The Fire is burnin RED HOT

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I have been on this journey going on 6 months and if you would have told me 6 months ago that I would be feelin this awesome, as well as, being under 300 pounds, I would have told you "that you are freakin NUTS".
Six months ago, I hated even getting out of bed. I didn't want to face a new day feelin the way I did (I was pathetic).
This week (my official breaking 300 week) I have to say "LIFE IS GREAT". My activity level, my attitude, and my confidence is at an ALL TIME HIGH.
The motivation of my friends here on SP, along with the support here at home is nothing less than remarkable (gosh I wish I would have had this revelation years ago).
I know what to do nutritional wise, that it's a no brainer (but I will always track my food). I can do special events without worries of over indulging, I look forward to getting out and excercising (I'm starting water aerobics tommorrow to keep my body guessing) and the lord has blessed me with an awesome garden to nourish my "healthy lifestyle". WHAT THE HECK COULD BE BETTER.

The Fire in me is still burnin.....AND IT'S RED HOT.
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  • no profile photo CD1389378

    4535 days ago
  • DEFLO31313
    Hi Mikeeo, You are so encouraging. I am starting water aerobics next week. I have moved to a new city, to be with my daughter and her family and don't know too much of anyone. I am planning on going back to college and starting a new life. It has been so lonely for me but I know things will get better when I get out and make some connections I have been doing a lot of exe. at home but will get out to the gym starting on the 1st of the month. I am building up my nerves. I get so discouraged at times and self esteem is at an all time low but I know it takes time and I will slowly get back to my old outgoing self thanks to people like you here at sparkpeople. Thank -you. emoticon
    4778 days ago
    Hey, MIKEEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is Susi, and I am SO happy to be saying hello to you again. I guess you noticed I sort of disappeared. It wasn't intentional, but the result was I'm BACK to square two - not quite a total regain, but a long trail ahead, nonetheless.

    I want you to know that you are one of my biggest motivators. SOOOOOOOOOO whatever you're doin', whatever you're up to, please know that just knowing you were here at SP helped bring me back.

    My kids are in school now. I miss them, but all of a sudden I have my very own time, and that's why I'm back to SP. I didn't mind giving all my time to my family, but now that they're busy with other stuff, I realize how much of my time I gave.

    I haven't done any big deals on weight loss since April, but today I'm ready to do the SP THANG once again. I guess I'll start with monitoring my water and making sure I exercise at least a little today. In fact, I think I'll go do some water aerobics this morning!

    So Mike, wish me luck, as I wish you all good things. I noticed you haven't posted since late June. I'm hoping you're still here, and still in good health. If not, I'll be pulling for you. Let me know when you return.

    5086 days ago
  • no profile photo SHADOWDUCHESS
    Phenomenal job my dear and I'm so astoundingly proud of you and your efforts.
    Just wait, you're already charming as it is so when you get down to being so trim and slim the women won't know what hit them.
    Hope the gardening and your family matters are going well!


    5110 days ago
    You're doing a great job. Water aerobics is so wonderful. Also, it helps you to get agile to complete things outside the water.
    5115 days ago
    Dear Friend,

    In my mind you are RED HOT !!!!! Keep that FIRE a BURNIN !!
    5125 days ago
  • BRANDY1116
    im so glad i met you when i did! your just the lil "spark" i need! i enjoy your posts and thoughts more and more each time i read them! really gettin to kno you and realize what a terrific person you are! inspiring so many..taking time out to make each one of us feel special, when you are the one who is truely special! thanks so much for being there for me and i cant put into the right words to express how proud i am of you for 6 months down and making the 180 in your life with ease, and being a role model for the rest of us to see! keep up your inspiring work!
    5137 days ago
    Hi Mike,

    I am soooooo very PROUD of you !!! You are doing an AWESOME job. You GO FRIEND !!! Keep up the FANTASTIC work.

    Keep that RED HOT Fire a Burnin !!!

    Luv Ya Friend,


    ((( HUGGS )))
    5138 days ago
    You are special Mike! Congrats on how far you've come already, and I know without a doubt, that you will be one person who makes his goal and keeps it! You are an encouragement to all who cross your path! I am thankful to have found Sparkepeople and especially this group of wonderful, caring people!
    5139 days ago
    Awww- I am so happy and proud of you!!!! Y ou have to tell me about water aerobics. I plan on swimming my butt off at my parents this summer:)
    5140 days ago
  • SLUGGO312
    wow, that's great! congratulations! Very happy for you.
    5141 days ago
    Mike, you are such a blessing to us! Thank you & CONGRATS!!!
    5142 days ago
    That fire is RED HOT b/c YOU are red hot! :o) Good for you for starting water aerobics. Hubby and I took the kids swimming today and got quite a workout! He took them over to the kiddy pool for a while so I could get some laps in. I'm pooped! And it's really kicked my scale in the booty! It's the boost I needed. Let me know how it goes! And remember...no Speedos! :o)
    5142 days ago
  • RAROBE01
    That is awesome, keep it going!
    5142 days ago
  • JENBUG28
    Mike you are so awesome! Congrats on getting under 300!! That is a HUGE achievement! :0)

    Water aerobics huh?!?! I had my first 'taste' of that last night and really enjoyed myself! Have fun!!

    5142 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1527838
    Mike you are doing SO great! You are such a positive force on Spark People...I think that there are a lot of us here that couldn't do this with out your encouragement and support...I am happy to be able to share this journey with you, it makes it so much easier with friends...Good luck with your water aerobics, that sounds like fun! *hugs* ~Jenn~
    5143 days ago
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