measurements
Let's see how many inches a 32 pound loss equals:
Bicep - Down 1.5"
Neck - Down 1.875"
Chest - Down 2.75"
Waist - Down 3.5"
Belly (otherwise known as the widest part of my body!) - Down 4.5"!
Hips - Down 2.50"
Thigh - Down 2.25"... Read more
Week 8 of the "I Don't Want to Have Weight Loss Surgery" Challenge.
Week #8 (of 13) of the "I don't want to have weight loss surgery challenge"
Down 3 Pounds!
Total Challenge Loss: 30.6 Pounds
Total Weight Loss: 43.2 Pounds... Read more
Week #7 of the "I don't want to have weight loss surgery Challenge"
I honestly thought I wasn't going to have much of a loss this week due to my unpredictable cycle showing up. I wouldn't give into the comfort eating desire, but I did go a little crazy on the diet sodas! (i.e. I drank very little water last week... Read more
Hey, My Neck is Growing Back!
So, apparently, I have a long swan neck, and I tend to always forget about it, because when I'm fat, it somehow becomes short and stumpy. I just noticed today, that after only 23 pounds my neck is already "Growing".
Short Stump Neck, a Few... Read more
1st Month's Measurements
Finally, a morning where I have time to check my measurements! So how does 20 pounds translate:
Bicep - Down 1.5"
Neck - Down .5"
Chest - Down 2.25"
Waist - Down 2"
Belly (otherwise known as the widest part of my body!) - Down 3.5"... Read more
Day 28 or is it? (Celebrating the Journey)
So it just occurred to me, that I am counting days based on when I recommitted myself last month. But honestly, my journey at spark people, my journey to a healthier me starting almost 10 years ago, on June 1st, 2006.
So in all reality, th... Read more
Day 22 (3/8/16)
Wow, haven't blogged in a really long time, probably because not much has been going on. My scale has been buggy, and so I bought a new one last weekend, so I feel a bit more secure that I'm actually getting an accurate weight.
Weigh in #3... Read more
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I feel like an old lady! I totally overdid the exercise on Monday, wanting the best possible weigh-in on Tuesday morning. The result was that every muscle in my body ached so. frickin. bad.
That made exercise a no-go, though A. and I atte... Read more