SELENAMDZ's SparkPeople Blog SELENAMDZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community this totally just happened... Yeah!!! Two miles in 20 minutes :) :) :) :) <img src=""> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:50:57 EST proud of myself!!!! I made the goal to run 10 miles this week. So...monday morning I headed to the gym and ran 3 miles in 34 minutes, which was no easy task at being overweight and not running too often. So I walked for a little to cool down... Then I thought...hmm I think I could do more. So I ran/jogged a 4th mile at 11 minutes. I can't believe I did four miles in one day!!! Feeling pumped!! Only 6 more to do this week. Im thinking maybe 2or3 today. I would like to eventually get to 25 miles a week!!!! <img sr... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:47:54 EST I'm back..I mean it Well here I am once again...but this time I'm feeling pumped! I am excited to get look good for being a mom of 4. December is my 29th birthday. I have a dress I really want to be able to fit by then. :) I sm officially 22 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight with my 4th son. Than I eill only have 20 more to lose to be back to where I was before my first and second baby. Totally doable. This week I am hoping for 2 185. So excited to get back in the 170's!! Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:06:10 EST This is beyond my control. Any advice? I feel helpless. Gosh, where do I even begin? My hope/faith in myself has gone. So sad to say, but I have lost that motivation. I am exhausted. It all started back in September when my husband deployed. It was beyond stressful doing everything by myself, with my 4 boys all 6 and under in -40 degree weather. It was hard. During which my appendix was removed as well. Little crazy things kept popping up, my kids were having a hard time emotionally and in school. <BR> Anyway, I was so grateful when he came home b... Wed, 28 May 2014 09:32:32 EST 2 week plan Trying out a two week, no cheat plan. My hope is that this will get me back into the swing of things and boost my motivation. I am hoping if I look at things day by day for 2 weeks, it won't be so over whelming. These two weeks I have decided to not eat after dinner, eat oatmeal and less sugary breakfast foods and stick to protein (shakeology) and veggies based dinners. I am trying to eat more fresh foods for snack, like an apple or salad. I also will be waking up to go to the gym every morn... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 17:51:32 EST My husband is HOME from deployment :) <img src=""> <img src="">This is the Blog posted by the photographer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's wonderful to have him home again. Now time to try to focus on myself, not just our boys :) Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:05:59 EST Lost Hope.. trying to find that motivation again Well I have 4 wonderful, healthy, gorgeous little boys. But, each of my pregnancies I am unable to workout due to preterm labor. I also eat like a crazy lady when pregnant. In short, I have gained around 60 pounds with each of my four boys. I am not one of those, gain the baby weight and it falls off kind of ladies. EACH time after having a baby I have had to fight to get that weight off, fight hard. Each time has been harder than the time before. First time, fell off as soon as I started try... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 07:01:27 EST This is not easy :( My husband has officially been deployed for a week now... It has been the hardest week ever! We have been apart before, 6 months while we were engaged. About 2 months for tech school, a month or 2 for basic and a couple months for school. BUT we have never had children while he has been gone. Now I am facing 5 months without him and with our 4 young boys, Noah 6, Ezra 4, Bobby 2, and Moses almost 5 months. I have had no time for myself, my kids have been throwing more tantrums, my 6 year old ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 11:18:32 EST 30-40 pounds to go in 4-6 months I have around 4-6 months to lose as much weight as I can. I am hoping for 30-40, of course closer to 40 would be great. Trying to get fit while my hubby is deployed. I am trying for around 2 pounds a week!!! I feel really ready, trying to focus on my kids and health... hopefully it helps time pass and i can look amazing when he gets home. HEY SPARKPEOPLE I AM BACK AND READY TO KICK BUTT!!!! Sun, 29 Sep 2013 18:25:04 EST Time to start counting calories And my fight against food continues (haha). I am nursing my 10 week old and boy am I hungry!! I have been working out A LOT. But nothing is happening, I now realize I need to start counting calories. Going to start keeping better track of what I am eating, hopefully this helps!!! Wish me luck. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:01:37 EST 3 weeks of vacation, a new perspective. Well hear I am , back from almost 3 weeks of vacation! I of course didn't lose any weight... we ate like crap, lots of pizza, cheesecake, fudge.. you get the idea. LOL Only reason I didn't gain weight is because we also did a lot of hiking and active things while gone. Well anyway, I am back and ready to get back to my weight lose routine. Today as I started putting away my maternity clothes and going threw the things I own, I realized I have so much cute clothes that I never get to wear. It ... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 22:06:10 EST Tuesday weigh in Finally the scale has moved! Down 2 pounds this week. 197. Two big changes this week, not eating after 7 and drinking more water. Yeah me!!! :) Tue, 4 Jun 2013 07:36:34 EST Wow, this is going to be harder then I thought! :( Bummed... 2 weeks in a row with no weight loss, in fact I weigh the exact same. I honestly thought since I am nursing (which burn calories) I thought as long as I ate in moderation that weight would slowly start to come off. Apparently I am wrong... Moses is only 3 weeks old so no working out yet! It's not like I am being shallow, and trust me I am enjoying him so much,BUT I am currently technically obese, and I have a family reunion coming up in a few weeks. I just wanted to lose some weight... Tue, 28 May 2013 09:57:47 EST Keeping myself accountable! Motivation for YOU and ME <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's Tuesday, weigh in day and I am still at 199 pounds ( I wanted to get to 198) but instead of being sad about this, I am holding myself accountable. I am still making this post, because I know if I stick with it, every Tuesday no matter what the scale says, I will succeed. <BR> I am feeling strong, and motivated. I found some amazing quotes to share. <BR> <img src=" Tue, 21 May 2013 10:11:08 EST Alright, still gradually losing baby weight :) Baby boy will be 2 weeks on tuesday. <BR> When I weighed myself last while pregnant I was 40 weeks 4 days and 223 pounds. <BR> As of this morning I am 199 pounds <BR> That is a total of 24 pounds lost so far. <BR> I am still gradually losing the water weight/ blood weight among other things because I was 202 a few days ago, <BR> I am still eating lost of food, only I am loading up on more healthy choices. ( I am breastfeeding) <BR> Yesterday I bought some 2 pound weights for my arms, for ve... Sat, 18 May 2013 09:16:06 EST Weight loss journey begins, AGAIN Well my 4th and last baby boy is now 8 days old. I am enjoying sweet baby boy, and have been sooo busy! I would like to start going on walks again soon. I weighed 223 at my last pregnant appointment with him, 40 weeks apt. But didn't have him until 40 weeks and 4 days. <BR> That was a total weight gain from pregnancy of 58 pounds... and that for me is sadly normal <BR> gained 50 with first <BR> 60 with second <BR> 62 with third <BR> and 58 with fourth <BR> haha <BR> Oh well, we wanted 4 ki... Thu, 16 May 2013 07:57:41 EST he is here!!!! Well went 4 days past my due date. Doctor strongly recommended indusing me and didn't want me to go past 41 weeks. So I finally agreed, and thank God I did what doc and I felt was best and stopped listening to others. Sweet baby boy already had his first bowel movement in me, he could have been one sick baby, but thankfully he didn't get the poop in his systom. Went in yesterday the 7th at 7 in the morning they started potocin at 805 and he was born at 959 (told ya my labors are fast) too fas... Wed, 8 May 2013 11:43:57 EST decided not to get induced.... Doctor offered to induce me today, 5 days before my due date. I have extremely fast labors and live a good distance from the hospital... But I changed my mind, and canceled this morning. I would have literally been at the hospital right now in labor, maybe even about to hold my baby.. it would be so wonderful to see his face. <BR> BUT, I decided that since this is probably my last baby, I want to enjoy the excitement of him coming on his own. I am nervous, hopefully it's soon and not in the m... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 11:44:16 EST Due date is only 9 days away.... Well here I am, very much pregnant :) Due date is only 9 days away, however doctor offered to induce me on Sunday (only 4 days from now YIKES). My labors are very fast and we live 30-40 minutes from the hospital, that with the combination of having three kids we would have to get ready and out the door among other things, makes the offer very tempting! Part of me wants to wait to see when little guy wants to come, might be before than anyway :) Either way, I am so excited to know that the end... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:05:45 EST Oh the excitement! I cannot wait :) On Friday I will be 37 weeks pregnant! That means almost just 3 weeks until my due date. I have been sick the last few days, my body is aching, I can't sleep and I feel like I could punch someone in the head if they say something about how big I am. <BR> HAHA yeah! It's getting to the end now :) I will be checked tomorrow for dilation, although I know that means nothing. haha <BR> Just praying for a safe delivery and recovery for baby and I. <BR> Hoping baby doesn't want to come after his du... