SANDY1969's SparkPeople Blog SANDY1969's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Feelin good. Last night was supposed to be the night that I get caught up on all of my sleep. I went to bed shortly after 9 and just laid there. For the first hour I had to try and drown out the sound of my husbands TV show about these men searching for bigfoot or the swamp gas monkey or something. They are idiots. I am questioning my husband. :) <BR> <BR> This past week has been great. All the wheels have been turning the right way and I am down to 312. I am down 9-10 pounds for the week. <BR> ... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 06:46:35 EST Satisfied vs. Stuffed. Having some pizza cravings today. I have a cold, stuffy head, worked this morning and now I want comfort. Comfort=food. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I came home, passing up fast food. Mentally counting calories. Struggling with myself. Rationalizing my need for comfort. Again <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I came home and ate a healthy choice dinner, cottage cheese, and even though its not that great for me, some ritz crackers with some cheese ball dip. Instead of grabbing the container thou... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 15:30:28 EST Feb day 3. So I read this post yesterday that was just so spot on. First this person a round about way, Who am I to tell you how to eat and what to eat? <BR> <BR> I mean he'd lost weight and regained (who hasn't?) and is now on the path to lose again. So he's right along side me as an "equal" so to speak. <BR> <BR> But, what got me is he said, in the beginning you go out and you buy all these frozen low cal meals in the hopes of not having to deal with food prep. Because you just want... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 09:56:36 EST Tony Posnanski Today's weight is 323. This is not where I want to be in my life. I am discouraged, and have been for the last week. No matter what I was doing the scale isn't moving, except to go UP today. The Monday after Christmas I was at 333. I lost 15 pounds QUICKLY after restarting. <BR> THEN....For the past few weeks, no matter what I ate or how much I exercised I was 317-319. It's building muscle I said, eventually you'll see a loss I said. Work through it I said. THEN...maybe I am not con... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:43:30 EST 47 today It's mah Birthday! 47 today. <BR> <BR> 2 pounds up from my last weigh in like a week ago. Just keep going...that's what I am telling myself. Hopefully it's muscle. <em>344</em> I've tried to shake things up a bit and just did the treadmill yesterday instead of the bike, today I will do the bike. <BR> <BR> I've been drinking water but I've had a few slip ups with food like donuts and pizza. I need more fiber too. <BR> <BR> I'm going to keep going. <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 06:39:13 EST Monday, back to work. Right now the scale is just not moving. I freely admit that I have not eaten very good things always but still the scale SHOULD be moving if you count calories in vs calories out. SO, time to dig down deep and figure this out. <BR> <BR> Time to tighten the belt and eat better foods always (at least for a this week, one day at a time) and to get that heart rate UP! <BR> <BR> NSV= I find it much easier to haul myself up out of a chair or steps. My legs are stronger so I know I am must be g... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:38:11 EST quietly screaming I wanted to get up, weigh myself (looking forward to it actually) and see at least a half to 1 pound drop. I had a half pound GAIN! <BR> <BR> Just telling myself "Keep working through it Sandy, just keep working though it." <BR> <BR> I know there are a number of contributing factors but it's not food in vs energy out (simple math) 'cause I have been doing that. It's physics or metabolic energy or nuclear science...or a woman's period (sorry guys). lol. <BR> <BR> ARRGGGHHHH!!! <BR> <B... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 08:47:18 EST 1-12-15 No blog for what? A week, yet still going strong. <BR> <BR> The scale hasn't moved much, but I had the weekend off and I wasn't as active, although I still exercised, I missed my activity at work. The only bad thing about having time off work! <BR> <BR> Also, got women things going on so I am just going to work through it and hope at the end the water leaves and the muscles I am gaining from walking my treadmill at a slight slope (sore legs!) help me have a loss at the end of the week. <B... