MOLLZ007's SparkPeople Blog MOLLZ007's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community The final stretch Hey sparkfriends, <BR> <BR> I am SO CLOSE to the end of the semester. I have finished all my major projects and assignments for this semester, and classes are over, so all that's left is two finals next Wednesday and Thursday, which I am really not that concerned about. So now that things are calming down I can get back on track with my weight loss. I really need to get back to the gym, I feel like I haven't been in awhile because I've been so busy. On the days when I don't make it to the gy... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 22:38:34 EST Been a rough few days Hi Sparkfriends, hope everyone is doing well. <BR> <BR> This has not been a great week for me so far. I've been really stressed trying to finish up final projects for this semester, and because I've been so busy and out and about most of the day, I have had to get food on the go, which has lead to some not so great food choices. I hate having to eat more than one meal out a day because not only is it usually not very healthy, I also try to spend alot of money during the week and try to only ... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 21:55:16 EST In other news, welcome to my hubby! I finally got my hubby to join SP! It was as simple as sending him a request, lol! <BR> <BR> His name is puppydad85. He is a little shy, so everyone should go over and give hiim a warm welcome! He is pretty awesome, I promise. If anything, he will always keep you laughing. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ^^Our first photo taken as Mr. and Mrs. <em>337</em> Sun, 2 Dec 2012 13:29:21 EST My challenge today Today my husband and I are going to a baby shower to celebrate my best friend's second child. <em>139</em> It's her first daughter named Kairi, and her son, who is my godson, is named Malachi. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ^^ The day he was born. <BR> <BR> He is the best kid I've ever met (I cried I little when I first met him) and I'm sure her daughter will be just as awesome. Can't wait to meet her. So cheers to my friend and... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 12:17:20 EST New month, new goals Happy December everyone!! <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> So the last few weeks for me have not been good. I felt like I got really derailed by Thanksgiving and I never really recovered from that. It also didnt help that I was having a really bad week at school so I used that as an excuse to eat bad food to comfort myself. The good news is that I haven't gained any weight since Thanksgiving. So I'll take it and move on. <BR> <BR> I'm just going to make small goals for myself for these next few w... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 11:47:59 EST Not too much damage done So I mentioned in a previous blog that I was only going to weigh myself on Tuesdays, so today was the day I would see how much damage I did over Thanksgiving break. It wasn't as bad as I thought. I'm 255 now, so I gained about a pound. It could have been worse, and Im sure Ive done worse in the past when I wasn't keeping track of it. So I consider that a success. That means I might not reach my 1st mini goal of 250 by the end of November, but if I can get close I can live with that. <BR> <BR... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:09:09 EST A fresh start! Hi everyone! Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving! I had a very nice hubby and I had dinner with my parents, sister, and two of my aunts. We had fun, but I did not do as well as I had hoped I would. I did fine with dinner but dessert was my downfall. <em>39</em> We did get a walk in after dinner though, which was nice. <BR> <BR> Friday and the rest of the weekend were not so good either. I just seemed to keep spiraling downward. <em>39</em> Hopefully I didnt undo too much ... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 22:23:13 EST Need to get this off of my chest With the holiday season coming up, there is a sadness in the air for my family. My grandma (mom's mom) died in July of this year. She would have turned 90 this year. <BR> <BR> I am not trying to make people feel sorry for me, I know I am not the only person that has ever lost someone. I think you can't fully understand the pain of losing someone until it has happened to you. Before my grandma, the only loved ones that I had lost were my two dogs. It took me a year to get over the pain from t... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 00:03:50 EST Starting on the right foot! Hi sparkfriends <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> So yesterday I did not get a chance to blog, or really do much of anything related to SP, because I was so busy. I hate days like that when I am constently on the go. <BR> <BR> First, I had to be at the dentist at 8 am. This wasn't my regulat dentist, it is a gum specialist. A little less than a month ago I had surgery on my gyms in which they had to remove the muscle that connects my gums to my lips because the muscle was causing some gum recession... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:08:37 EST Good day today! Hey everyone, hope you all had a good weekend. I splurged a little bit this weekend but I am back on track today. I went to the gym and I had a really good workout. