FINEBABY72's SparkPeople Blog FINEBABY72's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I had my first gain Hello Spark friends! <BR> <BR> Since I started this journey February 28th,I have not had a gain,until today. It was only a pound,but it was enough for me to stop and say watch your BLT's ( bites,licks and taste). <BR> <BR> I admit, I went WAY overboard with the salad dressing! It's funny how a good salad can go so wrong! <BR> <BR> In this new week I plan to crack down on BLT' s and really pay close attention to serving size. <BR> <BR> Another thing that got away from me was not dr... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 23:38:58 EST This is what my day looks like Hello Spark friends! <BR> <BR> As promised I'm writing again. So you can get to know me a little better,I'll tell you what a typical day looks like for me. <BR> <BR> I get up at 7am to do my workout,which consists of a 2mile walk with Leslie Sansone. I do this 5 days a week. Sometimes when I or one of my kids have a Dr.'s Appt. I do my workout later in the day. When I have to go grocery shopping I put on my workout outfit and walk for atleast 2hrs. When I get home I'm soooo tired,but I f... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 22:58:17 EST Saying GOODBYE to dead weight Hello Spark friends! <BR> <BR> I know it's been a bit since I last wrote,but here I am in the greatest spirits ever! Since Saturday past is my weigh in I'll start there. <BR> <BR> My week was great,the same struggles as always,but I've been managing it all so well,which is a major milestone for me. In the past I would have given into temptation and made every excuse why I haven't reached my goals. I got no where doing that,except gaining a lot of weight. I'm so glad that part is over! <BR... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 15:41:29 EST Still moving forward! Hello Spark friends! <BR> <BR> As you can tell from the title,I had a great healthy week! I won't say it wasn't uneventful,it was crazy at times. We had 3 major Dr. appointments this week and Because I have an autoimmune disorder,I had to skip my workout because I knew I was going to be walking for atleast 30+ minutes. So I still got in my workout! <BR> <BR> Despite all the running around,I learned to STAY ON TRACK no matter what happens!!!! This is a MAJOR victory for me. In the past... Sat, 23 May 2015 15:29:00 EST I'm still here Hello Spark friends! <BR> I just wanted to keep you up to date about my progress. So far I'm off to a WONDERFUL start and this is definitely a job well done for me. In the past I would have given up at the sign of any difficulty. <BR> <BR> This final journey has been a wealth of information,which has been more then beneficial. So in general I'm loving this! <BR> <BR> Last week I forgot to write and tell you I maintained as far as the scale goes. This early in my journey I've learned t... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:59:41 EST What an amazing beginning!!!! Hello Spark friends! <BR> <BR> I first have to apologize for my absence. I'm not a blogger,but how would you know how I'm doing if I'm not writing? I'll try to write once every week, that way I'm not boring but atleast you know how I'm doing. <BR> <BR> 2 weeks ago it was all about small changes ( which I'm still doing),this week I've been focusing on staying on plan. If I had a bad day or meal I would just get back on track and NOT stay there and sulk. <BR> <BR> This is a big deal for m... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 23:18:40 EST Small changes make BIG results! Hello Spark friends! <BR> <BR> I know I've been away for a really long time and today I decided to come out of hiding. For the last 3 weeks I have been making small changes to my diet and the results have totally surprised me! <BR> <BR> Don't get me wrong,following a plan is a very smart thing to do,but for me I wasn't able to do that. My sweet husband told me if we made small changes to our diet,it would help us all to lose weight. He was right! <BR> <BR> To make a long story short,it ... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:56:49 EST I'm a little discouraged OK maybe alot! It seems like as soon as I get my mind made up that I'm going to lose weight,something MAJOR happens. <BR> <BR> Both times it was my best friend,my dear sweet husband. He's been struggling with some major health issues for about a month. We both agreed to do this together and I felt it would be cold hearted to do it without him. <BR> <BR> He's getting better every day and we agreed to start this Saturday,he says it gives us time to research the plan we want to stick to. <B... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:01:57 EST Still going strong! Hello Spark friends! <BR> <BR> Sorry,I have been very busy,but I'm still going strong! I have had some struggles,but I decided to just keep going. I did my first workout last week Monday and it was rough! I'm sticking with it and it's getting easier each time,but it' enough to make me sweat. <BR> <BR> I realize I can't write everyday,but I will let you all know how I'm doing! Until then,good luck to you all talk to you soon! Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:44:03 EST Day 1, Green Drinks Today is my first full day back to eating (being ) healthy. We got off to a rocky start,but was able to pull it together and finish strong! <BR> <BR> One thing I realized is I need to strain the juice from the pulp and re-add a little back in order to stay full. This is day 1 and I'm all in! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my first day back to doing an official workout,I'll let you all know how it goes. Day 1 down and ready for tomorrow! <em>104</em> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:12:17 EST Day 1, Green Drinks Today is my first full day back to eating (being ) healthy. We got off to a rocky start,but was able to pull it together and finish strong! <BR> <BR> One thing I realized is I need to strain the juice from the pulp and re-add a little back in order to stay full. This is day 1 and I'm all in! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my first day back to doing an official workout,I'll let you all know how it goes. Day 1 down and ready for tomorrow! <em>104</em> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:12:09 EST I'm Back for Good! If there's any of my spark friends still out there,I'm back for good! Today is the day I'm making a change that will surely change,not just my life but my WHOLE family's as well. <BR> <BR> See you tomorrow as I blog daily! <em>334</em> <em>104</em> <em>524</em> <BR> Sat, 9 Aug 2014 22:22:15 EST I'm Back for Good! If there's any of my spark friends still out there,I'm back for good! Today is the day I'm making a change that will surely change,not just my life but my WHOLE family's as well. <BR> <BR> See you tomorrow as I blog daily! <em>334</em> <em>104</em> <em>524</em> <BR> Sat, 9 Aug 2014 22:19:26 EST I'm Back for Good! If there's any of my spark friends still out there,I'm back for good! Today is the day I'm making a change that will surely change,not just my life but my WHOLE family's as well. <BR> <BR> See you tomorrow as I blog daily! <em>334</em> <em>104</em> <em>524</em> <BR> Sat, 9 Aug 2014 22:18:54 EST I'm Back for Good! If there's any of my spark friends still out there,I'm back for good! Today is the day I'm making a change that will surely change,not just my life but my WHOLE family's as well. <BR> <BR> See you tomorrow as I blog daily! <em>334</em> <em>104</em> <em>524</em> <BR> Sat, 9 Aug 2014 22:18:38 EST I'm Coming Back,Soon! NEW YEAR,NEW ME! Hi to all my spark friends and friends to be! <BR> <BR> 2013 was a really hard time for me and my family. No matter how much I tried to get healthy it just wasn't working! <BR> <BR> Now that things are not so chaotic,I can focus on me! <BR> <BR> I decided to re-start my juicing journey,except this time I'm going to be under a Doctor's care. The reason for this is so I can stay focus and reach my 60 day goal. <BR> <BR> I've been researching it and have heard how some people have had he... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 17:53:02 EST I'm FINALLY READY,To Lose This Weight Today is the day I decided to stop putting my life on hold and get into living ! <BR> <BR> Before I wasn't ready and was too embarrassed to admit it. I was waiting around for this "feeling" of I have to lose weight and it NEVER was going to happen! <BR> <BR> As I was talking to my husband about getting motivated,he revealed to me it's a mind set. THAT'S when it hit me,I'm doing this so I can be happy and TRULY love the person(from head to toe) I see in the mirror everyday. <BR> <BR> Also ... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 18:24:09 EST 60 Day juicing days 3-6 Hi Sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> I'm still here and still juicing! With ALL that I do in a day,it's so hard to write a blog post everyday,but here I am. <BR> <BR> Let me begin by saying,this juicing thing is NOT easy. I've read and seen other peoples journey and lets just say,it's really tough!!!! If your considering doing it,really think about it and plan a lot! So far I've had one off moment(dinner time),BUT I'm still doing it. I figure some bad moments come with the journey and figure as ... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:24:56 EST 60 days of juicing day 2 Hi Sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> Well day 2 went great and I realized I can really do this! For a moment I was beginning to doubt myself. I'm so use to weighing and measuring ALL my food,with juicing there's none of that. <BR> <BR> That's what this is all about, doing something new that's going to make me healthy! Doing something new is scary,but worth the effort! <BR> <BR> After my first 30 days I will take some pics,so you can see how I'm doing for real. Other then that,I'm into day 3 and ... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:46:46 EST Finally,First day juicing! Hi Sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> Sorry I've been gone for about 2 weeks! I've been researching juicing machines,because MY juicer has been taking me WAAAAY too long,and I don't have that kind of time! After all my research I brought a Vitamix blender and today it only took less than 60 seconds to get a fresh cup of juice and greens! <BR> <BR> Since today is day 1 of 60,I will say I have to remember why I wanted to do this and how much better I'm going to feel after 60 days! We all had cravings... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 19:27:03 EST STARTING 60 DAY REBOOT TOMORROW Hello to all my Spark friends,been MIA since my last blog due to the flu. Now that it's gone,me and my husband and teenage daughter are finally able to start our reboot tomorrow! <BR> <BR> I'm a little nervous,BUT there is NO WAY we're backing out now. Plus we have so much to gain,like no more Lupus for me and no more back to back sicknesses for all of us. According to my research,it will cure ALL that ails us AND add a WHOLE lotta energy so we can have a better quality of life. I will we... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:12:50 EST Finally Got Back On Plan! Hello to all my spark friends! It's been a while since I bloged,so I wanted to fill you in on my progress. I've been exercising for a while now and my eating has been hits and misses. This week I have been focusing on my eating and although I didn't stay on plan 100%,I still managed a 1.9 loss this week. Since today starts a new week for me, I will again be focusing on staying on plan at dinner and the rest of the night. I even have a plan for Thanksgiving! Thanks for all the support,it... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 21:16:46 EST I May be grieving...but I'M NOT GIVING UP!!!! This is just a quick post to let you all know,I'm not giving up on me! Yes,I'm stressed,but it's temporary. One thing I realized,I need to go totally organic,this process food is addictive. I'll tell you more about that later. I'm still here exercising,eating on plan all day exvept nigjt,but soon that will end! Have a great rest of the week and weekend! Lastly thanks for all the condolenses! Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:39:12 EST My Midweek Progress First I would like to say thank you for all the condolenses for my mother in law. She hasn't passed yet,but it's so hard watching her slip away. <BR> <BR> As far as my progress thus far,I had some not so good days,but yesterday ,despite all the stress I stay on my eating plan all day and night! As far as exercise my shoulder(the one I had surgery on) has been hurting badly so my Dr. told me to rest it. Tomorrow I should be able to exercise ,I'm really looking forward to it! <BR> <BR> Wei... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:06:23 EST Second week weigh in,really emotional week. As I entered the second week,my plan was to push through temptation. What I didn't know is my mother in law would be facing the end of her life. Since last year she has been fighting Leukemia. Me and my whole family are still in a state of shock,she's so young(61). <BR> <BR> I got on the scale this morning and found out I gained 2lbs,which is not so bad. I'm at a loss for words,but I'm NOT giving up! <BR> <BR> This new week, I'm going to REALLY push through,after all my health is import... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 22:04:44 EST First week's weigh in results! First I just want to say thank each and ery one of you for all your suppot and encouragement it's keeping me accountable. I also want to add,as soon as I get more reliable internet,I'll be by your pages too giving my support and encouragement,please bear with me. <BR> <BR> I got on the scale Saturday morning and it read 240.9lbs,which brings me to 30.9lbs total lost. Since I didn't weigh in prior,this is my starting point. <BR> <BR> I also took my measurements and found out I lost 9 1/2"... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 09:56:23 EST First week of comeback,bumpy but made it through! This week has more challenges then I can mention,so I'll share the most important ones. <BR> <BR> Exercise - I haven't did this in almost 4 months! So my first day was HELL! OMG,I didn't realize how out of shape I am! My legs felt like I was lifting 5 bricks! Talk about out of breath I wanted to stop and give up so many times,but I knew if I'd stuck it out I would be so proud of myself later. In case you don't know,I have Lupus ,I was told exercise makes the disease more bearable. After t... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 15:08:32 EST Day 1 of my comeback! I knew when I planned my comeback it wouldn't be easy. Every temptation that could come my way did! I ofcourse reminded myselfof how important this is to me. So far so good today,that means I'm on my way. <BR> <BR> One BIG thing I realized about myself is I'm sooooo impatient! I've been on this journey since 2009,and think I should have been to my goal weight by now. Patience is a virtue and I need it now! <BR> <BR> Don't worry about me,I'm NOT giving up,I don't care how long it takes!... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 17:56:07 EST Planning my Comeback! Hello to all my Spark friends! For the last 4 months I've been recovering from shoulder surgery after a terrible car accident. All I can say is,I'm soooooo happy I'm doing a lot better! <BR> <BR> On Monday I start back exercising and I'm really excited! Today was my weigh in,BUT...I decided to focus on eating healthy,exercise and just being positive,that way I'm not letting the scale rule my week. I will get on it,just not this week. <BR> <BR> I made a motivational collage,but will be d... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 17:59:46 EST I'm on my way back!!!! I wasn't able to keep you all up to date of my daily progress, because we have no internet for now and I'm currently writing this at the library. Despite that temporary setback I actually managed to lose this week(1.9),which puts me at 49.2lbs down and counting! <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> This new week I will keep the same plan that brought me success this week,and I'll try to come to the library everyday and keep you all up to date. One thing that's has been soooooo clear this w... Sat, 12 May 2012 10:35:27 EST Weigh In today,drum roll....... I gained 16.1lbs!!!!! <em>24</em> and that's for being off plan for 1 month!,but the good news is I can do something about that number,YAY!!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Since today starts a new week for me(I do Weight Watcher's/The Spark),that means I get all my daily points(28) plus all my weekly points(49),which is a lot of food to be eaten. Here's how I break it down for the week: <BR> <BR> 49 Weekly points all eaten on weigh in day(Saturday). Since I'm mostly gone all day Saturday,this h... Sat, 5 May 2012 16:49:27 EST I declare today is a NEW day!!!!! While I was going through my e-mails this morning I happened upon Spark People's "What you may have missed in April" I'm very thankful I did,because there I found 2 of the most inspiring blog post I have read this week! <BR> <BR> Thank you MICHELLESMILES for inspiring all of us with your 158lb weight loss!!!! Your pics are amazing and your blog post is exactly what I needed to read! <BR> <BR> Thank you also TRACY3150 for showing all the stages of your weight with some of the most amazing ... Wed, 2 May 2012 11:02:00 EST VICTORY!!! in the most STRESSFUL week EVER!!!! When the week started I had everything planned out for the week. My meals, exercise,H2O,even some me time,I thought "I got this covered". Then Monday came and phone call after phone call,put me and my WHOLE family in the most stress we ever had, since losing our 3yr old son! <BR> <BR> <BR> To be brief,my MIL was diagnosed with Lukemia,her 1st cousin is battling Pancreatic cancer,her(my MIL) lost her BIL to a heart attack,my husbands aunt(MIL sister) is still battling her breast Cancer,her b... