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/ $10 GET A 24 LB TURKEY ROASTER OVEN FOR $10 AT WALMART ONLINE for real http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836535 12/21 = $10 ~ no joke ~ GET A 24 LB TURKEY ROASTER OVEN FOR $10 AT WALMART ONLINE for real <BR> <BR> no JOKE! <BR> <BR> I went online to shop at Walmart.com to shop for last minute Christmas gifts and I typed in Roaster Oven. <BR> <BR> <BR> At first I clicked on a 19-lb RIVAL Turkey Roaster Oven.... but I didn't like that it did NOT have a separate pan to pull out when the Turkey is done, so that means you have to carry the WHOLE pan to the sink or toilet bowl to empty it and by whole pa... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:41:26 EST Tips for cutting back on sodium, How much u need & Effects of Salt on your body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836159 <em>26</em> Tips for cutting back on sodium, how much u need and the Effect of Salt on the body <BR> <BR> * Hope this info. is useful ~ I added photos <em>388</em> as I am a visual learner :) .... Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <em>141</em> Sodium: How to tame your salt habit <BR> Find out how much sodium you really need, what high-sodium foods to avoid, and ways to prepare and serve foods without adding sodium. By Mayo Clinic Staff <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nu<B... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:56:35 EST MY Christmas present arrived, Power Tower, here it is, yeh!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835117 MY Christmas present arrived, Power Tower, here it is, yeh!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I TRULY believe THIS will get me OUT of my slump and INSPIRE me to strength train <em>334</em> Something FUN to do, yeh!!!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <em>355</em> There are NO LIMITS to what we can do no matter our age. <BR> <BR> Trust & BELIEVE that! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Weider Power Tower by Weider <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l141180355... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:33:19 EST My Eating Disorder = No longer in denial = I have an eating disorder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834842 12/18/14 = My Eating Disorder = I am no longer in denial that I have an eating disorder. I thought some how that because I had the vertical sleeve surgery that SOMEHOW my eating disorder of Volume Eating at each sitting would go away.... Nope! <BR> <BR> THATS why I am still struggling in my journey... ding, ding, ding the LIGHT <em>189</em> finally came on <em>198</em> .. it makes sense now, wow! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I did some research today and I learned tha... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:16:08 EST Emergency Oral Surgery: Abscess, Root canal, crowns = Oral Surgery Jade Dental 12/12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832310 12/11/14 Emergency Dental Appt: Diagnosis: Abscess, Root canal, crowns ad Oral Surgery on 12/12/14 @ Jade Dental = Happy Dentist day 12/12/14 <BR> <BR> Dentist: Dr. James (Jim) Kalhorn D.D.S. <BR> Office Location: Jade Dental Professionals 703 N. Tejon Suite A, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Tel. 719-633-0770 <BR> Professional, COMPASSIONATE, Outstanding customer service by ALL the staff and the amazingly understanding of the financial receptionist: Pat... the first person I met when I came ... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:17:22 EST Fear of the Dentist ... day 3 of mild achy pain... lawrd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830083 Fear of the Dentist ... day 3 of mild achy pain... lawrd <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2122749696.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l803107518.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l208716762.jpg"> YES it is true, I don't wanna go to the dentist. Dentist to me = means FEAR and PAIN and I don't wanna go. <BR> <BR> <BR> with each day that passes by with me taking Ibruprohen and that gel tha... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 06:04:21 EST Weight Check Update: 12/08/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829562 <em>193</em> <em>193</em> WT CHECK UPDATE 12/08/14 <BR> <BR> 2013 YR = 347 lbs = my highest weight ever <BR> <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs starting weight <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 <BR> 09/10/14 = 294.8 lbs <BR> 09/11/14 =... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 09:31:46 EST lawrd STOP with the tootsie rolls.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826696 Lawrd <em>227</em> with the tootsie rolls for cryin' out loud! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1997511814.jpg"> <BR> <BR> they are sooooooooooooo delicious .... just stop the madness! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l398476241.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Step away from the Tootsie rolls woman!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> okay just had to vent and confess that LOL Tue, 2 Dec 2014 23:25:33 EST Thanksgiving is Over ~ now what? Back on Track ******* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824746 Day 1 = 11/29/14 = Thanksgiving is Over ~ now what? Back on Track ******* <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1768983057.jpg">Thanksgiving is Over <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1007127605.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l179119452.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What now? <BR> <BR> Time to get BACK on Track! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l522067147.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Kee... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 14:28:23 EST CRAP talk during the Holidays .................. keepin it real here :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821972 WEIGHT & CRAP TALK <em>43</em> <BR> CRAP talk during the Holidays .................. ... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1947175432.