MARYMAZILLA's SparkPeople Blog MARYMAZILLA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Week done One week done and I'm feeling successfull about it Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:40:00 EST Day 4 Scale victory -11 lbs. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:22:06 EST One more day on track. Stayed busy but didn't fail. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:13:15 EST Day 2 Going well staying the coarse. 🤗 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:22:06 EST Back at it again. Bad knees have brought me to reality. Back on the health focus. Day 1 successful Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:46:10 EST Sparks save me from myself 7/16/2016 Yestrrday Started tracking again. Neglected my needs and got way off program. Gained 35 lbs. It's very easy to lose ones self and fall back into old habits. I feel happy that I began eating and Journaling again Go me. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:52:43 EST control your cravins!!!!!!! this is interresting and helpful. So I thought I would share <img src=""> Tue, 29 May 2012 19:32:47 EST Embracing Change Embracing Change <BR> “Realize that every second that you are not taking action is another day living the life you so desperately want to change.” <BR> - Jim Smith <BR> <BR> Morning Michiganders and all who lurk. <BR> <BR> Change is very important to WLSers. It starts from the first time we look at the numbers and say man this has got to stop and never seems to end. We are always evaluating our process and determining how to stabilize or adjust our life styles. <BR> <BR> And today I eval... Fri, 11 May 2012 16:58:04 EST This applies to my struggles with weight loss and is so inspiring! God grant me the serenity <BR> to accept the things I cannot change; <BR> courage to change the things I can; <BR> and wisdom to know the difference. <BR> Living one day at a time; <BR> Enjoying one moment at a time; <BR> Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; <BR> Taking, as He did, this sinful world <BR> as it is, not as I would have it; <BR> Trusting that He will make all things right <BR> if I surrender to His Will; <BR> That I may be reasonably happy in this life <BR> a... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 10:15:18 EST Day 5 of the 5 day protein coffee, (once of cold water, scoop of choc protein powder, pack of splenda, to make slurry, fill the rest of the cup with decaff, and a pack of non dairy creamer)water. <em>297</em> <BR> <BR> Day 5 of the 5 day: so far going good. not lost a lot of weight but I am back to tracking, and counting protein, cals, carbs, n fat grams. I was also able to dertermine that I must have uncounciously reverted to grazing, exspecially at night and not drinking my water. <BR> <BR> Now that I hav... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 09:47:33 EST Day4 of the 5 day. Day4 of the 5 day. I think it went pretty well, decidin what to eat, while at lunch with the girls was challenging, but the old faithful tuna salad got me through. I do feel my pouchi tension. So I guess that is good. Thu, 1 Mar 2012 23:33:36 EST Day3- of the 5 day <BR> <BR> Day3- of the 5 day I am starting to feel much more confident in my abilities to get back on program. yesterday, I stayed on target for day 2 even though I did desire some solid foods, I am not a tuna eater, so today I am baking some chicken breast ans will puverize it n the ninja, add some mayo and follow the plan. Taking dear hubby to the Dr. in Ann Arbor today so it may be challenging since I will be out of the house for the day! Wed, 29 Feb 2012 04:37:36 EST Day 3 @ the 5-day P-Test.: Day3- of the 5 day I am starting to feel much more confident in my abilities to get back on program. yesterday, I stayed on target for day 2 even though I did desire some solid foods, I am not a tuna eater, so today I am baking some chicken breast ans will puverize it n the ninja, add some mayo and follow the plan. Taking dear hubby to the Dr. in Ann Arbor today so it may be challenging since I will be out of the house for the day! <BR> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 08:33:43 EST 5 day pouch testing in progress! day 1 Today I am going to be successful with the 5-day pouch test. The following Quote is so powerful and relly hit home for me. Thanks for putting the link in the docs. Randy's Weight Loss Page <BR> <link>!