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/ 7/28/14 = SURGERY DAY!!!!!! Vertical Sleeve Bariatric Surgery, yeh!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748009 7/28/14 = SURGERY DAY!!!!!! Vertical Sleeve Bariatric Surgery, yeh!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1034127923.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs <BR> <em>129</em> 07/16/14 = HIGH protein, Low carb diet began. <BR> <em>193</em> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> <em>193</em> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> <em>193</em> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> <em>193</em> 07/22/14 = 320.0 lbs <BR> <em>193</em> 07/23/14 = 319.6 lb... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:46:43 EST 07/24/14 = Day 9 = 317.8 = lost 15.2 lbs in 9 days WOW! 4 days until surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745714 7/24/14 = Day 9 = 317.8 = lost 15.2 lbs in 9 days WOW! 4 days until surgery <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1034127923.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs <BR> <em>129</em> 07/16/14 = HIGH protein, Low carb diet began. <BR> <em>193</em> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs without ANY prescriptions taken at all. <BR> <em>193</em> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> <em>193</em> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> <em>193</em> 07/22/14 = 320.... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:39:04 EST 7/23/14 = Day 8 = 319.6 = 1st time in my TEENS!!! 5 days until Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744768 7/23/14 = Day 8 = 319.6 = 1st time in my TEENS!!!! 5 days until Surgery <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1034127923.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have NOT been in my teens for yearssssssssssssss and now on 07/23/14 I am at: 319.6 lbs from 333 lbs on 07/15/14 in my doctors office. <BR> That is pretty amazing!!!! I am STILL in shock, literally. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs <BR> <em>129</em> 07/16/14 = .... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:39:19 EST 7/22/14 = Day 7 = 6 days until Surgery, cant believe I am at 320, yeh!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744186 7/22/14 = Day 7 = 6 days until Surgery, cant believe I am at 320, yeh!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1034127923.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs <BR> <em>129</em> 07/16/14 = ...... 10 day pre-operative bariatric diet began one day early. <BR> <em>193</em> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs without ANY prescriptions taken at all. <BR> <em>193</em> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> <em>193</em> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> <... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:48:44 EST 07/21/14 = Day 6 = Pre-Surgery = 7 days to surgery on 07/28/14* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743273 07/21/14 = Day 6 = Pre-Surgery = 7 days to surgery on 07/28/14* <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1034127923.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> Getting Back on Track & doing things RIGHT according to the pre-surgery list that my surgeon gave me <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST: <em>248</em> <BR> 7am = Protein shake <BR> <BR> LUNCH: <BR> 12pm = Protein shake <BR> <BR> DINNER: <BR> veggies and protein Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:05:12 EST 07/20/14 = Day 5 PreSurgery = Easy to forget .....8 days to surgery on 07/28/14* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743107 7/20/14 = Day 5 PreSurgery = Easy to forget .....8 days to surgery on 07/28/14* <BR> <BR> It is day 3, Sunday evening and it is sooooooooooo easy for me to forget the mission or goal that I am on. It is very easy for me to slip into eating my old ways which brought me to the point of morbid obesity. <BR> <BR> Like tonight I wanted oatmeal and I had oatmeal with a cup of sugar... not tablespoon of sugar a CUP full of sugar and I was like WOW... how easy it is for me to forget what is about... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:37:49 EST 07/19/14 = Day 4 PreSurgery = 12.2 lbs gone so far. 9 days to surgery on 07/28/14* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741967 07/19/14 = Day 4 PreSurgery = 12.2 lbs gone so far. 9 days to surgery on 07/28/14* <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1034127923.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs <BR> <em>129</em> 07/16/14 = ...... 10 day pre-operative bariatric diet began one day early. <BR> <em>193</em> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs without ANY prescriptions taken at all. <BR> <em>193</em> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> <em>193</em> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lb... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 08:49:11 EST 7/18/14 = Day 3 Pre-Surgery = 10 more days to go to Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741349 07/18/14 = Day 3 PreSurgery = 10 days to surgery on 07/28/14* <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1034127923.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs <BR> <em>129</em> 07/16/14 = ...... 10 day pre-operative bariatric diet began one day early. <BR> <em>193</em> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs without ANY prescriptions taken at all. <BR> <em>193</em> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> <BR> I can't believe that I found out that I can do ANYTHING once a surge... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:21:23 EST Pre-Operative Bariatric Diet that my doctor gave to me on 07/15/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740575 Pre-Operative Bariatric Diet that my surgeon gave to me on 07/15/14 <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l171623388.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> word for word from the "Pre-Operative Bariatric Diet" <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>212</em> This 10-day eating plan is intended for weight loss prior to bariatric surgery to decrease fat stores in the liver, allowing better visualization during surgery. <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Drink plent... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:09:45 EST Day 2 PreSurgery = 11 days to surgery = Appetite & Food changes when u have a date** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740573 Day 2 PreSurgery = 11 days to surgery = Appetite & Food changes when u have a date** <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1034127923.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = Consultation appointment with my surgeon. Appt set for surgery = I was in LITERALLY in shock & caught off guard because my insurance co. said I would have to wait 6 months to get the surgery. <BR> <BR> 07/28/14 = is my surgery date <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 Tuesday = I came home... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:02:34 EST *** Got a surgery date.... Stressing out BIG time... lawrd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739704 Got a surgery date.... Stressing out BIG time... lawrd <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1034127923.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today 07/15/14 I had an appt this afternoon with the Surgeon. He came in and gave me the 10 day diet and I wondered to myself, I wonder why he is giving me this list months before the surgery and then.............. <BR> <BR> He said are you READY to have surgery? <BR> I said what? <BR> <BR> Before I knew it, he took me to the scheduli... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:18:46 EST muggy outside yesterday and today :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739691 <BR> the air felt like there was a blanket over me as I went outside to walk for exercise at work.... <BR> <BR> very, very humid, and hard to breathe............. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I used my asthma spray and felt better IN my house with the air conditioner on. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:00:34 EST Day 5 of trying to eat Normal and Healthier 07/10/14 Thurs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735882 Day 5 of trying to eat Normal and Healthier 07/10/14 Thurs. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> GOAL = try this for 1 week to SEE if it is POSSIBLE to change one's lifestyle. <BR> GOAL = WAIT a minimum of 2 hrs in-between meals to eat again for digestion <BR> GOAL = Drink 8 oz of water during or After a meal to help fill me up <BR> GOAL = Document EVERYTHING I eat.... seriously. <BR> GOAL = Exercise = 05 to 10 min per day at least 5 to 6 days per week <BR> <BR> <BR> wt = 330 <BR> <em>7</em> ... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:44:45 EST Day 4 of trying to eat Normal and Healthier 07/09/14 Wed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735497 Day 4 of trying to eat Normal and Healthier 07/09/14 Wed. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> GOAL = try this for 1 week to SEE if it is POSSIBLE to change one's lifestyle. <BR> GOAL = WAIT a minimum of 2 hrs in-between meals to eat again for digestion <BR> GOAL = Drink 8 oz of water during or After a meal to help fill me up <BR> GOAL = Document EVERYTHING I eat.... seriously. <BR> GOAL = Exercise = 05 to 10 min per day at least 5 to 6 days per week <BR> <BR> <BR> wt = 330 <BR> <em>7</em> WW... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 17:14:57 EST Day 3 = GREED is fixable with better choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734649 Day 3 = GREED is fixable with better choices <em>191</em> 07/08/14 Tuesday <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> GOAL = try this for 1 week to SEE if it is POSSIBLE to change one's lifestyle. <BR> GOAL = WAIT a minimum of 2 hrs in-between meals to eat again for digestion <BR> GOAL = Drink 8oz of water during or After a meal to help fill me up <BR> GOAL = Document EVERYTHING I eat.... seriously. <BR> GOAL = Exercise = 05 to 10 min per day at least 5 to 6 days per week <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting wt = 33... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 14:40:49 EST Day 2 of trying to eat Normal and Healthier 07/07/14 Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733757 Day 2 of trying to eat Normal and Healthier 07/07/14 Monday <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> GOAL = try this for 1 week to SEE if it is POSSIBLE to change one's lifestyle. <BR> GOAL = WAIT a minimum of 2 hrs in-between meals to eat again for digestion <BR> GOAL = Drink 8-16 oz of water during or After a meal to help fill me up <BR> GOAL = Document EVERYTHING I eat.... seriously. <BR> GOAL = Exercise = 05 to 10 min per day at least 5 to 6 days per week <BR> <BR> <BR> wt = 330 <BR> <em>7</em> WW... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 11:19:10 EST Day 1 of trying to eat Normal and Healthier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733107 Day 1 of trying to eat Normal and Healthier 07/06/14 sunday <BR> <BR> GOAL = try this for 1 week to see if it is POSSIBLE to change one's lifestyle. <BR> GOAL = WAIT a minimum of 2 hrs in-between meals to eat again for digestion <BR> GOAL = Drink 8-16 oz of water during or After a meal to help fill me up <BR> GOAL = Document EVERYTHING I eat.... seriously. <BR> <BR> wt = 330 <BR> <em>7</em> WW regular points = 45 points per day ~ or ~ <BR> <em>7</em> WW reg + 7 extra daily pts = 52... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:59:18 EST *** Confused & HONEST about wt loss surgery *** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733075 *** Confused/Torn and HONEST about wt loss surgery *** <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l402778577.jpg"> This photo represents "worry" .... it is not a photo of me. <BR> <BR> Last night and this morning as I realized that the date is getting closer and closer for a surgery consultation with the surgeon.... I worry and am on the verge of thinking of changing my mind for weight loss surgery. <BR> <BR> why? Fear <BR> <BR> <em>141</em> PROS: The day of the s... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:17:51 EST Made Blk Bean burger meatloaf for 1st time from SCRATCH, yeh!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728475 Made Blk Bean burger/meatloaf for 1st time from SCRATCH, yeh!! all by myself <em>104</em> with the help of a video too online <em>334</em> On the bottom of this post is the original typed directions and ingredients.... I just added some MORE stuff :-) <BR> <BR> <BR> http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Homemade-Bl<BR>ack-Bean-Veggie-Burgers/ <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l276034263.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l8... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:01:28 EST 06/27/14 = put the roof on the Gazebo, yeh!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727699 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l563505609.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have 2 of these side by side because I wanted a large area gazebo/pergola in my back yard and one just wouldn't cut it.... so I purchased TWO of these pictured above purchased at Home Depot around November 2013. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 06/27/14 = put the roof on the Gazebo, yeh!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> I can't believe it.... me and my son put a ROOF on the gazebo and put plastic on top of the roof to protect o... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:26:35 EST Surgery Approved on 06/24/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726064 Surgery Approved on 06/24/14 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l18346723.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I cant even say the WORDS of what they surgery is for... in fear I will jinx it somehow, seriously. <BR> <BR> <BR> The surgery coordinator Heather called me on 06/24/14 to report that my surgery was approved by united health care after she saw the approval online and called UHC to confirm the approval... (this is after she fought with the insurance company UHC on my be... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 03:39:33 EST Totally out of shape..... lawrd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726062 I have to face it.... I am TOTALLY out of shape <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday 06/25/14, I took my bike to work because after all it was "Ride Your Bike to Work" day. So I brought my bike in my car and during break time, I was determined to ride my bike to a large parking lot. I look at that parking lot several times per week from the building window that I work in, thinking one day I will get there. <BR> <BR> I took my heavy 50 lb bike out of my car and rode my bike UP two blocks ... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 03:26:06 EST 323 = 06/21/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722902 My weight journey <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l870360379.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 330 = 06/06/14 <BR> 327 = 06/10/14 <BR> 325 = 06/11/14 <BR> 323 = 06/21/14 <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1398958242.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 16:10:44 EST Time to get ON the bike ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720577 Time to get ON the bike ..... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l214113498.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I took my bike out of the garage yesterday, dusted it off and decided to MOVE my body by doing something FUN! (walking is fine for some people... just kinda boring for "me") <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2086149250.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> it was a wonderful feeling to ride..... <BR> <BR> going UP hill... mind you it was a slight uphill and I... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:01:30 EST Do you ever get those days when ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719065 Do you ever get those days when .... ya wanna just crawl back into bed? <BR> <BR> You wake up in the morning and take a shower and you are STILL sleepy.... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1766729745.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You go to work and all you can think about is.... keep your eyes OPEN at work! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l409858769.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You are at work and your eyes begin to glaze over..... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.c... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:36:21 EST 06/13/14 Food journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717276 06/13/14 Food journal <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l482937421.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Breakfast = handful of sunflower seeds and water <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Lunch = 3 oz of shredded chicken breast. lettuce, cucumber and water. <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Dinner = 2 small pieces of Alberstons chicken torn into small, small pieces for better digestion, cut up lettuce and cucumbers, catalina salad dressing and water. <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> ... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:06:49 EST NEW NIGHT TIME EATING GOAL ********* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716492 NEW NIGHT TIME EATING GOAL ********* <BR> <BR> WHY? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2011964677.jpg">Because: my Nightimte eating late at night is what puts MOST of my weight on. Let's just tell the truth here = I can eat bulks of food (several thousand calories at night... eating alone). <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Solution to that bad habit = Put a time limit on myself and create a NEW HABIT. yeh!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ONE OF MY DAILY GOALS = <em... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:22:29 EST 06/12/14 Food journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716469 06/12/14 Food journal <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l482937421.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Breakfast = plain lettuce and tuna fish and drank 16 oz. of water <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Lunch = tuna fish. lettuce, cucumber and drink water. <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Dinner = Ramen noodle, 1 hot dog in the soup and water. <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Snack: grapes and water <em>194</em> <BR... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:41:11 EST 06/11/14 Food journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715842 06/11/14 Food journal <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l482937421.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Breakfast = 2 oz of green grapes and drank water <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Lunch = iceberg lettuce sliced and sliced up 1/3 of a cucumber and cut up a chicken breast into tiny tiny pieces to sprinkle on top of my salad and Catalina dressing and drank water. <BR> <BR> <BR> The salad was sooooooooooo big that I had to divide it in two to eat for later as a ... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:20:08 EST Six months Journey begins NOW in June 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715690 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l531690187.jpg"> <BR> <BR> YEP six months indeed to the big day. <BR> <BR> Why now? or how my journey really started..... <BR> <BR> I believe it was Saturday morning I woke up at 3:30am with painful gas pains, the kind that wanted to come out but couldnt for some reason, so I started like slapping my stomach with my hand to try to get the gas to move around, even went to the bathroom to try to alleviate what was inside to come out to NO av... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:56:32 EST 4/28/14 = My stomach growled, yeh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682345 <em>40</em> My stomach growled this morning.... I was soooooooooo shocked, I didnt know what to do. why? Because its been a longgggggggggggggg time since I felt my stomach growl.... how COOL is that? yeh my stomach growled! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> So I fed it some chicken breast from a can.... 6 oz.... wanted to finish the 12 oz can <BR> but I am actively working on PORTION CONTROL WOMAN lol. <em>4</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> How did I NOT finish the 12oz can of chicken ... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:41:28 EST Day 8 = 3/30/14 = 325 lbs. Day 1 = 3/22/14 = 327.6 on WW on my own, yeh!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660094 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l783012671.jpg"> I can't believe I lost 2 lbs in ONE week doing WW on my own with my Black Panther teammates and me on SP, yeh!!!!!! <BR> <BR> 03/22/14 = NEW day of my journey <em>249</em> 327.6 lbs <em>193</em> doing WW. <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 1 = 3/22/14 = 327.6 on WW on my own, yeh!!! <BR> Day 8 = 3/30/14 = 325 lbs <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 8 and still going strong... writing down EVERYTHING that goes IN my mouth, eating 1 serv... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:38:20 EST Day 3 on WW ~ Still IN control, yeh!!! *** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655831 Day 3 on WW ~ Still IN control, yeh!!! *** <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l138454365.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am very PROUD of myself because this is day 3 and I am IN control of my food intake and eating fruit daily and writing down EVERYTHING I eat in my book and most importantly staying within my weight watcher points. yeh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> I learned something today............... that eating a small healthy meal every 3 to 4 hrs (5 t... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:40:31 EST Day 2 on WW ~ I feel IN control for the 1st time in a long time *** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654656 Day 2 on WW ~ I feel IN control for the 1st time in a long time *** <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l611283655.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Daylight came this morning and I didn't wake up in a frantic internal buzz to eat. <BR> * Instead I woke up calmly..... assured from last night that there was STILL food in the house so no need to panic or binge.... Life is good :-) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l330843092.jpg"> YEP, this appl... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:24:37 EST ADDICTION & Withdrawals .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654343 ADDICTION .... and withdrawals...... 03/22/14 Saturday <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l89188832.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am an addict that NEEDS to break the cycle of ADDICTION <BR> <BR> its time for Change.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1793290896.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I feel like a drug addict who NEEDS a fix now!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/n... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 05:07:27 EST Returned 1 Rower to get a Better Rowing Machine, yeh!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653949 Returned 1 Rower to get a Better Rowing Machine, yeh!!!! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1718965011.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I wanted a Rowing Machine. Why? Because I know I needed to exercise but wanted to be able to "sit-down" and do it... cause lets face it... I am NOT really ambitious about exercising so I may as well be honest and upfront about it and get a machine where I can SIT and exercise and that's where the rowing machine idea came into play <em>334</em> ... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:59:22 EST DAY 1 = Dusting myself off and doing WW pt system at home on my own :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653911 Dusting myself off and doing WW pt system at home on my own for free because I just cant do the going to weekly meeting thing again and PAYING $13.00 per week for 30 minutes. It will take DISCIPLINE but I can do it on my own and I am using the WW calculator to count my consumption points for free :) <BR> <img src=... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:44:29 EST I feel fat today ....... for real http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650365 <em>24</em> I feel fat today..... seriously. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am sitting here watching family feud on TV and I just so happened to feel my back with my fingers.... <BR> <BR> you know the part.... the rolling fat part..... rolls of back fat. <BR> <BR> <BR> I thought to myself... maybe I can go on a fast and starve my body.... we all know THAT wont work.... because I am obsessed with food..... aka: food addicted. <BR> <BR> I know I consume a LOT of food thru out the day.... even... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:50:49 EST pro and veggies for breakfast :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648453 Saturday morning, <BR> <BR> went and purchased a chair and came home and <BR> <BR> ate cut green beans and chicken breast... yeh!!!! <BR> <BR> this journey of higher protein and lower carb is going pretty well indeed. <BR> <BR> <BR> Although I do have to swallow milk of magnesia at least once per week.... to keep things moving LOL Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:43:37 EST Today IS the day... no more excuses = More Veggies and Fruit I tell ya! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642224 <em>249</em> Today IS the day... no more excuses = I "will" eat MORE veggies and fruit beginning today... no more procrastinations! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1852155917.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Have you ever noticed how when you set a goal, there ALWAYS seems to be things that get in the way or sabbotagers.... Case in point: Someone is always inviting me to lunch or dinner and its like well.... ya know... free food + me = goes together LOL <... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 13:44:20 EST 3/1/14 = My Rower Arrived today, yeh!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637082 <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> hi everyone <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> My Concept2 $900 Rowing machine arrived today, yeh!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1339656741.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l322005461.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> I went grocery shopping for fruits and veggies and the like today <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1011217076.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 18:08:41 EST buying a rower, turning 58 in March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634038 Buying a rower and turning 58 in March 2014 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1123805359.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is the machine I want to get..... $900.00. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1691216020.jpg"> <BR> <BR> $900 is sooooooooo much money. I have taken MONTHS thinking about this investment and almost 2 weeks researching this investment. <BR> <BR> <BR> Why the Rower? <BR> <BR> Because I always wanted one and yes there are ... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:44:35 EST Hooked on NetFlix... lawrd save me LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625900 Hooked on NetFlix... lawrd save me LOL <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2039359492.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> kid you not.... its UNLIMITED movies and documentaries for $7.98 per month and I never ever knew how INTERESTING documentaries are.... hour after hour.... I have broken so many nights with NO sleep due to watching it... <BR> <BR> and then...... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l458648014.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> House o... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:42:11 EST Change is not easy as it seems .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615437 Change is not as easy as it seems .... <BR> <BR> It seems that every intake is a challenge. <BR> <BR> I can intake some green grapes in the morning... no problem there. <BR> <BR> It holds me to lunch <BR> <BR> Lunch time..... I started eating soup. I go to a restaurant and a small soup is just too small for my eyes, so I get a large. <BR> <BR> I tried broccoli soup and oh my heaven, it was heaven! <BR> <BR> I came home and opened a can of soup and added a can of chilli beans with it a... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:36:56 EST changing my eating and wt ck 2/3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614535 I decided to change my eating habits as an every day thing.... focusing on fruits and veggies mainly and LESS fats, etc..... seriously. <BR> <BR> I cleaned house: threw OUT my junk foods <BR> <BR> and went shopping for more veggies and fruits <BR> <BR> reason: I want to eat LESS animal protein and LESS saturated fats and REDUCE my cholesterol. <BR> <BR> so today is day one <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1985095687.jpg"> <BR> <BR> THE SCALE REPORT <BR> <BR> <BR... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 23:27:14 EST Time to file the taxes......... lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610904 <BR> <BR> can you believe its time to file our taxes again..... lawrd! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> but the bright side is..... I will get a tax refund in 08 days lol <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I go to walmart and buy TURBO TAX and do it myself because the CD walks me thru it step by step...... can ya believe I used to pay H& R block hundreds of dollars to do my taxes? UNTIL my co-worker told me about Turbo Tax for only like $60.00. I have been hooke... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:31:56 EST It is a wonderful Sunday, productive and relaxing, yeh!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606071 It is a wonderful Sunday, productive and relaxing, yeh!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> The weather is beautiful <em>67</em> and a cool breeze on top of that in Colorado :) <BR> <BR> Productive: As I lay in bed this morning <em>102</em> contemplating what I want to get accomplished today so I can feel like I did something productive with my time..... <BR> <BR> I found myself HAPPY <em>334</em> that I followed through and started moving some things from my den to the Gazebo outside in m... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 11:19:27 EST WT CHECK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604904 04/20/13 = 343 <BR> 04/21/13 = 347.2 = swollen feet/ankles <BR> 04/22/13 = 342 <BR> 04/23/13 = 341 <BR> 04/24/13 = 341 <BR> 04/25/13 = 338.2 <BR> 04/26/13 = 338.2 <BR> 04/27/13 = 337.0 <BR> 04/28/13 = 336.4 <BR> 05/04/13 = 339.0 <BR> 05/12/13 = 338.8 <BR> 05/15/13 = 337.2 <BR> 05/16/13 = 334.6 <BR> 05/22/13 = 333.8 <BR> 05/25/13 = 332.4 <BR> 06/01/13 = 330.8 <BR> 06/15/13 = 328.2 <BR> 06/22/13 = 324.4 <BR> 07/06/13 = 326.0 <BR> 07/27/13 = 331.2 <BR> 08/01/13 = 329.0 <BR> ... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 01:16:19 EST 3-Day weekend..... was wonderful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600310 3-Day weekend..... was wonderful! <BR> <BR> and today is Monday, my last day off of my 3-day weekend.... <BR> <BR> today I took down shelves from a "U" shaped desk <BR> <BR> and I put up a wooden door on one of the bedrooms.... <BR> <BR> I was so very proud that I did it ALL by myself <em>334</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Later today, I am going to change my living room furniture around once again <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l12068195.jpg"> <... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:48:33 EST WT CHECK 01/16/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596311 <em>193</em> My Personal Tracking ..... <BR> 04/20/13 = 343 <BR> 04/21/13 = 347.2 =swollen feet <BR> 04/22/13 = 342 <BR> 04/23/13 = 341 <BR> 04/24/13 = 341 <BR> 04/25/13 = 338.2 <BR> 04/26/13 = 338.2 <BR> 04/27/13 = 337.0 <BR> 04/28/13 = 336.4 <BR> 05/04/13 = 339.0 <BR> 05/12/13 = 338.8 <BR> 05/15/13 = 337.2 <BR> 05/16/13 = 334.6 <BR> 05/22/13 = 333.8 <BR> 05/25/13 = 332.4 <BR> 06/01/13 = 330.8 <BR> 06/15/13 = 328.2 <BR> 06/15/13 = 328.2 <BR> 07/06/13 =... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:15:24 EST