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Where have I been?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

So, I've been conspicuously absent from SparkPeople for the last 7 months, and I will be honest I miss it. But, I swear that I've been absent for a very good reason.

I'm pregnant.

My husband and I are expecting our first baby mid-August. I moved over to BabyFit after I got the positive pregnancy test, but it's just not the same as SparkPeople. It was helpful for tracking my eating in the second trimester and getting me back on a balanced diet after basically not eating during my first (my morning sickness was "please get that food away from me", which I'll take over vomiting). Even though SparkPeople's tools aren't designed for breastfeeding women, I still plan to start visiting the site and my team pages again regularly after the baby's born (maybe even before), to help me get back in the habit of tracking stuff, to help me reconnect, and to help me get motivated for when I'm released to start running again! I cannot wait to start running again. :)

How's everyone else doing?!

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JAUDON 7/13/2011 9:28PM

    What a perfect baby bump! You are glowing, congratulations!!! :) We have missed you, but you have a veeeerrrrrry good reason for the absence!

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Goals and such

Sunday, November 07, 2010

So, I have obviously been allowing wedding planning and graduate school to swallow up all my time. My first attempt to do bootcamp fell flat on its face. It was just too hard to work something that rigorous into my schedule when wedding planning was flying to the finish line.

I'm pleased with the fact that my weight has stayed constant this fall. (Although, I did gain over the summer. But I managed to level out once the school year started.) Roommates have moved out, the wedding is successfully planned. Now, I'm going to focus on getting my diet back to where is was before I shared the cooking with people who had very different habits than me.

Mostly, I'm just going to walk around glowing, cause I'm unbelievably happy to be married. (I really didn't think I'd be this happy.)

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IRETA49 11/10/2010 2:53PM

    Glad you're back on track and that you (both) are so happy! I really shows. emoticon

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CONTENTANDFIT 11/8/2010 8:46AM

    It can be hard adjusting to people with different eating habits, needs and desires. Even with one's spouse adjustments are required. A quote from a favorite book is that being married requires "a greater willingness to assume responsibility and a larger degree of cooperation and give and take than even business requires."

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Knot successfully tied

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Quick update - our wedding was last Saturday! We're officially wedded, and we're both ridiculously happy about that. I feel like I can breathe again, now that the wedding is planned, paid for, and successfully pulled off. I don't have a lot of pictures, because apparently everyone was having too much fun. But the one posted here is me right after I was done getting ready.

I'll post more later. For now, I'm getting caught up on school work and reimplementing an exercise plan.

Hope all has been well with you lovely Sparkers!

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CRESIDA 11/16/2010 1:12AM

    Many thanks all!

Jaudon, it DOES feel good to be done. I can breathe! And finishing writing all of those papers for the end of the semester.

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JAUDON 11/7/2010 9:27AM

    Congratulations!!! Doesn't it just feel so good when it's done? You look amazing (red looks fabulous on you, by the way) - here's to a long, happy life with your new family!

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FUNNINFIT 11/7/2010 8:16AM

    You look beautiful! congrats on your wedding & here's to a very long & healthy life!

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TWO_SPARROWS 11/7/2010 12:00AM

    Oh, I'm so happy for you! I wish you and your new husband all the joy, friendship, love and support my own husband and I found in each other.

You look amazing, Sweetheart! Congratulations!

Yay YOU!!

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WONDERFUL2BME 11/6/2010 11:51PM

    You looked absolutely beautiful. Congratulations.

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CORKY41289 11/6/2010 9:11PM

    Congratulations. I am sure you feel a major stress is gone and will help you relax.

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Work work work

Saturday, September 18, 2010

So, starting next week I'm doing the 28-day Bootcamp Challenge. This is mildly crazy of me, because I've got plenty of other things on my plate, but I need to carve some time out for me. And I need some consistency. I'll be posting updates here as I plod along with it.

The wedding is 6 weeks away. I've gotten confirmation from some people that they've received there invitations, which is a huge relief. It means I'm officially onto the "waiting for RSVP steps". There are some minor items to tie up now; some DIY projects to finish. Underwear and makeup to be shopped for. Final payments to make. We're getting close to the celebration part of the work.

I do have to say that the process has been great for our relationship. The time that we allowed to plan has really helped me be sure that I'm emotionally ready for this. I was emotionally ready for the commitment to Steve, but the wedding itself is a different beast. Bringing in the people around us is no minor step. But more importantly, so many of our conversations just about this one event have reinforced that Steve and I work well as a team, and we value the same things in life. It's amazing.

The school year has started off like a bit of a trainwreck. I'm behind on everything. But no one else has seemed to notice, and the wedding is getting the attention it needs. So, I will not stress about these things.

Stay tuned for bootcamp updates. And possibly a bit of whining.

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FUNNINFIT 9/19/2010 5:38PM

    having a planned 'attack' can help you through-be careful not to 'sweat the small stuff'...take care & keep us posted! emoticon

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TAYLORCRAFTBC65 9/18/2010 3:15PM

    good luck

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Nothing of substance

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'm feeling restless tonight. I've been restless all day. For the past couple days, things have gone so smooth, but today, things just didn't click. Errands didn't go smoothly, my decision to sleep in seemed to through everything else off. I forgot what time Steve was working and would have planned my day differently if I had remembered he wasn't working until 2pm. None of it is at all major; it was just an off day.

So, I opened up this window to post because it felt like I just needed to write... something. My day was very productive, if not in the way I had originally planned. I did yoga, I went for a run, and I got in some strength training. I finished the last of my laundry before the trip. I bathed the dog (that is a huge accomplishment in and off itself) and then I cleaned the bathroom. I ate delicious, balanced meals and stayed within my calorie range. Why do I feel so adrift?

I think it's time to really give myself a day off.


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