SUNSHINE5268's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SUNSHINE5268 SUNSHINE5268'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/ Every once in a while give yourself a hug http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918035 Every once in a while give yourself a hug <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1759067537.jpg">- <BR> <BR> <BR> I feel like it is part of Acceptance <BR> <BR> <BR> the acceptance of loving yourself for where you are Right Now! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:08:00 EST Neighbor cut DOWN my entire huge Tree for Beer.... wow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917099 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l285477975.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l699743683.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l616598087.jpg"> I asked my neighbors wife if she could ask her husband how much it would cost to cut my tall tree in my backyard that I always disliked... just too scared to cut it myself LOL. I said let me know so I can save up some money or have some idea how much it would be. <BR>... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:34:43 EST Weight Check Report on my Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916796 Weight Check Report on my Journey <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l737711937.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 01/01/13 = 347.0 lbs = My highest weight ever <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333.0 lbs <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 07/28/14 = VSS <BR> 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs <BR> 08/11/14 = 302.0 lbs <BR> 08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs <BR> 08/16/14 = 300.2 lbs <BR> 08/25/14 = 297.8 lbs <BR> 08/30/14 = 295.8 lbs <BR> 09/09/14 = 295.0 lbs ... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:34:57 EST One picture says a thousand words..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916337 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2012781701.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> yep thats me... its working overtime season... <BR> anywhere from 11 to 12 hour workdays <BR> so I am exhausted in the morning and when I go to bed... <BR> <BR> bright side: will be able to catch up on bills.... right now its hard to see that when one is exhausted. hugs. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:24:06 EST Poop Talk ...... aka: Constipation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912283 Poop Talk ................ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1792379920.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I for one have been and still have problems with constipation. <BR> Even had hemorrohoid surgery.... so I am even MORE careful now because Hemmorrohoid surgery is the most PAINFUL surgery ever, worst than childbirth.... imagine trying to poop after surgery with stitches INSIDE your poop canal... wow. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l10336... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:26:09 EST Gallon of Water Day & Day 4 of the veggie crave Forfilled, yeh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912249 Gallon of Water Day & Day 4 of the veggie crave forfilled, yeh!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1086725297.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1890359051.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yep it is day 4 of my wonderful and healthy mixed vegetable crave forfilled, yeh!!! and I brought a Gallon of water to work today :-) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Am I turning into a vegeterian? No. <BR> (I can only speak for myself but black people in my neighb... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:26:16 EST Day 3 of the Veggie CRAVING... lawrd whats wrong with me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911776 What is this obessession with veggies & butter for BREAKFAST for crying out loud? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1226676010.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l950471735.jpg"> <em>355</em> <em>354</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> I think it is my body craving wholesome foods instead of so many tootsie roll pops at night whiel watching t.v. LOL <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l744856769.jpg"> <BR> ... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:41:06 EST Tried Activia for the 1st time today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910593 Tried Activia for the 1st time today.... <BR> <BR> Activia Low Fat <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1247385385.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Dannon Activia low fat yogurt 4 oz Peach <BR> <BR> Nutrition Facts <BR> <BR> Calories in Dannon Activia low fat yogurt 4 oz Peach <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 1 serving <BR> <BR> Amount Per Serving <BR> Calories 110.0 <BR> Total Fat 2.0 g <BR> Saturated Fat 0.0 g <BR> Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g <BR> Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g <BR> Cholest... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:07:30 EST Day 1 = 42 Days to go. 04/09/15, Never Give up! Challenge 3/16/15 - 5/20/15 = 66 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908235 Never Give up! No matter your age, ability or circumstance..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1963890440.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1657838742.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1150850862.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l357154259.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l837691709.