10/22 ~270 lbs - with the husband!
154 lbs, Jan 3, 2012
At the Renaissance Festival (174 here)
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Hi, my name is Linda. I've been overweight my whole life and have struggled to lose weight since my early teen years. In 2009-2010, I successfully lost 60 pounds! I held my healthy weight for about a year and then gained it all back, plus some! Yup, I fell into that percentage, sigh... I wish it hadn't happened, but it did, so now it's time again!
I had stopped using SP for a long time and recently I had the want to look at my old blogs, started reading them from the beginning and I'm starting to get that motivation back! I'll be leaving all my old blogs up if anyone is interested in reading those, but just saying now, they're embarrassing and not that interesting lol
Reach 155 lbs and stay there! Learn to maintain weight. Form real lifestyle changes that I can keep up. Learn to love myself all around.
Use the Fitbit to track my calories burned and My Fitness Pal for meal tracking.
Walk 5-6 days a week and body weight exercises 3 days a week.
I'm 28 years old and I live in Colorado.
"If you stop now you know the outcome, but if you continue you never know what you may accomplish"
"That's not sweat. It's your fat cells crying!"
Secrets of Success
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| current weight: 269.6
Exactly. The mentality is the best thing to have, the support around you is a definite bonus and makes it a whole lot easier. But in the end, you have to be able to rely on yourself.
One of these days I'll use that mentality to win my battle with chocolate and baked goods. haha
1427 days ago
Delayed response is delayed. But here it is!
You wondered what my secret was to becoming so successful. Truth be told, it's not really a secret. I decided what I wanted to do, and I've put -everything- I have into it. I'm dedicated and determined. It was incredibly slow going at first and I'm so far beyond flat broke right now, but I feel right doing what I do and so I just give it all.
Now if I could only translate that success onto my physical self, I'd be set! haha!
1432 days ago
Yes, my insurance covers the psychologist! I think I have a $30 copay, which is good because it would be prohibitively expensive otherwise (like $160/hr?)
I definitely think it helps just to have someone to talk to about this stuff. Things sometimes become clearer when can bounce ideas off of someone who knows the issues.
1459 days ago
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Have a great day
1614 days ago
Climb The Mountain
I tried to climb the mountain today. As I inched my way up the path, I felt out of breath and had to turn back.
I tried to climb the mountain today. But, It was so hot outside, I thought I had better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and rest up for tomorrow's attempt.
I tried to climb the mountain today. On my journey, darkness started to fall and I was full of fear, so I had to return to a safe place.
I was ready to climb the mountain today. But I had so may other things to do, so instead of climbing the mountain I took care of the much more important tasks; I washed my car, mowed the grass and watched the big game. Today the mountain will have to wait.
I was going to climb the mountain today. But as I stared at the mountain in all it's majestic beauty, I knew I had no chance of making it to the top, so I figured why even begin trying.
I had forgotten about climbing the mountain today, until an old friend came by and asked what I was up to lately. I told him about all my plans to climb that mountain someday. I went on and on about how I was going to accomplish the task.
He stopped me and said, "I just got back from climbing that mountain. for the longest time I told myself I was going to try to climb it but never made any progress."
"I almost let the dream of making it to the top die. I came up with every excuse of why I could not make it up the mountain, but never once did I give myself a reason why I could. One day as I stared at the mountain and pondered, I realized that if I didn't make an attempt at this dream all my dreams would eventually die."
" The next morning, I started my climb. It was not easy, and at times I wanted to quit. But no matter what I faced, I placed one foot in front of the other, keeping a steady pace. When the wind tried to blow me over the edge, I kept walking. When the voices inside my head screamed, stop! I focused on my goal, never letting it out of sight. I kept moving forward. I could not quit because I knew I had come too far to stop now. Time and time again, I reassured myself that I was going to finish this journey. I struggled mightily to make it to the top, but I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN."
"I have to be going," my friend said. "Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams. By the way what are you going to do tomorrow?"
I looked at him, with intensity and confidence in my eyes, and said, "I HAVE A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB."Author unknown
1615 days ago