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, October 25, 2007

Just need to vent. I am sooooooo angry.........

.........I could spit nails!!!!! The motto of "No one is denied access to the Y because of inability to pay" is a complete crock!!!!!!!!!

Do you know that someone who is trying to get healthy should quit WW and disconnect internet, not make any long distance telephone calls, and get this....... only spend $125.00 a month for groceries so you can give that money to the Y. After my total expenses a month I have about 50 bucks a month left (and those total expenses do not include a hair cut, wear some clothes that fit me or money for gas etc., those are luxury items) I was denied any financial assistance because according to them, I do not need WW or my internet and therefore can can pay out the well over $500.00 a year to become a member there. All I want to do is work with some weights so I can tone up this loose skinned body and get healthier.

I came home in tears but one good thing.... before last Feb., I would have come home and pigged right out, today I came home, cried and had a cup of green tea. Thank you WW and everyone supporting me on this journey to a healthier life. You are the best! Thanks for listening.

Been A While

It has been a few weeks since I have posted. Losses have been small the past couple of weeks, but any loss is a good loss and they add up quickly.

Most of my stress has been lifted with good results from the cardiologist. Just put my on cholesterol pills as a precautionary measure. It is not in the danger zone and the more weight I lose and the more exercise I get, it will only get better.

Still have not gotten a pic to post here. One of these days I will. I am going to see about joining the Y this afternoon. Hopefully things will be affordable and then let the workouts begin!!!!!!! Need to get tones up here big time! That's all for now.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Getting Close to Half Way!

Well another good week at WI. Am down another 2.8 pounds for a total of 56 pounds. 6 more pounds to go to the half way mark.

Had a great NSV this week..... I am down another size in jeans. Into a 42 now! Woohooooo! I still have to get a pic taken of me. Will work on getting that done this weekend so you can see the difference instead of just hearing about it!

Have to go for a stress test this afternoon. Think it is a total waste of time but my new doctor is very very thorough. Will see how it goes!