/groups/<BR>peoplewithweightlosssurgery/2465935487<BR>62891/?notif_t=group_activity </link> <BR> <BR> "When we fought to get the surgery we were personally empowered. We had to be, there aren't many advocates out there fighting on the behalf of the morbidly obes... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 08:33:05 EST I'm Back Well as we all know it is easy to side track or sway off the beaten path. Thankfully I have not regained, but I do feel sluggish and not as successful as I may have been had I continued on the road I had been on. <BR> Today is the beginning of getting back to basics. <BR> Take my vitamins <BR> drink 8 8oz of water <BR> get 60 to 120 grams of protein <BR> do 30 mins arobic activities <BR> Eat 3 meals and two snacks totaling between 1200 and 1350 in calories. <BR> <BR> What makes our minds pl... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 11:44:54 EST FAT 2 PHAT (day 9) Well been on track for 9 days. Tracking wow, Glad I started that back up! It is really keeping me accountable. <BR> Focus. Getting in 3 meals and 2 snack and my protein. That is my priority to staying focused <BR> Commitment: Being persistant and taking my vitamins and not forgetting that pm iron and c vitamins. <BR> Action: Staying away from Cabohydrate type snacks ( pretzel, crackers, chex mic and SF cookies) <BR> Result: Today I weighed in at 219.6lbs. it is progress! <BR> <BR> <em>249... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 17:55:18 EST Fat 2 PHAT (day 3) FOCUS: <BR> Keeping my eye on the prize. I do mental visualization of the inches and LBS melting away as I follow the rules. <BR> <BR> COMMITMENT: I am staying committed to my to my new life style and away from the carbs and fat. <BR> <BR> ACTION: Water water water then more water! <BR> <BR> RESULTS; 1 lbs down and being on track <BR> <BR> ACCOUNTABILITY: I am my own worst enemy. I can be successful or defeated by my own choices. <BR> <em>204</em> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 08:12:17 EST Fat 2 PHAT in 2011 I have lost over 130 lbs since my surgery in 2009 until New Years Day 2011. That is equivalent to a whole person. How ever I still have a high BMI, which puts me in the obese category. My Weight is 222. I feel that I still need and desire to reduce by 100 more lbs. That is a 2nd person. So From FAT 2 PHAT(pretty hot and tempting) is my model and goal for 2011. <BR> <BR> COMMITMENT <BR> FOCUS <BR> ACTION <BR> RESULTS <BR> ACCOUNTABILITY Sun, 2 Jan 2011 06:24:27 EST WOW I need SP to keep me structured I have gotten away from tracking my stuff. Both food and exercise. Sparkpeople keeps me honest and on track. I have not lost any real substantial amount of weight recently, but I have not gained either. that is a good thing. <BR> I find my self slipping into old habits of letting the boob tube consume my time and grazing on food through out the day. It is time to get back to basics. <BR> 1. drink 8 glasses of water before anything else. <BR> 2. Take my vitamins <BR> 3. get 80 to 120 grams o... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 10:52:08 EST WOW: Almost off-ed myself when I tried to get off one of the weight machines Good Am and PM Fellow Michiganders and any one else lurking. <BR> <BR> Woke up at 530 am and met my niece at the Bally's at 620 am. We did the recumbent bikes for 30 minutes then she had to go to get her kid off to school and get to work. She is just trying to get back in to an exercise routine after being AWOL from the fitness world. I stayed and did 30 more minutes on the elliptical and some weight training. <BR> <BR> Almost off-ed myself when I tried to get move from one of the weigh... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 17:46:23 EST I went to Hoarder Haven! And Kicked butt! I went to Hoarder Haven! And Kicked butt! <BR> <BR> The day before yesterday after doing the fun stuff, like biking. I decided to go down the basement and deal with hoarder Heaven. In the course I got into the spring cleaning thing. <BR> <BR> I washed wall, removed the ceiling tiles and vacuumed the spider webs and sorted the mass of just stick it down stairs boxes. I put the stuff in different sections of the hoarder haven room, and stuck a computer printed sign on the wall above each... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:02:06 EST Is food your friend, or your enemy? Is food your friend, or your enemy? <BR> <BR> QOTD-is food your friend, or your enemy? <BR> <BR> Food??? It is my friend when I am planning what to eat. I loved food and could really pack it away. <BR> Now I get prepared to eat and my mind say that I am starving and could eat the quantity of a horse, but then I make my plate. I eat three or four bite and then it hits, Food quickly becomes my enemy. I get that look from my companions at the table, "What's wrong? Is your meal OK?, Is Stitch ... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:21:37 EST MIA: Where have I been??????????? I am down for the count. <BR> <BR> I started with a ear ache then my throat started to feel scratchy. So I went to the doctor on Saturday. it was not my not my regular PCP. She said I had and ear infection. She gave me what is known as a Z-pack. The kind were you take two tablet the first day then one for the next 4 days. I took the pills the first day and that night I began vomiting. I figured that I had the stomach flue too cause last week my son came down with it and 3 days later Julie g... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 18:24:48 EST 52 Today! And Fabulous (WOW) I turned fifty-two today and am feeling fabulous. <BR> <BR> I planning to go for a walk. Not just any walk but taking my doggie Diesel for a long walk. That is one of the presurgery goals I set for my self. <BR> <BR> Saturday I took my other dog Maggie for a 1.77 mile walk. It was late at night and I wore her out. We had a good time. And today I will complete the gaol "Taking my german sheppards for long walks" I can't take both at the same time because I can not control them if they decide... Mon, 18 Jan 2010 12:08:04 EST exactly 8 weeks out! STITCH’S TWO MONTH BIIRTHDAY <BR> <img src="">It has been two months since my R-n-Y surgery. All in all, this has truly been a learning experience. I made it through Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday without any big issues. Stitch (my pouch) has been introduced to some old favorites. Lasagna, pork chops, meatball n gravy, mash potatoes and gravy, homemade chicken salad, apple pie, greens w/smoked turkey wings, and other delicious things... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 11:59:30 EST What to do with your lost lbs? Challenge. <link><BR>keting/Landing_1col_nonav.aspx?PageId=<BR>1039731 </link> <BR> I thought this was a wonderful Idea. <BR> <BR> What to do with your lost lbs? <BR> <BR> I am going to make a donation of $1.00 for every LB I have lost in 2009 to a local food bank or some other charity to help feed the needy. <BR> <BR> I would like to issue a challenge to any one else who has struggled to get those LBS off. <BR> Since those LBS were jeopardising our health lets... Sat, 19 Dec 2009 11:54:35 EST The Wonder Vitamin You’re Not Getting Enough Of Good article. Everyone must read <BR> I supplement with 1 x per week 50,000 iu capsil of vitamen D3 <BR> <BR> The Wonder Vitamin You’re Not Getting Enough Of <BR> September 28, 2008 2:12 PM by Mehmet Oz, MD and, Michael Roizen, MD | <BR> <link><BR>en/the-wonder-vitamin-youre-not-gettin<BR>g-enough-of </link> <BR> <BR> You drink fortified milk. You walk outside for 30 minutes a day. And you take a multivitamin. So you've got vitamin D covered, right? <... Mon, 14 Dec 2009 11:10:22 EST CONSUMER ALERT Slim·Fast® Ready-to-Drink Shakes in a Can: Voluntary Product Recall. <BR> Unilever Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Slim-Fast® Ready-to-Drink Products in Cans Due to Possible Health Risk <BR> <BR> Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 3, 2009 – Unilever United States, Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of all Slim-Fast® ready-to-drink (RTD) products in cans, due to the possibility of contamination with Bacillus cereus, a micro-organism, which may cause diarrhea and possibly nause... Fri, 4 Dec 2009 12:34:11 EST New group forming on HFH_Losers group If you are a patitient of HFH Bariatric program past present or future or a HFH bariatric healthcare provider you are welcome to join. <BR> <link><BR>/ </link> <BR> <BR> It is free for members. Wed, 18 Nov 2009 12:05:41 EST Stitch get to go out to eat My DH came in form OH at about 4 am and we went to breakfast at our favorite restaurant. Oatmeal thinned with milk for me. I had some lemonade protein drink before we left to go. <BR> <BR> Our usual waitress was surprised to See me out since I just had my surgery. I told her i was surprised too. but the surgery went well and I was doing really good. she laughs at the amount of oatmeal i actually ate. I took the rest home and stuck it in a zip lock bag that way i can heat it with some warm w... Fri, 6 Nov 2009 13:17:50 EST Here's My Story and I'm Sticking to It! My Surgery Day Experience <BR> 3:00 A.M. <BR> „« My eyes opened searching for the alarm clock. I had an hour before it would go off. I guess I just lie here and wait for it to ring. No, that¡¦s going to happen. Have I remembered to pack everything? Well, get up and make sure. <BR> „« What will I say to my family as I walk into the surgery prep area? Is my son home from work yet? <BR> He said he was going to be here. Wake up Julie. Julie dose your bothers phone work? Can you send him a te... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 11:57:56 EST I am home with Stitch I am home from the hospital with my new pouch. I have named it stitch. I feel good. A little sore when i go to fast. but I am amazed at how good i do feel. I though the worst, Dr. Carlin is a great surgeon, I will post more later about my experience but for now I just need to rest. Sat, 31 Oct 2009 12:45:26 EST Going to the bench ! Thank you to all my friends and family for all of your support. <BR> <BR> I can never say how much I love and appreciate everyone. <BR> <BR> When I get back I will be a member of one of the most elite clubs in the world. <BR> <BR> THE MICHIGAN LOSERS! <BR> <BR> and I could not be more proud. <BR> <BR> <BR> Special Thank YOU <BR> To my Angels Jani and Julie. <BR> <BR> Now you all move on over and make room for me. <BR> Thu, 29 Oct 2009 03:16:59 EST Clear Liquid Day- Family Day It's Wed. and I am packing my bag today. <BR> Nothing special just waiting around her for the call with my time to report to the hospital. <BR> Hubby got home yesterday and we will just be spending time together. He showed me a new shirt he got at a truck stop. I asked him what size it was? He said a large. Why? I said cause in a few months I can borrow it. and in a year I can sleep in it. He just kind of chuckled and said yeah right! I think he likes that idea! <BR> Clear liquids today. for... Wed, 28 Oct 2009 07:08:03 EST Healthy Holiday Nutritian Healthy Holiday Nutrition <BR> Borrowed from: <link><BR>/Healthy-Holiday-Nutrition-WD153.html </link> <BR> <BR> The holiday season is fast approaching, bringing parties and possibly pounds. The abundance of cakes, cookies, pies, candies and casseroles can sabotage even the strongest of wills. In fact, the average holiday weight gain can range from 5-10 pounds. The excess of calories can start as early as Halloween and continue all the way through New... Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:45:58 EST Hell Week Day #5 What Was I thinking?????? day #5 of hell week. and 2 days till surgery day! <BR> <BR> <BR> I am awake at 330 am. Tummy is really PO'd right now. What is that I hear? "FEED ME". yep that is what it is saying. <BR> I have to wonder what is happening to all the protein and liquid I am ingesting. I had a few bouts of hurry ups to the restroom. Lots of #1 but only #2 a couple of times. And the last time it was very liquid. TMI sorry. I hope this is how it is suppose to go. <BR> <BR> Bad self talk: <BR> As the date t... Mon, 26 Oct 2009 04:07:56 EST Hell Week Pre-op. Liquid diet DAY#3 Well I got awakened by a big grumbling in my tummy at 4 am this morning. I guess it was time to feed the baby. <BR> Had a cup of beef broth and watched the TV for a few. The Deer hunter (DD) got up at about 430 and we left to take her to work. I got about 1 mile down the road and My dash board lights went out. the the Po Po lights started to flash behind me. <BR> I pulled in to the near by speed way and he followed. <BR> I got out of the van And He yelled Get back in you vehicle mam. So I di... Sat, 24 Oct 2009 11:10:36 EST Began Liquid diet today. I got up early and took my kid to work when I got home I had a cup of Celestial Seasons apple spice tea with a scoop of protein . Not to bad. <BR> for lunch Chocolate protein w/ some peanut butter in it. <BR> dinner Chicken broth with some cream of chicken soup strained. Jello SF of course and an orange popsicle SF too. <BR> 64 oz of water to boot. <BR> And I have spent the whole day P-ing. <BR> I did go to the gym and did the bike for 30 mins and treadmill for thirty minutes, ... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 19:49:59 EST My Wish for you! Spark friends. This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life. <BR> <BR> ” UNKNOWN .. <BR> Thank you for you support. Sun, 18 Oct 2009 11:40:50 EST SomeThing Wonderful has Happened! On Monday I got a call from my surgeons office. <BR> There was a cancellation. And since I had such good weight loss and have have not gained any, I was selected to be moved up on the list. <BR> My new surgery Date is October 29th 2009. 