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New Life

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wow! It's been nearly 4 months since I have posted a blog on SP. I have really not been focused for the past several months, but now I have to try to buckle down and focus on my eating habits. I just found out that I am pregnant again and with my Diabetes, my pregnancy is high risk. I really need to focus on watching what I'm eating and logging my calories. I would like to keep my pregnancy weight gain under 20 lbs, so that after the baby is born I don't have nearly as much to lose. I'm hoping that the new life growing inside of me will inspire me to start a new life for myself. . . . . .

  
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EOSAURORA84 9/14/2009 3:17PM

    congrats on the baby....i wish you luck...

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UPWARDBOUND 9/14/2009 2:35PM

    Oh, and I almost forgot ... CONGRATS!!!!! emoticon

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UPWARDBOUND 9/14/2009 2:34PM

    Hello. My sister was over weight when she got pregnant, was then diagnosed with gestational diabetes. She has never been one to diet. When we was pregnant with my Niece (who is now 18 months) she also was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. This time though she has lost some weight, like 3 pounds. This is because she has been eating healthier to control the gestational diabetes. I am not sure if this story helps but I wanted to share it with you. I hope you find it helpful and inspirational to start a new.

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New Challenge

Monday, May 18, 2009

Well, I have a new challenge now and that is finding a way to stick with my Sparking during the next couple of weeks since my home computer is broken right now. I can enter info during the day while I am at work, but once I leave work I am not able to access it. This kind of stinks since that's about the only way that I can stay on track at night. I guess I'll just have to muster up a bit of will power and make myself stay on track. The other plus is that we are going to have a really busy week with soccer, so at least most of the week, I won't have time to worry about snacking. I'm just going to have to take some time and plan my meals so that they can be both quick and easy and healthy. Let's see if I'm up for the challenge this week. . . . . .

  


Moment of Truth

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Well, it's the moment of truth. Although I am not near where I want to be in my weight loss journey, my husband and I are officially trying for that new baby. It's a combination of emotions from excitement to scared to death. It's been a long time since we've had a baby in the house and it will bring a lot of change to the routine, but that's okay. It's something that we are looking forward to.

I am still struggling to see the pounds come off, but I'm still plugging away at it. I still go the gym nearly every day and I am still being conscious of what I am eating. The problem now is that I find that since I am frustrated with the diet part of it, part of me just doesn't even care any more. I can do so well during the day, but then the evening is just a bust. And not just once or twice a week now, almost every night. It's so easy to say "Plan your meals" or "Cut down on your portions" or all of those things that make sense and should be easy to do, but they are not easy to do. The fact of the matter is that when I get home from work and I have stuck to my diet all day long, I am HUNGRY!!! I try to eat things that have lots of fiber in them to help me stay full, but they just don't last. I don't like most vegetables, so I'm pretty much stuck with fruit if I want fresh produce to snack on, but even that has a lot of calories in it. I am seeing some progress, I've lost nearly 4 inches off of my waist, but I just want the number on the scale to go down and stay down. I'm tired of losing the same 3 or 4 lbs over and over. Will I ever get where I want to go?

  
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NANNAN6 5/6/2009 1:31PM

    Yes, the weight will go down if you stay with it. At least the scale is not going up. Hide the darn scale and be done with it. Think about what you are doing as getting ready for a new baby. Everyone thinks about what we need to do to our home, budget, lifestyle and time schedules to prepare for a new little one, but what you are doing is even more basic. You are preparing a healthy place to grow a baby! You are also getting yourself healthy so you can be around to raise your children. If people aren't going to take care of themselves and be healthy for them, I don't understand why they have them in the first place. See you are ahead of the game already.

Maybe you could make it a goal to try at least one new food each week. Another idea is to find a veggie that maybe isn't your favorite but eat it weekly anyway. You might find that you like them better prepared differently.

Don't give up! That is the sure path to failure. Even after you get a new baby, you will need the skills you are learning now.

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DENI47 5/6/2009 7:51AM

    4 inches off the waist? Don't worry about the scale if the inches are going down. The pounds will go off eventually. I spent a month with the scale stuck, but the inches went down and then the scale started moving again. You can do this!

Hunger IS a problem - I try not to eat after 5 or 6 pm. I can't sleep if I am hungry. I will have a cup of herbal tea, but sometimes I do ACTUALLY get hungry (as opposed to thinking I am hungry). Try eating a piece of low fat string cheese right before brushing your teeth and going to bed. Training your body takes a while so be patient.

Don't get frustrated. This is a slow and steady process, but it does work. You will be all ready for that new baby!

Good luck!

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LAINYE 5/5/2009 12:08PM

    You will make it and congratulations on the choice to have a baby. They always tell you to eat healthy throughout your pregnancy and you are already doing that!


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LAINYE 5/5/2009 12:08PM

    You will make it and congratulations on the choice to have a baby. They always tell you to eat healthy throughout your pregnancy and you are already doing that!


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Still hanging in

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Well, I'm still hanging in there. I've been exercising and trying to eat better (not going quite as well). I'm not giving up though. It took me a while to get into the habit of exercising, so I'm sure it's going to take me a while to get into the habit of watching my food intake. You would think that it would be habit by now, but it's not. I really struggle with logging my food and watching my calories. There are just too many temptations out there! I guess I'll just keep plugging away at it and eventually I'll get there. . . . I hope!

  
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SHELLPRO 4/23/2009 1:48AM

    a little tip that helped me to get into the habit & regulate my portions. I never ate anything that couldn't fit into the palm of my hand! No more, no less. Not over it but in it! Now I know I'm petite & wear a size 5 ring. But I found that the palm of my hand is about equal to 1/2 cup measurement un- packed. After a while you get an 'eye' for how much that looks like on a plate. Also, my purse & counters started to resemble a 'garbage can'. emoticon I tore & kept the nutrition labels off everything I'd ate, if it didn't have one, I didn't eat it. Then as soon as I could I'd figure it all up. I'd sort then by the day of the week in an old Recipe File Folder. Maybe these tips can help out? emoticon

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GETTINGOUTDOORS 4/22/2009 9:33AM

    Yes you will....and you'll be glad you plugged away at it! :o)

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April 1

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Well, it's the start of a new month and I'm hoping that I have made some progress for March. I worked out extra hard yesterday, getting a total of 90 minutes of cardio in and some strength training. I'm going to try to get some extra time in today as well. I'm trying to take advantage of the time that I have by myself now since my husband and son have started soccer practices. Maybe that will kick start my weight loss and I can see some big progress this month. With our plans for the summer, the time crunch is on to try to lose the next 25-30 pounds. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can keep up the pace. . . . .

  


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