To get back down to† my ideal weight.† I weigh more now than I did when I was pregnant with any of my four children.† To find the time to get in a real workout.To be healthy and happy.
-Tracking calories, everyday and trying to be consistent.† I have to work against my mind on this; I seem to naturally eat less after a day I reach the low end of my calorie range. -30 minutes of cardio Monday -Friday and most Saturday's. -Staying positive.† Every ounce counts and proves that hard work pays off.† Slow and steady can win the race. -8 or more glasses of water every day.
I'm married with four children, they range in age from 4-13.† I have 3 boys and one girl.† My other "girls" are my dogs-Chloe and Baby Lou.† I've been staying at home since the middle of July 2008.† It's the toughest job I've ever loved.† I think my kids appreciate me being around more--I sure hope they do.
"Life is a dance, you learn as you go, sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow"
Thank you for all of your support and your sparkgoodie! I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate what you have done for me! After being gone for several weeks with the transplant I am back. I have posted a new blog for everyone!
Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers! Amelia is now in ICU recovering from the Transplant surgery! She did wonderful! she is awake and chewing on a wet washcloth. She is pink and now more comfortable on pain medications. We were glad that the breathing tube was removed right after she was transferred to ICU! She is doing Great.
Plus she has already had a wet diaper and over 500ml of urine in her Foley catheter! The kidney is working wonderful!
Thank you for the support! We really needed it today!
Thank you so much for your Thoughts and prayers for my Princess Amelia. She will be getting her Kidney transplant this Tuesday morning at about 08:00. The surgery for Amelia will be 3-4 hours long. The donor will start her surgery at 05:00, which will also be 3 hours long. The surgery for the Donor will be at the University of Utah hospital. Ameliaís surgery will be at Primary Childrenís hospital. The buildings are connected.
I am very excited and nervous for the surgery. I know that she needs this surgery and it is a great sacrifice for the donor. But anytime Amelia needs surgery I get very nervous.
Amelia will be in the hospital for 3 week-ish. I will be updating daily what is going on with her on her carepage, (see my sparkpage) and I will update in a blog on my sparkpage when I can.
Thank you all for your support, thoughts and prayers. We really need them Brenda
I am sorry that you have hit a plateau. When I hit my last plateau nothing would work to get me going again. I exercised and ate the correct number of calories, but I was still stuck. I did a lot of research and I learned that I needed to keep track of my protein, fiber, calcium and sodium intake. (You can add all of these in your nutrition custom menu.)
When I did this research I learned that if one does not get enough protein, fiber and calcium, they will hit a plateau easier and more often.
I also learned from personal experience that If I eat to much sodium a day, then I hold a bunch of water. If I eat to much sodium frequently then I will hit a plateau. My weight loss is more consistent if I can keep my sodium level down.
Make sure you put everything in your nutritional tracker and add the Protein, fiber, calcium and sodium to your tracker. Try very hard to keep those levels in the suggested areas. This works great for me. After all of the research I did, I was glad that I found something.