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Week 4 - Pass The Freggies Challenge!! Stats

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday= 8 servings
Sunday= 10 servings
Monday=
Tuesday=
Wednesday=
Thursday=
Friday=

  


Week 3 = Pose Off! Challenge

Friday, April 03, 2009

week 3 Yoga Poses Challenge

Saturday
Tree Pose Y
Plank Y
Sun Salutation Y
Childs Pose Y
Triangle Pose Y
Bonus Pose posted on team chat N

Sunday
Tree Pose Y/No
Plank Y/No
Sun Salutation Y/No
Childs Pose Y/No
Triangle Pose Y/No
Bonus Pose posted on team chat Y/No

Monday
Tree Pose Yes
Plank Yes
Sun Salutation Yes
Childs Pose Yes
Triangle Pose Yes
Bonus Pose posted on team chat Yes

Tuesday
Tree Pose Yes
Plank Yes
Sun Salutation Yes
Childs Pose Yes
Triangle Pose Yes
Bonus Pose posted on team chat Yes

Wednesday
Tree Pose Yes
Plank Yes
Sun Salutation Yes
Childs Pose Yes
Triangle Pose Yes
Bonus Pose posted on team chat Yes

Thursday
Tree Pose Yes
Plank Yes
Sun Salutation Yes
Childs Pose Yes
Triangle Pose Yes
Bonus Pose posted on team chat Yes

Friday
Tree Pose Yes
Plank Yes
Sun Salutation Yes
Childs Pose Yes
Triangle Pose Yes
Bonus Pose posted on team chat Yes

  
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CAROLKCP 4/10/2009 10:30PM

    Thanks for the dedication. everyone on our team did great w/ the challenge.

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My Journey as an Overweight Woman

Sunday, January 04, 2009

I'm going to start by saying....I wasn't always FAT. I remember being 16, full of life and energy and how good it felt being slim. I have the pictures to remind me everyday posted on my fridge. I was very active way back then. I would go to the dance every friday night and dance the night away. I enjoyed skiing and walking to the local store where most kids hung out everyday. It was a 30 min walk and I would sometimes go there 4 to 5 times a day walking back and forth on the weekends until mom said it was time to come in. I took care of myself then. What happened to that teenage girl..... well life happened that's what. I started dating my husband at 17 and from then on I started putting on the weight. I would walk less and didn't go to the dance as much. We were always driving somewhere and eating out more often. Of course I didn't realise at the time that I was gaining, although I remember one time getting into a pair of jeans and they just wouldn't fit anymore so I went out and bought a new pair 1 full size bigger. Then they wouldn't fit and well you know the rest.

I was attending university when I realised that I went from 160lbs to a whopping 254. I never stepped on a scale during the time I was gaining and it never crossed my mind that I had gained that much weight until I got pregnant and went to the doctor. I was horrified. As the pregnancy progressed I gained even more 70lbs to be exact. I tried very hard to lose the weight after I had given birth to my daughter and I did lose much of the weight but then I got pregnant again 2 years later and gained another 80lbs. I was at 325 the night I went into labor I remember because I weighed myself.

It's been a struggle since the birth of my youngest daughter who is now 13. In the last 19 years from the time I met my husband to the birth of my baby girl I gained 184lbs. That's 9 lbs a year!!!! Doesn't seem like a lot but it is. It has impacted my life in the worst possible way . I don't attend family functions for fear of being looked at or laughed at. I don't like to get my picture taken because I'm afraid to face the reality of what I look like on the outside. I see myself in the mirror everyday but somehow I don't look as fat as in the pictures. My mind is playing tricks on me it's not showing me the truth.

Well no more lying or hiding....I'm done being the fat girl. I know that I won't look the way I did when I was a teenager my body has changed to much for that but I can get back to a healthy weight and live a healthy life and that's where my focus is for 2009. I just to want to be free and live the best life I can live. We only get one chance out of this life and I'll very dissapointed if I didn't give it my best shot.

I'm finally ready.....

Patricia

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TWEETSMOM 3/6/2009 8:55PM

    well, you have captured my life in a nutshell!!! i felt like i was reading my life's story!!!!

good luck on your journey - with the support available here @ spark, we should be able to reach our goals..............

here's to our new selves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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March 25, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I haven't been consistent with my exercises these last 2 weeks and I need to get back on track before my old habits take control of me.

Here is my Exercise Schedule for March 24-28

Monday
Step-aerobics 30min
Walking 30 min
Core exercises 15min

Tuesday
Walking 90 min

Wednesday:
Step Aerobics 30min
Walking 30min
Upper body exercises 15min

Thurday:
Walking 90 min

Friday:
Step Aerobics 30min
Walking 30min
Jump rope Video 10min

Total exercise min: 395
Total Calories Burned: 4290

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOPARQUEEN78 3/28/2008 1:11AM

    Great plan girl! I know you can do this because you are a strong and amazing woman :)

Your friendship, support and kind words mean SO much to me. Thanks for everything!!

Love ya too!

~Katie

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Taking Back my Life

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Only I have the power to change my life....Sparkpeople is a great tool to help me achieve my goals but I am the one who has to work hard to make sure those goals are met. For so long I have deprived myself of a healthy body. I have neglected myself for the needs of my family...I always put them first not knowing the damage that was happening on the outside. When I realized what those damages were, I weighed in at 344lbs. Putting myself first does not mean I love my family less but means I love them enough to want to stick around for a very long time. I know in my heart that I work hard everyday to meet my goals...sometimes I fail but now I have the courage to get back up thanks to my spark friends. I am very proud of what I have accomplished so far...and I plan on going all the way. I've always had the will and the power to lose the weight I just had to decide when I was worth giving myself that second chance....and that chance is now.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KATHYS_JOURNEY 4/1/2008 1:25PM

    Patricia, you said this so well. I agree with you 100% and wish that I were as able to meet daily goals and continue after stumbles. This is good stuff.

Kathy

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WIFEALF 2/4/2008 10:10AM

    This is so true,we have to be termined to do this,No one else can make us we have to be the ones!!

Have a great week!

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