BIGBEAROHYEAH's SparkPeople Blog BIGBEAROHYEAH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Wonderful summer! Hello A little check in. I have been having a great summer There is no new number in my weight lose I have been yo-yoing a bit with about 5 to 8 lb. However that is fine because the quilty of life I have at the moment is great. I am still at some of the best shape I have ever been. Bought a great bike at a yard sale a couple weeks ago. It is nice to be small enough to be able to drive one. Went to moms lake to swim. Was not able to do this for years. The trail is very long and not much of a t... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 04:40:46 EST getting back on track!! I have been sliping abit the weight is sneaking back. Not alot I have kept alot of my good habits in place. I am living life going to parties eating cake and ice cream enjoying burgers and potato salad. My over all being needed to just enjoy things like smores and score bars. I have had my fun have not done to much damage and going back to tracking and everything else that will get me to one of my goals of weighing under 200 lb. i am now around 235 need to work hard on the next 35lb . I know ... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:13:28 EST Looking for the time to Spark! I miss spark people. The weather has been so nice and we have a great back yard with comfy chairs I find my spare time I am out side now playing games with the family injoying the nice weather we get so little of. <BR> So early mornings I am trying to catch up on shows that others at work watch it is what some of us talk about. So I find I am not getting any spark time in. Befor when it was yucky out and I was in more I was acomplishing more on here. I miss my spark friends and miss the spa... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 04:50:01 EST Ziplining was awsome and life changing Wow I want to thank my spark friends you were with me yesterday!! <BR> I did something that with out the support of family, , co workers and my spark friends I would have not been able to do. <BR> A group of 6 of us from work went to an adventure and zip lining place at and If you told me 2 years I was going to be doing it I would have not beleaved you. <BR> It was physical and mentaly exhusting but amazing. I pushed my body to do things th... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 06:14:25 EST My 15 bean soup recipe I make a huge pot of it I got 22 [2 cup] portions. i freeze them in indivaul containers. <BR> Ilb bag of 15 mix beans with lentails <BR> 1lb of split peas <BR> 1lb brown lentials <BR> 1 whole winter squash <BR> 1 large bag of cooking greens[swiss chard, kale, spinach] <BR> 1 whole bulb of garlic <BR> .5 cup choped ginger <BR> 3 cups of diced celery <BR> 3 cups of diced onion <BR> 3 cups of diced carrots <BR> italian seasoning to your taste <BR> 2 large cans of low sodium diced tomatoes with i... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 04:42:52 EST Signed up to go zip lining!! I am going to be doing something I always wanted to do but was never physical able to. Work put up a sign up sheet for zip lining. The first date is june 15. That is the same date as my favorite neighborhood yard sale. however the chance to cross zip lining of my 'I did it list" is more important too me. It is a 4 hour adventure your climbing trees, rope bridges and such. All stuff I was afraid of in the past and was too big. They are going to check the weight restrections to make sure that w... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 04:02:25 EST Wow productive day! We can move quicker and faster when we are 100lb lighter!! I am blown away with my productive day. Got all my excerise in. Got a truck load of crap out of the church basment. Got stuff moved around here. Had a great day!!! Mon, 3 Jun 2013 17:58:39 EST the sun makes me happy Beautifulday yesterday. Got in lots of walking spent most of the day outside. Lots of yard sales left the house at 645 helped friends set up there sale then met other friends and went shoping for 3 hours. came home took the little ones to the play ground we got lunch then plyed in the back yard for hours. There were 7 kids playing t one point. I went back and helped my friends tear down their yard sale. Then in evening they had a back yard party we had the fire pit going. I worked today so... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 04:43:36 EST S.A.T..U.R.D.A.Y night I am excited it is saturday been a long busy week. a few weeks ago was worried about this past week was not sure how we were going to pull it off. Well it went great. Got to all the kids stuff, got everything done that needed to be done at work. Went to 2 training sessions, eat well. and got all my planed excerise in plus some. Were there is a will there is a way. And I now have lots of will. Sat, 1 Jun 2013 05:07:08 EST Good bye may hello June!! Great month was busy, exciting, rainy and cold! June is going to start strong! Tomorrow is suspost to be realy nice. lots of neighborhod yard sales. I am looking forward to a great june. I got to wear my shorts size 40 is great. I will enjoy this smaller size but I know I will be a smaller size befor the summer is over. Got my