MAIHOT's SparkPeople Blog MAIHOT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 6045 times. My page views, so will make it worthwhile from now own for people to view my page. Thats a lot of views, and i am embarrassed that I am just here on spark people not making ANY progress. That is all going to change. I have a Gala to attend August 26th, first time ever being in a ball gown, and I want to look good. <BR> <BR> I am adding a picture so you see how I look as off today May 26 2011. <BR> I am not proud of it at all but I DO WANT TO CHANGE. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Thu, 26 May 2011 02:34:10 EST Makeover/ Do over/ Start over! 5/26/11 07/12/2010 1:25 am(original) <BR> <BR> Philippians 4:13 (King James Version) <BR> 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. <BR> <BR> Areas that need addressing <BR> <BR> Faith, Time Management, Procrastinating, Consistency, Commitment, Discipline, Cleanliness, Organization, Character, Study Habits, Bad Habits (T.V). <BR> <BR> My Christian walk ~ What Can I do to be a better Christian. <BR> <BR> ~ Bible Study Everyday/ Quite time and Prayer, journaling. <BR> <BR> ~ B... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 04:33:51 EST Copy and post blog game!!! ANOTHER QUESTIONS GAME! <BR> To play, copy and paste into your blog, then change the answers. You are not allowed to duplicate answers; you must use different ones!!! <BR> <BR> 1. Name something you use in the shower? <BR> Soap <BR> <BR> 2. Something people hate to find on their windshield? <BR> Cracks <BR> <BR> 3. Name something a man might buy before a date? <BR> beer <BR> <BR> 4. What is something you cook in the microwave? <BR> tv dinners <BR> <BR> 5. Name a piece of furniture ... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 16:26:29 EST Mommy ummmm your FAT!!! So today my 4 yr old son told me "mommy looks like you gonna have a baby" at which point he proceeded to pinch my belly repeatedly. Ok so maybe i put on 40lbs but i did not think my kids really noticed. <BR> <BR> I suppose I am not happy in my skin anymore. I have had too much on my plate and inorder to balance it all I kinda let myself go and gained back the lost 35lbs and 5lbs more for good measure. I am so inspired by all my spark peeps and all the weight loss blogs I follow, i just real... Sun, 16 May 2010 20:25:38 EST make quilt out of old clothes... I just saw one of the neatest things ever my spark buddies are soooo cweative. A lady who looks awesome made a blanket out of her old jeans that is weigh cool and I will definately be stealing that plan. I am doing ok today just really tired. I feel a lot better than I did after my last blog. Sat, 10 Apr 2010 02:18:42 EST WHY??? Why am I not motivated?. I am in such a slump, I am not motivated to pray and do my bible study, I am not motivated to do my school work(even though I can not fail this semester), I am not motivated to clean my house, I am not motivated to exercise. I just feel like I am in this rut, and I need to get out of it. I don't need therapy or any psychiatric help because I already know what the outcome will be and what I will be advised to do. I think I know what the problem is, I lack motivation an... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 22:37:43 EST MY kids are my Life Awee Friday is movie night at my house a lil tradition that has taken hold by accident, my kids really look forward to this night. In a sense too I realllllllly look forward to this night, its our night they really get into it and I can be myself around my kids that is just beautiful and i love it. I laughed sooooo hard tonight I cried and it made my babies happy. I am smiling as I put in this entry because it warms my heart when i think of their cute little laughs and how it made them happy ... Sat, 6 Feb 2010 00:32:35 EST HAPPY BDAY MoMzie So today is my mama's birthday and I cheated but I dont feel so bad because, I am usually not as good as I have been all week. I exercised 4 out of 6days so far and I consider that a big feet compared to whats been happeneing in the past. I just need to fight the sugar urge ,if I can get that under control I can do anything I put my mind to. <BR> <BR> I am done with making excuses. I am my own biggest obstacle. I really need to grow up and realise that I have 3 children that I am raising an... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 20:46:18 EST Doing It!!! So I am actually doing it, I am actually following through with things that I put on paper. I spent an hour at the YMCA at the pool and did 20 laps. This am I walked almost 3 miles after I dropped of my kids. I feel good and I know it can be done I just need to pace myself. Happy Sparking y'all. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:12:09 EST A new Day 1 DON'T QUIT <BR> by Edgar A. Guest <BR> <BR> When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, <BR> when the road you're trudging seems all uphill, <BR> when the funds are low and the debts are high, <BR> and you want to smile but you have to sigh, <BR> when care is pressing you down a bit - rest if you must, <BR> but don't you quit. <BR> <BR> Life is queer with its twists and turns. <BR> As everyone of us sometimes learns. <BR> And many a fellow turns about when he might have won had he stuck... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 03:26:06 EST Sparkpoints I really dont get it, how do people get 5000 pts a month. Do I have to live on or what. I want to know the secret so that i can get points too. I will try and be more dilligent in tracking and putting down my numbers. Mon, 27 Jul 2009 02:09:42 EST 12days to go 28days ago my mom and a close friend of mine Caroline started a 40days fast from sugar. I can not believe first of all that 28days have gone by and only 12 are left , less than 2weeks at that( I only cheated day 1 and 2). I am sooooooooo excited for it to be over and I am proud that I have managed to stick to it. I know now that once I make a commitment to do something I can do it. So that means I can do whatever i put my mind to right, well sorta. <BR> <BR> A few weeks ago i joined the Y a... Mon, 11 May 2009 01:28:32 EST from a group on Facebook.... 1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you <BR> walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant. <BR> <BR> 2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to GOD <BR> about what is going on in your life. <BR> <BR> 3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today. I am thankful for______________' <BR> <BR> 4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 25 Mar 2009 23:27:25 EST I dropped the Ball wow i have not lost any weight since christmas well what is that all abt its already march and no change. it can be very discouraging but I will NOT be discouraged at all. I am going to do it if it kills me I know I can do this. <BR> <BR> Happy Sparking my fellow spark buddies. <BR> <BR> Spring is already here in South Texas... <img src=""> Sat, 14 Mar 2009 01:48:31 EST once again... ok so a new month new resolutions yes resolutions the word that I am so afraid of, I have resolved to drop MAD weight. Watch this space.... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 23:00:13 EST Philipians 4:13 Yes I can!! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I will not give up or give in I am a conquerer. So what does this all mean for me. Well I have to put in the effort to . I literally just get by in life, well because God carries me I know. I could do so much more if I put in more effort. I kinda just bungle through life and I do not want to be like that, I have 3 young kids and I need to instill structure and discipline into their lives. I know that I can do this. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 00:20:37 EST 2 0 0 9 yeaaaahhh...this is the year. I can do this and I will do this 2009 is my year definately. I have all the tools, I can only lose weight and look hot in 09 I am so excited. I will also be turning the big 3 0 so that will be a greeat present to me an my children. My baby sis was just here and she looks great my mom will be 50 in a few weeks and she loks great I am the only one left even my 60 yr old dad exercises everyday. I have to get up and get going. <BR> <BR> its going to happen now ,I want my relationships to be heal... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 23:56:06 EST 11/30/08 I am challenging myself and making a promise to my self today on the last day of my november month that by the time my 30th roles around i will be in maintanence of the new me as in I will be maintaning my new weight and I will be ringing in 30 with a big bang. I am so excited tomorrow I am getting of my butt and getting going less talk more action is what I will try and do. i have to go to the gym no way my almost 60yr old dad can beat me her goes to the gym everyday without fail. In my case... Sun, 30 Nov 2008 07:12:05 EST Wow WOW WOW I am so overwhelmed with all the love my doneys and all my Spark Family have shown me I have never felt so much love as this that I felt today. I love you all from the bottom of my heart and I promise to make you all proud. thank you all so much for the support that you have shown me you guys rock this is our time we are going to shine. I am so done with 28 as someone said I love that onward bound. Take care all and have a great weekend. <img src=" Fri, 21 Nov 2008 00:24:08 EST Happy Birthday to ME!!! 11/20 this week has been the best week of my life I feel so many changes and I feel God present more than I ever have what a way to end the year with a BANG my year that is for tomorrow i beging a new yr the last in my 20something yrs and I intend to have a BLAST and enjoy this yr to the fullest. I am so blessed and I know this is just the tip of the iceberg. I love you all and thank you for the support that you have given me. Wed, 19 Nov 2008 22:49:25 EST November ALREADY!!!! Wow its Novemeber yet again and though I have not attained my 100lb goal I set for myself. What have I learned though in the past year. I have learned that anything that you put your mind to is attainable but it takes a lot of hard work and discipline and determination. Consistency is also a really big factor to the whole eqaution. I have managed to lose 25lbs because unlike the past yrs when I have tried to lose weight this time I actually put in an effort and made some changes. I also found... Mon, 3 Nov 2008 02:23:33 EST one day at a time... I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I am DONE making excuses DONE wasting precious time. I am blessed beyond measure and I need to give back. Today is going to be a great day I have already exercised need to just make the right food choices. Tue, 14 Oct 2008 11:24:56 EST my baby is 6 my oldest is 6 today I am so thankful to God for my 3 healthy babies. I pray to be a better mom hence forth and that will start by me being disciplined and focused. I am lacking at that and it makes me sad but i want to change for my kids sakes. Sun, 5 Oct 2008 04:23:25 EST out of 220sville can it really be is it true i am so excited whoooo hooooo Mon, 25 Aug 2008 01:25:56 EST the love I am feeling the love on sparks its awesome and I feel encouraged and like I have to be accountable you guys are awesome. I did not manage to exercise I had the blues but I will get to it tomorrow hope that everyone has a brilliant day tomorrow might not have my laptop for a while because my mother will be borrowing it. I am excited abt this journey. Toodles everyone.... Wed, 20 Aug 2008 00:48:20 EST moving SOUTH the scale is moving south....I lost 2lbs last week but I have to report that i did not work as hard as i should have maybe i would have lost more I am the queen of self sabotage....I love done girls and sparks in general. Mon, 18 Aug 2008 06:11:25 EST DONE I joined done girls and they are on fire I love the group so far watch out world seems the scale is moving south looks like i will be able to see onenderland soon hopefully by years end. and if i lose the 50lbs in 5mths that will be awesome because that will put me at 175 what I would do pple what I would do lol. Wish me luck hey and by the way I am at work that is why i am up i work overnite on the weekend. Mon, 11 Aug 2008 04:10:43 EST eating clean... I am trying my hardest to eat clean I had cereal and now i am having fruit now and this morning I kicked butt on the trail that I have picked out for my self I am feeling good and i think that if i stay consistent and self disciplined i will not want to self subbotage I cant wait for a healthier Sexier me to emerge. lol my mom woke me up and i went back to bed and got up almost 2hrs later I really need to work on that i have an excuse though i went to bed late because i was sparking see. ;)..... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 16:14:27 EST great day Well my momma woke me up and i was a lil annoyed at first but I know she means well and she has my best interest at heart. Well I proceded to go to the gym and i kicked butt do you hear me kicked it I did 3.17miles and on eliptical and treadmill combined and burned 512 calories that felt good. i am excited and determined now after all my mom who will be 50 in a few months exercises everyday and is looking great. I am excited for consistency and self discipline to become a big part of my life.... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 00:47:00 EST i am doing it... Well I am happy to say that I have been consistent and when i get done with this I am going to bed.I went to the Gym today and did 30 mins on the eliptical and 20mins on the treadmill AWESOME i love it and I love God he is so good to me and my family. <BR> <BR> this is a link to my moms vacation rental home check it out.... <BR> <BR> Goodnite. Wed, 23 Jul 2008 23:55:12 EST yay me....well mmm ok day started off good i walked this morning as planned 2.65 miles the I kept my pedometer on me all day and I have done a total of over 12000 steps and I ate fruit all day. ok so my kids asked me to prepare the traditional meal from Zimbabwe and i PIGGED out I was feeling so uncomfortable i put on my gym wear and went to the gym, I feel great but I am still up not good. I am happy though so that counts am falling in LOVE with Sparkpeople. Wed, 23 Jul 2008 00:31:59 EST I am back and ready to go!!!! I went to the gym I have been mopping around for too long oh how much time I have wasted I feel so lousy because i am overweight i went to the gym and i felt so much better. I spent a week in fl and that was wonderful I have platued again and that is because in florida i had a macchiato everyday and I was there monday to monday. I guess the weight that I lost so far its gone for good because i did it right. i will be patient while i work on these last 80lbs. <BR> <BR> God bless and happy spa... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 22:56:58 EST I am so mad at me I am mad at me but I have to forgive myself and pick up the pieces and persevere wow I suck dont I but at least I know that I am the only one standing in my way. I can do this I will do this. I plan to walk on the beach all next week because we are going with my mom sis and kids to FL for my late sisters 5yr memorial and some much deserved R & R. <BR> <BR> Watch this space. Fri, 13 Jun 2008 00:05:54 EST bootcamp day ? continuation yesterday I did not exercise but today I kicked butt I did my 50mins at the gym and i took my pedometer I did 2.82 miles approx 6000 steps I feel good and I am having a big big salad. I am excited I went to Burlington and before weightloss I was 18/20W I tried on dress pants 16regular and I was able to zip em up wow wow wow I am excited. Fri, 30 May 2008 22:04:14 EST bootcamp day 10 ok I cant resist with the blogging ok I did 70mins at the pool I really worked myself out lol and then just 15mins ago i just shared a gotta have it from coldstone creamery with my babies...bad but i wanted it at least now I can have something like that and know that I can control not having it and having it and I will not die yey me. Wed, 28 May 2008 21:56:35 EST bootcamp day 9 (what I hope to gain) hey all well today is day 9 I am so proud of me coz i usually quit after the first five days but not this time because i want it so so bad. Well today i did 50+ mins at the gym I did my usual 30mins on the eliptical and 20mins on the tread mill and in all i burnt 510cal yeeeeeeeeeeyy I am so excited for the end result. I will be going to the pool when i pick up the kids later on since they love it so much. I have decided that I will do the blogging thing once a week like a cumulative one and ... Tue, 27 May 2008 13:51:03 EST Week 2 bootcamp day 8 200 modified crunches and 25 modifiefed pushups. Monday for me is a wierd day because I work sat and sunday overnight and because it was memorial day my kids had the day off so you can imagine.I also have a picture update lovehandles are disappearing. Mon, 26 May 2008 22:51:01 EST bt camp day 7 05/25 I did it one week of booting well today i did 50mins at the gym i did 30 on my fav machine the Eliptical and then I did 20mins on the Treadmill and i burned 530calories I just hope I can stick with it. I am not so abt daily swimming because as you can all see i dont need a TAN and second i am having hair issues hopefully I can get around both things and work it out. I am at work as we speak its Monday am just did a nite shift that is why my blog is so late or early depending on how you look a... Mon, 26 May 2008 06:39:30 EST bootcamp day 6 I kicked butt and it was weigh in the morning today I went to the gym did the eliptical, and the treadmill 20mins a piece and I burnt 351 calories then I went to the pool for approx! 