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill and about 10 minutes on the crosstrainer. <em>315</em> I feel really good! I am still trying to work on not eating as many sweets and eating more fruits and veggies, but so far I have stayed in my calorie goal. <em>244</em> I also joined a couple of challenge team that will hopefully get m... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 18:51:27 EST Happy Sunday! Hello sparkbuddies! I hope everyone is having a good weekend! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was an okay day. Hubby and I went to applebees and I did not make great choices, but then again applebees is a restaurant where it is hard to make good choices. Yes, I know they have the WW items and the "under 550 calorie" menu, but I am a picky eater and dont really like any of the options. A lot of the items on the 550 cal menu involve seafood which I do not enjoy. So I had a chicken fajita rollup. Bad choic... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:09:32 EST Long survey... because I'm bored Time started: 9:01 pm <BR> <BR> <BR> Sex: Female <BR> <BR> <BR> Birthday: 9/5 <BR> <BR> <BR> Siblings: One sister, younger <BR> <BR> <BR> Eye color: Green <BR> <BR> <BR> Shoe size: 8-9 <BR> <BR> <BR> Height:5'5 <BR> <BR> <BR> What are you wearing: PJs! <BR> <BR> <BR> Where do you live: Kansas <BR> <BR> <BR> Righty or lefty: Righty <BR> <BR> <BR> Can you make a dollar in change right now: Maybe I donno... dont usually have that much change on me <BR> <BR> <BR> Who are you... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 22:27:06 EST Major setback :( So I know that in my last blog entry I was really upbeat and positive, but now I'm having trouble feeling that way again. Today and yesterday I ate some food that was not so good and I saw a small weight gain. I am feeling very discouraged and disappointed in myself. <em>46</em> I know that these things happen and I'm trying not to get too down on myself, it's just that I thought that I had more willpower than I have had in the last few days. In the past few weeks, I have been able to indu... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:32:35 EST Hump day! Hi everyone! <em>213</em> Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday! <em>41</em> Today was a good day for me. I have a very nice gym on my college campus, and it would be a shame not to take advantage of that, so all year I have been telling myself that I will go to the gym after class, but it has not happened until today. I would always make excuses, like I am too tired, I have homework to do, I have to make dinner, etc. Well, today after class I was very tired and really wanted to jus... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 18:44:58 EST Good morning! I just realized that Thanksgiving is only a week away.. Wow! <em>429</em> That makes me realize how close the end of the semester is and how much I have to do between now and then! <em>198</em> Thankfully I have the whole week of Thanksgiving off so I will have that time to work on stuff! <BR> <BR> I am trying to think of fun ways to stay active on Thanksgiving. Anyone have any traditions? I would have signed up for a 5K but I think that it is too late now and we wont be ready by then... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:06:06 EST Happy Monday! Good morning Sparkbuddies! <em>213</em> I am feeling motivated this morning. I splurged a little bit this weekend, but still managed to lose a pound! I am ready to kick it up a notch this week! My goals for this week are: <BR> <BR> 1. Walk as much as possible! (try for 10,000 steps a day!) <BR> 2. Go to the gym at least twice a week! <BR> 3. Get a good sleep! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a good weekend! <em>30</em> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 12:04:34 EST Heres some inspiration for you- miracles DO happen I thought that I would share a story about myself that would help to inspire some people and help prove that you can do anything you set your mind to. <BR> <BR> When I was about 4 years old, I had surgery to remove a brain tumor. The surgery went fine, but it left me unable to walk, eat, or speak. I quickly regained the ability to eat, but for the next year I was still unable to speak or walk. The doctors basically told my parents that I would always be like that and I was even fitted for a... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 18:36:49 EST A little bit about me! 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> My great grandmother <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> A few days ago when I heard a song on the radio that made me think of my grandma <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> not really... I was always bad at handwriting in school <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> I am not a huge fan oflunch meat but I'll say ham. I also love the chicken sandwich from subway. <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> Nope, un... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 10:54:47 EST Introducing myself! Hello! I have been on SP for a few years, but I am now trying to log in more because this site has great tips. I am learning more about tracking my calories and what nutrients I need to get and that has really helped me. I have tried WW in high school and was really successful with that, but then I started to have problems with severe depression and because of that and the medication I had to take, I slowly gained weight until I was at 260 just recently. That is the highest weight I have ever... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 19:18:30 EST