March 2001 - Approx. 380 lbs
July 2010 - 260 lbs
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I had my wake up call in January of 2010 and realized my own personal responsibility to take care of my health and my body. I utilize broadcast and cable television, on-demand programming, Netflix and the internet to learn new information and further my knowledge of how to find success within myself and my journey for lifelong changes that help me take care of ME.
I make it a goal to treat myself with the kindness, respect, dignity, joy, support, forgiveness and encouragement I would anyone else embarking on a journey to figure out their personal journey to lose weight, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and keep it off long term.
A successful routine must taste good, heal and energize me, be fun, and make me feel amazing with constant endorphins. If it doesn't; I'm not doing it right. =)
I keep an open mind to information from all sources, but know that my routine will be unique to me as everything about me is unique: biology; financial, economic, life responsibilities, stress, coping skills, happiness, bed quality, water consumption, previous yo-yo dieting (metabolic efficiency), etc.
I know that to succeed I need to analyze, change, update, swap, revise, repeat routine all the time and make sure I'm reinforcing what works and not letting it slip from my routine.
Every minute is a learning experience.
I'm incredibly competitive. I'm an entrepreneur. I like to win. I ran Biggest Loser Challenge groups for two years until 2013. We won weekly challenges - a lot. I perfected a structure and formula that really worked and we won the whole shebang. I left here 807 days ago to make some major shifts in our life. I got rid of all of my stuff. I renovated an RV. My husband and I moved from MD to CA to run www.slomakerspace.com a business where we are founding investors and Board Members, and the CEO is my husband's best friend from childhood. We now have our other businesses operating out of there as well.
In my time away from Spark I've definitely put on weight, and physically I'm not in the shape I was. I miss having a strong core. I miss my correct posture and movement structure. I've been thinking about doing something for a few weeks now. I need it. Today I came to Spark and here the challenge is starting now. So I joined! Can't wait to see what team I'm on.....
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 313.0
Karen R (ADALOUISE) from the Scarlet Dragons would like you to join her this month in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month Challenge! Breast cancer has touched the lives of so many of us, and we all know early detection is the key, whether male or female!
So before you give the tatas a once-over, let’s get in a workout first! The exercises listed have a modifier with each, so you can join in at any fitness level! If there’s still something you are unable to do, please modify to meet your specific needs! The point isn’t to show your strength training prowess and be the best of the best. The point is to PARTICIPATE! Now let’s get a little hooter sweat going before we hop in the shower to do our self exams!
S-50 SQUATS (50 Adductor/Abductors)
E-50 FRONT JABS (50 Seated Biceps Curls)
L- 30 LATERAL LUNGES (30 Seated Hip Extensions)
F-30 FORWARD LUNGES (30 Squats, holding the back of a chair)
E-50 JUMPING JACKS (50 Seated Jumping Jacks)
X-30 PUSH UPS (30 Wall Pushups)
A-30 ALTERNATING HAMSTRING CURLS (30 Standing Hip Flexion/Extension holding the back of a chair or wall)
M-50 HIGH KNEE MARCH IN PLACE (50 Seated High Knee Marches)
Do what you can, modify what you need to, but try your best, regardless of fitness level! If you’ve got a suggestion on an exercise you’d like to see incorporated into the challenges, please let us know!
12 days ago
The Dragons challenge you today!
Spell your name, repeat 2 times:
A = 50 jumping jacks
B = 20 crunches
C = 30 squats
D = 15 pushups
E = 1 min wall sit
F = 10 burpees
G = 20 sec arm circles
H = 20 squats
I = 30 jumping jacks
J = 15 crunches
K = 10 pushups
L = 2 min wall sit
M = 20 burpees
N = 40 jumping jacks
O = 25 burpees
P = 15 sec arm circles
Q = 30 crunches
R = 15 pushups
S = 30 burpees
T = 15 squats
U = 30 sec arm circles
V = 3 min wall sit
W = 20 burpees
X = 60 jumping jacks
Y = 10 crunches
Z = 20 pushups
Let me know how you do!
40 days ago
So nice to have you back and I look forward to learning from you. Glad I am on your team and you on mine. Let's DO this !
48 days ago
Hello and Welcome to the Black Panther team for the Biggest Loser Leaves of Change Fall Challenge! I love your comment about commitment and participating on a team.
51 days ago
Thanks for the welcome!
I sent it! I'm happy to send to anyone. Bottom line is if you make a commitment to be on a team, then show up for the entire time frame that you commit to. Don't decide you can skip and you can miss like we do to ourselves all the time - you signed up because you wanted different, well here it is. All of the people who show up year after year and run these challenges non-stop; the people on your team who are putting in their minutes; your leader who is putting in their free time to post and keep the group going. Don't be rude and flake out. It's 12 (or 10 or whatever now) weeks...
COMMIT TO SHOW UP or Go Honorary from the get go.
Yeah.... I'm a little competitive and goal driven. =)
52 days ago