In 2009 I reached goal with Sparkpeople losing a total of 54 pounds. I went from 206lbs - 154 lbs. It was very hard. It was slow going and required extreme excercise for me to lose on avg. 3-4 lbs a week. But in a year i was at goal. I went back up to 160-165 range for the next few years and then last year I just started gaining and gaining. I got really discouraged because nothing seemed to stop the weight gain. Then I quit smoking and it really went crazy and i got so discouraged i ...
In 2009 I reached goal with Sparkpeople losing a total of 54 pounds. I went from 206lbs - 154 lbs. It was very hard. It was slow going and required extreme excercise for me to lose on avg. 3-4 lbs a week. But in a year i was at goal. I went back up to 160-165 range for the next few years and then last year I just started gaining and gaining. I got really discouraged because nothing seemed to stop the weight gain. Then I quit smoking and it really went crazy and i got so discouraged i gave up. That was a "HUGE" mistake and now....I have not only gained all the weight i worked so hard to lose back, I have also gained more. I'm currently at 211 pounds. It makes me very sad.
It is what it is though and belly aching won't fix it. So I'm looking on the bright side of things, and anticipating all the fun parts of a weight loss journey and the victories along the way. I'm hoping that after having some time without calorie restriction my body will once again start to respond and lose with healthy eating and regular exercise.
I recently purchased a book from runners world.com called Run your Butt off and I'm looking forward to getting back in to shape. I did my first walk in the program today. July 5, 2015.
Last year was all about quitting smoking, I now have in 19 months smoke free...Hurrah!!! This will be the year i reclaim my body and my health.
I can and will do this and get back to the size i was in my profile pic.
Run Your Butt Off Book from Runners World.
Track food and fitness at Sparkpeople.
Never give up, stay positive and know you can and will do this.
I'm currently back in college. Unexpected Career change when the hotel I managed was destroyed by fire. Looking forward to becoming a CCA and taking care of the elderly. I like knowing I will be making a difference.
I am married and we recently celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary, i have three wonderful grown children and a beautiful little grandson on whom the sun rises and sets.
Look forward to sharing this journery with everyone.
Current Challenges... overcome the current obsticles in my life and find a way to fit exercise and healthy living into my life on a consistent basis.
Hi, welcome to Positive Sparkers! DH and I have been through Nova Scotia several times: we love a lot of spots there. In fact, DH will be driving through in August on his way to Newfoundland to hunt moose.
You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!
Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!
I did have a good run, thanx! But it seems that our c25k programs differ somehow. My w2d2 includes intervals of 90 second runs and 2 minutes of walking. I will have 3 min runs next week. And I feel ready for this as I find the 90 min runs too easy. I'm not skipping w2d3 though, as I'm afraid that I might be wrong about it. So here's to us doing this
I'm Natalie one of the Leaders of the C25K- Running for Beginners Team. I just wanted to welcome you and invite you to participate on the boards and in the challenges. If you have any questions feel free to post on the boards or shoot me a SparkMail. Happy running! :-) Natalie