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Okay, so I still rock, because I'm always worth loving myself. But it is interesting to lose all the weight you want and then turn around, lose a little focus on what got you to your goal in the first place, and then have to come back and try again.

The good news: Trying again, getting back on your feet after you fall - that's all healthy and normal. Giving up or giving in isn't an option. And really, it's only about five pounds. I'm NOT right back where I started from. Not even close. Sure, my clothes are a little tighter and I don't like the way that feels, but I KNOW what to do about it and it's just a matter of doing it.

I jumped back onto the Spark People site, which I realize I never should have jumped off. It's true - it has to be a lifestyle change or it's just not going to be a long-term success. I really don't want to have to go up and down the scale (and up and down emotionally) every few months. It's not healthy and I'm worth more than that.

What got me to my goal was relatively simple: log my food, eat honestly, stay connected to the support of my Spark friends and my own family, and exercise (even when I'd rather sit in front of the tv and eat something sweet).

Most importantly, I'm not looking at this as a step backwards. If you count all the years I spent doing seriously unhealthy things to gain and to lose weight, then this is really just a learning process and nothing more. I'm not a failure - far from it. I'm human. I'm a learning, thinking, ever-changing person who is never going to get it all right - not even close! However, if I don't give up and I don't give in (which, remember, I said was NOT an option), then I'll come out the other end of whatever I need to learn a stronger, healthier, happier me.

Did I mention I was worth that???


Member Since: 1/13/2009

Fitness Minutes: 26,762

My Goals:
Exercise, eat right, fit into the clothes, and get healthy!!!


My Program:
Tae Bo at least three times per week, strength training a couple times per week, and logging my food every day.



Personal Information:
I'm from Southern California in the Temescal Valley area of Riverside County. I've got a great husband, two healthy kids, and a home I love.


Other Information:
If I don't laugh often on a daily basis, I feel like I'm not truly living. Have you made someone laugh today??? What about yourself???




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  • v KAMAPERRY
    emoticon I feel your pain about your loss.
    3725 days ago
  • v PATTI24
    no I have not tried yoga although the idea has crossed my mind
    3735 days ago
  • v APMAC_D
    Good luck with the trip to Ohio. I am sure your Grandma will appreciate you coming. I thought she had passed, then I read your blog and felt stupid LOL
    3738 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/22/2010 11:58:46 AM
  • v KAMAPERRY
    It is like nite and day how much better I feel!! emoticon
    3738 days ago
  • v WILLOWWINDS
    Just popping in to say "Hi" and wish you a Wonderful Day!

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    If Only We Believe...
    Author Unknown


    To believe is to know that every day is a new beginning.
    It is to trust that miracles happen and dreams really do come true.

    To believe is to see angels dancing among the clouds, to know the wonder of a stardust sky and the wisdom of the man in the moon.

    To believe is to know the value of a nurturing heart, the innocence of a child's eyes and the beauty of an aging hand, for it is through their teachings we learn to love.

    To believe is to find the strength and courage that lies within us when it is time to pick up the pieces and begin again.

    To believe is to know we are not alone, that life is a gift, and this is our time to cherish it.

    To believe is to know that wonderful surprises are just waiting to happen, and all our hopes and dreams are within reach . . . if only we believe.


    3747 days ago
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