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 10:37:38 EST Exhausted ... sometimes ya gotta do whatcha gotta do ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908067 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l719207874.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yep it is overtime season and this is how I feel in the morning .... <BR> <BR> <BR> I wonder HOW people do it... work two jobs, like one full-time job and one part-time job? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1424563361.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I can barely work 10-hour days.... I am so exhausted I don't think I have blogged in a whole week! <BR> <BR> I am just knocked out when I come home..... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 03:08:41 EST Still angry ~ Robbed, thats what it feels like! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906367 Still angry ~ Robbed, thats what it feels like! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2125670400.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> What I am about to tell you in this blog is a topic that others may NOT share with you in detail about the struggles after weight loss surgery..... but it DOES happen and it is still happenning to me now... so here is my truth :-) <BR> <BR> Do I will struggle with portion control? yes! absolutely! <BR> Do I hate the portion control restricti... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 11:04:07 EST 50 Days to go, Day 15. 04/01/15, Triceps, Activity/water challenge 3/16/15 - 5/20/15 = 66 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903496 ADDED EXERCISE: working the back arm (I think its called Tricep muscles) = 50 times with 10 lb weights <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1667405590.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l372741970.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1854609165.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1860668428.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Increased my push-ups from 75 to 80... <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> 80 push ups <img src=... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:50:23 EST 51 Days to go, Day 14. 03/30/15, Activity/water challenge 3/16/15 - 5/20/15 = 66 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903014 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1976147079.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Doing overtime at work which means early to bed, early to rise :-) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Truth be told I want to go to sleep <em>102</em> right now but I am at work LOL <BR> I just keep telling myself okay remember there WILL be more money on your paycheck to pay down some bills... focus on THAT! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Increased my push-ups from 75 to 80... Because I want my arms to firm up faster... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:22:19 EST If U want to get ahead in life DONT be the gossip girl ********* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901725 If U want to get ahead at work DONT be the <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l976426806.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l9594596.jpg"> <BR> because IF you remain OR become that girl... it will HINDER your success/goals. <BR> <BR> <em>141</em> <em>141</em> <em>141</em> Bottom line: it doesn't matter if someone misunderstood what you said, perceived it wrong, changed words around and even made false statements to benefit themselves... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:59:05 EST 3rd Epiphany = I really DIDNT want the job .. I had to ADMIT that to myself.. re: the non-promoti http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901493 Like Dr. Phil said: <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1943149705.jpg"> <BR> “You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge" <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> This is my 3rd Epiphany about the non-promotion that I had to ADMIT to myself for a DEEPER TRUTH.... I really DIDNT want the job and I was scared too, seriously. <BR> <BR> I wanted to reflect FURTHER as to why I kind of sabotaged my own chances of a promotion the other day..... so I thought and thought and t... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:21:26 EST I found out WHY I didn’t get a promotion 2 days ago http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900447 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1952203656.jpg"> Narcissism. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l158209885.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I found out WHY I didn’t get a promotion 2 days ago and I had an epiphany yesterday… a combination of immaturity thinking it’s all about ME … aka: Narcissism… wow! And later within 24 hours found a DEEPER epiphany about myself that will lead to a better life.. wow! <BR> <BR> What I am about to ... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:24:45 EST Please Read .... We can move our bodies at any age & that is wonderful, yeh!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900412 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l258086744.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Exercise: I know it has something to do with body movement and that we can do it at any level that we see fit for our bodies, yeh!!!! <em>334</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I said that to say this................. like that commercial on tv that says: <BR> <BR> a body IN motion <BR> stays IN motion <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> so let's spread the word that we can and do move our bodie... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:08:55 EST 55 Days to go, Day 10. 03/26/15 Scale. Activity/water challenge 3/16/15 - 5/20/15 = 66 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900165 Released another 2 lbs this morning. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l677153860.jpg"> It is like walking a fine line between losing and stabilzing.... wow! <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> It amazes me how QUICKLY the scale goes down once I get back on track of high protein and veggies. amazing! <BR> <BR> Goes to show me that as quickly as I can put on the weight is as quickly as I can lose it just as quickly and the opposite is true also that as quickly as I lose the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:44:12 EST 58 Days to go, Day 8. 03/24/15 Backsliding. Activity/water challenge 3/16/15 - 5/20/15 = 66 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899169 Day 58 = WHY is it so easy to backslide and cheat? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1595088025.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> YEP this weekend ... I went to processed Carb city.... lawrd <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> and then I find myself thinking WHY did you do this? <BR> what did you do woman? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1917623434.jpg"> <BR> <BR> then you <em>227</em> yourself and Re-Group <BR> <BR> <BR> and you ... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 01:46:04 EST 63 Days to go, Day 4. Noticed my arms ~ Intake, Activity/water challenge 3/16/15 - 5/20/15 = 66 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896237 Day 63 = I can't believe that literally in a matter of 4 days my bicep muscle looks like this woman's arm in this photo <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1915110282.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I can't believe it, yeh!!!!! <BR> <BR> I noticed that my arms are building Bicep Muscle and I can SEE it, yeh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is NOT defined as the woman's photo but I can still SEE it.. .and its rock hard too, yeh!!!! <BR> <BR> My biceps show when I make a... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 01:55:00 EST Rhonda Shear Shaping Boy Shorts. Thanks "Cruisegal55" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895976 Thanks "Cruisegal55" who recommended this to help my ummmm flapping hanging stomach when I do jumping jacks LOL. I ordered it today size 3x for $22 HSN.com <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l436997199.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Rhonda Shear Shaping Boy Shorts. HSN.com on sale for $22.00 yeh!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> THAT RECOMMENDATION OF THOSE BOY SHORTS WAS IN RESPONSE TO THIS BLOG BELOW: <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Day ... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:28:02 EST 64 Days to go, Day 3 = Embarrassment, Intake, Activity & water challenge 3/16/15 - 5/20/15 = 66 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895282 Day 64 = Embarrassing moment today during my a.m. exercise routine at work! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1245003177.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was in the mist of doing my morning exercise routine at work, 75 pushups and climbing 156 steps on the stair case when I decided to change things up and add 5 jumping jacks. I looked around and no one was around so I proceeded and on the FIRST jump, I heard and I mean LITERALLY heard my stomach slap against my upper ... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:37:38 EST 65 Days to go = Day 2 Intake, Activity & water challenge 03/16/15 thru 05/20/15 = 66 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894677 Day 65 = Ya know I hate to Exercise but for some reason... maybe because there is an END date in mind, suddenly I can do exercise. go figure! LOL! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1749271442.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I do it on my a.m. break at work, just do it and get the dang thing over with LOL! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's Intake, Activity and water challenge 03/17/15 <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> GOAL: Take my HBP meds daily <em>273</em> <BR> <BR> <B... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:02:42 EST 66 Days to go = Day 1 Intake, Activity & water challenge 03/16/15 thru 05/20/15 = 66 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894026 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1412041250.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Day 66 = Intake, Activity & water challenge 03/16/15 thru 05/20/15 = 66 days <BR> <BR> Today's Intake, Activity and water challenge <BR> <BR> Began drinking my gallon of water at 8:15am <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> PROBLEM: too full of water to eat ... will wait a while. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 9am = breakfast <BR> <BR> a cup of watermelon <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1477216799.jpg"> ... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:36:07 EST 128 oz of water = 1 gallon that is my goal today, Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893914 128 oz of water = 1 gallon that is my goal today, Monday <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1860953740.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Am I scared? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l554666570.jpg"> <BR> <BR> of course I am..... all NEW goals are kinda scarey.... <BR> <BR> but my goal is to drink a gallon of water a day and I want to PUSH to make this happen. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> WHY <em>38</em> ... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:31:05 EST Oh my god I am in the 70's!!! Weight Check Progress 03/11/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891454 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l668407621.jpg"> <BR> <BR> oh my god I am IN the 70's in regards to pounds LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <em>40</em> <BR> I can't believe it! <em>198</em> Seriously <BR> <BR> <BR> Weight Check Progress 03/11/15 <BR> <BR> 01/01/13 = 347.0 lbs = My highest weight ever <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333.0 lbs = Weight PRIOR to surgery <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 07/28/14 = VSS <BR>... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:11:28 EST Weight Check Progress 03/07/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888965 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1018042164.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Weight Check Progress 03/07/15 <BR> <BR> 01/01/13 = 347.0 lbs = My highest weight ever <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333.0 lbs = Weight PRIOR to surgery <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 07/28/14 = VSS <BR> 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs <BR> 08/11/14 = 302.0 lbs <BR> 08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs <BR> 08/16/14 = 300.2 lbs <BR> 08/25/14 = 297.8 lbs <BR> 08/30/14 = 295.8... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 22:39:46 EST State Income Tax came IN the mail today, yeh!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888353 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l697253315.jpg"> <BR> <BR> State Income Tax came IN the mail today, yeh!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> its been five weeks and it finally arrived. <BR> <BR> I was anticipating it coming in Direct Deposit but they mailed it by post office. <BR> <BR> I don't care... as long as it is here, yeh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I went straight to the bank and deposited it. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l6168749... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 21:08:43 EST 03/5/15 ~ its Official, I am no longer Diabetic, yeh!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888260 03/5/15 ~ its Official, I am no longer Diabetic, yeh!!!!! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1975684103.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> or in Remission as some may say. <BR> <BR> Saw my Surgeon and regular doctor yesterday <BR> <BR> and it was confirmed after several tests over the months, yeh!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> A1C = 5.5 <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> Blood glucose finger tests = 94 <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> No more metformin, etc...... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:50:11 EST UPDATE on state taxes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886901 UPDATE on state taxes <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1768786961.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It was said in the NEWS on television that due to the internet taking of people's taxes, it was decided to MAIL the state taxes. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2122128512.jpg"> <BR> <BR> MAIL ???? are ya kidding me? <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1464507551.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> lawrdy <em>198</em> shakes my head.... another delay... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:22:08 EST what does THIS blog tell you about me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886307 what does THIS blog tell you about me? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1604664729.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l796214207.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1473330591.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1008614837.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l969599414.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.co... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:27:58 EST WHERE is my state taxes dang? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885968 WHERE is my state taxes dang? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l577977801.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I reside in Colorado..... <BR> <BR> Filed FEDERAL and STATE on 01/31/15 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1112902192.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Received FEDERAL on 02/11/15 <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> BUT WHAT ABOUT MY STATE TAXES???? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l60298... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 02:38:01 EST Computer broke 2 wks old ~ Brought a NEW one... seriously. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885965 Purchased Computer on 2/14/15, broke 3/2/15 and I brought a NEW one today... seriously. <BR> <BR> BAD NEWS is <em>24</em> I called up Walmart today = They have a 15 day limit from the date of purchase... otherwise a person has to contact the manufacturer directly... I was like what???????????? (Naturally I am past 15 days by a few darn days .. shakes my head). <BR> <BR> <BR> 03/02/15 = Purchased a new computer today WITH an extended warranty this time. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>104</em>... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 02:20:09 EST Success day on GOALS... yeh!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885962 <em>26</em> SUCCESSFUL DAY ON MY GOALS in preparation for the 10 - WEEK CHALLENGE 03/11/15 TO 05/20/15 <BR> <BR> 1. GOAL = DISCONTINUE DEHYRATION. