SSMITH-BA's SparkPeople Blog SSMITH-BA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community starting over Hi everyone. I've been MIA for about two years....have had another child in that time and now I am officially at my HIGHEST WEIGHT EVER. Please. Tell me tips I can use to get started on a weight loss journey. I AM VERY LAZY and I do believe I am addicted to food. Thanks Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:27:38 EST Pregnancy & Weight Loss??? Possible Pair? Okay, this is going to be a mixed blog of stuff. I love comments, so please leave me some goodies! <BR> <BR> First, here are some pictures from today (this morning), just to make a picture trail of progress, I guess. I hope to see some progress eventually!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well to begin, my husband and I have decided we are going to get pregnant, and as you can see I am over weight already (definitely considered obese) so ... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 15:33:24 EST BACK WHERE I ORIGINALLY STARTED :( Sadly, I am right back where I started. I don’t dare climb on the scale, but just by looking at my reflection in the mirror, I am going to say I am right back up at 230 pounds. <BR> <BR> But this is not the reason for my post today. I want to vent, or just release some of these thoughts in my head. <BR> <BR> So yesterday, I’m undressing to get ready for bed, alone in my bedroom, I shout out…”oh my god I am fat”, because I was eye balling my stomach in the mirror (I am sure I am not the on... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:42:02 EST UGH FAT PIX THIS PAST SUNDAY, I WAS THE MAID OF HONOR IN MY SISTER'S WEDDING.... <BR> <BR> I LOOK HUGE!!!!! I CONTINUE TO BEAT MYSELF UP FOR ALWAYS GIVING UP ON MYSELF AND FAILING AT WEIGHT LOSS. <BR> <BR> I AM THE ONE IN THE OLIVE GREEN DRESS, THE ONLY ONE THAT LOOKS H U G E!!! <BR> <BR> :( :( <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Looks like I have to crawl out of this dark place I am in and try to shed some pounds...ain't no one else doing to fight thi... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:31:46 EST WEDDING IN A MONTH HEY SPARKPEOPLE.... <BR> <BR> I AM IN THE SLUMPS.... <BR> PLEASE SOMEONE GIVE ME SOME TIPS TO DROP AT LEAST 5LBS IN A MONTH....I'VE GOT TO BE A BRIDESMAID IN MY SISTER'S WEDDING ON OCTOBER 13TH AND I AM SOOOO CHUBBY, MY STOMACH POKES OUT, I HAVE DUNLAP...I DON'T WANT TO BE THE MOST DISGUSTING THING IN HER WEDDING PICTURES... <BR> <BR> SOMEONE PLEASE GIVE ME SOME KIND OF PLAN I CAN FOLLOW FOR THE NEXT MONTH TO DROP AT LEAST 5LBS...PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!! <BR> <BR> THANKS <BR> XSANDI Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:21:35 EST Meal Replacement? are meal replacement smoothies./..or shakes, whatever you want to call them, you think they're a good idea? Will it make my body think I am starving and store the fat ? <BR> <BR> Now I love to eat, but I just remember when I was a lot younger I lost weight by only eating one meal per-day...of course I got pregnant shortly after losing the weight so I gained it all back and have never been that small ever again...So I'm not sure weather to try only eating once a day again and see what happen... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:49:25 EST Really!? Is it normal to wake up and weight 2lbs more than what you weighed before you went to sleep? <BR> <BR> I just wanted to see if this has happened to others. I know I ate junk food over the weekend, but I made sure to walk every day and I actually walked 2x a day on Friday & Saturday…So I was upset to see a 2lb weight gain over an 8hr period. Eeeek! <BR> <BR> I started walking again. I am only walking for 30 minutes at a time right now, because I went almost half a year WITHOUT exercising... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:29:25 EST mexican style tacos So I got a question. In need of some opinions... <BR> <BR> Okay...So I am one of those people that can eat the same things over and over for a long period of time with out getting too tired of it....(we have tacos every week night for dinner) <BR> <BR> So my husband and I go to the Mexican market near our house and buy our meats for making tacos. We use corn tortillas, cilantro, & onions and its usually either al pastor (pork) or spicy chicken or beef steak chopped up. Sometimes I'll use... Wed, 29 May 2013 14:28:53 EST My first Wii Fit experience So my husband and I had decided we were going to start walking again in the evenings since the new time change we have an extra hour of day light left by the time my husband gets home around 7pm, so we were to start yesterday but it was pouring down rain...blah. <BR> <BR> So I get out the Wii Fit game I barrowed from my aunt only to find out she didn't give me the balance board thingy I needed, so I have to drive 10 miles down the road to buy a used one for $30.00 because I am determined to ... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:42:44 EST I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN!! So I’m not very good at this weight loss thing! <BR> <BR> Every time I try I always give up and gain the weight back and then I just feel sorry for myself I guess because I’m looking in the mirror hating every inch of myself for giving up again, and turning back into the blob monster with extra muffin top to spare. <BR> <BR> I hope I am not the only person to talk bad about themselves, or give myself a hard time!? I know I need to do less of that and get back on track. As you notice I am o... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:11:43 EST on my way back down <img src=""> <BR> <BR> well i DID NOT stay below my calorie intake max this week, but i am trying to get back on track., i have not been exercising either...i am trying to barrow some wii fit games from my realitives hoping i will like those!..we;ll see <BR> <BR> wish me luck everyone!!! Fri, 8 Mar 2013 15:11:11 EST GAINED 7 LBS BACK So I am on this HORRIBLE highway of gaining my weight back....i kinda gave up on myself...since moving, to losing my mother to breast cancer, and this horrible time change...i kind of refuse to use my treadmill because it hurts my hips A i am exercising NONE. <BR> and i am NOT eating very good. <BR> <BR> I know I can get back on track...just got to talk myself into using that horrible treadmill again. <BR> or running in place or jump in jacks...or take the kids outside and run aroun... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:11:47 EST Terribly Sad November was a horrible month for me!!! So glad it's over, but it doesn't look like December is going to be any better!!! The first week of the month (November) I spent moving into our new rental house so we could get out of the horrible house we were living in and move closer to my sick mother. I think it took me the whole month to even get unpacked and then on Monday November 26th my mother passed away. She lost her battle to breast cancer! <BR> <BR> I was driving to work this morning t... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 11:49:53 EST Sorry for my abscense! Hello Spark People!!! I have not been on sparkpeople since I moved. My mother's health took a horrible turn for the worst and she is at home on her death bed. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I don't think I am really ready to lose my mother, I am only 29yrs old and my mother is only 48yrs old, but the form of cancer she has was just too aggressive & no chemo even worked! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to stop in to let every know...I have no given up on my weight loss dreams, but they have been Temp... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:10:32 EST Small Goal Not Met For October So those of you who read my blogs know I set small goals for October November and December to lose 5lbs per month...Well I only managed to lose 4lbs in October because of the whole moving thing....It's taken two weeks away from me, trying to get everything packed and ready for this move....But at least I lost 4lbs instead of none....Maybe in November I can lose 6lbs to make up for it! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing great, had a good Halloween and looking forward to family, friends and all ... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 11:43:02 EST 3lbs down Have a wonderful weekend!!! Sat, 20 Oct 2012 09:28:23 EST Not Weight Loss Related!!! Just wanted other peoples opinions...I am not sure what to do! I forgot to mention in the blog that if we go somewhere else and sign a year lease and then she finally calls us we will be that's why i am sooo UNSURE as to what to do...I don't want to be stuck in a year lease and then again I don't want her to get mad and think we're just rushing her!!! <BR> <BR> (Oh yeah....Ignore all the JUNK behind me...I am in our "storage room" because the kids were being loud!!) <BR> <BR> **... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:18:04 EST Milky Way Midnight Dark <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am 100% addicted to these candy bars....can someone please tell me how BAD they are for me so Maybe I will STOP eating them!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <em>304</em> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:05:31 EST Finally Getting Back On Track!!! Just made a quick video blog to save myself from typing, but look here I am typing..haHaHa Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:55:20 EST Goal For The Next 3 Months Sooooo I said it in one of my previous blogs, but my SMALL GOAL for the next 3 months is ONLY To lose 5 pounds each month...SO it's October and I've got until October 31st to lose 5 pounds...WooHoo Let's see if I can achieve this small goal for myself!!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e-pounds-month/?fb_action_ids=10151179<BR>750169183&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_<BR>source=other_multiline&action_object_m<BR>ap=%7B%2210151179750169183%22%3A101502<BR>31388894113%7D&... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 11:31:36 EST 1st Video Blog Me talking about making a salad dressing by Dr. Fuhrman & asking for tips to make it better! & a small "woohoo" moment at the end...HaHa~ <BR> <BR> <BR> Dressing <BR> 1/3 cup soy, almond or hemp milk <BR> 1 apple, peeled and sliced <BR> 1/2 cup raw cashews or 1/4 cup raw cashew butter <BR> 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar <BR> [1 tbsp dried currants (garnish) 1 tbsp unhulled sesame seeds, lightly toasted (garnish)] <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> <BR> Mix all salad ingredients together. In a high-p... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:44:41 EST Keep Going Over Daily Calorie Limit Soooo for the past 7 days I've gone over my calorie intake EVERY SINGLE DAY and guess what...Weigh-in today was **I GAINED 1 POUND**...Makes sense because I added up all the calories I went over for the whole 7 days and it equaled around 3600 calories....Bad Bad Sandi!!! <BR> <BR> I am lacking discipline lately...I've been walking again, so Yay for that...But I've still been constantly snacking in the evenings and that's causing me to go over my calorie intake each day...I bought me some sna... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:19:40 EST September Twenty-First <img src=""> <BR> <BR> New goal I’ve set for myself… <BR> <BR> In order to lose 15 pounds before January 1, 2013 which will put me at my first goal to reach 199 pounds -- all I need to do is lose 5 pounds per-month…that seems realistic in my book, as long as I apply more discipline to my food intake options and keep walking regularly….What do some of you think? <BR> <BR> <BR> And I think I might do something cute and creative like thi... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:29:31 EST September Twenith <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So...I just wanted to blog a little. It's been awhile since I actually set down and wrote a blog. Yeah I am mainly here to ponder my failure these past 3 months...But I just know there is a will within myself to lose some more weight so I can be healthier for myself, my kids and my husband too! <BR> <BR> My firstt weigh-in with SparkPeople was April 25th and I do believe I was 223lbs...It's almost been 5 months ... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:50:23 EST September Twelve <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This picture was taken of me Saturday September 8th...Which is with the weight I gained back, but I understand there are going to be weeks or months that I struggle with my weight loss...Giving into my temptations is really easily done for me...haha so I got to work on that more and stop getting lazy and just keep walking! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you everyone for your all your motivation and kind words! <BR> <img s... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:46:22 EST September Tenth! calories?/7/1/12648619 <BR> <BR> Frustrated that I've pretty much fallen completely off the wagon and gained 2 pounds back, I was searching through SparkPeople and came across the thread above where a few people were discussing upping your calorie intake to lose weight. I've never heard that and I wish I would've found that thread before I fell off the wagon because I could've probably saved myself. Booooo! <BR> <BR> Well I am getting back on track star... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:07:09 EST September Sixth I wake up....and geez I keep looking at myself in the mirror and seeing this blob of fat and thinking, HOLY CRAP...I look like a cow....What has happened? <BR> <BR> I GAINED 2 POUNDS....Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!! I knew all this "not walking" was going to catch up to me soon....and BOY HAS IT!!!! Ughhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>15</em> <em>234</em> <em>24</em> <em>46</em> <em>42</em> <BR> <BR> It really is AMAZING how Noticeable 2 pounds are!!! It's crazy!!!! Thu, 6 Sep 2012 10:31:36 EST August Thirty First (STUCK AT CURRENT WEIGHT) Ok so I consume 2000 calories per-day in food… <BR> And usually I burn between 450 to 480 calories per-day exercising (walking 4 miles in 70 minutes) <BR> <BR> SHOULD I BE LOSING WEIGHT???? Or am I consuming TOO many calories per-day? Because I am not seeing any results!!!! <BR> <BR> I am stuck at 212-213lbs….UGHHHHH <BR> <BR> Someone please help me; give me some sort of tips or what to change!!! Please!? <BR> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:14:27 EST August the Seventeenth Well tomorrow is my 29th birthday and I'm disappointed in myself because I've pretty much fallen off the wagon---barely hanging on by my foot...I've gained a little weight back already (only 0.4lbs) and have pretty much STOPPED all exercising *frown* I don't understand why I just can't get past this 10 pound weight loss thing...I always get to 10lbs lost and give up...WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?????? Or maybe it's my body...because once I lost 10lbs I was still eating good and walking every day, b... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:49:24 EST July the Seventeenth Well with all that's been going on with my mother this past week, I've not been walking and I've not really been eating too great either...So I know I've gained some weight back...I've got to get back on track.. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> But as you can see I only went over my max daily carloie intake of 1,930 on Saturday...the rest of the days I stayed under 1,930 but I only walked 2 days the whole week (burning 900 calories) so ... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 09:30:41 EST July the Seventh Picture Update: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So I haven't posted a picture of myself in awhile, but I haven't lost no more than 10 lbs so far, so that's probably why! <BR> <BR> I don't really have nothing to blog about today! But I was kind of beating myself up for eating all this junk food for the past week or so, but I was trying to stay within my daily calorie intake but there was a few days I went over my max calorie I w... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 13:38:16 EST July the Fifth Wow, so I haven’t posted a blog in awhile, but lately I haven’t had anything to update about. It’s been so hot lately in the 100’s that over this past weekend I couldn’t go walking…not with the kids, I felt like it was way to hot for them to be out there for an hour walking in that heat!! But last night I did my first Virtual 5k walking…It took me 87minutes which I felt wasn’t bad, but then I go see other’s that did the 5k walk and they finished in 40-45minutes…Wow am I slow!!! I wish I co... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 09:16:29 EST June the Twenty Fifth It's hard to believe June is almost over already!! I am super excited now because my knee is all better and I am finally going to get to walk my normal 4 miles tonight. I am getting ready for my first Virtual 5k walk coming up next week...Who else has signed up!??! Link below!!! SIGN UP TODAY!!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <link><BR>5k.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Goodluck everyone! I hope everyone is han... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:22:34 EST June the Twenty-First <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I JUST SIGNED UP FOR MY FIRST VIRTUAL 5K....WHO ELSE IS SIGNING UP!?! <BR> <BR> COME ON EVERYONE, DO IT FOR YOURSELF!!! LET'S GET IT DONE!!!! <BR> <BR> HERE'S A LINK!!! <BR> <link><BR>_a_5k_this_summer_with_sparkpeoples_vi<BR>rtual_race </link> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:07:40 EST June the Nineteenth So I was just searching through articles on here about weak knees, or exercises to Strengthen the muscles around the knee or supporting the knee and this article was a bit helpful for me, so I think I just may go home and try some of these stretches and leg exercises just to help a little! <BR> <BR> Well the article is actually titled: "11 Exercises that Help Decrease Knee Pain" so yeah, maybe it can be helpful to some of my readers!!! <BR> <BR> <link><... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 15:23:17 EST June the Eighteenth My knee is starting to feel a little better…still can’t walk normal without pain, but after almost a whole week of not walking I am starting to get bummed out. I really want to get back to walking but I know if I do not let my knee heal I will just continue to have these horrible incredible pains when I walk and I cannot stand it no more. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:20:16 EST June the Thirteenth I have to stop walking for the rest of the week...Ugh, I am not happy about this because I dread gaining any of the weight I've lost back....Does anyone know some ways to burn calories WITHOUT using your legs? My knee HURTS and whenever I walk or put weight on it the pain increases....UGH so I am going to let it rest this week and maybe it'll get back so I can continue my speed walking!! <BR> <BR> TODAY'S PICTURE (from yesterday actually): <BR> <img src=" Wed, 13 Jun 2012 11:33:22 EST June the Eleventh Well I hurt my knee. I should’ve listened when one of my blog readers told me, “No don’t run it’s bad for your joints” because when I was just speed walking my walk I never had any pains…actually my walking helped reduce my hip pains that I had been having for the past couple months, so when my husband and I started trying to incorporate a little running into our 4 mile routine my knee started hurting. What can I do to help me knee get better so I can start walking like normal again!? Any ... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:42:16 EST June the First TODAY'S PICTURE: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I DON'T HAVE NOTHING TO BLOG ABOUT TODAY, IT'S FRIDAY WHICH I AM GLAD FOR, BUT IT'S KIND OF STORMING HERE IN GA SO I AM WORRIED ABOUT GETTING MY 4 MILE WALK IN THIS EVENING...SHOOT I MAY JUST WALK IN THE RAIN BECAUSE I ATE A HIGH CALORIE LUNCH TODAY AND I REALLY NEED TO BURN OFF AT LEAST HALF OF IT!!! <BR> <BR> I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Jun 2012 11:53:02 EST May the Thirty First I CANNOT BELIEVE TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF MAY ALREADY! AHHHHHH!!! <BR> <BR> TODAY'S PICTURE: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> AND I ABSOLUTELY 100% LOVVVVVE SEEING RESULTS...I FEEL BETTER THAN I HAVE IN A LONG TIME AND I AM EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEW BODY THAT IS STARTING TO SLOWLY COME TO LIFE!!! WOOHOO!!! <BR> <BR> CAME I GET SOME HIGH FIVES!?! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> 8 POUNDS DOWN...AND LOTS LOTS MORE TO SHED!!! CANNOT WAIT, I AM SUPE... Thu, 31 May 2012 11:27:46 EST May the Thirtieth Wow, so I haven’t written a blog in almost a week. I was trying to wait until I had something to blog about since most of my blogs are short but sweet! *haha* <BR> <BR> So any who…my exercise weekly is lots of walking briskly…This past week I walked 4 miles EVERYDAY and I am able to complete a 4 mile walk in 1 hour and 13 minutes (that’s my fastest time so far) so what’s that…73 minutes….AWESOME!!! (I was averaging 75 minutes typically) At least I think it’s awesome, but then I read someth... Wed, 30 May 2012 11:17:00 EST May the Twenty Forth So yesterday I had myself a Baby Ruth candy bar…yeah its 280 calories of BAD but I did not go over my calorie intake and it actually gave me a little protein I needed! <BR> <BR> AND I walked 4 miles in only 75 minutes yesterday!! I know it was less than 75 minutes, but I tracked 75 minutes because I didn’t know the exact minutes I completed it in and I had to stop at least 5 times because my 2yr old constantly wanted something from the bag along the way! <BR> <BR> I will not be posting pic... Thu, 24 May 2012 11:42:53 EST May the Twenty Third <img src=""> <BR> <BR> but I have lost 6lbs <BR> <em>334</em> <em>9</em> <em>48</em> <em>192</em> Wed, 23 May 2012 15:17:41 EST May the Twenty Second So my weight hasn’t changed, but I haven’t been eating as healthy as I should be these past 4 days…but I haven’t really gone over my maximum daily calorie intake but I know some of the choices I’ve made were not healthy choices…so I’m hoping they don’t affect my weight any, but I’ve got to get better at disciplining myself to stop snacking on crap in the evenings! But I have been walking daily 2+ miles…Yesterday I only got in a 2 mile walk because it was raining like crazy, so we had to push... Tue, 22 May 2012 13:50:37 EST May the Twenty First Picture from Sunday Walking: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Oh-my-gosh what a crazy long weekend, Friday night my husband and I decided we were going to go to this park down the road to take their 4 mile trail walk…well we didn’t look at the map really good and we started walking and walking and walking and let’s just say by the end of the night we had walked 8 miles and our truck was locked in the park over night and we had to get a ride h... Mon, 21 May 2012 11:44:39 EST May the Eighteenth So I’m a little disappointed in myself for the past two days (Wednesday & Thursday) because I went over my maximum calorie intake….I am glad that it wasn’t over by much, but it was still over…Maybe all my walking each day kind of helps with burning those extra eaten calories!!! I hope so!! I know I am just sabotaging myself and that’s why I get disappointed, I keep telling myself you’ve got to get better at this!! But no worries, I'm not beating myself down...I just like to talk about what's... Fri, 18 May 2012 10:39:13 EST May the Seventeenth Just an UPDATE...I know I wasn't supposed to jump on the scale 2 days in a row BUT when I woke up I felt lighter *haha* so I took a shot and BOOOOOYAHHH!!! <BR> <BR> from 219.6 TO 217.8 <BR> YAY!!! that's almost 2lbs down...wooooohoooo!!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ***PATS SELF ON BACK*** <BR> <BR> Question: Should I let it bug me that my husband is NOT supportive AT ALL when it comes to me losing weight!? I tell him "Hey I lost 5l... Thu, 17 May 2012 10:07:39 EST May the Sixteenth So I jump on the scale this morning *again* which is 3 days later than the last time I jumped on the scale and it says the same!!!!!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> (219.6lbs) -which is actually up 0.4 from my last weigh-in! <BR> <BR> Geez, do I need to cut my calorie intake even more!? I’ve been staying within 1300 to 1500 calories a day and walking 2+ miles every day…What else can I do???? *frown* Guess my body is still holding on to t... Wed, 16 May 2012 11:56:19 EST May the Fifteenth TODAY'S PICTURE: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I’ve been trying to blog daily but today I am just at a loss for words! So let me tell the story of what happened last night. Now I’ve had the same walking/running shoes since I was 18yrs.old and they were the black & pink Nike Shox and last night we went walking and not even 0.40miles from the house the whole bottom of my shoes just pops off…so we have to turn around and walk back to the ho... Tue, 15 May 2012 15:12:17 EST May the Fourteenth I hope all you wonderful ladies had a fabulous mother’s day. I went to spend a few hours with my mother, so that was nice! She’s fighting breast cancer so I really enjoy every moment I get to spend with her!!! <BR> <BR> I stayed within my calorie intake the whole weekend…WooHoo go me! And I walked both days! Actually on Saturday I walked a total of 5 miles just not at one time…in the morning my 2yr old and I walked 2 miles and that evening the whole family walked 3 miles! Yay! <BR> ... Mon, 14 May 2012 11:36:15 EST