SHERYLDS
60,000-79,999 SparkPoints 74,583
SparkPoints
 
Photos
See this image larger



See this image larger
A New Administration...WOW, I had almost forgotten what normal felt like.



See this image larger
5% Winter CHALLENGE.... LET''S GO TEDDY BEARS 2021


SparkGoodies
go to goodies page
Gold Star
From:
2021 Winter 5% ...
go to goodies page
Valentine
From:
SVELTEWARRIOR
go to goodies page
Valentine
From:
TERMITEMOM
Awards

SHERYLDS is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
 
Interact with SHERYLDS
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts


We control how we respond to life. You choose to appreciate what you have and sail forward or you focus on what is behind and drown. I am a realist who has decided that for the rest of my journey, I am going to enjoy all the humor life has to offer. Because the world has gone nuts. I believe positive people bring a little sanity into this CRAZY world. And the only antidote for the madness, is to have some good laughs along the way.

My highest weight was 285 in 2008. The doctor told me I was prediabetic, I was starting to develop metabolic syndrome, I had reached the 3X size, and I was headed for disaster. Fear can sometimes be your friend; it scared me enough to take off 35 pounds fast...but old habits die slowly and the weight crept back. A co-worker told me about Spark People. He knew I could use some help. I joined up, started tracking, started exercising, started reading the articles, and the blogs. I was part of a community. I identified with a lot of the stories and the feelings behind them. The more involved I became, the more good habits I developed. It isn't a one size fits all world, And SparkPeople isn't a one size fits all community. You decide which path to travel. You decide how hard to work at it. You decide how much of a challenge you need and how fast to take those steps. But working together with like minds means you have the support, the encouragement, and a great source of information to get you there. There is no GIVING UP on SparkPeople; you may trip a little but the support helps get you back on track. It's just a matter of opening that window, letting in some fresh ideas, and stretching yourself. Change your mind; change your habits; change your life.

"Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment. "

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." ~~Maya Angelou

“Feelings are much like waves, we can't stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf.” ~~ Jonatan Mårtensson


Member Since: 11/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 26,153

My Goals:
get to normal weight, ingrain a healthy lifestyle, and enjoy life in the present, get back in shape, and make as many friends as I can. Lose 5% of my weight during the SUMMER 5% CHALLENGE.
Go TEDDY BEARS


My Program:
whole foods aiming for 7-9 servings of freggies , low carb, low salt, and no refined sugar.
goals = 1200-1500 cals, exercise plan-- Spark People Videos, Dancing, walking, and cool down.....I'm really good on cooling down....I could give lessons.



Personal Information:
Height 5'10"+ . Always struggled with weight. Escaped from NYC, hiding in Jersey. Looking for the 'perfect' man, someone who doesn't have a criminal record, doesn't talk to people who aren't there, and isn't on drugs, or make others want to take drugs, while with him. Funny how people in the movie ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST seem so normal now.


Other Information:
We Live In A Crazy World Where Life Doesn't Make Sense Half The Time. Humor Is A Coping Mechanism And Seeing The Glass Half Full Is A Choice. Remember ... We are the stuff stars are made of. Hope We Can Share A Smile.




Read More About SHERYLDS - Profile Information moved here. (Updated January 23)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"








(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 Pounds lost: 4.0 
0
3
6
9
12
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v HEART4HOME
    Hey there. I am doing good. I worked really hard today. I was sweating soooo much and it was awesome. Thanks to you I tried some more Zumba last night. It was only a few minutes on YOUtube but boy was it challenging. Have a great week. emoticon
    3946 days ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    Thanks. I had a great birthday.
    3946 days ago
  • v THECRAZYMANGO
    Thanks Sheryl! I am turning into a beautiful butterfly! I just sometimes seem to not like me as much.. I still jiggle too much! Than I think about where I was and where I am going and I emoticon . It tends to help to have great friends like you to remind me of it now and than too!

    I did not go to the gym today.. and I don't know if I am going to. It is 74` and emoticon !!! I did go for a 3 mile emoticon . Currently, I am thinking of maybe going for another walk and working out on the elliptical (I can read than)!

    Hope your day is going great! Now get out there and WALK! Hehe!
    Savannah
    3947 days ago
  • v THECRAZYMANGO
    Yeah, pictures tend to help but today, I was like is that really what I look like? Now my mom is having trouble sending it to me. Maybe that is a good thing, haha! Sometimes I struggle with my shape as well but we will get there!

    Thanks for encouragement!
    3948 days ago
  • v THECRAZYMANGO
    Hey!!!

    I was out of town for the weekend at my parents.. they have no internet! emoticon I had my mom take pictures of me this weekend so I can see my progression. I definitely did not like them!!! Maybe I can use them for motivation! emoticon

    How did your weekend go?!
    3948 days ago