My 3 little blessings! Gracie, David, Sophia
This is me with my family: Dec, 2011.
Me, Jim, Crista and Caitlin on Easter 2011.
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I am a mother of 4, married since 1986 and in need of a serious makeover.
My Health Journey
I'm starting this journey for the one hundred and first time it seems. I've always had a little weight problem, but I was able to keep it in check in high school. After I got married that changed. I began gaining weight when my husband went to basic training, about 14 pounds, and I kept telling myself "I'll get it back off soon". But that didn't happen before I gained more weight being alone all the time while he worked such long hard hours at training school.
Then I gave birth to twins weighing in at over 9 lbs. each I kept an added 30 lbs after that and I weighed in at 174. Two more babies over 9 lbs and my weight was up to almost 200. After that I couldn't blame my pregnancies, I added another 35lbs. During those 23 years I tried many ways of weight loss, none very successfull, not for long anyway.
I have decided that it is time to get very serious about becoming a healthy person. I KNOW what I am suppose to do nutrition and fitness wise, I just need to discover HOW to implement what I know.
So TODAY is the beginning of My Health Journey. I am creating a new attitude to go with the knowledge I already have and inviting My LORD in on this journey with me. I can do all things through HIM....
I have been inconsistent. I am sad about that. BUT...Life has given me some strong motivation to get healthy and fit.
My middle daughter got married in Jan and had our first grandson in November.
My middle son married a young lady who already had 2 daughters.
So I am a Grandma!!
Also, my dad needs someone in his life to be a good health example for him, he is not doing well. I want to be that person.
New update 7/3/16
I've had a rough year and a half. My husband said he is no longer attracted to me last May (2015) after many years of struggles. So, we separated. It's been VERY rough, but a time of growing. I have gone down and up in my weight over that time.
Today I start a new weight loss journey and I'm putting my money where my mouth is. I have made a bet that I can lose 50 pounds in 6 months. I have a chance to more than double my money which will help pay for the Disney World trip with my son's family!
I now have 4 grandchildren and a 5th on the way!!!
5/2/2012 232 lbs
My goals for July:
*Have a green smoothie 3-4 times a week. Eggs 3-4 x week
*Drink 8 cups of water daily and add hot lemon water and a fiber drink with ACV
*Strength Train twice/ wk
*Use rebounder for 10 min.
*Track my food (no matter what I eat)!
* Eat at least 4 Fruit/Veggies a day.
Lose 5 lbs check ;)
Lose 10 lbs check ;)
Lose 15 lbs check ;)
*Lose 24 lbs 10 % (218)
Lose 30 lbs
*Get to Onderland
Lose 50 lbs ( 192)
*Lose 25% (182)
Get to 170
*Lose 30% (169)
Get to 160
Lose 80 lbs (162)
Get to 150
Lose 40% (145)
Jog 1 min
Jog 5 min
Walk a 5K
Jog a 5K
Hold a plank for 90 sec.
I am utilizing Sparkpeople to track calories and exercise.
1) My dad won't eat right, exercise or lose weight if I don't lead the way.
2) I want to be able to be active with those little ones in the summer and for decades to come.
3) I want to be proud of the person I see in the mirror!
I don't need easy, I just need possible. --- Soul Surfer
Dieting is hard, Being Fat is hard. Choose your hard!
My one word:
2016 Intentionality / Self control (I couldn't choose just one)
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
| current weight: 223.0
and to the Christian Living team.
Steve - SAC-6582
562 days ago
"Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way.
For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
The greatest mistake is giving up."
Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog, "The Secret Is Out." Have a healthy and successful day!
894 days ago
The Blessings of Peace, the Beauty of Hope, the Spirit of Love, the Comfort of Faith: May these be your gifts this Christmas Season. May this day bring you health and happiness. May you and your loved ones experience Godís loving embrace. Merry Christmas with my love!
941 days ago
How are you doing my friend?
950 days ago
Lord, make this day special for my friend. Let this be a day of celebration! Surprise her Lord, intrigue her, romance her, shower her with Your tenderness and Your never failing love today! I love you, my friend, and appreciate you more than you know. Thank you for your support during my busy times!!! ♥
By the way, you asked me some questions way back and I never got back to you on them. Let me know if you would like to talk sometime and I will send you my phone number to your inbox.
951 days ago