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My New Talking Scales

Saturday, February 04, 2012

I have a couple sets of talking scales around the house. The first one I got was the Wii Fit Plus, which never fails to inform me "That's Obese!" when I step on it. The new ones however just say my weight without any further insult.

The new scales have had me thinking though. Many of us have scales that talk...we just don't know it. Many of us allow that number on the scale to tell us our self worth or even our mood for that day. One of the things I learned very early on in this journey is that that number is only that-a number. It doesn't tell me who I am. It is only a measure of my progress.

A friend of mine sent me a picture that I want to share...

Remember this...and that alone is a success.

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DRB13_1 2/8/2012 3:04PM

    I need to put these and MORE on my scales! Thanks for sharing!

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 2/8/2012 2:17PM

    This is awesome, Aimee. Thanks for sharing!

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GATORJOY 2/5/2012 5:19PM

    It is very true...weight is on the outside and is only an asessment of appearance. While character and personality are traits we value for a lifetime!

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PENNEYV 2/4/2012 10:22PM

    Thanks for the encouragement. I hate my scales and would really get depressed if it told me I was obese. I ought to make a sign for mine. emoticon

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81MSMITH1 2/4/2012 7:43PM

    Brilliant. Next time I step on the scale and don't like what I see, I am going to remember this photo.

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JUDYAMK 2/4/2012 6:36PM

    I Like this thanks for posting

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Failure Has a Voice...and It Whispers in My Ear

Friday, January 27, 2012

Do you ever feel like every time you get back on track and start making progress that something comes along and knocks you off course? And in those moments, there is that little voice that comes and whispers in your ear, "Just take it easy...don't be so strict on have enough going don't need to be worrying about what you eat too..." That's the voice of failure. It is strong and persistent and will try to bring you down in your weakest moments.

That voice came to me the week before last as I sat in the emergency room liatening to the doctor tell me that I had dislocated my SI joint and that my workout routine would be sidelined for quite some time. See, that Monday was my first day back to working out since having the baby. I did three miles with Leslie Sandsone and was feeling really good about it. I wasn't able to work out during my pregnancy due to some joint problems-such as they wouldn't stay in place, so I felt pretty good about making it through without having to stop and quite honestly without feeling too awfully tired. The next day I'd had a really long day and was extremely tired but I had still made the commitment to myself and did 20 minutes on the Wii Fit Plus. By Wednesday I was having some mild back pain and decided I might have overdone it a bit so I took that day off to rest. Thursday morning I woke up with quite a bit more discomfort which seemed to worsen as the day went on. By 3:00 that afternoon I was in a LOT of pain. At around 4:30 I went to lay the baby in his crib and as I lowered him down something popped in my lower back and my hands opened up involuntarily and I dropped him. Not to worry, he was only about 5 inches from the crib mattress and was unharmed-I on the other hand, was suddenly in intolerable pain. I couldn't move.

Fortuntely my mom was there and about 3 hours later when I realized this horrible pain wasn't getting any better, she took me to the ER. As the doctor explained what he saw on my x-ray, I almost didn't even hear him over the loud voice of failure, "That's have a new baby-you don't have time to workout anyway. In fact, maybe you should just delay getting back on track...I mean what good is eating well going to do when you can't work out? Besides, you're married now and he loves you like you are-you don't need to change." Yes, my failure's voice is very convincing.

I listened to the voice and weighed what it had to say before deciding it was dead wrong! Just because the voice of failure was speaking to me didn't mean that I was a failure. I decided right then and there to do what it took to get well and BE well. Not being able to workout only means that I'll be slightly delayed in regaining the fitness level I had pre-baby. It doesn't mean I can't lose weight or continue to be a good example and help for my husband who is trying so hard to lose weight as well.

