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So, I'm at it again! I'm fundraising for cancer. This time it's for Blood cancers as part of the Team in Training sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I'll be participating in a triathlon in Philly in late June. I should probably have my head examined, but I am so excited about it. I'll swim almost a mile (in the schuykilll yuk), bike for 25 and then run for a little better than 6 miles.
If you told me 4 years ago that I would be doing this, I would have laughed out loud. If you want to donate, you can do so by following the link below:
Glad to hear you are keeping yourself busy Donna! Weekend was productive.. we cleaned out our office. shredded some paperwork dating as far back as the 90's.. why, oh why did we think we needed to hold on to things that long? Am excited as I am training to do a triathlon in June.. I should probably have my head examined, but I'm determined.
Hope you are doing well!!
So glad you decided to share this! Such an awesome Wow. This is a Wow Chart topper!
Thank you Donna! My trip was amazing. I think you can get to the album on FB even if you are not on it with the following link, not sure. Someone recently said to me to get rid of what tires you and to surround yourself by what inspires you and it is a good mantra. I think I read that you are subbing this year, which is awesome. Glad to hear it.
I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season as well!! xoxo
I haven't been posting here, but a few people reached out to me and I appreciated it, so I am posting about my 3 year. I only had this in my blog, but decided to post here. It's going to sound like a boast, because it is. I'm proud of myself. Wow... I'm saying that.. I'm proud of myself.
This journey has been surreal. In October, I took the most amazing trip - half way around the world to China, Tibet, Nepal and Thailand. Hiked to an elevation of 18,200 and am blown away at being able to accomplish this feat. It did not come without hard work, discipline and an amazing support network. Am blessed.
Am happy to be maintaining. Am blown away that I am actually making time to exercise to maintain. I catch myself and need to keep my food in check. I am on the scale daily.. just part of my accountability routine. Am a size 4/6 from a 22/24, am 135 lbs down from 256, have a BMI of 21.8 from 41.3, have a body fat percentage of 21.3 (god knows I was 80% grease before), I have a new lease on life, am loving skiing, biking, hiking and taking classes at the gym.
I allow myself some indulgences, but try not to allow it in excess and have been able to keep myself in check. Regain scares the crap out of me and I have seen so much of it. I know I'm still a baby in this journey as I have the rest of my life ahead of me to continue to maintain, but I am determined to do so.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
loving this new life,
I haven't been on in quite some time, mostly because life has become "normal" and I've made the new lifestyle part of my life and have been doing well. But I will say that I was honestly glad to see you call this out in a post, because it is sad to see how the board has changed even in the topics posted. Mostly roll calls - representing the last 50% of the posts. Not as much of the weight loss / maintenance related struggles / food and workout posts, thoughts, ideas, helping others through tough times with an element of trust is fractured and I agree with Nicole, this will pass. I'm coming up on 3 years in a few days and don't feel that this is the same place to share my successes and struggles anymore and have been "unfriended" in the facebook world without any explanation of what my specific offenses were. So, coming here is not the safe place for me due to an act that made me feel unwelcome here and post sparingly. This is also why I don't go to Barix anymore. I will be honest that I miss it and miss this board, but I have found a few very close friends that provide me the wls support I need, are compliant, are succeeding, and are accountable and that is where I turn or support when I need it.
I probably come on here once every few months now and have posted when I have come on. I don't comment on everything when I come on, but usually do post on at least 1 thing when I'm on.
As always, I wish nothing but success to all on this board and thank you for calling this out Donna. I hope you are well.