TARAFROMTX1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TARAFROMTX1 TARAFROMTX1'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/ Getting back to the basics.. July Goals ( LATE ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743054 <em>91</em> do my best to drink 125 oz a day <BR> <BR> <em>273</em> take my vitamins everyday <BR> <BR> <em>324</em> atleast 30 minutes everyday <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> atleast 30 minutes 3 days a week <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> do my best to eat healthy & Smaller portions <BR> <BR> Keep my calories in range..... <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> do my best to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> weight in once a week <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> measure... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:30:55 EST An Update on things.. I 've been gone But Not Forever! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597089 Well I can say I sure have missed being on here and all of the wonderful SP Buddies I have made. I have been MIA for awhile now I know. Things have been hectic as I m sure it has been for many if not all of you as well. <BR> <BR> One reason I have been MIA is because I am pregnant and Due in April. I am very excited and have been trying to do my best with eating and at this point what exercising I've been able to get in with everything going on. Sadly I have gained a LOT of weight with t... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:07:40 EST Alittle Update on things... and Venting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372545 Okay so the 28th was our 8 year wedding Anniversary and all was well and good. I was and am Thrilled about that! And the Fact that I am about 50lbs smaller now that when we got married!! And the fact that I am no longer 391 lbs! All Things to be Thrilled about I know. But shortly lived when yesterday we were out celebrating our 8 year Anniversary. Took our girls to watch a movie, shopping and out to eat. While shopping I thought O look there's a store that sales Bra's and I am in need o... Thu, 30 May 2013 12:15:11 EST March Goals .. and update on how Feb. went http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268718 March Goals.. and update on my Feb. Goals <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> do my best to drink 125 oz a day <BR> <BR> <em>273</em> take my vitamins everyday <BR> <BR> <em>324</em> atleast 30 minutes everyday <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> <em>328</em> atleast 30 minutes 3 days a week <BR> <BR> <em>190</em> do my best to eat healthy & Smaller portions <BR> <BR> Keep my calories in range..... <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> do my best to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> <em>11</em> w... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 14:55:13 EST Better late than never ;-) My Jan Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197160 Jan Goals! <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> do my best to drink 125 oz a day <BR> <BR> <em>273</em> take my vitamins everyday <BR> <BR> <em>324</em> atleast 30 minutes everyday <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> <em>328</em> atleast 30 minutes 3 days a week <BR> <BR> <em>190</em> do my best to eat healthy & Smaller portions <BR> <BR> Keep my calories in range. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> do my best to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> <em>11</em> weight in once a week <BR> <BR> <e... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 14:57:13 EST Question... need HELP! Oldest is starting school TOMORROW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5028013 Okay so my Oldest starts school tomorrow.. Pre- K. (Its all day as well) And I hate to say it but I am a wreck!! All I want to do is cry.. of course not in front of her. I don't want to make her any more nervous or scared. I don't know which one of us is going to have it worse really. One day she's excited the next she's telling me "momma don't make me go". She's like me.. changes are hard and very scary and we tend to have issues with them lol... with her its Melt Downs. I know in the... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:57:45 EST What a difference a year can make!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5010117 Well for me the past year has been life changing!! I have lost 103lbs this past year! For the First time in my life! Sure I have lost alittle weight here and there and most times gained some if not all back. All because I didn't have the tools to change the mistakes I was making and would always go back to bad habits. In this past year I have learned so much! Before now I use to think I couldn't do it.. after trying so many times and felling so many times. But something was different thi... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 18:41:41 EST Photos of me a year ago and Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4986306 My oldest daughter and myself July 2011 At the Rainforest Café I was about 360lbs <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l157948698.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Me April 2011 I was about 361lbs here <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l591972094.