MAMADESERTROSE's SparkPeople Blog MAMADESERTROSE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Back at it again Was recently down and out with heart problems. i see a cardiologist in a few weeks Thank goodness. I am praying they can figure out a way for me to feel better. I feel alot better and i refuse to give up on me. Looking forward to carrying on with my weightloss goals!! I have a long way to go . over 100 pounds still to go But I am ready!! <em>347</em> Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:20:47 EST Feel better Had a great walk with the kids this morning. Only went a mile because I am concerned about my youngest who is only 6 but I think she will do fine if i step it up to 2 or 3 miles with them . she has alot of energy and loved going :) Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:49:08 EST weight plateau I havnt lost anymore weight and i am frusterated. i walk everyday and am staying true to my new diet . Maybe I need to drink more water. I have been so stressed out. I bought a journal today and am so excited to release some venting lol. Trying to hang in here. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:27:47 EST feel like Im falling off the wagon I need to keep pushing myself . Why is it that it seems to be cheaper to eat crappy. Ugh i need to get more healthy foods so i can prepare healthier meals. I wish my husband was a little more encouraging about my losing wieght. He really doesnt say much about my diet and doesnt understand why I only eat one burger when he grills them. He seems offended when i eat it bunless. :( I wish he would try and eat healthier too but he refuses to go on walks and eat better. He says he walks enough at ... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:15:06 EST Back at it again. I took a break over vacation. yay no pounds gained but I feel crappy for not excersisng in the last 2 weeks. I have been under alot of stress lately too, a walk sounds delightful. Time to think and push myself , but its hard with the kiddos. I like walking 3 to 4 miles at a time and I just feel that is too much for a 11 yr old and a 5 year old so I try to only go a mile or 2 with them. I am waiting on a friend who promised they would start walking with me at night while my hubby watches the ... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:38:20 EST Belly fat issues I think I can do this! I am feeling a bit cruddy about myself today i hate my stomach, the way it looks and the way it hangs down :( Yet this ugly stomach is what is keeping me going! I wonder if it will go away ever? or atleast shrink. Its so fatty!! I've been walking alot and eating right and drinking tons of water... and that's been helping me drop pounds but i dont know what i can do to help me tighten (or atleast try to) my lower tummy pouch? I've noticed that alot of the stomach exersis... Mon, 19 May 2014 12:09:36 EST 14 pounds good riddance!! I went to the doctor yesterday i have lost 14 pounds :) I was so excited and makes me more motivated to keep going. I just wish I could physically see it more. Everyone says they can see it in my face but I dont see it. :( which is a little frustrating, but i wont give up!! I made it this far now i want to see what another 14 pounds gone feels like! :) <em>224</em> Thu, 15 May 2014 10:54:29 EST almost passed out this morning on my walk I had a very scary occurrence happen to me. This a.m. I had blood drawn( 6 vials.) I had to fast all night which wasn't as bad as I predicted. Anyhow immediately after the blood draw I ate a think thin chunky peanut butter protein bar and a huge water then sipped some unsweetened ice tea. After i took my daughter to preschool I decided i would try and get a quick walk in. It was only a mile and a half but when i went uphill I started getting very lightheaded and everything started getting dar... Fri, 9 May 2014 12:41:49 EST Feeling pretty good. I couldnt get a walk in today because my son is sick but Im walking to work tonight :) Pretty excited. I am proud of myself today i went to McDonalds and all I orderd was a Large unsweetend tea! It felt great not having that cheeseburger or fries. I just went because I was thirsty. Thats never happened before :) Fri, 2 May 2014 19:17:09 EST Getting back on track I am hoping It has taken me alot longer than i had expected but atleast i am here. I saw a nutritionist a few weeks ago whom really helped me feel more motivated and also explained things I can do too overcome my emotional overeating and Binge eating. I have been dieting for 2 weeks and lost 4 pounds . i had to completely alter my diet. Portion size- adding fruits and veggies- and finding a gluten free and no sugar protein bar that actually fills me up. But i did it so far. the only thing I am having tro... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:02:03 EST walked 3.23 miles :) I Feel great today! Went on a 3.2 mile walk today :) I had a very pleasant time and especially now that it feels like spring here today in Montana ; it was extra nice to feel the warm sunshine. I am also happy I had will power to put the candybar back on the shelf at the store, It was hard because it looked sooooooooo good, but I resisted and ate apples with peanut butter as soon as I got home. I'm hoping to walk again tomorrow or Sunday. It is going to be a gorgeous weekend weather-wise so I should take advanta... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:00:57 EST weigh in went well I am so happy to be able to see that I am losing weight. Down six pounds in about 3 weeks. I hope I can keep doing this. I know i will feel better to get all this extra weight off of me. I am planning on walking tomorrow I dont think I can do 3.65 miles again, but would like to do a little over 2 <BR> then shoot for three miles on Friday :) Wish me luck!!! :) <em>311</em> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:05:12 EST I think I may have pushed myself too hard today I went for a walk while my youngest daughter was at preschool and figured I would take another 2 mile walk, but while I was walking I felt angry at myself for letting myself get this large, so i kept pushing my self. Then I ended up walking 3.56 miles and had a hard time making it back to my car. Im just so out of shape and so disappointed with myself. I just want to lose this weight so bad! Im now so sore and stiff and have blisters :( Maybe i should just stick with the 2 miles. Hope this g... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:46:12 EST off to a rough start I feel like a broken record when it comes to weight loss and diets. I am hoping that I can finally decide this wont be a diet but a life change. I am really struggeling with sweets...any suggestions? Its my weakness for sweets!! Sun, 24 Mar 2013 01:50:39 EST