MAKI34's SparkPeople Blog MAKI34's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Still trying to get it together. Well like my title says it. I'm still struggling to find a routine again. THe baby is still waiking up at night, (she is only 1 1/2 months old) so I'm still super tired and have no desire to work out. I did get myself to do some arm exercises. I've also been busy trying to get my new Avon business up and running so that has me kind of busy and stressing out at times. If any of you are Avon lovers or Mark lovers feel free to visit my store and order directly. They have some really good deals g... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:45:21 EST Aaaa this gut. Well I was doing so good at not worrying about the post baby belly but lately it's really starting to bug me. And I think I've been bloated the last couple of days so that makes it look even worse. I know it can't magically dissapear but oh my gosh does it make me mad. And what makes things even WORSE is that I'm still using my pregnancy pants because that's the only thing that fits right now besides sweat pants. And I was okay with that but then when I look down it looks like if I was 3 mont... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 14:21:11 EST Running on no sleep...... My kids have never been good sleepers. I'm hoping this little one is much better cause I can't loose this weight with no sleep. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:36:04 EST Had my baby and now I'm back. So excited to be back and get this baby weight off. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:43:53 EST Great new addition! It's me +1 now! Mon, 21 May 2012 14:51:08 EST HOw bad do I want this? Thoughts anyone? Tue, 1 May 2012 20:04:27 EST Why are we woman so weird!!??? Well maybe not all of us, but definately me! Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:05:22 EST Slow and Steady! YEs I did it! Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:22:01 EST Happy Tuesday! Pinterest work out kicking my butt! Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:27:56 EST This week's plan! GOOD MORNING SPARKFRIENDS! <BR> <BR> Another week starting, another Monday morning, a new chance to start fresh! That's why I love Mondays, it gives me a chance to start over. <BR> <BR> Well after a long week of period HELL and a weekend of overeating this Monday the scale read 173. So that's 3 pounds of water right????? hahahaha! I hope so. But it's okay because this week I'm going to kick butt! Or atleast I hope so! hahahaha! <BR> <BR> The plan is to pre-count all my calories for each da... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:02:55 EST All this period talk jynxed me! :( Aaaaa and I also got these 3 horrible pimples in the middle of my forehead!!!! Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:59:01 EST This BLOG is for GIRL'S EYES ONLY! Sorry about the lighting! Mon, 9 Apr 2012 15:40:04 EST Why so much bloggin? Chicken tacos anyone? THANKS SO MUCH FOR WATCHING AND COMMENTING! Thu, 5 Apr 2012 16:09:04 EST I finally said NO! So I have a sister who is obsessed with loosing weight. She does everything and anything. She has been successful and she works very hard to keep it up. So you would think she would be the first one to support me when I'm trying to stick to my plan. <BR> <BR> Well I go over her house once a week for work related issues, and I stay all day so I have to eat lunch there. I usually don't take lunch with me because she offers to share with me. BUT lately I've told her I'm watching what I eat so ... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 09:47:52 EST M is for Motivated start to this Monday! My little story of how I joined a softball league! Mon, 2 Apr 2012 14:04:24 EST Need some recommendations!! Open to suggestions! Hope everyone has a happy and successful weekend! Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:31:02 EST Crap what happened to my will power? I need to vent! I need to let it out! I don't know what's going on. I was doing so good last week. I had wonderful will power, I was sticking to my plan. But for some reason this week I just haven't been able to stick with my goals. <BR> <BR> I do think I might be reacting too harshly because even though I haven't stuck to my plan I haven't been anywhere near my horrible habits from last month. I haven't truly binged on anything or stuffed myself every meal. It's just that for some reason t... