Overcoming Obesity

Monday, February 15, 2010

Week 6 results - So close I can taste it

I hit the gym this morning and nearly shouted, I practically jumped for joy. Hold the press folks, I am 302 pounds! Three itty bitty pounds away from "TWO-VILLE!" Oh my goodness, I can nearly taste it, it is so close I can almost touch it!

Looking back over the last 6 weeks, all I can do is the happy dance. I am by far no where near my goal weight of 135 pounds however

-I have lost 28 pounds which just so happens to be an average two year old and a human brain (see what have u lost blog)
-I have gone to the gym 24 times this year
-I have walked 26 miles
-I haven't smoked in 5 weeks and 6 days
-I have counted calories and tracked everything I have eaten for 43 days strait
-I plan my meals in advance
-I pack snacks
-I take a healthy dish to parties to be sure I have something to eat
-I am using exercise to relieve stress
-I read nutrition labels
-I have more energy
-My body and joints feel better
-I am closer with my son, we walk at least 5 miles a week together
-I walk to the grocery store when I only have a few staples to grab
-I drink at least 12 glasses of water every day
-I try new foods
-I no longer fry foods
-I am having fun cooking healthy in the kitchen
-I can bend over and tie my shoes
-I can walk 3.5 miles without stopping
-I can put my panties on without sitting down (still a challenge but I can do it!)
-I can complete an entire HIP HOP ABS Video
-I can run around and play football with the kids

So in just 42 days, I have truly dedicated my energy to being a healthier person. I am on the road to overcoming obesity. I have fallen but I have gotten back up and I keep moving.

There are days I still fight with my desire to eat everything in sight but I am not giving up. 2010 is my year and I will no longer be trapped behind what I allowed my body to look like. I am learning to love my body and I appreciate my health. I feel myself getting stronger and I am so excited to see what I can do in another 42 days.

I want to give a special thanks to all my family, SPARK friends and anyone who may be following/reading my blog. Your support helps to keep me going and gives me hope. I appreciate you so much and I thank you for being there for me! HUGS and LOVE!

As always, one meal at a time, one day at a time!


  1. So excited and happy for you! I love reading your blog..you motivate and inspire me :) I got on the scale today and am really close to 300 too....I never thought I'd get excited about that, but like you, I want to get there and then keep on going...

    KTINNC (Spark name)

  2. Girl--these are some amazing acheivements. you have much to be proud of and so much invested in yourself. I think it's awesome!

  3. *HUGS*
    You are doing such an amazing job!
    I am soooo excited for you!

  4. I am so proud of you and you are such an inspiration! I always looked at people's stories and though wow that's really inspiring but it never stuck with me. Now whenever I head to the kitchen or what not I think what would you do. It has helped me in my own journey. So thank you so much!

  5. KTINNC - we will cross into "twoville" together :) Keep up all your hard work!

    Keelie - Thank you for the support and kind words:)

    Kelly - HUGS right back at ya hon! As always, love and appreciate your support :)

  6. aschul11 - thank you, how encouraging your feedback is. It's hard for me to imagine someone looking to me as inspiration or how I would handle something. It amazes me. I am accepting it more and I appreciate the complement. I've never really given myself enough credit and things are starting to change. I value myself more, I am loving me. I am so glad and touched to think that my experience may help someone elses journey. Thank you again for your kind words. Best of luck on your journey, I am here if you need anything.

  7. Congratulations! How motivating is it that you are nearing a huge milestone? I can't wait to be there myself. Heck, I can't wait until I can do some of the things you listed as accomplishment. (I have to sit to not just put on the panties, but the pants, the socks and the shoes! LOL!) I am so proud of you and thrilled to be on this ride now.

  8. You are such an inspiration! Congrats on your incredible success. Your determination and honesty is so motivating. I can second aschul11's comment about thinking about what you're doing when I'm making my decisions. I was at work today actually thinking about your blog and how your day was going. Weird? Hope not, its just that I've "met" so many incredible people on SP and I'm so grateful for that. I don't have the strongest support system at home but continue to feel stronger because of people like you.

  9. I have just discovered your blog this evening and must say WOW, to take charge and motivate yourself the way you have , with the accountability of all these ppl that now find you an inspiration(me included) my hats off to you girl, bravo!! i also struggle with the yoyo of weight gain/loss. sounds like you have learnt tons over the past few weeks and are doing awesome applying what you know. Keep fighting, and enjoying your success and i will continue reading. cheers to you!

  10. WOW!! That's super fantastic! Congratulations.
    I'm going to add you to my blog roll. I know your story will inspire others. :)

  11. Congrats on your progress!! I'm inspired!

  12. Aw, that's great! Good way to put things in perspective for yourself. And hey, I think that is how much my 2 year old weighs LOL! How far is the grocery store? Ours is about a 10 minute drive and though I've THOUGHT, I've not been brave enough to ever walk there!! Awesome job on everything!!

  13. Patty - I haven't mastered the socks and shoes yet either, but we both will be there before you know it!

    Jasmine - I'm flattered that your thinking of me and how I'm doing, wow, it makes me feel good :) I understand how it feels not to have the support you need at home, SPARK will help with that for sure!

    Nicole - The biggest thing I have learned is to forgive myself and keep going when I stumble. I always dust myself off and keep working towards the goal of being the healthier me!

    Kelly- I've made the blog roll??? How Cool, thank you for your support, it meas so much to me!

    CLD - Thank you for your kinds words, I feel honored

    Terrie - Wow, I've lost your two year old, LOL! I have a store that is only a quarter a mile down the road and I also walk to the video store which is only a mile and half. Thanks for your support!

  14. Your list of things you've accomplished is inspiring - keep it up. I saw your Sparkpage, and decided to come see your blog.