Because I had my own voice and didn't allow failure to be my voice, I now have something I'm really proud of to show for it...I have lost 11 pounds. That's 11 without a workout-just by eating a good healthy diet and making good choices. With my doctors encouragement, I made the decision to go to physical therapy so that I can recover the right way and feel confident in my body again. I'm making really good progress and can now bend and move without pain. I'm doing some small workouts at physical therapy-work in the pool, the exercise bike, and some weights. I told them my goal is to run again and they told me I'd be running there on the treadmill by the end of my treatment. Despite beind told it would be a long recovery and I probably wouldn't be able to do any physical activity for a month or better, I haven't had a pain pill in a week and have been walking and lifting pain free. All of this, because I didn't listen to the voice of failure.

I believe we all have a voice of failure and it tells each of us different things. it knows you well and says all the right things. Regardless of what it tells you, don't listen. Be your own voice...which you can call SUCCESS.

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TLMASSIE 1/30/2012 1:34PM

    Aimee, your writing never ceases to amaze me! It is almost as if you are in my head as my voice tells me all the discouraging and lazy things it tells me. I love you and I am so proud of you! I also plan on running again with you! Our first 5K was so amazing that I will never forget it.

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DMC10241 1/30/2012 11:16AM

    Your insight is so emoticon You really need to take this and some of your other blogs and write a book emoticon O and a big emoticon on the 11 pounds. A lady from my church lost 64 pounds just by eating right, cutting out sodas and portion controll. She was able to finally get her one knee-replacement recently and is back to swimming. This summer she'll get her other knee operated on and then they'll be no stopping her... just like YOU!!!!

emoticon to Jaxon!

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WILDFLOWERR_ 1/28/2012 12:11PM

    That's the Aimee I know and emoticon!!!
She doesn't let anything keep her down! Dusting herself off and heading on down that highway of success! keep IT UP! emoticon
emoticonon the weight loss TOO! emoticon emoticon

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SKUNKY4 1/28/2012 8:08AM

    You're a winner, Aimee! I know your true voice is success! I watched you finish that 5k without ever walking. I know that failure voice was trying to get you to walk, but that strong,Aimee voice was louder telling you emoticon, emoticon. And you did. Wow 11 pounds already! That's fantastic! I've no doubt that your blogs will continue being nothing but success stories...and I hope some will be of Jaxon too. emoticon

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PENNEYV 1/28/2012 7:39AM

    Thank you for identifying that voice so well. You are doing a wonderful job balancing all the new areas of your life and taking control of your health. emoticon

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WINTERWINGS 1/28/2012 12:58AM

    Can you come and kick the tarnation out of my voice, too? : )

Good for you.

My kidlet, now five, loves to hear the story about the time I dropped her. I was fiddling around with my nursing bra while she was balanced on the nursing pillow and off she went, off the pillow, rolled down my legs and across the rug in front of a rather startled dog. *lol* She didn't even cry but it scared the heck out of me! Now she giggles herself silly as I tell her about the shocked look on the dog's face.

Hope your little 5" drop is a fun story for you in five years as you explain how your body kinked up and it got you back into the groove so you could do all you do with him.

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-AIMIE- 1/27/2012 10:50PM

    Great job on the 11 pounds! I am right at 11 pounds lost too :) Of course I lost ten the first week and have just kinda maintained since then the last couple of weeks. I will feel great if I go down at least a pound or two by Tuesday! This staying the same with all the healthy changes has me a little bewildered. I am starting up the exercise stuff for February so surely that will make a good difference. WE CAN DO IT!!!

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CALI_POPPY 1/27/2012 9:32PM

    Beautiful read and thank you for sharing!

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New Goals and Rewards for 2012

Monday, January 09, 2012

Ok so the verdict is weight has climbed back up to 291 through the pregnancy. I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed in myself after having lost all the way down from 342 to 223 to have let it creep back up that high. The one thing I'm very proud of though is that I promised myself I'd never see a 3 at the front of my weight on the scale ever again and because I'm getting back on track now-I'm keeping that promise.

