BECKYF3506's SparkPeople Blog BECKYF3506's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I hope I lose more than ONE pound this year! Almost into August, which means 2014 is a little more than half-over already. I was checking to see how much progress I've made and it looks like (after accounting for the yo-yo'ing I've done over the last few months) I've lost a total of ONE pound so far this year. <BR> <BR> Actually, not even one pound, more like point-eight. <BR> <BR> That's right. On January 1st I weighed 283.8, and this morning I weigh 283. Hmm... <BR> <BR> There are about 20 weeks left in this year. If I could take ... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:42:43 EST "Super morbidly obese"--I hate that phrase! I was reading one of the Spark success stories this morning, and the phrase "super morbidly obese" caught my eye. That means having a BMI of 50 or above. <BR> <BR> I fall into that category myself right now. BMI=52 this morning at 284 lbs. <BR> <BR> I went to do a little more reading about it, and didn't like what I saw. I don't agree with some of it either. One thing I read is that for many "smo" people, the only thing that will help to take off weight is surgery. Not for this girl!!! <BR>... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:01:08 EST My sit-less summer While it was still cold this Spring, I told myself that I'd sit a lot less this summer, and stay as active as possible. <BR> <BR> Well, that's easier said than done when it's nearly 90 degrees with high humidity. Ugh. <BR> <BR> But we're heading towards the end of July, and even though we still have plenty of hot days ahead, Fall is coming (yay!) and I still have time to try to sit less for the rest of the summer. <BR> <BR> I'm still wearing my Fitbit, so I'll try to keep increasing my ste... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:33:52 EST How much does stuff weigh? I've lost almost the amount of our pug, or a tire, or almost two 10-pound bags of sugar according to this. That's really not too shabby when you think about it. <BR> <BR> How much have you lost? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:14:01 EST 280 today Just 3lbs left of the regain, then I'm in fresh-loss territory again. <BR> <BR> I decided that I really like being able to see how active I'm being each day, so I'm wearing my Fitbit today. <BR> <BR> My Labor Day mini goal is now just 6lbs away. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Sunday, everyone! <BR> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:13:36 EST Labor Day mini goal: get under 275 2lbs down this morning. That leaves just 6lbs of the regain to tackle, then I'll be on my way again. <BR> <BR> 283 this morning, and would love to say that I'm under 275 (even if it's just 274) by the end of summer. <BR> <BR> 9lbs to go to meet that mini goal, and there are about 7 weeks until Labor Day, so that might be possible to do. <BR> <BR> Also, I've been wearing my Fitbit just about every day for nearly 2 years now, and purposely didn't put it on today, just to see how it feels not... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:30:45 EST No more honey bbq chips or Reese's minis--I'm up 8 pounds I was going along fine, until I hit a patch of big stress lately. "Big stress" means my eating gets terrible, very willy-nilly, and I find myself not giving a hoot. <BR> <BR> Part of that stress has eased now, enough for me to step back and see what it's been doing to my weight management. (It's been wrecking it.) <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> So...284.6 today, might as well round up to 285. <BR> <BR> I had hit a low of 277 earlier this spring, but it didn't stick, so that's 8 pounds up. That... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 16:31:54 EST