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I know that every woman that has ever had a child has been amazed by the process, but even knowing that, I was not prepared for the profound changes that pregnancy and motherhood brought about in my body and my mind.
My body became a literal bed of creation. I was full of the magic and wonder of being allowed to bring a whole new being into life. I am have never loved this body so much! Never! I glowed with the knowledge that every thing I did I shared with my baby. Pregnancy was not perfect - oh no - but it was magical nevertheless.
Now that he is here, my body has really taken a back seat other than as it relates to feeding him, carrying him, and loving him. But as far as me taking care of ME, well, that has not happened.

And now it is time.

Member Since: 8/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 7,314

My Goals:
*Eat nourishing, healthy and tasty food.
*Eat reasonable portions; and actually stop when I'm full.
*Exercise at least 3 days per week, for a minimum of 30 minutes.
*Yoga 2 times a week or more.
*Value each day.
Goal stage one: fit back into my pre-pregnancy size 14s.
Goal stage two: fit into my smaller-self size 12s.
Goal stage three: maintain an active, healthy, balanced lifestyle for the duration.

My Program:
This is a whole new approach:
1. Mindfulness meditation 6 days per week.
2. Yoga 2x per week.
3. Walk, dance or bike 3x per week.
4. Journal or blog 1x per week.
5. Eat more plant based foods and drink more water.

Personal Information:
I am a new mom, and I have the luck to be able to stay at home for a year with my little guy. I am truly loving it.

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I am a happily married Missouri resident. I live in a great old house in a medium sized college town.
I love to cook, create, talk, sing, dance, read, and play. I am an avid environmentalist and am particularly passionate about healthy and sustainable food.
I have been trying to lose weight off and on for about the past, oh, forever, and am ready to be done with that!

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    *knock knock*
    2947 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/26/2009 2:32:10 PM
    where are you!? come back!!!
    2968 days ago
  • v LIZZABETH1986
    welcome back!! ;) it's never too late to start again... even when you haven't update in what seems like forever. i hope everything is going well with you!
    3026 days ago
    So you worked at a school full of babies? I thought he was just a more wild version of other kids. So if I tell him no a bunch of times he'll get it? I just want him to know that the dog's toys are the DOG'S and Walter the dog doesn't play with his toys, so he shouldn't play with Walter's toys. I've tried to tell him but I guess if the dog is playing with them, they must be toys, and all toys belong to baby Josh. He also watches Walter eat his dog food, and Josh is a FANTASTIC eater! He doesn't turn his head away from anything. Those little squishy tender dog morsels must seem delicious lol. It just seems like baby Josh isn't getting it. I want him to understand I'm not saying "No" because I don't love him and want him to not be happy, but because I know something he doesn't. I guess I will forever have guilt about telling him "No". Mom used to tell me the same thing, that she doesn't say "No" because she doesn't love me, she tells me because she DOES love me. I didn't understand till long after I moved out. Mom might have just been right.
    What age do you think is right to "discipline" a baby by saying "no"? I heard they don't understand your adult speak. If I yell at Josh which I have done maybe twice in his lifetime, he just laughs. Or if I slap his little hand he giggles and thinks its a game so I don't do either. I'm trying to say "no" but he'll sit on his butt and cry at me lol. It's cute but it's very pathetic.

    Well anywho, I'm taking up enough room on your page. THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING ON MY BLOG!!!!!! I need all the help I can get girl... Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

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    3051 days ago
    LOL... I think we were reading blogs at the same time and then commenting at the same time :-) CONGRATS on the 5.5 lbs! That is awesome!! Other than the dog drama, things are going well, and even with the dog... you all left such sweet comments that it really put things into perspective and I'm looking forward to Sunday to help the next tough case! :-) Hope you have a fabulous week!
    3051 days ago
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