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Me today 257lbs <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l831425804.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l603107075.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> So I started SP July 5th 201... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:17:18 EST Never Quit Pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4966182 Share and spread the Spark! <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am. <BR> ... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:21:01 EST Up date on things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4963994 Well like many of you life has been alittle hectic. lol My hubby had his first foot surgery.. it all went well.. but since things have been alittle umm well crazy I guess... lol He's on crutches and its hard for him to get around. So I m taking up the slack.. which is no big deal, just keeping me alittle busier.. not that I mind.. it is throwing me off alittle as far as my work outs and eating the best I can BUT I am staying so busy that I'm not over eating and I am STILL Losing weight lol ... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:47:18 EST July goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4963970 okay so this is a few days late... but better late than never lol <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals <BR> <BR> Drink atleast 7 --16.9oz bottles of water a day want to try for 8- 16.9oz a day <BR> cardio 6 days a week <BR> ST 3 times a week <BR> Stay in my calorie Range <BR> Watch my sodium <BR> Sleep 8 hours a night no more no less!! <BR> other than that stay Active!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:31:16 EST And May is over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4906232 Okay so all of the Dr. Apt's went well! Well except for the fact my hubby has to have surgery on both feet... not at the same time but over the next few months. Also I forgot to do my blood work while I was at the Dr. Office... Opps lol <BR> <BR> The Party was Awesome!! Everyone seemed to have a REALLY good time. Myself included. <BR> <BR> Monday ( May 28th) was our 7th year Wedding Anniversary and my hubby not only bought me what I wanted but he put it together and I have been using i... Thu, 31 May 2012 17:44:39 EST 5-18-12 warning I am rambling on and on.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4887349 Okay so after going to the Dr. the other day I found out my current weight and all my past weights as well.. so when I started here I was 360 instead of 350 so I adjusted my ticker. Also I found out my highest weight was 391 YIKES.. I was pregnant at the time but STILL. YIKEs.. Today's weight 275.5lbs.. <BR> <BR> from highest weight 391 to today 275.5 = 115.5lbs gone <BR> from july 5, 2011 (my start day with SP) 360lbs to today 275.5= 84.5lbs gone <BR> <BR> So I am excited.. for many rea... Fri, 18 May 2012 13:56:39 EST Up date http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861330 LAST Month: <BR> <BR> Okay so for the most part I did well on my April Goals. That's not to say I didn't have ups and downs.. I did but I think we all do. Anyways I haven't been on much been staying busy trying to loose this weight and busy with the every day things that have to be done. Also I received a call about my blood work I did LAST Feb. they want to re do them this month because some of my levels are alittle elevated. So I have an apt. Monday morning for that and to talk to my ... Tue, 1 May 2012 13:39:25 EST May Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861299 <em>91</em> drink water 14 glasses a day <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> sleep 8 hours a night <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Eat less, smaller portions, less calories and sodium <BR> <BR> <em>324</em> cardio 60 minutes 3 x a week (trying for atleast 2000 minutes this month) <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> ST 90 minutes 3 x a week + <em>324</em> 30 minutes of cardio on those days <BR> <BR> <em>273</em> vitamins take them everyday <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> log in every day <BR> <BR> <em>192</em... Tue, 1 May 2012 13:19:07 EST April Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4816998 <em>91</em> 12 glasses a day <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> 8 hours a night <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> less, smaller portions, less calories and sodium <BR> <BR> <em>324</em> 60 minutes 3 x a week (trying for atleast 2000 minutes this month) <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> 90 minutes 3 x a week + <em>326</em> 30 minutes on those days <BR> <BR> <em>273</em> take them everyday <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> log in every day <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> try for once a week.. addicted to doing it every day..... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 14:35:01 EST I'm calling myself out! I need help!