300,000-349,999 SparkPoints 327,607
go to goodies page
Apple Cider
go to goodies page
Happy Thanksgiving
go to goodies page
Flower Pot

MIAMI_LILLY is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
Interact with MIAMI_LILLY
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

Update: I am currently a 49 year old mother of a retired rock star, and a daughter of Christ. 4 kids, 2 dogs, 4 cats, and a compulsive need to be a peace-keeper, which is not an easy job. I am warrior currently fighting the battle of the bulge (I may be losing), the aging process (I may be winning) and a teenage daughter (I AM winning...she just doesn't know it). I hope that not only my successes but my failures as well, will inspire, encourage, and motivate others on their journeys. Update: I’ve been a “success story” here on SparkPeople after losing 110 pounds. I have learned that maintenance is harder than losing, and weight has crept back on. After gaining 50 pounds back, I’ve been struggling to lose it. Currently, Im finding success with a combination of Intermittent Fasting (16/8) and low carb (not Keto). Whatever works. Update: 12/2018 New Year ahead and hopefully a new me. Still Intermittent Fasting but rather than low carb, I’m headed to a plant-based lifestyle. No longer eat red meat. Eventually I will give up animal proteins altogether. I suggest people educate themselves. Our meat-obsessed culture cannot be sustained. And cancer cells feed of animal proteins. The China Study...30 years of research cannot be discredited.

Member Since: 2/6/2010

Fitness Minutes: 116,421

My Goals:
I want to be physically fit, and feel good about about myself. I told my doctor I'd love to be the weight I was in H.S., but that is probably unrealsistic. She said, "You can do anything you set your mind to." And she's right.

My Program:
Elimating all those simple carbs, watching my portion sizes, eating every few hours to keep the metabolism up and drinking plenty of water. And don't forget about getting active. I'm aiming for at least 150 minutes of cardio per week. I don't hate exercise, but cardio feels best when it's over. I'm also doing strength training cause I love muscular legs, and for a woman my size, I have really poor upper body strenghth. That needs to change!

Personal Information:

I live in hot and humid Miami, and working out from May-October is absolutely dreadful.

I spent a ton of money earning a degree in Fine Art, and wound up becoming a housewife. No kids hand in incredible-looking it paid off.

Other Information:
I love cooking (which is how I got fat) and photography. Too busy to do much else. Some day, I would love to paint again.

Read More About MIAMI_LILLY - Profile Information moved here. (Updated July 6)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"

(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 current weight: 184.4 
Login to Leave Comment
    sorry to hear you are stuck in a rut... are you feeling better yet?
    3815 days ago
    Thanks for you kind comments! I almost cried!! How are you feeling? I hope much better? Did you get a workout in today? Take care of you my friend! emoticon
    3825 days ago
    Thanks for your comment... and yes, we can definitely support each other! Here's to a great week! emoticon

    3859 days ago
    Hey, thanks for stopping by! Hope you're having a good week. My mum is coming tomorrow! Yay! We're a close bunch so it's hard to be so far away from everybody~thank goodness for Skype! Still waiting for the PC to be picked up, it's not at 100%...annoying, that. Enjoy the rest of your week!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3865 days ago
    Hi Lily... It was nice to see you add me as a friend.. Great! I'll bet your weather is better today than mine is! I know that the last 2 days, though, were just like we were in Miami!! Not kidding. Hartford CT was 93 on Wednesday!!! Yikes...That's like, 50 degrees warmer than it should be this time of year! Just enough to tease us into wanting it to stay warm, but it won't. I had on shorts and flipflops and sleeveless. I wasn't ready for that yet!!! emoticon Believe me, total exposure needs to be limited til I get off at least 25 more lbs.!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon I'll wear a fat bathing suit if I have to, but I won't like it. Maybe I'll only go swimming after dark!! emoticon Now there's an idea! emoticon I do like swimming in the moonlite!! But you don't need a suit for that!!!! emoticon Be good and I hope to talk with you again soon. Robin emoticon emoticon
    3884 days ago
Member Comments (1123):  << First< Previous221222223224225Next >