I'm not sure how to do this now with my time being even more limited, but I know I can. Before, it was just me and now it's me, my husband, and our beautiful baby boy. While time is even more of an issue than it was before I have something else that I didn't before and that's a whole new reason to do this and get healthy. In addition to being someone that my son can be proud of and being a good example for him, I have my husband who needs this even more than I do. He has come into my life and made my world a wonderful and amazing place to exist within and I want to give that back to him.

We sat down yesterday and each of us made a list of goals and rewards. It was actually a lot of fun and really motivating. I want to share my list here to keep me accountable and as soon as I get the chance I'll update my main page to reflect them as well.

So here we are...

Goal Reward
280 New Workout Video
275 Highlights and a trim
265 5 lb hand weights
250 LL Bean Duffels (1 small, 1 large)
240 2 new notebooks from Staples
235 New Cookbook
230 Perfume
223-where I was before Spa Day, hair mani-pedi, massage
215 New iPhone case
205 New workout clothes
Under 200 Personal Trainer
Within Range of 175-190 Get away with my husband
180 Movie Date with my favorite guy
Met goal of 175 New wardrobe and a trip that requires a passport

It's going to be more rewarding than ever checking these off as they are met because we are doing it together. It thrilled me to see him get so excited about it too. We spent an hour or more just sitting here and dreaming big while we made our lists. We want to have another baby in a year or two and I am trying to meet my goal weight by then...for my health AND my sanity!

I'm also realizing that while it's always important to take this journey for yourself, there can be extra motivation when you're also doing it for someone else. I mean, you have to do it for YOU no matter what, but when you can be an example, an inspiration and motivator for someone else the rewards of your success increase 10 fold!

I think it would serve us all well to keep that in mind. Someone is ALWAYS watching your success and you could be their hope, their proof it can be done, their reason to try.


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DMC10241 7/9/2012 11:26AM

    So where are you at on your "Goal/Rewards"? Have you gotten that personal trainer yet? I bet you will in no time!!! emoticon

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 2/8/2012 2:12PM

    Great goals and rewards! Go Aimee!!

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MRSSHOWME 1/22/2012 9:13PM

    So exciting to have such support and motivation! Best of everything to you and your family!

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    Oh, Aimee, I am so happy for you and your new baby, what a wonderful surprise my sweet angel! Your wt gain, well thats the way it goes, i am in such awe of you! Well I am envisioning back when your panties used to fall down while you were working out, now I wonder if you can breast feed and jump around also! LOL

Congratulations on your new lovely baby boy, isn't life amazing! So wonderful so wonderful...Lots of love to you my sweet freind! emoticon emoticon

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BOOKSCATSTEA 1/14/2012 10:29AM

    Wow - keep up the great work!

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-KATHERINE- 1/11/2012 8:37PM

    Love your list of goals and rewards! What incentive! No better incentive than being able to be active with your children!
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PENNEYV 1/10/2012 8:04AM

    emoticon As always your excitement is infectious! It is great to see you taking control. Plus side is that you are still several pounds less than when you started and you have that wonderful baby! emoticon

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SKUNKY4 1/10/2012 7:26AM

    I know emoticon! I saw what you did before and with all the extra motivation it will happen again. I'm so impressed with your goals and rewards. I really need to sit down and do that again. Once again you are an inspiration to me.

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WILDFLOWERR_ 1/9/2012 10:54PM

    emoticon emoticonAimee is Back! emoticon
These are some emoticongoals! Even though you will be busier than you have ever been, I KNOW that emoticon
and you DO have such awesome motivation for sure!
Just remember, I am here to help, ALWAYS! emoticon

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    New wardrobe and a trip that requires a passport? I LOVE it! Go big or go home! emoticon

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OWENZZOO 1/9/2012 6:22PM

    Congratulations! It sounds like you are well on your way back on track!

I'm really happy for you.

Anna. emoticon

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RUNNER4LIFE08 1/9/2012 4:00PM

    I like your rewards list! You can do it!!!

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PONYFARMER 1/9/2012 3:16PM

    Great blog! On the upside, you have the most wonderful gift of all, you son!

