INDIANA_SWEETIE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=INDIANA%5FSWEETIE INDIANA_SWEETIE'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/ Today (March 18, 2011) I seen Onderland for first time in 16 years! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4101075 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Could not wait to get on here and tell you all my good news! I weighed myself this morning and weighed 199.6! I made it to ONDERLAND! I am so excited! I have not seen onderland in 16 years! <BR> <BR> I started with spark on Feb 11, 2008. I have had my ups and downs with weight loss just like most of us have! But as of today I have lost 40.4 lbs since joining spark and i could not have done it without all the wonderful friends I have here that support and motivate me!... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:23:41 EST Today is February 11, 2011 is my 3 year spark anniversary! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4011041 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Actually a little bit late on the post since its a couple minutes after midnight but oh well! I am happy to say that I have been here and continually active with spark for 3 years today! This has been such an amazing journey for me! YES it has had its ups and downs! I am not where I want to be YET but I am NOT GIVING UP til I get where I want to be! <BR> <BR> After weighing myself right before my 31st birthday and seeing the number on the scale read 240. I sat down ... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:43:34 EST How January 2011 went for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3986874 Hi Everyone! Welcome to my journey! <BR> <BR> On January 1st I weighed myself and I weighed 219! <BR> On January 31st I weighed myself and I weighed 210.6! <BR> So I lost 8.4 lbs for the month! <BR> <BR> I am really happy with how January went, especially since I had been on a plateau for it seems like forever! I have been here for almost 3 years! My 3 year sparkversary is this month on Feb 11th! I want to be under 210 by then and more if possible. <BR> <BR> My next short term goal is ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:36:26 EST My journey towards ONDERLAND!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3953596 Hi Everyone! <BR> Welcome to my journey! <BR> So far this year I have been doing pretty well weight wise! Although I have had a lot of emotional chaos going on around me, I have managed to keep my head up and continue to work my way to ONDERLAND! Which hoping to be there by Feb 20th which is my Birthday! <BR> <BR> I have went from 219 on January 1st to 212.8 today January 23. So 6.2lbs for the month so far! <BR> <BR> My measurments for Jan 1st and today are: <BR> <BR> Waist: 43.25 to ... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 18:02:57 EST My Journey into 2011 so far..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3926423 So far this year has started out well! I am finally coming off of a plateau! Which is really great and shows that persistence pays off!!!! I hope to continue and to finally make it to ONDERLAND in 2011! That is my short term goal to reach! I would like to be in Onderland by my Birthday which is February 20th. That would be the best Birthday present in the world! <BR> <BR> I started the year weighing 219lbs. Today I weighed myself and I weighed in at 213.2. So I am down 5.8lbs in 2 weeks! YAY... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 00:12:40 EST My Weight ups and downs since joining spark on Feb 11th 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3904203 On Feb 11th 2011 it will be my 3 year Spark Anniversary!!!! <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Has this been an easy journey! No! But I have continued to keep pushing forward and I will get to my goal weight! I hope to make it to Onderland this year! That would be awesome! <BR> <BR> Here is how my weight has fluctuated during my time here! <BR> <BR> 2/11/08: 240 (This is what I weighed the day I started!) <BR> 3/11/08: 226 <BR> 5/11/08: 218 <BR> 8/11/08: 213 <BR> 12/11/08: 216 <BR>... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 17:40:44 EST Sharing some of my favorite quotes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3781824 These are just a few of my favorites that I thought I would share with you! <BR> <BR> Don’t Quit! <BR> <BR> When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, <BR> When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, <BR> When the funds are low, and the debts are high, <BR> And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, <BR> When care is pressing you down a bit, <BR> Rest if you must, but don't you quit. <BR> <BR> Life is queer with its twists and turns, <BR> As every one of us sometimes learns, <B... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 18:38:20 EST Yesterday was my 1,000th day on Spark People!