JENNTINYSAM's SparkPeople Blog JENNTINYSAM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Busy Busy as usual I guess I am just too busy to blog. <BR> <BR> Kept the girls for 6 months and their mom is doing better. <BR> <BR> 1 year and a month ago my son disowned me and his girls mom stole my wallet but since there was not much in it but credit cards that I was able to cancel they did not want to prosecute. <BR> <BR> We have moved out of Fair Grove and downsized to a smaller house. It is just Travis, Sam and I <BR> <BR> I have 6 weeks left of this semester of school then I student teach and I w... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:44:12 EST Update on my busy life First of all I lost 2 pounds since my last blog. <BR> <BR> Second. <BR> I am now a family of 7 people and not just 4. On March 20th I went down and got my nieces because their mama (my sis in law) was about to be evicted, plus was reported by dfs again. Saying there was no supervision, drug use, head lice and a few other things that I can not think of at the moment. <BR> <BR> I am now the "Parent" of 5. My two kids at ages 17 and 19 and then the girls are almost 3, 6 and almost 9. This has ... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 21:29:46 EST Weight loss I am at 167 in my weight now. That is 18 pounds since Christmas. The size 12 jeans mentioned in the last blog are now mine and I have 3 or 4 pairs of them. My issue now is tops. <BR> <BR> Before when I would lose weight I would not lose from my chest area and I would stay in the large and x large tops just because I hate tight things. Now some of them tops are so loose that I find myself throwing 3-4 tops out everytime I get ready to go to class. It finally got to where I had to go shopping... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:58:27 EST Weight weirdness When I change my weight on the fitbit it changes on the spark site. Well it was rather interesting. I went down to 172 and then Mother nature hit and I went back to 177 and back down to 175 by the time the week was over. Now I weigh back at 173. It is so nice to see the weight coming off and I see the changes in my clothes. Not big ones but little ones. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:43:36 EST Small rewards I went yesterday (Monday) to get my teeth relined. Almost broke due to payday being Friday, I couldn't think of anything to do. <BR> <BR> I decided instead of sitting there all day to go to Walmart and ate lunch at Subway. Then I looked around at the clearance stuff and decided to see how much jeans would be when I did have the money to go buy some. <BR> <BR> I wear a size 16 in the Riders by Lee (usually all that I buy is riders by lee, they fit most generally better then others) so I gra... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:35:39 EST January 2013 Minutes so far 1-13 1-1 Treadmill 3.11 miles - 61 min - 499 cals <BR> 1-2 Treadmill 6.46 miles - 125 min - 865 cals <BR> 1-3 Treadmill 5.88 miles - 114 min - 899 cals <BR> 1-4 fitbit entry only <BR> 1-5 Treadmill 9.2 miles - 178 min - 1208 cals <BR> 1-6 Treadmill 6.31 miles - 122 min - 682 cals <BR> 1-7 Treadmill 5.43 miles - 105 min - 631 cals <BR> 1-8 Treadmill 2.59 miles - 50 min - 371 cals <BR> 1-9 fitbit <BR> 1-10 fitbit <BR> 1-11 Treadmill 5.45 miles - 104 min 601 cals <BR> 1-12 Treadmill 6.18 miles ... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:50:15 EST Update and Christmas Well I am pretty happy. I got the ifit program for Christmas, weeks before I thought I would get it. I thought I was going to have to wait until January to get it with everything we spent elsewhere. <BR> <BR> I was so sick last week that I did not get on the treadmill much at all nor did I get many steps. <BR> <BR> I am getting better and trying to figure out the ifit thing out on my treadmill. It works now trying to log on their site is being weird. Maybe its just their site who knows. <B... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 16:35:50 EST New Treadmill and Question for those who read my blogs Ok I got my new treadmill. The Nordictrack t5.5. It is ifit capable which was the reason that I got it aside from the programs already downloaded into it. <BR> <BR> My question is for those who are ifit users <BR> <BR> 1. Is it worth getting it? <BR> 2. Can you create walks or programs and save to the ifit so that you can do the walk again. <BR> 3. Whats your general consensus of the ifit programs. <BR> <BR> The reason I ask is because my husband said that if I wanted it I will have to w... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 15:12:12 EST I finally get what I really wanted! I sold my treadmill. There were not many programs that just played with incline on features on it so I sold it. Travis made a deal with me that if I sold my old one that I could take the money, and apply for a sears card and get the treadmill I wanted. <BR> <BR> Well I got $250 off my 2 year old treadmill. Went to Sears today and got the sears card and then picked out my treadmill to realize I did not have quite enough money to get it. So tomorrow hopefully (when travis gets up) we will go b... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:11:29 EST Busy busy - Fitbit I have been so busy with school that I do not find the time to do anything to do with exersizing. Anyhow I have maintained my weight which for me is a feat in itself. <BR> <BR> We switched back to AT&t over the weekend and when we did I got the option of adding something new. Hubby let me get the new fitbit. Its a little bitty pedometer that syncs via bluetooth to my phone. It seems pretty good. It shows when I move and how many steps. <BR> <BR> Maybe it will get me back on my treadmill a... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 07:55:30 EST Today 6-1-2012 I did a few exercises on my total gym today. For a total of 30 minutes. Gotta figure out how to log them. <BR> <BR> I dropped the pick up for travis about a mile away and Sam and I walked back. Took us an hour to walk 1 mile since Sam walks slower then the usual person. We took our time and she made the whole walk. <BR> <BR> I worked in my garden today so I got my 2 hours total in. I need to finish logging for the last week or so. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 20:32:08 EST Yesterday was my 38th birthday Yesterday was my 38th Birthday. It started out as a very ordinary day. We did errands and stuff for Travis to get started on his new job. <BR> <BR> Travis has decided that being away for a month at a time was not worth what they decided to do with his hours. So he went back to hauling gas for gas stations and such. <BR> <BR> Anyhow. He had been wanting to get in better shape himself. He is by no means over weight like I am. He just wants to loose maybe 20 pounds and tone up and knowing him... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:55:27 EST Update on me 100,000 Fitness minutes and 48,000 spark points. <BR> <BR> I looked at the beginning of April and told myself I will make it to 100,000 fitness minutes this month. I did it!! <BR> <BR> I have been trying hard to get at least 20k steps a day. I do good on days that travis is home but on days he is not I find it hard on my motivation and no one else around here seems to care. That does not count Miss Sam who is just Miss Sam. <BR> <BR> The weight is not coming off. I just cannot seem to get ... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:50:57 EST You know it never fails. Gotta Vent! It never ceases to amaze me the things that happen to me when I get on a roll with my exercise. I was doing 3 hours a day and not feeling the usual pain or being worn out from working out so much. <BR> <BR> However then it changed. That time of the month rolled around and I had all the usual pains. At least I thought was the usual pains. Or pains with a little bit of a bug. Well it was not just the normal pains. After that TOM was over with I was still in pain. This pain was so bad I could ... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 16:11:58 EST I am still around I am still here. Not on anything other than my school website much. <BR> <BR> I have <BR> Earth Sciences <BR> Geography <BR> Algebra - College <BR> A Music Class that starts tomorrow <BR> Then A sociology class that starts in a few weeks this semester. <BR> <BR> These classes are kicking me in the butt. Too bad I couldnt lose weight while doing school work. <BR> <BR> I have added all the excersize from December to the end of January. January started out great and slowly went down as sch... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 17:36:51 EST October totals I lost 7 pounds this last month!! As of right now its only 6 but I think I am bloated. Wish that time of the month would go away but I digress. <BR> <BR> I was 2.9 miles from having 100 miles between the Treadmill, bike and Elliptical. Burning over 16,775 Calories according to my Noom on my phone. <BR> <BR> 2640 minutes, 97.1 miles and lots of work outside. <BR> <BR> Step totals for October was 326,767 thats 41,000 more then Septembers totals. <BR> <BR> As of this morning I weigh in at 17... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 08:09:05 EST I posted new pictures <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is the most recent picture that I have had taken. Seeing as I cant figure out how to do them myself I have to have Tiny take them for me. I took this one last weekend. <BR> <BR> I had dressed up just to show my mother who cant say anything nice with out being nasty in the same breathe that I do dress up. <BR> <BR> My mother is another story completely and while talking to a friend tonight I realized things ... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 22:25:41 EST September 2011 update and thoughts I have been working since August 22nd with a new friend. She is actually my sons friends mom. One day we just decided to work out together. Initially I thought yeah this will go over well. Kinda thinking like all my other friends have gone. They never stick around or are so flaky that I do not want to be around them. I have not had a real in person friend in a long time. <BR> <BR> I even explained that to her today. I was not an introvert when I was a kid but as most know my ex made me one ... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 19:28:58 EST Update and Stats Well I am not sure how much to write. <BR> <BR> I am way out of the loop with my spark friends that I get upset with myself and wonder whether I should come here at all. But I am here. I hope that while I have a little break from school work today I can try and read some blogs and catch up with a few friends. Send some sparkgoodies to say I am still around and still trying. <BR> <BR> I am doing online classes for the 2nd year and you would think that being on the computer all the time I wou... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 09:11:44 EST I am such a bad friend! I hate that I slack off of sparkpeople. I get/got so much support till things got so nuts. <BR> <BR> I am working out little by little though. The last few days have been good. I have kept track so I will be logging what I have written since June so who knows my fitness minutes may go up a bunch. <BR> <BR> I hope to be on more and more since I have to be at computer for my 2nd year of College Online. Tue, 23 Aug 2011 20:22:47 EST Ok so Im a slacker online I havent been online much for the past 2 weeks at least. However I do get on for a bit. I just updated for the last week and a half. <BR> <BR> I got in over 2000 minutes just from what I have labeled in the fitness minutes as farm work - General. We worked for almost all day every day from the 13th to the 19th of June. <BR> <BR> We got this beast of a thing on June 13th. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We went from this a few weeks/months ... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:58:58 EST Howdy Everyone Things are crazy here. At least I can check in once a week. <BR> <BR> I did not get on Treadmill much this week. What I did was work in the yard. <BR> <BR> Tuesday - Tiny pissed me off so bad that I physically kicked him in the butt. I hurt myself worse then I hurt him. I guess I popped the vessel in my foot because I have been limping all week long. <BR> <BR> My plans for the summer. I have decided to ship Tiny to Colorado for the Summer to stay with my lil bro who is a corrections office... Sun, 8 May 2011 16:00:27 EST Today I did 10.07 miles on the new treadmill burning a little over 1000 Calories. Not as much as I did when I burned 1400 calories but thats alright. <BR> <BR> I decided to play with the intervals on the treadmill for my 2nd half of my work out. I clicked 3 to go 3 mph and when it was time to do a 30 minute higher speed it took me to 5 and back down. Thats difficult and I couldnt do it the whole time but I did pretty good. <BR> <BR> Shooting for 5 miles tomorrow due to several doc appointments f... Sun, 1 May 2011 17:17:04 EST New Update! After the 12th of April I got busy, my new to me treadmill broke. Worked only when it wanted to. <BR> <BR> School is winding down. Biology will be done this afternoon, will just have to wait on the grade. Computer class has 2 more weeks left. Monday I go to make the Fall Semester schedule. <BR> <BR> Treadmill - Not much walking since the 12th a bit outside but the treadmill started working one day then the incline wouldnt work and the speed wouldnt change again. <BR> <BR> I bought a new t... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 08:14:11 EST Not really sure what to say this morning I woke up this morning at the usual 1 am to get things ready for travis to leave. And yes I do stay awake after he finally leaves around 3. Anyhow thats beside the point really <BR> <BR> I had a few email messages on my phone saying something about being a Motivator. WOW not what I expected. <BR> <BR> I do not feel like a motivator right now to anyone but myself because I am not really involved in teams right now. I havent had the time to check up on my friends that I made in coming back a... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 06:19:00 EST My thoughts this morning I was sitting thinking while trying to get Travis out of bed and it occurred to me that I can not go by the doctor scale to measure my weighloss. I did lose 3 pounds by my scale because it went from 183 to 180. Which is great! The doc scale said 178 which is what I wanted to be at according to their scale to show myself that I was actually getting this started again. <BR> <BR> That being said I lost 2.6 pounds this week according to my scale. I went from 180 to 174.4. <BR> <BR> Works for m... Sun, 10 Apr 2011 08:56:28 EST Its Friday so just a few thoughts I do not work out on Fridays since Travis is home but however I did have a few thoughts that popped into my head. <BR> <BR> I was seriously thinking about taking everything I did yesterday which was <BR> 190 minutes on Treadmill which is 10.06 miles and 2.5 hrs outside helping Travis on the new chicken coop we are building or doing. <BR> <BR> And spreading it out over the days that I did not or do not get anything done just so I could get the minutes and the points for it. However I would ... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 09:07:56 EST Busy Busy I got my miles in over the weekend. Did not get any done yesterday due to having a doc appointment. <BR> <BR> I now weigh 178. I reached a goal I was setting for my self to reach by the time I went back. So the 5 pounds is gone on to the next goal. 173 by the 18th of April. <BR> <BR> I did not get on the treadmill this morning. Tiny had homework to finish since he has decided not to do his work at school again. I swear I am gonna send him somewhere if he does not straighten his behind up. S... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 16:07:39 EST The weekend While I wait on Tiny to add Jan, Feb and March Steps up I thought I would check in. <BR> <BR> I did 4.24 miles yesterday and some major house cleaning. I did 5.26 miles today then went grocery shopping by myself. <BR> <BR> I have a doc appointment in the morning. I am hoping that my weight shows how much I have worked out lately. I am still struggling with snacking so hopefully my working out is paying off. <BR> <BR> Oh and you can find me on twitter as jifner1974. I post daily my miles in... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 17:41:40 EST I just got to thinking + a few other things I realize that I am doing this weightloss for myself. I am grateful for those friends who stuck with me while I wasnt on Spark. <BR> <BR> You friends are awesome and thank you for checking in on me even when I havent been here for ahile. Thank you for not looking down on me when I could not get myself motivated to do anything. <BR> <BR> MzWeezer you asked me about my toe issue. Yes I still have a bit of an issue but the doc says that it was some sort of fungal infection. I actually thing s... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 13:38:09 EST Hot diggity dog! Here I am again. <BR> <BR> I walked/jogged on treadmill today for 10.15 miles. <BR> <BR> I had my usual (usual for the past week) done before the kids ever got out of bed this morning. Got my homework done in time to get another mile or so done before Sam came home. Had to pick Tiny up today so did that and came home and did more miles. Ended with 10.15 miles. <BR> <BR> I might pay for that tomorrow but thats alright its nice to know that I can do it, when I have the time. <BR> <BR> HUGS Wed, 30 Mar 2011 19:29:24 EST Blogging 3rd day in a row Just a quick short blog. <BR> <BR> 4.37 miles and 622 calories burned in 80 minutes today. <BR> <BR> Homework kept me busy but I got the miles in. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 16:14:16 EST I aint no girlie girl I am so sore! Due to the Missouri weather stinking! I called a guy that sells wood, went and loaded it with a little help from him. I came home and unloaded it myself and then stacked it all myself. <BR> <BR> The truck bed was full. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is what I did. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> And this is what I look like at the moment at 180 pounds. <BR> <img src="http://photos... