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2016: 8 years on SparkPeople- Time flies when you need to lose wt!

Hey Peeps,


I hope this quote is true:

You can't focus on weight loss that's not something you can control. What you CAN control is the PROCESS. Your choices. And enough good ones built up over time will lead you to your goals. Work hard and accomplish healthy behaviors then let the rest fall into place.

I am hoping this is the best year yet for me in everything, Life, Love and weight loss.

But I know it is up to me to make this ...
Hey Peeps,


I hope this quote is true:

You can't focus on weight loss that's not something you can control. What you CAN control is the PROCESS. Your choices. And enough good ones built up over time will lead you to your goals. Work hard and accomplish healthy behaviors then let the rest fall into place.

I am hoping this is the best year yet for me in everything, Life, Love and weight loss.

But I know it is up to me to make this happen. So my goal is to get back in the gym, watch my nightly eating and reduce my stress.

If I can lose 1/2 a pound to a pound a week I will be back to my goal weight by the end of the year.

Wish me luck and please visit my page often with your kind support.

Cheers,

MJ-

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Member Since: 4/7/2008

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My Goals:
2013- This year I need to work on losing the 40 pounds I have gained since last fall. I am trying new things to learn what will work the second time around.

2012- This year I am going to continue to challenge myself (more intense workouts) and work on getting leaner. 25-20% Body fat is the goal!

2011-I turned 40 this year (Jan 24th) and in Jan finally reached my goal of getting down to a size 12/10 (it is an amazing feeling to finally be at my goal!)

2010- This year's goal is to finish what I started back in 08'. (50 pounds and 180 lbs.)

2009- My goal this year is to be fit and toned. To lose inches all around and so I can fit better in my clothes.

Yr. 2008
I would like to lose all my weight I gained due to depression. I lost 45 pounds and gained it all back over the past two and a half years.
* update 12/30- I lost 40 lbs. for 2008

Yr. 2005-2007
Exercise and diet were such a struggle during my depression.

My Program:
1. Reduce Calorie intake especially for dinner and nightly snacking.

2. Try to make most of my meals. 2nd half of 2013- doing a gluten free Paleo food diet.

3. Change my routine to keep my body guessing and start losing weight again.

4. Be both mindful and kind to my body. Stressing out over things I can not change will not help me.

5. Have fun and stay busy on the weekends.



Personal Information:
My real name is Majella but some of my friends call me MJ or MB-

I love art and music.

I enjoy creating playlists and CD of Chill out/ Lounge Music for my friends and myself. (I am completely obsessed when it comes to making the perfect CD.)

I also write poetry and have been published on Poetry.com.

I would like to master the Haiku and spoken word. But generally write in free verse.


Other Information:
I love Kickboxing with a heavy bag and boxing with mitt work training. Currently I am taking a few exercise classes at Stanford to try to continue my fitness lifestyle. I generally work out anywhere from 3-6 times a week.

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FIT-LIFE
4/28/2016 10:11:45 PM

Hi my dear friend! I've thought of you a couple of times this week, must be because you were thinking of me too. I'm so sorry you are in a low place. I so feel your pain about weight. I have such Grand plans and then I derail myself. And do you know why? The damn scale! I had been dieting and doing well with my eating, my clothes were fitting better. And then I got in the scale and had not lost much at all in a month's time and I threw in the towel. That was a week before Easter and it's been a downward spiral from there. I'll confess, I actually went to a bariatric surgery seminar at my hospital because I'm so desperate to get my joints to quit hurting. I literally have elderly patients that walk better than I do. It's so discouraging and life limiting. In the end I've put that idea on hold. I would have to go to my Dr and start a 6 month medically supervised diet. That's all fine but if I actually lost 25# during that time I probably wouldn't qualify anyway. I'm going to restart again on Monday and this time I am not going to weigh myself. I'm just going to try to do what I know I should do and forget about the scale. Why does it have so much power??
Go luck to you on finding a different job. I have no advice on that one except I hope you find something you love or at least enjoy. Just know I'm way over here on the other side of the country rooting you on.
Hugs, Sheryl



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FIT-LIFE
4/28/2016 10:02:14 PM

Hi my dear friend! I've thought of you a couple of times this week, must be because you were thinking of me too. I'm so sorry you are in a low place. I so feel your pain about weight. I have such Grand plans and then I derail myself. And do you know why? The damn scale! I had been dieting and doing well with my eating, my clothes were fitting better. And then I got in the scale and had not lost much at all in a month's time and I threw in the towel. That was a week before Easter and it's been a downward spiral from there. I'll confess, I actually went to a bariatric surgery seminar at my hospital because I'm so desperate to get my joints to quit hurting. I literally have elderly patients that walk better than I do. It's so discouraging and life limiting. In the end I've put that idea on hold. I would have to go to my Dr and start a 6 month medically supervised diet. That's all fine but if I actually lost 25# during that time I probably wouldn't qualify anyway. I'm going to restart again on Monday and this time I am not going to weigh myself. I'm just going to try to do what I know I should do and forget about the scale. Why does it have so much power??
Go luck to you on finding a different job. I have no advice on that one except I hope you find something you love or at least enjoy. Just know I'm way over here on the other side of the country rooting you on.
Hugs, Sheryl



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2/8/2016 8:52:26 PM

Hey Girlie, so good to hear from you! I had been gone from SP from so long I actually forgot my user name and couldn't get logged on (hangs head in shame). Belated Happy Birthday, hope it was wonderful. I rolled over the odometer to 50 (!!!!!) this year, but at least I spent it cruising in the Carribean. Now that I'm back I'm settling myself in to getting on plan and taking this weight off. I agree with you about youth being wasted. It kills me the things I took for granted, like good joint mobility. But I know it's not too late to really improve other areas of my health. I have many plans for this year, camping trips, a concert trip to see Adele, and hopefully other travels. They have to be easier than they are right now. I've been on plan a week but I'm not worrying about the scale. The scale is a liar if you use your clothes and appearance as a gauge, and that's what I intend to do. I'll weigh in at some point because I'll just have to know the number, but for now I'm just trying to make good food choices. Exercise is out of the question right now. I've had difficulty with both my knees and lately my back and I have no intention of aggravating either one. But I'm hoping in a couple of months, maybe when 20#'s are gone it might be a possibility again. We'll see.

How are your efforts working out for you? Following any particular plan or course of action?
It's so good to hear from you, maybe we can get some weight off for good this year.

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