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3770378 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was my 1,000th day on Spark People! I want to thank everyone for making this journey so great! For being such good friends and such a great support system! You all are not just my friends but my family! <BR> <BR> What Ive accomplished in 1,000 days..... <BR> <BR> IM 25lbs LIGHTER THAN I WAS!! Not where I want to be but not where I used to be! I have had my ups and downs during this time. Ive lost and gained. But that is something that a lot of us have don... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 13:18:02 EST Getting ready for 18th Annual Louisville Aids 5K Walk! Only 9 days to!!So Excited!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3647212 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Im getting ready for my 5K walk on Sunday, September 26th for the Annual Louisville Aids Walk! This walk is very important to me because my grandpa died of this terrible disease in 1989! He was dead within four years of finding out and was very sick the entire time. He received a blood transfusion, which gave him the disease. Back then blood was not checked like it is now! So one of the reasons I do this walk is in Remembering him! My grandpa was a great man! I loved... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 13:42:04 EST Only lost 2 ounces this week but their are a couple inches gone! YAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3562214 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I weighed myself this morning since it was weigh in day for the August Challenge. I had only lost 2 ounces this week. Thats ok! I did my measurements and found that I had lost 1 inch of my waist this week and 1 inch off my hips and 3/4 of an inch on my thigh! So I am happy! <BR> <BR> That is why we say the scale is only a number and there are other ways to measure your success! So don't be discouraged by the scale! Look at other things too.... <BR> <BR> Take your... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 11:21:37 EST Join us for the September Challenge!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3560188 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Our team Challenge + Motivation = Weight Loss has a monthly challenge each month! We would love to have you join us! Or even if you dont want to join the challenge but would like to join our team, everyone is welcome! If your looking for a team that has motivation and a good support system and is active! I think you would like our team! Come check it out! <BR> <BR> Also here is a link to sign up for the September challenge! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/m... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 14:37:40 EST TAMMILEE4? Where are you?? Did you change your name?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3554670 I received a comment on my spark page from TAMMILEE4 today and now the page cannot be found. I would really like to respond to her post! If this is you, or you know anything about her PLEASE let me know! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Marlena Thu, 19 Aug 2010 18:05:02 EST Down 25lbs AGAIN! WOOHOO!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3488445 I have been a member on spark people since Feb 11th 2008. I have tried to weigh myself on the 11th each month on the same day each month. As you can tell, I lost weight and then gained it back! Im now back down 25lbs! Im very excited to be losing again. I weighed myself this morning and weighed 214.2! IM GOING TOWARDS ONDERLAND once again! This time I want to make it there and stay there! This has been a long journey! But I refuse to give up! That is one of the most important lessons for al... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 12:10:17 EST Challenge Ideals??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3478105 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> As some people know I am team leader of Challenge + Motivation = Weight Loss and we have monthly challenges on the team. We have another one starting on August 1st if anyone would like to join us! <BR> <BR> What I am wanting to know is that if anyone has any ideals for our next monthly challenge? We usually do the normal team goals such as.... <BR> <BR> * 8 glasses of water <BR> * Staying with calorie range <BR> * Tracking food <BR> * Cardio <BR> * Walking 5,000 +... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 10:46:45 EST Surgery update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3467632 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I had my surgery last Monday and I am doing very well! Im feeling a little better each day! Yesterday I went to Walmart with the kids and walked around. Made me a little tired and sore but felt good to get out for a bit. Will be very happy to get back to my normal routine! <BR> <BR> Thank you all for the support! <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Marlena Sun, 25 Jul 2010 13:53:58 EST Had my surgery Monday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3454374 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Had my surgery Monday and I am very sore but doing well! Will be glad when I can get back to my normal routine! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the support! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>223</em> <BR> Marlena Wed, 21 Jul 2010 11:10:26 EST Having my surgery tomorrow! Getting a little nervous!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3443588 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Im having my laproscopy surgery tomorrow to have the cyst removed from my left ovary. Im getting a little nervous since its getting closer. Although I am ready to get it over with so that I can get back to my normal routine! <BR> <BR> Im going to have 3 small cuts around my belly button and they are going to blow up my stomache and then remove the cyst. She said the way the cyst is she may have to take my left ovary too but she is going to try not too. <BR> <BR> I ... Sun, 18 Jul 2010 11:47:00 EST Down 10% again! YAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3437868 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I weighed myself yesterday and I weighed 216.6! So now once AGAIN I have lost 10% of my body weight and hope to keep it off this time! I have lost 14.4lbs since April 1st! So Im happy with my progress even though it has been slow, but thats ok! <BR> <BR> I am having surgery on Monday to have this cyst removed from my ovary so in a couple weeks I will be able to do all the activities that I have missed doing! <BR> <BR> Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! Be... Fri, 16 Jul 2010 10:10:35 EST Day 126!!! FINALLY under 220 again! WOOHOO!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3344097 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Today I weighed myself and was so excited to see that Im under 220 AGAIN!!! I weighed 218.8! Which was really surprising since Ive had the limitations from the cyst! I have been monitoring what I eat more closely though which has helped! Ive also been walking as much as possible! <BR> <BR> I have lost 12.2 lbs since April 1st! Which means Im finally getting back on track! YAY! <BR> <BR> My next short term goal is 210! So 210 here I come!!!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for ta... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:15:18 EST Day 120!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3324152 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> This is day 120 of my 3rd year at spark! <BR> <BR> Been a while since I have posted a blog, so I figured it was time to post an update on how Im doing! <BR> <BR> I have a cyst on my left ovary which has really limited the things that I can do right now! I am going to have surgery on June 28th. I hate having to watch what I do so much! Which means I have to watch my calorie intake even more closely than usual! UGHHH! <BR> <BR> I have been walking as much as possib... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 11:42:29 EST Day 100! The sun is FINALLY Shinning here today! WOOHOO!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3256817 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> It is so nice to see the sunshine today! We have had rain and clouds for 2 weeks now! Which has not been good for the motivaion or the mood! Seeing the sunshine makes me feel motivated today! <BR> <BR> My flower garden is enjoying the sunshine as well. May get out and work in it today and do some other yard work. Just enjoy the day! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great Saturday! <BR> Best wishes on your journey! <BR> Marlena Sat, 22 May 2010 12:41:54 EST Day 96!! Weign in yesterday went better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3242690 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Yesterdays weigh in went better! I had lost 3lbs from the week before! I weighed in at 221.8. Almost under 220 again! That is my goal for Memorial Day, to be under 220 and STAY there! <BR> <BR> Been rainy here the last few days which hasnt helped the moods and the motivation but Ive been hanging in there! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great Tuesday! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! Best wishes on your journey! <BR> Marlena Tue, 18 May 2010 12:36:39 EST Day 89 Weigh in yesterday didnt go to good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3217643 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Today is my 89th day of my 3rd year at spark! <BR> <BR> My weigh in didnt go to well yesterday! I had gained 1.8lbs from the week before! Im not going to let it get me down though! Just use it as motivation to do better this week! I CAN DO THIS! I WILL! <BR> <BR> I weigh myself every morning when I first wake up just as a reality check that helps me get through my day! This morning I was down a little more but I was up vomiting last night. Dont think it was a stom... Tue, 11 May 2010 10:13:45 EST HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all the Moms!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3210454 Just wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>67</em> <em>144</em> <em>214</em> <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a wonderful day and be blessed! <BR> Marlena Sun, 9 May 2010 10:33:03 EST Day 86 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3208173 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Dont have a weight loss to report but I have been trying to stay as active as possible. Been chasing babies the last couple of days because my cousin has been here with their kids. Good calorie burner! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a Saturday! <BR> Marlena Sat, 8 May 2010 13:50:25 EST Day 79 My Goals for May!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3182852 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Today is day 79 of my 3rd year at spark! <BR> My starting weight for May 1st is 222.8! I lost 7.4lbs in April! Which was pretty good for me! Im hoping to lose at least 12.8 lbs in May which would take me down to 210 AGAIN! <BR> <BR> I also walked around 75 miles last month. I am going to try for at least 100 this month. <BR> <BR> As usual I will take this goal one day at a time! Doing my best at staying within my calorie range and staying as active as possible. E... Sat, 1 May 2010 15:55:37 EST Day 77 Almost down 20 lbs AGAIN!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3175652 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Today is day 77 of my 3rd year at spark! <BR> <BR> I was happy when I weighed myself this morning! I weighed 222.8! So I am 2.8lbs away from being under 220 AGAIN! <BR> <BR> Sometimes I get mad at myself when I think only a year ago I was only 5lbs from Onderland and then gained 30 of it back! But that happens! We sometimes get off track! The important thing is that we dont stay off track! Im back on track again and feeling better about myself again. Especially wi... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 14:41:09 EST Day 74! 2 oz's away from losing 6 lbs this month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3162857 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Today is day 74 of my 3rd year at spark! Im doing better at being on track. Had a rough day the last couple of days. Was in quite a bit of pain. Ive got a cyst on my left ovary the size of a tennis ball and it TOM has been here so its made the pain much worse! Havent gotten in near as many steps the last couple days as I wouldve liked to. <BR> <BR> Today Im feeling a little better (pain is more bearable anyway) and Ive been up and moving more today! I weighed myself... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 13:07:23 EST Day 72 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3155842 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Working hard to get under 22o again! My main focuses have been to stay within my calorie range and working my way up to 10,000 steps a day! Harder than it sounds (for me anyway!) I have been trying for 6,000 + a day which is an increase for me! Sat, 24 Apr 2010 13:14:56 EST Day 70 UNDER 225 AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3148609 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My mini goal was to once again get under 225 and I have done that YAY! Weighed myself yesterday morning and weighed 224.6! So my next mini goal is go get under 220 again! <BR> <BR> Ive been doing pretty good here lately about staying within my calorie range. That has made a big difference but also I have been trying to get in at least 6,000 steps a day or more which is more than what Im used to. I will eventually work my way up to 10,000 a day! Just taking it one da... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 11:37:48 EST Day 65 Almost under 225 AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3129547 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> As some people know I started out at 240 lost 35lbs and then gained back 30lbs! Now Im back down to 225.6, my short term goal is to get back under 225 again! Take it baby steps at a time. Im starting to find my muscles again and feeling better. The main thing Ive been doing is getting my steps in and up and moving as much as possible and of course staying within my calorie range on most days. <BR> Im getting there, ONE DAY AT A TIME! <BR> <BR> Thanks for taking the ... Sat, 17 Apr 2010 11:30:29 EST Day 63 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3123524 I did terrible yesterday, other than getting in a little over 6,000 steps! I went over my calorie range, ate fast food and drank a coke! Bad, bad and bad! <BR> <BR> But todays a new day and so far Ive done good! So Im not going to dwell on yesterday, just move on and do better! <BR> <BR> Weighed myself this morning and weighed 225.6 so didnt do too much damage. Thu, 15 Apr 2010 15:43:37 EST Day 62 and Day 10 of the 8 week Memorial Day Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3118466 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Ive been doing pretty good here lately been getting in over 5,000 steps (working my way up to 6,000 a day then more! <BR> <BR> Been trying to stay up and moving as much as possible and getting my water in. <BR> <BR> Ive also been staying within my calorie range! <BR> <BR> Weighed myself this morning and it was 225.2! So I was happy with that! <BR> <BR> Thanks for taking the time to read my blogs! <BR> Marlena Wed, 14 Apr 2010 11:45:58 EST Day 60 and