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:21:16 EST All Moved In~ FInally got this blog up. <BR> <BR> I did want to ask something else. Is anyone anemic, because ever since the move I haven't been able to recoperate. I've been sooooooooooo tired (it's been almost a month since the move) and no matter how much I try to sleep I feel so weak. I was reading that this is a sing of being anemic. I was anemic while pregnant with my son but he's 3 now. So not sure what's going on. It's making me a little nervous. Any advice? <BR> <BR> THanks for reading and watch... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:49:20 EST MOVING!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally moving out and hopefully no more excuses! Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:08:38 EST What's going on with me...... Checking in with an update of why I've been gone for so long. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:25:16 EST Getting more comfortable.... Hello Sparkfriends. Yes it's me, I'm not lost forever. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to check in and let you know that I'm still alive and kicking. <BR> <BR> I haven't really utilized Sparks's tools lately. I haven't logged my food in and I haven't blogged or anything else. I guess just being lazy or busy. One of the two. I also haven't continued with the ear patches thingy I had tried with my mom. I really wasn't loosing much and the truth is I have lost more on my own than with them. The only th... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:46:18 EST Good then Bad..... Well my title says it all. In the 22 days that I have been absent from Sparks I have done GOOD and then BAD and then Good. <BR> <BR> I had been doing so good, I was being really good sticking to my plan and I had myself weighing 160. Then the horrible slips and then the weekend and then just being lazy and having no will power for the last 2 weeks put me back to 163 lbs. and super bloated. It's incredible how bloated you can get. Uggh! This week it's also been on and off. Monday I was good ... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 20:20:42 EST Long time no see. Goodness gracious, feels like an eternity since I have been on here. I missed you guys already. Well life has gotten quite busy. I don't think I had ever been so busy before in my life, but I actually enjoy it this way. Unfortunately it doesn't leave me enough time to get on Sparks. But oh well, balance, balance, balance! <BR> <BR> Lets see, hmmm, I guess I can say I have had some progress in all this time. I have lost about 2 pounds and a total of 6 pounds since getting back on track around... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 16:07:50 EST Happy with results! Just like my title says it, "I'M HAPPY WITH MY RESULTS" from my weigh in this past Saturday! <BR> <BR> 4 pounds! I lost four pounds in about 1 week. I'm at 166 lbs. I don't know what to say besides that I'm glad I'm finally able to get my groove back! I was in such a HUGE RUT that I couldn't seem to escape and finally I broke free. <BR> <BR> Thanks to the support of all my Spark friends and just finding drive from deep inside. I'm still not 100% active. I'm lacking in my exercise but I am... Mon, 23 May 2011 16:27:37 EST I'm finally fighting back! Hi everybody! Well after much struggling and defeat I'm happy to say that I'm slowly finally fighting back! This week so far has been much better than other weeks. <BR> <BR> I finally decided that I have to do this. I have to be strong. I'm not going at it as strictly as other times or as hard because of my living situation which makes it hard. BUT I finally was able to eat better and control my portions especially when I did allow myself to eat not so healthy stuff. So far this week I have... Thu, 19 May 2011 11:03:21 EST Still struggling. Hi guys. Well I had a video blog ready that I had filmed this past Monday were I vent about how hard things were being but that I was going to try to stay on track this week. Well it's Thursday and I have totally lost all will, so I didn't want to put up a false video. <BR> <BR> Things are just not good. Not only have I gained back what little I had lost from the weight I had gained but I have gained even more. Hahaha sounds like a tongue twister. Basically I feel like I tripled my weight. ... Thu, 5 May 2011 10:57:41 EST This really sucks!!!!!!!!!! Sorry about the poor sound and video quality! Fri, 8 Apr 2011 16:49:04 EST Darn cheap camera! Sorry about my venting on this crapy camera! Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:52:35 EST I'm going nuts not being able to video blog. Hi everyone! I really missed talking to you guys. Unfortunately my camera decided to die on me and not work. I'm really going nuts because I really need to video blog. And I have to admit that I got so use to just doing my videos instead of having to type them out. Yes yes I know I'm being lazy, but it's so much easier to say everything I want to share with you guys and it's easier to convey my feelings. And so much has happened that I don't think I could write it all. But I'm going to try m... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:05:00 EST Happy Hump Day! Does anybody else feel like eating more when their TOM comes around? Wed, 2 Mar 2011 17:32:53 EST Long long blog. Okay this is the third time I'm trying to upload this video! Hopefully the third time is the sharm! Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:26:58 EST Another pound off! Keep your fingers crossed that I can be good the rest of the day! Sat, 26 Feb 2011 15:13:15 EST 2 pounds and a new haircut! What a good day. 2 pounds off and rocking a new hairdo! Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:41:00 EST Peanut Butter Cookies I just wanted to share with you guys that lately my daughter and I have been on a baking high! Hahaha! See she would always ask me to bake cookies with her but I never wanted too because I knew I would end up eating them all. How selfish of me right. <BR> <BR> Well finally last week I decided to stop being so selfish. We were over at a friend's house and her daugther who's 9 baked cookies all by herself and had her own recipe book. So ofcourse my daughter was so amazed by this and wanted to ... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:20:13 EST Here we go again.................. My explanation of a diet, ticker time, and shopping spree. Mon, 21 Feb 2011 18:58:54 EST Bad week! I haven't been able to get back on track. Just feeling really overwhelmed with everything. Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:46:34 EST Scale Issues! Needed to vent about my scale drama. I'm getting tired of not being able to wear any of my clothes. I'm getting tired of t-shirts and loose pants. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 13:45:28 EST My silly blog. This has got to be my silliest blog ever. Well since I can edit them, you get the freshly made and full of bloopers video! Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:34:14 EST I couldn't wait........... Yes I admit that sometimes I'm a slave to my scale. Wed, 9 Feb 2011 14:32:37 EST New week, new buddy, new taste buds! Just wanted to start the week off with a new blog and update on what's going on in my little old life! Tue, 8 Feb 2011 14:45:39 EST Week udate. Just wanted to share how my week went. Fri, 4 Feb 2011 13:07:07 EST 7 Pounds! Just wanted to do my week update and let you know how my first week back went. Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:10:16 EST HI AGAIN EVERYONE! Hi everyone! I tried really hard not to make this video too long. I had so much I wanted to say to all of my Sparkfriends. I'm just glad to be back and being able to video blog again! Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:37:25 EST Rough times. If feels like an eternity since I've logged into Sparks and an even longer eternity since I've last blogged. And my darn camera broke so I can't get my therapy in by video blogging! :( Oh well. <BR> <BR> I wanted to thank all those Spark Friends who in my absence have reached out to me! Thank you so much! <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> The truth is that I'm going through another very rough time in my life. It just feels like my life has been all rough patches and only a few smooth and happy ones!... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 15:33:24 EST Hang in there! Sorry I rambled on. But I'm just so happy to finally be starting to get back on track! Tue, 14 Sep 2010 18:22:49 EST Love doing Video Blogs. Sorry about the crunchy noise, I was giving my son tortilla chips. Thu, 2 Sep 2010 15:48:27 EST Finally catching up to me. So the weight seems to finally be catching up with all my bad eating. I feel so bloated, so much bigger, and my pants are tight again! <BR> <BR> I'm so mad at myself for always letting myself go back to that place. I ruin all my progress. And the worst part is that for some reason this time around it is way harder for me to get back on track. I don't know why but I can't seem to stop wanting to eat eat eat and eat bad foods! Maybe cause things are extra stressful right now, how they haven't... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 13:23:43 EST Checking in. Finally, I was able to actually make a quick blog. Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:51:22 EST Paintball Shooting Just a thougth that came to mind as I was paintball shooting. <BR> <BR> Sorry about my face being chopped off most of the video. I didn't realize it was like that and I didn't feel like refilming it. Mon, 9 Aug 2010 18:17:54 EST Nutrition Tracker Wish me luck with the grocery list! LOL! Fri, 6 Aug 2010 20:52:39 EST