I like what you have done here and you have motivated me to do the same thing, so thank you.

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So Much Has Changed...But I'm Ready for More

Sunday, January 01, 2012

WOW..what a year 2011 has been! As many of my spark buddies already know, I have been on a lengthy absence from Spark due to the many changes in my life this past year.

The changes all started back in March when I found out I was expecting a little miracle boy. Life got busy with a promotion at work and preparations for the baby and even a wedding! So, let me take a minute to first introduce you to my new husband and best friend, JJ.

We actually met and dated for a little while about three years ago, but life got busy and we each took a different path for a while before starting to see each other again in early 2011. He hadn't seen me since I had lost 118 pounds so I was really excited to show him the new me. So we started seeing each other again and it didn't take long to realize we had something special. We were given something even more special when I was able to share with him at the end of March that I was expecing a baby.

I don't talk about it much but I had been married previously for nine very long unhappy years. That being said, I had to do a lot of serious consideration before deciding I'd say yes if he asked me. Well Labor Day weekend he asked and I said "Yes!" So with love in our hearts and a baby on the way, we figured why wait, and in a small private ceremony with only our closest family, we were married on September 25th.

My very talented mother in just four days made me a dress to accomodate my seven months worth of baby belly.

It was beautiful and I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful new family.

Then on November 20th I got the amazing gift of a baby boy. Meet Jaxon Christie Meadows...just minutes after he was born...

So obviously this year has been a huge year for change, but now it['ws time to change again. My new husband has a lot of weight to lose and I have put back on quite a bit through the pregnancy. We have been talking and have a plan to do what we need to do to be healthy and set a good example for our baby boy.

This week is our planning week. We are a making goals and rewards list and creating menus and setting ourselves up for success. I go back to the doctor for my six weeks check up on January 6th which will be my first weigh in since having the baby. I'm not looking forward to it, but it is what it is. I have some ground to regain, but I can do it and this time I have a whole new motivation-my baby boy. My husband and I both have every reason to succeed because of him.

We had a conversation yesterday and he told me he still wasn't feeling motivated and it occurred to me that while motivation is important, it's determination that trumps it in importance. Starting out you don't need motivation-what you need is DETERMINATION. Determination will bring success and success will bring motivation.

I am determined.

Look out we come!!!

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 2/8/2012 2:06PM

    Ok, I'm way behind, but
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So glad to see you back on Sparks!! Such an amazing journey you are on, and now you get to continue with a beautiful and supportive family. Love it!

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PLUMERIA26 1/12/2012 4:23PM

    I LOVE this blog. It's nice to get the happy update! Congratulations on your marriage and baby!!! And I believe in can reach your and your husband together. It's so much easier when you have a partner doing the same goal as you. You are so right...I think determination trumps motivation as well. I'm excited to be with you during this new chapter of your life. Message me anytime if you need baby advice or anything...I have an 8 year old son and a 3 year old son. So happy to see you again on here Aimee emoticon

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DMC10241 1/11/2012 9:40AM

    So nice to "meet" JJ and see pics of Jaxon. Congrats!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 1/9/2012 3:56PM

    emoticon back to Spark world!

And congrats on your new family!!! 2011 was a great year for you with the wedding and your new bundle of joy.

Thank you for sharing pictures of your special occasions with us!

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    Aimee! I am SO SO HAPPY for you!!!! A wonderful man emoticon AND a BEAUTIFUL BABY emoticon!!! If I remember correctly, you thought you might not be able to have children??? You are BLESSED! I am so happy for you and to see you back!

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LABRYS32726 1/6/2012 12:29AM

    Congratulations on the birth of your son. He is just amazing! And how wonderful that you found your husband after initially knowing him 3 years ago - congratulations on all the wonderful changes in your life. When I first started making the serious changes to my healthy eating habits my husband joined me and has lost about 50 pounds himself. He is much trimmer and more like the "boy" I married (he was 18 and I was 17 when we wed). Working on the healthy habits together is the way to go!

