LUVMY3SONS85's SparkPeople Blog LUVMY3SONS85's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 3 days down and feeling awesome! Its been 3 days since I went back to staying under 15 net carbs a day and I feel awesome! No more waking up in the middle of the night hungry, or being cranky all day. I have alot more energy and feel so much cleaner internally. I know the first two weeks while adjusting to any diet you might gain a pound or two, which I have and I know its from muscle because I'm still losing inches and my clothes are not tighter, in fact my stomach looks flatter. <em>344</em> I'll take my months measureme... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 08:17:10 EST atkins induction I've lost and kept off 66 pounds since having my third son Julian in September of 2009, but now I want to get serious again about my weight loss. Time to cut out those little carbs that sneak into my diet throughout the day and are stalling my weight loss. I'm going to start utilizing the tools on this site more often and take advantage of teams and challenges on here to get my mojo back for good! Mon, 8 Aug 2011 08:40:13 EST MEGACON:2012 I'm already planning for megacon next year when it just finished last month ,but it was so much fun! I loved seeing all the people dressed up and the props from the movies. So now I decided that next year I will dress up or cosplay as an Anime character from one of my favorite Animes, Full metal Alchemist, Ihave been thinking of going as either Riza Hawkeye, <img src=""> <BR> In this picture she is with the flame Alchemist. Roy Musta... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 09:07:34 EST Orange Alpha Tiger for BLC CHALLENGE 16 I have been doing so good with my eating healthier and have already cut 90% of my carbs in my diet, drink more water and less diet coke; eat smaller portions,etc. I really hope to get some motivation from the challenges and meet some friends along the way. Fri, 8 Apr 2011 08:44:15 EST I love my kids more each day As I sit here this weekend, I realize how fast our children grow up and how much my love for them grows each and everyday. Each and everyday they give me something to be thankful for. God has truly blessed me, my children make me smile everyday and, when they call me mommy, it melts my heart. I guess I'm just a little sentimental lately with knowing so many moms who lost their babies, it just breaks my heart. I truly am blessed. <img src="">... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 15:06:09 EST my wedding ring! I know some of wonderful team mates from the Healthy challenge have asked to see pics of my ring, so here they are and I'm getting an extra point for our team for doing another blog for this week's challenge. <img src=""> It's a 3 stone, 1/2 carat white gold diamond ring and I love it! Wed, 27 Jan 2010 19:35:22 EST One long day, and its not over yet. <img src="">Weill, as I was on here earlier updating my spark page and doing my upper arm exercises, my Husband screams that something's wrong! My son Sean had cut his finger, Daniel had come to us with blood all over his hands, trying to tell us that Sean was hurt.When we went in the room Sean was bleeding every where, all over the bed sheets, the carpet, his shirt, the wall! We rushed him to the children's ER and had them examine him, he ... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 17:50:23 EST 2 pounds down! Yay for good weigh ins and getting back to exercising doing my cardio again. I still am wearing a bandana to protect my eyes from sweat, but its nice to jog and do my walk dvds again. Wed, 27 Jan 2010 13:17:22 EST update Its been awhile since I posted lately, alot has happened since my last blog entry. Sean started Pre K, its been almost a week now and he loves it! The bus driver is really nice(he got a new driver) and they make sure he is seat belted at all times, which is nice. Were working on Potty training Daniel, but so far no luck, he sits on the potty but won't go in it yet. Julian rolls from front to back now like a pro and even has started sleeping on his tummy, even though I put him to bed each nigh... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:35:57 EST Pre K updates! Sean will be starting Pre K in January, we went and met two different classes and schools and we decided one that we really like, it has 3 teachers in the class and like 5-6 students, they are going to help us to get him potty trained and provide bus transportation to and from school from our drive way, its awesome! Jan 5th is the staff meeting and then a week from then to get bus transportation and then bookbag shopping and bringing pull ups to school and more time to work on potty training ... Thu, 10 Dec 2009 15:47:48 EST Team Pounders! Yay! I'm on a official team for my healthy challenge! I'm so excited to start winning weekly challenges and sharing my successes with all my new team mates. Wed, 9 Dec 2009 19:49:45 EST tuesday 12/8/09! I lost another pound on the scale this morning and am feeling great! I