MZ.THICKUMS's SparkPeople Blog MZ.THICKUMS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community God is truly awesome! So for the last 3 weeks I have been unemployed. However, I applied to work to work at Flagstar. Took the test, did both the credit/background check, only to wait another 3 weeks with no news. Meanwhile, my bills are getting behind, plus my rent was due. I was desperate. Luckily, my mom and grandma helped with my bills. What a blessing they both are to me. I don't where I would be without them. As I was getting ready for the gym, I got a phone call from the Flagstar rep stating that they would... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 19:24:19 EST Stressed and Depressed Dear Spark Family, <BR> It has been awhile, since I was last active on SparkPeople. So much has happened in my life over the past year and a half. My other mother (mom of my ex-bestfriend) recently passed away last year (Oct 18) from ovarian cancer. I am still not coping with the her passing, she was an awesome God fearing woman, who taught me a lot. I cannot thank her enough for teaching me how to deal with negative situations and turning them into positive ones. She was the glue that held e... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 20:39:35 EST Rough Last Week... Good Day Spark Family...To say the has been awhile since my last entry. the meantime, last week happened to be one of the worst weeks of my life. I got bad news on top of more bad news. <em>24</em> . For startes, my mother and her 2nd youngest sister got into a physical altercation...some blood was shed, lives were shattered, family was devistated over the whole ordeal and not to mention..charges were filed against my aunt. It was just a mess. Where does this leave me,well... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 13:18:04 EST Update on Baby Hannah! Good Afternoon Spark Family..On behalf of Hannah, myself and my family, I just want to take this time to say <em>304</em> so very much from the bottom of my heart for all the love, support and prayers sent our way for Baby Hannah. <em>41</em> . You just don't know how good this made me feel to see all of love from both near and far. <em>220</em> . Words can not express my feelings right <em>304</em> all again. I Love you all! <em>247</em> . Moving on to my Sweet Pea, her appt ... Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:26:10 EST Prayers Needed Please...for my Sweet Pea! Good Morning all, I am writing this blog today because I need all of my Spark family to send there prayers out for my Sweet Pea Hannah. She has to have laser surgery to remove all of her skin tags (Skin tags are a type of growth or tumor, albeit a completely benign and harmless one. Tags are not cancerous (malignant) and not found to have potential to become cancerous if left untreated) as you can see Hannah is still a baby, which scares me even more at the thought of her having to be put un... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 11:49:21 EST Burn Baby Burn! I feel so good this morning, last night I did Turbo Jam's-Punch, Kick & Jam <em>216</em> for 50 min...then I went on to do the Lower Body Jam for 30 min. Boy, was I sweating bullets! <em>198</em> ...I then went on to end my workout by doing a 15-minute strength training...the Standing Side Bend w/a towel...but in my case..I used my resistance bands. My legs this morning are burning..but it feels so good! To have worked out my muscles...muscles I didn't even know a sista had... <em>104</em... Wed, 1 Oct 2008 09:58:01 EST Help..TOM is here, mid-term is next week..and I am still sick! OMG, <em>24</em> I am about to have a serious anxiety attack..I still have a head cold, my mid-term is next week...and T.O.M. (Time of the Month) just appeared today...on her own...So upset. Mind you that I have a dress on today and had to keep asking my co-worker if there was anything on the back of my dress..Bad enough, my eyes are itchy & watery, runny nose, hacking cough, and a scratchy throat. On top of that I have to go to class tonight for mid-term review..I don't get off til 7pm and... Thu, 25 Sep 2008 14:17:07 EST 9/17/08-I got my FITNESS minutes in! After a long day at the office, count less hours of text book assignments ,watching America Next Top Model and playing with my 8-mos old god-daughter. I went on and did 30 minutes of Turbo Jams Fat those high intensity intervals...worked a sister out.. <em>198</em> ...then I did 15 minutes of Core Rhythms Merengue Mania..I learned how to Merengue and dance all in one <em>244</em> . After I finished that I did the Spark People 7-minute Upper Body Resistance-Band workout...Nicole... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:07:19 EST The DEVIL is a LIAR!...I AM A SURVIVOR Hey Spark Fam... <BR> <BR> I have been so stressed out, drama..NOT 2 Mention the HIGH AZZ Gas Prices..haven't had much time to exercise lately. I have SOOOOO MUCH homework to do..that I barely have time to myself...Sometimes, I don't know if I am coming or going <em>24</em> . I am going to make this week a better week..because I am a SURVIVOR...Yall say a prayer for me, PLEASE! Thanks..Luv U ALL... <BR> <BR> Survivor by Destiny's Child <BR> <BR> (... Tue, 16 Sep 2008 15:30:16 EST A Change Is Gonna Come! <em>213</em> All, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to take a moment and share with all of you..the lyrics to one of my FAVORITE songs by Sam Cooke! I believe that the lyrics to this song applies to EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU! A change is going to come for all of us...REAL SOON! Be Blessed! <BR> <BR> Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> I was born by the river in a little tent <BR> And just like that river I've been running ever since <BR> It's been a long time coming <BR> But I ... Thu, 11 Sep 2008 17:38:24 EST A big THANK YOU! Hello to all my SP Friends! <em>252</em> . I just wanted to take this time out to say a BIG <em>304</em> for all the Birthday Wishes, messages, and blessings that I received from all of you. <em>247</em> . I am eternally grateful to have friends like you...I truly do appreciate all the love and encouragement in which I received from both my SP Teams and other individuals..YOU ARE TRULY AN INSPIRATION TO ME AND EVERYONE ELSE! <em>220</em> <em>252</em> . I can not <em>304</em> you all en... Wed, 10 Sep 2008 15:50:18 EST I did it..No money spent on buying lunch! This Week <em>213</em> everybody! I am proud to say that I have not spent any MONEY ON LUNCH THIS WEEK SO FAR! <em>4</em> <em>224</em> . I have in fact made lunch to hold me over for the rest of the week. Hopefully, my mom doesn't eat it Hopefully, I can continue this on into next week...and I've been drinking a lot more water that I normally do...and I feel good. Until next time..taking it one day at a time! <BR> <BR> ~Iris~ Tue, 9 Sep 2008 15:00:03 EST 28th Birthday Survived! Hello to all my Spark community friends..Well, I managed to make it to my 28th Birthday ok ...I thank God for allowing me to see another year <em>244</em> ...on another note..I did not overeat...Although, I did indulge in a nice size portion of Red Velvet birthdat cake <em>35</em> even though I was supposed to be taken out to Benihana's by my sister/best friend <em>4</em> .. .DID I GO NO! Nor, did I get my birthday pedicure either <em>39</em> . That is just fine, because all the birthday ... Sat, 6 Sep 2008 17:08:02 EST Better than I expected! Hey Everybody...well TOMORROW IS MY 28TH BIRTHDAY...I am proud to say that I am alot smaller than I was last year this time! I am not going to has been VERY VERY hard...but I did it and I am still doing it...even through all the negativity that has been thrown my way...God, my family, and my friends have helped me to succeed in battling this weight demon. I refuse to be a part of his team...I am truly A BIGGEST LOSER (weight that Down to 250lbs from 299. <em>9</em> <BR> ~... Wed, 3 Sep 2008 12:45:05 EST I survived Labor Day! Well yesterday family and I had a Labor Day Gathering at the park...and I can officially say that I survived all the temptation BBQ Ribs,Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Green Beans, Cake, Cookies, Potato Salad...not to mention the PEACH COBBLER...the list goes on and on. I am not going to sit here and lie to all of you and say I did not eat, because I did...but for me it was all ABOUT PORTION CONTROL. I ate in moderation... I knew when to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! I even walked... Tue, 2 Sep 2008 00:29:47 EST My Motivation! These two little girls are my inspiration...I live for both of them, even though they are not mine by birth...they are still MY BABIES! <em>247</em> I made the decision to get healthy for myself & for them, so I can watch them grow to become Strong, Successful Black Women; as well as be able to play with them, without getting winded. I just ask GOD to stay with me through my long & prosperous journey to SUCCESS! <em>244</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2008 02:30:07 EST