As I am enjoying my journey to lose weight certain things happen that make me feel uncomfortable and even embarrassed. Over the summer it was getting in and out of my kayak. I absolutely love kayaking I was so happy when we finally bought our ow... Read more
slip, fall solid ground
This week has been a little more trying than usual I had a cancer scare, I was questioning my commitment to my goal, and overall just feeling down about myself and life. I didn't eat like I should I didn't exercise like I should and didn't feel ... Read more
They found a mass
"don't worry, we found a dense area in your left breast" hmm how do you not worry? I have my appointment for a digital mammogram and ultrasound on Thursday and I am worried.
"Are you aware your blood pressure is high? Oh, your on pills for th... Read more
another month gone!
September was a pretty good month overall. A lot of exercise, eating habits improving, learning new things and working on my new outlook on life.
I have lost a total of about 11 pounds but I feel like I have already lost 100, my emotional bagg... Read more
Is waiting wrong?
Today as my husband and were at the grocery store I saw a woman, about my age in a cute little summer dress, hair and makeup done, nails polished and she just looked very nice. As I walked I said to my hubby, next summer that will be me. I wanna... Read more
exercise is becoming habit!
I am so excited, I am really starting to enjoy my work outs. I LOVE weight training, it makes me feel powerful! My cardio too is getting a little easier and I don't feel like I am going to die afterwards! Woo hoo!
I am still having some issues... Read more
100 is a big number
If I sit and think about how much 100 pounds is it is mind boggling, It isn't an amount (at this time) I could even think about lifting. 100 pounds the size of a Great Dane, Irish wolfhound..being 100 lbs overweight is scary. For a long time I h... Read more
I am learning it is all about learning....
I have been doing a lot of educating myself this time. Reading about goals, passions and keeping the drive going. I am also learning visualization, meditation and believing in ones self. It is funny how much power your mind alone has on your we... Read more
A Week in review...
I had a good week, of course there were ups and downs but overall things went well.
I am happy to say I have gotten my husband back on track too so that should make home life a little easier.
My biggest slip was lunch on Wednesday, I had an ... Read more
a note to Cherie (what it feels like to be 250lbs)
I am writing a blog to you today so a couple weeks, months and years from now you can remind yourself what it was like to be 250 lbs
Getting out of bed in the morning is hard, mostly because you don't sleep well at night. ... Read more
Feeling defeated (work not weight)
work is bringing me down. I have worked in the same place for 20 years and I used to love my job and now...not so much.
I know what people say, if you aren't happy leave, find another job well I have looked and looked and looked. I can not aff... Read more
Good bye March and hello April
Another month gone and another one beginning I just decided to take a look back.
I have made some great strides keeping up with my exercise. In part due to my fitbit which is my daily reminder to move! Along with the Fitbit is my son askin... Read more
25 lbs (2/29-5/30)
So I did the math today and if I lose 2 lbs a week and 3 lbs one of those weeks it is completely possible to lose 25 lbs by my birthday(6/4). I am very excited about this short term goal (or would this be a medium goal?) the best part is I know ... Read more
mind, body and soul
I have been on this journey many times, sometimes I did very well and other times not so much. This morning I woke up and decided I should work out. I got dressed and sat here all these things going on in my head, do I do strength training? do I... Read more
I have had a very exciting last couple of days here on Spark. I have lost 12 lbs since starting, I have reached my February goal of walking 100 Miles and I have increased all my weights in my strength training! It feels really good to be on such... Read more