July 14, 2010, still a few pounds to lose and still muscle to gain
Trying to make LASTING CHANGES in 2015
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GOALS for 2017
1. Lower my BMI
2. Eat more vegetables consistently
3. Get STRONGER
4. Participate in a 5K
5. Identify health issues and defeat or treat them
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**After previously surpassing my goal, I have gained back EVERY bit of weight I lost and more.
I'm working on taking better care of myself again. My goal is to be as healthy as I can. It's frustrating to be back at the larger size but I know that I can do better. I've got to manage stress better and make the commitment to consistently CHOOSE health over comfort.
I joined SparkPeople on March 1, 2010. While recovering from badly broken bones, tibia/fibula, I managed to become stronger, leaner, and healthier.
With hard work and with the help of Spark People, I lost over 20 pounds.
I can be stronger and leaner again!
1. Heal from broken leg enough to walk without crutches.
Achieved March 5, 2010
2. Gain strength and stamina to be able to walk a 25 min mile.
Achieved approx. March 10, 2010
3. Gain strength and stamina to be able to walk a 20 min mile.
Achieved March 24, 2010
4. Gain stength and stamina to be able to walk a 15 min mile.
My goals are to become stronger, leaner, and healthier through exercise, good nutrition, and sound health choices.
Participate in a 5K
Run an entire 5K
Be able to run a 12 min mile
Be able to run faster than a 12 min mile
Run in a longer race (8K, 10K)
Decide if I may want to run an Half Marathon
I'm eating more fruits and vegetables, consuming less sugar.
1. 200 mins per week.
2. On rest days, do some type of activity for at least 10 minutes, even if it's marching in place.
5 times per week.
I live in the Southern United States. I like to read, write, knit, crochet and I'm interested in photography and genealogy.
I'm married with one child.
I used to be a creative person but I think I tried to be more "normal." I'm working on bringing out that side of myself again.
Like everyone else, I'm a work-in-progress.
Secrets of Success
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Yay! You are a part of the awesome team MORE THAN CONQUERORS! Thanks for joining. I look forward to seeing you around the team and lending support. Have a Sparkling day!
450 days ago
Dear dear spark friend. Thank you for the bloglove on my Birthday Month post. It really does feel different this year, without my mother, but it still feels good. For that I am deeply thankful. I couldn't have gotten here without the support of people like you.
459 days ago
Don't Give It Up
Poet: Z. Vujcic, ¬© 2007
Today life gave you another slap
but don't give it up
throwing your towel in the ring
for things gone wrong, for words that sting
'cos there must be another way
you will see it in the light of another day
When everything seems sour, not in your favour
look around until you find better flavour
so, don't just give but live it up
pick up the pieces, be tough
grind your teeth and turn another cheek
don't give it up, that's exactly what they seek
It's too easy to walk away
quitter never wins so you should better stay
look challenges straight in the eye
don't say yet the last good-bye
fight like an animal in a trap
but don't give it up
460 days ago
Thank you SO MUCH for the sweet blog comments! You always seem to know the right thing to say. :) You're right that making consistent, healthy choices is not always easy. I've really been telling myself this lately. Even if the pounds are slow to come off, the time is NOT wasted because I'm using it to learn what works and doesn't work. I'm learning how to eat healthy again for the rest of my life, so it's bound to have ups and downs.
I appreciate you taking the time to comment so much. Thanks again!
462 days ago
Thanks for your encouragment! I agree, I'll never be skinnie minnie either or want to. After all beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.
466 days ago