JENNANNHARG's SparkPeople Blog JENNANNHARG's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community It's been a while. I haven't blogged in a while. I'm still dieting and working on the weightloss. I am still faithful about going to the gym. Since I've been away from spark a few things have changed. I graduated with my an A.S. in December and have started at Texas A&M working towards my bachelors in Psychology. When I walked across that stage I was so proud, not only of my accomplishment in school but also of the accomplishment I have made so far in my weightloss goal. Here are a couple of pics. <img src="ht... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:14:06 EST June Pictures Here it is June 2012 already. 10 months on my journey losing just over 60 lbs, dropping 10 dress sizes, and feeling better than I have in my entire life. Last summer I was 270 lbs and wearing a size 22 and 3xl shirt. This week I am 210 lbs and wearing a size 12 and a large shirt. <BR> <img src=""> April 11 275 lbs <BR> <img src=""> June 12 in a large <BR> <img src="http://photos-a... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 22:23:34 EST May18 --Spartan Day This past Saturday my husband and I set to Burnet Texas, he was about to embark on the toughest thing he has done to date. He ran the Spartan Sprint. 5.8 miles with 15+ obstacles. I enjoyed watching him and he enjoyed doing it. This was the ultimate test of endurance he has done to date ( I say to date because he is now moving on to the Spartan Beast in Dec. 10 - 12 miles 25+ obstacles) I have decided, after wathing him, that I am going to enter the 2013 Spartan Sprint. I am going to star... Mon, 21 May 2012 18:28:08 EST Jumping back in feet first tomorrow I have a confession. I have not worked out in close to a week an a half. Today was like day 10 of no workout. I have been so busy trying to finish up this semester of school. Papers to write, test to take. I know that's no excuse, but I let it be. Im extremely aggravated at myself for that. The plan was to be under 200 by the time we go to Austin on the 18th. Im 12 lbs away. Starting a water + raw food detox tomorrow and getting back the gym everyday this week. Except Saturday, I'm helping m... Mon, 7 May 2012 00:02:15 EST May pics I've now been on my weight loss journey for 9 months. Losing 60 lbs, going from a size 22 to a 14, an xxl to a large. <BR> <img src=""> April 2011 <BR> <img src=""> May 2012 Sat, 5 May 2012 14:59:01 EST just a little sharing I was looking back through my blogs and I came across one I wrote on 11/03/11. I was so excited while writing that blog, I had come across a pair of jeans in my closet that I was able to get into for the first time in a long time...A couple of weeks ago I did a huge purge of my closet. I got rid of 3/4 of all my clothes that were too big. In the past I have always held on to them, not this time....this time I won't need them. So while purging my closet, I threw away those jeans, those jean... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 20:52:58 EST No Longer Obese Huge huge huge milestone today. I went from obese to overweight. 58 lbs down and at 5'11" my BMI is 29.6. Now I have gone from obese to overweight. I'm so excited and can not wait to continue to see the weight go and reach my next goal and milestone. Thank You to all of fellow Sparks who have stood behind me and supported me..You guys Rock!!!! Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:40:28 EST 17 days without weight change So, I didn't realize until today that I have not changed in weight since March 29. I seem to be stuck a the 213 lb mark. I''m struggling right now, my motivation is waning. I was working so hard to be under 200 by May 19, and I'm beginning to think I am not going to make it. I feel like I have disappointed myself and my husband. He is doing his first Spartan Sprint in Austin, TX, May 19. He is such a huge motivation to me, losing 93 lbs in 8 months. I'm running now because of him, exer... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 21:08:07 EST April pics 57 lbs down <img src=""> April 2011 <BR> <img src=""> April 2012 Fri, 6 Apr 2012 15:50:39 EST How to feel the way I look? Upon this weightloss endeavor my biggest hardship has been (and is) learning to feel the way I look. I have been heavy most of my life. All of my adult life I have struggled terribly with obesity. So in the last 10 years or more I have gotten used to being big. Now that I am the smallest I have been in my adult life, I find it hard to see myself at this weight. I still feel like I am 270+ lbs. I still go to the store and automatically head to the plus size. I also find that when I do p... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 17:46:45 EST 6 months today Today marks 6 months of me being on my weight loss journey. It has been an incredibly bumpy road. I logged my weight for this week, and I was looking back over my log to see that at end of summer 11 I weighed 270 lbs. I logged in today at 216. I have lost 54 lbs in 6 months. I have gone from a size 22 to a 14. My journey is not over. I have many more lbs to lose. But I can do this. I am on my way to a healthier and happier me. Sun, 25 Mar 2012 10:01:59 EST March Pictures April 2011 <img src=""> <BR> March 2012 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Now 11 months later I have lost 52 lbs. I have gone from a size 22 to a 14 (which are getting big). A 2x shirt to a Large. The last bathing suit I owned was a 3x...last one I bought ( last week) was a XL top and a large bottoms. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 17:47:55 EST 50 pounds down ~~with pictures April 2011 <img src=""> <BR> Feb 2012 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 50 lbs down!!!! My half way point Thu, 23 Feb 2012 20:51:43 EST I'm living in avoidance...and You should too I've learned from this struggle of weightloss that there are some things I must avoid. So here's my list and a few things I've learned on my journey so far. <BR> <BR> 1. Avoid the scale -- except on the day you do your weekly weigh in. <BR> I used to get up and weigh everyday, and when I didn't see the scale go down everyday I got frustrated. So I started sticking to getting on the scale only on Sunday's which is my weekly weigh in day. <BR> <BR> 2. Avoid people who aren'... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 12:13:59 EST Next Week I'm so close to losing 50 lbs it is unbelievable. I woke up this morning and weighed in (like I do every Sunday) and I was 222. I'm almost to my half way point and I WILL make it there by next week. I joined a gym this week. I'm so super excited about that. Work out a minimum of a an hour a day, if I don't come home exhausted then I'm not doing something right. Today I was 48 lbs down. <BR> I have a reward in mind for when I hit the 50 lb mark....You see that dress I'm wearing in the ... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 11:31:41 EST More pics Its been a month since I added pics of my weight loss. I am trying to do this because sometimes when the scale is not on my side, if I take a picture I can see the change. So here goes....3 of me last of me in of me taken today.. <img src=""> April 11..270 20 <img src=""> Jan 12...230lbs..size 18 <img src=" Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:09:25 EST Since starting Spark I joined SparkPeople in September of last year 2012. I was 247 lbs and I needed that extra push, my husband recommended Sparkpeople to me. Well, needless to say I did the inital yoyo. Eat right, get off the whatever, lounge around...gain. I lost 8 or 10 lbs or so... Then came Janurary, and my thought's of WTH?! If I want this I have to do something about it...I mean really do something about it. I got up one morning and looked in the mirror, really looked in the mirror... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 10:55:45 EST Great day So today marked a milestone in my weight loss. Not long ago. About a month give or take a few days, I went to buy me some jeans. I went into the store and picked up my regular size 18 jeans then thought OK why not? I grabbed a pair of 16 jeans also. Much to my dismay the size 16 jeans would not even come close to buttoning. I walked out armed with a pair of 18's and a bit of self loathing. Today however. I went to the same store to buy those 16's . I picked them up, tried them on and almost... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 22:43:20 EST Tough Week I did everything right all week long. I ate right I excersized, I weighted in last Sunday at 229. Over the week I weighed and went up to 233. I was devestated. I could't explain it, I had been doing everything right. I took the day off Saturday to give my body a rest, and possibly because I was just frustrated. Sunday morning I weighed...227.2.. The lowest yet. I know it is only .2 difference from last week, but that .2 lbs made my motivation go back up. Sometimes it is the small things ... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 22:55:09 EST 40 lbs <img src=""> in April 2010--270 lbs <BR> <img src=""> in Jan 2011--229 lbs <BR> <BR> 40 lbs down!!!! Sun, 8 Jan 2012 13:30:21 EST New/Old Jeans I have a pair of jeans that I bought a few years ago. I was able to wear these jeans only a couple of times. Then BAM!! they were to small. I have had these jeans hanging in my closet ever since that faitful fall day 2 years ago. These pants are Lane Bryant right fit size 1....the website doesn't tell what actual size these are (Bummer) but the waist is a 34. Thats so awesome!!!! I put these jeans on while standing in the midde of my bedroom...No Leaning, sucking, grunting, or laying on th... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 22:07:44 EST day 13 I am so stressed out. Biology test today, club (optimist) meeting at school, then play practice after school. An exam and a paper due for Human Growth and Development this weekend. A test in theatre history on Monday....School has taken over my life and I am struggling. Send some good thoughts my way so that I may get back on top and fee back in control sometime before midterms,,,, Wed, 5 Oct 2011 18:31:38 EST Day 12 I know, I missed a few days. It has been super busy. Life, college, the kids in school, hubby working 12 hour days. The last week and a half have been really stressful. I maintained my healthy eating and healthy cooking. I have been eating breakfast regularly and eating lunch. 3 meals a day. No soda, only water and unsweet tea. <BR> I got on the scale this morning and it read 242!!! The first 5 pounds gone. Im excited. I think I am going to start doing a photo diary for myself every week... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 18:53:33 EST Day 2 So this morning I made a pack with myself. I'm going to eat 3 meals a day. I got up and had my regular coffee this am, along with a granola bar. ( I know not the healthiest of choices, but hey I have to start somewhere) I had tuna salad and 2 hard boiled eggs for lunch..fordinner the hubby cooked low fat chicken quesodillas. I tracked everything I ate today on my phone through the food and diet tracker. I ate more today than I normally do in a 24 hour period, but was still concerned to see t... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 23:17:16 EST day 1 Today I managed to make atleast part of my goal. I didn't get up and eat breakfast. I did eat a granola bar for lunch. I did drink 2 liters of water so far. I walked a mile after dinner. Weight this am was 246. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 21:11:50 EST