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> In the spirit of keepin' things real..... let me share this with you <BR> I do weigh myself <em>193</em> almost daily or every other day EVEN though it is the holiday season.... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2118196352.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> WHY <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Because altho... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:56:16 EST Iggy Azalea won 2 AMA awards and thanked T.I. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821931 Iggy Azalea won 2 awards and thanked T.I. in American Music Awards (AMA) tonight <BR> <BR> 1. Best Hip Hop Album <BR> 2. Favorite Hip Hop Artist <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1302610855.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l440974799.jpg"> <BR> <BR> WHY do I like her so much? <BR> Because she is from Australia, she came to America at age 16 with no family and she got talked about so much in the media, because she is a white f... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:19:53 EST I brought my 1st EVER white xmas tree today, yeh!!!!!!!!!!!!! 11/22/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821424 <em>460</em> Name of the tree: Holiday Time Non-Lit 6.5' Jackson Christmas Tree, White <BR> <em>445</em> Price = ONLY $40.00 and it comes in white OR green. <BR> <em>447</em> Location of purchase = Wal-Mart <BR> <BR> <BR> yes, I brought my first EVER white xmas tree <em>446</em> today at walmart <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1297259687.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 11/22/14 Saturday evening for ONLY $40.00 wow!!!!!!!!!!! <em>244</em> <... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:22:20 EST Fever in Dogs .......11/21/14 = 99.0 temperature in my baby, yeh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820931 *** I did this research because when I brought my dogs in to get their 3-year rabies shot, ONE of my dogs had a fever :( <BR> They got their shots but I was still worried so when I came home I gave the dog a HALF of a HALF of a baby aspirin. like you cut it in half and then cut it in half again. I had to do Something for my baby, hugs. <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> UPDATE: 11/21/14 = I went to Walmart and brought THIS Thermometer that can be used under the tongue OR rectally or under the ar... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:48:06 EST Taking your Dog's temperature http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820925 Taking your dog's temperature <em>338</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> http://www.pedigree.com/all-things-dog/a<BR>rticle-library/how-to-take-your-dog-s-<BR>temperature-.aspx <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1614126232.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l197203803.jpg"> = they run $39.99 <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> When used properly, ear thermometers are a reliable and less invasive way to take your dog's temperature. An ear thermom... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:09:34 EST What are your plans for: Thanksgivng and Xmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820393 What are your plans for: Thanksgivng <em>429</em> and Xmas? <em>446</em> ** <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving plans = <BR> <BR> * I plan to go to Walmart on Thanksgiving Day <BR> <BR> and stand IN line @ 4pm for the 6pm Black Friday sale that begins at 6pm. <BR> <BR> WHY? <BR> <BR> For a 50-inch Emerson Television that is on sale for $218.00 <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1929320201.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http:/... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:59:43 EST 6 Weeks to Sleeveless/Sexy ARMS ************ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819228 <em>215</em> Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy ARMS: <BR> The 5-Step Plan to Sleek, Strong, and Sculpted Arms <BR> <BR> by JJ Virgin Ph.D. CNS <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> Click on link to see ARM exercises: <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ponAvc5E_Qs </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1769423761.jpg"> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:46:23 EST The Human Body can only tolerate ONE teaspoon of sugar in it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819036 The Human Body can only tolerate ONE teaspoon of sugar in it and anything AFTER one teaspoon of sugar in the body is STORED AS FAT. <BR> <BR> <BR> Watch this INTERESTING video :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVsA5Fk-_Ig </link> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:02:34 EST yep it is ONE degrees in colorado... no joke http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815862 yes it is ONE degrees in Colorado springs, Colorado, WOW! <BR> <BR> <BR> Time: 9:28pm on 11/12/14 <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1050301235.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:28:30 EST Not on a 6 oz food container diet.... hugsssssssssss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814882 <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> this post is very detailed, proceed with caution... don't wanna gross anyone out <BR> <BR> <BR> A friend of mines congratulated me for doing the 6 oz diet.... she misunderstood..... here is my explanation... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ************************************ <em>368</em> **************************************** <BR> <BR> by the way... ummmm... <em>479</em> I am not on a 6 ounce food container diet. <em>479</em> <BR> <BR> the 6 oz. food... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:04:05 EST WT CHECK UPDATE 11/10/14 Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814223 WT CHECK UPDATE 11/10/14 Monday <BR> <BR> 2013 YR = 347 lbs = my highest weight ever <BR> <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs starting weight <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 <BR> 09/10/14 = 294.8 lbs <BR> 09/11/14 = 293.2 lbs... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:04:49 EST WT CHECK UPDATE 11/08/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812982 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l427258576.jpg"> <BR> <BR> WT CHECK UPDATE 11/08/14 <BR> <BR> 2013 YR = 347 lbs = my highest weight ever <BR> <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs starting weight <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> 09/0... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 08:33:52 EST What I am eating & doing this week......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811660 What I am eating this week......... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1893796363.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST: 1 Hard boiled egg <em>490</em> and lemon and hot water <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> SNACK: 4 oz of grapes <em>277</em> <BR> <BR> LUNCH: Salad = lettuce, cucumber, tomatoe, dressing, Protein: (chicken or tuna) <BR> <BR> SNACK: 1 oz. of Sunflower seeds <BR> <BR> DINNER: same as lunch usually <BR> <BR> SNACK: a carb... like Ritz cracke... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 23:54:41 EST Absolutely Enjoying 6 oz :-) yeh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811344 Absolutely Enjoying 6 oz "now" :-) yeh! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1685013397.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1089477809.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It is so wondering to finally ACCEPT the portion control of my journey <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> incorporate it IN my daily life at meals.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l417907664.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://p... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 12:43:36 EST WT CHECK UPDATE 11/05/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811216 WT CHECK UPDATE 11/05/2014 <BR> <BR> *** I experienced a plat-toe for the month of October, couldn't move OUT of the 280's range. <BR> <BR> Pla•teau (pla&#712;tô/) <BR> noun: plateau; a state of little or no change following a period of activity or progress. <BR> <BR> Then a miracle happened, My Plateau (pla-toe) ENDED on 11/04/2014! yeh! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l350002388.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> The MONTH LONG wait is over!!!! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:27:06 EST Day 2 of a 5 day Plan = see if I can STICK to a plan lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810671 Day 2 of a 5 day Plan = see if I can STICK to a plan lol <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l435536848.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My goal this week starting today, Mon - Fri = 5 days, is to stay ON PLAN <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Following the surgeon's rules of eating, I will do the following: <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> Measure everything <BR> <em>106</em> Use my 6 oz food containers <BR> <em>490</em> Eat my protein FIRST <BR> <em>12</em> Take my tim... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 11:45:39 EST My Plateau (pla-toe) is OVERRRR 11/4/14... oh my god its OVER!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810564 Pla•teau (pla&#712;tô/) <BR> noun: plateau; a state of little or no change following a period of activity or progress. <BR> <BR> A miracle has happened! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l350002388.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> My Plateau (pla-toe) is OVERRRR 11/4/14... oh my god its OVER!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l326011477.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The MONTH LONG wait is over!!!! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 09:19:07 EST A Miracle = my Suffering from VS Surgery has ended **** I am NOW happy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810275 A Miracle= my Suffering from VS Surgery has ended * I am now HAPPY <em>224</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2091367810.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Verticial Sleeve Surgery = Hitting a milestone since 7/28/14 = For the 1st Time I am HAPPY about my portions*** and I cried from Happiness <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1019769524.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 07/28/14 = This was my surgery day for the Vertical Sleeve Surgery...... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 21:14:36 EST WT CHECK UPDATE 11/03/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809837 2013 YR = 347 lbs = my highest weight ever <BR> <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs starting weight <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 <BR> 09/10/14 = 294.8 lbs <BR> 09/11/14 = 293.2 lbs <BR> 09/12/14 = 292.4 lbs <BR> 09/13/1... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 09:10:13 EST VS Surgery: For the 1st Time I am HAPPY about my portions*** Milestone *** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809835 Verticial Sleeve Surgery = Hitting a milestone since 7/28/14 = For the 1st Time I am HAPPY about my portions*** and I cried from Happiness <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1019769524.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 07/28/14 = This was my surgery day for the Vertical Sleeve Surgery... a miracle. <BR> <BR> A miracle with a TWIST for me <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Don't get me wrong pleaseeeeeeeeeee = I am GRATEFUL for my miracle surgery <em>26</em> <BR> <BR... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 09:08:21 EST Day 1 of a 5 day Plan = to see if I can STICK to a plan lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809799 Day 1 of a 5 day Plan = see if I can STICK to a plan lol <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l435536848.jpg"> <BR> <BR> At first I was going to try a full 30-days but ya know....lets get REAL <em>198</em> and start with 5 days... because I do NOT want to set myself up for failure. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> when setting goals it is BEST to set REACHABLE GOALS <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> My goal this week starting today, Mon - Fri = 5 days, is to stay ON PLA... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 08:12:56 EST 6oz FIND *** and Veg Burger & Veg Dinner = heaven! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809657 A 6oz FIND *** and Veg Burger & Veg Dinner = heaven! <BR> <BR> Remember on 10/28/14 When I saw my surgeon for my 3 month check up when I was venting angrily when he expected me to eat 6 ounces of food by now and in a year I should be up to one cup? (I was mainly upset due to STILL dealing with my past bulk eating habits and head hunger and for some reason 6 ounces sounded like starvation and I just wasn't havin' it. ... okay I was rebelling like a spoiled child pulling a tantrum... I admit... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 23:18:55 EST WT CHECK UPDATE: 10/29/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807013 2013 YR = 347 lbs = my highest weight ever <BR> <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs starting weight <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 <BR> 09/10/14 = 294.8 lbs <BR> 09/11/14 = 293.2 lbs <BR> 09/12/14 = 292.4 lbs <BR> 09/13/1... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:01:55 EST Venting about my Surgeons Expectations for a humane being = me :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806400 Venting about my Surgeons Expectations for a humane being = me :( <BR> <BR> This is kind of what I felt IN the doctors office = <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1991838214.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 hours later, this is how I feel NOW = <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l665094725.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l993926325.jpg"> <BR> <BR> sorry I am just venting OUT LOUD here in my safe place. <BR> <BR> <BR> Saw my Surgeon today... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:57:46 EST Carbs cause water retention/ DAVID SMITH :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805687 Guess what I learned this wkend? PROCESSED Carbs cause water retention <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2064171907.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was doing some research and Learned that processed CARBS causes one to RETAIN water in the body and I was like what????????????????????????? <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1725306643.jpg"> <BR> <BR> YEP <BR> <BR> They even gave examples of SOME of the people from the BIGGEST LOSE... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:25:55 EST Day 2 of Following the RULES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805666 Day 2 of Following the RULES 10/27/14 Monday <BR> <BR> Todays weight 283.0 = thats a good sign <em>334</em> scale going down <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> BREAKFAST and MORNING SNACK LATER ON: <em>550</em> <BR> 14.5 ounce can of Cut Green Beans = <BR> 70 cal, <BR> 11 carbs, <BR> 4 fibers, <BR> 4 proteins <BR> <BR> 03 ounces of SPAM = <BR> 160 cal, <BR> 11 fats, <BR> 2 carbs, <BR> 0 fiber, <BR> 13 proteins <BR> I can’t believe its not butter spray = 0 calories <BR> <BR>... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:43:37 EST WT CHECK UPDATE 10/27/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805519 2013 YR = 347 lbs = my highest weight ever <BR> <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs starting weight <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 <BR> 09/10/14 = 294.8 lbs <BR> 09/11/14 = 293.2 lbs <BR> 09/12/14 = 292.4 lbs <BR> 09/13/1... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:40:52 EST Day 1 of Following the VS Rules 10/26/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805114 Day 1 of Following the VS Rules 10/26/14 <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> 5:45am to 10:15am = 10 oz of 10 calorie soda consumed <em>222</em> <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> 7am to 9:30am = 18 ounces of water consumed <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> Meal Preparation for today: <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> 12noon = 1st solid meal of the day ~ take 20 to 30 min to eat it = Rule # 1 <BR> one 4-ounce serving of spicy veggie black bean burger and 1 cup of mixed veggies <BR> <BR> Totals f... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:57:50 EST FOLLOW THE RULES OF VS..... a reminder to Self * http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805103 <BR> FOLLOW THE RULES OF VS..... a reminder to Self * <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l510116812.jpg"> VS RULES: <BR> <BR> <BR> # 1 = Take 30 minutes to eat each meal ~ even 4 oz. meals <BR> # 2 = Eat in 4 ounce increments <BR> # 3 = Eat protein first, then veggies, then carbs if you have room <BR> # 4 = Chew, chew, chew, chew, chew, chew WELL before you swallow. <BR> # 5 = Drink lots of water = Minimum of 64 ounces per day measure everything... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:36:54 EST BLACK BEAN SPICY VEG BURGER ~ back to MEASURING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805083 BLACK BEAN SPICY VEG BURGER ~ Going back to MEASURING <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1306149799.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is sooooooo good... wow!!! <BR> <BR> 1 black bean spicy veggie burger by Morning Star is as follows: <BR> 110 Calories <BR> 04 Fat <BR> 13 Carbs <BR> 04 Fibers <BR> 10 Proteins <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l610044487.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 cup of Mixed Vegetables is as follows: <... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:09:07 EST 10/26/14 = WT CHECK UPDATE... GAINED 2 LBS, CRAP! UGH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805031 2013 YR = 347 lbs = my highest weight ever <BR> <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs starting weight <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 <BR> 09/10/14 = 294.8 lbs <BR> 09/11/14 = 293.2 lbs <BR> 09/12/14 = 292.4 lbs <BR> 09/13/1... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:40:27 EST **** 10/25/14 RE-Tracing my Steps since VS Surgery 07/28/14 ***** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804745 **** 10/25/14 RE-Tracing my Steps since my VS Surgery ON 07/28/14 ***** <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1429932577.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sometimes when one has VS surgery like I did... over-time one can become complacent or ummm like wondering WHY am I still struggling aka: why am I struggling with portion control, WHY don't I get that my stomach is like the size of 4 ounces... Why do I forget that fact and out of habit beginning to eat with my eyes of... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:21:07 EST My $11 - $15 Swimsuit collection from Kmart.com .... some of them :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804072 My $11 and $15 Swimsuit collection from Kmart.com... this is just SOME of them :) <BR> <BR> and what was MOST shocking is that they have LARGE sizes for BIG women like me <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1625790232.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l567549129.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1030845108.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:12:19 EST Didn't Swallow ~ HOW I lost 1 lb in 1 day ~ someone asked... here is my answer ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800714 Didn't Swallow ~ HOW I lost 1 lb in 1 day ~ someone asked... here is my answer ** <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l928049592.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Someone asked me HOW I lost a pound in one day really? <BR> <BR> <BR> My reply: Yesterday, I did NOT swallow any food. I swallowed liquids. <BR> <BR> <BR> Meaning: When I chewed food, I spit it into red disposable cups <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1277823528.jpg"> ... I wo... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:23:49 EST WT CHECK UPDATE 10/19/14 = 50 LBS GONE TODAY, YEH!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800696 2013 YR = 347 lbs = my highest weight ever <BR> <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs starting weight <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 <BR> 09/10/14 = 294.8 lbs <BR> 09/11/14 = 293.2 lbs <BR> 09/12/14 = 292.4 lbs <BR> 09/13/1... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:22:51 EST Finallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800109 Finallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy the scale MOVED to 83, geesh!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Confession: I have been struggling <em>24</em> . <BR> At least it felt like struggling to me cause the scale wasn't moving FAST Enough for me. <BR> The scale fluctuates and just would not stay down or get down. I didn't understand WHAT I WAS DOING WRONG. <BR> <BR> I ate well <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1250724393.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I even joined a gym <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:39:21 EST A word of THANKS to my BLC PURPLE TEAM ***** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797810 A word of THANKS to my BLC PURPLE TEAM ***** <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1190532908.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> As I was updating my ITC for week 5.... and scrolled down to see how many weeks I had left on this challenge..... <BR> <BR> I started to PANIC internally <em>40</em> it was like <em>198</em> oh my god, I ONLY HAVE UNTIL NEXT MONTH to reach my goals!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> and then I realized ... okay CALM DOWN WOMAN you are almost r... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:49:30 EST BLC BINGO CHALLENGE this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797801 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l944605752.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 10/14/14= <em>198</em> Oh my god I did it. I GOT BLACK OUT!! <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This week on the Biggest Loser Challenge we are playing BINGO <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> So for each slot I accomplish I will put a <em>248</em> next to it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>141</em> POINTS: <em>292</em> <BR> 25 (1 point per box for all boxes) <BR> 50 for all rows <BR> 50 for... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 02:35:32 EST FUN Adventures of Imaginary Deep Sea Diving in the pool, yeh!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797205 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l605325896.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The FUN Adventures of Imaginary Deep Sea Diving in the pool, yeh!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l473133774.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l311367509.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l30378595.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am sooooooooooo hooked at attending the new GYM <em>328</em> that I just joined... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 04:39:12 EST WT CHECK UPDATE 10/12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796760 2013 YR = 347 lbs = my highest weight ever <BR> <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs starting weight <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 <BR> 09/10/14 = 294.8 lbs <BR> 09/11/14 = 293.2 lbs <BR> 09/12/14 = 292.4 lbs <BR> 09/13/1... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:21:52 EST Breaking the Chains of SLAVERY ...... U can too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796733 Breaking the Chains of SLAVERY!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> Dear sweet and kind readers... you may NOT like what I am about to share with you... but please TRY to remember this is my life that I am sharing, my perceptions, my experiences, etc. <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Breaking the Chains of Slavery..... my Journey <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2133006080.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Whether it's a slavery to.... <BR> <BR> FOOD <BR> ... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:36:42 EST