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-KATHERINE- 1/5/2012 1:51PM

    I love that!!! DETERMINATION! I need that!!! I have not been motivated either! That is really resignating with me, determination! Thankyou for that spark!

Also a Big congratulations on your baby boy and marriage! You are going to have an amazing year! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PENNEYV 1/5/2012 7:38AM

    emoticon emoticonThe journey often has twist and turns, but the excitement is in LIVING~IT. So happy to see you back on board! emoticon

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WINTERWINGS 1/4/2012 3:25PM

    Excellent to see you back and thank you for the pictures of your baby, wedding and new hubby!!! I missed seeing your smile around here, it is good to see it back and I am going to have to turn the laptop upside down just to see that newborn baby smile full blast!

Eat as healthy as you possibly can to feed that baby up right and then go from there. I used to have a little page from a baby magazine on my fridge about healthy stuff to feed babies. It included blueberries (although I prefer raspberries it is easier to feed babies blueberries), avocado (healthy fat but also easy to feed babies), broccoli, carrots (orange coloured foods) and lean protein. I know I'm preaching to the choir here but it was just nice to see the pretty photographs to remember the healthy stuff.

Congratulations and best wishes. May this year be filled with many successes for you and yours.

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MOM2MXKE 1/4/2012 1:20PM

    Congrats Very excited for you. Your son is SO cute!(: I know that you and your Husband CAN and Will do this. I am also getting my boyfriend on path he wants it though is not motivated yet really either. I am determined and READY so I am rubbing off on him too(: Good luck on the scale in 2 days but remember it is just a start to a number you will never see again through hard work and determination! (;

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CATMNDU 1/4/2012 9:48AM

    CONGRATS Aimee for both your marriage & that beautiful baby Jaxon. How blessed you all are to have each other. I hope your 2012 is extraordinary. I too got married in September (the 2nd)and I am ready to regain some ground I lost in 2011 with my weight battle. You are so correct, determination is the key...Your writing is so inspirational for me and I will check in on you from time to time. Best Wishes to you and your new husband and again congratulations on your bundle of endless joy!

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TIFFGETSFIT 1/2/2012 9:53PM

    AIMEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!! You are MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND YOUR LITTLE ONE IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, so, so HAPPY for you! emoticon
Congratulations! And what great added motivation you have now! Your husband is so fortunate too b/c you know exactly what needs to be done and have had so much success - you'll be his Jillian! :-)

I hope you both have a SUPER successful, healthy 2012! And I hope you enjoy that little bundle of joy to the max! He is adorable :-)


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DIASTER 1/2/2012 3:15PM

  Congratulations on the many new blessings in your life. What a year of surprises.
Welcome back, you have a very group of returnee's, all with the goal of better health Good luck to all.

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-AIMIE- 1/2/2012 2:18PM

    It's so good seeing these photos and catching up on you and yours. I am so happy for you!!! I knew you'd be back :) I look forward to seeing more of you and your hubby around Sparkland in the weeks and months to come!

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MRSSHOWME 1/2/2012 11:51AM

    I am so excited to hear all your exciting news as I come back here to get serious again as well. Many, many congratulations and enjoy that beautiful boy! Good luck!!

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LOSIN4MYSELF 1/2/2012 10:25AM

    So happy to see you back! That Jaxon is such a little cutie! emoticon I would never have guessed that you would have gotten married too! emoticon

You are so right about determination!

Well, as I said, so happy to see you back! Good luck at your doctor's visit on Friday, and with setting up your goals and rewards this week.


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PRINCESSAMY2001 1/2/2012 9:21AM

    Congratulations on your new little angel!!! Wishing you all a wonderful 2012!

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SKUNKY4 1/2/2012 9:06AM

    As always your blogs are very inspiring. What a wonderful change you had in 2011. Babies are God's way of saying He ain't done with us yet!
I haven't been losing weight like I want so we can all keep losing together again. We will be Living~It!