Day 8 of the 8 week Memorial Day Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3109138 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Been doing good with my eating and walking the last couple days and trying stay active even if its been cleaning or walking around the yard. It has paid off! <BR> <BR> My starting weight for the challenge was 230.4 <BR> Today my first weigh in was 226.6! YAY! Mon, 12 Apr 2010 09:46:54 EST Day 57 and Day 5 of the 8 week Memorial Day Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3099832 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I totally blew everything yesterday, the calorie range, the no fast food or sodas and didnt even quite get my 5,000 steps in. But today is a new day! Im not going to beat myself up over it, just try to do better today. Which so far so good! <BR> <BR> Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! <BR> Marlena Fri, 9 Apr 2010 13:30:04 EST 8 week Memorial Day Challenge!! Come join us!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3094992 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to invite others to our teams challenge! It is an 8 week Memorial Day Challenge which started on Monday April 5th and goes to May 31st (which is Memorial Day) Its not too late to join though. Anyone can join at anytime! Its on the team Challenge + Motivation = Weight Loss. If you would like to join the challenge here is a link to the team! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20007x19<BR>878453 </link>... Thu, 8 Apr 2010 10:24:56 EST Day 55 and Day 3 of the 8 week Memorial Day Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3093560 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I learned yesterday that I cannot do that bootcamp video because Im having pain in left ovary when trying to do them, so I am going to wait to start that part until I have my CT Scan on next Wednesday and go back and see the doctor the next friday to see whats going on! Which kind of bums me out but its not stopping me from doing the rest! <BR> <BR> I did pretty good today..... <BR> Stayed within my calorie range today! YAY! <BR> Drank my water! <BR> No fast food or... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 23:02:18 EST Day 54 and Day 2 of the 8 week Memorial Day Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3089365 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I did really good today! <BR> Stayed within my calorie range today! YAY! <BR> Drank my water! <BR> No fast food or sodas! <BR> I walked 5205 (so I got over my 5,000 today!) <BR> And I got in 128 stairs! <BR> <BR> I weighed in this morning at 229! Still under 230! YAY! <BR> <BR> And the best part is Im starting feel good about myself again! <BR> Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! <BR> Marlena <BR> Tue, 6 Apr 2010 23:33:11 EST Day 53 and Day 1 of the 8 week Memorial Day Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3082210 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am very excited because it is the first day of the 8 week Memorial Day Challenge! (Come join us if you would like to! Just let me know and I will help you find it!!! <BR> <BR> Weighed myself this morning and it was 228.8 (Still under 230) YAY! <BR> <BR> I did good yesterday! Even with it being Easter and even though I did eat a couple pieces of Easter candy! I did not go over board like I normally would! <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals (For the memorial Day challenge)... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 11:55:11 EST Day 52 HAPPY EASTER!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3079104 Hi Everyone! Happy Easter!!! <BR> <BR> <em>449</em> <em>451</em> <em>448</em> <em>453</em> <em>450</em> <em>452</em> <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> My weigh in this morning was 229.8 (which I know it will bounce up and down a little bit from day to day) <BR> <BR> I am very excited about tommorow and starting the 8 week Memorial Day Challenge! If anyone would like to join us let me know and I will give you a link to it! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day! <BR> Marlena Sun, 4 Apr 2010 15:02:56 EST Day 51 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3075857 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I weighed myself this morning and it was 228.6 which is down 2 lbs since monday! Which is good!! Hopefully I can just keep it moving down! <BR> <BR> Ive been doing good and staying within my calorie range, been getting in some walking and also been doing some heavy spring cleaning. Which, I think all of it has helped! <BR> <BR> Im looking forward to the Memorial Day challenge our team is having and want to work my but off and get as close to Onderland as I can in ... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 11:22:19 EST Day 46 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3056719 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I weighed myself this morning and it was 230.6. TOM has finally left and hopefully my weight will start creeping back down! I hate being back up to 230 again! <BR> <BR> Going to start working out more/ harder than I have been! I have to if I want to start losing again! Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:24:14 EST Day 42! Here I go!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3042047 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I weighed myself this morning and was 231.6! But TOM is visiting so that could be why! <BR> <BR> On the plus side I went to caloriesperhour.com last night and went through different activities for 10 mins at my weight and how many cals they burn. So Im going to start a journal and keep track of cals burned vs cal intake and try to get that working for me! Being back up to a 40 BMI (morbidly obese) really irriates me! If I can burn 1000 cals more than my cal intake I... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:42:52 EST Day 39 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3029346 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Been on the wagon 4/5 days! Messed up the day before yesterday and ate ice cream which really made me go over my calorie range! But I was back on track yesterday! And so far so good today! Hopefully will stay on the wagon! Going to work hard on it anyway! <BR> <BR> Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! <BR> Hope you have a wonderful Monday! <BR> Marlena Mon, 22 Mar 2010 12:10:03 EST Day 37 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3022152 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Been on the wagon for 3 days as of yesterday! Going for a 4th today! Was going to do my measurements but I cant find the measuring tape anywhere!!! <BR> <BR> Ive got my walking back up to 2 miles again! Been doing that for the past few days too! <BR> <BR> Been staying within my calorie range for 3 days (as of yesterday)! <BR> <BR> Starting to feel better about myself also! <BR> <BR> Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! <BR> Hope you have a wonderful Sat... Sat, 20 Mar 2010 11:40:31 EST Day 35 of my 3rd year at spark and Update on my Grannys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3014934 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Still feeling more motivated than I was for the longest but time to move on to MORE! Not seeing any results yet so its time to kick it up a bit! <BR> <BR> I weighed myself this morning and it was 229.4 which is down 12 ounces from Sunday! I need to take my measurements again. Havent done that since the beginning of the year so maybe I will see something there! <BR> <BR> Im still shocked that I let myself get back up to this so quickly! The good thing is that I know... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:34:19 EST Day 30 of my 3rd year at spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2994865 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Been feeling pretty motivated the last few days! Which is a good thing. Been trying to get up and moving as much as possible. TRYING to stay within my calorie range! <BR> <BR> I am very happy that my motivation is coming back! It seemed like it was gone for so long! <BR> <BR> Today I weighed myself and it was 230. Which is up a couple from a few days ago but I know that it will go up and down from day to day. Just need to keep easing it down. But the plus side is ... Sat, 13 Mar 2010 12:04:55 EST Day 26 of My 3rd year at spark!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2977873 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Im feeling very motivated today for some reason! Which is good. Already got in some strength exercise this morning which is unusual for me! <BR> <BR> I weighed myself this morning and weighed 228.4! Which is over a pound and a half from yesterday! <BR> <BR> It feels good to be getting some of my motivation back! Hopefully I can keep it going! <BR> <BR> Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! <BR> Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! <BR> Marlena Tue, 9 Mar 2010 12:00:34 EST Day 25 of My 3rd year at spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2975931 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> On March 1st I weighed myself and was 230.6. A couple of days ago it was 227.8. Today it was 230. A little fluctiation. But Im ok with it. At least it wasnt a gain. I am still pretty motivated. Just need to get my butt in gear a little more! Which Im going to do! Starting tommorow! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day! <BR> <BR> Marlena <BR> Mon, 8 Mar 2010 23:19:28 EST Day 16 of My 3rd year at Spark!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2934188 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I had a moment yesterday that I would like to share with you. As some of you all know I went from 240 to 205 and now Im back up to 231. Anyway... <BR> <BR> When I was down to 205, I thought wow, I dont see much difference! I still look so fat!! YESTERDAY, when I was looking at myself in the mirror at the hospital. I could tell a major difference in that 25 pounds. So now when I lose those 25 again. I can be proud and know that there is a HUGE difference. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 10:02:50 EST