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:46:40 EST Morning Routine. Sitting here drinking my water and savoring my yoplait greek 100 calories whips yogurt that is supposed to taste like a vanilla cupcake. Not bad. Not a cup cake, but not bad. <BR> <BR> I try and get a little facebook, spark time in as a sip my first bottle of water. Somehow I got it into my head that I am oiling my muscles up for the coming exercise. <BR> <BR> Hopefully I can go in to the store a little early and get some apples. <BR> <BR> Wow this is a really boring thing to read. l... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 07:37:29 EST So Stoked! So stoked to turn those previous ounces lost into pounds lost. I got a lot and I mean a LOT of sleep last night. I ended up going to bed at 8:30pm and was up around 10:30, 3:30 and then up for good about 7 this morning. 4#s lost. 4. FOUR. *Happy Dance* <BR> <BR> I have a late work day today. I rode exercise bike for 42 minutes and a total of 25 minutes on my treadmill. <BR> <BR> I still ate the last of the left over taco salad today though but I did try and keep the chips down to the... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 14:15:09 EST Ok this just got harder. The past few days I am just losing mere OUNCES. BLAH! lol. I eat great all day long and then at supper time BAM! I am starving! Trying to get in water, trying to get in protein but oh if I could just curb the hungries that strike me after I walk in the door at night. <BR> <BR> After that meal though Im good for the rest of the night. Tonight I ate, then walked a bit on the treadmill. Usually saving the workout for the morning. Today I had to be at work at 7:30 AM. I got up at 5:30... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 17:59:28 EST 1-1-2016 Happy New Year. Starting this year in at 323. Ive been at this since Jan 2010 when I weighed in (roughly) at 414. Total loss of 89 pounds. Oh but I have lost way more than that and re-gained it. I have been playing with the last 30 pounds or so. Like a kitten with a string. I swat it and it's jerked back again. My lowest was 292 about a year ago for a total loss of 122#'s. <BR> <BR> WHY WHY WHY did I become comfortable with that??? <BR> <BR> Time to get rid of it again and put it in my past and neve... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 09:02:28 EST MOD part 2 and Fit Bit HR MOD I believe is Motivator of the Day? <BR> <BR> Well, Day 3 is here. I have a late work day so I get to piddle until about 3pm. Got my sweats on, water bottle and a protein bar. Like I thought I am down about 7 pounds in the last couple of days. Mostly water weight so I have to stay after it. <BR> <BR> I would SO like to be back in the 200's by mid-March. Let's shoot for it! <BR> <BR> Got to get moving...just sitting here letting my new gadget recharge that I got for Christmas. Hu... Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:52:12 EST MOD? Sorry but if I was chosen to be a MOD then that's just bogus. I don't mean to be negative and I haven't a lot of time but there is one thing that I chose to do from the very beginning and that's lay it ALL out there. Record my weight, post pics, blog about my success and my failures...and has this last month been such a failure. <BR> <BR> I am back today. I am not sure what tomorrow brings. One day at a time. <BR> <BR> This past month I have done nothing to challenge myself to do bett... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 07:26:53 EST Don't delay! Get up early in the morning and exercise before your body knows what it's doing. I am finding out that (since I have extra time today) that this is entirely true. <BR> <BR> I got up, weighed myself and put my socks on (to eventually add the shoes). Then I sat here. At the computer. Goofing off. <BR> <BR> I added my Coke eventually get enough for a gift card for a Christmas present. My husband is a diet Coke drinker. ick. <BR> <BR> Then I was off to Victoria Secret w... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:41:28 EST Some good, some bad. I love how when you are entering your food for the day and you just get started and it like cuts you through yet??? <BR> <BR> Uh no just being honest here. <BR> <BR> Tonights meal wasnt the best but at least it was at home and not pizza. I am not over calories, was active all day so if the scale rises a little in the morning BLAH! <BR> <BR> Im doing a good job darn it. Ive gotten up every morning for the last 9 days and rode my bike, even at 5:30 in the morning. Tomorrow... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 20:59:31 EST Heavy. Life is doing its best to beat me down again. I came home last night from work, the electric was out so dinner was not great. I did not get in a few more minutes of bike time. I have my grand daughter, she woke up at 2...and we were up watching Barney until about 4. Back up at 7...but I rode my bike. Im drinking my water and instead of splitting the last huge blueberry muffin I am having a protein bar. <BR> <BR> I am trying. <BR> I am showing up for the party. <BR> I know I can do thi... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 09:18:08 EST 10-21-2015 My body is breaking down. Bouncing back just isnt as easy. Taking those little side trips off course and then finding my way back...its getting harder. <BR> <BR> I need focus. I need determination and I need drive...because right now my body hurts from this weight. <BR> <BR> Im having issues with my feet, the left in particular. There's something going on with my back. Do I rally on and hope my body gets stronger? Do I have a no excuses plan of action? I dont know. <BR> <BR> I hav... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 08:26:08 EST Feelin...un... Today is the first day of my "vacation". Actually my vacation is all next week but I have a nice boss that I think actually see's how much I work so when I asked for the weekend before and the weekend after he actually gave it to me and threw in today as well. So folks that's 10 days total. <BR> <BR> And <BR> I <BR> Am <BR> Overwhelmed. <BR> <BR> What to even start on first??? We don't have any plan except for next week is the county fair so we will be there practically all week and th... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:35:39 EST How I'm doing...and how I'm doing it. I don't know what's going on. Every day this week I have lost 2 pounds and a total of 10 pounds in 6 days! <BR> <BR> I set my calories to 1500-1700 a day. <BR> <BR> I drink at least a 20 ounce bottle with 2 teaspoons of sugar free metamucil in it each morning. <BR> <BR> I hit my water all day long. (about 60-80 more ounces of water and sugar free lemonade) <BR> <BR> I hit the bike every morning for about 33-37 minutes and burn at least 200 calories (according to what it says...I know f... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:05:47 EST 2 with a Sharpie As posted yesterday each day I am putting a number on the back of my hand as a constant reminder to WORK at this, and what my goal is. So far this past few days it's been a 7, a 6, a 4 and today it is a 2. 2 pounds to go to reclaim (yes folks once AGAIN) my hundred pound badge! The great part about today already is...I had to write a 2 on my hand twice because I sweat the first one off :) <BR> <BR> I feel so stoked! <BR> <BR> I just need to keep doing what I am doing. I haven't been per... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 09:11:51 EST 9 22 15 Just checking in from work. Its been a great few days. I feel full of energy. The last 2 mornings I had to get up a little after 5 to get in my bike time before work. I've been food good. Water is great. I want to loose 4 more pound by Monday. I have been writing a number on the back of my hand that cor responds with how much I need to go, like a count down. I can do this, then on to the next challenge. Have a great day! Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:11:31 EST Non relaxing Sunday morning. Hello Spark World! <BR> <BR> 7 am on a Sunday morning and Im drinking my water, dressed in work out clothes ready to hit the bike, treadmill, hill, stairs and whatever else I find! <em>316</em> Totals goal is to just try and stay active today and get in 12,000 steps even though I am off work today. OY! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I have to get on a roll here. The past year I have had many goes and more stops. Time to get the momentum! <BR> <BR> I am arming myself with smaller goa... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 07:13:52 EST no gumption. Why do all of my blogs lately feel like confessions? UGHH! <BR> <BR> Back up to 322 today. So this past 30 days, no difference in weight, only I lost and gained, lost and gained. 2 months ago I was at 309. I've been lower. I even dipped into the 290's once and I could just kick myself for giving in and getting complaisant. I didn't weigh myself for over a week because I was ignoring it. I restarted once again yesterday and I just did not want to see what I had done to myself. I know ... