SANDY92308's SparkPeople Blog SANDY92308's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Starting Over Again Well I never thought that I be over weight by the time I hit 46 years old. But here I am extremely overweight and very unhappy and finding it hard to exercise as I get extremely out of breath. I am extremely out of shape at the age of 46. When I started this journey I was focus and doing something about my weight. I first came to spark people way back in 2009 and I work hard to lose from 280 down to 184 lbs. Only to detour and let stress <BR> and family stuff and put others befor me and lost... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:17:31 EST Jan 2014 Goals 1-- Stay within my calorie range <BR> 2-- Eat low carb and stay within 30 carbs a day <BR> 3-- Walk the kids to school <BR> 4-- Aim for 10000 steps a day <BR> 5-- Cut out all sugar <BR> 6-- Aim to lose five or ten pounds by Jan 31st <BR> 7-- Track everything I eat and drink <BR> 8--Eat 5 to 6 small meals a day <BR> 9--Drink plenty of water <BR> 10-- Lean to love myself and my body as I am sexy at any age and size Thu, 2 Jan 2014 15:20:54 EST My Resolution for 2014 My Resolution for 2014 <BR> <BR> Well 2013 had it ups and downs for me as it was a very stressful at times. I fell off plan and didn't stay focus. But this year I like to change that and make it a good year. So for my resolution I want to lose weight and to try and quit smoking and to stress less and work on my marriage with less fighting and exercise more and to love myself and to love my body cause I am sexy at any size. <BR> So yesterday was yesterday and today is a new day. I went out... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 14:52:01 EST December Goals Well as the year is ending I am making my Dec Goals.... <BR> <BR> 1) Drink more water <BR> 2) Eat healthy <BR> 3) Get my steps in daily at least 10000 steps <BR> 4) Stay away from all Sugar <BR> 5) Track everything I eat and Do <BR> 6) Wake up with a smile every day <BR> 7) Hug my kids and say I love you <BR> 8) Make time for hubby <BR> 9) Have me time at least 20 mins worth <BR> 10) Log into spark people daily and post <BR> <BR> Here to wishing everyone a great December and b... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 02:24:58 EST Lost even more weight :) Went to my WW meeting and they weigh me in at 224.4 So I am down 2 pounds She said that was good for being thanksgiving week you know. I was like yea it is. Just had to give you all an update. Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:07:00 EST I lost weight during thanksgiving Well I totally fell off the wagon the last couple days, I made our family feast yesterday plus with drinking I am sure I over did it. But I had a good time and so did everyone else. I some how went down in size as before thanksgiving I was 226 on Monday and today I was 225. Don't know how but that what the scale read. I also got into a pair of my 16/18 skinny jeans too. They fit nice and comfy to. Well today I been eating healthy and right back on track today. Hope everyone is doing well and ... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:04:32 EST Happy Holidays To All <em>446</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wanted to send everyone warm wishes for the Holidays as the holidays as the holidays come near please remember to eat healthy and to stay active. If you do have a cheat day make sure you get back on track. So go ahead and enjoy family and friends time during the holiday season and also please stay warm. Happy Holidays <BR> <BR> Sandy Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:35:49 EST Very tired Wow what a night I had last night. Gotten woke up by three kids throwing up and hubby too. Had to change sheets and do a wash at 5 am. I am so tired you wouldn't believe. I wish I knew what it was that making everyone sick. It has to be a stomach illness. <BR> So my plan for today is to keep the other three kids in the living room with me while the rest get plenty of rest. I am gonna watch what I eat and drink plenty of water. Don't know if I be able to get a workout in or not gonna have to ... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 13:46:15 EST How my day is going Morning to all, Woke up got the kids ready for school and then we was off to school. I enjoy walking them everyday plus it great exercise too. Just finish breakfast and did a load of clothes. No hubby still isn't feeling good in been in bed for two days now. Sure hope he feels better soon. He hasn't been able to eat anything and I am worry as it haven't taking his meds for his diabetes or shot. See he been having nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea so he not able to eat anything. <BR> Hope all is ... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:21:53 EST Today workout Just finish this great workout and I figure I share it with all of you's<BR>ost=30minute_latin_spice_walking_workout <BR> <BR> <BR> Plus I did 3 mile walk <BR> <BR> Just got back from a 2 mile walk Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:18:59 EST Goals I'm making these goals until the Nov 1st. Then I will make new goals. <BR> <BR> 1-- Stay within my calorie range <BR> 2-- Eat low carb and stay within 50 carbs a day <BR> 3-- Walk the kids to school <BR> 4-- Aim for 10000 steps a day <BR> 5-- Drink black coffee <BR> 6-- Aim to lose ten pounds by Nov 1st <BR> <BR> I already lost 5 lbs so far :) <BR> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 03:21:39 EST A Sample Low-Carb Menu For One Week and Shopping list A Sample Low-Carb Menu For One Week <BR> This is a sample menu for one week on a low carb diet plan. <BR> <BR> It provides less than 50 grams of total carbs per day, but as I mentioned above if you are healthy and active you can go beyond that. <BR> <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> Breakfast: Omelet with various vegetables, fried in butter or coconut oil. <BR> <BR> Lunch: Grass-fed yogurt with blueberries and a handful of almonds. <BR> <BR> Dinner: Cheeseburger (no bun), served with vegetables and ... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 19:44:47 EST The 28-Day Plan To Kick Your Carb Addiction It takes 28 days to detox from most addictive substances, and refined carbohydrates, such as white flour and white rice, are no exception. If it seems like you can never get enough bread, pizza or pasta, this simple 28-day plan will help you kick your carb addiction for good. <BR> <BR> White carbs are addictive! Chemicals travel from the stomach to the part of the brain where you produce dopamine, a hormone and neurotransmitter that affects the brain’s pleasure and reward centers. Once thes... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 19:18:08 EST Just coming back from a bad week. Wow what a week I had, It feels so good to be up and about after spending all week sick and in bed. I swear I was hit with a Flu like nasty cold as I hard sore throat,running nose,coughing and feeling like I was gonna throw up. I was so ill I hardly ate anything mostly slept. My hubby was Mr Mom for a week. He did a very good job keeping the house clean and looking after the kids. <BR> I got use to drinking my coffee black too. I ate a lot of sugar free jello's and broths and drunk black cof... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 21:04:36 EST Day 4 steps 15789 <BR> cal burned 3149 <BR> 7.6 miles Fri, 4 Oct 2013 14:37:46 EST Day 3 steps 11739 <BR> 4.7 miles <BR> cal burned 2179 Fri, 4 Oct 2013 14:35:22 EST Day 2 steps 11938 <BR> 5 miles <BR> cal burned 2439 Fri, 4 Oct 2013 14:33:17 EST Day one of walking it off 30 day challenge step 11638 <BR> cal burned 2117 <BR> miles 4.6 <BR> <BR> Not bad for my first day of challenge Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:20:42 EST Walk it off in 30 days challenge I saw this on facebook and figure I share it with all of you here at spark. It a 30 day challenge to walk it off. Here is a link for you to follow. I am planning on doing it starting tomorrow. Who wants to join me? <BR> <BR><BR>t-off-in-30-days-challenge-week-1/ Mon, 30 Sep 2013 02:01:28 EST The weight is coming off slowly Well I been here since Oct 2009 and I must say the weight is coming off slowly. I've been working on this process for 5 years it's taken me this long to lose 59 lbs. It been a tough road you know. I had a few set backs but I never give up. One day at a time you know. I have come to love my body and myself. I am proud of those 59 lbs I lost. I just wanted to write this to give advice and motivation to these who need it. So all you Sparkers don't give up. You can do this too. <BR> Hard work... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 23:10:45 EST Wow my youngest is getting big she 5 already Well my little one Birthday was on the 22nd but we had her party today and she enjoy every minute of it. Can't believe she 5 years old boy times sure do go by quickly. We got her a Bike and MobileGo 2 with 2 games. Happy Birthday Makayla We love you <BR> <em>383</em> <em>44</em> <em>107</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 22:59:49 EST How my day went Well my day been pretty good. I started my day off by walking the kids to school and then came back and clean for a bit. Then we went food shopping and back home. Then I walk to pick up the kids from school. I find it is good exercise you know. Plus I just had to blow off stream as I am upset with my hubby. He loves to go on these chat rooms call isexychat and chat avenue. sometime he poses as a women or guy. But last night he gave some girl his cell number and now this person is messaging... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:10:23 EST Hi sparkers How is everyone doing? Hope everyone well and doing good. How the eating and exercising going? Wanted to stop by and check in on everyone. Well hope everyone had a great week and weekend.... <BR> <BR> Well as for me, Been busy this week working out and eating healthy and staying on track. I been walking the kids to and from school. It feels good to walk them everyday. I also been cleaning up the house while they all in school. Doing one room at a time. I also plan on doing some painting the ... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 16:21:17 EST I am not Perfect But human......... Today I went for a nice long walk and I said to myself that I can do this. I notice my breathing is getting better since I been trying to <BR> quit smoking. I am taking one day at a time and I do feel the change in my body. I am eating much healthier and making better choices. <BR> I am exercising at my peace. I am starting out slowly with walking when I can. I realized that my life isn't perfect. <BR> We are make mistakes from time to time. That what makes us human. I love spark cause here ... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 01:38:55 EST Thanks Everyone I just wanted to say thanks to those who made me Spark Motivator of the Week. I am so very honor. Again thank you Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:13:38 EST 3 Steps to Starting a Workout Routine Step 1 – Take a Self Assessment <BR> As you prepare to create your plan for starting a new workout routine, start by assessing where you are right now. Keep a 3-day log of all your activity, noting 30-minute blocks (or 10-minute blocks, if you are on the go all the time). Include 2 typical workdays and 1 day “off” in your diary so you can see how your activity changes on non-workdays. Then add up how much time is spent on moderate aerobic activity. <BR> <BR> Step 2 – Ease into a Workout Rout... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:18:49 EST Sept 8 Well woke up feeling great and ready to get back on track I can and I will lose this weight one day at a time. I had my breakfast which was some raisin toast and coffee. Now I am just watching the Miami Dolphins game. Gotta love football as it that time again. We big sports fan here as we loves the Yankee and Miami Dolphins and New York Giants. Had a wonderful birthday hubby made my day really special. This is a new week so I am planning ahead of time my menus and exercise for the week. Hope... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 17:08:21 EST Today is my Birthday Well feel much better today. The scale show 226 a one lb loss I take it. Also i turn 46 today. hubby gave me the day off. Him and the kids are doing everything. It hard just sitting still. Figure I stop by and post on spark. Hubby is making me dinner and he got a cake and the in laws are visiting. He made me breakfast in bed and lunch. I am so bless to have a wonderful husband. I decide to get my hair done and color. anted a change and new look. So far it been a good day. Did very good with m... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 21:07:21 EST What a week I had so far Evening Everyone What a week I had. Monday I was with out a laptop for three days as the kids spilled my coffee on my desk and the next thing I knew my laptop bottom was wet and the laptop died. Hubby who knows about computers dried it and took out the battery and hard drive and blow it with some kind of spray. He let it sit like a V for three days. This after noon he put my laptop back together and would you know it working again. I really thought it was gone for good. He like you just have... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 01:54:43 EST My Menu today My menu today <BR> Well tonight I decided to make myself some fish and veggies. the only thing is after I figure out everything I ate my net carb count was 25.68 and my calories was 683 my protein was 71.17 my fat was 27.83 my fiber was 15.5 and my sodium was 1348 <BR> <BR> B--2 egg scramble, Coffee with sugar free cream only 1 carb <BR> S-- 16 oz water <BR> L-- Beef and Broccoli, 16 oz water <BR> S-- 16 oz water <BR> D-- 9 oz Fish fillets, stream veggies, 16 oz green tea <BR> S-- 16 oz wa... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 01:55:11 EST Sausage Stir fry Sausage Stir fry <BR> <BR> 3 Italian Sausages <BR> 1 cp of veggies any kind <BR> 1/2 cp peppers and onions <BR> 1 tbsp oil <BR> dash of garlic <BR> dash of Italian seasonings <BR> dash of salt n pepper <BR> parm.cheese <BR> <BR> Brown sausage first then set a side, Add oil to pan then add veggies. Cut up the sausage into chunks and add to pan with seasonings. Stir so it doesn't stick. Then add peppers and onions and parm cheese. Cook till done for a total of 30 to 45 minutes. <BR> Serves 2... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 01:54:06 EST 8/30 Well walk the kids to school and did 2 miles this morning felt good to get that exercise in. Did some cleaning and laundry too. We went and pick up the kids from school and then went a little food shopping.We suppose to get a rain storm this evening. The kids have a three day weekend.. We not doing much this weekend just going to relaxed and enjoy spending time with family. <BR> Me and hubby are having a date tonight been awhile since we done that. So I am excited to get some alone time with ... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:55:26 EST Just checking in Well got up and got dress and then got the kids up and ready for school. Came back home and made me and hubby breakfast. We had bagel and coffee. After that I started a load of wash. Laid down for a bit. Woke back up and had to run out for a bit. We went food shopping and paid some bills. We had lunch at Burger King I had turkey burger and side salad with ranch dressing and diet coke. I couldn't believe they now serve turkey burgers. Boy was it good. Came back home put all the foods away and ... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 01:43:29 EST My day was good Today I made better choice with eating as hubby took me to Denny's for Lunch and I choose off the fit menu and I had 8oz small round steak with whole grain wild rice and squash zucchini without the garlic toast and had a diet coke. Dinner was 1/2 cp steam rice, 1 cp of beef and broccoli, 1/2 of teriyaki chicken and diet coke.Breakfast i wasn't hungry but had coffee without sugar and only sugar free creamer. Dessert I had a small dish of ice cream vanilla. I am so proud of myself for making th... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 03:07:34 EST Need advice on Skinny fiber Have anyone tried the new Skinny Fiber ? Thinking about starting it and maybe selling it. If anyone using it please share how it working so far and it it really does work? Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:53:28 EST How my day went Well ate too much today but we was out all day and hubby took me to lunch and spoil me a little. But the good thing is I lost weight this morning I was 221:) Hope everyone had a good day....... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:52:43 EST Here to a fresh new start and beginning a better me I didn't sleep much last night as I was up till 5 am I laying there from 2 am for some reason I just couldn't get to sleep I tried watching tv for a bit and before I know it was 5 am. I finally force myself to go to sleep. I slept till 1 pm. Hubby watch the kids so I could rest. I told him I think being up these past couple of days finally caught up to me. I just couldn't motivate myself. So after I ate my bagel and had my coffee. I decided to come on spark and read some blogs and go on my te... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:37:58 EST Feeling mentally drained just don't know where to turn I am struggling big time. I know what to do, but I am not doing it. I am over eating at night and probably not eating enough during the day as I skipped meals. I keep losing and regaining the same 4 pounds over and over and over and over. I go from 228 down to 222.8 only to go back up to 228 and back down to 222.8. <BR> I try to come on Spark one a day to post. but to be truthful; it is more out of habit than making a decision to work on my weight. I am trying to get the weight off again but... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:39:54 EST First blog since March Well I am trying to get my life back on track. It time for me to focus on me this time. I been talking care of everyone else and putting me last. I am finding it hard this time around but I know I can do it one day at a time. When I first started spark in 2009 I was so focus and work hard to lose the weight. I started at 280 and went down to 184. I was so happy when I reach that number cause I work hard to get there. Yea it took me three years to reach it. Then I let life get in the way. Hubb... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:11:36 EST Really need to try and find myself again as I been away for awhile Wow i miss a lot and I apologized for not putting in the commitment. I started out doing good and then things went down hill. I need to be here and find myself again. Things are still not back to normal. I am trying to eat healthy and low carb and I am getting back into exercising slowly. I am dealing with a lot as hubby just can't get it together and his blood sugar goes from high to low.Between the moodiness and bipolar it been hard. Today he wake up not being able to see in one eye.They ha... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 12:57:38 EST RIP Sandy Hook Elementary victims's A True Hero, Left the World to Soon <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is Victoria. She was only 27 years old, She died a hero today. She hid her first graders in the cabinets and closets after hearing the gunfire. When the shooter came to her classroom, she told him that her students were in the gym. He then gunned her down and moved on. She saved the lives of all of her students.. She deserves to be remembered for her bravery. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 16:02:30 EST Mass shooting at Connecticut school Shannon Hicks / The Newton Bee: State police led children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., after a shooting was reported there. <BR> A mass shooting at an elementary school in Newton, Connecticut has reportedly left at least 28 people dead, including 20 children, as officials and the media scrambled to put the pieces together Friday. Among the dead was the adult gunman whose identity and details were not yet available. <BR> The numbers of dead and wounded make this one ... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:12:55 EST New Goals for starting over My Mini Goals are: <BR> <BR> 1-- Start eating healthy <BR> 2-- Drink more water <BR> 3-- Start exercising again <BR> 4-- Track all my foods and water <BR> 5-- Lose 2 lbs a week cause I love to get back to onderland as I am currently at 210 <BR> 6-- Most importantly, I want to get back to being healthy. Tue, 6 Nov 2012 11:31:48 EST OMG what a day OMG, I feel like s--- between the chest pains and achy body and i am very tired and so cold. I wish this would just go away.I never felt lie this before. B love you een like this since 4am..Hope everyone is doing good and better then I am..I would like to say Thank you Lance for everything. You're taking care of me and the kids and the whole house. I have the best Husband in the world..He has me resting in bed. I wish everyone had a husband like mines. Going to see the Doctor on Wed hope the... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:54:42 EST Hope my week get better Boy I haven't been having a good week. Sunday we went somewhere and I had my wallet stolen with everything in it. So I had to replace all my stuff. Wednesday someone took money out of our bank account.Over a 1000 dollars that we had for paying bills. The bank said they have to look into it and it could take anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks. I swear you know cause now we cant pay our bills. Thursday night i started having chest pains and went to bed still had them when i woke up on Friday.So I had a... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 18:40:54 EST Started Week Two of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution So far going well with week two. I am doing the same videos over so it getting easier. They say the videos get harder as you go along. I also have lost another 3 lbs and this week isn't done yet. I am on Day three already. I'll keep you all posted on how I am doing. I am so happy that I am losing weight again. When I started I was 209 and today I am 201. That's a total of 8 pounds so far gone in two weeks. I highly Recommend go out and get her program cause it works..... Wed, 23 May 2012 19:52:18 EST Day 4 and Day 5 and Day 6 Sorry I didn't post sooner just been so busy. Well I am doing good with Jillian Michaels Body Revolution workouts. I finish week one and I have lost a total of 5 lbs so far. She sure has been kicking my butt but I am so glad I am getting the push as it just what I needed. I also been eating right and drinking my water every day. Wed, 23 May 2012 19:33:57 EST Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Day two and Day three Well I did day two workout 2 phase one and cardio 1 wow did she kick my butt and work me hard <BR> <BR> I just finish doing her day 3 cardio 1 workout. I was sweating like a dog. So far I am keeping up which is good. Thu, 17 May 2012 16:51:33 EST Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Day one Well I just got my set and today was my first workout. Wow did she kick by butt in phase 1 workout 1. I throught I was in shape but guess I wasn't cause it was hard but I finish it. It was the long 32.23 minutes. I am glad I did it. I am also following a low carb meal plan that 1200 to 1500 calories. i will keep you all posted on how I am doing...Wish me luck cause Jillian is tough.... Tue, 15 May 2012 13:33:35 EST Happy Mother's Day To All <em>251</em> <em>214</em> <em>87</em> <em>146</em> <em>125</em> <em>251</em> <BR> <BR> HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MOTHER'S OUT THERE <BR> MAY YOUR DAY BE FILLED WITH JOY AND HAPPINESS <BR> THIS IS YOUR DAY AND YOU DESERVE THE BEST FOR ALL THAT YOU'RE DO <BR> <BR> <em>251</em> <em>214</em> <em>87</em> <em>146</em> <em>125</em> <em>251</em> <BR> Sun, 13 May 2012 03:41:32 EST