PINKYYSUEE's SparkPeople Blog PINKYYSUEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 1-16-15 Week 2 So this week I did ok... <BR> <BR> Got in most of my water... <BR> <BR> Tracked all my food... <BR> <BR> But didn't totally stick to my diet completly but still kept track... <BR> <BR> Did my weigh in today and lost... <BR> <BR> 13.5 lbs :) yay me! Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:50:28 EST 1-9-15 Week 1 of Starting Anew Hi here I am restarting again...but this time, I didn't gain it all back! I only need to lose 66 lbs to get back under 300 and be back where I ended a year ago! So onward I go :) Fri, 9 Jan 2015 14:38:41 EST Update 12-28-14 Hi I am still around :) but for this last year I have had a really hard and difficult time. Lots of family issues and things and of course the only thing I have trained myself to do is to eat... <BR> <BR> I am sorry to say that I have gained back most if not all the weight I had lost last year...I haven't weighed myself yet... <BR> <BR> I have decided to try again. I loved how I was looking and feeling last year, all the energy I had. So I will be starting again on the 9th. <BR> <... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 21:33:01 EST 1 year mark...and starting anew So! April 8th was the one year mark for me...although the last 4 months I haven't been doing the diet...and I have gained a bit back...I still have lost a total of 65 lbs in this year! <BR> <BR> I started at 380lbs <BR> And finished out the year at 314lbs <BR> <BR> Here is the first pics I took: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and here I am a year later: <BR> <img ... Fri, 2 May 2014 13:38:43 EST Day 10 of 30 day cleanse--Week 48 Hi all in all the last 10 days have gone pretty well... <BR> <BR> I have only had one day with that is good...haven't stayed in range at all though...but I know I'll get there again... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:42:50 EST Day 6 of 30 day cleanse So again wasn't in range...but still no still doing good that way...Also got all my water in too... <BR> <BR> So I am at least keeping the sugar intake down! Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:27:13 EST Day 5 of 30 Day Cleanse... Hi this weekend was busy busy!! And I didn't stay in any kind of range...but good news is...NO SWEETS!!!! So all in 3 and 4 was good :) Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:22:24 EST Day 4 of 30 day cleanse... well yesterday was day 3....did good in the morning...until lunch...then the rest of the day was not on track... <BR> <BR> hopefully today will be better :) Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:31:48 EST Day 3 of 30 day cleanse 2 went better...was only 1 off of my did really good! <BR> <BR> No snacking in the evening either... <BR> <BR> Got all my water in too...yay! Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:27:40 EST Day 2 of 30 day cleanse... Hi all! <BR> <BR> So yesterday (day 1 ) went pretty well...I was on track all day, got in all my water, tracked everything I ate and was totally within range...until evening...I struggled with hunger and ended up eating some stuff I shouldn't have which put me over my range... <BR> <BR> But the good side...and I am so proud of myself that I stayed in range all day, had no sweets...and we were at my church last night, they had dinner and dessert there...the dinner wasn't something I... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:51:59 EST week 41 to week 47... Hi all....Its been awhile. <BR> <BR> All this time I have been off track...I have been struggling with depression, stress and just lazyness...and using food for comfort... <BR> <BR> I have been eating alot of sweets and fast food and just generally eating alot. <BR> <BR> And now I have started to gain back what I lost. I'm back to feeling tired all the time and my body aching. Also being lazy and not doing much of anything. <BR> <BR> I have learned some things though, I have learned that ... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:08:24 EST Week 41... Hi all... <BR> <BR> I was supposed to be back on track by now...but I'm not. <BR> <BR> The last week and a half have been not so good for me...I've been really blah and just not feeling up to much of anything..I haven't been following my goals, I haven't been on spark much, I haven't been a good support to my team azure friends...I have not had the energy or want to get on and do anything... <BR> <BR> Not sure whats been going on with me, could be from the stress from a few weeks ago, coul... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 17:09:32 EST Weeks 39 and 40... Hi all...phew! As you could see from my last blog, I have been one busy girl... <BR> <BR> Anyway, the last time I posted a blog about my weight was week 36 in Dec. <BR> <BR> After everything this last few weeks, I went up to 297... <BR> <BR> 2 weeks ago I started a course that will get me back on track slowly. Each week I have goals to get me there. So far I have been mostly sticking to them...and the scale is showing it... <BR> <BR> I am now at 296 so am coming back down... <BR> <BR> I ... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:14:28 EST Week 37 and 38... Hi all! So...its been pretty hectic here since around the 18th of Dec. <BR> <BR> So here is what has happened... <BR> <BR> On the 18th my hubby went in for hernia surgery...he had insitional hernia's for about 5 years due to an emergency surgery he had had for a perforated ulcer... <BR> <BR> He finally had lost enough weight to get them repaired! They found 6 hernia's, 2 large and 4 small so they had to put in a large mesh to repair them... <BR> <BR> The surgery went beautifully and he ca... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:34:56 EST Week 36 Weigh in...And stuff Last weigh in I was 289.4 and I am back to only a 1.4 gain this time...that actually is really good compared to my eating....haven't been in range AT ALL!! When you read below you will see why! <BR> <BR> This weigh in was supposed to be my monthly pic...but I think I am gonna pass till next time...just too tired... <BR> <BR> Here is what's been happening: <BR> <BR> Hubby had his hernia surgery on the 18th...he was in the hospital till Friday the 20th...for those 2 days I didn't ... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:23:38 EST Week 35 weigh in... Last week I was 290.8 and had maintained from the previous week...this week I am 289.4...So did lose 1.4 or not so bad, but I know I would have lost alot more had I been on track this week... <BR> <BR> I haven't been on track at all this week...things have been really hectic... <BR> <BR> Hubby had hernia surgery..He had 2 large hernias and 4 small I have been too stressed with everything to really pay attention, or care I guess :) ...on top of that, I discovered that I cou... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:47:54 EST Week 34 weigh in... So Friday is my official weigh in...last week I was 290.8 and this week I am no loss and no gain! I am happy with it because I know I have been having a really hard time with cravings these last few weeks and sometimes giving in to them... <BR> <BR> So a maintain is actually good!! Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:18:16 EST BLC23--A look back at the last 12 weeks... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This pic was a few weeks before I started the BLC23...I was about 320 in this one and when I started I was about 315... <BR> <BR> My 12 week goal was to lose 16 lbs and be at 299... <BR> <BR> I made it past that goal by about 9 lbs... <BR> <BR> Here I am today at 290.8 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> At the beginning of the BLC23 Round we were encouraged ... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 15:31:13 EST Week 33 weigh in... So in my last weekly blog I was 296.2 and this week I am 290.8! <BR> <BR> I posted a blog on wednesday where I was 290.6 and today, My official weigh in is not much of a differance...TOM decided to visit yesterday so I usually gain more then that :) So thats good news! <BR> <BR> I am now at about 90 lbs lost! I can't believe only about 10 lbs left till the 100 lbs lost mark!!! woot!!! Sat, 7 Dec 2013 14:57:21 EST Not official weigh in day but...and some NSV's! Today is weigh in day for the BLC23 challange I am in...but its not my official weigh in day. That is on Friday's. <BR> <BR> But I just had to share with you all because of my last blog about the binging on the fun sized candy... <BR> <BR> Ever since then I have stayed on track and before that evening I had been staying on track... <BR> <BR> So today's weigh in I weighed in at 290.6!! Which is down 5.4 pounds from last friday's weigh in!! And that puts me at 90 lbs LOST!!!!!! WOOT!!!! <BR>... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 15:13:29 EST Well...had a bad evening.... This is so rare for me lately...I've been struggling the last few weeks with cravings but have successfully got past them. But as I said in the last blog...last week wasn't a good week for me because I didn't stay in range for the most part...but all of that was very minor... <BR> <BR> Last night I gave in to my cravings and ate a bunch of the funsize candy that I had... <BR> <BR> Well, I wanted to come on and share with you all about this, cause I wanted you all to know the whole journey a... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 16:04:35 EST Week 32 weigh in...and pics Hi there this is the 8 month mark... <BR> <BR> Last week I weighed in at 293.4 and this week I am up 2.8 pounds at 296.2...Totally my fault, all last week was a bad week for me...most of the week I didn't stay on track...especially on thanksgiving!! But now I'm back on track, for the last 3 days and plan on staying there....I wanna see some loss by next week!!! <BR> <BR> So here are the monthly pics: <BR> <BR> 380 lbs: <BR> <img src=" Mon, 2 Dec 2013 02:43:29 EST Week 31 weigh in... Sorry all, just a little late in posting this time...had a really busy weekend so far! <BR> <BR> So last weigh in was 297.0 and this weigh in is 293.4!! Woot!! <BR> <BR> So had a loss of 3.6 lbs this week...I am about 4 lbs away from 90 pounds lost and 14 from 100 lbs loss!! <BR> <BR> Next week Pictures!!!!! Sun, 24 Nov 2013 14:14:12 EST Week 30 weigh in...and some other stuff... Hi all...Last weigh in was 295.2... <BR> <BR> This week I am up 1.8 lbs to 297.0. The reasons are one TOM came to visit so I usually have a gain...and also I splurged and had a Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Frappacino 2x this last that might of had a part of it. <BR> <BR> But no worries...once TOM leaves, I'm am sure I'll be back on track! <BR> <BR> So the other stuff is, I am doing a 30 day plank challenge...I started last week and I couldn't hold it at all...after 5 days I c... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:37:41 EST Week 29 weigh in... First I just want to thank all of you who follow my progress...thank you for all your wonderful comments, excitement and encouragement! You are ALL wonderful!! <BR> <BR> So last weigh in I was 301.8 having had a gain of .8 from the past week... <BR> <BR> This week I am 295.2!!!!!! So I have now lost a total of 84.8 pounds! I still am in a bit of shock! <BR> <BR> I really can't believe that I have made it..and now have about 15 lbs to go before I hit 100lbs LOST! Phew!!! <BR> <BR> I am exp... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 16:27:27 EST Okay!!! PARTY TIME!!!!!!! Today is not my official weigh in day...but I weigh in on wednesdays for a BLC team I am in...and today I hit... <BR> <BR> 297.8!!!!! <BR> <BR> I am in the Two's!!! I cried! I am excited!!! WOOT!!! <BR> <BR> Party time!!!!! <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> *dances* <BR> <BR> I wanted to share some words from a song that is MY song right now: <BR> <BR> I went from zero to my own HERO <BR> <BR> I've got the eye of the tiger, a fighter <BR> dancing through the fire <BR> cause I ... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 14:47:15 EST Pics from Craft Bazaar and some of My Crafts! So alot of my awesome Sparkfriends have been wanting me to post some of my here ya go!!! If you would like to take a closer look or buy anything please go to my facebook page and check it out! I will ship for a small fee... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> My Table: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Loom Knitted Hats and Scarves: <BR> <img src=" Mon, 4 Nov 2013 16:51:50 EST Week 28 weigh in...7 month mark and picture day! So last weigh in I was 301.0 and was hoping to hit under 300 this week..but no dice for that...I think I have a bit of water weight gain plus I was on my feet for a good 2 hours trick or treating with the kids and walking at least half of that! So probably a combo of all worries though...I weighed in at 301.8 so only gained .8! <BR> <BR> Gonna push for next week to get those last 2 1/2 pounds off!!!! <BR> <BR> 7 months ago...380 <BR> <img src=" Fri, 1 Nov 2013 18:41:47 EST Week 27 Weigh In... Last weeks weigh in <BR> <BR> 305.4 <BR> <BR> And this weeks weigh in <BR> <BR> 301.0 <BR> <BR> 4.4 Loss!! Woot!! <BR> <BR> Hopefully by next week I will be under 300 and we can <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> party!! Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:45:52 EST Week 26 Weigh in So last weigh in was 306.8 and today's weigh in is 305.4 So another 1.4 lbs down...inching closer!!! Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:42:09 EST Week 25 weigh in... Last weigh in was 309.4 and this weigh in was 306.8! Another 2.6 down and sliding closer to the 2's! woot!! Sat, 12 Oct 2013 21:10:27 EST Week 24 weigh in! 6 month mark! I am finally in the single digits of 300!! Today's weigh in was 309.4...Goodbye double digits! I won't miss you!! <BR> <BR> So for 6 months that brings the total to almost 71lbs! <BR> <BR> Me 6 months ago 4-2013 at 380 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Me Today 10-2013 at 309 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Me 5 months ago 5-2013 at 365 <BR> <img src=" Fri, 4 Oct 2013 13:22:45 EST Week 23 Weigh in So here we week is 6 months since I started this lifestyle change...I have been on here longer then ever. Normally by now I would have hit a plateau, gotten frustrated and left sparkpeople! <BR> <BR> Now here I am...last weigh in was 314.0. And *Drumroll* I am now 310.4!!!! I have now hit 70lbs lost and hopefully by next week, I will be in the single digets!!! Yay!! <BR> <BR> I am so excited as I am starting to feel alot more energy. I have taken a walk with my pitty, Chance, 2 d... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:32:42 EST My Summer 5% Challenge Commitment: ~To do my Walk away the pounds at least 3 times a week. (starting over, cause of back injury, 8-19)--NOT COMPLETED <em>245</em> <BR> <BR> ~To do The Belly Fat Cure Diet by Jorge Cruise and stay in range as much as possible--COMPLETED <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> ~To check in daily--COMPLETED (except when no internet) <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> ~To post my weight on Sat.--COMPLETED <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> ~To be 316.0 by the end of 8 weeks--COMPLETED (1 week early--314.0) <em>248</em> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:50:14 EST Week 22 Weigh in and Retreat Photos <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So the above was the sunset from my balcony at the Women's Retreat I went to... <BR> <BR> So this week am down another 1.8 pounds. I am now 314.0!! Inching closer and closer to the twosies!! <BR> <BR> I had an Awesome weekend getting to know that ladies from my church. Had great classes and learned to make some new things. Got to spend some time with my sister and God showed me some ways to put Him first and tha... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:58:33 EST Adult Camping trip..Pics and Story.. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Above pic is of my family and I on our last day of our Adult Camping... from Left to Right, My hubby, My Mom, Me, My Sis, Behind Me and my Sis is My Sis' Father in law, My sis' husband, behind him is his Brother, My Sis' Mother in law, My Brother and His Fiance. <BR> <BR> We all went camping on Friday-Sunday. We had such a fun time. We played games, went to the river and generally relaxed without are ... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 18:00:33 EST Week 21 Weigh in... Hi there all!! <BR> <BR> First I want to thank EVERYONE that voted to make me a Sparkpeople Motivator...I came back from a trip and saw this in my email...I am so grateful to you all for that and I am glad that my story can help others! <BR> <BR> So last week, my weight had gone up 5.8 pounds to 324.6 because of a week long camping trip that I splurged (quite a bit) on and my visitor. <BR> <BR> So this week my weight is now 315.8! I have now lost a total of 65 lbs to date. I am tickled tha... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 17:37:45 EST Camping Trip Story and Pics! So Monday, the first day we got there, was rainy with some sun breaks, was a bit cold. But we got everything set up and the kids went exploring...that evening it started raining...then it rained....and rained and rained...ALL NIGHT... <BR> <BR> So by the morning everything was soaked...even inside the tents, the clothes, the bedding, the pillows...and most of us didn't sleep cause we were all soaked... <BR> <BR> My mom got the worst of it: <BR> <img src=" Tue, 3 Sep 2013 18:34:14 EST Week 20 Weigh in...5 month mark!! So Pic day! Hi all...forgot to post yesterday... <BR> <BR> So last weeks weigh in was 318.8...I am now 324.6 so up 5.8 pounds... <BR> <BR> I know why, one is from my visitor and the other is that I let myself splurge on the camping trip week... <BR> <BR> So now working on losing it again!! No worries :) <BR> <BR> 5 months ago <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 4 m... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 17:16:56 EST I'm Back!!! Hi all...I just got back from a camping trip with my Sis and her family, my Mom and Me and my kids...we went from Monday - Yesterday... <BR> <BR> I am getting caught up on all you sparkfriends and sparkteams out there today...Also working on gettting ALL my laundry done from the camping... <BR> <BR> I will post some pics and more about the trip later!! <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a great week! Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:29:34 EST Week 19 weigh in... So today is my official weigh in day...but (sorry if TMI) I have my visitor today and so I don't usually count the weigh in cause I I will be staying with the weekend weigh in which I weighed in at 318.8... <BR> <BR> That gives me 60 lbs lost!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> It is unbelievable to me to be there...but gives me the confidence that in not to much longer I will be under 300.. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:27:01 EST Week 18 1/2 Weigh in... So I needed to weigh in for a challenge I am doing. Last weigh in I had gained a little over a pound cause of a splurge...I now have lost that and more! I am now at 318.8!! I am in the teens!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I can't believe it! Now I only have 19 lbs left to go to be in the two's!!! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:11:45 EST Week 18 Weigh in-- Hi all...well I gained 1.6 lbs since my week 17 1/2 weigh in but the reason for that is my big splurge on Sat. and my accidenal over on range all's good. I am confident that I will lose it by next week. <BR> <BR> But I have noticed something cool! I can take a shower without feeling out of breath or really tired afterward. I had to do a heavy cleaning with bending up and down, in my laundry room today and my back didn't hurt! And even though I worked up a sweat, I wasn't out o... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:39:44 EST Just some thoughts... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So I was reading some past blogs...ones from many years ago and some things I said caught my attention: <BR> <BR> That we need to remember the scale doesn't always show the loss, these are some other ways to measure progress... <BR> <BR> Body Measures – dress size, waist, hips, neck, arms, fitting into favorite clothes <BR> Performance – more endurance during exercise, doing them at a higher level, jumping highe... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 03:21:17 EST Week 17 1\2 weigh in :) Well, I am doing a challenge and we have a weigh in to post decided to weigh in today to see where I am...and have lost another 3.6 lbs since Monday! So I am now 324.8!! I can't believe how close I am to the teens! Woot!! <BR> <BR> I also got my Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Trophy!!! Very cool!! <BR> <BR> I am in the 5% weight loss challenge on the Firecrackers goal was to get to 315 by the end of 8 weeks last week was the end of the first week...So gett... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 13:27:41 EST Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge--Week 4 Well, I am in the final stretch of the Official Tame your sweet tooth challenge. The action step for this final week is to make a plan for from here on out what I will be doing to keep myself on track and not overeat on sweets. <BR> <BR> So my plan is going to be what it has been for the last 4 months...I will allow myself a sweet treat if I can fit it into my range and then very rarely if I can't I will allow myself a splurge. Right now my splurges have been about every few weeks to once a... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 02:46:23 EST Week 17 weigh in... So last week I was 331.6 and today I am at 328.4 so down 3.2 pounds! <BR> <BR> What I changed from last weeks gain to this week, I couldn't do any exercising because I have pulled a muscle and I am drinking only water for my first 64 oz/8 glasses then I can drink the 0 sugar, 0 carb crystal light drink powders that go into the water. <BR> <BR> So glad I finally broke the 50 pound mark! Mon, 5 Aug 2013 15:31:21 EST Woot!! 50 pounds lost and a cool incident yesterday... Me 4-8-13 at 380 lbs <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Me 5-6-13 at 365 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So yes! I have lost 50 lbs today!!! The most I have ever lost and I am under 330 which I can't remember the last time I was that weight!! <BR> <BR> Me today 8-2-13 at 329 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 14:07:39 EST Week 16 weigh in... Hi all...well today is official weigh in day. <BR> <BR> Somehow I gained 1.2 lbs... <BR> <BR> So in thinking why, I think that one, I have been drinking the crystal light no sugar no carb powder that you put in water...i haven't had just plain water, for the most part, this week. So it might be water weight. <BR> <BR> Two, and sorry if its TMI, had my visitor this month and just quit Sat. So it might have been that. <BR> <BR> And three I just started exercising this I don't kn... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:27:40 EST A bit about me 3... Me April 2013. Starting my new Lifestyle... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So this blog is a continuation of my last blogs "Week 15 Weigh in...And a little about me!" and "A bit about me 2..." So before you read this you may want to read those to get caught up... <BR> <BR> So one day around Feb 2013 I was at my Sissy's house, (She is only a little overweight and she wanted to lose some) She started telling me a story, She was having a har... 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