workouts in this week so happy about it. Hope everyone had a great day!! Fri, 31 May 2013 20:38:37 EST Time to say good bye! Hello 230lb I was excited to see you. The first time I saw you On the scale I was excited! It has been a few weeks now. It is time to see a new number. So I am getting ready to say good bye. I do not want to see you soon, Do not want to say we will meet again. We are going to part company ! <BR> Platos are always interesting I knew that I would stay here for a while. When I hit a goal I own it for a while.I have extra treats, I loosen some of my rules. Give my body some time to adjust. I e... Wed, 29 May 2013 04:38:22 EST yay back on routine. Good day got my walking in, got to the gym the new routine takes a while but worked well. Had an apointment was late haveing lunch but still ate my planed lunch and did not give into temptation. my co workers are now talking about starting running. There are some 5ks coming up in the summer. They were not interested in doing the hunted zombi run but my brother inlaw is so we are going to register and did in the 28 of september. I now have something to train for and work towards. I am exctied... Mon, 27 May 2013 16:18:20 EST yard saling with out the walking The weather here for the past week has been uggghh. There were alot of yard salesw planed for yesterday but cancelled because of rain. A friend took me to some indoor sales did realy well at one. But did not get my excerise in. My sons family party was last night spent the day cleaning up befor every one can. I am sure we burt off calories.The boys were tired after the party on friday night into saturday moning. Was told they had a lot of fun. <BR> The zumba party on friday was so much fun.... Sun, 26 May 2013 05:07:49 EST The Bacon birthday cake. My oldest is turning 13 today. He wanted to have his friends over to hang out sleep over then go to a card thing this morning. We always do different things for their parties we like thinking out of the box. He did not want to do anything to special except for he wanted a "bacon birthday cake". It was something he dreamed up. He felt having a cook for a dad it could be done. My children ask for very little. So weeks ago him and I dreamed up a plan. We got a butter pecan cake mix, and a tube o... Sat, 25 May 2013 05:50:59 EST I just came across something fun to train for I will put the link in my blong not sure it the link wil work. Found a fun thing to do in september. A 5km monster and zombie run. You wear a belt with 3 flags on it. As you run down the trail monster and zombie try to take the flags. It sounds like alot of fun. The group hosting this have been doing a haunt house thing for a while. you get chanchs to win prizes if you keep the flags aka lives. I am going to ask some of my friends today if a group of us should go.It is outside the city so it... Fri, 24 May 2013 04:58:55 EST good morning another grey day. Wow this is our 5 grey day in a row. It is getting hard now I find people are stating to get cranky and slugish. The sun is so important. According to the weather no sun till monday maybe. I look at the postive the leaves are all coming out and the grass is getting realy green. I am still getting my work out in we had to be creative yeaterday they are instaling air conditioning in the work gym which is awsome. But ment yesterday we had to do something else for our work out. So we walked the... Thu, 23 May 2013 04:59:08 EST We need to love our self first!! I went on youtube last night had not spent time on there in a while. Looking at yard sale haul videos. I happen to stumble on videos of people who lost alot of weight. Then saw a video that made me sad for the fellow. I can not remember his name. He lost about 400lbs in 2009 it was a very inspirational story If i remember right it may had been a tv special type thing. Well he put back on over 300 lb of it in 2 years. He talked about how his outside was fixed but not his insides. <BR> This i... Tue, 21 May 2013 04:38:49 EST new workout was fun! We did our first day of our new workout. it was interesting however did not seem to do enough for me so I added some planks and push ups. Hope that does not effect anything I do not think adding anything will be a problem I will have to ask the trainer on friday. Will not get to do a regular work out the trainer is going to do a group zumba then after wards will be a smothie party to celbrate the end of the biggest loser compition and me hitting my 100lbs off. My work place is so supportive ... Mon, 20 May 2013 19:14:58 EST hello flexabilty Wow I can bend over and pick up something from the ground and stand back up with out the show. Anyone who has gotten realy big knows the show were you have to get something off the floor. you hold on to a firm surface or wall work your self down rest a moment the struggle to get back up. And if someone else is around the show is extra special and they offer to help you get back to your feet. <BR> Wow Writing this stuff makes me want to stay on track and keep going. The further I get a... Sun, 19 May 2013 06:13:14 EST The blue nose! This weekend is big in my city we have a yearly run called the bluenose marthon. There is a childrens run on saturday and the on sunday there is