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...and I'm feeling good."

Lost 100 pounds and more, then maintained, in my first 5 years on SparkPeople. I logged in nearly every day, grateful to meet amazing people while co-leading the Done Girl team. 2013-2018 is the NEXT five years- right now.

6 big things in 2016:

-Movement: Fitness & Stretching

-Rest: Recovery & Relaxation

-Nutrition: Quality & Quantity

-Budget: Plan & Save

-Mental: Health & Wellness

-Connections: Revisit & Commit

Intro from my 1st 5 years here:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
_journal.asp?id=WOLFKITTY#5437986

More than simply weight loss, I've learned that what is important is strength, endurance, and feeling well. Being consistent matters more than number-based scale goals. In the long-term, those numbers do say something, (though each one is a tiny corner of a snapshot):

2008: More than 375 lbs
(My doctor's scale didn't go higher than that.)
2009: Jan - 274, lowest 238
2010: Jan - 244, lowest 241
2011: Jan - 275, lowest 243
2012: Jan - 250, lowest 245, highest 259
2013: Jan - 245, lowest 243, highest 275
2014: Jan - 272, lowest *, highest 304
2015: Jan - 294, in progress
2016: Jan - 295

JAN 2016- 295 LBS, 53%BF
FEB 2016-

I've fought depression since I was a child, and had many victories. I will re-read my previously written words (below) and find my way out of the darkness again.
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The only way to do it is to confront it directly and STAND UP for yourself. Find what you like in yourself, in others, in the world around you. Find what you ENJOY in your journey instead of what you DON'T. The power of your own thoughts are more uplifting or destructive than ANY outside forces. Draw your strength from your spirit, from your God, or from your family. No matter where it originates, it will pulse through you and you will just beam! And you can use that beam to focus your purpose on your wishes and dreams. They CAN come true!

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"A man is but the product of his thoughts.
What he thinks, he becomes."
Mahatma Gandhi.

YOU can/will do this, and *I* can/will do this!

It's the little things that make life so enjoyable, and I''m greedy and want them all!

What makes a breathtaking sunset more enjoyable? Having the strength and energy to stand and watch it. Or better yet, stroll along the beach while gazing out over the Pacific Ocean (without back and knee pain or getting winded)! That''s also what makes SHOPPING, getting the mail, spending time with friends, heck, even DUSTING (daily living) more enjoyable.

I'm not just working to lose the pounds-I want a FIT lifestyle, a FIT body, and a FIT mind. And each day gets me closer to my healthy lifestyle ideal. This is permanent. With each new boost of energy, I'm closer to having better surroundings and life than I could previously imagine!

My SparkPage title 2008 ("Dreams so real they grow wild on the vine...") is from a Fastball song, and I added it here because there were so many things that I had locked away as a child, and before SparkPeople. They were like seeds. Seeds of the person I longed to be, and the things I yearned to do. Being a DONE GIRL ~waters~ those seeds, ~thrusts~ them into the soil, ~feeds~ them nutrients to keep growing, and they DO. They grow and bloom and burst forth MORE seeds to again be nurtured and grown themselves. *I* am growing as a person too.
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"It's a new dawn, a new day, a new life for me, and I'm feeling good" is a song lyric from "Feeling Good", with a popular version performed by Nina Simone and signifies my renewed effort and life changes in 2016.
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BMI Review
As much as I disagree with the BMI numbers (especially between normal & overweight), it''s still satisfying to slip down the categories. Here''s the wild ride & a link to a great article:
http://www.beautyredefined.net/the-lies-
we-buy-defining-health-at-womens-expense/

***Start (375 lbs) BMI Super Super Morbidly Obese (64.4)!
-BMI Super Morbidly Obese (under 59)
-BMI Morbidly Obese (under 49)
***Current* - 245 lbs (next one is Severely Obese when I reach 232 lbs)
******Reset* 316 lbs (54.4) Super Morbidly Obese

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Me. Taken by me.


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  • v RICHELLE920
    Hi, I used to be with Done Girls but I stopped. Just checking in to say hello and hope all is well.
    107 days ago
  • v ZEN_WOMAN
    It is 2016 and I just celebrated my 45 birthday! In many ways it is good and bad to get older. The great thing is I am less worried about what other people think but more worried about how I feel about myself. I know gaining weight is hard for all of us but why does it have to be sooo much harder as we age. As the saying goes Youth is wasted on the young. In my case if I knew I would be thin for such a short time in my life I would have enjoyed it way more!

    But here's to a new year, full of new challenges and hopefully many successes.

    Cheers,

    MJ-
    114 days ago
  • v FLORENCEOSI
    Just thinking about you!!!
    135 days ago
  • v SELENACAS
    Hi there! Not sure if you remember me, was rather active in 2009 with Done girls and apparently wasn't done, cause I made a strong effort to gain all my 85 pounds back. It was very foreign not being my normal size and my brain just couldn't catch up. Now I'm ready to get healthy and hopefully turn the results over to God. Hope you are well!
    136 days ago
  • v LMSW55
    Miss Wolfkitty, I was just thinking about you, remembering way back when we met at the first Sparkpeople gathering in San Diego and you took my photo. You have such an inspirational story.
    It is a new year and I am getting back on track. I was going to Jenny Craig for the past 2 years, but their food does not taste good. I don't think it is realistic to have to keep buying their food when what I really need to do is learn to eat what God provides from the earth.
    Happy 2016! Let me know if there are any Sparkpeople gatherings in San Diego!
    144 days ago
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