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Getting BACK to the BASICS!!

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Me wearing a size 10 dress and a M sweater!! July 26, 2009

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A Beautiful Change Is Coming!!

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My Metamorphosis...2009, It's my TIME!!

It is defined by Merriam~Webster that metamorphosis is change of physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means or a striking alteration in appearance, character, or circumstances.

Truly this is what I am longing to do. This is what I am going to do!!

I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13

Thanks for stopping by my page!! My name is Carla. I had a beautiful baby girl named, Ava Grace on 2/4/08. With the pregnancy, I gained 60 lbs. At the time when I found out I was pregnant, I was doing Weight Watchers and was very successful with it. At 5'8", I was 21 lbs away from my goal of 164 lbs.

Throughout my baby girl's pregnancy I was very nervous at how much weight I would gain...With my son, I had gained 85 lbs, totaling a high of 270 lbs by the time that I gave birth. Additionally, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my pregnacy with my son. With my daughter, I started off well with my weight gain but it soon crept up totally 60 lbs, bringing me to a whopping 245 lbs. Yes, I was disappointed, but when I look back at what God has blessed me with, she was worth it. I felt God's love and grace throughout the entire time that I carried her. Even today as I look at her, I know that God had his hand upon her life. She is more beautiful than I could have ever imagined!! I can say that I ate more healthy and I didn't have gestational diabetes and no swelling!! Most of all she was healthy!! God is so good!!

Although, I was a member of SparkPeople since 7/3/08 I didn't start seriously until 9/15/08. Since 9/15/08, I continued to have many obstacles with food and fitness. My DH is a pastor so we have a lot of "food" functions that we attend along with our members cooking food and baked goods for us and our family. This has been extremely challenging for me. My weight has been up and down...I learned that I had an unhealthy relationship with food and fitness most of my life. I wanted to eat what I wanted to eat along with NO exercise. I hated exercise. I have lost tons of weight before without exercising. But this time it just wasn't coming off like it used to...I started off with baby steps and started with my eating and then introduced exercise slowly. We still have those "food" functions to attend and we still get food made for us on a weekly basis but I have to be strong and think about what Carla wants...Does she want to look and feel good? or Does she want to eat whatever and whenever and be fat?

I definitely want to look and feel good!! I want to be comfortable in my skin...I want to know that when people are looking at me, that they are looking at how good I look and not how BIG I am!!

So with that being said, I am "Done being the fat girl"!!
I am "Done being the fat wife"!!
I am "Done not being able to fit into the clothes that I like"!!
I am "Done feeling uncomfortable"!!
I am "Done having rolls on my body"!!
I am "Done with my weight going up and down"!!
I am "Done making excuses"!!

Are you "Done"?





~~~January 2009~~~
SW: 209.6
EW: 206
Total January WL=3.6 lbs

~~~February 2009~~~
SW: 206
Total February WL=6.4 lbs

~~~March 2009~~~
SW: 201.2...had a 1.6 gain leaving Feb. going into Mar.
EW: 192.4
Total March WL=8.8

~~~April 2009~~~
4/04/09- Up .6~Thanks to those jelly beans!!
4/11/09- Lost 1.8!!~Said NO to "candy!!
4/18/09- Lost 1.2!!
4/25/09- Lost 3.8!! All right now!! Work it girl!!

~~~May 2009~~~


When I need motivation...

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan
I'm a survivor, I'm not gonna give up!
I'm not gon' stop, I'm gonna work harder!
I'm a survivor, I'm gonna make it!
I will survive, Keep on surviving!
Destiny's Child
Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.
Marcia Wieder
Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin.
Robert Collier
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Lao Tzu
We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.
Stephen Covey
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~GREAT TIPS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1. The scale isn't everything

To stay motivated, try finding other ways to measure your progress instead of stepping on the scale. Try some benchmarks that actually matter. Some may be tougher to measure than others, some are more subjective. But we think you'll find that these measurements can still be a lot more meaningful and motivating.

Take some of these regular measurements to stay motivated, even if the scale isn't moving:

* Body Measures – dress size, waist, hips, neck, arms, fitting into favorite clothes

* Performance – more endurance during exercise, doing them at a higher level, jumping higher, walking longer, running faster, playing a sport better

* General Feeling – rate energy level, rate attitude and outlook, track how often you feel very sleepy during the day, rate your confidence level

* Health – blood pressure, cholesterol level, blood sugar level

* Intangibles – how you look, compliments you receive, how others respond to you

Member Since: 7/3/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,601

My Goals:
November 25, 2008
My ultimate goal is to be a size 10. I currently wear a size 12 in suits and jeans & dress pants.

My current goal weight is set at a weight where I think that I will be able to fit into a size 10. If need be I will alter my goal weight when the time comes.

My Program:
Currently, I am following Weight Watchers Program. I am also committing to a work out regimen of minimally 5 days a week. I track ALL of my food daily. If it isn't tracked on Spark, I do use a food journal.




Personal Information:
I am originally from Camden, NJ born and raised. I got married to my DH from Philadelphia, PA and moved there. We lived there for 4 years and my DH was called to become a pastor in Akron, OH!! We love it here so far!! We have 2 beautiful children Andrew David & Ava Grace!! :-)

Other Information:
To whom much is given, much is required...
Wish List~
1. New running sneakers~Came true!!
2. New workout clothes~Came true!!
3. Polar F6 Heart Rate Monitor ~Came true!!
4. Upgrade my iPod

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    Hey, how are things going? I just thought I would come by and check on you.
    4441 days ago
    Hi and welcome to the I Hate Exercise team! I'm so glad that you chose our team as one to join! I know that within our team that you will find the support, motivation, encouragement and even humor that is needed to help you to be successful in your journey to a new and healthier you! I'm really looking forward to getting to know you a lot better as the days go by.

    We have several threads on our team, including a daily check in thread. It's where a lot of us go when we get the chance and see what's going on with one another and to let them know what's going on with us too. And it's a great place to get to know your team mates and to get that extra support when you need it. I highly recommend posting on it! The team is great about handing out hugs and warm fuzzies whenever someone needs it. You'll love the team. We also have some team challenges and goals set up, so make sure you check those out and feel free to join in on them. There are also a couple of fun threads too.

    Please let us know if there is anything that you need or if you have any questions and we will be more than happy to help you out any way that we can. And if you have any suggestions for the team, then don't hesitate to mention them. See you on the boards!

    co-leader "I Hate Exercise" team
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    4447 days ago
  • v PRUE78
    Hello and welcome to Sparks!!!

    4451 days ago
    Welcome to BBQ emoticon ,

    Your name is definitely a key to meeting your goals emoticon .

    You have chose one of the best teams on the Spark forum, use the tools that are available ... set those goals, plan your meals and exercise is key to reaching the goal.

    The model is a good incentive if you are able to visualize your self right there. You can do it!!!
    Share your success and failures here where no one will judge you . We are in this together. Hope to see you around. emoticon


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    4452 days ago
  • v MICKEYD4
    Hi and welcome to BBQ, much success on your weight loss journey. you have beautiful children. mickey
    4452 days ago
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