I'm a homeschooling mom with three graduated and one more left to go! I love good books, especially classics, and have an ongoing affair with all fiber related arts. Currently am practicing and learning crochet, knitting, spinning with a drop-spindle and still do occasional needle-work. Would love to learn to tat and spin on a wheel!
From 2009-2010 I lost 56 pounds. Then I hit a wall, mentally, physically, and emotionally. I started to slowly regain. After a knee injury requiring surgery spelled the end of my dream of running, I stopped trying until I regained most of the weight. I kept off 20 of those 56 pounds for over three years until the summer of 2014 brought an unexpected jump in weight. I've struggled this year and am now only three pounds away from where I was before that spike. It's gotten a lot harder to lose, but I want and need to lose so much more just to be close to a healthy weight. I refuse to totally give up, so here I am still, and the tale goes on....
My ultimate goal is to get to a point of feeling fit and healthy regardless of the scale.
I've set a goal of 188 lb.s for the end of summer.
June- Concentrate on getting 3-5 fruits/veggies each day, exercise 3-5 days/week, and get up without snoozing.
July: 5-6 fruits/veggies each day, make snacks healthier, exercise 5-6days/week, and begin journal.
August: Continue fruits/veggies/healthy snacks, increase my daily exercise minutes by 5 minutes 3x/week.
I started The Spark Solution June 24, and will follow it as well as my own goals above. Most are in the book anyway!
Homeschooling for 16 years. Two graduated, two to go!
I'm an equal opportunity fiberist; enjoying crochet, knit, spinning, embroidery, and cross-stiching. Learning to tat and spin on a wheel instead of a spindle are on my bucket list.
"Everyone has enough time for two things--prayer and exercise. If you don't, you are too busy for your own good." --Stormie Omartian, Better Body Management
"It's never too late to become what you should have been." George Elliot
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Hi, I hope you dont mind me posting to you. I saw this comment of yours on on a recent thread: "2. It gives you another marker for your progress. Even if the scale doesn't budge one week, if you've lost inches you can still see progress. (Bonus: Inch loss can mean a smaller size in clothes even at a heavier weight.)" and was hoping you might be able to shed some light on it.
I have struggled to lose weight consistently over the last 5 years and have over the past few months found an exercise regime which is strength training and cardio which I like and certainly aesthetically, it is showing results. I even find that things that havent fitted me well for years are fitting or looking better on. The trouble is, no weight loss and in fact minimal weight gain despite eating a clean diet - am I doing something wrong OR will it take time for muscle that is developing to start burning the fat?
254 days ago
Just dropping by to say Thank You. I read the comment you posted to "When Obese, do cardio only or weights too?" and I was so relieved to read that ST helps with the excess skin.
That has been such a worry to me that I think it has hindered my shedding of excess weight.
268 days ago
I'm so glad to see you joined our Spin Me a Yarn Team! After reading your SparkPage, I feel like a soul mate. Fiber Arts are my passion. Looking forward to learning more about you.
489 days ago
Hi again, thanks for commenting on my Beck blog. Yes, I do recommend the book and the team also (you can find the Beck Diet Solution team link from my team list if you decide you're interested). There's some good strategies in there. I hope you find some to help you as I know this process is not easy. Meanwhile, I had no idea my blog was in a SparkPeople email??? I must have missed seeing it! Bummer!
521 days ago
Hi there! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! I appreciate it! It IS good to meet someone else with that tradition! :) Yes, I highly recommend the logging and tracking. Even if you keep a small notebook with you and jot notes down. It really makes a difference in helping you to see how you've done and helps you to figure out where you might be off if the weight isn't moving. Best of luck to you! Have a wonderful day!
521 days ago