think since on my healthy challenge starts another week for challenges I will be switching up my workout routine a little, from today to next monday I will do: <BR> morning jog <BR> strength training <BR> abdominal exercises of some kind <BR> another jog or walk with the kids <BR> yoga Tue, 8 Dec 2009 08:42:45 EST off topic My son will be going to get his EEG on Tuesday morning, they have to sedate him since he is only 3.5 years old. Anyway, If everyone would wish us well, I'd really appreciate it. They want to make sure everything is doing what it should up there. Thanks! Sun, 6 Dec 2009 17:56:35 EST melting off! I feel GREAT! I weighed myself this morning and was down another pound. I know alot of people think its silly to weigh themselves everyday but since I have the Wii fit and its part of the daily body test I do, and I think it helps think me check for the day with my carb count too. I have already burned 312 calories today and have about another 300 to reach my daily goal of burning 600 calories a day. Wed, 2 Dec 2009 12:12:30 EST I feel great! My energy is so good lately, today I weighed myself and was a pound down! I love exercising and eating good and just feel awesome! I know by the time my son's birthday comes around I will be back into my pre pregnany clothes and they will fit loose on me again!~ Tue, 1 Dec 2009 14:27:51 EST manic monday Wow, my day has been so busy! I'm still going strong on my Atkins diet/eating plan.I feel so good today I burned 576 calories and did like 20 minutes of strength training too. Mon, 30 Nov 2009 19:02:00 EST atkins lifestyle I have been on the atkins diet for 4 days now and I'm feeling great! I don't even crave carbs anymore and I feel fuller through the day and don't snack anymore, which I think was a big issue with me trying to lose weight before. I weigh 237 pounds as of today and hopefully by March I'll be down to 200 pounds by then. Sun, 29 Nov 2009 11:52:03 EST get rid of pregnant belly diet... day 1! Today is my starting day of the get rid of my pregnant belly diet. I weighed myself yesterday at 236 pounds, and have started eating smaller meals, healthier foods, and moving to lose as in exercising more. I will weigh myself once a week and hopefully next week will see downward movement on the scale. Thu, 29 Oct 2009 14:18:16 EST 10/21/09 I am getting things ready in my house for my big change, I am going to get me a journal and start writing down everything I eat and start making myself exercise even if its just like 10-15 minutes a day. Wed, 21 Oct 2009 11:54:35 EST restarting for a better me! I have reset my goals on and can lose all my weight and more by Julian's first birthday by losing 2 pounds a week and exercising and eating healthy. As soon as I get the okay from my OBGYN to start aerobics up again then I'm going to start walking and doing my Walk away the pounds DVD's and doing crunches and other strength training on here. I look forward to losing the old me and regaining the energetic, active, happy me again! Tue, 20 Oct 2009 13:14:52 EST Jillian Micheals 30 day shred! I tried doing level one today and man am I out of shape. I got past like 10 minutes and couldn't do anymore, so I guess I'll stick with Leslie Sansone until I lose more weight and get back into better shape. Tue, 13 Oct 2009 16:30:34 EST Weight loss after Julian Well I had the baby and now I need to drop this weight, I'm already down 27 pounds 6 days Post partum but need to drop another 47 pounds to get to my pre pregnancy weight and then my goal is to get down to my healthy weight and bmi of140 pounds. Tue, 22 Sep 2009 22:29:17 EST ultrasound update from today! OKAY well I said I would update my ultrasound. My appointment was for at 10:30 this morning, at 7:40 am I get a call from my Dr's office saying that my medicaid was not active for August because of some pending BS with food stamps, well I had to call them up and have them fax a paper to my Dr's office saying that I indeed did have Medicaid otherwise they would have to reschedule my ultrasound. It took almost an hour to deal with that but I got it straightened out and was on my way to the ultr... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 21:07:50 EST obgyn appointment and updates! coming soon this afternoon! Tue, 14 Jul 2009 07:17:59 EST ultrasound update from yesterday 7/7/09 <img src="">Well we went in this morning and got to see my little, well not so little guy on the big screen, He weighs an estimate of 3 pounds,8 oz and his kidney issue they said they will monitor it and it looks okay so far. As long as it doesn't get bigger than everything will be fine. They said his kidney issue was normal for boys because they're lazy urinaters,LOL. I'm happy to know that his issue isn't something drastic or terribly dang... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 09:05:49 EST passed my gestational diabetes testing! Just got back from the Dr's and I passed the GD test(gestational diabetes test, so no insulin for me.Yay! Another note the ultrasound came back fine but the babies left kidney was a bit smaller where it collected urine, so theyre going to give me another ultrasound on July 7th to make sure everything is A okay. My next regular check up is July 14th at 1:30 pm. <BR> Thu, 2 Jul 2009 17:12:15 EST ultrasound on 6/29/09 Had my ultrasound today and it took them 2.5 hours to get me in, the power had gone out and they were swamped but I waited because I wanted so badly to see my little guy. He is 2 pounds,12 ounces and his heartbeat was 163 BPM, they also moved my due date to September 20th. Just thought I'd share the good news! I go to see my regular OBGYN tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 Jul 2009 17:11:45 EST glucose testing and boys pediatricans appointment today Tomorrow I go to the Blood bank to drink the awful sugary drink andwait an hour then test my blood sugar for Gestational diabetes. Please pray for me,If I have it my Dr will want me on insulin, not that it's a totally bad thing I just would rather be healthy and not have to shoot myself with it in the belly all the time. Also the boys go tomorrow morning with their daddy to their first Pediatrican appointment in awhile and Daniel has shots and Sean will get his 2 yr check up. <BR> Thu, 25 Jun 2009 19:57:37 EST Update on OBGYN My new OBGYN appointment went good today. I heard the babies heartbeat, and Monday I go for a ultrasound and Tuesday go back to my OBGYN. I also have to set up an appointment with the blood bank and get the GD(gestational diabetes testing) and some other blood work done. <BR> Thu, 25 Jun 2009 19:57:00 EST lOWRY pARK Zoo on May 26th We just got back from the Lowry Park Zoo and it was so much fun. The boys had so much fun seeing all the animals and petting the ponies and touching the sting rays.They also got to play in the water park. I'll post pictures later. <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Jun 2009 18:51:04 EST FINALLY ON MAY 22ND!! I finally got approved for Medicaid, it only took 9 weeks without prenatal care and alot of stress and paperwork, but god has heard my prayers and now I can see a Dr and get some care for my unborn son and two boys who need updating on their vaccines. <BR> Mon, 1 Jun 2009 18:50:23 EST Motherhood shopping on May 21st I went to Old Navy and Motherhood today and got tons of clothes, a cute soft froggy for Julian, a picture frame from Motherhood that says "I love mommy", some maternity undies,a few pairs of capris and shirts, and some ked like shoes for me. I LOVE GOING SHOPPING! Mon, 1 Jun 2009 18:49:21 EST our early baby shower We got the carseat, the diaper bag,rug for his bedroom, a bed set and some other things all through the kindness and generousity of my mother in law, friend/neighbor Sandra and through us. <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 1 Jun 2009 18:46:05 EST update from may 11th,2009 We almost have the kitchen demolition done and the flooring people will be coming over on or before the 28th of this month. My sweet neighbor/friend Sandra also helped us get some nice plants and bushes for the front yard and make the yard look nice. Our bedroom and the boys bedroom is complete, once the kitchen is done, we can get the extra boxes and things from the nursery out and start working on Julian's room. My mother in law us some cute outfits for Julian and my friend Sandra gave us ... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 18:44:48 EST 13 weeks pregnant <img src="">well we went to the 12 week ultrasound and everything looks good, the NT scan came back good and that is what detects Downs syndrome and Chromosome 13. They couldn't see the babies gender because the baby was being uncooperative but maybe at the 20 week ultrasound we will be able to see then. My next appointment is April 22nd and it will be just a regular check up, then after that they will schedule the ultrasound appointment. Tod... Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:01:36 EST 12 weeks,2 days along many updates to share with everyone. First of all I ordered the intelligender test for fun to see what were having, it should get here by monday and also on Monday I go to meet my new OB/GYN and get an ultrasound and regular check, this time they can get the heart rate with the doppler. I will be moving in the next few months back down to Florida and I'm so excited, we will be living in the same house as we did before down there but I miss our family down there, the warm weather and our frien... Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:59:32 EST 10 weeks,4 days along I'm so excited, we have only 2 weeks before my next ultrasound and after that I will be moving back to florida and get to be with my family, and see my friends again. I have some family here in SC, but I don't get to see them hardly ever, so it makes it hard. Sun, 8 Mar 2009 21:16:18 EST 9 weeks,6 days pregnant Tomorrow I will be 10 weeks pregnant, I have my next ultrasound on march 23rd, I'll be 12 weeks pregnant then. I'm so excited, I found a new dr office closer by and am excited to see my baby again. I have been feeling good besides the indigestion, headaches and other typical pregnancy symptoms. Tue, 3 Mar 2009 19:03:48 EST day 1 ,level 1 on the shred Okay so I made myself do it, and I'm glad I did. Im outta shape and need to keep with it this time, Im starting to get back on track with my eating and that's a step in the right direction. Tomorrow I'm getting my hair cut and giving myself a pedicure, that always makes me feel better about myself.I did some wii fit playing and 26 crunches on my ablounge, tomorrow my goal is do my shred, 50 crunches and maybe a 10 minute jog on the wii fit. Wed, 7 Jan 2009 20:34:45 EST going to start back on the jillian micheals 30 day shred tomorrow I'm not losing weight with the wii itself, I didnt think I would, so back to the shred, ablounge and yoga and all that good stuff, I'll still do my wii fit, becuase I love the running and all on there, but Im going to focus each day first on the shred, some crunches, yoga and pilates alternating again every other night and then wii fit time. I quit the new you bootcamp, I know I just started it and all, but with the wii fit, all my exericse equipmetn here, I really need to stop putting too ma... Tue, 6 Jan 2009 20:29:13 EST wii fit, day 1 of new you spark challenge Im excited my hubby got me the wii fit and I love it, I have had it for 2 days now and been running,and doing the aerobics on it, plus I joined the spark new you challenge, thought it might motivate me to finally reach my goal weight once and for all. Sun, 4 Jan 2009 10:35:41 EST new me, new plan I will be rethinking everything, i have totally slacked off this past week, and I know the stress of the holidays, sick husband and kids hasnt helped my problems, but its my responsibility to get up and exercise and eat right, and it is my own fault if I have gained weight from this bad week of eating, but Im going to change it and stop it before it gets outta hand, I think i will start myself on a meal plan with sparkpeople and start counting my calories again, and just aiming for 30 minute... Mon, 22 Dec 2008 19:44:32 EST 182 I did my 30 day shred everyday now for 15 days, I have lost 3 pounds so far, I know my eating hasnt always been perfect either, so that is probably why I havent lost more, or becuase I have lost some inches. Sun, 14 Dec 2008 09:08:41 EST 181.8 my weight for today, I did the 30 day shred level 2 today, the walk and jog and ate pretty darn good all in all. had me a tuna sadnwich for lunch with an apple, for snack a small blueberry muffin, and for dinner this ground beef taco type rice meal, it had rice, ground beef, seasoning and sour cream type topping. I think I did okay with the portions though, as I burned about 900 cals today or more. And after the kids go to bed, I will do some long needed yoga! Wed, 10 Dec 2008 18:37:40 EST 183 As of this morning, I'm 183 pounds not too bad, but I'd rather been 181.8 like I weighed a few days ago, must be muscle Im gaining, but Im not giving up, keep workingh out, eating good and it will come off. Its probably my body trying to fight the changes Im making, well it can keep on fighting because Im nto quitting either!I just got done doing level 3 today of the shred and this afternoon I will do my walk and jog dvd for more cardio, and then tongiht my yoga dvd. Tue, 9 Dec 2008 10:17:37 EST 184 starting the 30 day shred 3 days ago was the best thing I could have done, I'm getting stronger and feeling fit, plus it just might be the motivation I need to start dropping these pounds again, I started at 185, so we will see how much I wiegh at the end of the 30 days. Tue, 2 Dec 2008 12:54:59 EST YARD WORK,ETC Ughh, I stayed busy, busy today, hubby had the day off and I took full advantage of it, yard work that is LOL. I dug the stump from the back yard, raked and baged half the backyard, cleaned away dead weeds and vines and made the yard look so pretty, and burned tons of calories doing it, my whole body is sore, but in a good way sore, I feel so accomplished, also did my 5 mile walk this morning. Sat, 22 Nov 2008 20:39:11 EST 182 Yeah, now only 3 pounds and I'm outta 180-ville, I did my 5 miles walk dvd this morning and this afternoon Im doing the butt busters vidoe on spark as part of the BlC weekend challenge, then some more walk and jog and then some pilates tonight, get ready scale b/c Im going down, down down in weight! Fri, 21 Nov 2008 13:32:48 EST 2 yr Anniversary tonight! Today my husband and I have been married for 2 yrs, I'm so happy to have him and my kids in my life. They make life worth living and now I want to be healthy to live a long life with them. Today I did 109 minutes cardio. Thu, 20 Nov 2008 18:47:18 EST yoga mat Yesterday hubby bought me a yoga mat, well we went in half on it and it was wonderful, I did my pilates with it and it helped my back so much, tonight I will do my Yoga and walk and jog twice, some crunches in between too on my ablounge. I'm determined to get out of 180-ville by next tuesday. Wed, 19 Nov 2008 08:12:08 EST