marthons half and full. I am not ready to do the marthon yet however my 2 older children did the 5km rujn. They both completed and had fun. My daughter ran the whole thing my son ran some and walked most he realy injoyed it. This was his first year doing it. hE is older then my daughter. He in the past was not interested in this however he is now in ... Sat, 18 May 2013 21:36:56 EST Getting used to my changes Had a great day yesterday. Took my youngest to school orientation they go for 2 hours while the parents are in the gym talking about the school. It is about a 10 block walk to the school I had him on my shoulders the whole way down. This walk I used to find hard however it was easy yesterday. He did great and it was nice talking to some of the teachers. They were telling me how great my daughter is doing getting ready for her play coming up. I used to volenteer there alot in past years.This y... Fri, 17 May 2013 05:04:58 EST I missed a day Good morning. I feel asleep at the computer last night and missed doing my blog for wednesday. I guess I can double up today. <BR> There is a reason there is so many warnings on here not to get stress out about the scale. I have learned this thank goodness. So I weighed my self of monday morning and was weigh up. I was disapointed but did not feel right about it made sure I did the right things tuesday and wednesday then this morning I checked was lower then what I weighed in on the week be... Thu, 16 May 2013 06:33:05 EST It was a tuesday Tuesday has seemed to become my break from excerise day. I worked 8 hours come home make supper and hang with the kids. it is one of the only days I do not need to run around taking anybody anywere. I do not go to the gym on tuesdays. I use to be upset with my self for not geting in a bunch of excerise but after looking at my excerise logs every day but tuesdays I seem to get enough excerise in. Hope every one has a great day. Tue, 14 May 2013 21:20:58 EST good day for walking Was a day off from work today. Did alot of walking. Was all over the city the weather was perfect for it. got my work out at the gym had to bring the little ones with me it was a challange however still did it. Me eating was not perfect but was not bad. Hope everyone has a great day. Mon, 13 May 2013 22:16:38 EST Need to tighten things up Been a couple days missed bloging was out of routine. The same cycle happens. I hit a big goal and relax my rules for a bit let go have extra treats, eat out side of my comfort zone. Eat my meals later and miss some snacks. ITs like I am testing the waters to see what will happen. Of couse I know what happens weight will come back. It has been only 3 or 4 days nothing too big however I come to far to let it go anylonger. I enjoyed the extra choclate did not enjoy not having my meals planed an... Sun, 12 May 2013 21:44:22 EST A quicky Just a quick blog been working abit working frieday for 12 hours then off saturday. Looking for ward to not working for a day. MY eating was not perfect today. I need to finish tracking for the day to see if I am over or under. Hope everyone has a great day!!! Thu, 9 May 2013 21:36:14 EST Not sure how I feel My dads birthday was yesterday. So I new he would be excited to see pics of my progess. He lives in a different town. I have a hard time with computers thought if I post the pic of me and the potatoes boxes on facebook would be a good way for him to see them. My step mom is on my facebook. Dad does not have an account so she showed him. He was super excited. <BR> <BR> So the not sure how I feel comes from the amount of other people who saw the pic and the emails and postings I am getting i ... Wed, 8 May 2013 05:31:06 EST eager to keep pushing! Not sure if this happens to other people but in the past with weight loss when I would hit a mile stone I seem to plato there for a long time. Hitting this one I want to fly by it quicker then normal to reach the next goal.I know that one of the reasons is that because I reached a big goal I relaxe and eat things and tone down the excerise for a bit. Like a rest stop at the end of a race.However I want to get to weighing 200lbs sooner then later. <BR> Had a wonderful visit with my doctor.... Tue, 7 May 2013 04:40:20 EST I lost 100 lb woohoo I weighed my self today on the scale at work that I started this journey with. It was the scale that told me I weighed 330lbs on October 2011. Now on may 5 2013 On the same scale I weighed 230lb. I am so excited!! I meet with my doctor tomorrow. I want to leave his office with a set end goal weight. I think I sould go to 180lb. However my trainer is thinking I sould be bigger. My doctor has the final say. I am only 5.7 in hiegth. My dad weighs 180lb We are the same hight and I think the same... Sun, 5 May 2013 20:35:38 EST A new me! Wow A lot of people who struggle with weight thinks and says " When I get skiny or fit or lose wieght I will do this......." I know I used to I still find my self think or I can not do that I am to big. <BR> Well I have started retraining my brain. <BR> The things I can now do I could never do. I climbed the monkey bars with my youngest, went down slides, held my whole body up on a chin up bar. ï was hanging not doing a chin up yet it is coming some