TWIRLANDSWIRL   8,553
SparkPoints
8,500-9,999 SparkPoints
 
 
Me and my HUSBAND on our wedding day - 2.7.9





Rehearsal dinner dress! Taken January 2009.





Working on a dig, July 2007.



I have 9 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
Twirly McSwirl

I am 27 years old, married, and a college graduate, hoping to go on to be an archaeologist. I used Spark before, very successfully, in 2008-2009, dropping nearly 40 pounds in preparation for my wedding. Unfortunately, I went overboard leading up to the wedding and burnt myself out. In the following year, I gained back all the weight I'd lost, as well as another 30 pounds additional.

My starting weight this time around is 300, the heaviest I've ever been. I finally decided that ...
I am 27 years old, married, and a college graduate, hoping to go on to be an archaeologist. I used Spark before, very successfully, in 2008-2009, dropping nearly 40 pounds in preparation for my wedding. Unfortunately, I went overboard leading up to the wedding and burnt myself out. In the following year, I gained back all the weight I'd lost, as well as another 30 pounds additional.

My starting weight this time around is 300, the heaviest I've ever been. I finally decided that I am over it. I've waited for money to be better, the weather to be better, my health to be better... but none of it ever gets better unless you take steps to correct it. On May 31, 2012, I decided to return to Spark (quite unexpectedly... I think I'd tracked a whole day's food before I realized what I was doing!) and set myself a goal to be down to my wedding weight (230) by my 4th anniversary, which will be February 7, 2013.

So, here I am.

I do have some very real barriers to weight loss. For one, I have asthma, which makes cardio difficult. At this weight, it makes WALKING difficult. I like using the elliptical because it is a lower impact and doesn't trigger my asthma as much, but I have to be careful I don't push too far and have an attack, which will set me back quite a bit.

I've always been overweight. Even as a child, I was very very active and played several sports, as well and hula dancing. Even then, I was just on the brink of "overweight." As soon as I got to high school and spent more time in front of a computer and with less time to "play," the pounds piled on and I couldn't stop them. Now, I'm trapped beneath mounds of fat and I'm going to get out!
Read More About TWIRLANDSWIRL (Updated April 13)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 300.0 
 
300
282.5
265
247.5
230


 
Interact with TWIRLANDSWIRL

Send Member a Private Message








Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 8/2/2008

SparkPoints: 8,553

Fitness Minutes: 945

Personal Information:
28 - Married - Photographer and Substitute Teacher

Profile Image





 
 



New Jeans
From:
NEWMOM20121

Bear Hug
From:
IACTA_ALEA_EST

Flowers
From:
ZAZURE

Bikini
From:
GRANT_ME_WINGS

Best Wishes
From:
MACMOM4

Sunshine
From:
BROWREN




Member Comments:
WALLAHALLA
4/29/2014 3:42:46 PM

emoticon April showers bring cleansing to the body inside and out when they follow healthy eating and exercise! Kudos for Sparking in April! emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
JIBBIE49
12/11/2013 7:23:08 AM

emoticon Happy Holidays

I see your Spark Friend, STARDUST2K4 is THE MOTIVATOR OF THE DAY. What an honor. emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
WALLAHALLA
11/30/2013 9:56:00 PM

emoticon The Fat to Fit Weight Club (FWC) team is thankful for your Spark-ticipation and your efforts to achieve a healthier lifestyle. emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
WALLAHALLA
2/28/2013 11:00:20 PM

Kudos on looking after your heart by Sparking in February!
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
WALLAHALLA
2/13/2013 10:04:13 PM

May your focus on Valentine’s Day be on all of the wonderful things you love about yourself and the beautiful person you truly are. Take time to celebrate you, because you are worth celebrating.
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon




Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (292 total):  123Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites
View My Food and Exercise Log
Report Inappropriate Page