Cardiology scare, which turned out to be nothing. After all the testing, end result- Exercise more and lose weight. Since June, when I first went to see the Doctor, I am down 40 pounds. Many more to go, but was l lacking in motivation for a couple of weeks this month, so I have come back to the Spark community.
Seeing all that nature has to offer, but from a distance, and knowing that if I want a closer look I'm going to have to get into the kind of shape that will let me hike up mountains and through endless woods and across fast-moving rivers.
"Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted" - John Lennon
current weight: 161.5
Fitness Minutes: (5,692)
10/23/18 3:25 P
Deep down you know exactly what you’re capable of. There’s even moments where you get a glimpse of all the potential you have. You can get there. You must be willing to sacrifice the habits, the things, the situations that are standing in the way of your success. Never Stop!
2014 Fall 5% Challenge Team Leader of SP Class of August 19-25, 2012 Team Leader of SP Class of November 27- December 3, 2011 Team Leader of SP Class of July 21-27, 2013 ____________________ "Continuous effort--not strength or intelligence--is the key to unlocking our potential." --Winston Churchill
August Minutes: 360
Fitness Minutes: (27,361)
10/9/18 3:00 P
I want to feel better, my health doesn't handle weight well. I'm not very obese but I feel the effects really bad just at 20 kg or so over my healthy weight.. There are obesity related illnesses in the family, my grandma died of a stroke and my mom gets blood clots very often so I'm worried.
It would also be great to be able to buy clothes from any store, I only buy very modest clothing so that makes it even more difficult when you only have a small choice to begin with, and you also need special sizes..
I want to feel strong and flexible too! I miss that. Longer walks, being able to move around easily.. Just living life.
I was sexually abused as a young child...a few times actually (now I am doing great)...so I'm sure I did the usual of making myself unappealing, as many survivors do...eating to fill that hole, eating to self-soothe, eating so nobody would look at me.
As I got older, though, it bothered me being called fat, being the tomboy and never being asked out. These days I relish in my single life because I choose it (I am a crazy cat lady, passionate about animal rights & protecting animals), but when I was younger, it caused me a lot of distress.
I had a really bad Mtn Dew addiction, became prediabetic, and the weight generally went up a few more lbs. every year. At 238 my doc said no more, I had to lose weight, especially with back & knee pain, a core that was basically nonexistent (on my way to getting more and more strength, thank god)....
And now my dad's health is failing a little more and more....and I am the only one who is willing to care for him. So it's all up to me...so I have a responsibility to care for him and can't if I can't move myself.
There are a lot of things that should have motivated - but did not. I was a single dad, so my kids. I have chronic health issues. Clothes were not fitting. I had to use the 'fat boy' seat on roller coasters... lots of stuff never motivated me.
What finally worked - I wanted to look better naked. Every night I would get out of the shower and avoid the mirror. I have heard this is not a good reason, but to me I think if it works... it is a good motivator!
I have celiac and other general digestive issues, so I feel sick constantly. I have a horrible relationship with food, which exacerbates the problem. I want to get healthy for my family and I want to feel well enough to enjoy life!
Tired of being sick. I had another rough pregnancy so I won't to be healthy for my sons. Eating healthy, now my nine year old is picking up those same healthy habits. I want to be around a long time for my kids and family. I also want to be happy with my body again.
1. My kids. I have a 9 year old and an 8 week old. I need to be healthy to take care of them. I need to be able to teach them a healthy lifestyle. 2. ME. I'm not healthy. Im overweight, I have asthma. Its just not a good combo. As I get older, the worse my health is getting. Time for a change.