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 11:15:51 EST Weigh in Day Today!!!! I know I said I was going to blog everyday,but time got away from me. I managed to stay On Plan ALL 7 days,ate my correct portions,drank ALL waters for the day,exercised 5 days this week. The results? I loss 10.5lbs!!!! I just felt this fire was lit under me(still feel this way),and now I know I can reach my weight loss goals. <BR> <BR> With only 2 weeks left before Christmas,my Birthday(28th),My 19th year Wedding Anniversary(30th) and lastly New Years Eve(31st),my goal is to get into On... Sat, 10 Dec 2011 16:31:00 EST Day 1 On Plan When I went to bed last night I knew today would be day 1 of me staying totally OP. At first I began to doubt if I could last half a day,let alone a WHOLE day. <BR> <BR> <BR> Well I'm doing it,and I feel so empowered! I even noticed a bounce in my step as I walked and I had all kinds of great thoughts. The kind of thoughts that made me believe I WILL lose this week,I WILL finally get into Onederland,and <BR> I'm really going to make it to goal and maintain my weight for the rest of my life!... Sat, 3 Dec 2011 17:19:36 EST I'm Coming Clean I have finally decided to fess up about what I've been doing. In no way does this mean that I haven't been OP,but it's a confession of my progress thus far. <BR> <BR> <BR> To start, I joined Weight Watchers in 2009 and I have lost thus far 68.2lbs and holding strong. My last journey I lost 130lbs and gained it all back when I had 2 babies 14 months apart! The reason why I bring up that journey is because,I have NEVER dealt with one really BIG issue that kept me from getting to goal. <BR> ... Sat, 3 Dec 2011 12:43:01 EST Countdown to Onederland!!!! Tomorrow is my weigh in and I have been good ALL week long. As a pre-reward I got my nails done and a pedicure too! If I don't make Onederland tomorrow then I know it won't be long before I do,and that makes me soooooo excited! <BR> <BR> Until tomorrow,wish me luck! <em>192</em> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 16:37:28 EST Week 8, 12 week challenge Good morning Spark friends! Well this week ends week 8 for me in my 12 week challenge and in the last 8 weeks a lot of things happened. I no longer have a personal trainer and I feel really great about that. Since I been with them I haven't gotten any closer to reaching my weight loss or fitness goals, and this has caused me to be at a stall which is very frustrating to say the least. Then I was told I have Lupus and that totally explains why I have been feeling the way I do. <BR> <BR> I... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 10:17:01 EST Weigh in Day changed This week I decided to change my weigh in day from Friday to Saturday,so my pics and update will be on this day. I also am considering re-joining Weight Watchers meetings,even tho I'm an online member. I need the extra motivation and after all I started my whole weight loss journey with WW and I would like to finish strong! There's a lot of things I stopped, and to be truthful I don't know why,those things encouraged me and kept me straight. I guess I got swept up into the fantasy that I c... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:33:38 EST Week 7 12 week challenge This week was the same as the others great and then today at weigh in I stayed the same. I'm not angry,but realize today I'm in this for the long haul and I can't control what my body does so I'm just going to stick to my weekly goals and keep at it! <BR> <BR> Here's my goals for this week: <BR> <BR> 1) Stay on plan all 7 days <BR> 2) drink ALL of my water everyday(5 34oz ) <BR> 3) Exercise 5 days this week,and don't over do it <BR> 4) When hit with temptations,pick up one of my hobbies ins... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 10:15:16 EST Week 5 OOPS! and week 6 of 12 week challenge Good Friday morning! Well last week was week 5 and I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to give you all an update as to how my week went. Since being diagnosed with Lupus,sometimes it's hard to do a blog post everyday,but with my efforts to be healthy that should change soon. <BR> <BR> Week 5 went great,I .4 and I'm ok with that,sometimes the scale won't do what you would like and I use other methods for my success,like how I feel and how my clothes fit. Week 6 was a little bumpy,but I pushed thr... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 09:47:09 EST WOW! Week 4 of 12 week challenge Today is the day I couldn't believe, 4 weeks and no binge! The last challenge I started I totally failed and had to start over. Now it's been 4 weeks and I'm so proud of myself for sticking to my meal plan and exercise plan. For the month I lost a total of 10.5lbs, and I lost 1/2 inch from my waist and 1/2 inch from my hips,I can tell in my clothes. <BR> <BR> With 8 weeks left in my 12 week challenge,I'm very optimistic about the ending being very wonderful! Now I was suppose to add some ... