BRIANNADUNN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BRIANNADUNN BRIANNADUNN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398758 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c269b75-2bfb-4304-93ad-e195ceda9365.jpg"> <BR> Day 2 has been much easier then day 1. I am actually remembering my diet plan from the first time I used Slimfast. I am breaking it down again into a simple to use diet plan. Although I will most likely just use this plan to get me started on the right track and not as a end all to be all plan. I weigh the same as I did before my initial drop. 235lbs seems to be the lowest I have been able to mu... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:58:16 EST Start of new challenge: 180 days on Total Soy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398010 The start of a new challenge. I am doing a 180 day challenge and am doing it with Total Soy. I lost 120lbs with Soy Slimfast so I am hoping that Total Soy will work just as well. <BR> <BR> Day one: I did my 30 minute workout and ate on my diet. I have my last drink for the day at for dinner. My goal is to have a shake for breakfast and dinner. The two times that I usually don't eat. I don't do it on purpose but I am not very hungry at either time. I want to start also getting up earlier but... Wed, 9 Aug 2017 19:47:23 EST Day 29 back in the saddle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381444 We are riding the horses again. Their feet are almost 100% and have recovered from the neglect that we had because we couldn't find a farrier. Now we have a farrier and they look great and we can ride them for miles again. My tush hurts from the muscles that I am not used to using and my kids want to check out 4H this year in our local area. We have 3 great horses and 2 that would be perfect for doing 4H. Doing some serious calorie burning this year. May ride and do the gym tomorrow after ... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:52:33 EST Day 29..binge eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381254 Binge eating is a terrible thing to live with. When I first recognized that I have BED I was determined to get rid of it. Our bodies want to get back to where it thinks it's comfortable. If I weighed 260 and ate all I want it seems that is where my body and mind wanted to be. Its one of the first things I had to realize that I needed to change. I have PCOS also which has made it difficult to stay consistent. For me BED is brought on by failures and hunger. I have to eat a ridiculously low a... Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:44:53 EST Day 28 2 more days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381068 It's counting down to the final days. Just 2 more. Can you believe it!?!?!..I can't. I ate a little more today. I had more food because I was actually hungry. Burned 2x more calories then I usually do for 3 days in a row. Adds up to being more hungry and tired. My chiropractor went very well and I had a new farrier out that I desperately needed for my 4 yr old thoroughbred whom I have been training. My eldest had been helping me with him. My son is an amazing rider and does real well with the... Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:04:24 EST Month 2..Day 27..3 days left in the challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380597 3 days to go. I can't believe its been almost 60 days since I started this challenge with my Mom. Although she has been not doing well I have worn through my shoes, need a couple more exercise pants and have been super active. I go to the gym 5 to 6 days a week and workout at home too. Today I have been tired. I took 2 naps and that has been nice. I also went horseback riding for 6 miles and worked out at the gym. All of which has been very tiring but worth it. Tomorrow I have a chiropractor... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:21:04 EST Day 26..6 days to go!! and up 3.5lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379951 3.5 lbs!!! Its no big deal!!! I WILL LOSE THE WEIGHT!!! I seem to plateau when I am trying so hard to lose the weight. I am working towards getting to my goal this month and instead of 5lbs away or less, I am now 10lbs away. <BR> <BR> I decided to work on my weightloss bible study. Today's verse focuses on putting exercise in front of devotion to God's word. 1 Timothy 4:8 says For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things. I have been focusing a lot of my ... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:27:41 EST Day 25..Only a few more days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379587 Its been just a few more days and then this month is over. Hopefully with a drop. I gained to 239.6lbs this morning again but I weigh myself Fridays and this Friday is my weigh-in day for the start of next month and then I get to stop weighing myself every day. <em>386</em> I used to be abscessed with the scale and used to weigh myself several times a day and then I threw out my scale and I am only weighing myself daily because I was on a motivational kick to see how I drop weight with my ... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:21:36 EST Day 24..1 week to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379037 My parents show up in one week. If you have been following my blog you will know that I have been doing a 2 month challenge with my Mother. I have only slipped up a couple times in 2 months. I am so excited, I have lost some weight but I have also broken a lot of terrible habits and I am continuing to break even more. My Mom has informed me that she has failed miserably but I don't believe that. Although she has gained weight she also has been maintaining for over 2 yrs. So have I but at a 10... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:42:01 EST Day 23..The struggle is real http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378770 When I think of PCOS I think of women trying to get pregnant. I have had PCOS my whole life from 11 yrs to now and had 5 kids. What PCOS is for me is an inability is lose weight and keep it off. I have done lots of research on PCOS talked to countless doctors and I have come to the same conclusion. 1st. No dairy. It turns to fat. 2nd. No sugar. It turns to fat. 3rd. Limited grains. It turns to fat. You also can't eat as many calories as everyone else. Just like a diabetic you have to eat fo... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:40:21 EST Day 22, 8 days to go!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378326 I decided to modify my entry. I erased everything I said before. I can't believe how this day went. I got in my workout this morning for 45 min and then my youngest daughter and I kicked booty doing Turbofire 30 class. Which is a 35 min workout. I loved it. Turbofire workouts are so much fun. So what was going to be a relaxing day (i did get a 2 hr nap) I managed to fit in 2 workouts and stay within my calories. What started off stressful has ended in a kick booty day!!! Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:58:01 EST Day 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377983 1 hr on the elliptical and then cleaning and organizing for a few hours. Getting ready for my parents to come over and wanted things to be better organized. Next is the kitchen and then garbage patrol. I was going to go swimming but I think it may have to wait. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:53:56 EST Day 20..reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377694 I want to really get back into jogging. Why? My feet hurt, my knee hurts, my hips really hurt and I want to jog. When I weighed 182lbs I loved jogging, 165lbs I could fly, and now I am 236 lbs and miss it. I want to get back into it but I am realizing I am far from ready to fly. My legs are strong enough to carry me, I have read a lot of articles on running while over weight. I am just going to have to start pushing myself to fly again and find my way back to the zone. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:14:48 EST Day 20 -10 days to go!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377473 My 2 month challenge is almost done. 10 days to go!! I am stoked. I have had maybe 2 days of slip ups but other then that I still averaged under my max calories and exercised 5x per week. Time to really kick booty these last few weeks to get under 230. My goal is a Size 16..My body has been stuck in a Size 18 to 18W for all year. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:55:16 EST Day 19 reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377067 I really hope this water weight goes away fast, it is killing me. I knew I would gain some water weight from my period but 4lbs!! I am tired of seeing the 200s. I want to get below 200 so bad but it seems it is that all elusive goal. 39 lbs to go. Come on body..let's go..this is frustrating. Official weighin day Friday. 237.8 last Friday and 236.5 the week before so my goal is 234 or less on Friday. My end of the month goal is 228 or less. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:03:23 EST Day 19 in the home stretch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376986 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ed8d262-7634-43ae-ac73-eb7712316010.jpg"> <BR> Less then 2 weeks to go. I have made it to day 19. My first official non-work day for the summer. It feels like I can sleep the day away but I am going down to the gym and going to workout. I can't lose my motivation now. I am still drinking my detox shakes and eating below my max calories. This last week was painful but doable and I fought my back spasms and focused on my eating and modified e... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:29:56 EST Day 18 Fathers day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376880 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/340745f4-ffd0-43f0-9de4-054d5e77424b.jpg"> <BR> It has been a good rest day. Much better then last week and I have managed to stay within calories all day. I am looking forward to tomorrow and starting a run program with my daughter. Here is to getting into competitive shape. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 01:47:27 EST Day 19 "Considering Competing" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376402 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe05b179-5192-4707-87b4-bd52cd81a29f.jpg"> <BR> I found out that there are a ton of 5ks in our area and I would love to compete in some next year. I am just to heavy at 232lbs to compete. It would be to hard on my lower back and my ankle. I know there are plenty that compete at my weight but I just don't want to be that person. I have 100lbs to lose to get to my goal weight. It will be my reward for reaching my goal, plus it will give me someth... Sat, 17 Jun 2017 20:36:11 EST I don't see a difference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374702 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88eeba05-1dae-4a9f-a0b9-81d7897a4d60.jpg"> I was looking at photos today to see if I see a difference between last September and today. Nope. I have longer hair. Nothing dramatic, nothing massive, just a little nip here, and maybe a tuck there. I can't wait until the end of this summer. I am determined that I will get a side by side photo and see a difference. After is me not smiling and before is smiling Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:53:19 EST Day 13 gain of +3lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374645 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c2c3613c-c4c0-440e-bc2a-10c9604e216f.jpg"> I am wonder women!!! Lol..pushing through to the end. I am ready for time away from dealing with the kids on these buses and my boss. Ready for a break. Working on a workout schedule and really a summer schedule. The kids are so ready for summer fun and I am ready as well for doing more swimming and taking my workouts to that next level. My back has to stop fighting me though. This time last year I... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:07:25 EST Day 12 no weight loss gain +.5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374213 Time to focus on the positive..I have worked out 1 hr today and it is the last week of school. That means only 3.5days until summer vacation and I am going to a baseball game for the first time in Friday with the kids. A great way to kick off the weekend. This weekend I am taking advantage of the warm weather and going swimming too. I am going to enjoy a weekend at the river/park with the kids and then work on fixing and cleaning up our campsite for the summer. I am actually getting excited a... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:29:43 EST Day 10 "My husband's Birthday" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373494 11 days ago I thought to myself that I really wanted to lose weight and how nice it would be to be able to get to his birthday without going backwards. I can say that I am 236.5lbs now at the gym and that I have accomplished so much and feel so good about my small successes. This includes but isn't limited to graduating grooming school, finishing the school year bus driving, buttoning up my 16s and not feeling like a failure that they didn't fit quit yet. I know I will be in a 16 in 3 more we... Sat, 10 Jun 2017 22:08:25 EST Day 9 weigh in day 236.5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372965 I am 236.5..a new low. I haven't been 236 in 4 yrs. The detox is working. I am very irritated today though. Hunger? Job? Life? I am not sure. I am lifting weights today and I walked hills but I am still on edge. Maybe it's the weather? Going from 90 to 60s in a day. I am a week away from TOM but I feel I am pmsing. I am just not sure. I am going to have breakfast and then go back to work and see if I can calm myself down a little bit. Fri, 9 Jun 2017 12:19:01 EST Day 8 from pissy day to kicking butt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372709 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/312e62f2-07cd-41bc-9011-eed0e452ebeb.jpg"> I had one bad day, late night snacking on day 6 but I am on day 8 and it's the first day of week 2. Today was a pissy day for me. I got bit in the hand by something, I had a bad day at work, I missed my workout because I had my farrier out, and didn't eat until noon and then didn't take my pills until this evening. Needless to say it has been a day, not to mention having to use the restroom twice durin... Thu, 8 Jun 2017 21:54:33 EST Finally under 240s AGAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371261 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d6b3f9f1-7053-458c-aeef-86f98218349b.jpg"> It's not my weigh in day but I am very proud of myself. I didn't give into my sugar cravings or eat pizza at a bus driving all nighter trip and I went swimming 2 hours on Saturday. I lost back to my lowest at 239 as a reward for such a great weekend. I have to still go to the gym today. I am going after work so I can fit it in before bed. I am so excited!!! 