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I am 34 years old, married, and I have two boys, a 14 year old and a 2 year old.
I wasn't overweight as a child, but gained as a teen and was overweight in junior high and high school. I didn't know what healthy habits were. My idea of exercise was turning pages in a book! In college, I lost a lot of weight by not eating much. I was at a healthy weight, but I wasn't healthy.
When I met my husband I picked up a lot of his eating habits and thought I would always be "skinny" and ...
I am 34 years old, married, and I have two boys, a 14 year old and a 2 year old.
I wasn't overweight as a child, but gained as a teen and was overweight in junior high and high school. I didn't know what healthy habits were. My idea of exercise was turning pages in a book! In college, I lost a lot of weight by not eating much. I was at a healthy weight, but I wasn't healthy.
When I met my husband I picked up a lot of his eating habits and thought I would always be "skinny" and though the pounds crept up over the past 10 years, I was in denial about it. I thought I was eating and exercising ok, and began to make excuses about why I was struggling to lose weight.
I have learned how to eat so much better for my body. Exercising however, is still not my friend. We have a love-hate relationship. I have to force myself to workout. I am at a healthy weight now after being on SP for a few months, but I will always have to work on the fitness aspect.
After struggling with infertility for 2 years, I found a specialist in June 2012 that helped me to fix my diet even more and she swore it would help me to get pregnant. I wasn't overweight but the foods I was eating were contributing to a hormonal imbalance that prevented me from getting pregnant. I am happy to say that it was a success and I have my 2 year old now. We are trying again for number 3!
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Member Since: 4/4/2012

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My doctor took me off of refined carbs and starches so I am mostly eating fruits, veggies, meats and dairy.
I try to get out for a walk 4 or 5 times a week. If it isn't too hot I work in some jogging.
I also have a new treadmill that I can program for training and I am using that 3-4 times a week minimum.

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I am a teacher near Houston, Texas. I am married and have 2 wonderful sons.

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I absolutely love to read when I have time! I enjoy listening to different kinds of music, especially when I am walking outside.

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MOMTOMONKEYS2
8/27/2015 4:49:34 PM

Hey there, how is your little guy feeling today? I hope you have not inherited his germs :0)

Well this morning I got up late but I did do a 15 min Spark Cardio workout. Its something! Tomorrow maybe I'll do a Jillian Michaels video. I went to lunch with a friend today and I'm sure I've eaten way too many calories already today. I've had a few squares of dark chocolate as well. But I've had 4 glasses of water so far so that is good. AND somehow I weighed 166.6 today! I'm sure I'll fluxuate up and down 10 times before I see this low of a number again, but it was nice to see it today.

I spend my days working as a paralegal for the county attorney's office. I work on the county buisness side of the office (not the criminal) and I've been working here for 14 years now. I kinda feel like a glorified babysitter. Not exactly what they told us when we got our bachelor's degrees for sure! My immediate boss will be retiring in the next couple of years and I think that will be my cue to find a new challenge...it will be hard to work here once he is gone - the change will be too much for me I'm afraid. It will have to be the right job though for me to give up my 35 hr work week and the flexibility I have to come and go as I need to for kids activities and such. Anyhow, that's me!





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MOMTOMONKEYS2
8/26/2015 2:25:19 PM

Hey there, I'm finally back and wanted to pop over and check in and see how things are going. I'm sorry to hear your little one is sick....its hard on you both I know.

I'm sorry your kids are so chatty! It makes it hard for the teacher when that happens. Its not that talking in and of itself is so bad...but learning when its appropriate is the challenging part. I think I finally quit getting reports of my kids being too chatty by about the middle of 4th grade...something about them finally reaching a maturity where they censor better? Who knows! Maybe a switch to 4th grade, lol?!

I'm sorry your class is over your cap of 22. Not that I'm used to anything different. Our school uses a 4-3 model where we drop from 4 teachers per grade in K-2 down to 3 teacher in 3-5th. Our classes are between 25 and 28 kids. Morgan had 27 last year in her 4th grade class. My 1st grader has 21 kids in his class (that's a handful!) As I said before I really admire you guys! Lots of kids and its gotta be tough. I'd be a crummy teacher emoticon

Our smoke has been the pits. I just want to get outside and DO something and be able to breathe while doing it. Even if this clears some this week and into next week its going to take me weeks to clear the junk out of my lungs!

I'm going to try for a workout in the morning tomorrow. I'll try for 5:15 and see how that goes but ultimately may have to move it to 5:00. Fingers crossed!





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ALNEAGLE
8/26/2015 8:57:38 AM

Thanks for you kind words on my blog. I don't feel so bad for praying for the little guy knowing someone else is too. =)

I hope to have some Adoption information soon. So, maybe I can post that and my Mississippi sparkers will see it and someone will be interested in adopting the sweet little guy.

~Amanda



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MOMTOMONKEYS2
8/20/2015 11:37:24 AM

How did the presentation go?



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MOMTOMONKEYS2
8/19/2015 11:15:06 AM

Good luck on your presentation today! You'll do great. I am impressed that you are getting up at 4:45! OMG. I need to quit my baby whining because 5:30 is really pretty reasonable in comparison! However, I think when school starts I may have to adjust it a tad and get up around 5:15 so I'm working out by 5:30 and done by the time my oldest is supposed to be getting up so I can shower and meet her in the kitchen around 6:20 for some chit chat. She likes me to keep her company and I'm trying to maximize that and keep our communication open...middle school girls can be tough but so far my daughter still wants to talk to me emoticon

I didn't work out again today but my plan is to get a jog in instead this evening. Our smoke is pretty cleared up at the moment so I'm hoping the wind doesn't change and bring it in so that I can try and go. Then I will get up and do my workout tomorrow morning and try and finish out my week on a strong note. This weekend at the cabin I'm going to try and focus on getting in my steps and drinking more water. No real excuse for not taking a walk at least once while I'm there. And either on our way over or back we are going to stop and get a new outfit for each kid so walking the mall will be a good steps solution!

I'm going to blog about it too but will mention it to you now

emoticon I had a NSV this morning!!! I soooo needed it since I've been having a mentally crappy week this week. I decided to try on my favorite long jean skirt today. Its a size 9/10 but has a forgiving shape, pencil style but not a slim pencil style if that makes sense, anyway it FITS!!! OMG, I'm so excited that I can wear it again. It didn't even come close to fitting last year and I looked everywhere for a new one and couldn't find any. Love that I can wear it now with cute tanks and this fall with tall boots and sweaters! Motivates me because there are so many other clothing items that I want to wear again...including those darn 1st goal jeans that should fit at 160 lbs. So I'm mentally back!



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