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 09:09:00 EST Week 3 12 week challenge This week was one of another of successful weeks. I not only stayed on plan,but I was able to get ALL 5 days of exercise in without any body aches and pains getting in the way. I feel so happy about that,but the scale didn't budge because of the monthly women thing,I won't complain. <BR> <BR> Going into week 4 I won't change anything,except to write more in my journal,watch Ruby season 4 and The Biggest Loser season 11. These shows and my journal inspire me to stay on plan and over come al... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 08:41:36 EST A wonderful ending to my week 2 12 week challenge! I knew when this week started that I had alot of challenges facing me. The plan was to stay on my eating plan NO MATTER WHAT!,and figure out a plan to accomplish this! <BR> <BR> My first plan was no matter how tired I got or stressed,I had to make every meal and not give into eating crap and saying to myself this is the best I can do. Also drinking my 4 340z waters helped me alot and just plain old refusing to give into temptation. <BR> <BR> Despite the stress and being tested for Lupus,I ... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 09:33:35 EST 12 week challenge,going great! Today was my weigh in and I lost 3lbs! That's great for week 1 on my 12 week challenge. With the 4th of July,I thought oh no what am I gonna do with all the temptation,so I made a plan to be choosy with my choices and it worked! <BR> <BR> Today starts week 2 of my challenge and it's going great,my only challenge this week will be to juggle ALL the Dr's appt's we have ( 1 everyday this week) and make sure I eat every 2 - 3 hrs. My exercise will be challenged too,but I will NOT make excuses o... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 12:29:11 EST Day 7, 12 week challenge I did it,I made it to day 7 w/o going off plan and I feel great! Tomorrow is weigh in and you if I lose 2lbs that's progress to me! this week has it's challenges,but i refused to give into stress eating,instead I pushed myself hard to stay the course. <BR> <BR> I will be taking a much needed nap later this afternoon,but I'm soooooo proud of myself and my family for sticking to this challenge. Until tomorrow,I hope you all have a great Thursday! Thu, 7 Jul 2011 12:39:47 EST Day 3 12 week challenge Hello fellow Sparkers! Today is day 3 of my challenge and it's going great! With the 4th being tomorrow I already have a plan for how I will enjoy the holiday w/o going off my plan. I'm really excited about seeing my BFF and her mom,so that alone will take the pressure off eating everything in sight,and they have never seen my beautiful children. <BR> <BR> I got up this morning and did my Cardio/ST for an hour and a half and now I'm soooooo sore,but I'm glad I did it! My motivation is defi... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 16:29:21 EST 12 week challenge re-focus I know you all may think I'm totally crazy,but I need to stop a run away train before it crashes! <BR> In other words,I have decided to do a 12 week re-focus,starting today July 1st. This time is differen't because I had a very long talk to my trainer and I'm going on a binge free lifestyle,meaning I need to totally cut out all sweets ans salty stuff that has been keeping me from reaching my goals. If I keep doing what I'm doing,I won't ever reach my weight loss goals,and mean NEVER! <BR> ... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 18:24:57 EST Week 3 12 week challenge,NOW I have the stomach flu! When I first started this challenge,it was so I could break all my bad habits and get fitter and eat more healthy. Well that hasn't changed, and I was doing great until last night when I felt awful! <BR> <BR> The only plus sort of is not being able to eat only drink. I still feel terrible,BUT I'm not giving up on my challenge and by the end of it I WILL look and feel alot better then I do now. Until Friday I'm going to lay down! Tue, 28 Jun 2011 16:43:25 EST Week 2 12 week challenge,a total collapse! When I first started week 2 of my 12 week challenge everything was going good,then Father's Day came and I was still in control. As I stated in my blog post before I have a condition called Lupus and part of the condition causes you to be very fatigued and achey all over. When the evening time came along I would be sooo exausted and fatigued that I could hardly move,which means I'm out of commission. <BR> <BR> The eating plan me and my families on is very precise according to all our weight... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 17:15:01 EST