SSAVONSS's SparkPeople Blog SSAVONSS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community update on lapband So today I went to bariatric doctor. <BR> <BR> am proud to say I am down another 12 lbs. <BR> <BR> Since I am one of the pointer sisters, this is amazing for me. <BR> <BR> I also stopped and touched base with the office nutritionist this week. I feel a little more knowledgeable and in control this week. I also started tracking again this week. Deceiving because I eat by volume, not weight. I am to eat 1/2 cup of food 3x per day. Maybe a snack here and there. <BR> <BR> One would t... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:45:41 EST Lap Band Surgery I did it. Surgery was on Monday (8/29/11). I'm feeling so much better this morning. Still some pain, but not enough that I feel the need to take more pain killer. I'm thinking that in a few more days, I should feel pretty much my old self. <BR> <BR> I will say, before I started this journey, I did some soul searching. I spent several years on Weight Watchers, and making this decision, well, I felt like I was giving up. Initially. I totally feel I have made the best decision for me. I... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 06:16:52 EST Interest or commitment <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Needed to share this again. I needed to see it again. Mon, 11 Jan 2010 06:03:55 EST I Will in 2010 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm putting it here to be accountable. <BR> <BR> There are now 50 weeks left of 2010. If I were to lose 1 lb per week, I will have lost 50 by the end of this year. So......... <BR> <BR> I plan to lose 42.4 lbs to get to the goal I have set for myself. It is totally doable to lose .85lb. per week to accomplish this goal by the end of the year. This is what I will do. <BR> <BR> To accomplish this goal, I will: <BR>... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 07:38:33 EST Turnin the Stinkin Thinkin Around I just entered my WI for this week (home scale). Then I ran the report for 2009. Ugh!!!!! The line was pretty straight across the page, then up due to over indulging over the holiday. I immediately started thinking about how this is 2 years without reaching my goal. In fact, I am up a significant amount in the past 2 years. This downright pisses me off. <BR> <BR> 2010..... I am not calling this a "New Year's Resolution." This is called .... writing it down for all to see, to ho... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 07:27:07 EST My first 5K <BR> <BR> I finished C25K at least a month ago. Now along with a few friends, we plan to do the Jingle Bell run in a couple weeks. I got an email at work that there would be a Turkey Trot yesterday. A 5k among other races. Free to enter except a small donation of food for the local food bank. I thought, why not? As the time got closer, I was also thinking of all the things that needed to be done around my home. <BR> Backtrack......... I can't exactly say that my dh is totally... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 06:35:01 EST C25K Update I am so excited, I am almost done C25K. I never thought in a million years that I would ever say that. I did W8D1 yesterday. Okay, I did 25 minutes of a 28 minute run. Let me re-read that----- I did 25 minutes of a 28 minute run. Holy Crap! I couldn't run to the end of my driveway before I started this. This is just what I need to bolster my motivation to reach my goals. <BR> If I can run, I can certainly reach that weight goal!!!!! Sun, 4 Oct 2009 06:06:16 EST Time Marches On A little sad this morning. Going back to my regular job today. Yes, I work in a school. Going back signifies the end of summer. More than that.... it yells out that time does not stand still, and waits for no one. <BR> I am determined to not let any more time go by and see me not make further progress toward a healthier, leaner, pain free, happier me. <BR> I recently started C25k, and am in week 4. I am determined to finish this training, and to keep the momentum going. E... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 06:04:24 EST Me? Couch to 5k? <BR> Why not me! <BR> <BR> Since about spring time, I've been listening to fellow WW members talking about 3k's and such. What's more, I've been watching them succeed in their weight loss. I can't sit on my but and think that counting points (calories) alone will get me to where I want to be. I need to move more. <BR> <BR> So I went to itunes and downloaded free couch to 5k podcasts. I also found another doing a google search which I like better. I am currently in week 2. Who w... Mon, 17 Aug 2009 22:08:35 EST You da Boss Yo, I need to talk to you <BR> Before you go and mess it up <BR> I gotta call it like I see it <BR> So y’all now listen up <BR> <BR> This is your conscience talking <BR> This is your conscience talking <BR> And I know just