40mins swimming and aerobics. I am so stoked hey anyway I weigh 226 which shows a 3lb weight loss. YEY me I am so happy. Sat, 24 May 2008 14:18:25 EST bootcamp 5 05/23 Nothing to report today today Saturday is definately another day will make up for today. Happy Sparking Congrats Nichole Jones.... thanks FITGIRL15 your support and encouragement keep watching this space Sat, 24 May 2008 01:17:06 EST boot camp 4 05/22 yey me ok remember though 1st week is always perfect its after that i mess up and quit. So today I swam and swam it was good. I am still getting the hang of spark people and hope team leaders can be patient with me this site is greaaaaaaaaaaattttt thanks sparkguy. <BR> God is great and today I was kinda sad because I awoke to the news that Steven Curtis Chapman lost one of his kids one of his adopted daughters and even though I am sad I am also relieved that they know and love the Lord and so... Fri, 23 May 2008 01:07:08 EST bootcamp day 3 swimming and water aerobics while carrying my 35+lb son as a weight lol not as intense as I wanted today and that becauses I drove from Austin to dallas and back. I cleaned my place to help burn calories and ate good back to work tomorrow ;(. cant wait 4 first official weigh in Saturday. Wed, 21 May 2008 23:58:11 EST bootcamp day 2 Ok I am so excited I did 30mins on the eliptical, 15+mins of jumprope and I just did 45mins + at the pool I am so excited yipeeeeeeee. My biggest issue is consistency and I really have to work on that big time. Well so I checked my grades and I failed one of my classes and had I started my day like i used to be4 bootcamp I would be depressed now but I just shook it off and I am picking up and moving on I have to do well in all my classes from here on out. I can do all things in Jesus Christ w... Tue, 20 May 2008 13:33:44 EST Day 1 Bootcamp...05/19 I swam and did water aerobics for 80mins I am very proud of me and feeling it in my thighage and arms I also did 100 crunches 20+ modified push ups. I love swimming so I guess that will be my thing until I reach the 200 mark and I buy my bike oh what a day then i will bike and swim and jumprope. Okay its 12:17am and am still up not good since that is one of the problems that I have having a cuttoff time. Well here goes today is another day I need encouragement and to do the right thing for my... Tue, 20 May 2008 01:23:04 EST I did it ,I did it I did it day one of special K challenge and I did it 13 more days to go....yay I went to the gym and I kicked butt I feel so so Great wow I am optimistic thanks for all the kind words and encouragement. With God all this are possible. Mon, 17 Mar 2008 23:24:25 EST God is So Good to me I love him and I give him all Glory. Tue, 5 Feb 2008 17:03:48 EST I am going to the gym today I will ,I can do it, I will do it. Sat, 26 Jan 2008 15:12:53 EST going to bed... as soon as I post this blog. I went to school ,kids loved new baby sitter I feellike I can conquer anything I am so blessed. I feel like I have so much to achieve I feel like I can achieve can u hear me scream. Anyway so I promise to get off my behind and get to exercising and go to bed lol what did pple do before T.V.right....anyway I am rambling coz I am so excited bout the good things to come. okay its 3mins past my bed time gotta go amhappy tho. Thu, 24 Jan 2008 22:53:02 EST Consistency I lack consistency maybe its because I have no one that I am really accountable for I am still up but last nite I made it to bed early but tonite I am still up and I am not doing anything my school books and papers are everywhere. I have wasted so many hrs already this year alone I really need a turn around. I feel like the negatives in my life outweigh the positives. I lost approximately 6lbs in the last 2weeks and all I did was change my eating habits and walk the dog at my Job.I have a lon... Thu, 24 Jan 2008 00:16:37 EST Will I ever get it right. I been a mom for 5 and a half years and I still don't have it down pat yet, how do those other mom's that seem to be super moms do it. I guess it doesen't help that I am a single mommy. My oldest is 5 and she seems to be going through something I don't understand and I wish I could but I am afraid of messing up and pushing my kids away and she is only 5years old my oldest that is. Anyway I dont know I guess its just on my mind a lot I dont want to be a failure. Everyone says I am doing a grea... Mon, 21 Jan 2008 23:02:34 EST