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Wacky Scales

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

So I was a little annoyed with our digital scale. It gives weird weight fluctuations even when I don't think it should. Then if you stand funny it gives a really high weight. Hopping off and then back on again doesn't work, because as soon as it's decided on a weight it then goes automatically to that amount if you hop back on.

After a trip to the doctor where their scale said I was two pounds lighter (even though I was wearing clothes!) we decided to buy an analog scale.

Now the only problem with our analog scale is that the tic marks are so tiny, I can't see my exact weight. Although I can if my husband looks!

This afternoon I weighed on both (with my husband's help on the second one) and our new scale says I weigh 4 pounds less than our old one. I'm thinking I should either weigh on the analog scale and add two pounds or continue to weigh on our digital and just subtract two pounds.

I sort of like the analog scale though! It says I weigh 185! I also learned at the doctor that the last time I weighed there I was 250. Which is 5 pounds heavier than I thought I had ever been. So am I supposed to change my ticker to reflect that?

Also I wonder if I should update my ticker to 187, which would be the median number between what each scale says.


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SAMANTHAKALLAS 10/25/2007 12:11PM

    I hate this problem. The doctor office will say I way 4 lbs less than my scale at home, however, the gym one says I weigh 4 lbs more!!!! An 8 lb difference!!! I just stick to my scale. And if I get a new scale I just stick to it and adjust my thinking. Pick a scale and stick to it. Even if you weigh on other scales, don't take those weights in to consideration. The thing with weight is that it's all relative!!!

I think you should just pick one of your scales at your house. And DO NOT USE the other one!!!! Just stick to a pattern. That way they're always callobrated the same!!!!

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TWISTMONKII 10/24/2007 12:28PM

    I hate this problem. Each scale reads different. I choose to stick with one scale so that, (even though I have no idea which one is telling the truth) be it consistently wrong or not, it's at least consistent. If that makes sense. Only problem is, how do you know when it's completely broken? lol

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Trying to avoid emotional eating

Saturday, October 20, 2007

I hate the term "spontaneous abortion" darn body, it's like it knew I didn't have insurance so it took matters into it's own hands.

I also hate the term "miscarriage" This is NOT what I wanted!

but sadly, this is where we find ourselves.

(I wanted to edit my blog a bit to clarify myself!)

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HONKEIE 10/23/2007 12:34PM

    I am sorry to hear this. I hope you are doing well, this is never an easy thing to deal with. I did not have health ins. when we found out I was to be a dad the first time around. But I got a job with a quickness soon after.

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AURORA.BELLA 10/22/2007 4:00AM

    Oh my gosh I'm so sorry.

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RGIBSON3 10/21/2007 2:03PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am praying for you and your husband and family. Take care of yourself in this hard time.


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DNJEN471 10/21/2007 1:11PM

    Oh my dear Amber.... I am so so so sorry to hear of your loss! I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason and I am glad that you seem to have that same perpective. Although, this is still so unfortunate! I know how badly you wanted this and my heart goes out to you! Hugs, Danielle

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GOOGLEMENOW 10/21/2007 10:12AM

  Amber - I am so sorry that this happened. You and your family are in my prayers. Give yourself some time to heal emotionally, things will happen in Gods' time. Nobody can answer why, it just was not meant to be now. Next time, you can have your insurance in place and not have any worries. Take care.

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THINNYMINNY 10/20/2007 8:58PM

    Dear Amber,
Just wanted you to know I'm thinking about you and sending you a hug and lots of support.

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SAMANTHAKALLAS 10/20/2007 12:13PM

    Maybe God knew that right now the financial burden would be too much to handle. What you can do now is get insurance some where that will assist in pregnancy and be completely prepared for the next time. Whatever you do, do not let this be a negative mark on your trying for a family. You are a beautiful person. And I am sure there are children in your future!!!

