Having a great week & so PROUD of myself
Well, this week didn't start off very well. Trouble with my Invisalign left me feeling miserable and I really didn't feel like doing anything. Then Tuesday our modem died, so we didn't have internet for 3 days. That led to me not tracking my foo... Read more
"Hey, Fat & Ugly!"
I felt proud of myself yesterday. My boss and coworkers ordered pizza for lunch. I said "no, thank you. I have a salad." When my boss asked if I was sure, I told him I was, plus tomorrow (today) was weigh-in. He is a very sweet, albeit curious o... Read more
Letter to Myself
I have some things to say to you, and I'm afraid they're not going to be very nice. For far too long I have allowed your convoluted fear of embarrassment prevent me from being myself. I've allowed you to convince me that I prefer... Read more
My First 5k: A Survivors Tale
Just a few months after I started losing weight, I decided that I wanted to run a 5k. Of course I had to learn to run first. And that was a long time coming. I was ecstatic when I ran my first mile and amazed when I ran 2.
But then winter c... Read more
Why is it so hard sometimes to give ourselves compliments?
Today I bought my first pair of size 4 pants. They fit perfectly. Yet, my first thought when I buttoned them up was, this brand must run their sizes larger. And maybe they do. But why did I rob myself of that YAY! feeling? Why couldn't I revel i... Read more
Size 18 to size 6
Yep, that's right. A year and a half ago I was wearing size 18 (some 20s) pants, was 215 pounds, feeling miserable, defeated, and worthless. Now at 148 pounds, I just bought my first pair of size 6 pants and they actually fit! Woohoo!
Now, ... Read more
I haven't posted for awhile, so I figured I'd update. As of right now, I weight 148 pounds which is a total loss of 67 pounds, and I'm wearing size 8 pants (the first time I've ever worn a single digit since my age was a single digit, lol!).
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I have a little behind!
So today there was a yard sale up the street. In need of new clothes and never ones to pass up a yard sale, Mom and I headed up the street. I found a ton of new shirts and shorts for real cheap, but something even better happened. As we were loo... Read more
Ok, I'm not much for "sappy" songs, but I really like this one. I think most of us can relate to this. This morning as I listened to it on the radio, I realized that this song could have very well been written specifically for Sparkers losing w... Read more
The Trouble with Bras
I know I'm not alone in this. Finding the right bra is impossible it seems. And the bigger your chest, the harder it is. Recently, I've started wearing a stretchy cotton sports bra underneath a microfiber sports bra that's starting to get a bit ... Read more
Measurements 1 year later
Even though I started tracking my food in April, I didn't take my first measurements until May (and some a little later than that). But for the most part, here's how much I lost since last year. Measurements started after May will have the month... Read more
Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp: Starting Stats
Body Fat: 36.1%
Upper Thigh: 23.5
Lower Thigh: 16.5
Goal: To finally break free of the 160s that I've been stuck in all y... Read more
What I've Learned For Sure (1yr on SP)
Wow. Hard to believe it's been one year today since I finally took my life and health into my own hands. One year ago today, I came back to Sparkpeople (after joining and leaving twice before). I have to admit that I was pretty skeptical at firs... Read more
It's hard to believe
In less than 2 weeks, I will have been on SP for a year. A year! That's so much longer than any "diet" ever lasted, and it's still so hard to believe that I am where I am now.
This time last year, I was 52 lbs heavier, 3-4 pant sizes bigger... Read more
The Curse Is Broken!
At least I hope.
Weighed in this morning at 163, after being at 165 for at least a month or so. Wasn't expecting to lose anything, and actually was just hoping I didn't gain. What a surprise! Definitely gives me motivation to work even hard... Read more