Tuesday, May 15, 2012

1st SP Blog - 03/18/2010

From here on out this is how I will format my blog posts from Sparkpeople.  So I'm posting the very first blog post I wrote on Sparkpeople.  I'm thinking I may do one a week or something along those lines.  I'd like to point out a couple differences in my blog.  First of all, I created my Sparkpeople account on February 7, 2010, but I did not actively start trying to lose weight until February 15, 2010.  I wanted to wait so that we could go out for Valentine's Day.  Secondly, I really was 5'3 at the beginning of my journey and by the this point in time in my journey I'm now 5'2, you can do the math.  ;)   Also, unrelated to the post, but I recently created a Facebook Page for my blog, you can find it at Lealah on a Mission and I encourage you all to follow me there, if you'd like.    Also, I wrote here about the Ragnar Relay event I'm participating in and I failed to mention then (mostly because I didn't know if I was allowed to) but a documentary is being made about us!  It's super exciting (um and overwhelming, maybe?) and we're really trying to spread the word.  So, if you really want to show your support, visit my team's Facebook page and like us!  Anyhoo, here is my post, hope it resonates with some of you!

Not so bad

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I was feeling really down on myself, and honestly all of a sudden I'm not really sure why. I've been a member since February 7 and it's not March 18th. That's a little over 5 weeks in which I've lost 15 lbs... So really, I'm right on track! Not just that, but I want to lose 125 lbs by this time next year, 15/125 = .12 which means I've lost 12% of my excess body weight. I'm 12% of the way through!!! Looking at it like that really let's me know that perhaps I'm not doing too shabby after all! And also, I went to Catos last weekend and bought myself a really cute bra on sale, course I kinda just kept my head down, tried it on briefly, bought the thing and scrammed cause hey who the heck am I to buy cute underwear?? I bought my usual size, 40C, well let's just say I'm having control issues... Even on the 40c I would usually wear it latched on the last notch. Well this thing is on as tight as it will go and it's still loose, how exciting! My pants have become a little loose too! I'm surprised to see such a difference with only 15 lbs weight loss, but hey I'm only 5'3, so I guess it's going to look it! I can visually see a difference in my back fat, too, so... yay! Anyhoo I've got to go work. Buh bye! emoticon


  1. I LOVE when I can see my weight loss in my back rolls! Such a weird thing to notice, but it's almost the first thing I notice when I gain/lose weight :)

    1. Me, too! I hate, hate, HATED my back fat! I was so exhilarated when I realized it was going away, and then when my collar bones started showing up was also a high point!

  2. I love this idea....You are amazing and I love reading your blog...I like seeing where you have been to where you are now. It really helps..thanks