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 11:24:38 EST Swing batta batta batta SWING! *nothing to do with baseball, lol Rough couple of days but still hanging on. Got in an hour of exercise this morning, to make up for the cookies and pizza of the past few days. Although I know it doesn't REALLY make up for it. I have a goal in mind for the end of Sept and just like all of my goals I find myself doing a little self sabotage. I really don't understand why I do that. At least I am beginning to recognize it DURING instead of getting to the end and saying "Hey wait a minute...what?" <BR> <BR> Monthly visitor... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:59:01 EST let's get it. I wish I could say I had a salad at taco bell yesterday. Uhhh but I didnt. Beef burrito supreme and a crunchy taco...EEEK! BUT, I did NOT eat the donut that I could have had. I did not eat bad for supper. I did not stop at McDonalds on the way home I ate an apple. Im a real person Im gonna eat some not great things. It doesnt mean I am not serious about this, it just means I struggle and I may "fail" in some people's eyes but I do get back up. <BR> <BR> Yes I have been at this a long ... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:29:20 EST 8 27 2015 <img src=""> Still doing fairly well. Made myself exercise this morning before taking my daughter to PT. Was really hungry after so went to taco bell. Now I am having a small meal this evening to make up for it. See pic. Closing tonight. Ugggh. Have a good one! Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:26:13 EST 8 26 15 Things are great! Got in bike and treadmill. Just 50 minutes total but I feel so much better going into the day. Lunch is packed with goodies. Water bottles chilling in the lounge fridge. Off at 730 tonight, temptations will be high. Help me be strong! :) Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:51:25 EST 8-25-15 Success is determined by how many times you get back up right? <BR> <BR> Lord have mercy if it hasnt been one thing it's another this year. Today is the first day in over a week that I havent had to get up and blow my nose. I has some viral infection that just sort of had to work itself out. <BR> <BR> Today I have my hair up, shoes on and water in hand. Going to either get on the bike or treadmill. I have about 30-40 mins before I have to get ready for work. I only gained 3 pounds wh... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 06:44:10 EST 8-15-15 Yesterday was blah. Exercise yay! Food not so great. Up this morning and I even have work out clothes on. Got to get in something before I have to get ready for work. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your support and not forgetting about me. I can't believe how much better I do and how more motivated I am just by opening the page up and seeing someone that jogs and jiggles and is proud of it! lol. <BR> <BR> May you all have a jiggle day today! Sat, 15 Aug 2015 07:38:01 EST 8-(13 and 14)-2015 lol@ "ok Mammaw" on that last blog comment. Day 4 and 5 and going well. Husband got up at 4:30 this morning, Holy Moly! He got an early start. I tried to go back to sleep but could not. Just put in 35 minutes on the bike now time to shower and head to work. Hope to get in some walking this evening. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend!! <BR> <BR> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:30:48 EST 8/12/2015 Yesterday was a success sort of. Not as great in food but still got up and put the exercise in. Stayed in calorie range (off the top of my head guessing). Could not handle it though and weighed myself this morning. lol. I am such a screw up when it comes to having a plan and sticking with it. Glad to see though that I am losing. Got to just keep on keeping on though. <BR> <BR> I watched Extreme Weight Loss last night. It's getting kind of cheesey with the private investigators and st... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 07:08:11 EST 8/11/2015 I did not weigh myself today. Typically I am one of those people that weighs daily. I am not someone that beats myself up over it I just find more motivation that way. I am experimenting. I am going to try and wait until next Monday. I have a goal in mind. Let's see what happens. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a success. I watched what I ate, I exercised and I tried to get 7-8 hours sleep. WHY do I pee at night? Why cant I be one of those people that run to the bathroom all day long? lol.... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 07:47:30 EST 8/10/15 Ok, no time like the present. Todays weight was 322. WHAT THE HECK AM I DOING TO MYSELF? <BR> <BR> Oh there have been family issues that I have told you about but are they really excuses? <BR> <BR> I ate for comfort, I ate because I love the taste of certain foods (BAD FOODS), and I ate because I was bored. Why didn't I go exercise when I was bored? Because I had my grand daughter and it's such a hassle to watch her and ride a bike or walk a treadmill. I did it today and we survived.... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:41:45 EST August...when will I start? Fast check in. <BR> <BR> Daughter is getting better each day. Walking with walker still but yesterdays Dr appointment said she is healing ok and can start to put a little weight on leg. <BR> <BR> My journey here is on hold. Or should I say I wish it were on hold instead of my losing ground. <BR> <BR> I am struggling now with wrapping my head around getting back in the ball game. <BR> <BR> The start of August was supposed to be a new beginning. so far I am still not started. <BR> <... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 12:41:02 EST still issues Computer issues, son married, daughter car accident. She has broken pelvis and tailbone. Still trudging away. Gained 4 or 5 pounds. Ekkk fast food, waiting rooms. More later. I'm on my phone, just checking in. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:44:25 EST Simple Man my computer ate my blog! ARRRGH! <BR> <BR> I am having issues so if I disappear for a while it's just my computer and not me. <BR> <BR> Short version of blog: <BR> <BR> Housework <BR> Worked out <BR> Ate good <BR> Drank water <BR> Slept bad <BR> No weight change <BR> <BR> LET"S DO IT AGAIN! Thu, 9 Jul 2015 09:38:52 EST Riding it out. Extreme hunger when I got off work tonight. I had to head to the border. All told I have a little over 2000 consumed calories for the day. Fit bit says I burned 1500 calories by movement and over 3000 total so I hope I am in the clear. <BR> <BR> I just could not help it!! lol. I have been moody (mood swings) for 2 weeks and today FINALLY it came. We will leave it at that. <BR> <BR> I came home and got back on the bike for another 20 minutes so that's 60 minutes total today. <BR> <BR... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 19:43:33 EST Someone asked me what I did to get here. Let me just say first that I began this in 2010. Not 6 months ago, not a year ago but what? 5-6 years in the making? <BR> <BR> I have not always been successful. BUT, I can say this...I have been successful when I have really tried. <BR> <BR> So in the beginning I had a pretty decent 80-85 pound weight loss that seemed to come rather quickly. Oh it took several months but it just seemed to keep coming. <BR> <BR> I bought an exercise 2009, that sat there for a year. I hung cl... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 22:10:33 EST Oh Wow. OH <BR> MY <BR> GOSH! <BR> <BR> The response to my last blog was so unexpected and I am so grateful to you all for responding to me. <BR> <BR> I woke up this morning a little later than usual and I think it's thrown me off just a tad. I have a late work day today so I stayed in bed till after 7. Yes that's late for me. lol. Of course I was awake several times by my husband shushing the dogs as he got ready for work. He's louder than they are sometimes. <BR> <BR> So here's what you've... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:09:47 EST -100, again. I wish this was my 2nd hundred pounds lost but alas it is still just my 1st. I've hit this mark 2-3 times and it never seems to stick. I get comfortable and smug. My clothes fit better. Im able to purchase new clothes...IN STORES and I almost feel slim, yes at still over 300 pounds you can feel like that. So, why not have pizza, Im not going to gain it all back over night I can catch myself. Only, I catch myself 35 pounds later and yes it DOES come back rather quickly. <BR> <BR> This i... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:45:17 EST Early morning. Blogging early, staying accountable to myself and all my Spark Pals out there rooting for me. Just know I am rooting for you too!!! <BR> <BR> I am off work for 3 days. YAY! I have only gotten in about 15 minutes of bike time so far but Im going back for more. The grand daughter fell asleep so I thought Id come check in. We were both up early as the husband has to get up at 5:30am to take the dogs out and get ready for work. When HE is up, you might as well get up too. <em>102</em> ... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:43:17 EST Killin time. Just sitting here for 30 minutes before I head out the door to work. Trying to keep my mind off the fridge. I confess that this apple that I choose to snack on is being gnawed to the core! <BR> <BR> I got in 50 minutes or so of exercise this morning, maybe not as strenuous as yesterday but still pretty good. <BR> <BR> This weekend I have 3 days off and my grand daughter is coming!! Yay! I haven't seen her in a few weeks. They will meet me when I get off work tonight. She's just 2 year... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:42:45 EST wearing exercise clothes I dont have to be at work until noon today so I have the morning to get in my exercise and do laundry. Guess what? Today I put on actual clothing made for exercise. I bought 2 pairs of exercise capris last week. Usually I get up and just exercise in whatever I wore to bed or a pair of cut off sweat pants. This is a big deal for me. lol. <BR> <BR> I got in 8 hours of sleep last night, totally AWESOME! I had to go to bed at 9:30 to do it though. <BR> <BR> Saw a 2 pound drop in the scal... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:11:40 EST Fiber Fiber Today I was terribly moody and tried to just reign it in and keep my mouth shut. My rings are tight so although I have still been weighing myself and seeing a slight gain I hope that next week it will go down again. You ladies understand. <BR> <BR> It's been terribly muggy here with rain and lots of it almost every day. <BR> <BR> I have tried to pay attention to my foods but truthfully I come home almost starved and have eaten a few bad things. Not many just not what I need to get me whe... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:12:55 EST Bike and Reading and Blowing my mind. So today I got back on the bike, the first time in probably over a week, due to my pulled muscle and then serious head and chest cold. I did not do my program that I lovingly refer to as the 4 hills of hell. I just got on it, added a little resistance and went for 42 minutes at a nice average 15 MPH. A little over 10 miles. Not a strain and not too shabby. <BR> <BR> I have a weird work day today. I only work 5 hours and 45 minutes (3:15-9). Why they schedule this is crazy. You see if ... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:47:09 EST On the mend and in the right direction Slooooowly getting better, still have a cough/little congestion. One thing about cough drops they definitely kill your appetite. <BR> <BR> I only had about 1000 calories yesterday and I know that is not good every day. I bought some lettuce, mushrooms and croutons on the way out yesterday so I have a nice salad with chicken planned for dinner. Not sure what lunch is going to be yet. <BR> <BR> I have not started back on the exercises yet. Let's see what the week brings. <BR> <BR> Have a... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 06:55:40 EST Down and getting back up. It has been 1 rough week. Not only did I pull a muscle in my back, I also caught some sort of crud that totally wiped me out. I ended up missing a day at the beginning of the week and a half day at the end. I had the weekend off and totally did nothing except try to keep breathing. <BR> <BR> I go back to work today, the back is better and most of the crud is gone except blowing my nose 50 zillion times a day. <BR> <BR> So today I try and be mindful of my journey and my progress. I weigh... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:31:05 EST OH EM GEE already. I've had to take several days off from exercising. I pulled a muscle in my back and had to go to Urgent care on Monday. My weight shot right back up there to 323 from 314. UGGH! <BR> <BR> I still dont think I should exercise for a day or two yet. Am on a muscle relaxer, makes me sleepy and not worth a darn. <BR> <BR> Have also developed some sort of sinus infection. I tell ya what...I was so stoked to get this done. My spirits were flying high and I finally found my way and then this ... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 07:50:37 EST yesterday almost defeated me. So yesterday was one of those days where I go in to work late and I get out late. A 1-9 shift. So I get up, get in a work out. Eat fairly decent. Pay day is tomorrow so things are a little touch and go in the healthy choices department right now. I figure I'll have my big meal at noon before heading into work and then for dinner I took a can of peaches in natural fruit juice and if I am still hungry I have granola and fiber one bars in my bag. <BR> <BR> So all goes well and it's gets ... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 07:42:58 EST