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:02:23 EST Well here I am.... ugh! Wow, I feel miserable haha. <em>15</em> I know, third trimester and its to be expected. Can't help but think how grateful I am that this is our last....although I know that mindset will change after our baby arrives! <BR> Weight gain has been... a lot. LOL <BR> Which stinks, but honestly is not surprising considering my history on the matter. <BR> I gained 50 with my first (who was born a month early) got up t0 205 <BR> 60 with my second, Got up to almost 210 <BR> and almost 65 with my thi... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:21:31 EST I can't wait to focus on me- exciting to almost be in 3rd trimester! Well in short I have been pregnant or breastfeeding for 6 years now. <BR> I have three sons <BR> Noah 5 <BR> Ezra 3 <BR> and Bobby (almost 2) <BR> and am expecting our 4th and probably last baby boy! <BR> I can't wait to meet this little guy. <BR> I will be 28 weeks on Friday and I finally feel myself getting closer to the end. <BR> I will be nursing this baby for the first 12-15 months of his life as long as everything goes well. I have nursed all my babies for around this amount of time. <B... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 10:02:18 EST Update on baby me and weight... yikes! Well I am 25 weeks and 3 days pregnant and I have gained 22 pounds so far .. :( <BR> I started at 165 <BR> I am now 187 <BR> <BR> I have not been doing as well as I hoped.. but I have good news as well. <BR> Because of my history of pre-term labor I was unable to be active, until now. <BR> My cervix was checked today and it is still 3.3 cm long. so I go the okay to start walking a few days a week. <BR> I really wanted to make it out of the "danger zone" and make sure I wasn't dilating. <BR>... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:53:42 EST My baby is a....!!! <BR> ANOTHER BOY!! <BR> haha I knew it :) <BR> Can't believe I am going to be a mom of four little guys. <BR> I am so excited. I love my boys so much, they have so much fun together. I can't wait to see this little guy. <BR> I thought I would be sad because I have always wanted to have a daughter (and this baby is probably our last) <BR> But I am not sad at all, I am so happy that I cried a few times. <BR> haha :) He looks so healthy and growing so well and was literally jumping around in th... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 09:30:03 EST 17 weeks pregnant update :) Everything is going well so far. <BR> At my last appointment I weighed in at 172 pounds. Every single time I am pregnant I gain way too much weight and easily get up to the 200's. I got up to 205 with my first and a little over that with my second and with my third I got up to 220. <BR> I am not aloud to be active while pregnant, so this time around I am going to try really hard to watch what I eat. I hope to not weigh more than 195-200 this time around. <BR> I need to be very careful beca... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:09:21 EST I am PREGNANT! Just wanted to let you all know that I am expecting baby #4 and my due date is May 3rd. All of my babies have been early, so I am thinking maybe an end of April baby?! I guess we will see! I am 13 weeks today and already had my first apt last week. Everything is measuring well, although I already look extremely pregnant... I think because this is my 4th kid. Babies heart was 169 and my next apt is Nov 20 and in December we will be finding out the sex! I am so happy, and grateful to God for an... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:54:38 EST Just an update :) So I have been stuck at around 160 for months now, but I don't mind too much. I am not exactly where I want to be, but I have come so far! My husband and I have been trying for a few months for baby #4, so I haven't been as motivated as before. Hopefully we get pregnant soon, this next time around I am going to be very careful with my weight gain because I am not aloud to be active while pregnant. (history of pre term labors). <BR> Anyway my oldest starts kindergarten this year, so sad! I... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 09:57:01 EST Soar into Shape- MY FINAL weigh in!!!! &#8206;9 weeks ago I started Soar into Shape with a weight loss goal of 13 pounds. I have lost 12.5, not bad! I also lost 5 inches on my waist! :) Only a few pounds away from pre-pregnancy weight with Bobby, and 15 away from my weight before my other two kids... feels so good to finally see a goal/weight that I know is reachable and no longer just a dream or a memory. <BR> <BR> Alright My final weigh in results are in :) <BR> Starting weight 174.8 <BR> Goal weight 161.8 <BR> Finish weight 16... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 09:48:36 EST Weigh in tomorrow- Last weigh in tomorrow for my soar into shape program. <BR> I am a bit nervous, but we will see! <BR> I was 164 at my last weigh in but these last two weeks have been awful, I really didn't eat well at all. <BR> I have also decided I am going to start trying to eat much better because we have a Trip to KY coming up for a family members wedding. I want to look fit and healthy when we see our family again! That gives me about 7 or so weeks to lose weight- I am going to try for 8-10 pounds. <BR>... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:45:38 EST Yikes- I am better than this! This weekend has been awful. I went to two kids birthday parties and a baby shower. Of course, I ate like crap and had plenty of cake and chips to last me for the next 6 months! haha Seriously though, the important thing is I will not let this get me down- today is a new day and I'm determined to make good choices and get back on track. I have come to far to go back to where I was. <BR> Time to eat healthy, I am going to do this! <BR> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 08:52:55 EST Oh yeah, go me! Weighed in today for my Soar into shape program. I am officially 164 pounds! <BR> <BR> Only 3 pounds away form the 13 pound goal I set almost 2 months ago (for the 9-10 week program I'm doing) Weigh ins are every 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> first weigh in 174.8 <BR> second weigh in 171 <BR> third weigh in 166 <BR> fourth weigh in 164 (not a great weigh in- but Easter was hard!!) <BR> <BR> I am hoping when I weigh in next time and the last time (in 2 weeks) that I will be 161-160. Wish me luck!! ... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:24:41 EST Getting better!!! :) Running <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Slowly getting faster - and slowly getting back to running. <BR> Three months after having my son Bobby I ran a 5K in around 35-36 minutes. <BR> I literally felt like I was going to die- that was me pushing myself to my limit- at the time I was 195 and considered "obese", but I pushed myself and finished. <BR> I stopped running for a while- my son is now 13 months <BR> On March 7th I did 3 miles in 34 min <BR> On M... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 09:31:00 EST How much water are you drinking? DROP THAT SODA! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> WOW, what an eye opener! <BR> <BR> One thing that helped me the most was cutting soda out of my regular daily consumption. I drank A LOT of soda from about the ages of 15-19(I am now 26). I mean A LOT. I remember as soon as I stopped drinking it I felt more energetic and lost a lot of weight. Although I am still far from where I would like to be , I am glad to be drinking water mostly, I know it helps me a lot. ... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 19:29:11 EST No tuesday weigh in... Well, my scale is being weird, one second I get on it and it says I weigh a lot and the next second it says I weigh less than I thought. <BR> SO, I decided to just wait it out and weigh in the gym next Thursday. <BR> I have been going to the gym for weigh ins every couple weeks for the weight loss program I am doing- so I will be weighing in next Thursday, hopefully my weight will reflect all my hard work! <BR> Meanwhile, time to start looking for a new scale!! <BR> Wish me LUCK! Fri, 6 Apr 2012 10:43:30 EST OH MY GOSH!!! :) :) I started a weight loss program called Soar into Shape 4 weeks ago and as of today I have lost 8 pounds and an inch on my waist! So super excited, If I do 8 again in the next 4 weeks I will finally be at my pre-pregnancy weight with Bobby and only 10 pounds away from pre-pregnancy with my other two kids. I'm gonna do it! Yeah!!! <BR> <BR> I can't get over how excited I am right now, <BR> :) <BR> started at 174.8 <BR> currently 166 Thu, 29 Mar 2012 10:40:19 EST Tuesday morning weigh in Lost a pound, not as much as I would like, but better than nothing! <BR> <BR> now 167. <BR> Goal for this week is to lose 2 pounds <BR> <BR> 165 here I come!! Tue, 27 Mar 2012 09:43:06 EST 155 by May?!New goal I was looking at old pictures and realized that last May I was 195- <BR> Currently I am 168 <BR> I am going to try for the 40 pound mark. <BR> 155 by May- a 40 pound difference a year apart. <BR> I think it would be awesome. <BR> <BR> WISH ME LUCK <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 22:17:32 EST Look at my progress!! Me 4 months after my 3rd son. I got up to 220 while pregnant with him- this is me at around 190-195 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Its hard to believe how long I was stuck at this weight. <BR> This is me today- 168 pounds (baby is now 13 months) <BR> <BR> Finally getting close to my goal, and finally looking different!!! <BR> <img src=" Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:55:06 EST Wow, awesome workout tonight! I