25 days to go with my detox regimen. Woot woo... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 15:22:05 EST It's Saturday, reflection day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370262 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5bff57bd-9446-4717-8725-e94edf64f6cb.jpg"> <BR> I no longer count my diet days in days but years. I am on year 23, month 3, day 3. I was reading a blog post today that struck home. It was saying and I quote "I give up, my body loves 180 to 185 and with diet and exercise it will not go down" I have been there and so has so many others. I have been exercising for years and eating fairly well, as a matter of fact my doctor was shocked I am not 1... Sat, 3 Jun 2017 09:57:02 EST Friday nights http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370147 Friday night's are always my late nights or should I say date nights. My husband and I go to a bible study at church and then we make our way to go shopping. It has been wonderful to spend time in the word with him. I am still doing great on my diet today, no sugar and I have stayed within calories. Taking this bull by the horns. I have been in diets long enough, it is time to finish dieting. Like college, I am done with the daily struggle. Graduation is a ends to a beginning. Time to go and ... Sat, 3 Jun 2017 00:52:52 EST Detox day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369944 I decided to do a 30 day detox this month. I want to kick my sugar habit. It is a shame that taking some time off brought me back to the 240s. I am going to weigh in on Fridays and focus on the exercise and eating right portion of my diet. My body hates losing fat. I had my first shake this morning, cilantro, nectorine, banana, chia seed and almond milk. I also had 2 eggs on the side. SW 242 GW 232 by July 1st Exercise: 5x per week Calorie range: 1200 to 1500 calories I am on month 2 of my... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 13:25:13 EST Pilates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369558 I was super tired today, I woke up late for work and got there right on time. I decided I was going to see if Windsor pilates was on youtube. IT WAS!!!! I am super excited!! I used to do them every day. My tummy and legs were slimming down immediately after doing them when I did them years ago. This time around I am going to try to do them 3 to 4 days a week and doing my weight lifting and treadmill/elliptical work outs too because I love working out even when I don't lose weight. Thu, 1 Jun 2017 15:45:31 EST I am out of school!! Time to focus on losing weight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369063 Woohoo!! I graduated with a 90% on my finals for my certification in Dog grooming. This was a long 2 yr journey. My Mother asked me what my next goal was. I decided to concentrate on my weight loss instead of continuing in college. 16 yrs off and on has been a long time. I am done having kids too, my youngest is 5 and eldest is 15 with 3 in between. This is the last thing on my bucket list I want to achieve for me. I joined the gym last October to accomplish my weight loss goals, well that an... Wed, 31 May 2017 12:49:35 EST Deciding to not give up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368669 Over the last 4 yrs I have been trying to get back to 182lbs without starving myself. This has been a battle of wills because I have had to learn not to give up everyday, eating foods I like, and healing my body from the inside out. Today I still weigh the same as last year 239 lbs. The biggest difference is that I gained and lost all year from 258 to 238..the same 20lbs for 4 yrs. How is this possible? I workout daily, I eat healthy, and I try to keep my stress to a minimum but I can't get t... Tue, 30 May 2017 16:16:22 EST Month 1 down into two month challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368191 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e91ae8dc-6d5c-40c6-9e0d-0e4a66960969.jpg"> I found out that my blood work finally came back normal. Now I have nothing keeping me from losing weight except me. I worked out today and so far I have eaten real well today. Trying to stay focused. I drove a thousand miles in two days so I am a bit sore and tired today but I managed. I am looking forward to the day that I no longer look like I just had a baby. My doctor said that if I help my body t... Mon, 29 May 2017 17:22:50 EST Monday-Again!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362233 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d02b6f3-6c51-4a01-917e-867efd418445.jpg"> <BR> There is a bunch of people at the gym today. Usually there is nobody here but today we are packed. I have a trip this afternoon if the weather holds. I decided to get my workout in before the trip. I have a lovely bruise on my forearm that makes lifting weights not a possibility. I am walking on the treadmill instead. Mon, 15 May 2017 11:45:01 EST I won!