MAMALIZ1955's SparkPeople Blog MAMALIZ1955's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community "When you don't know what you're doing it's best to do it quickly" - Jase #DuckDynasty So, here is a quick update: I have not posted, or kept up with anything on the site. Which is a really correct way of saying.. hell, I have fallen off the wagon, with excuses, bargaining, blinders on oh and did I mention that I have not been on my healthy lifestyle in a while. <BR> <BR> I suck.. OK all done with beating myself up. On the good side.. I must have been doing something right.. I have not put on any weight.. which is a total surprise! <BR> <BR> OK my Doc was not happy with me...... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:18:54 EST Go bra less ... it pulls the wrinkles from your face! Ha, for those of you out there that are still having the turkey waddle problem and don't have the funds to get a "area" done, this is the solution. Happy Friday to ya Fri, 7 Dec 2012 15:27:06 EST All Quiet on the Diet Front -- Please give me your thoughts After my Thanksgiving Eating Marathon I have decided to be quiet for a bit. I actually got back on the eating healthy wagon just yesterday. Nine days of eating fun. Burger King Chicken Tenders rock. Oh, and there is a bakery in St. Helens, OR, Houlton Bakery that has the most amazing pastries and bread. Lets not forget 5 Guys for burgers and fries. And let us not forget the entire Turkey Day meal, 3 times, plus turkey and dumplings and all that left over pie. Here is the really weird part...... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 18:29:05 EST Excuses are for people who don't want it bad enough. OK! Since Wednesday 12/21/12 lots of food has gone in my big mouth. So have, many, many excuses. Eating the way I should is not easy. The Thanksgiving Gorging Marathon caused, if not a weight gain (and I cannot see how it could not have) but some great, and I mean, really great excuses. <BR> I actually MEASURED the cornbread dressing (1 cup), the butter and cream smashed potatoes (1 cup), candied yams (1 cup), gravy (1/2 cup), cranberry sauce (1/2 cup) and the roll and butter (1 t on the butt... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:09:10 EST Dear Fat, Please morph yourself into muscle. Sincerely, Me Please excuse my amazement, but 28 pounds have disappeared from my body. I did not realize that I was carrying an extra 28 pounds on my Ta-Ta's. Well, maybe not the entire 28, but at least 18 of it. Believe it or not, some was lost on my feet(?) My Romeo's are swimming on me. Either I have shrunk or my pants have grown 1 size. <BR> <BR> Looking at my face.. well, it might not be so great to have disappearing weight. I am not a young woman, and with the fat in my face it was like, fuller. N... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:45:20 EST There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the Heavens: From Ecclesiastes 3 <BR> <BR> I have been thinking about where I am "season" wise. I tried to be a good daughter, but in the end my parents were disappointed. That was on them, not me. A good wife, yes, yes, yes. I was loved and I loved well and long. If you screw up raising your kids, well there is nothing you can do to make up for that screw up. And My hubby and I did a good job. I hope I did a good job being with my husband when he died after a long illness. <BR> <BR> Then the wheels fe... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 14:05:05 EST Gaining Control, Again Yes, I did that. I take full responsibility. I can try to justify but the results are the same. It was not even good stuff that I overate. It was KFC, a really bad French Dip, McDonald's for heavens sake. Not drinking water.. but drinking SoB Zero. <BR> <BR> I GAINED 6 pounds this week. My friend Judy thinks that some of it is water gain from eating so much junk. Why did I do this? There was nothing particular going on. I went a couple of days and did not journal what I ate. Because if I wo... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 00:20:09 EST “Achievement has no color” &#8213; Abraham Lincoln Please vote on November 6th. My Mom always said if you don't vote you can't bitch about what government is doing. Despite the big money for ads on TV, and the talking heads on TV and in print media, this election will not be bought. Both parties have spent 2 Billion dollars to persuade us to their particular point of view. In the end, it us "we, the people" who will decide this election. <BR> <BR> We say we are so divided that it will be impossible to govern. Really? Why is that? What happen... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:14:38 EST Everyone Asks for a Miracle Lap Band, Quick Trim, Cabbage Diet, easy right? NO.. I have looked in to the Lap Band, seems like a lot of stuff to go through to go on a diet, because YOU do have to go on a diet. I have spend a fortune hoodia, green tea, slim fast. I even did Jenny Craig! <BR> <BR> In the end, there is no miracle. Just fat ole me. Changing a behavior is hard. That is what overeating is. Until I got my head around that idea I was just playing at "getting skinny." So, mind made up THIS TIME I am going to do ... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:35:18 EST When there's nothing left to say, you know it's time to start the next chapter of your life. After my hubby died I became a lunatic. It took almost 3 years to be "me" again. So, during my lunacy I was with a man that I should have never been with. I turned away from God. I was not there for my family. And I put on 100 pounds. <BR> <BR> My friend, Mia, said that I took a cul-de-sac in the road of life. Life was so much better when drama was when someone stole your juice box, and the hardest decisions were weather to use the blue or green crayon. This grown up stuff is not for sissy's... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:28:06 EST " When you blame and criticize others, you are avoiding some truth about yourself." ~ Deepak Chopra I have been thinking about why I got fat. Yes, I am not large, or overweight or plump or whatever the current tag word is. I AM FAT! I did not get fat eating Twinkies. I love good cheese or flavored coffee creamer... or ... or ... or. <BR> <BR> Yes, women on my Mother's and Father's family are and were fat, too. Believe it, I used that one for a excuse for a long time. Or my husband is sick, so I eat to cope, My husband is dead, so I eat to cope, I am living on my own for the first time in... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 11:27:29 EST DIET stands for Did I Eat That? Yes, I did! And I refuse to feel guilty about it. Yep, a Milky Way, my favorite. It was wonderful, just as I knew it would. Chocolate and caramel, smooth and rich. <BR> <BR> So, all that being said, I cannot feel guilty about this. I am NOT going to bring the hammer down on myself. Am I eating healthy? Yes, I am. I did not go off the road, I kind of took a ride in to a cul de sac on the road to being a healthy weight. Tue, 9 Oct 2012 13:03:16 EST