YICHE12   209,031
SparkPoints
200,000-249,999 SparkPoints
 
 
Me in December 2008. This is what I call a full figure.





Off to a New Year's party (Dec. 31, 2008). Don't I look like a happy camper?








I have 46 pics in my gallery





Awards





See All SparkPeople Motivators


 
Yiche12's journey

On April 30, 2015, I will have been six years on Spark People. I did start out at 183.7 lbs in 2009 and am presently 156.4 lbs. Over the years, Spark People has helped me with the following:

- I have become more aware of the importance of eating well and leaving junk food out of my diet.
- Exercise has become a routine for me.
- The need to sleep a minimum of seven to eight hours a night.
- The importance of staying active online because I am positive that I ...
On April 30, 2015, I will have been six years on Spark People. I did start out at 183.7 lbs in 2009 and am presently 156.4 lbs. Over the years, Spark People has helped me with the following:

- I have become more aware of the importance of eating well and leaving junk food out of my diet.
- Exercise has become a routine for me.
- The need to sleep a minimum of seven to eight hours a night.
- The importance of staying active online because I am positive that I would have regained my weight if I had not continued on SP.
- The importance of food tracking on a daily basis.
- Soft drinks are no longer drunk in the household.
- Desserts are made for guests only and we don't miss it.
etc. (the list goes on)

Like many of you, I have had ups and downs over the course of this journey. I am presently overweight as per the BMI scale and I will continue my journey to reach my healthy weight.

The truth is that with the weight that I 'have' lost, I have found my self-esteem again and my willingness to continue this struggle. I even look forward to going out more and dressing up again because I can actually look better in the clothes that I have. That is a nice feeling... Truly, I will not go upwards again as I know what that feels like. Yes, with the weight on, I could still do a lot but my cholesterol was high and my BMI was on the obese side -- who's kidding who here?

I am 66 y.o. and never did envision myself being a heavy senior citizen. Looking at my December 2008 picture beside, it was obvious to me that it was time that I got myself moving again and by doing so, it has proven to be beneficial all-round.
Read More About YICHE12 (Updated May 22)


Current Status:


SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 155.7 
 
184
168
152
136
120


 
Interact with YICHE12

Send Member a Private Message








Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 4/30/2009

SparkPoints: 209,031

Fitness Minutes: 171,885

My Goals:
My goal is to lose the excess weight I have accumulated and get my BMI and cholesterol to healthier levels. I want to be a role model for my daughters and grand-children.

My Program:
I am watching and marking down EVERYTHING that I eat. I am exercising on a regular basis. Initially, I had scheduled one day off and now I find myself doing something on that day too!!!

Personal Information:
Originally from Canada, I have resided in West Africa since 1975 (during my entire adult life). I do get a chance to go and visit my family frequently but miss them a lot. Thanks to my MagicJack, Viber, Talkatone, Skype, I can communicate even more now with everybody.

Other Information:
One of my favorite saying is: "We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do". Mother Teresa



Profile Image





 
 



Flowers
From:
PRAIRIECROCUS

Welcome Banner
From:
2015 Summer 5% ...

Flowers
From:
KMICHA

Gourmet Dinner
From:
JEN-KEEPS-GOING

Confetti
From:
BL Emerald Summ...

Beach Ball
From:
DETERMINEDJANET




Member Comments:
JEWELY_ROADS
7/1/2015 1:29:17 PM

emoticon HAPPY CANADA DAY! emoticon




Report Inappropriate Comment
DETERMINEDJANET
6/30/2015 11:03:59 AM

emoticon Congratulations on being the Emerald Gem of the Day!!!!



Report Inappropriate Comment
DIANNEMT
6/29/2015 8:04:03 PM

Thanks for the Daisy of the Day wishes! Glad to be back on this team!



Report Inappropriate Comment
GIRLINBRAZIL
6/27/2015 4:31:34 PM

Thank you "faraway" friend for stopping by my new photo!

Wishing you a great week!

emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
SUTHRNWMN
6/25/2015 8:29:18 PM

Thanks for welcoming me to the community team. Glad to be here.



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (2966 total):  123Next >Last >>

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