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361623 2 hrs of working out, 2 hrs studying, and then went to a party today. I loved it. I ate with-in calories, shot a bow, watched baseball. Got a big welt on my arm. I am so happy with my decisions today. <BR> <BR> I won a dollar out shooting everyone. 7 out of 7 arrows hit their target. Sun, 14 May 2017 00:27:01 EST End of a week, start to another http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361467 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1295b4f-a6e1-4008-8c89-c7b5292273df.jpg"> <BR> I was great up to day 7 last week. Worked out and kicked booty. Day 8 had been a bit of a struggle no sleep and stress got the better of me. Day 9 hasn't been all that bad. I worked out 1.5 hrs and feel Great. I am ready for next week and have my week planned. I dropped my midday job so I have no excuse not to workout next week between shifts and still be able to finish my final exams. Week 1: mi... Sat, 13 May 2017 16:32:07 EST Day 6 of our challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360199 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/07e70b6a-49d5-4858-b122-2520f8efb34b.jpg"> <BR> My Mom just informed me that she had to start over on Monday. She is on day 2 again. I have to say, I am not really concerned about it. I have lost to 239lbs. I am officially under 240lbs..I can't wait until I see the scale tip past 200lbs and I no longer see a 2 at the beginning of my 3 digit number. I don't weigh in often but I am keeping track every once in a while to see how I may add or chang... Wed, 10 May 2017 13:42:55 EST Wow, I am down to... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359829 Wow, I am down to.. These were the words that I was addicted too. I would think that as my focus changed so would my view. It was such a difference to not worry about the scale. I was actually more energetic, my workouts were better, I continued working out even when I was tired. All of this added up to not wanting to step on the scale. I would just not feel the depression. To not disappoint I am down to 241..but who is counting. Tue, 9 May 2017 16:38:57 EST 23 yrs of dieting!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359323 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7cf0760e-b09e-4ed7-b16b-bb47a495b532.jpg"> <BR> I just realized that I have been on a diet for 23 yrs..not a lifestyle change, but a diet. I have tried so many name brand diets, some with success, most with failures. I actually don't know when I haven't been over weight. I was 12 yrs old and at 156lbs I was told I was to fat to ride horses and if I lost under 150lbs then I could take riding lessons. This started my first diet, I never lost un... Mon, 8 May 2017 13:50:59 EST Monday's aren't always productive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359295 When I went to work this morning I thought, "I am going to go workout between shifts" I get to the gym, no workout shoes again!!! No problem, I will go home and get my shoes and workout clothes (because I had last week's in my van) and workout, I left the house and went two blocks and forgot the shoes again!!! I turned around and got my shoes and then headed to the gym. On the way I got hungry. Ugh!!! I can't win. I grabbed my water and off to workout I go. If my brain wasn't attached to my h... Mon, 8 May 2017 12:44:40 EST Day 3 of challenge complete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358977 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/66b9854d-8875-4f56-811f-277e26941ec6.jpg"> My Mom and I and my adopted Sister are challenging each other and if we complete the challenge then we buy something for the other person that completed the challenge. This challenge ends July 4th. It consists of 8 glasses of water a day, Exercise 4x a week, eating within our set calorie ranges, and no sweets. I also decided to join some Spark Challenges for the next 30 days. One is to stop eating sw... Sun, 7 May 2017 19:11:21 EST I can't believe 3yrs have passed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358971 It has been 3 yrs since I have been on Spark people..so much has happened in 3 yrs. My goals and lifestyle has changed so much in 3 yrs. I weigh 243lbs as of this morning but my focus isn't the scale as much as it used to be. I have weighed 243lbs for 5 months now, going from 241 to 245 almost weekly. I actually don't weigh myself that often but it really hasn't changed much. I have instead focused my goals on fitness and changing my view on food. 1) Going against doctors advice: My doctor... Sun, 7 May 2017 19:03:29 EST Back to the beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590650 After much testing and much let down I decided to try again and this time with a new perspective. <BR> <BR> 1. Focus on toning and not weight. Much of our focus is on the scale, no matter who you are. Don't get me wrong, I will weigh myself, but when you are not getting outside your calories and your not eating and drinking food that is not good for you, your focus changes. <BR> <BR> 2. Creating long lasting habits. I have joined a gym for the first time in years in October of 2016. I haven... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 21:06:46 EST October the month from hell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532784 October has been a horrific month for me. Not only was dieting non existent but also things kept breaking plus my husband wasn't working his usual job because his truck crashed. Then there was everything else that just fell apart. <BR> At least I maintained my weight loss. I am down 3 pounds since Saturday and only a few to go to get to my lightest. I am back to eating right. I am working out. I am losing weight. I can do this. Today I weigh 189.4..My lowest was 185 so 189 is actually not t... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 09:50:47 EST I hate feeling used http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5494512 I am an Online Marketing Coach..my team and I are developing a business where we help other people be successful online. I am wondering how I am going to get it off the ground floor. Hmmmm. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 06:26:36 EST Lost 10 pounds from August 9th to September 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481102 I am officially down 10 pounds this month. My goal is an average of 10 pounds a month. I weighed 196.6. I really have been stalling out because I have been emotionally eating the last couple of weeks. My cat died, my Dog and one of my beloved lambs got nailed by a cougar. It has been heart wrenching and because I am an emotional eater it has been real hard to not emotionally eat over my losses. I have bounced between 194 and 198. Then there is homeschooling the four kids and the dryer breakin... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 22:24:22 EST I got a treadmill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465716 I got a used treadmill. It works and is exactly what I was looking for. Simple and sweet. I worked out last night on it and woke up 1 pound lighter. I gained 2 pounds of water weight because I am near that TOM..MY ENEMY. I am thrilled to be working out again on the treadmill, it was so helpful during the winter. My last treadmill lasted 7 years and then stopped working. It had a memory in the end. It would shut off at 30 minutes. Lol. Anyway, I am going to go walk/jog. Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:15:03 EST Diet tip: Make your own stirfry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463089 My day starts off as planning my meals and one way that I plan my meals is by premaking my stirfry. <BR> <BR> Step 1: Get your stirfry greens: Cabbage, Green Beans, Broccili, Onion, and so on. <BR> Step 2: Dice, chop, or throw into the food processor <BR> Step 3: put into freezer bags and freeze <BR> Step 4: Grab a handful of stirfry veges and stirfry for lunch or dinner. <BR> <BR> It is really simple and great to be able to grab some and quickly make my lunch. <BR> <BR> Add: Carrots, bel... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:02:28 EST Days speed by!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460265 I have been at this weightloss journey for over a year and a half and then started the Omnitrition products again 10 days ago. I am still having no problems with the diet that I am on. I actually feel fine on the Omnidrops. Today I have made a goal that I have been striving for for over a year, 198.8 pounds. <BR> I only have one regret, that I didn't try Omnitrition at the beginning of my weight loss journey. My husband now is using the Charge for hiking and loves it. Before he was drinki... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:26:27 EST Gluten for punishment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457663 Yes that is me. I am a total gluten for punishment. I signed up for another company to do out of my home. It says that you make up to $600 the first month and the gal who introduced it to me is an incredible team leader. I don't know if it will work but she actually puts people under you so you can succeed. I also had tons of interest in what is helping me lose so much weight. <BR> <BR> Why am I doing these two companies in addition to my Dog BOARDING, because I have 5 kids and really need ... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 23:18:10 EST There is a light at the end of that tunnel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457189 I am over halfway to my goal and I am always surprised how when you weigh heavier that you don't see an end to the weight loss. It isnt always easy to reach the end of the tunnel. At the beginning the walls press in, the closterphobia is real, the panic of not being able to breath right, not being able to see any light. We are humans, we need light. As you travel this weightloss journey the walls start spreading out, half way you start seeing the light, you reach and strive for that light and... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:21:51 EST