My Journey to a Thinner, Healthier Me

Welcome to my Blog. I hope you enjoy reading along as my journey goes along, my rants and raves, my successes and my disappointments.

About Me

I was born June 18th, 1961 on Father's Day to Earl & Martha Sibbald. Was raised in the township of Wainfleet where my parents still live in the house my father built. I have 1 younger brother. I graduated Port Colborne High School in 1978 and went on to Sheridan college where I studied animated cartooning. Do to major problem with my knees and many surgeries, I never completed my college education at Sheridan. I took piano lessons when I was younger and even won a Gold Medal in the Niagara Falls Kawanis Music Festival. I went on to learn how to play many instruments including, baritone sax, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar and bit of the banjo. I went on the road with a band from Oshawa for 3 years, playing all over Ontario before moving back to Niagara, living in Welland and played bass guitar in a few local bands for about 15 years. I Love to draw & paint. I am self taught in crocheting and I love all kinds of crafty things to do.

Weight Tracker

My Journey Begins Feb 1, 2007

  • Starting Weight: 299lbs
  • May 31/07: 270 lbs - 10% goal reached!
  • July 26/07 258.6 lbs. 40.4 pounds reached!
  • Sept 13/07: 248.4 lbs. 50.6 pounds lost!
  • Nov 1/07: 238.2 lbs 60.8 pounds lost!
  • Dec 13/07: 228.8 lbs 70.2 pounds lost!
  • Feb 14/08: 218.6 lbs 80.4 pounds lost!
  • Apr 24/08: 209 lbs - 90 pounds lost!
  • May 29/08: 198.8 lbs. 100.2 pounds gone!
  • July 10/08: 189 lbs 110 pounds gone!
  • July 17/08: 186.4 lbs
  • July 24/08: 184.8 lbs
  • July 31/08: 183.6 lbs
  • Aug. 7/08: 181.8 lbs
  • Aug 14/08: 183.4 lbs
  • GOAL!!!!!!!!!! AUG 21/08: 179.2 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!! Total lost: 119.8 lbs

Onto Maintenance Now

  • Aug 28/08: 178.4 lbs
  • Sept 4/08: 178.6 lbs
  • Sept 11/08: 177 lbs
  • Sept 18/08: 178 lbs
  • Sept 25/08: 175.6 lbs
  • Oct 2/08: 177.2 LIFETIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Dec 11/08: 172.4
  • Jan. 8/09: 169.4
  • Feb/09: 172.4 lbs
  • Mar 12/09: 174 lbs
  • April 9/09: 171.6

Marsha @ Crib Banquet 2009

Marsha @ Crib Banquet 2009
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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Another Goal Met!

Well I did it. I wanted to reach 40 pounds lost by the end of July and I did it! Another 1.2 pounds gone this week for a total of 40.4.

I am so proud of myself. Went and got my hair cut to celebrate. I know, it doesn't seem like much of a reward..... but a good reward to me non the less. I will reward myself with some shopping when I reach 50 pounds and I hope to see that by the end of September. I don't like to make my goals too far into the future. I find the mini goals make it so much easier than looking at the big picture.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Another Good Week

It was another good week, totally OP, and down 2.2 for a total of 39.2 pounds. So close to the 40 pound mark, yet not quite there!

A friend just bought a house and we are going out to dinner at Red Lobster on Saturday. Meal is all planned and points figured out. I find eating in a restaurant doesn't have to be a challenge if I plan ahead. With Red Lobster, it is great as they list all the NI for their Lighthouse Menu online and I decide what I will have before we get there.

I get so much support from the people on the Weight Watchers message boards. Everyone there feels like family. Thank You!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Great WI this week

I never bothered posting last week. Itwas very busy with a friend arriving from out west and also company from Ottawa. I stayed the same at WI.

WI this week was excellent. Am down 4 pounds and getting close to a new decade in weight. I am so proud of myself. Most of my activity this week has been in the form of walking and hope to get back on the bike again as soon as I get furniture changed around so I can get at my bike again. Have been OP for 154 days now. People at the WW meeting said it is really starting to show now for the amount I have lost. I am down 3 sizes in pants. Wooohoooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!