My goal weight (an old pic of me and my Dad!). 180/190-ish
Hello! I am a former teacher, now stay-at-home mom. No longer any excuses to hold me back from finding the healthy me. I am done avoiding activities I love because my size or embarrassment over the way I look. I want to be a good role model health-wise for my son and get back to actually LIVING life.
I am DONE:
-Being a hermit so that I can avoid judgement about my weight
-Wearing shorts under dresses because my fatty thighs rub together
-Avoiding plane travel because I feel so large and in charge in the seats
-Wearing sleeves and pants in the AZ summer because of my thighs and "sausage arms"
-Avoiding theatre and sporting events because the arm rests on the seats push against my legs
-With high blood pressure and anything else that may arise b/c of my weight
-Being in the obese BMI range
-Shopping for ill-fitting plus size clothes or anything with an X in it
-Sitting on the couch waiting for life to get better while it is simply passing me by...
NO MORE BEING A SPECTATOR OF LIFE. Who's with me?! :)
**Start weight: 360+ after giving birth to our son (not sure of exact weight because the scale at my OB office maxed out. Eye opener!)
**Current weight: 287
(Update-6/10/15)-Went back to work for a year and left again, as we felt my calling is at home. Gained 47 pounds back due to stress of schedule with my toddler, finishing my Master's degree and a long commute to/from my sedentary job (334 lbs). Instead of kicking myself like I would have in the past, I am realizing that I am not off the wagon and facing a mountain to climb. I just need to refocus and realize that I am worth this life-long journey. We would like to try for a second child at the end of this year/start of 2016 and I will not be open to this idea until I am at least down to 280. No more high-risk pregnancies!
**Goal weight: Losing 10% at a time and ultimately 180 or less (i'll see when I get there but will not give up on myself this time!)
-Lose 10 lbs: 2/23/16
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-Size 24 pant: 8/23/13
-Size 22 pant:
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-Size 16 pant:
-Size 14 pant:
-Out of X clothing:
-Normal blood pressure:
-Shop in ANY clothing store:
-Interact with at least two people per day on SP
-Write at least two blog posts per week
-Check in with Accountability Crew daily
-Enroll in at least two challenges per year.
-Post photo updates for every 10% lost
-Lose 10% of body weight at a time to make the loss less daunting
-Tracking food & exercise daily
-Produce-rich diet everyday
-Weight training every other day
-Squats daily (30)
-Cardio: 5-6 per week
(Zumba, Wii Just Dance challenges, walking, Hot Hula)
-In general, eat less, eat healthy, and move my booty
My name is Lindsay. I am from Illinois and now live with my husband, son, and two cats in Arizona.
| Pounds lost: 14.0
Hi there! Thanks for the friend add! Hope you're well today!
135 days ago
Hey there! I have missed talking with you! How are you going? Where are you and what's going on with you?
I am back up at my top weight and trying to get it off ...again! I just got signed up for BLC again and I'm hoping that gets me motivated and disciplined.
Hope you are doing well. How is your little guy doing?
136 days ago
Hi And Welcome to the Team INDYGIRL,
You have picked an awesome team to become a member of..... Beth (INDYGIRL) has so very much to share and so much knowledge from her own personal battle with weight loss and health issues.
The team at large is very supportive and encouraging and always willing to share what they have learned, heard, or lived through....... Dive in, post, ask questions, and support others so they can support you as well!
Welcome to the team and WE are all so glad you joined!
Debbie / NEWTEXDEBBIE/ Co-Leader of INDYGIRL & NEWTEXDEBBIE
138 days ago
I hope things are still going well! I haven't had a chance to check-in for a while. Keep pushing!!
202 days ago
Happy Belated Birthday, Done Girl.
In Libra the Sun is tolerant, affectionate, and well balanced. You are a courteous and agreeable person who is considerate of other people's feelings. You have a personal charisma attracting friends. Functioning well when working in harmony with other people, you are an excellent team player. You like being on the winning team.
The Libra woman is a "steel fist in a velvet glove" as she always wants to be attractive, but she has a spine of steel when it comes to working and going for a goal she wants. She can put on work clothes and get dirty and then come inside and take a bubble bath and put on an evening gown. She has to learn to make up her mind and stay with her goal, as she to often fears she will hurt someone else's feelings and she needs to learn she can't please everyone all the time, but she has to think of what she wants. As a child she was the peacemaker in the family where there was a lot of conflict between the parents.
The Libra woman most often gets married young which can be a real mistake for her because she seeks to find a partner to be her "other half" before she really has learned who she is herself. She is better off to go out with groups of friends and learn about what she likes in life, before she gives over her power to some man who will tell her what to do, because as she matures and finds she has a mind of her own, she will resent the lack of respect she gets from the partner. She gets along best with Aquarius, Gemini, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, and she should avoid Scorpio who is secretive and her opposite in most ways, as she is very open and honest and she does need a partner who is as well. ..
You prefer working in a pleasant and very orderly atmosphere, with people who don't put undue pressure on you. She makes a good lawyer, math teacher, arbitrator, interior designer or furniture saleslady. You like to see your role as that of peacemaker. Peace and tranquility are so important. The least sign of hostility or discord is very upsetting to you. You refrain from speaking your mind if you fear your thoughts would alienate or start an argument. Always ready to compromise or mediate, you need to be careful not to appear wishy-washy or less than reliable.
In many ways, you are dependent upon the approval of others. Libra is the sign of relationships. You think of yourself as half a partnership rather than an individual. Because of this feeling of dependence, you put your mate's needs and desires ahead of your own. You may become confused as to what you want at any particular time, versus what your partner wants. Your partner's goals and ambitions become your goals and ambitions. You are the true helpmate. Because of this attitude, Libra is very stable and dependent in a relationship, even a bad one.
As attached as you are to your partner, you may not really show it much. In your quest for balance and harmony, you rarely have or express strong emotions of any kind. Yours is a very dispassionate demeanor that is detached. You don't invest much passion or feeling in your relationships, loving with your head instead of your heart.
When cast in a supervisory role you may have some difficulties. This is because you weigh each decision before choosing your direction. You can experience problems if you are called on to make frequent snap decisions for the group. You are an excellent go-between, and not as good at being the leader or boss. Unfortunately, such a balanced view of situations sometimes makes decisive action more difficult. You have a hard time making everyday decisions of little or no consequence. On the big issues, you may vacillate indefinitely.
One of your main personality traits is a love of justice. You are insistent on fair play. In this too, you have a very balanced and unbiased way of looking at everything in your world. Accordingly, you are often called on to be mediator in family disputes or in disagreements at work. Your impartial judgment can always see both sides of a matter. You can be very cool and detached, keeping your feelings well under control in pursuit of fairness.
Your love of balance and harmony allows you to appreciate music and the arts. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet closely associated with artistic endeavors. If you don't have talent yourself, you probably to do have an interest and excellent taste in these matters.
Courteous and refined, good manners are important to you. You exhibit them and you expect them. You are especially repelled by vulgarity and coarseness. Tactful, diplomatic, refined and socially successful, you strive to say and do the right thing. It is always so important for you to make the right impression.
Libra really isn't lazy, but needs exercise that she can feel a part of such as dance, Yoga or Pilates which have movement and balance.
221 days ago
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