My daughter, enjoying "finger berries". :D
Selfie! June 2014, my most current photo.
My charming gardener.
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Hello! I joined SparkPeople in September 2006. Until then I'd had moderate success trying to get in shape on my own. I achieved my goal in December 1st 2006, and held on to maintenance for over a year, but stopped tracking and only using SparkPeople sporadically and the weight crept back on.
In January 2012, I reset my ticker and joined a martial arts gym for some kickboxing classes. That didn't last long - I soon found out I was pregnant! My little girl was born Dec. 31. 2012, and I can't even explain how amazing she is.
As of the fall 2014, I'm stuck hovering around 135lb. My goal is to be between 120 - 125lb. It's not a huge way to go, but for some reason, I'm really struggling to lose the last bit of baby weight. With a now-toddler, it's tough to find time for a real workout, but she loves to jump and dance so I jump and dance along with her. I've got a Spark People Activity Tracker that I wear everywhere i go, and that helps me know where I'm at. Day by day, I'll get there!
Weight: 120-125 lbs.
Appearance: Better muscle tone, and overall strength. Do what I can to get rid of the post-baby belly.
Summer 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment:
* Couch to 5K program 3X week
* Strength training 3X week
* 7000 steps/day
* Get at least 5 fruits/veg each day
* Track nutrition daily
* Weekly menu-planning session
Ottawa, ON, Canada
| current weight: 135.2
for taking time to read and comment on my blog post! The response has been overwhelming. I am so thankful for this site and the support and tools that can be found here! Life changing!
54 days ago
I just saw your comment on that "Plus Size" article and wanted to add my support. Yes, all women are REAL women and the only reason we have sizes 0,2,4 is because the fashion industry has made the measurements much more generous. We used to call those sizes 6,8,10.
Congratulations on getting smart about a healthy lifestyle while you are young. It's never to late but the earlier the better.
Hang in there!
67 days ago
OMG! It feels great to be Back in the Pack!
We da Dawgs!
68 days ago
HI you should have ur invite now. MaryAnn sent them out on Monday early in the afternoon. Please let her know if you didn't get it. WOOHOOO YOU ARE BACK in the KENNEL !! YEAH !!!
UGHERS on those 10 PESTY LBs ! Please remind me once the challenge starts,,, we have some AWESOME Suggestions,,,, we have others who are also struggling so I'd to address this for all who are. :) Quite a few only have 5 or LESS lbs to go. I AM NOT in that category !! I was at 246 for the start of the Winter Challenge,, Jan 2nd,,, and now as of last week I am down to 228 !! YEAH that's 18 lbs in just 11 weeks !! I am DETERMINDED I WILL hit the 5% this challenge ALSO. The ONLY hold back MIGHT be my STUPID feet I told you about.
WOOHOO SO PROUD of you for wanting to do ur tracking of ur food, and exercise !! IT IS A SURE WAY to succeed ur goal. NO DOUBT ! Also I'd suggest you call /email/text ur Dr to see how many calories you should be at now,,, knowing this can make all the difference.
I know getting on the puter at home is the LAST thing you want to do,,, but yeah as you said,,, it's the way to go ! When I can't be home for the day,,, most part of the day,,, I keep accurate track of what I've eaten,, on my cell. Sometimes I have to "guessimate" the size,,, ingredients of what it is I am eating. Still its MUCH better than NOT putting it in. YOU CAN DO THIS !
WOOOHOOOO lets OPEN THE GATE to the Kennel and let the DAWGGIES RUN FREE !!! OH YEAH !
68 days ago
HI hon !!! WELCOME BACK (We hope !) To our team ! As we always say "Once a DAWGGIE ALWAYS A DAWGGIE!"there are actually quite a few former coming back into the kennel for the Spring Challenge !!!
I look very much SO having YOU back in the kennel as you continue along the journey. Those PESTY 10 lbs can be so STUBBORN to want to leave, but we've been reading up on how to do so. :) MaryAnn I had belonged to Spark Live (I WISH they STILL had it, but you had to pay 14.95 a month for it,, and grrr some felt "Spark is FREE !! I'm NOT paying 'for it' but yeah,,, it was totally different. It was classes about different topics each week. We LOVED IT !!! They gave us many new skills for ourselves and for those of us who were leaders on various teams (most of us where) . We thought the $$$ was VERY WORTH it. That was hmmm 3 yrs??? ago????? Non the less the info stays and we keep learning more and more. We learn ALSO MUCH from GREAT Members as yourself ! SO HAPPY to see you back !
At this point are you tracking ur food? If so, have you been for at 3 weeks,, all that goes in? And if you haven't yet done so,,, please check with ur Dr as to how many calories you should be at now,,, as you are soooo close to maintenance. I had been taking in 1200 calories,,,, but, I had STOPPED losing hmm in the Summer time. I GAINED A LOT back during the Summer/Fall because you may remember I had surgery on my foot (I think you were on the team then??) well it got MUCH worse during the summer,,, I was told to NOT exercise,,,, continued during the fall. I became ANGRY and FRUSTRATED so 2 weeks before pleaded with my Dr's especially the wound clinic Dr,,, to PLEASE let me exercise,, that I had gained so much weight my diabetes which had been under GREAT control,, was now at risk. So YEAH ! They DID Agree I could use my knee walker for exercise "As long as you DO NOT use your foot." I agreed of course. I didn't tell them how muh I was using it,,, they might not of liked it, but I was being VERY Cautious,,,, that foot did NOT EVER hit the ground. :) So I am proud to say I DID lose my 5% For the Winter challenge AND 3 more lbs on top of it !!! Cheri ALSO lost hers,,, Leslielenore also did,,, there were 6 Dawggies in all who did.
We are VERY EXCITED and REARING TO GO !!! So YES we HOPE you will be BACK with us. We actually don't know until the team member lists comes out. Almost all make it to the Dawggie house,, and with ur being a former Dawggie,, we are HOPING SO!!! If per chance you don't,, and are put on another team,, please work hard with them,,, ,different leaders empathize different aspects to help lose,,, and you can benefit from any team,,, but, PLEASE when the Summer Team is put up, come BACK to the Kennel,,,, we WANT YA BACK!!!!
HUGS HON !! Do you have any current pics of D? I did not put any pics of my GD on my pages,, ,or even on FB,, ESPECIALLY on FB,, cause kids do not know to be cautious of strangers. Of course ur D is WAY to young for social networks, but my GD was 16 yrs old,, she had been mostly living with me from 11 to 18, and from 8 to 11,,, quite a bit. She means the absolute world to me,,, is now married !! YO!! She did that at age 18. We were quite surprised,, but, they truly love each other,, we reasoned years ago,,, young ones were married all the time,,,, I had sat with them,,, said things as they are,,,,, the problems that come up (mostly $$,, credit cards, not living in means,,,, different habits,,, coming from different backgrounds et) I drilled those kids A LOT ,,, than I was satisfied with their answers,, as we talked it through,, another person, he's like a Dad to my GD,,, also put them through questions,,, LOL they said I was much harder than he was,, and they thought he had been HARD! LOL ,,, so yes,, I HOPE the kids will be ok. It'll be 3 yrs in Sept,,,, hopefully they can wait longer,, but so far,, I am not a great Grandma,, but I DO look forward to it. And if they have a little girl,,, I HOPE she's as GOREOUS as urs !!!
72 days ago