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I have been on this fun ride for quite some time, I have learned a lot not only about healthy eating and exercise but also about myself.

In the time I have been on Spark I have been laid off from 2 jobs, went through a horrendous break up, moved to a city where I knew nobody and watched my children grow from small elementary children to now a high school graduate and an almost middle schooler (my little one currently is in year round school and doesn't move onto middle school until later in June). Along with a whole lot of other exciting and some not so exciting things.

I have learned to embrace change, because without it life would be boring. I have learned to stand up for myself and try to be brave in the faces of uncertainty. I have learned to not just settle for anything really.

We all have the capability to move from where we are, we are not trees. I wasn't happy with my weight or my health, so I chose to change that. 2 years ago I hit 169 for my weight, I hadn't seen that number since my 20's no joke. I was riding that weight loss train like there was no tomorrow.

Nothing could stop me I was on my way...and then life was like "hey catch this!". I tore my calf muscle one day and my world stopped. I couldn't exercise, actually I could have I just couldn't do the exercise I wanted to do. So I decided I was going to wallow....and wallow I did. I slowly started to lose my strength I had built and I slowly started to gain weight again.

I kinda yo yo'd for awhile and then on Thanksgiving of 2016 my guys father called me a "little piggy" and continued to make references about my eating and whatnot (see my blog if you want to read about that lovely holiday). I was mortified and I let those words roll in my mind like little fish in a fish bowl. Christmas rolled around and the snide remarks still came at me from his father.

Two things happened that day, one I decided I was no longer going to spend time with his family because they are insensitive. Not everyone is, but I will not under any circumstances subject myself to someone being a bully. I also decided I was going to get back where I needed to be...which is essentially healthy for my girls. I need to be there for their graduations from elementary, middle and high school an onto college. I need to be there for their weddings and birth of my grandchildren.

I have had moments since 12/28/2016 where I have fallen ill, my calf bothered me, I wasn't feeling it, my tracking has been off, you name it I've dealt with it. But I'm still here, tracking and trying my best to stay on track. Sure I haven't lost as much weight as I had a few years ago, BUT I have accepted that a slow loss is going to benefit me in the long run.

I try to remember to fuel my body and not throw my meal planning out the window. I have to remind myself that even though meal prep is tedious...laziness does not save me money or get me healthy. I now take the train to work, which means I walk to and from the train station both to and from my house and to and from my work.

I have this one life and if I learn at almost 40 y/o's old that I need to take better of care it, then that is fine. I will get there...one day at a time.

My numbers may not be the greatest, as you can see I've had my moments thus far. However I'm not ashamed, I have accepted my imperfections. I can look back and see how far I have come since 12/28/16. When I weighed myself that day I was almost to my highest weight and there was no way and never will I be at or beyond my highest weight ever again.


Member Since: 12/29/2009

Fitness Minutes: 113,382

My Goals:
Complete a Half Marathon =o)

ST at least 3x a week

Yoga 2x a week
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My Program:
Running
Strength training at home
Yoga
Zumba



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  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    emoticon Jingle Bells emoticon
    Boney M.
    LYRICS
    Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh
    Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh
    Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh
    Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh
    Dashing thro' the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh
    O'er the fields we go, laughing all the way
    Bells on bob-tails ring, making spirits bright
    what fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight
    Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh
    Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh
    A day or two ago, I thought I'd take a ride
    And soon Miss Fanny Bright
    Was seated at my side
    The horse was lean and lank
    Misfortune seemed his lot
    he got into and drifted back, and we we've got upset
    Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh
    Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh
    Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh
    Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wLRobpXVlf
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    1 hour ago
  • v MEAGOP
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Have Yourself a
    Merry Little Christmas

    Have yourself a merry little Christmas
    Let your heart be light
    From now on
    our troubles will be out of sight
    Have yourself a merry little Christmas
    Make the Yule-tide gay
    From now on
    our troubles will be miles away

    Here were are as in olden days
    happy golden days of yore
    Faithful friends who are dear to us
    gather near to us once more

    Through the years we all will be together
    If the Fates allow
    Hang a shining star upon the highest bough
    And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

    emoticon Megan

    3 hours ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    emoticon emoticon , we will not let holiday emoticon goodies emoticon wreck out healthy lifestyle. emoticon
    22 hours ago
  • v MEAGOP
    Hi Deborah,

    I hope my Dragon Sister is having a good week! We can survive this holiday season with our health intact, because we are Dragons!

    Enjoy it all, and take care,

    emoticon Megan
    1 day ago
  • v ADALOUISE
    emoticon We made it through Week 1. This week let's have fun helping Rudolph get ready for emoticon Christmas Eve. Lots of healthy emoticon liquids, fun in the outdoors emoticon , emoticon , emoticon . Set your goals and emoticon . emoticon
    3 days ago
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