14 days to go. <BR> I know that there are people out there that are wondering why me. I am not sure I have any answers to that question. I think that they think I am ready emotionally and physically and have all my ducks in a row. <BR> <BR> I am so happy ... Sat, 17 Oct 2009 12:41:30 EST To All Who Struggle Dear Friend, <BR> <BR> I heard that you were struggling with your weight loss journey, and that you might be thinking about giving it up. I do understand why you might want to do that, but if you wouldn't mind I would like to add a few thoughts because I care about you. <BR> <BR> Controlling your weight is a difficult thing. When you struggle in life, your body sends your mind false messages, telling it that you need food when you really need love, peace, a quiet walk by a stream, or a ha... Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:53:08 EST 50 lbs down today <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <BR> It's official I scaled in two days in a row at 299. <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> Good bye 300's doing my best to never see 300 or any of 300's friends... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 08:35:23 EST MY RULES TO LOSE The Rules to Lose! <BR> <BR> Rule is nothing else but water to drink until I have drank all my water. (very important this is a MUST DO) <BR> I only have pop or soda after I drank my 8- 8oz of water = 64 oz I keep that water in a half gallon picture with my name on it in the fridge. ( have not desired any soda since i imposed the rule) <BR> <BR> Rule: Track your food every morsel. <BR> I use sparkpeople to track my food. <BR> I set the goals so that I have between 80 and 120 grams of prote... Sat, 26 Sep 2009 11:03:00 EST INNER PEACE I N N E R P E A C E <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If you can start the day without caffeine, <BR> <BR> If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, <BR> <BR> If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, <BR> <BR> If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it, <BR> <BR> If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time, <BR> <BR> If you can take criti... Tue, 8 Sep 2009 00:12:07 EST Those ole work jeans when I retired I put all of my jeans on hangers in the closet. Because just before I retired April 08, I could only ware about 2 pairs of them because they were a tight size 26w. And the last pants I purchased for my big retirement day was a size 28W. So after I retired I put the jeans away and began wearing stretchy type pants and sweatpants. the kind that have elastic in them. <BR> Today after my workout with my niece I showered and pulled a pair of those ole jeans out of my duffel bag. I... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 23:47:27 EST My Best Friend, Food byDebbi K. This made me take a good look at the relationship I have with food. <BR> <BR> My Best Friend, <BR> Written by: Debbi K, © DCK 10/10/99 <BR> <BR> <BR> My best friend has been with me since the time I was a small child and had to sneak into the pantry late at night and steal to satisfy this deep hole inside my soul. <BR> <BR> My best friend fills the deepest, darkest needs that my body has, that my soul craves - to be filled up with something - anything. My best friend will never deser... Sun, 23 Aug 2009 14:27:42 EST progress pix Comapare 350lbs to 309.6 <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 23 Aug 2009 00:03:07 EST finally stopped procrastinating <em>56</em> I have been moving my bedroom around for about 5 weeks now. every time I say today is the day. I go in there and look at it then, say this is too much stuff. I will do it tomorrow. Well today was tomorrow. Finally I have rearranged the furniture. <BR> <BR> <em>138</em> Have been looking for a missing shoe for ages and guess what it was under the bed in the very back corner. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Now that that is done I can go get a new curtain rod since the dog tore th... Fri, 21 Aug 2009 21:05:39 EST Medication and nutrient administration WLS <link> </link> Thu, 20 Aug 2009 14:33:15 EST WLS Nutrition - also good guide for Vitamins. for any one on diet. <link><BR>file/0005/4784/BariatricNutritionReadi<BR>ng.pdf </link> <em>194</em> Thu, 20 Aug 2009 14:05:40 EST