GSMAMA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GSMAMA GSMAMA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Low-Carb and Low-Cholesterol - what can I eat then? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351036 I'm frustrated again. I have HIGH triclycerides and I'm pre-diabetic. So I'm supposed to eat low carb AND low cholesterol. So I just don't have any idea what I'm supposed to eat.....especially for breakfast and lunch. I can figure out snacks. I wish someone could just make me a list and say here, this is what you can eat. My exercise is halted at the moment, because I have a bum hip for some reason. I had an MRI yesterday to find out what the issue is and I have fibromyalgia.....so I'm having... Thu, 9 May 2013 13:54:04 EST 5 MILES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268565 <BR> Today I started my weight loss journey for real!! I am very proud of myself because I did Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home series dvd called Walk Slim - 5 really big miles. Its not just walking, it includes other aerobic moves as well (some include a resistance band). I was able to complete the entire dvd, so I walked 5 miles!! I'm posting this pic to stay accountable and to show I don't care how pretty I look when I workout, I just want to be a healthier me for myself and my family!! <BR>... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:45:09 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266307 Well I passed my first competencies which were in Dec 2012 in the medical assisting program I was in. I passed another set as well in February 2013, but decided it was not the program for me. So I left school, took one quarter off, and now will be completing the last quarter of my Academic Transfer degree starting April 1, 2013. I will graduate with that associate's degree on June 12, 2013. <BR> <BR> I feel good that I'm out of the medical assisting program, but I wished I had a better degr... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:57:59 EST Medical Assisting Skills Testing Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157000 I'm in a medical assisting program at a local community college. I do my classes online, but have to go to the college periodically for skills testing. This Friday is my first skills testing day ever. I have to perform removing gloves, hand washing, and 4 different types of venipuncture (taking blood). If I don't pass I can retest in a week and if I don't pass again, I will have to take my exam room 1 course all over again and retest at that time. So its a lot of stress. I want to succeed so ... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 11:01:27 EST Sad Ending http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126159 Well after years of fertility issues with my ex husband, I somehow was able to get pregnant with my husband of almost 2 years. We were very excited. Last Tuesday we went for a dating ultrasound and found out that our baby had stopped developing a couple weeks earlier and had no heartbeat. So on Wednesday, I had a D&C procedure to have the baby removed. This has been truly devastating. The hardest part was telling my son and my parents. I hate disappointing those I love. Its getting a little ... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 12:37:22 EST Discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4998747 I started taking Zoloft for depression about a month ago. It helped my depression, but I've been eating everything in sight. So last week, I weaned off the Zoloft and am now taking Lexapro. The point I'm trying to get to is that I have gained 5 pounds in a month. I look at myself in the full length mirrow and I'm disgusted. When I graduated from high school, 20 years ago I wore a size 3 and now I'm headed towards a size 22. What on earth have I done to my body?? How did I get here?? I have a ... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 22:44:57 EST Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4962845 Well my stomach is feeling better lately. Unfortunately, my fibromyalgia is making life very painful. I exercised last week by taking a water aerobics class and my body is still throbbing in pain. I thought water exercise was good for us with fibro. So I'm frustrated that I'm supposed to lose weight and I need to exercise to do that, but when I do exercise I feel like crap. To make matters worse, I gained 3 pounds. Pity Party Central! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> Mon, 9 Jul 2012 20:21:15 EST Upper GI Endoscopy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4915046 Today I had my first Upper GI Endoscopy to figure out my upper tummy troubles. It turns out that I have 10-15 erosions/open sores in my stomach. So I can't take any more excedrin or advil. They also did two biopsies, so I'll see what the results are in 7-10 days. At least they found a cause of my discomfort. <em>39</em> Wed, 6 Jun 2012 16:25:19 EST Depression: You Suck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4839637 Lately I've been weaning off Effexor and let me tell you it has been AWFUL! I've been very depressed. I've started Celexa today, so we'll see how that goes. Depression is such an evil illness. My 8 year old son had to remind me to smile this morning and that warmed my heart and broke it all at the same time. I want to beat this illness, not only for myself, but those who love me and who I love. <BR> <BR> On a positive note, I've lost 3 pounds! Yay Me :) <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:06:10 EST My Time is NOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4796410 I have put off taking care of my body and mind for too long. I have to start today and keep it going. I usually feel guilty when I do something for myself when I could be doing something for someone else. I really have no inner peace or outer peace for that matter. I don't eat right or exercise which is why I am in the health condition that I'm in. I can't change what got me here, but I can change where I go from here. I have fibromyalgia, PCOS, Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease, Hypothyroidism, an... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:00:07 EST