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:29:35 EST My life is crazy! Well my life has been all but calm over the last few months. <BR> <BR> Tiny decided that his behavior would get worse. Not sure why but he did. He was taking things left and right and even lying when caught in the act or when we realized that he had taken something. <BR> <BR> Travis and I were on the same page for a bit then I decided I couldnt take being yelled at anymore about Tinys crap among other issues that we have since worked out. I left a week or so ago and did not plan on coming... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 14:44:33 EST 2010 year in review Ok I know, not much of a year in review but I am pretty impressed by my steps for the year. <BR> <BR> Although I did not get much exersize in I did get 4,372,683 steps for the year. <BR> <BR> I wore the counter daily and made sure that I got in as many steps as I could. Most days it was only 5000. But that many steps and 365 days a year it averaged to 11,000 plus steps a day. <BR> <BR> This year I am hoping for even better. Maybe surpass 2009 steps. High hopes, I was doing awesome then and... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 16:08:27 EST Hey everyone! Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I have been dealing with alot. <BR> <BR> I traded off my treadmill this morning for an exercise bike. Hoping to get back on track that way. I have already done 2.1 miles right after I got it. <BR> <BR> I can not use a treadmill for walking due to my toe issues that do not seem to be going away. I figure when the weather is warmer I will walk outside and use the bike on days that sam is home. <BR> <BR> Tiny has been an absolute pain. After years of dealing with hi... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:50:12 EST Hoping to find an elliptical I think that the treadmill is too hard on my toe and toenail issues. Im in utter pain after walking on it anymore. Can walk outside no problem but on the treadmill it hurts too much. <BR> <BR> So if I can find an elliptical to trade for my treadmill I will be happy. Sat, 18 Dec 2010 09:25:26 EST I need help!! bigtime! First of all I will say that I did 3.45 miles on the treadmill today burning 510 Calories and for 70 minutes. <BR> <BR> I would like to start getting to where I can do this daily. But I have no one here to kick me in the but or ask me if I did any miles let alone make me accountable. <BR> <BR> Tiny has been an even bigger pain in my butt. I can get him to get it thru his head that he eats like he is and he will be as big as his uncle or even me now. <BR> <BR> I need something to make me ... Thu, 16 Dec 2010 16:16:55 EST When you start something, start small! As most of you know I have been on this weightloss journey since Feb 2007 and I have yet to accomplish my goal weight. Been close only to gain back but thats not the point of this blog. <BR> <BR> The point of this blog is that I have started over yet again. I know my status says Im calling this year a wash but I havent logged anything for over a month and the only thing I could remember was all the moving work we did and if I put that in every day for the last month I would be covered. <BR>... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 15:54:02 EST A bit of an update on things here. Things have been nuts <BR> <BR> Last thursday we started with errands to make sure we had everything in order to move and be ready. I thought travis was working thursday so I could finish up moving. Nope not a chance had to finish around him and Tiny moving stuff to the truck and yes I did say Travis and TINY. <BR> <BR> We Got no help from anyone to move this time. Which really upset me but what can you do. I did alright with lifting some of the heavy items like the freezer and such. <BR> ... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 08:56:08 EST Have to share, I just wanted to share a few pictures. <BR> <BR> Cantalope before it was ready <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My first Cantalope from my garden. Gonna cut into this soon. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Travis's Sunflower <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Tomotoes Galore <BR> <img src=" Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:46:54 EST Hey Ya'all I am out of the loop yet again. Totally lost on Spark in my own mess of a life. <BR> <BR> We are once again looking for a place to live. Most of you know we moved to where we are 2 years ago. <BR> <BR> We found a place, only to find out the land was a waste. 