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Surgery on monday !

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The surgeons office called and i am scheduled to have surgery Monday afternoon to remove my gallbladder that has been bothering me for over a year ! i will be happy to not have the daily pain but i am just starting to get back on track with my weight loss & hope i will be able to resume light exercise not too long after the surgery , nothing hurts the weight loss effort more than being immobile for weeks . i am also a bit nervous since i have never had surgery before and hope not to be at the hospital very long , i am keeping a positive outlook that all will go well and i will be back sparking asap !!!!!

  
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JENSDAY1012 2/6/2013 10:32AM

    Good Luck! My sister in law was sick for a long time and they couldn't figure it out. Once they removed her gall bladder she felt like a different woman! I'm sure everything will go fine. You'll be back to Sparking in no time! emoticon

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BLUEANGELLK 2/5/2013 5:17PM

    Things will go fine. You will be back Sparking in no time!

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CYCLINGSANDY 2/5/2013 4:18PM

    I had this kind of surgery several years ago. I have felt so much better since I had it done. Hopefully, you'll heal quickly and have tons of energy soon.

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JUNEBUG160 2/5/2013 3:02PM

    Most gallbladder surgeries are done laprascopically, two to three little incisions, the one in your belly button takes the longest to heal for some reason. They want you to restrict heavy lifting for 6 weeks usually so you don't tear open anything on the inside that you cannot see. Don't sweat it, you will still be able to do a light workout, thinkof it as a chance to change your routine (that may actually help your weight loss when you change up the usual).
Beni, maybe your attacks are IBS?

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GETFITNLEAN 2/5/2013 12:06PM

    Wishing you an uneventful surge and a quick recovery. emoticon

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DAMIENHUSTED 2/5/2013 10:31AM

    good luck

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-BENI- 2/5/2013 10:25AM

    I was out the same day.
The incision is so tiny these days. Mine is less than half an inch. The only thing I had to do was keep ice on it for a day. It was sore for a few days but I did normal things. Just carefully.
I still get the bathroom attacks but just not as bad as when I had my gallbladder.
Good luck to you.

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SFENNER 2/5/2013 10:24AM

    emoticon Good luck.

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I have the willpower !!!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A woman i work with is retiring and it's her last day today they brought in a cake and coffee and donuts during break , Cake & Donuts !!!! come on , did they have to get both ?????LOL well i am proud to say i did not have any !!!! not that the bavarian cream filled cake did not tempt me !!!! temptation is not going to win !!!! not today !!! i have the willpower !!!!

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FIREFLUTTERFLY 1/23/2013 12:22PM

    you are mighty! WOOHOO!

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    Way to go!

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ICBNIC 1/23/2013 10:32AM

    Woot! Way to go!

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DEBJAE 1/23/2013 10:24AM

    Ooooooh...I would be toast with the cake...the doughnuts, I could easily skip.

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Thanksgiving does not have to be stressful !

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I guess restarting my meal plan & exercise the week before thanksgiving is not the smartest thing i have done or is it ? I really don't think thanksgiving dinner has to be a bad thing , why do i say that ? I have a plan !!!! i am going to make sure there are lots if different veggies to choose from & a large salad , i am making the stuffing so i can make it less fatning by using low fat ingredient & whole wheat bread . We have decided with all the food we are serving we do not need desserts ( the kids don't know yet ) . as long as i watch my portions i should be ok , last year i did not gain any weight during the holiday season actually i lost weight . I did it once & i can do it again !

We are working hard this year to teach the kids about healthy eating & portion control , one of our issues is not to get the kids to eat salad but to limit their use of salad dressing , my step daughter on more than one occasion has grabbed the salad dressing for a second time drowning her salad in it & then dumping a bunch on her potatoes( she is really sneaky because she know she is not supposed to ) Kids will be kids, but we are making progress ! oh that reminds me of the time the decided to put chocolate syrup in their cereal , we have not had the stuff in the house since ! LOL

