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Friday, February 04, 2011

My last blog post here was when my 2.5 year old was a 3 month old...not much has changed! Well, except for my weight and it sure hasn't decreased. So sad, and scary! I hope I'm not reading this another 3 years from now as an even unhealthier person. This weight loss thing can be so depressing...who knew? I still don't have the answers to the questions I had 3 years ago. I barely made it through January sticking to my workout schedule. Is it really that hard to get in 30 minutes of cardio everyday? Apparently, it is. I certainly failed in that arena. As far as eating's hit or miss, really. I think I do pretty decent but those numbers add up to 1200 really fast toward the end of the day. None of the expert tips seem to help, "eat some almonds, have some carrots, drink more water." It doesn't change the fact that at 4:30 while I'm waiting for my husband to come home and dinner to be cooked I am STARVING! I hate feeling like I can't do something, or shouldn't eat's miserable! Guess only time will tell...ugh.

In other news. I signed up for a 5k. I hate running. I'm not good at it. I have terrible form/no form. I'm not the graceful, poised runner you see jogging down the road. I'm the chick who looks like she hates running and might actually die... I know, it's mainly mental but I still hate it. Why am I doing it? Well, other than enjoying my own misery??? It's a 5k to benefit a great organization, ACT Today for Military Families. They offer financial support to families of children with disabilities which is obviously close to my heart since our son has autism. So, any fellow Sparkers out there that have any sage wisdom...I am all ears!!! Happy February!

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J2MARINE 5/31/2011 5:07AM

    I must say that you made me laugh out loud at your comment of a chick who looks like she may actually "die" while running! I was a healthy girl in school and even healthier in college and even though I know it happened I still have my kids saying "good job mom!" when we climb a few stairs?? It's humiliating! We went on a hike out here in Okinawa and it was rough but I walk every morning so I knew I could manage but I guess the way I look tells my kids that I should be "dying" when I do anything physical! I have been trying to lose my baby weight and my baby is 6!! So don't hang your head because you are still having to work at something that in my opinion is totally unfair! I want to wake up and be healthy but lord knows that will never ever happen! Just know there are other mommas out there who don't look hot when they run but we are still doing it and kicking butt while we do it....regardless of the fact that my butt is jiggling!! :)

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Monday, November 03, 2008

Is it seriously November? Well, another month has come and gone and I've done a whole lot of NOTHING in regards to my weight loss. Nothing positive anyway. In fact, I don't think I've made it through 7 straight days of eating decent or tracking calories and I darn sure haven't done any exercising. Isn't that fantastic? emoticon For as unhappy as I am with my weight, you'd think this would be a whole lot easier to keep on top of. I guess losing this baby weight is going to be much more difficult with my husband at home (never thought I'd miss deployments!) and it sure isn't any easier with a 2 year old and 3 month old to take care of. Exactly when am I supposed to find the time to exercise...I barely have time to eat! Speaking of eating...losing weight the first time was a lot easier with pre packaged foods! Trying to stick to a 1200/day calorie limit is kind of difficult when you have no idea how many calories you are eating when you cook. Even if I track all the calories in every ingredient I use to cook a homemade meal, [did I mention the lack of time?] trying to figure out portion/serving sizes can be a near impossible task. Did I miss this class in college? Were there super skinny chicks somewhere on campus attending the "Secret to decoding calories" class? Oh wait, nevermind, I WAS that super skinny chick...curse you mother nature and father time! Talk about evil parents... It is no fun being the child of the "Getting Older" family...can I please have my 19 year old metabolism back? Just for a week....please?? emoticon



Thursday, September 11, 2008

We haven't forgotten...

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CBSPECIAL 9/12/2008 6:49AM

    Those that witnessed the event can never forget!

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Here we go again...

Monday, September 08, 2008

Well, I started SP when my husband deployed last year. I was 146 pounds when he left and that was about 25 pounds heavier than before I had my first baby in September of 06! While my husband was gone I managed to lose about 15 pounds and was well on my way to my goal weight when we got pregnant again. I now have a gorgeous family complete with a "terrific" 2 year old and a beautiful daughter born in July of this year. However, I also have that dreaded baby weight hanging around. I am right back where I was before, stuck at 146 pounds...*gasp* I haven't got the all clear from the doc to start working out yet, but when I do, I am determined to not wait almost a YEAR to start trying to lose the baby weight like I did last time.

I know it will be a different challenge this time. I'm another year older, have 2 kids to take care of and my husband is not deployed. You'd think him being home would be helpful but he can eat whatever he wants! I have to cook for the both of us instead of living off of frozen Lean Cuisine dinners like I did during my last weight loss experience. I go again!!! emoticon

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    You have a beautiful family and it sounds like you are really motivated to get back on track.

Good luck with everything. To heck with those gross salty Lean Cuisines!

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