See this image larger
11/19/14 at 190.6

See this image larger
9/19/14 200 pounds I have gained back every single pound I lost, plus some.

See this image larger
This is the me of today. 10/17/14 at 199 pounds.

go to goodies page
go to goodies page
High Five
go to goodies page

BLONDEDOG is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
Interact with BLONDEDOG
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

Hi! My name is Heather. I am 39 years old and I refuse to let my past define me. I honestly haven't come up with a goal at this time, I'm just trying to convince myself that I really want/can do this.

Member Since: 7/24/2009

Fitness Minutes: 21,254

My Goals:
My SMART Long term goal:

Specific = lose weight
Measurable = 72 pounds
Achievable = No more than 2 pounds a week
Realistic = Absolutely, I've done it before
Timely = By February 2015

My short term goals:

-Increase my cardio to 30 minutes per day 5-7 days a week.
-Weigh in on Mondays.
-Be a happier overall person.

My Program:
Cardio = 21 minutes on my bike in 3 minute cycles.

-1st 2 minutes at my normal pace
-3rd minuted at at least 1 - 2 miles an hour faster than my normal pace.
-Do a core movement every 3 minutes. Only doing this up to the 12th minute, would like to do it all the way up through my entire workout.

-Every Sunday I add on 3 more minutes of cardio per day. I am working up to 30 minutes a day. When/if I hit a plateau I will start uping it again.

Personal Information:
I am from good old Indiana. In case you haven't heard, there's more than corn in Indiana. I have a beautiful baby boy who lights up my world. He is the reason I work so hard every single day.

Other Information:
When I wonder about what my life would be like if I was at my goal weight I imagine a strong and courageous woman who isn�t afraid to face the world. She laughs more. She smiles more. She rarely gets sick. She waves to people she doesn�t know. Her state of mind is a complete 180 degrees. She is energized and she feels like she could conquer or comfort the world. Her hair is shiny, her skin is supple. Her eyes glow with the joy of what life holds out to her. She has the power and the desire to reach out with both hands and take all that is precious from her heart and share it with the world. She has the ability to feel passion, to exude passion. Her mind reaches a clarity it has never had in all of its 36 (or 37�anyone know how old I am?) years. She is bold, she is beautiful, she is strong, she is ME!

Read More About BLONDEDOG - Profile Information moved here. (Updated June 6)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"

(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 current weight: 216.0 
Login to Leave Comment
    Good luck with fitting in some exercise today! I think the trick is finding something that you like. I belong to an inexpensive gym, but it has some classes. I LOVE spin class, but only the instructor on Saturday morning. No one is paying attention to you, the music is blaring and you get a good sweat on! I also love golf, so I walk 9 holes, which ends up about 8,000 steps on my Fitbit on Sunday mornings. I try to strength train twice a week on the machines at the gym, and then throw in some treadmill and elliptical on several days. I don't overtrain on anything, so it seems sustainable. I used to try to exercise in the mornings before work, but when I didn't sleep well, it would be too easy to hit snooze! Now I go before I eat dinner (but I have a couple of open days that rotate so I can have a social life), and I found I sleep better too.
    1329 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Always here for you if you need to chat.
    1329 days ago
    I will say, I think I need to "thin" most of my house too! I can get rid of a TON of things I never wear even when I think I will. I can get rid of even more. It was a great feeling to get rid of some things. I went through my bras last night. There were bras there I had not worn in YEARS. Definitely not since I had had a child. I chucked them. I purged bathing suits. I think I'm just DONE. I'm done hanging onto dreams of a size I might not be. I vow to be happy regardless. I'm just going to enjoy my life. And purge the junk!
    1331 days ago
  • v DAWNFIRE72
    Thanks for your encouraging words on my latest blog. I am looking at the positives right now. I have only been gone a week from my "regular" 40 hour/week job and already I feel better and more relaxed. I never realized how much I hated that job until I didn't have it anymore.
    1332 days ago
    Bless you for your lovely comment. I could certainly do with a hug. X
    1333 days ago
Member Comments (1012):  < Previous12345Next >Last >>