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
click on image for a few more photos

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Stellar Week!

Well I did much better at WI this week than I thought I would. Am down 3.2 pounds! Wooohooo! I will soon be entering a new decade and am 2.8 pounds away from the 50 pounds lost mark!
I also had an NSV this week..... I had kept a pair of Levi's that I have not been able to wear in years. I put them on a couple nights ago and they fit me perfect! Actually a little big in the butt, but I am not complaining.

So a new month starts Saturday. I want to lose 1/2 the total weight I want to lose by Christmas this year. Here's hoping it will be just that! 15 pounds to go for that 62 pound goal for Christmas. I think that is totally doable.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Another Good Week

I have been pretty busy as of late helping a friend renovate her house and have been neglecting this blog.

WI was this morning and had another great week. Down another 1.4 pounds for a grand total of 44 pounds. I was hoping to make 50 pounds by LabourDay but it won't happen. So close though and I am very proud of myself. Had 3 NSV's this week (an NSV is a non-scale victory). #1 was about a month ago I went out and bought a new pair of jeans and a top. Well after 1 washing the top shrunk and it hung in the closet. I put it on this past week and it fit me again!!!!!!!!!!!! #2 is those jeans are big on me now. #3 was the 30+ Activity points I earned this week walking, painting my friend's house and started using some light free weights for upper body workout.

Well here's to another good week this week on and off the scales. I will have a new updated picture to post when I hit the 50 pounds lost mark!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

MIA for a couple weeks

I have been very busy these last few weeks helping my friend renovating her now house. So busy I forgot to update my blog but it's all done now! I am slowly but surely getting closer to the 50 pounds lost mark. This weeks WI brings me to 42.6 pounds lost to date. Woohooo!