The last couple of days we have been getting rid of all the bad/ snack food in the house & have decided not to buy any more , my big problem is the way grocery stores sell their stuff , there is nothing wrong with having the occasional bag of chips , but they sell them around here 4 for 5.00 so our stupid reasoning is why would i pay 2.00 for 1 when i can have 4 for 5.00 !!!! BECAUSE WE DON'T NEED 4 BAGS OF CHIPS THAT'S WHY !!!!! lol !!!!! the next few weeks will be the hardest till we get used to our new way of eating , eventually the sugar cravings stop which is nice :) My husband had decided to do this with me this year ( last year i did it alone ) & i guess the kids have no choice !!! LOL

Big victory i would like to tell you about we went fishing this summer & My step son who refuses to eat any type of fish really wanted to go , so i told him if you catch it you have to eat it ! He kept his promise & ate what we caught , now he has decided that trout is good , so we just tell him every white fish is trout !!! LOL he's actually curious about trying more fish & seafood , he does not always eat much but at least he is eating it !!!! Yay !!!!

if any of you have any advice on how to deal with picky eaters ( my step son ) or how to keep the portions under control (my step daughter) it would be greatly appreciated :) it makes it really hard when we are pushing one kid to eat more only to tell the other they cannot have seconds or even thirds.

Hope everyone is having a great day !!!!!!


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JENSDAY1012 10/5/2012 9:23AM

    It's so great that your husband is in with you! That helps sooooo much! I loved TALVARADO6's suggestions about portion control. What great ideas! My son is a picking eater too. Granted, he's only 2.5 but still, he's very stubborn and I'm already wondering how I'm ever going to get him to eat more than PB & J! If you figure out how to get them to try new stuff, let me know! I'm trying to start having him help me cook and to choose what he wants to eat (from the choices I give him) but so far he'd rather just play with his toys.. It sounds like you have an awesome plan for Thanksgiving. And doing some of the cooking yourself is a great way to control fat and calories. Make you sure you share your stuffing recipe so I can steal it for our Thanksgiving!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TALVARADO6 10/4/2012 6:46PM

    As far as portion control, it's better to not do "family style" dinners where it's all on the table. Serve everyone their proper portions, and then put it away, or at least leave it on the stove until your done and then put it away. For the dressing, you could put a proper portion for each person in a small bowl. I know it's a lot of extra work, but if it's important to you, then it will be worth it.

As far as picky eaters, allowing them to have some involvement in picking dinner might help. It's good for kids to be involved with meal planning anyways.

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DEBJAE 10/4/2012 10:26AM

    Yay for you and your husband for making healthy choices together! It always helps to have your spouse on your side.

Have you looked into homemade salad dressings that are healthier? Personally I have gotten used to salad without dressing...I just add some fat free or low fat cottage cheese sometimes but I really like the crunch of the salad by itself. I do use Fage 0% greek yogurt with some ranch mix and a little lemon juice for dips...I'm sure you could add some low-fat milk to it to create a 'dressing'.

It sounds like you are preparing and that is half the battle! You got this girl...woo hoo!

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In told myself i need to know the truth !

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

This morning in woke up and told myself no more denial , get on that scale & see my actual weight ! i had reset my weight on monday , i guessed where i thought i was by how my clothes had changed sizes . i was going to wait till monday to see how far off i was , but this morning i got up and said waiting till monday is not going to change things you need to know now so you can start today no more waiting !!!!! i got on the scale & closed my eyes , after a min i looked down & was surprised to see i was 20 pounds off !!! i had convinced myself i was 20 pound heavier than i actually was !!! i am still 5 pounds lower than when i started last year . This time i am going to take it slower , last year i was on a mad dash to loose as much as possible because of the wedding , i was sparking , in biggest looser at work , and my sister in laws all started Weight Watchers and everyone was comparing their loss to mine all the time , it was too much pressure , after the wedding i felt like i could live again i had felt soooo deprived , i told myself ill take 2 weeks off , well 2 weeks turned into 4 which turned into 5 months , there were changes at work ( I'm gone 12hrs a day now ) & family issues & i am waiting for gallbladder surgery and in pain most of the time, i was told it will be at least another 4 1/2 months to see a surgeon :( But i am not going to let all that defeat me , i will do this but at my own pace this time .

  
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TALVARADO6 10/3/2012 8:48PM

    Glad that it was not as bad as you thought. Good job for being brave and jumping on that scale to face the facts. You can do it!!!