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WILDFLOWERR_ 1/2/2012 12:10AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonWELCOME BACK! emoticon emoticon

Love You!,

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COCOMAC7 1/1/2012 10:49PM

    congrats on your 2011! What a HUGE year for you! Your son is so cute and I'm loving the name (my son is named Jack).
I love your determination and hopefully it will be enough to *spark your new hubby into your healthy lifestyle!

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AFTERMYKIDS 1/1/2012 8:54PM

    He is SO cute!! emoticon and Congrats on the wedding and All the wonderful things that came your way in 2011. I know you will knock dust on 2012 and you're so right, Watch OUT, here you come!! emoticon emoticon

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BOOKSCATSTEA 1/1/2012 8:52PM

    Wow you're going to have a busy and exciting year(s)! Take good care of yourself, hang on, and enjoy the ride!

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MAGNORK517 1/1/2012 8:14PM

    What wonderful blessings you've been given. Congratulations!

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"BOY" My Belly's Gettin' Big!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Well I'm now in week 20 of my pregnancy and had my second ultrasound this past Friday. The baby seems to be doing well and is healthy. The big news we got at this visit though is that we are having a BOY! It's just so nice now to be able to say "he" instead of "it". I'm already feeling like a proud mommy so I can't help but share my most recent pictures with you.

And this one is my "boy" shot!

I'm sure that one day he'll really appreciate that I displayed him in all is glory on the!

I'm still trying to keep my weight in check, but the numbers are a little higher than I would have hoped. At this point I've gained about 23 pounds. Each time I go to the Doctor though the gained amount is getting smaller and smaller so hopefully that is a trend that will continue. Either way I'm going to have great motivation after he is born to lose anything gained and keep working toward my goal. I know I'll have this beautiful little boy I need to be able to chase and be here for. Further the baby's daddy, in addition to being the Corporate Safety Director at a coal mine, is also the owner of a 42 acre farm so I have NO reason I can't get some exercise!

In my opinion though, I'm thinking my belly is already getting pretty big. I'm half way through this pregnancy and I'm hoping to goodness it doesn't double in size from here but realize that is likely too much to hope for. Just take a look!

My exercise has been extremely limited as I have had a few small problems. Early in the pregnancy I popped my hip out of place and it has given me trouble the entire time. Each time I walk very much distance it hurts to the point that I have to stop. I've been told that the only exercise I'm allowed is some light walking and swimming. I don't really have access to a pool so it's just not really happening. It's a little frustrating but it will be OK and I'll pick up a regular exercise routine again after the baby is born.

Life is still really quite busy. Although I'm in a little lull right now, I've been travelling a lot and my calendar is full. In the coming weeks I'll be going to Memphis, New Orleans, and Boston. I told my boss she must be crazy choosing to travel with a pregnant lady to New Orleans in August!! Hot hot hot! All that said I haven't had much time to spark either but I try to pop in when I can and check mail and read messages. I miss you guys! You are all such wonderful friends and wonderful support and I appreciate all of your comments and care and concern.

I promise to keep you updated as things progress!

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CONICONSTANCE 9/10/2011 1:17AM

  you look so beautiful pregnant, truly beautiful. OH BOY what fun you're going to have soon enough

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BOOKSCATSTEA 9/5/2011 5:44PM

    Love the pics!

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RACHELLTAYLOR81 8/25/2011 7:30PM

    Congrats on the boy! We're having a little girl ourselves. I haven't been on much, but am trying to get back into the habit now of exercising before she makes her arrival in November.

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COOKWITHME65 7/28/2011 6:20AM

    You look great! Now you can starting thinking of names.

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MICKEYMAX 7/14/2011 9:49AM

    You look beautiful! Hoping you have a very happy and healthy pregnancy!

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WILLIAMV3 7/13/2011 1:59PM

    Congratulations! You look beautiful! Enjoy this time, it's truly a miracle.