day.I can run with out getting out o... Sat, 4 May 2013 16:17:14 EST A woohoo day!! Wow Ending the day very happy. Got over 2 hours of excerise today. Walked alot. went to buy new chef uniforms. Befor I started losing weight i could only wear the giant white chef coats 4x and larger. I have bought new colors last fall which was great however today got to buy a new style that the store just go in. And bought a large. not and xl but a L. I was so excited I will need to take pics and post them. It is a purple chef rivial that has snaps it tapers in I like it.The chef pants wer... Fri, 3 May 2013 21:10:56 EST Spark streak day 63! Wow I think this is great. I have been signed uo to spark people for years. I realy got active with my wieght loss on october 2011. I would read the articles that came from spark people in my email account. However I did not do much else.on the site. Over 63 days ago it was storming out side everyone was home relaxing and I was playing on the computer. an article cought my eye so I started reading. Then for some reason I logged in and the wheel poped up I spun it and got 25 points. Thought th... Thu, 2 May 2013 05:01:28 EST lost 2lb this week I lost 2 lb this week that is 22lb since christmas. 96 lbs since I started in october 2011. The funny thing is I was feeling big tonight. I was puzzled by this then I remembed I started wereing the next size down pants. They fit instead of floating on me. Hope everyone has a good day!! Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:24:27 EST monday blah Was not 100 per cent today not sure what is up with me. I maybe fighting a bug. There seems to be alot around right now. I ate good today and did the gym thing at work. I did not get my walk in though my littlest guy fell asleep so had to get the nana to drive my oldest to his thing. Then I fell asleep when it was time to walk and pick him up so his mom went and got him with her dad. Am going to bed early hope my body feels better tomorrow. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:16:36 EST pushing my body it feels amazing Had a wow day at the gym on friday. The trainer was in she had not been there in 2 weeks so we got a new routine. I watch as she shows us the new stuff and at first my brain is saying no way. But I have learned to tell that part of the brain to shut up I spent to many years listening to it. She tells us the proper names but I nic name them all so I can memeber them all. We have one it lenghtens the muscles in my arms. we are doing lunges with the balls on our back with our arms ot stretched ... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 05:19:07 EST Yard saled today My daughter and I left the house at 8am to go yard saling we had fun . We walk all over the place we live in the middle of our city so I make my list according to which neighborhood we are heading too. We got to the first sale to kill time till the church sales started. This one man had a big box filled with little boxes that had brass minutures never out of the box. My daughter went through 25 boxes deciding which ones she wanted for her doll house. we went to another sale got lots of toys s... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 19:22:02 EST a Blog to avoid tempation My children just got some ice cream they are eating it while I type this. I am going to not ask what flavor or go near it. Ice cream was my biggest food when I was at my largest. It was nothing to eat a whole litre every evening after work. I totaly avoid it now. It is 100 per cent a triger food for me. People can tell me to learn moderation however once I have a bite it is like a drug. I want more avoidance is what I need to do some day prehapes I will have what it takes to have one portion ... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:26:47 EST Very different day My day was different. I had Scrabled eggs and cheese on a whole wheat flour tortilla with salsa for breakfest I always have cerel so that is different for me! I did not excerise today I pushed it hard yesterday and tomorrow will be a push it day as well. For supper tonight iwas thin crust multi grian chicken pizza with salad. I baked off a pepperoni one as well. I like pizza and this one is kind to the waist line. After supper my little guy wanted to play on the computer so I sat on the couch... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:21:20 EST It is wednesday Had a very busy day. Went to work to get my schedule done, made muffins and sent a coffee cart to a board meeting. Worked out for a hour. Came home made a 2 week supply of my soup. Went on my oldests feild trip. Made supper walked and got my daughter from the honorr choir.Walked my oldest to his programs. Walked and picked up up as well. I worked more on the toys I bought Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:33:22 EST Lost 4 lbs woohooo I weighed on monday yesterday Lost 4lbs after being the same for 3 weeks. That is 94 lbs off since I started this october 2011.