MACCBOW's SparkPeople Blog MACCBOW's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Sharing Helpful Information: Diastasis Recti: Lower Back Pain, and Protruding Tummy: June 23, 2013 Diastasis Recti: Lower Back Pain, and Protruding Tummys: Hi Friends, I found out about something, and thought I'd share. It seems no matter how much weight I lose, my tummy still stays large, and poofed out in front! I learned about something called Diastasis Recti. It is well worth looking up! Also, for friends with lower back pain, PLEASE look this up! Diastiaesis Recti is a condition where the muscles that normally go down the front of your tummy, have separated, and instead of runni... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 13:04:46 EST 3/23/13: 60 Pound Mark Today!! Over My 1/2 Way Point!! I am PSYCHED!! I hit the 60 pounds lost mark today! March 23, 2013! Now, I'm past my Half way point by .50 of a pound!! Weight loss has slowed down a lot, but still going in the proper direction!! Happy Girl Today!! YAY!! I thank the Dear Lord for ALL HIS HELP!!! Sat, 23 Mar 2013 23:38:52 EST Today I Hit 50 Pound Loss! Thurs. Feb. 7, 2013 I thank God for all His help in helping me to lose weight in a healthy manner. Today, I hit the 50 pounds lost mark!! Yay! This is especially nice since, I've been on a 19 day hold.... bouncing up and down between the same 3-4 pounds, no real loss. 19 days is a lot of time being "on hold," but, yesterday is the day it finally broke, and today was even better!! <BR> <BR> Yay!! 50 pounds gone!! Or, as my husband would say, that's like losing 10 bags of potatoes!! :D Thu, 7 Feb 2013 22:53:46 EST Thanking God for arriving at ONEDERLAND today!!! :D Tuesday January 15, 2013: Today I hit ONEDERLAND!!! <BR> Today, I hit Onederland!!!! Only if for .4 pounds, it is UNDER 200 pounds!!! 199.6 poounds!! I am PSYCHED!!! THIS IS THE FIRST TIME, since I can not remember when,.... probably at least 11 years, that the FIRST digit on my scale was a 1, and not a 2!!! OUT of the 200s, and into the 100s!!! YAHOO!!! Thanking the Dear Precious Lord for all HIS help!!!! :D :D :D <BR> Thank You Dear Lord for helping me to get to ONEDERLAND!!! Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:17:27 EST My Sister's Birthday, plus New Year's Eve, December 31, 2012, I hit the 40 pound loss mark!!! :D Today, My Sister's Birthday, plus, New Year's Eve, the last day of the year, December 31, 2012, I hit the 40 pound loss mark!!! YAHOO!! I'm so PSYCHED!!! Happy Happy Birthday to My Sister, and a Very Happy Start to the New Year!! I am sooo happy!! I was getting close, but I always fluctuate so much, it's so cool that I hit the mark Today, and on my LOVED SISTER'S BIRTHDAY TOO!! She will be ECSTATIC for me!! :D WHEEEEE!!!!!! YAHOO!!! :D <em>383</em> <em>9</em> <em>224</em... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:00:29 EST Merry Christmas!! Thanks To God! Merry Christmas!! So very grateful to God! To quote the music group "Downhere": <BR> .... "How many kings step down from their thrones? How many lords have abandoned their homes? How many greats have become the least for me? And how many gods have poured out their hearts To romance a world that is torn all apart How many fathers gave up their sons for me?"..... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 22:21:47 EST Funny Birthday Cake! It's my birthday today. My husband got me a beauuutiiful cake with BLUE flowers, and beautiful clear-pastel-purple writing on it. :D I was surprised he got a cake for me!! :D YUP!! I had cake!!! The remainder of the cake is now wrapped up triple-fold, and in the freezer! We joked around today, bc we call eachother, "My Dear." Anyway, everyone in my family is trying/or should be trying to lose weight, so, not much of the cake was eaten. But, the writing part said, "Happy Birthday, My Dear" on ... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:26:36 EST Thanksgiving Left-Overs Learning Process No more leftovers for Maccbow! :D Up a whopping 4.4 pounds since Thanksgiving! Even though the left-overs I ate were very small small portions, I learned that they are just tooo many calories, and too much fat for a lot of the items. I don't like being up 4.4 pounds, but it is a learning process, and now I've learned!! :D Anyway, when it starts saying, "Maccbow lost____pounds!!", remember, I'll really be re-losing it; it won't be "real" losses until I lose past the next 4.4 Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:11:52 EST Colts/Jets Football Game!! My Darling Daughter took me to the Colts/Jets game today!! It was fantastically FUN, even though my Colts lost BIG TIME. (They really are a brand new team now... no Peyton Manning, and SO MANY of my original players are gone... sniff.) Anyway, it was such a fun time!!! Food-wise, the stadium was overwhelmed with a thousand won-der-ful smells of the fantastic "stadium food"!! The smells were so wonderful! I didn't have any of it, and I stayed on my plan. But, I can truly say that I very... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 20:40:41 EST Weight Fluctuation A little disappointed today. Since early-mid September, I haven't had 1 bit of food off of my program, not a teeny-tiny crumb, not even an extra teaspoon of soup, but this morning, I found myself with a 2 pound gain. It's common knowledge that weight does, indeed, fluctuate, but it's not fun when there's a gain. I've already been through a small plateau, and they're not fun either, but gaining is REALLY not fun. <em>39</em> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 17:42:31 EST