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Diary of a Second Time Mom

Hi everybody! Iím Kim. Iíve been on Spark on and off since 2007. When I started Spark I was about to get married and was working with a personal trainer who mentioned it as a good site for tracking nutrition. I started here just tracking food, which Iím still terrible at, but Iíve stayed here through my journey to 30 and throughout my recent pregnancy. Then, in April 2013, I kind of fell off the Spark wagon. Iíve mostly maintained my mindset but I had a rough year where a lot of things got put ...
Hi everybody! Iím Kim. Iíve been on Spark on and off since 2007. When I started Spark I was about to get married and was working with a personal trainer who mentioned it as a good site for tracking nutrition. I started here just tracking food, which Iím still terrible at, but Iíve stayed here through my journey to 30 and throughout my recent pregnancy. Then, in April 2013, I kind of fell off the Spark wagon. Iíve mostly maintained my mindset but I had a rough year where a lot of things got put on the back burner including my healthy lifestyle.

Fast forward to today and Iím in a much better place. Iím back to working out regularly and trying to eat consciously. Iím somewhat of a second time mom if you will, trying to find a way to balance my life by giving importance to the things that matter the most to me now. I have C, my 14 (almost 15) year old daughter and L, my 1 year old daughter! Life is a lot different as a ďSecond Time MomĒ and Iím having to find new ways to incorporate health and fitness into this new world that revolves around a one year old. I donít have the luxury of working out whenever I feel like it or spending all the time I want on meal planning and grocery shopping. I am really focused on enjoying being a mom and making life revolve around that.

I started keeping a journal, Diary of a Second Time Mom (D2TM), a while back and I decided that the best way for me to get back on the wagon would be to start posting my journal entries here. Itís mostly everyday things that happen and thoughts that I have. Itís usually pretty dull but Iíve been trying to focus on highlights of each day; things that I know that Iíll forget but want to remember forever. I think Iíll be more likely to incorporate healthy habits in my days if Iím writing these entries here too though so Diary of a Second Time Mom is going public! Iíd love to take you all on this little ride through my new world! Iíd love to get your advice on parenting a high-schooler or a toddler and any tips/tricks you use to stay healthy with both!


I've got some go to sayings that I try to remember when I'm not feeling it all. My favorite is:

"A man who wants something will find a way, a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -- Stephen Dolley, Jr.

I have this written on a Post It and stuck on my monitor at work!! And I've found that it works in most situations. . . even ones not related to weight loss or healthy living.

Another that I find myself repeating time and time and time again is:

"Just do it." -- Nike

Have more true words ever been spoken?? I rest my case.

And finally, I saw this one on some wise Spark Person's page back when I re-started here on Spark and I've used against myself and I've used it on people in my life when they complain that it's "SOOOO hard"

"It's hard being overweight.
It's hard maintaining your weight.
And it's hard losing weight.
You just have to pick your hard."

I wish I could remember who's page I grabbed that from!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

Here's the stats:
Height: 5'7"
SP Starting(over) Weight 7/1/14: 188.8
SP Goal Weight: 165.0

Rewards:
165 - Tattoo!!

Alright. . . that about sums it up. Hope you enjoyed and hope to see you around!!
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Member Since: 5/16/2007

SparkPoints: 23,239

Fitness Minutes: 41,056

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I am currently aiming to get in 40-60 minutes of cardio and/or ST a day. I workout over my lunch breaks to make sure this happens 5 days a week !! I mix it up with a little of everything but mainly it's running, dog walking and the stair machine and lots of free weights.

I'm terrible about tracking nutrition but I try my hardest. In general I try to make sure that I 1) eat when I'm hungry, 2) eat clean, 3) eat balanced. This doesn't always happen but it's what I've got!


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BAKER1009
11/20/2013 9:55:58 AM

Hello! So you've been on my mind the last few days and I've been meaning to get over here to see how you are. Then to my surprise I see you've updated your status. So, when ya have time, let me know how you are?! And how your punky girl is too!!

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Beth



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ALICEART2010
7/30/2013 12:01:50 PM

Glad to see you are doing well.



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7/19/2013 4:23:44 PM

Have a wonderful weekend!
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SEATTLESIMS
7/18/2013 4:23:53 PM

Thanks for the feedback on camping food ideas! Do you have a car adaptor for your crock pot?
Yep, I cook muffins (or muffins shaped like donuts) and take them in a tupperware for breakfast! I add protein powder to almost all of my baked goods now, so they are more filling.. swap in some oat flour for some of the regular flour etc.. and it is pretty hearty..
I'm thinking boiled eggs would also be good.
Thanks for the ideas!



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BAKER1009
7/16/2013 3:48:42 PM

Hey there! To funny about the punky thing! Preston, my 4yo, calls her "little lady" which is so cute!
I think we don't sleep the night through for the same reason! Her crib is right next to me. But we're working on it. It's hard too, because I don't want her to cry in the night and wake-up hubs, who has to work in the morning. So I would always scoop her up quick and feed her.

We'll get there one day, right?! Hope everything else is going well. I'll have to post a blog and pics one of these days too. Life sure is busy, isn't it?
Thanks for the info regarding the color run! I'm excited, especially to run it with my daughter.

Hugs,
Beth



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