SFENNER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SFENNER SFENNER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Size 36 pants http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756781 When I started this adventure, this time, 6 weeks ago, I had to buy size 40 shorts. I had been buying size 38 pants with elastic or comfort stretch. <BR> <BR> I got down to where I could wear my size 38 pants that did not have the comfort stretch waist. <BR> <BR> This week end I tried on a pair of 36 inch jeans, they are relaxed fit but not comfort stretch waist. I buttoned them and wore them a few min. It would be a stretch to say they fit comfortably, but I got into them. <BR> <BR> I tr... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:11:39 EST Weekend upon us http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755816 I took a picture and my face is looking a lot thinner. It is not as thin as when I was young, but looking thinner. Baby steps...... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 14:40:21 EST Back to normal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749866 I am enjoying weight loss. My face is thinner and clothes are fitting better. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:12:58 EST Vacation is over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748979 I was on vacation last week. I tried to watch what I ate, but failed. Can anyone spell Italian Cream Cake. Well I weighed Monday and I was up 5 pounds. I was upset but enjoyed my time off, It seems you do have to pay the piper. I weighed today and I was down 4 pounds so I guess the 5 pounds was mostly water weight. <BR> <BR> I did walk a lot... <BR> <BR> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:29:38 EST 40 lbs of fat down. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745510 I weighed yesterday and I have lost a total of 23 pounds in a month. That is GREAT! if i should say so myself. The better thing is I have lost 40 pounds of fat that is 11.6% of my fat down in a month. <BR> It may seem odd to loose 17 more pounds of fat than total, but I have added 17 pounds of lean to my frame. My belly is down 4 inches but my natural waist is only down an inch. <BR> <BR> My clothes are fitting better. <BR> <BR> Cheers Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:26:10 EST Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745125 Rainy day in Jonesboro. Glad I worked out this morning... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:02:04 EST 30 grams of protein within 30 min of getting up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741306 I am trying a new slant to my diet. I know the farm hands always had BIG breakfasts then went to work. Hope it works. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:18:21 EST In my jeans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740866 This is big. I have not been able to get in my blue jeans for a few months. I could barely get them over my thighs and more than 2 inches from coming too at the waist. <BR> <BR> Well I am in them and they are comfortable. My new belt I got in June which was a size bigger and was on the last hole is now on the first hole. <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:28:59 EST Jogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739942 I added jogging to my walk today. 1.7 miles in 20 min. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:31:28 EST WOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738637 I weighed in after 21 days of bootcamp. I lost 18 pounds with 9 lbs of fat according to the machine. I measured and my percent fat according to measurements is way down. I still have a lot of fat to loose, but my percentages are down. <BR> <BR> YAH Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:47:54 EST So proud of my wife http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734399 My wife changed her lifestyle three weeks ago and is down over 2 inches in waist and 11 pounds. The best part is we are doing this together. <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work Lori... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 09:00:12 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732932 Everyone be good today! Sun, 6 Jul 2014 07:41:06 EST Cheat meal Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732484 I survived my cheat meal and feel ok today. I worked out hard this morning, and feel better. I have a lot of fat to loose, but feel quite motivated... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 11:33:11 EST Happy 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732144 Happy Birthday America, God Bless you... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 20:33:00 EST Fat down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731191 I had an official weigh in yesterday. I am down 10.2 lbs in 13 days. My fat went down 6 pounds and my other went down 5 lbs. according to the fat sensors. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:41:27 EST busy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730044 I started off walking at nearly 5 mph for 20 min. I was listening to oldies Heart Barracuda, Martial Tucker Band etc. Nothing like old school to get your blood going. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 19:07:04 EST 8 pounds down in one week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729345 I started back last Monday. I weighed today and I am down 8 pounds. I have been eating well and working out a lot. Hard work yields great results... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:52:04 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5294840 I had my foot surgery yesterday. All went well. I got a knee walker instead of crutches. Two weeks off work then 4-6 weeks on the knee walker. <BR> <BR> Pain is not too bad. Staying down a lot... <BR> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:33:48 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292210 The wedding went well. I looked ok in my tux. No pictures yet. <BR> <BR> I am scheduled to have surgery on my foot tomorrow. Preop this afternoon. <BR> <BR> Cheers <BR> <BR> Starr Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:11:23 EST Wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284998 I picked up my tux yesterday. The jacket was great the pants were bad. I have a big bellie, not backside and thighs... <BR> <BR> Guests are arriving tonight through Friday. A lot going on. I am putting Sparkpeople on hold until Sunday. <BR> <BR> I am watching what I eat, not tracking... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 09:37:58 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281019 Sunday morning. It is raining, We survived the bridal shower last night. I was afraid there was too much estrogen in the house, I under estimated. <BR> <BR> This time next week the wedding will be behind us. <BR> <BR> I get to try on my tuxedo tomorrow............... <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:41:31 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280000 My daughter's bridal shower is tonight. <BR> <BR> Way too much estrogen in one house... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 11:00:19 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274185 Tomorrow is a BIG day. A lot of stress... I need support... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 11:08:18 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272429 I weighed today and the same as last week. <BR> <BR> I was off a little over the weekend and have been down in my exercise, I have a broken foot. <BR> <BR> The odd thing is I am down 1.5 inches in my waist. I am fitting into clothes that were too tight. <BR> <BR> I am not going to let a machine dictate my attitude. I am going to eat right, exercise as I can, look better and feel better. <BR> <BR> Machines are not perfect. Mon, 4 Mar 2013 09:50:44 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268288 Friday, this is March. <BR> <BR> I am so ready for spring. The overcast dreary rainy cold weather will soon be gone. <BR> <BR> Spring will arrive with warm sunshine and more rain. <BR> <BR> Being warm again will be nice. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 09:44:53 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266458 Last night I tried on a pair of pants I got for Christmas of 2011. When I got them, I couldn't get them even close to meeting at the waist. Two weeks ago I tried them on and I could fasten them, but they were so tight I barely could breathe. <BR> <BR> Last night I fastened them and wore them a few minutes. They were comfortable but quite snug. <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:33:55 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263186 We took my daughter for her bridal photos Saturday. Two hours walking and standing. <BR> She looked beautiful and the photo shoot went well. She looked like Audrey Hepburn on the photo shoot. Lots of drama prior to the shoot, but all went well <BR> <BR> I ate a hamburger and small fries from McD's to reward myself. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to the 16th. <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:12:15 EST Wednesday is Hump day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257272 Here it is the middle of the week. I feel great. I weighed today and I weigh the same for the past three weeks. <BR> <BR> No gains is great. I am still 15 pounds down. My measurements are still falling so I am making progress. <BR> <BR> I miss the 2-5 pounds a week drops, but will take no gains. <BR> <BR> Starr Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:49:24 EST Monday oh sweet Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254615 The Mamma's and tghe Pappa's sang about Monday Monday. Obviously they didn't have Mondays like this one or it would have been a durge. <BR> <BR> Isn't it great to get up, get dressed and go to work... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:49:18 EST Tuxedo Fitting for wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252859 I have been dieting three weeks now and went in for the tuxedo fitting for my daughter's wedding next month. <BR> <BR> The lady who did the measurements added 6 inches to my chest for the coat size. I told her that is way bigger than my size. She had a coat there to send back that was a size smaller than what she was ordering for me and it swallowed me. <BR> <BR> I know there are tricks for sizing different things, but I do not want to wear a tent 3 sizes too large. <em>337</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:40:01 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251708 Made it past Valejtines day with flying colors. Here comes the week end... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:07:39 EST Valentines Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250534 Happy Valentines day everyone. Chocolate has anti-oxidents, but limit the sugar (calories). <BR> <BR> Have a great day. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:48:27 EST Hump Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248842 Feeling better about life today. Happiness and joy to all. Food is not joy life is. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 09:38:03 EST Tuesday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247521 Well it is official, I was off my diet Sunday and it ruined my whole week of effort. My net loss/gain is ZERO, zilch, nada, nothing! <BR> <BR> My weight is the same and my measurements are all up .5 to 1 inch. Maybe it is water gain from all of the sodium on Sunday? <BR> <BR> One day of bad eating really has a bad effect on my body. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I stayed on program and hopefully I will have lost this week. <BR> <BR> Staying positive even though I wasted a week. <BR> <BR> Still I ... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:41:57 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5246205 Yah, it is Monday. I was off diet yesterday, but today starts a work week. I am going to be on track and not let yesterday get me down. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:56:34 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242623 Well It is FRIDAY!!!!! Yesterday I went to the doctor I developed tendonitis in my right thumb. Wearing a brace for a while. He said it was probibly from lifting weights. Going to have to modify my routine. Fri, 8 Feb 2013 09:54:22 EST Hump Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239989 Wednesday is here. I tried on my pants with the same size as I am wearing but without the expandable waist. They do not fit yet but are closer. I do feel better and my fattest pants are looser. <BR> <BR> Keeping up with the diet and exercise. Wed, 6 Feb 2013 10:02:48 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238492 Yesterday I was .5 lbs from 15 lbs off. I weighed today and lost the .5 lbs so I am officially down 15 lbs. <BR> <BR> I am tall and the weight is distributed so it is not apparent. I notice my face is less round. <BR> <BR> My pants are bagging in places they were tight. My belt is being used in holes it hasn't seen. <BR> <BR> I am positive today. Great work out and sensible breakfast. Can you spell WATER? Tue, 5 Feb 2013 09:52:31 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237114 I weighed today 256.5. That is a huge number, but is down 2.5 lbs from last week. <BR> <BR> Sunday was a rough day, but I did not exceed my calories for the day. <BR> <BR> My measurements were down a little, but my clothes are fitting better. <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:19:56 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235716 I have been keeping on track with my water and eating. My exercise is down over the weekend. I am still keeping on with my program. Sun, 3 Feb 2013 12:58:55 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231508 Today is Thursday. I walked and lifted weights today. I am afraid I will be sore tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Hoping for a great day and week end. <BR> <BR> Home made Chili for dinner <em>224</em> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:26:18 EST Wednesday (Hump day) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230049 I am feeling better, my clothes are fitting better. Allergies are flairing up, but that is not due to dieting. <BR> <BR> As activity is increasing, my attitude is getting better. <em>244</em> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:34:11 EST Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228654 I was a little upset yesterday I am weighing every week and only lost one pound. I weighed this morning and I actually lost 2.5 lbs. <BR> <BR> This makes me feel better. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:38:16 EST Finally 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1219818 Well I left my forties behind. I am 50. I feel no different. It still seems hard to say. I had a great birthday 2 people, who didn't know wished me a Happy B-------. I asked that there be no anything for my birthday and finally my family honored my wishes. <BR> <BR> I really don't like birthdays and not having one made this one more special to me. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to my daughter's birthday on Friday. She will be 20. I can't believe my little girl is 20 it seems just the other... Tue, 20 May 2008 20:22:53 EST Biggest Looser Competition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1181878 I have lost 23 lbs in the biggest looser competition. That is 9.03% of my body weight. <BR> <BR> I am hopefully finishing in the top 10 for the University. <BR> <BR> Fri, 2 May 2008 09:29:09 EST Wa Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1167031 I finally lost 20 lbs. Everyone is telling me I am looking great. I feel better too. I am finally over a slump and now going strong. <BR> <BR> I had gained two weeks ago and only lost .5 lbs last week. <BR> <BR> This week 5 lbs!!!!! Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:05:47 EST Turning 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1128112 Well 50 may not seem very large a number. My wife told me it beats the alternative. I am not sure of that. Today I am wearing some pants that I couldn't even get into a few weeks ago and I am quite proud of that. I am still depressed about next month. I am sure it is just another day, and I feel better than I have in a long time due to my weight loss. I always get depressed when I am dieting and also around my birthday and Christmas. I guess I never thought I was important enough to celebrate... Tue, 8 Apr 2008 10:02:59 EST Personal goal unstated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1123925 Well I am finally below 238 lbs. I was frozen at 238 for a few years. I would diet and get below it for a short time, but always revert back to 238 lbs. A year ago I shot past 238 and ended up at 255. I never thought I would be that heavy. Go figure. But I was and stayed there about a year. I decided I would never get to 238 again so I did not put that as a goal. Goals must be achievable. I lost nearly 15 lbs and was hovering there for a few weeks. I thought it was the curse and I would not ... Sun, 6 Apr 2008 17:09:56 EST