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BARBIEMOM2 10/20/2007 10:14AM

    Amber, I will say I'm sorry this happened. No,no one can say why it happened,but whatever the reason,there will be another pregnancy,and it will be what you wanted.My prayers are with you and your family.

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Health Insurance Woes

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

We finally heard back from the insurance assistance my husband and I were trying to get now that I'm pregnant. Apparently the amazing overtime my husband was able to put in awhile ago to help us pay bills screwed us out of assistance. it slowly put his average income too high, so they aren't going to cover us.

I've looked at health insurance quotes and they are SO high, huge monthly payments, huge deductibles, co-pays, coinsurance! I couldn't stop crying yesterday, and this morning I woke up feeling sick to my stomach.

I haven't had morning sickness yet, and this morning it didn't really feel like that. It felt more like heartache-sickness. If anyone knows what I mean by that!

I still went to the gym today, I was able to do about 30 minutes on the elliptical, but my mind was racing the whole time. And all I want is a GIANT PIECE OF CAKE!

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AURORA.BELLA 10/19/2007 5:39PM

    I'm so sorry you're having trouble with medical stuff when your pregnancy should be a happy time! Were you trying to get on Oregon Health plan? I don't have insurance either.

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EMBBEAR 10/18/2007 6:10PM

    Sounds like it's time to do something good for yourself and I don't mean chocolate cause we all know unffortuantely it's only temporary. Maybe go to the library and pick up some fun new work out tapes? Hope you feel better, all is not lost there is always a light

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Pregnancy Confirmed

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

So as some of you may already know, I confirmed pregnancy on monday at planned parenthood. I'm feeling freagin' tired, but otherwise business as usual. Except the fact that I haven't worked out since Friday.

Although I have to work out today. I feel like if I don't I'm going to go crazy!

Well no other news for now. Good luck to everyone on their weight loss journeys!

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HONKEIE 10/5/2007 8:50AM

    here comes the baby wagon! baby's are great its just once they grow up and start talking back is when it starts to suck lol. Congrats on the blue stick of happiness. My wife still has her 2 EPT test thingies, dont ask she is werid like that. We also have 2 bellybuttons in a baby food jar that look like rabbit pellits. Disturbing, but own well, good luck with everything!

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CABS*MOM 10/4/2007 10:56AM

    Oh my!! I had no idea!!! Congrats girly!!!!!!

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RKS-D1 10/3/2007 5:26PM

    Oh my goodness....CONGRATS! There is nothing like feeling that lil precious person movin! I wish you nothing but the best and will keep you and baby in my prayers!

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TWISTMONKII 10/3/2007 3:42PM

    YAY \o/

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DNJEN471 10/3/2007 2:58PM

    YEA! YEA! YEA!

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LAUREN419 10/3/2007 2:39PM

  Congrats to you!~

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SCRAPPYLOUISA 10/3/2007 2:36PM

    Congratulations! Hugs, Shirley

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Sick or not sick?

Friday, September 21, 2007

With the weather change I can't tell if I'm sick or not! I've taken my temperature twice in the last couple of days and it is slightly higher than normal even though the weather outside is colder. I keep having to blow my nose. And I've felt weaker, yesterday I could barely finish my workout!

So what the heck is going on? I have to burn a lot of calories today, and all in one workout. So it's going to be a little difficult, but I think I can do it!

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AURORA.BELLA 10/3/2007 7:05AM

    This happened to me too! The exact day that it went from being warm here in portland and then suddenly got cold and rainy I had a sore throat and felt like maybe I was getting sick all of a sudden. I thought maybe it was seasonal mood change or something but I LOVE the fall so I don't know... It went away for the most part after a couple days. I hope you feel better now!! Congratulations on trying to get pregnant and Good Luck!!!

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    And the body temperature goes up too when you're pregnant because you have more blood flowing.

Hmmmm ... be patient.

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DNJEN471 9/21/2007 7:13PM

    ya know, that pregnant women feel congestion the moment the pregancy hormone is detected in their system..... ooooo..... now you have my curiousity peaked!

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