whatcha feelin’ <BR> I know with whatcha dealin’ <BR> <BR> But you don’t need that piece of pie <BR> Gotta let it go and pass you by <BR> and I’m here to remind you why <BR> ‘cause you want to be lookin’ and feelin’ fly <BR> <BR> You Da Boss, You Da Boss, yeah <BR> You r... Sat, 20 Jun 2009 17:53:07 EST My Want/Don't Want Motivational Don't Want <em>253</em> <em>253</em> <BR> <BR> 1. the feeling of being out of control <BR> 2. aches and pains <BR> 3. meds <BR> 4. roll of fat in stomach, especially when i sit down. <BR> 5. anger at myself when I make a poor decision. <BR> 6. frustration due to slow progress <BR> 7. tent clothes <BR> 8. being tired all the time <BR> 9. depressed <BR> 10. laziness <BR> 11. feeling of failure because I am not where I "think" I should be <BR> 12. <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Sat, 30 May 2009 19:42:16 EST Reformed Saboteur Good question. I've been doing WW since 2002 (except for the year I took off, we won't go there yet). Took me some time to figure out that sometimes when there was a gain at the scale were weeks when he cooked often. He was the ultimate saboteur. I think he took pleasure at keeping me the way I was. Well honestly, I think he was afraid that when I reached my goal that I would leave. We went through many battles over this. I was at the stage where I had lost 75 lbs. He would ongoingly ... Tue, 6 Jan 2009 04:38:02 EST Time Savers When I'm busy Breakfast-A couple times lately I have measured out my 1T of peanut butter and one of fluff. Thrown it on a lite hot dog bun and half a banana and ran out the front door. Not the best of best choices, but it wasn't a donut. <BR> <BR> Lunch-I love to keep frozen veggies, ff cheese and soy crumbles or boca burgers in the freezer for just this reason. You can even buy already cooked rice now. Container ready...... <BR> 1/2 cup or more of veggies (1/2 cup = 1 serving of veggies). <BR> 1/2... Sat, 15 Nov 2008 06:00:21 EST BON JOVI lyrics - "Welcome To Wherever You Are" BON JOVI lyrics - "Welcome To Wherever You Are" <BR> <BR> <BR> Maybe we're all different but we're still the same <BR> We all got the blood of Eden running through our veins <BR> I know sometimes it's hard for you to see <BR> You're caught between just who you are and who you want to be <BR> <BR> If you feel alone and lost and need a friend <BR> Remember every new beginning is some beginning's end <BR> <BR> Welcome to wherever you are <BR> This is your life; you made it this far <BR> Welc... Thu, 19 Apr 2007 04:47:16 EST CHOICES-poem CHOICES <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter <BR> how much you earn <BR> or how many items you own <BR> You can always do better <BR> no matter how small <BR> today you can say that you've grown <BR> <BR> Don't worry about others <BR> don't wait for a chime <BR> your heart wants it….it is driven <BR> Just keep yourself going <BR> and stay on your path <BR> so your goals can be reached…it's a given <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter <BR> what you've done in the past <BR> or how often you've failed either w... Fri, 13 Apr 2007 06:15:02 EST Out of Control Yesterday Feel like I woke up from a drunken stupor this morning--- only I wasn't drinking, I was eating. <BR> <BR> I went out to breakfast with some friends yesterday. I ate the stupid pancakes. I did scrape off that disgusting hunk of butter. Did really good then up until about 4. I had some tiny frozen snickers. Then I made some Chocolate Anglefood cake (really good btw--can of sugar free cherry pie filling, 1/2 cup cocoa powder to box of angelfood, make 24 cupcakes)-- I ate 3 or 4 of them. <... Mon, 26 Mar 2007 05:21:56 EST Only One Pound Only One Pound <BR> <BR> Hello, do you know me? If you don't you should. I'm a pound of fat, and I'm the happiest pound of fat that you would ever want to meet. Want to know why? It's because no one ever wants to lose me; I'm Only One Pound, just a pound. Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds or fifteen pounds, but never only one, so I just stick around and happily keep you fat. Then I add to myself ever so slyly so that you never seem to notice it, that is until I've grown to ten... Mon, 5 Mar 2007 05:46:25 EST I Own My Body - poem "I Own my Body" <BR> -Author Unknown <BR> <BR> I am responsible for what goes into it. <BR> That includes my mouth, my lungs, my eyes, my ears, my heart and my mind. <BR> It means that I take responsibility for the nutritional choices that I make. <BR> I do not blame anyone or anything for poor choices. <BR> <BR> I own my body, I make the choice in what condition to keep it. <BR> I can keep it in mint condition or I can slack off and let it fall apart. <BR> <BR> I am responsible for gettin... Mon, 5 Mar 2007 05:44:35 EST A Personal Goal To have two weeks consecutive with a loss. Tired of the yo-yo, it's making me dizzy. Tue, 27 Feb 2007 04:57:16 EST