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MOM2MXKE 7/13/2011 1:54PM

    congrats!! (:

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NEWSTART127 7/12/2011 4:57PM

    You and your baby bump both look FANTASTIC!!!

And don't forget about all the sitting exercises you can do - TONS of strength training for the upper body, and you can probably do some light squats or standing core/balance work - just be careful to not fall over! And Moses on TBL lost a TON of weight at the beginning of last season sitting down and shadow boxing! emoticon Think of how toned your arms will be by the time HE arrives!

Any possible names yet?
Hugs, Audra

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KELLYTHEFIT0710 7/12/2011 3:34PM

    Congratulations! As everyone else has said, you look beautiful! Just do what you can as far as exercise-don't create additional stress and put pressure on yourself during your pregnancy, just enjoy it! I have a daughter who will be 23 on Friday, a son who is almost 18, and a son who is 3 1/2! Enjoy every moment of your pregnancy emoticon It really goes by fast! I had my last son when I was 40 and lost the weight, so I know that you can too! It will all happen in God's time and will work out the way it's supposed to! emoticon Many blessings to you and please keep us updated!

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WILDFLOWERR_ 7/12/2011 2:42PM

    Hey girl! You know what to do! Get back up on that Wii Fit! emoticon emoticon
Chasing that youngiN' is going to give you plentY of exercise! emoticon
How about a PIC of Baby~DaddY? emoticon
You look emoticonBTW!
emoticonLove Ya Girl! emoticon
emoticonand Blessings,

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WINTERWINGS 7/12/2011 1:01PM

    It is a good sign that you have a pregnant tummy! I was so heavy no one could even tell I was pregnant!! Even on delivery day! You look happy and healthy. : ) Enjoy your pregnancy.

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TIFFGETSFIT 7/12/2011 12:54PM

    YAY!!!!!!!!! Congrats Aimee :-)

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MRSSHOWME 7/12/2011 12:40PM

    You look wonderful!! No matter how discouraging it seems, it won't be like this forever and the benefits certainly outweigh the negatives. Hang in there and just try to enjoy this amazing time in your life!

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    Oh - another party at Aimee's to see the baby, er, to see Aimee! What a loverly thought! So excited for you! I'm a little partial to boys and I think they are the best! Don't fret over the weight, the baby is 8ish and the placenta half that...and if you nurse that weight will just fall right off. So, so happy for look amazing and full of joy!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 7/12/2011 11:01AM

    You look so happy and are glowing..... you look awesome for being 20 weeks along!

Take care of you and your baby boy!!!


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SKUNKY4 7/12/2011 9:50AM

    You look absolutely gorgeous! So happy for you. My doctor told me not to spend time "worrying' about weight. Concentrate on having a healthy delivery. emoticon
Then when you are taking care of that precious boy the weight will come off.
And we will come and have another party with you! emoticon emoticon
Thanks for keeping us posted!

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PENNEYV 7/12/2011 9:19AM

    Thanks for updating us on the progress! You actually look wonderful. Yeah that belly will grow, but it changes and not like the fat would. We are praying for a healthy, bouncy boy with all his challenges! emoticon

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DMC10241 7/12/2011 9:15AM

    Yeah!!! A little boy! emoticon, emoticon and a emoticon in the pocket!!! Boys may be rough and tumbbly but are so lovable! Ane YOU!!! You look gorgeous! You're definately carrying it all in your belly... I bet from the back, you can't even tell you're expecting. You look sooooooo happy and I am SOOOOOOO happy for you. O and thanks for the updated sono pics. Sorry to hear about your hip... take care of yourself and hopefully with all that traveling, you can stay in hotels that have pools!!!

LOVE and MISS you!

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PINKAMBER18 7/12/2011 9:11AM

    emoticon You sure do look happy!

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HLTHYETER 7/12/2011 9:07AM

    You look happy, Aimee. Have you considered a gym with a recumbent cross trainer--it is easy on all your joints and works out every major muscle group. It is by the far the most effective and judicious choice for me. Keep on keeping on. Congrats on the boy too!

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