^ lbs to my 100lb off goals, 36 lb to my weighing 200lb goal. 56 lbs to my end goal. Only 56lbs that is so exciting I am excited. The 240s are gone now in the 230s it is nice to be here but not planing on staying long! Had a good day eating wise. Hope everyone has a great day Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:49:58 EST Looking forward to weighing today I have been the same weight on the scale at work for 3 weeks. IMy official weigh ins I use for here is once a week from my work weigh in. I Will sneak and check my weight on my bath room scale here to see if it is moving through out the week. I do not count that weight at all. My bath room scale is telling me I have a loss. I will see what hppens at work. I have my fingersand toes crossed. <BR> My walk to my sister in laws yesterday was great. First time I ever walked there it took me 50 mi... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 04:48:58 EST another birthday party My nephews birthday is this evening it is a good distance away. I have decided I am going to walk to it. It will be about an hour walk it will be worth it. I have ate well all day so there will be no issue with me having a piece of cake. Hope everyones day is a good one. Sun, 21 Apr 2013 16:41:27 EST I walked for toys!! I found an interesting way to get some excerise today. I am a big yard saler and also collect vintage fisher price toys. I was on kijiji came across a lady selling a 70s house I called her and made arangments to go get it. Found out she has alot of sets . We figured out a price. She lives a very good distance from me. So I walked to her place bought the toys and called a cab to take me home. The toys have not be played with for over 30 years they were super dusty I spent alond time cleaning t... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 22:30:07 EST Wow Just got that excited feeling! I just came on to Spark people do some of my rotine spin the wheels track breakfest that sort of thing. I clicked on a video About someone who Lost 120lbs from running.It was an amazing video he started runing at his full size. I could bearly walk at my 330. Now I have lots more movement. I have been thinking about starting to jog/run. I was thinking yesterday how I live so close to some amazing parks and such. I will see my trainer at work to day and talk about it.Have been very afraid to do... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 04:41:58 EST thursday My cook went home sick had to do my job and his! Was susposed to be done at 3pm was there till 645. Then walked my son to his pipe and Drum pratice. I excerised this morning and lots of walking this evening. Eating for the most part was good. Hope every one had a good day. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:02:51 EST Great day I am very happy with today! Engry was good! got in all my excerise! eating went well. Tried protien powder after my work out! Was not hungry till supper! My plan is to have a loss on tuesday . Been 240 3 weeks in a row. I lost 10lbs within a 2 week span so I know my body is just trying to adjust. 90lbs is a big deal however I want to keep working and loss more Would love to see under 200lbs some day!! Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:31:26 EST Protein powder I did it! been thinking about it for ever finally picked up a container of protien powder.I am not sure if I got the right stuff Looks right.It is called Rivalus promasil The athletes protein.low cal zero carbs. I am going to use it in the after noons. I hopweit is alright. <BR> I felt weird today I missed bloging yesterday. It was late when i got on here and could not stay awake. Hope everyone had a great day. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:33:53 EST I stoped it befor it started sort of! I worked 12 hours today. My eating was good for the most part today. Noticed late in the afternoon I was looking for something to eat. Was not sure what I was craving Just looking to eat. all ready had my snack. I stoped and thought about it. I was looking to eat something! So I said fine and got a cup of choclate pudding. It settled me that was what I wanted . Then at the end of the shift I was looking for something again. had some cooking in my hand i stoed my self from eating them. I know ... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 20:29:22 EST Saturdays are best in the spring! I am in my happy place! yard sale/ church sales are back. And I can move quicker at them less me to haul around. I got a stack of music/ panio books for my daughter paid $5 for about 25 books Had to buy the stack. We went through what we wanted when we came home. The ones that we do not want I will give to my neighbor who is a panio teacher. If you buy music you know that I did well. <BR> Got some sesame street records that I have been looking for. And some work out DVDs. Some retro a... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 19:06:56 EST good day Off to a good start Got a good night sleep 7 to 8 hours. <BR> Got up had breakfest with my daughter. <BR> Cooking a big pot of my bean soup I let it cook for hours found a great bag of mixed cooking greens it is a new product filled with beet greens, spinach, colard greens and such. Added it to my soup. I have fresh lemon ginger and garlic in it . The smell is going through the whole house it is so wonderful. <BR> A friend was in this morning He is losing weight as well. Asked me h... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:25:16 EST