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> ACTION STEP = DRINK 128 OZ OF WATER PER DAY = 1 GALLON <BR> <BR> 2.GOAL = STOP EATING AFTER 7pm <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> ACTION STEP 1 = DRINK A MIN. OF 24 OZ. OF WATER/TEA "AFTER" 7PM TO DETER ME FROM EATING AFTER 7PM. <BR> <BR> <BR> ACTION STEP 2 = IF I STILL WANT TO EAT A SNACK AFTER DRINKING 24 OZ OF L... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 02:11:23 EST MY PLANS FOR THIS 10 - WK CHALLENGE 03/11/15 TO 05/20/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885208 <em>26</em> MY PLANS FOR THIS 10 - WEEK CHALLENGE 03/11/15 TO 05/20/15 <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> HEALTHIER CHOICES OF QUALITY FOOD <BR> MAKE SURE I EAT A VEGETABLE CARB ALONG "WITH A PROTEIN" <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1705613076.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1075975985.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ----------------------------- <BR> <em>227</em> 1. GOAL = DISCONTINUE DEHYRATION. <BR> <BR... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:41:02 EST Eating Disorder/WLS and Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883848 Eating Disorder/WLS and Starting Over <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1713511571.jpg"> My surgeon said that most people who are obese, or morbidly obese HAVE an eating disorder = An unhealthy relationship with food. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1539378204.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The uncontrollable, have to have it EVEN when one is not hungry... that famine feeling, the hiding of food for your own private stash, the eating alone... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:35:28 EST ***** Six Month Surgery Check up ~ HURT and Angry **** 02/24/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882208 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1008768821.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today 02/24/15 Tuesday I went to see my Surgeon from my Vertical Sleeve Surgery... it was my SIX month check-up and I was very excited to see my Surgeon. <BR> <BR> <BR> I couldn't wait to get to the doctors office as I was so PROUD of my accomplishments! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l686983748.jpg"> <BR> Like yeh!!!!!!!! I finally made it, yahoo!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> I looked... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:26:08 EST Credit .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880172 Value of Credit .... Using it wisely NOW :-) <BR> <BR> When one is younger.... one thinks that they are INVINCIBLE <BR> <BR> This "was" me = <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l112631007.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1829575822.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> UNTIL............... <BR> <BR> <BR> I woke up and cut up MOST of my cards <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l158832477.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:41:37 EST 2/13/15 ordered a Conquer Vertical Climber Fitness Climbing Machine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875829 Conquer Vertical Climber Fitness Climbing Machine <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1683819029.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1503765789.jpg"> $149 on Amazon.com <BR> <BR> <BR> About 2 months ago I ordered this Power Tower <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l156277981.jpg"> $129 at amazon.com <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> WHY am I investing in machines for my home? <BR> <BR> To help FIRM u... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20:43:58 EST 2/14/15 Computer crashed/brought a new one $348 at Walmart *** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875816 2/14/15 Computer crashed/brought a new one $348 at Walmart *** <BR> <BR> 3am = no warning.. nothing <em>198</em> ... <BR> <BR> I was watching TV and my computer literally just shut off.. UNTOUCHED... I turned it back on and my windows 7 was suddenly not recognized as a program. I was like OH MY GOD! all my files, photos and desktop files GONE in a matter of seconds. unbelievable. Yes I backed up a few files on occasion by sending the files to yahoo.com email but still... the majo... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20:06:19 EST 02/02/15 = Day 11 = 19 days May I have some MORE please? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867824 02/02/15 = Day 11 = 19 days remain. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2117137024.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> Keeping a CLOSER eye on things as <BR> there are only 19 days left until my dr appt. <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> 9:00 a.m. = 2 protein shakes <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l523486155.jpg">Began drinking 16 oz of Pro. Shake = 60 Proteins + 14 carbs total* <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> 10:30 a.m. sunflower seeds (maybe 20 seed... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 11:18:25 EST 02/01/15 = Day 10 (268.8) = 20 days remain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867200 02/01/15 = Day 10 (268.8) = 20 days remain. <BR> <em>227</em> TRUE STORY: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2117137024.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today, Sunday as I am listening to the Superbowl pre-game show and physically going thru huge plastic lid boxes to find ALL of my bills in preparation to pay them off with my income tax coming soon.... when I was done lifting those heavy bins, I put my hand on my waste to look at my victory work of gathering all of those bill... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 14:20:05 EST Income Tax Time: What will YOU do differently THIS time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867026 it is Income Tax Time... what will YOU do differently THIS time around? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l671684420.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you like me that you have your monthly bills and then you have those EXTRA BILLS like credit cards and hospital bills, etc....... <BR> <BR> the EXTRA BILLS... bills that are put aside because you really can't afford to pay on them right now.... <BR> <BR> <BR> and you wonder WHAT am I going to DO with those bills? <BR... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:20:35 EST WHO in your life will carry you thru the fire... by Cruisegal55 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866996 Today, Sunday, I was taking out the time to read my responses to my posts and going to each person's sparkpage to comment on their pages... just to return the favor on how they took out time to read my sparkpage and <BR> low and behold I came across this post on Cruisgal55's sparkpage.... it REALLY made me think about the people in my life.... I hope it will do the same for You... that's why I am sharing it with you know... hoping Cruisegal55 dosent mind too much that I do, hugsssss. <BR> ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:38:59 EST 01/31/15 = Day 9 (269.8) = 21 days remain. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866406 01/31/15 = Day 9 (269.8) = 21 days remain. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2117137024.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> WEIGHT HISTORY: <BR> <BR> <BR> 01/01/13 = 347.0 lbs = My highest weight ever <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333.0 lbs = Weight PRIOR to surgery <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 07/28/14 = VSS <BR> 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs <BR> 08/11/14 = 302.0 lbs <BR> 08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs <BR> 08/16/14 = 300.2 lbs ... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:20:28 EST 01/28/15 = Day 6 = 24 days remain. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864291 01/28/15 = Day 6 = 24 days remain. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2117137024.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> WEIGHT HISTORY: <BR> <BR> <BR> 01/01/13 = 347.0 lbs = My highest weight ever <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333.0 lbs = Weight PRIOR to surgery <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 07/28/14 = VSS <BR> 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs <BR> 08/11/14 = 302.0 lbs <BR> 08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs <BR> 08/16/14 = 300.2 lbs <BR> ... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:57:06 EST 01/27/15 = Day 5 = 25 days remain. POTTY SQUATTY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863527 01/27/15 = Day 5 = 25 days remain. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2117137024.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> WEIGHT HISTORY: <BR> <BR> <BR> 01/01/13 = 347.0 lbs = My highest weight ever <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333.0 lbs = Weight PRIOR to surgery <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 07/28/14 = VSS <BR> 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs <BR> 08/11/14 = 302.0 lbs <BR> 08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs <BR> 08/16/14 = 300.2 lbs <BR> ... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:24:05 EST 01/26/15 = Day 4 = 26 days remain. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863037 01/26/15 = Day 4 = 26 days remain. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2117137024.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> WEIGHT HISTORY: <BR> <BR> 2013 YR = 347 lbs = highest wt. ever <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333.0 lbs = wt. PRIOR to surgery <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 07/28/14 = VSS <BR> 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs <BR> 08/11/14 = 302.0 lbs <BR> 08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs <BR> 08/16/14 = 300.2 lbs <BR> 08/25/14 = 297.8 l... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:32:22 EST 01/25/15 = Day 3 = 27 days remain HOW did that happen? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862013 01/25/15 = Day 3 = 27 days remain. HOW did that happen? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2117137024.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> WEIGHT HISTORY: <BR> <BR> 2013 YR = 347 lbs = highest wt. ever <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333.0 lbs = wt. PRIOR to surgery <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 07/28/14 = VSS <BR> 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs <BR> 08/11/14 = 302.0 lbs <BR> 08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs <BR> 08/16/14 = 300.2 lbs <... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:43:26 EST 01/24/15 = Day 2 = 28 days remain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861478 01/24/15 = Day 2 = 28 days remain (I am blogging everything I do... EVERYTHING!!!) LEARN from the THIN healthy girls at work! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2117137024.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> WEIGHT HISTORY: <BR> <BR> 2013 YR = 347 lbs = highest wt. ever <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333.0 lbs = wt. PRIOR to surgery <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 07/28/14 = VSS <BR> 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs <BR> 08/11/14 =... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:45:01 EST