recovering from a long hot day at the amusement park (July 2011)
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Keeping the Spark...
Making progress...weight loss at this point is slow but still inching forward (or downward). So this is a happy & pleasurable pace for me lately. A lot going on personally with my family (the health of my mother in particular). My thoughts & purpose is a bit cloudy some days lately but the programming for me at this point is much more second nature (the programming I've established to make good choices healthwise for myself). This at least is a comfort & stability that I ...
Making progress...weight loss at this point is slow but still inching forward (or downward). So this is a happy & pleasurable pace for me lately. A lot going on personally with my family (the health of my mother in particular). My thoughts & purpose is a bit cloudy some days lately but the programming for me at this point is much more second nature (the programming I've established to make good choices healthwise for myself). This at least is a comfort & stability that I can fall back on for good energy. Another 5% loss challenge with Determined Daisies is starting...can't wait for that purpose & camaraderie to hopefully perk me up a bit more. Happy & healthy Fall to you all!
Summer 5% challenge wtih Determiend Daisies. Hope to really improve my accountabilty to myself and my team. I feel like life is normalizing & my routine is developing again...hope it proves to be true. I'd like to burn off another 10-15 lbs & then I'll feel fine with where I'm at weight wise, however that isn't my main concern. I just want to be active & energetic for many years to come. Don't want to waste my "youth" (LOL).
Time is flying...Spring into Summer with Team Determined Daisies is starting soon. Working on 5%. Gotta keep my nutrition & hydration up (not only because it's good for me but because I don't want my milk supply to drop - still breastfeeding baby). I want to lose this weight but I don't want to lose my supply prematurely.
Winter 5% Challenge...I'm a Firecracker! Working to lose 7 (7.25 to be exact) lbs by 04/20/2013 *LOST $$...not bad...
Walk @ least 2 miles a day & 3-5 more days a week of cardio & st (about 40 minutes a session).
Pressed reset & feeling fresh...fired up & ready to go.
Weighing 145...wanna get to 118.
Getting some small streaks going...but really need to get it going for real in the coming month. I have about 20lbs to go (to lose of baby weight : / )& am glad to have SP here to support me. It's not as much about the weight...most importatnly I just want to feel as healthy & energized as I did before my pregnancy. Hope you all welcome the year in your own personal ways & with a bang! I'm going to try to do so myself :)
Back after a hiatus...had been away preparing for & growing new baby...she's here now :) & i'm glad to be getting back to life/normalcy...even though it's really a NEW normalcy that I have to establish...
I have surpassed my goals for the year & really embraced this new lifestyle of healthier eating & exercise. I'm just going to keep trying to carry the energy from the start of this journey into the next year. Can't to see where the next year will take me! 12/2/11
Started my Spark journey end of Dec 2010 @ 176lbs.
When I embarked on this new lifestyle to reclaim time/energy for me...I just never imagined it would make me so happy & stick. Well it has stuck and taken root. The commitment to myself is growing continuosly. I've become such a happier & healthier person in such a short time.
My original goal was to get to my target weight of 135 as December 2011. I've passed that now which is such a stunner for me. My new goal is to be a "normal" BMI of 22 by this time next year. If it comes sooner even better, but I'm not pushing it. I am enjoying the journey. *DID IT! 8/2011*
NEW GOAL as of 10/2011 is to lose 5% more in the next 8 weeks. I'm on the Shooting Stars Team for Fall 5%. Love this challenge. I am also finishing up the walk/run 5K your way program & scheduled for a virtual run in early October. Last & certainly not least I'm partaking in the Pimp My (P)Ride challenge. LOVING it! I'm stronger then I thought I was & am enjoying developing that...
My goal weight is 124.5 lbs by mid November. ..but to be honest I don't care how long it takes me to lose another 6-8 lbs. I am so happy. 9/21/11 (didn't get it done...)
My goal weight remains the same (124 range). Goving to keep enjoying the journey...
| Pounds lost: 5.0
Member Since: 12/30/2010
Fitness Minutes: 15,892
10/09/13 - Want to just get a little mroe vitality & energy up...the weight loss will surely follow suit. That is almost where it needs to be...just want to FEEL more "sparkly"!
12/28/12 - come on BMI of 22! lol
9/2012: Getting back on track to BMI of 22...but taking my time with the loss since I'm also breastfeeding.
Have reached "normal" BMI (8/2011). Trying to get to my ideal BMI long-term, which is 22.
Short-term I'm working on another 5% loss over the course of 8 weeks. Starts 12/2/11 with my Shooting Stars Team.
To become a more healthful/fit individual overall.
To live a longer, happier, more full life then I would've had I not found SP & committed to myself to living better.
2013 Winter 5% Challenge Community
GO FIRECRACKERS !!
walk 3-4 days a week & implement some strength training 2-3 days a week...
celebrate the large & small goals...
be proactive & be accountable...but do not beat self up for slip ups...
laugh & play a lot more...try new things (in regards to exercise, food, and other junk that might be out of my comfort zone)
i'm a fulltime working mom of a great 11 yr old person & an almost 6month old...i'm the partner to their father for 15 yrs now & still think he's pretty awesome too :)
i'm trying to live a healthier & fuller life with them :)
* GOAL MET! 138 lbs! I met this goal before 7/2/11 met it on 6/28/11 to be exact
*Hit 130 in mid-August 2011.
BACK UP in weight since the birth of my daughter...got up to 170 at highest (8/2012).
As of 1/15/13 I was down to 145.