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4810562 I am frustrated!! With whom or what you ask?? With MYSELF! Why you ask? Because every time I start doing really good and am losing the weight and feeling good about myself and how I feel, I go and screw it up! I start allowing myself to eat alittle more and then skip an exercise. Then BAM gained 3-5lbs back and its crazy!!! Why am I doing this?? I want so badly to be healthy and look good! To feel good! To lose this weight and be around for my kids and hubby for a long time! To be ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:39:21 EST A Blessing in Disguise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4795057 It's the funniest thing but it just dawned on me... all this time I have been alittle frustrated about things but I just realized what I have been frustrated about is a Blessing in disguise. Okay when I say I have been frustrated about things well I have been about several things.. as many of you I have been about losing weight, about trying to figure out what to eat, what works for me and how to balance it all out. ( How much to eat, what to eat, how much to work out, what kinds of workou... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:22:54 EST Having a Good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4785447 I m one happy little chick a dee today. Why you ask? Well the scales is moving in the right direction for one!! I've finally making progress with eating less calories... for the longest it was hard.. it seemed I liked food more lol Still could eat less than what I m doing, but as I have found it takes time getting your body use to it. But for now I am happy with staying in between 1500-1600 calories atleast 5 -6 days a week... I do let myself have a cheat day to hit about 2000 calories But... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 11:44:16 EST March Goals a day late http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4767269 First off Happy March to you all!!! <em>137</em> <em>437</em> > <em>440</em> > <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> Okay so this month I will be Celebrating my birthday (on the 23rd) and hopefully more lbs lost!! <BR> Looking back on last month I achieved most all of my goals... <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> 10 a day if not more... managed all but 2 days last month <BR> <BR> <em>324</em> > <em>323</em> <em>332</em> workout atleast 1800 minutes this month.. <em>248</em> managed 2,002 <BR> ... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 13:39:37 EST Helpful... (things that have helped me and maybe will help you too!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4756869 Hello to all that reads this!! This is just a blog about things that are helping me along the way... to maybe help anyone out there as well as serve as a reminder for me! <BR> <BR> So Today's blog is all about what has and or is helping me in this weight loss journey/ life style change!! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. First off............Of course would have to be this website Spark People! Had been a HUGE help to me!! ( The trackers, the info, the recipes, blogs, ect) <BR> <BR> 2. Would have to be a... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:02:49 EST Out of the 300's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4744740 Okay my friends so for the first time in 7 years I am out of the 300's... ok so only by a couple of lbs.. but I am out and not looking to ever go back!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> my highest weight.. 383lbs <BR> today's weight 298.5lbs <BR> <BR> Me... Very happy about it!!! Sure I did alittle dance lol another -8.5lbs & I will be at the weight I was when my hubby and I got married. Anything after that is a Huge Bonus because I have ALWAYS been over weight! <BR> <BR> <BR> So off the reset my go... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 12:08:38 EST Today was so NOT expected!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4731305 It's been a Crazy day my friends.. and well it started yesterday evening my youngest started feeling bad and running fever... she wasn't eating very well and just not feeling well. And it all continued all last night and this morning . I knew it wasn't a cold, and pretty sure its not her teething. So I called the Dr. this morning just to see what they wanted me to do and they suggestions I bring her in so I did and well... they checked her over and didn't see anything, so they wanted to ch... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 20:51:56 EST =-) Happy it is Over... atleast until next year lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4729496 So I am Hap Hap HAPPPY to report the Dreaded Dr. Apt is over and done with!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> And shockingly it was problaly the quickest Apt. I have had in a long time. And I am so happy that is all over with... I had all of my Female things done/checked and my lab work done everything came back Great. My BP was 117 over 84.. I am down 66.5lbs since my last apt. My Dr. was thrilled as am I!!!! Now I am just waiting the results on my blood work... checking my Cholesterol and ev... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 19:39:12 EST Turn of events... 2-3-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4720378 Okay so today was suppose to be the Dreaded Dr. Appointment. So I get up early get ready and wake up the kiddos and get them ready.. head out the door and get almost half way to the Dr. office, which is exactly an hour away from where I live... and then the phone rings.. its the Dr.'s Office.... my Dr. is helping another Dr. in a surgery but they can book me with some NEW Dr./ PA? Mr. somebody... OR I can reschedule for Next Wed. with my Dr. So I said well I guess reschedule because I am... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 12:10:52 EST February Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4716423 <em>91</em> 10 a day if not more... managed all but 6 days last month <BR> <BR> <em>324</em> <em>323</em> <em>330</em> <em>34</em> atleast 1800 minutes this month.. did over 2,381 last month.. So I m hoping to get there this month as well. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> healthier.. on ave went over my calories about once a week.. not by much and nothing really over 2,000 but still would like to do better than this. <BR> <BR> <em>15</em> do better with my sodium in take.. this is my bigges... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 12:17:23 EST The Dreaded deed... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4705063 Okay so today I had to do something I have been dreading, I so dislike doing this but it was time.. after all its been a year and I duno about two weeks. <BR> So I got up this morning and I did it... I called the Dr. Office and made an appointment for my yearly check up and pap. I don't know which is harder making the call or making myself go to the appointment lol... okay, yes I do making myself go. I have always HATED having to go to the Dr. much less when its time to do this. I know ... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:21:13 EST Calling All Spark Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4689721 I am so sorry but it seems the other day when the SHARE of twitter and facebook was going on I was attempting to make my profile private... I didn't want to share all my private info with Twitter or facebook so I turned my page offline thinking that would keep from sharing other then on here. Anyways Thanks to some Great friends.. it was brought to my attention that I deleted myself off of the teams and everyone friends list. I so didn't mean to do that. So could all my buddies please re ad... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:36:57 EST I lost a 3 year old.. ( in weight... not my kiddo) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4680026 HAHAH no I don't mean I lost a 3 year old kid...what I mean is The weight I have lost equals pretty much the amount of weight of my 3 year old daughter lol <BR> <BR> She weights 42 lbs I have lost 40lbs. To me its funny to think of it that way but it puts it in perspective. <BR> <BR> So now when I feel like I haven't done much or whatever I just pick her up and go O that's what that felt like!!! Can't wait to lose more!! <BR> <BR> I've been thinking about this for about a week now b... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 11:28:15 EST Just a thought... / question http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4675959 Okay just a thought... Why is it the more you work out the more you want to eat!! uggg... <BR> <BR> I am working out more, trying to get this weight moving... in the right direction... and that would be OFF of me lol..... But it seems the more I work out the hungrier I get.. and okay I understand it BUT just wish it wasn't the way it has to be... I mean okay it just seems like its making my efforts all for nothing. Its aggravating!! And don't get me wrong for the most part I am staying w... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:37:08 EST 1-10-12 Today's plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4671140 Okay so Today its still raining here and I so didn't want to get out of bed this morning BUT I did. And I am trying to get everything lined out for today. <BR> <BR> So far this is what I know I am planning on doing today <BR> <BR> ST for an hour <BR> <BR> Cardio for an hour <BR> <BR> picking up around the house <BR> <BR> Finish the laundry lol.. Hopefully fingers crossed it will get finished today lol <BR> <BR> take out the trash <BR> <BR> Pay some bills <BR> <BR> get the kiddos ready... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:30:56 EST Today's plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4668751 Today's to do list: <BR> <BR> <BR> Finish the laundry.. I've let it get out of control alittle.. don't get me wrong most of its clean and even folded just not put away =-( <BR> ~~~~~~ okay so to update on how I did today...I didn't finish the laundry.. its getting to be the hated chore lol use to be dishes but now I don't mind the dishes.. strange I know! <BR> <BR> clean the kitchen.. like spring clean it....~~~ Did most all of this one! <BR> <BR> sweep & mop all floors... always need... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:51:58 EST kettlebells http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4656834 <em>323</em> <em>323</em> <BR> <BR> Okay so alittle up date on the kettle bells.. I mentioned some months ago that I was starting to try them.. & I did the first two times were tough.. and then I got busy with the holidays and didn't try them for awhile well last night I went back to them and woo wee it is a workout!! Gets the heart a pumping and the body a sweating lol <BR> <BR> So far I give it 2 thumbs up.. I did the warm up and work out 1 & 2( had to ... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 12:17:43 EST Jan Goals & what I would like to accomplish this year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4651230 Jan Goals~~~~ <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> 10-12 glasses a day if not more! <BR> <BR> <em>324</em> an hour a day 7 days a week <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> an hour a day 4 days a week <BR> <BR> <em>475</em> limit sweets to one a week <BR> <BR> <em>190</em> eat healthier every day <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> once a week <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> once a month <BR> <BR> <em>342</em> try for atleast once a week <BR> <BR> <em>56</em> get up at 8 am every morning (if not earlier) <BR> <BR> <... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 12:55:32 EST Last weight in for me in Sallies 20 week challenge.. A BIG Thank you To Sallie!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4650776 20 Week New YEars Challenge <BR> Starting weight 350 <BR> Week 1 341.6 <BR> Week 2 340.1 <BR> Week 3 337 <BR> Week 4 337.2 <BR> Week 5 334.1 <BR> Week 6 335.9 <BR> Week 7 328.8 <BR> Week 8 330.3 <BR> Week 9 329.2 <BR> Week 10 325.1 <BR> Week 11 323.7 <BR> Week 12 321.7 <BR> Week 13 320.5 <BR> Week 14 319.7 <BR> Week 15 316.1 <BR> Week 16 316.1 <BR> Week 17 314.4 <BR> Week 18 314.6 <BR> Week 19 314.6 <BR> Week 20 313.3 <BR> Ending total -37lbs <BR> <BR> <BR> Okay ... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 10:24:17 EST 20 week challenge up date http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4632779 Okay so I'm a day late with this but here's the update... <BR> <BR> <BR> Nothing new really to report.. looks like I just maintained this past week.. <BR> Its been a crazy and hectic week and just getting even more so... It should slow down after Christmas. SO by this point I know I m not going to make the 50lbs.. but I am hope to make 40lbs.. I am 6lbs shy and have about two weeks to go so 3lbs a week is what I am shooting for! <BR> <BR> <BR> Anyhow good luck to every one and I wish y... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 12:27:50 EST Taking VOTES!! here's A picture of Said top that keeps calling me back lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4623281 okay friends so this is the picture of the Top that I posted about earlier on weather or not I should get it.... its still haunting me. So let's take a vote! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l859023884.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> So should I or Not?? <BR> <BR> Keep in mind it is only left in a 14/16.. and it will be alittle while But would it be Good motivation? Mon, 12 Dec 2011 21:12:06 EST 20 week challenge week 17 results and on to week 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4622566 okay so I m down another 2lbs!! <BR> <BR> I m still having issues with things But I am working on them.. sodium being one of them lol <BR> <BR> <BR> So with just a few weeks left until the first I know I have to give it my all and try an come as close to the 50lb mark as I can.. with the time left and 14lbs to go.. I m not sure its possible but I m not gonna give up. okay so after just doing the math.. unless a miracle accrues I m so not making the 50lbs.. but should hit pretty close to... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:52:53 EST Help Help I have a Question lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4618986 Okay my friends I have a question.. so tell me what you think! <BR> <BR> There is the top that just seems to haunt me. And I keep going back and looking at it. And as of right now its on clearance.. and they no longer have the teal or purple which I would have preferred But they have black and I like it too! Also I wanted to buy it in a smaller size just to have something to look and motivate me even more!! Anyways the only one left is a Black size 14/16 and that is a good bit smaller ... Fri, 9 Dec 2011 11:10:05 EST 20 week challenge week 16 results on to week 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4613178 Okay so I weighted in this morning and it didn't show a gain Thank goodness but it didn't show a lost either.. wonder if it could have anything to do with the 17 almost 18 8oz glasses of water I consumed yesterday lol normally I do about 10 to 12 but last night I did 24 miles on my stationary bike and was dieing of thirst... yes you heard me right 24 miles.. That's a new record for me lol I have been trying to work out more because I know I m not eating the best.. I keep throwing myself of... Mon, 5 Dec 2011 11:26:35 EST Question... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4612306 Okay so this is kinda embarrassing to have to ask, but I want to get something else to work out on but so far the things I have looked at only holds up to 250 to 260lbs.. and yea I m at 316lbs.. its coming off yes but would like to change it up alittle. Anyways I was wondering if anyone knows of something that would work?? <BR> <BR> <em>324</em> <em>231</em> <em>316</em> <em>314</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a stationary bike and use is alot but want something else to help out lol Sun, 4 Dec 2011 20:18:14 EST Dec. Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4607521 <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> 310 glasses... (keep missing that mark so going to keep trying!!) <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> going to try and eat healthier.. do more SP recipes <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> try for 8 hours a night no more no less <BR> <BR> <em>324</em> 1500 this month.. I know I can do more I actually did 1844 for Nov.. I m just setting it at 1500 because its going to... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 10:39:35 EST week 15 results of the 20 week challenge..on to week 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4602450 Good Morning!! <BR> <BR> I am Thrilled to say not only did I NOT gain any weight this past week BUT I LOST weight!!!! I was alittle nervous about this past week and was just hoping to not gain but am thrilled to see I lost it. <BR> <BR> So it a great start to what I am hoping is going to be a Great week for us all!!!! <BR> Best wishes to everyone this week!!! And I hope everyone made it threw the holidays safely!! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>306</em> <em>213</em> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:11:49 EST Lesson Learned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4598848 Had a nice two day Thanksgiving... so far after eating Holiday day food 4 times..lol I was able to stay under 2100 calories..both days that is more than the 1660 I am suppose to stay under but all is okay. The only thing that really got me was how much sodium... oh momma was that bad... my blood pressure shoot up big time and normally I don't have issues with that but I normally stay under 2300 and yesterday it was more like 6100 yea not good.. so I am working off those effects today lol a... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:11:31 EST Happy Thanksgiving to you All!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4596817 Just wanted to wish everyone a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!! And for all those traveling Be Safe!!! And Best Wishes to you all! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>427</em> <em>429</em> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 12:40:11 EST Update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4595195 Good Morning!!!! <BR> Update from yesterday I am Happy to report that I worked my booty off yesterday cleaning house all day then running to walmart groc shopping then came home and worked out for an hour and a half and I am back on track on the weight loss yesterday weight in 321.7 today 319.7... Oh yea down 2lbs... lol that's atleast where I should have been yesterday morning. Oh well I m back on track today... and plan on making that scales move more... DOWN from here on out. <... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 10:05:46 EST week 14 of the 20 week challenge weight in and on to week 15... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4593704 last week 320.5 <BR> this week 321.2 <BR> <BR> So I m UP by 7 oz's this week... yes I m alittle aggravated.. at myself.. because I only have me to blame. I m not about to set here and make any excuses.. There's no need for that. I m just gonna get off my butt and put more effort into it!! Do something about it now before those onces turn into lbs!! <BR> <BR> <BR> So Good Luck to everyone this week!! And I hope you all have a VERY HAPPY THANSGIVING!!!!!! I know for me it will truly be a... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 10:24:08 EST Wanting a Healthy but nice Thanksgiving... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4584174 Okay so just as the title says I want to do a Healthier but still good Thanksgiving meal. <BR> <BR> So I was wondering if any of you have a favorite recipe or even ideals on what to fix! <BR> <BR> We got an Jalapeño Turkey... they are sooooooo good alittle spicy at times but YUM!! <BR> <BR> Also I like dressing.. (gonna try and find ways to make it healthier but still yummy <BR> <BR> And Broccoli rice and cheese.. (also looking for a healthier version!! ) <BR> <BR> I've got wheat r... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:16:47 EST week 13 weigh in of the 20 week challenge.. on to week 14.. 7 weeks to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4583511 <em>244</em> After last night workout I managed to lose a 1lb and 2 oz!!!! <BR> <BR> Last week 321.7 <BR> This week 320.5 <BR> <BR> Okay its time to kick it in to high gear, stay busy and see what I really can do!!! I KNOW I can do better!!! I was in a funk but feeling better now Thank goodness and THANK YOU ALL as well!! <BR> <BR> So BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL this week! Let's MAKE it COUNT!!! WE CAN DO THIS My Friends!!!!!!!!!!!!! <em>104</em> <em>334</em> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 10:22:27 EST Today's a New Day!! And a BIG THANK YOU to you All http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4582105 Okay so today is a new day and I did weight myself to see what damage I might have done, altho weight in for me isn't until tomorrow... which I will weight in again and put in whatever is says but luckie for me this morning when I weighted it said 321.7 which is the same as my last weight in so YAY me I didn't gain anything!!!! So that makes me happy to know. Considering the 3 days I wasn't doing to well. Anyways I am doing my best to get back on track today. I guess the only thing that he... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 11:32:51 EST