feel awesome. <BR> ran three miles tonight in 31 min 47 sec. Not my personal best, but it feels good to start running again and pushing myself. <BR> Had to share!!! <BR> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:00:46 EST Yikes, maybe I shouldn't have done that :/ Well I have been doing okay with food, but tonight I made homemade pizza.. uh oh. <BR> I also ate 2 pieces...dang it! <BR> <BR> I guess it could have been worse, it was homemade so I know exactly everything in it. I put apple sauce and a little oil in the crust and I also sprayed the cooking pan instead of covering it in oil. <BR> I only used bell pepper and onion as my toppings- no meat. <BR> But I feel bad- it had been a while since I have had pizza and I ate till I felt full- crappy. <... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:29:58 EST I did it! WOW, feels good. Tuesday morning weigh in.... <BR> <BR> I am officially in the 160's, I can't believe it!!! <BR> <BR> 169.6. <BR> I think I am going to cry, after gaining 60+ pounds while pregnant I can't believe I am only 10 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight with my third baby. (25 pounds away from pre-pregnancy with my first 2 kids) Not bad though considering I was 220 pounds 14 months ago!! (9 month pregnant) <BR> <BR> YES! <BR> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 08:51:25 EST GOALS Okay, I have some serious goals that I am going to achieve. <BR> <BR> Goal 1- Be 160-163 by the end of April.- yes you heard that right!! <BR> <BR> Goal 2- Be 150 before we start trying for baby #4 and also for this summer when we visit family. <BR> <BR> Goal 3- Gain between 25-40 pounds while pregnant ( I have gained 50 with 1st baby 60 with second and third baby) <BR> <BR> Those are my main goals as of right now. Hubby and I are going to try for another baby this summer and I am NOT go... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:10:36 EST Feeling awesome! I have been feeling so awesome and motivated the last couple of weeks. I still can't believe how close I am to getting in the 160's! Thank goodness, I REALLY mean it when I say that I will NEVER allow myself to gain 60 pounds while pregnant- EVER AGAIN!!!! This weight has been a nightmare to lose, I am still not there (my son is 13 months) but it is so nice to actually feel like it is going to happen, for a while I started to believe that I would always be overweight- for the rest of my life.... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 21:26:20 EST Long overdue update!- Baby weight almost gone Hello everyone! I have been so busy lately, things have been crazy! I just wanted to inform everyone on my progress this last couple of weeks. I started a program called "soar into shape" with the base gym and things are going awesome. I am now almost out of the 170's! When I get to 160 I will have lost all of my pregnancy weight with my third son.. thats 60 pounds! I got up to 220 with him. My end goal would be 145 that is where I was before my first and second son <BR> However, my husband a... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 09:33:12 EST first goal met I wanted to weigh 177 this week and I do! Yeah for me! <BR> Next goal- 175 next monday. <BR> Wish me luck :) Mon, 14 Nov 2011 08:49:42 EST Today it begins Today I have begun my counting calories. <BR> Goal- to lose 8-10 pounds by end of December. <BR> I want to lose around 1-2 pounds a week for a nice steady weight loss. <BR> <BR> SHORT TERM GOAL- <BR> short term goal of tracking everything I eat for a week, <BR> Hopefully if this helps me lose weight or even helps me get use to tracking food, I will be able to continue doing so. <BR> But for now, short goals are easier to achieve. <BR> so tracking calories every day until next monday. <BR> <... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 09:02:24 EST I need help please :( I have always been known for my optimism and motivation. However, things have been very different since having my third son. With my first son I had lost all the weight from pregnancy (50 pounds) when he was about 10 months and weighed less than my pre-pregnancy weight by the time he was a year old. With my second son I gained 60 pounds and lost all of it but the last 5-10 pounds by the time he was 12 months old. This time, different story. <BR> I don't know if it's because of lack of motiva... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 12:15:16 EST OMG JAPAN! So my husband got orders for Misawa Japan in May. Wow, I am so excited to move to Japan!! Has anyone been to this area? Thu, 15 Sep 2011 20:13:55 EST 170's?!?!!? Holy cow I am finally back in the 170's and also when I lose 1 more pounds I will be half way to my end goal. I am so excited!!!! Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:06:53 EST Woohoo I did it! I had a goal to lose 2 pounds this week and I did it!!!! <BR> So excited,goal for this week 2 more pounds. Lets do this thing!!!! Tue, 5 Jul 2011 09:29:02 EST