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JENSDAY1012 10/3/2012 9:35AM

    emoticon Crazy how we let our minds play tricks on us isn't it? I do the exact same thing when I know I've gained. I stress myself out so much and think I've gained a million pounds and it's never as bad as I thought it would be. You'd think I'd learn already! LOL emoticon emoticon

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DEBJAE 10/3/2012 8:48AM

    4 1/2 months until surgery???? Second opinion maybe or another route...that seems like an awful long time to wait, especially suffering through it!

Depriving ourselves never seems to last in the long run. Hope you're able to find a happy-medium where your food is both treats (in moderation) and healthy choices.

You've got a starting point now...I know you can do this!

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SUZBOISANNE 10/3/2012 8:27AM

    I like your positive taking charge outlook.... Very best wishes on your journey!! It's all about today!!! emoticon

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I told myself i would not let this happen again !

Monday, October 01, 2012

Here i am , starting over again from scratch , i told myself i would not let myself gain back all the weight i lost & i did ! I have not weighed myself in months , i just can't do it ! I had to go buy new clothes because none of my jeans fit . i am totally uncomfortable in my body ! I told my husband over the weekend no more junk in the house , i worked out last night for the first time in months ! i brought a healthy lunch , i am officially starting over ! i have to make myself a priority !

All Summer i have been working & away from the house 12 hrs a day , dealing with family issues that i should not have to deal with & i am awaiting surgery and in pain most of the time . These issues have caused the workouts and eating plan to totally disappear :(

It's time to get back on track ! So now i have to find the courage to get on the scale so i can reset all my goals . I can do it ! no excuses !

  
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CHEESKY 10/4/2012 9:29PM

    I'm glad to see you back! :) You know I'll cheer you on!
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BLUEFAIRYTALE 10/2/2012 6:01PM

  Oh I totally know how you feel hun. I did the same thing, getting off tracking and gaining all of my weight back, and also struggled with family issues from it. I don't know why it's so easy to get off the wagon but it us. But you will feel better once you get started again. Remember its a journey, take it one day at a time, and put you and your health first. Keep sparking, we are all here for you. emoticon

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DEBJAE 10/2/2012 11:49AM

    It's too easy to get caught up in busy life and let our healthy habits dwindle. We've all been there and are here for your support! You've got the right idea...but remember to take your measurements and go by those as well as to how your clothes fit...the scale can be so deceiving and depressing!

Write your goals down...I put them on paper or somewhere that I am constantly reminded to stay on track...it helps when I'm getting out of a rut but once I'm used to seeing it, I kind of forget it's there. So, after a while and you feel like you've made some progress...set some new goals :))

I know you can do this!!

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JENSDAY1012 10/1/2012 11:36PM

    I hate stepping on that stupid scale! It's the worst feeling when you know you haven't been making yourself a priority. It's so scary to think about what might show up. But it's better to know than not know! And I know you're brave enough to know. You're more than just a number. I let that stupid machine have so much power over me. If I ever work up the nerve, I'm going to take that thing out back and show it who's boss.. You got this! Whatever the result, you're already on your way. emoticon Do it to it girl!

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TALVARADO6 10/1/2012 9:49PM

    That must be discouraging! I know it's hard sometimes to stay on track, but it is so important! Well, it is a new month, so you get a fresh start. Work hard, set goals, maybe get an accountability partner, and rock it this month. You'll be back in shape in no time!! You can do it! I believe in you!

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QUEENAQUATIAN 10/1/2012 7:16PM

    Thank you for your note of encouragement! Right there with you... and judging by the amount of people in agreement... we're gonna need a bigger boat. emoticon

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NSBRIDE2010 10/1/2012 1:37PM

    You CAN do this, girl! I did the same thing, lost 25 pounds for my wedding back in 2010, worked my ASS off to do it, then gained it all back, plus 7 more! I am back on the train big time, we can be weight loss journey buddies if you'd like! Inbox me! :)

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DISP715 10/1/2012 10:29AM

    Girlfriend, you and I are in the same boat (check out my blog, if you are interested). Isn't it amazing how many times we allow ourselves to become "unconscious" and fall back into terrible habits? I have an awful work schedule also, work nights a lot, and they really cause havoc on my diet and exercise plans. HOWEVER, we are capable of choices and we have to believe that we can make the right ones. So, hang in there. You can do this, do NOT deprive or diet, just make better choices. HUGS!!!

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