5 acres of land that is inside town and no animals. Sucked. So we told the realtor nevermind. <BR> <BR> She, the realtor, has been great. She is helping us find a place. We found one and gave her the numbers. Actually a few. She has ta... Fri, 16 Jul 2010 14:32:52 EST Things are nuts Im still working on my miles. Just getting them in 6 days a week isnt working out like I had hoped <BR> <BR> Yesterday we worked 4 hrs at my hubbys grandmas 2 hrs away and moved out her furniture out of 3 rooms due to a mold issue after a waterline broke while she was away in California. No one would help so we had to go. <BR> <BR> My niece Angela watched Sam for us after a fight with my mother. <BR> --------- <BR> NEXT! <BR> We are tryign to refinance this house we are in and have been in... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 08:36:04 EST Step totals so far. My goal was to just get back on Track. <BR> <BR> 1st 17568 <BR> 2nd 16446 <BR> 3rd 9261 <BR> 4th 17727 <BR> 5th 10571 <BR> 6th 19081 <BR> 7th 10817 <BR> 8th 15782 <BR> 9th 10530 <BR> 10th 13923 <BR> 11th 20561 <BR> 12th 10040 <BR> 13th 21603 <BR> 14th 16686 <BR> 15th 10120 <BR> 16th 8215 <BR> 17th 29186 <BR> 18th 22851 <BR> 19th 13067 <BR> 20th 24137 <BR> 21st 28556 <BR> 22nd 25409 <BR> 23rd 30332 <BR> 24th 17723 <BR> 25th 12425 <BR> 26th 13590 <BR> 27th 28504 <BR> 2... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:53:23 EST 5 miles accomplished again and again Thursday - 5.01 <BR> Friday - 5 <BR> Saturday - Travis was off. Still stayed above 10k steps <BR> Sunday - 5.07 <BR> Monday - 5.07 <BR> Tuesday - 5.01 <BR> Wednesday - 5.11 <BR> <BR> Right now Im sticking to a minute after the 5 miles is done. I havent been doing the extra few minutes like I used to do to round it to the nearest 5 by pushing even more for that little bit but I will be starting 6 miles by the end of next week. <BR> <BR> I havent lost any more weight from 169 so hopefully it... Thu, 24 Jun 2010 08:42:27 EST I finally did it! Again Sharing another picture of Tiny and Sam the horse. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am finally under 170 again. Weighed in this morning at exactly 169! <BR> <BR> My goal for today since I am being pushed is to get another 5 miles in today. Fri, 18 Jun 2010 08:24:37 EST Ok I slack on my blogs so heres the update First I just realized that this month every day has been over 10K except for 2. WOO HOO <BR> <BR> Friday the 11th <BR> Packed up and headed to the camp grounds. Travis and I are good but there are days where I just want to strangle him. I could do nothing right. The rest of the day went good. <BR> <BR> We went to Eagle ranch in Collins Mo. Horse Ranch and if you wanted you could rent horses for the day if you dont own one of your own. I walked a few miles just to test how far it was so I c... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 22:55:23 EST Mowing surprises I mowed part of my yard yesterday and went to (with the rider) mow the other side. <BR> <BR> I saw this thing that looked like a dead animal or bird. I decided to stop and check my phone since I had been out there for awhile. About the time that I was dialing travis I walked up to this thing to see what it was. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Domino found it while doing her rounds in the yard while I watered the garden. <BR> <img src="http... Mon, 7 Jun 2010 09:56:20 EST No Salt!! Day 2 of quitting salt. I am a salt aholic. I have decided to see how long I can go with out putting salt on anything and everything. <BR> <BR> Well I told Travis to hide the salt from me. Because I douse my food with it when I eat. Its something I have always done. He tossed all the salt in the containers and the open big container in the trash and showed me the unopened one and said it will stay unopened until we see if it helps. Its hard not to reach for salt to put on my food before I leave the kitchen. <BR> ... Sat, 5 Jun 2010 20:31:28 EST Hello Hello <BR> <BR> I have been so busy lately that I have been finding things to do and I hate to say it when I do sit down I dont want to get on the computer. <BR> <BR> I am at 170 which is better then what it was a couple of weeks ago. so Im doing something right. Im hoping to see below 170 again soon. <BR> <BR> I got back on Treadmil today. Have only done 1.5 miles so far but I will do more later. <BR> <BR> Tiny is in Summer school due to not doing his work and he apparently didn think I ... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 10:32:41 EST