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208 lbs, La diva de la pista de baile, febrero 2012





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August 2014 Update:
I am watching my portions, cooking at home, and trying to eat as many whole foods as possible. I am doing a mix of cardio and strength training about 4-5 days a week. I lost most of the weight before and rebounded just to gain it all back. I have learned a lot about myself, and I am a much different person mentally and emotionally this time around. With all that I have learned along the way, I am positive that this time I can lose it all and keep it off.
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August 2014 Update:
I am watching my portions, cooking at home, and trying to eat as many whole foods as possible. I am doing a mix of cardio and strength training about 4-5 days a week. I lost most of the weight before and rebounded just to gain it all back. I have learned a lot about myself, and I am a much different person mentally and emotionally this time around. With all that I have learned along the way, I am positive that this time I can lose it all and keep it off.

Emergency Emotional Eating Prevention List:
Examine Logic - If you would eat healthy foods instead of your craving, you are hungry. If you only want to eat your craving, it is a craving. Distract yourself and resist it.
Throw Out Trigger Foods If You Can't Control Yourself
Go For a Walk and Talk Problems Out With God/Pray
Fill Up on Water
Sip Hot Tea
Pet a Cat or Two
Read a Book
Masturbate (Please do not be offended at my very valid personal list.)
Shower
Distract Myself Constructively
Scream
Lay on Bed Listening to Music in the Dark
Watch a Good Movie. Food Not Included.
Go to Sleep

Binge Help:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp
?post=tips_how_to_stop_a_binge
“Avoid that first compulsive bite.” "[The bite that is compulsive is the one you know will send you into a binge frenzy. Prevent the first compulsive bite and you prevent the binge.

Be careful with your emotional triggers that lead to you reaching for food as a comforting tool and HALT before that first compulsive bite. H.A.L.T. = Hunger. Anger. Loneliness. Tired. Just some of the many feelings that lead us to reach for food. Before you even reach for the food, ask yourself what you are feeling and distract yourself while you figure it out mentally. Once you know why you want to eat and what the root cause is, do something about it or decide to not. Make it your choice, your decision; put things in your hands again. You are now in control.]"

Mindless Eating Prevention List:
No eating when not hungry
No eating while watching t.v. or movies
No eating while doing anything than distracts focus away from eating
No eating while simply bored
No eating as something to do
No eating as a way to put off something you don't want to do
No eating after cruising the kitchen absent-mindedly; walk on
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July 2013 Update:

I have been bedridden off and on for a good portion of this last year, overcome by crippling pain, unable to walk. The pain keeps migrating, the diagnoses changing to accomodate. I have gained all but 3 lbs of my weight back. I got on the scale today (7/3/13) and took all my measurements again. I'm starting over. I was in physical therapy, and it did help. This time I will be able to deal with my emotional and mindless eating. This time I am ready to succeed.
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Feb 2012 Update:

Ummmmm..... Soooooo.... Yeah. What happened to me? Well, I could analyze the bejesus out of it, but I think to sum it up, I would have to say I got side-tracked and paralyzed by stress , depression, and anxiety for a year and a half, and I turned to my poor, long-time coping mechanism of emotional eating to handle it all. I went through periods where I would exercise like crazy, but I never could quite get a handle on my eating long-term. I think that is why I have put back on half of the weight that I originally lost. I am not to the point of being successful at keeping it off, but I would still like to work on taking off the weight WHILE working on healing myself and changing my bad habits and coping mechanisms so that this time, every pound I take off will hopefully stay off. For good. For a permanently, healthier me.
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Feb 2011 Update:

I'm around 180 lbs now and ready to incorporate more strength training, toning, and intense cardio into my daily routines. I am ready to up it a few notches and get this thing done. I am still dealing with some issues of emotional eating which have hampered my progress, but I am confident that I AM making progress, having maintained 180 lbs for over 6 months already.

30 lbs more to go. I can do this! ¡Sí, YO PUEDO! Let's get it done!
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March 2010: The Year I Joined Spark

My life is a good life. I have my challenges, my obstacles, my triumphs, my joys, and my dreams. I have good self-esteem and have survived a variety of difficulties in the path of life. I would like to recover some or all of what I have lost along the way in the process of living in survival mode for a period of time. When a person is just trying to make it from one day to the next, it is easy to lose perspective of the importance of the actual quality of our lives. Two of the things vital to the quality of my life are my health and my spirit--two things that are incredibly intertwined in the mind/body continuum. My goals go much further than simply a number on the scale. They go further than simply very good nutrition and an acceptable amount of necessary and rejuvenating exercise. My goals go beyond reducing risk factors for obesity-related diseases. I have my spirit pointed hopefully towards the future, in acknowledgment of today, and with respect for the past but without continued entanglement in it.

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Member Since: 3/1/2010

SparkPoints: 37,879

Fitness Minutes: 43,491

My Goals:
"Today, I will be good to myself."

Other Goals:
-learn how to swim well
-really strengthen my foot and get in such incredible shape so that not only can I dance, but I can follow any lead elegantly my partner may throw at me
-be overweight instead of obese or morbidly obese
-cinch my waist and boost my booty sexy (get my curves back)
-weigh 150 lbs, my normal weight, and being optimally fit

My Program:
I am rehabilitating my right foot from a procedure done to remove three Morton's neuromas from it. Hopefully as I recover, I will be able to increase the amount of and variety of exercises I am able to do.

Right now I am walking almost everyday, especially to reach my total minutes exercised if my other cardio exercises for the day fall short. I am also biking, doing water aerobics, swimming, strength training, and dancing (just a little bit).

Personal Information:
I live in Northern Virginia, and I prefer to be known only by my pseudonym, Sage.

Other Information:
When I Meet My Final Goal: it's just too delicious to decide on yet. ;D

My Reward for Losing Weight During My Weightloss Journey: I have taken to opening vacuum-packed bags of clothes which I had put in storage until I could hopefully one day wear them again. Every 20 lbs or so, I get out the next bag and start to go through both it and my closet. Anything that is obviously too big or is the right size but doesn't look good on me gets chucked. It's incredibly cathartic!

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ADARKARA
11/17/2014 5:13:04 AM

We actually do eat leftovers! Whatever I cook for dinner that night is also lunch the next day. And sometimes the recipe makes 8 servings and I'll freeze half so we can eat it later. My hubs doesn't like eating the same thing too frequently though, so I try to do something new every day. emoticon



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NUTINLOOKSLIKE
11/15/2014 10:59:09 PM

LOL That IS funny! I lost mine yesterday - somewhere between the gym parking lot and the grocery store! It's my 2nd one in less than a month, so I feel ya! Feels weird without it on, huh?

Oh! Thanks for the add! I added you, too! Keep up the good work!



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QUIDDITCHGRRL
11/10/2014 1:26:23 PM

Hi Sage, saw your comment on my page and added you back as a friend. I'm still in maintenance, cruising at 172-178lbs, depending on Mother Nature :)

Hope you are doing well, good luck with your goals!



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TENNESSEEWALKER
11/7/2014 12:44:40 AM

Just dropping by to remind you that the Northern Virginia Sparkers get-together is this Saturday at 2 PM at the Starbucks in Potomac Town Crossing. Hope to meet you in person!



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MRSGIXXER
10/30/2014 9:47:14 PM

Nice to "see" you!! Glad to see you stopped by my page. I'll send you a private message and update you on my life. You are so pretty!! Talk to you soon.

Renee



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