ROSEPAW's SparkPeople Blog ROSEPAW's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Back again and recommitted It has taken me a very long time since the birth of my 3rd child to find the motivation and desire to change my eating habits to be able to lose the weight I have regained with my pregnancies. I'm not sure what finally snapped in me, but I just decided that I don't like the way I look and the person I've become. I'm tired of seeing myself in the mirror and wishing I looked better. My husband asked me once what it would take to motivate me to get healthy again, and I told him a trip to Hawaii ... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:29:00 EST Battle of the bulge Well, I kind of lost track of my health and my weight loss with all of the things going on with our family. I have just decided that I really need to make my health and weight loss a priority again. I have started logging my food and am determined to exercise and keep eating better. I am very tired of this huge bulge around my middle not to mention the other fat hanging around. I had lost part of the baby weight, but I have been gaining it back since Rosalie has mostly stopped nursing. I... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 00:01:40 EST Back to the weight loss track! Well, after having my second child, I have just over 30 pounds to lose to reach my original goal of 150. I'd really like to start now so that I don't gain another 20 pounds like I did after my first child. I really want to be able to wear those cute small clothes that I bought after the original weight loss journey. Right now they are in storage just waiting for me to get back down. I only got to enjoy them for a few months before, so I'm looking forward to pulling them back out of storag... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 19:21:26 EST Little Rosalie was born! I haven't been on here in quite awhile since I got pregnant. I wanted to come back and tell everyone that Rosalie was born June 29th. She is 3 weeks old now. She is adorable and her 2 year old brother loves her. She has been sleeping better at night, but juggling 2 kids during the day by myself is still a challenge. Hopefully I'll get the hang of it soon. <BR> <BR> I have already lost about 25 pounds and am hoping to be back at pre-pregnancy weight soon. I will probably be joining ba... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:44:13 EST Baby girl this time?? Well, I had my ultrasound about a month ago and am just now getting around to updating my sparkpage. The doctor said he is 80% sure it's a girl this time. Unfortunately the baby didn't cooperate very well and the umbilical cord went right between the legs making it almost impossible to tell. This is what happened on my first one with Jacob too. The doctor also told me 80% sure it was a girl on his first ultrasound. We had 2 more chances with Jacob to get it right since the ultrasound mac... Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:12:54 EST New addition on the way... Well, I was just getting myself motivated to get the rest of the baby weight off when I found out I was pregnant again - 10/21/10. I didn't think it would be possible until I got in a bit better shape and had lost another few pounds, but I guess my body thought otherwise. Anyway, it's good news. We're excited and nervous. I'm wondering how I'll manage to take care of 2 when I can barely handle 1, but I'm sure I'll figure it out as I go. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all of the great friends and p... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 16:11:06 EST Renewed determination... Ever since I had my baby, I have really struggled with trying to get motivated to lose weight again. I tried to start in January of this year and I joined some challenges and things, but I'm still the same weight as I was in January. I have recently been more dedicated with my exercise and have found some exercises I really like to do like Zumba and walking with my little boy. I have started doing strength training exercises a lot more also. However, the most important component, diet, ha... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 16:22:12 EST JUMP - BLC13 Here I am at the beginning of a new challenge thinking this time things are going to be better. How am I going to do things differently than the last few challenges I have been in? Here are some questions I asked myself and the answers I came up with: <BR> <BR> Why did I sign up? Well, I am sad to say, I am lacking motivation and am hoping that this challenge will help me to get more motivated and excited about losing weight again. When I was losing weight before, I found that challenges... Mon, 10 May 2010 18:14:44 EST Happy New Year! Well, after being out of the diet scene for awhile, I finally decided that I needed to get rid of the 30 pounds that I put back on after having Jacob. I am looking for a good way to exercise since it's still too cold outside to go for a walk and our gym membership expired. I have started logging my food again and am determined to get back down to my goal weight and stay fit so that we can have more kids when we are ready without having to lose a lot of weight again. Plus, I felt so much be... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 15:54:37 EST Baby Jacob was born! April 21st, baby Jacob was born finally. I was induced at 6:30 AM and went through 14 hours of labor before the doctor decided to do a c-section. We got home from the hospital that Friday and we are both doing well. He was 7 lbs 7 oz and 21 3/4 inches long. He is beautiful! <img src=""> Fri, 1 May 2009 14:07:43 EST IT'S A BOY!! I guess 3rd time really was the charm. We went yesterday for our 3rd ultrasound and it was quite obvious this time that we are having a little boy. I was quite surprised because I have really had this instinct the whole time that it was going to be a girl, so I'm still trying to get used to the idea. My husband seems more excited now. I think he's pretty excited that we're having a boy and not a girl. Everything looks good though. The doctor finally got all of his measurements and we saw... Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:02:15 EST It's a...GIRL...maybe! I had my ultrasound Monday, Dec. 15th and the doctor told us that he's 70% sure that it's a girl. I've been thinking for the past couple of months that it is a girl, but we still aren't convinced for sure. The ultrasound machine wasn't working very well, and the doctor said that they are getting new ultrasound machines in 2 weeks. So, he actually scheduled me to come back for another one on the 29th to be one of the first ones to use the new machines. I'm hoping that they will even have t... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 11:51:19 EST I'M PREGNANT!! So what I didn't say in my last blog entry was that not only did I make it to my ultimate weight goal, but I also reached my dream goal just that same week. Now that I'm in my 8th week and my first appointment is next week...and I've had to chance to tell close family and friends...I can finally say that I'm pregnant! I'm due April 14th!! <BR> <BR> I didn't know if it would ever happen but this just goes to show what losing weight can really accomplish. Before I lost all this weight, I wa... Wed, 3 Sep 2008 11:46:10 EST I MADE IT TO MY ULTIMATE GOAL!! When I first started this journey over 2 years ago, I didn't ever imagine I would reach my ultimate goal...and now, here I am! I can't believe how far I've come! I've lost a grand total of 110 pounds - most of that being in the last year since my husband started this journey with me. We both managed to reach our goals yesterday and are very happy with our weight loss. We've started a whole new life as quite different people. We're a lot more active and can do a lot more things than we ev... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 18:08:17 EST I'VE LOST 100 POUNDS ON SPARKPEOPLE! Hey! I didn't think I'd EVER reach that wonderful moment when I could say I had lost 100 pounds, but I did it! I only have 8.6 pounds to go to reach my ultimate goal of 150. I feel so happy and healthy and I can't believe the pictures of me from before SP were really me. I can't believe how different I look. I could never have lost all of this weight without Sparkpeople and support from my husband (also using Sparkpeople). My husband has lost 170 pounds now and reached his goal and nobo... Tue, 1 Jul 2008 19:33:57 EST Me...a size 12? I went shopping a couple of weekends ago with my mom and I saw these really cute capri pants that I absolutely loved. But, I looked and saw that they were size 12 and I said, "No way am I going to fit into these, but I have to try." So, I tried them on...and to my great astonishment, they fit! I also bought a medium sized shirt. It was absolutely amazing to me that I fit into these clothes, so I had to take a picture with my new outfit. <BR> <BR> After that trip, I went to Vegas the next... Tue, 27 May 2008 18:47:55 EST Vanuatu Vacation I thought I'd just put a blog message in here about my recent vacation to Vanuatu. It was a much-needed vacation that was well deserved after all of our hard work. I didn't even feel too self-conscious in a bathing suit on the beautiful white sand beaches! My husband kept commenting on the whole trip that he was so happy we had lost weight so we fit better in the airplane seats and on the bus seats. I can't even imagine what the trip would have been like if we hadn't lost so much weight. ... Thu, 1 May 2008 15:37:39 EST I beat my long-term goal! Wow! I can't even begin to express how happy and excited I am to post this blog today. I've been on Sparkpeople now for almost 2 years with some good times and some not so good times. In the past 7 months though I have lost 66 pounds and today when I stood on the scale, to my WONDERFUL surprise, I was at 178.8! My long-term goal that I have had from the start when I began on Sparkpeople has always been 180, so I almost cried when I saw the number come up on the scale this morning. It fee... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 18:17:25 EST I'M OVERWEIGHT!! YAY! I know it sounds funny to be so happy to be Overweight, but when you've been Obese or Morbidly Obese your whole life like me, you'd celebrate too to finally be JUST Overweight. I just breached that gap this morning as I weighed in at 185.4 pounds and my BMI is finally just under 30. I still have another 35 pounds to go before I'll be considered Healthy by BMI standards, but for now I'm just going to rejoice at being Overweight. Woohoo!! <BR> <BR> I went clothes shopping yesterday too sinc... Tue, 19 Feb 2008 18:29:25 EST I'm a Large now! This is just a quick blog entry because I was so excited. I went to Wal-Mart last Friday and was doing some shopping and saw some really cute shirts. I decided to try some on, so I grabbed XL because that's what I've been buying recently (I started at a size 3XL). I tried on one XL and it was a little bit big, so just for fun I thought I'd try on a Large...AND IT FIT!! I was so excited that I bought the shirt and I'm wearing it at work today! I've gotten lots of comments today on how ski... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 18:54:09 EST I'm in ONEDERLAND! I did it! I FINALLY reached ONEDERLAND on Sunday. I didn't think it would ever be possible, and here I am! I haven't been this low in weight since high school! I'm so excited! I was hoping to be under 200 by the new year, but I was less than a week off, so I guess that's not too bad. <BR> <BR> So far since I started in May of 06, I have lost just over 60 pounds and around 30 inches! I feel like I'm doing pretty good. My husband and I were looking at my pictures last night on here th... Tue, 8 Jan 2008 13:01:23 EST I'm a Thanksgiving survivor...and I've lost 50 pounds now! I did more than just survive Thanksgiving, I lost weight over Thanksgiving weekend! I don't know why 50 pounds is some magical number in my head, but I never thought I could lose 50 pounds and now I've done it! I've always felt like reaching my goal was no more than a dream...80 pounds seems so much to lose and has always been looming years off in the distance. When I woke up Sunday morning and weighed in below 210 after a Holiday, I was finally able to think that I could actually do this!... Mon, 26 Nov 2007 15:33:54 EST Half Way! I don't know why I've never entered any blogs before, but I really felt like today was the day to do it. I'm SO excited that I'm half way to my long term goal that I'm shouting about it to anyone who will listen! I got close last year, but then over the holidays I gained half of it back. Finally, my husband and I started working together and logging our food every day, and I am finally at my half way mark. My husband has lost 50 pounds also and is doing great! I only have 17 more pounds ... Tue, 6 Nov 2007 19:03:15 EST