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Madelyne's Journey

January 2016 Update:
I almost feel like starting this page over, but this is all apart of the journey...
Here it is, January, so long after I first started, and I am heavier and further away from my goals than ever.
That is because I have let everything get in the way. This has not been a priority for me, I don't know why, because I think about it often, but I was not DOING anything to change where I found myself. One thing I know, faith without works is dead, I may WANT ...
January 2016 Update:
I almost feel like starting this page over, but this is all apart of the journey...
Here it is, January, so long after I first started, and I am heavier and further away from my goals than ever.
That is because I have let everything get in the way. This has not been a priority for me, I don't know why, because I think about it often, but I was not DOING anything to change where I found myself. One thing I know, faith without works is dead, I may WANT change but I must BE and DO the change that I want. It is as simple as that. So that's it Spark People. Either I do it or I don't.
I could use some encouragement along the way, I feel like David, I have to encourage myself, this fight is lonely at times

July/August 2014 update:
I injured my rotator cuff doing exercise , of all things.
I have sat on my butt for two weeks. And probably gained 10-15 pounds as a result. I am refocusing on my goals and my vision of optimal health for me....it is extremely critical now.

Mid Summer Update 2014:
No consistency + no focus= gaining weight.
I am at a think an all time high. I lost my focus, I had no vision and I suffered as a result... NO longer. Lord help me to finish this race.

End of school update: June 2014
Ok, we made it through the school year. Praise the Lord. It was a blessed year. Now as I look at my health/weight I have put on 10 more pounds. :(
On a positive note,I am gearing up for my summer Blueberry festival 5 K...
I have praying for some consistency in my life. I am tired of the roller coaster ride that has been weight loss.

Mid School Update: Jan 2014
I am 250 pounds... that is certainly up from this summer. When I changed schools things got stressful. Praise God work is going well and he is showing me favor there.
But my blood pressure is back up, higher than it was...

I am reminded of the parable of the Strong man in the Bible. Self reformation is worthless... Lord knows I need some help, I can not do it alone.

But this one thing I do... forgetting the things that are behind and I am reaching forth to the things that are before. I press toward the mark of the prize of the high calling which is in Christ Jesus...

I must walk in my healing, walk in my deliverance and claim my victory!


PRE SCHOOL START UPDATE!!! August 1, 2013
OK, the "summer" is grinding to a halt for me. The sad part is that I am in no better "shape" now than I was at the end of school. Actually worse.

I must do something NOW because I am beginning to become uncomfortable at times walking stairs. The funny thing about that is I have been doing more jogging now than ever! That has not traslated to the weight loss that I wanted. I guess it has helped me on my running endurance but nothing else...

Needless to say I had better do something or it will continue to get worse. I haven't given up.


**Summer 2013 (July 17, 2013)

I have completed two of my running events and there are a few more on the horizon.
I was blessed to have been able to attend two dance conferences this summer in Chicago and Detroit and they were both awesome.
Weight wise I have been stuck at around 250 and I can't seem to shake it. I have signed up for a TRX/ Kettlebell class and I like it. It is a good work out. I was hoping it would kick start my weight loss.
Additionally I have been getting up, most mornings and Jalking (jog/walk).. I am now up to about 1.5 miles of sustained jogging in and around downtown South Haven. I have two favorite routes that are 3 and 4 miles long, and I will go out at about 7:30 in the am. That really feels good!
My kids have all had birthdays, they are now, 12, 9 and 7.
I am still in the grind and having a good time along the way.

Spring 2013 (April 2, 2013)
I am gearing up for some running events this summer. Following the Cool Running and Women's Health walk/run plans I need to log many miles of "jalking" (Jog/walking for me) on the way to the finish line!

DONE!! Tulip Time 5K: May 4th - 47:17 minutes
DONE!! Girls on the Run 5K (fun, no time)
AHEAD!! Blueberry Festival - August 10th
AHEAD!! Turkey Trot - Nov 30th
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About me:
I am a 35 (as of Sept 22) year old wife and mother of three. My highest recorded weight was 264 after the birth of one of my children. My lowest was 207 pounds somewhere in the middle of all that child bearing. Wow...

What I want to do?
Lose 60-80 extra pounds I have been carrying around. That will land me at 160-180 maintenance weight.


Past weight loss endeavors:
I have been a member of spark for some time(different name). I have done crash dieting, Slim downs, curves, weight watchers, strange and bizarre diets and eating schedules, The Lord's table, working out like a mad women, counting and you name it I have done it. I have not ever stuck with anything long enough or been consistent enough to reach the fitness levels I have set as a goal...

What is different this time?
The Lord has and is renewing my mind. Before I looked at this as an event. This is not an event. I have focused on the scale and have been effected by its report. I have let things distract me and I have given in to the tricks and tactics of the enemy that is only out to kill me. In the name of Jesus I have the Victory!


Motivators:
-Pain and stiffness I presently feel :(
- To be in the will of God
- Looking kinda sloppy... better body portrait as a dance minister and teacher.
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My Goals:
To lose weight &
tone up while losing.
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Achievement Goals
-Jog an entire 5K
- Complete a 10K
-PALM bike tour across lower Michigan
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Weight Loss journey:
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Diet:
- January 2016 -
Eat breakfast
Eat "cleaner"
Stop eating late at night

Personal Information:
Age: 36
Married
Mother of 3 (ages 14, 11, and 9)
Live in South West MI
High School Math Teacher (9th year)

I am a Christian and I love God and the Body of Christ.
I enjoy Praise dancing, Gospel Music and being with my family.

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2/5/2016 9:40:35 AM

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1/31/2016 3:14:46 PM

Thanks for posting on the wall of High School Teachers team. I totally agree with your goals. We all had those times when life happens and we find we need to make small changes in our direction. Believe me, it really takes only a few small changes in our thought about the path we take in the journey of life, to be able to look forward with confidence and to enjoy our journey in just a matter of weeks if not days. emoticon



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1/28/2016 8:36:56 PM

I was my heaviest on Monday. Slow and steady I'm heading towards my goal. Thanks for befriending me. We can do this! :)



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1/27/2016 4:57:10 PM

Support and motivation can help us reach our goals! Go get it!!! :)



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