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i'm finally ready

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

ok, here goes! wish me luck!

the baby is now 3 months old. our lives have established a bit of a routine. i'm back to work, so a bit more income. i feel ready to change myself for the better and lose all this weight so i can be the mom i want to be for my daughter.

the baby weight is long gone, so now it's time to get in shape and tackle the weight i've been struggling with pre-pregnancy.

here are my goals to accomplish that:

1. work out at 4 am (it's the only time i've found available on a daily basis)
2. eat healthy- less processed foods, more whole foods
3. work out minimum 3 days a week

that doesn't seem like much with only 3 goals on my list, but it's gonna be a big challenge. i'll work on those goals for 3 months and see where i'm at and what i can do to help myself with accomplishing these goals or add more to work on.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/10/2012 8:38AM

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DIET_FRIEND 10/9/2012 2:30PM

    I hope that 4 am workout works out! I hope you are getting plenty of rest.

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LALA_1012 10/9/2012 2:28PM

    Good Luck! I'm sure you will do fine!

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CATMAGNET 10/9/2012 1:49PM

    It's the little things that end up meaning a lot. Best of luck on achieving those goals! :)

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PBAILEY06 10/9/2012 1:32PM

    Congrats on making it through the first three months - hopefully you are getting more sleep now. I think three goals is plenty - if you set too many, you risk a lot more frustration trying to accomplish them. Sounds like you've made a good plan! Good luck!

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i'm *almost* back!

Monday, July 09, 2012

the baby is due in a week! omg! i hope she isn't late. this heat and discomfort is starting to get to me. i just want me back! i'm going to breast feed, so i won't get all of me back, but at least i won't be afraid to do something. i've been terrified to work out more than just walking.

reset my spark account today. it felt refreshing to reset stuff, delete things, join groups, leave groups, etc. i've got a new focus so a lot of the stuff i was working on prebaby won't be important after baby. i don't want to be so overwhelmed with taking care of her and me that i give up and don't focus on me. i have to remember i'm important so i can be there for my family.

i've been doing a lot of thinking. my goals are still the same. but now i want my success to be reflected on my daughter. i want her to be healthy and learn to live a healthy life through me. i won't pretend i didn't struggle to get healthy for years, but i don't want her to end up in a lifestyle that makes her unhealthy. i want her to grow up eating delicious, healthy food that she loves rather than asking for mc donald's every night. my neice was raised by a general manager of burger king the first few years of her life. all she would eat was chicken nuggets and fries. there are too many kids like that out there, i don't want mine to be one of them.

i promise to never say something along the lines of "i'm dieting" in front of my daughter. i also promise to never say "i'm fat" or anything that uses fat as an adjective regarding myself. my husband would kill me and i would never want to give her a body image. that will be tough. i've thought i was fat since like 12 years old when puberty hit. i was no where near fat, i was just self conscious. so trying to help her love her body image be easy, but i can set the best example possible.

i'm very excited for the future and can't wait to really get the ball rolling with this weight loss. i've gained about 35 lbs over this pregnancy, way more than i wanted, but i suppose it could have been a lot worse. i'm looking forward to getting back into the spark people routine and get motivated again. and hopefully motivate people along the way! i'm gonna take it slow, but hopefully that will help me stay motivated. it's gonna be tough, but i know the support from all of you will keep me going.

until i'm completely back, all of you keep sparking!

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CINDYSDAY 7/10/2012 9:58AM

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MOMFAN 7/9/2012 10:52PM

    Oh you must be so exciting. Remember that she is going to born in God's perfect timing. Glad you are doing well!! You are a champion!! Love the attitude.

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how i feel when i eat peanut m&m's

Friday, June 08, 2012

or any candy, for that matter.

i'm hoping to write this blog then remember to refer to it when sugar/chocolate/candy cravings occur. the only cravings i've really dealt with throughout my pregnancy are sugar. which is very odd. i don't usually crave stuff like that unless i'm pms'ing.

i'm trying to control the cravings cause lots of sugar can't be good for the baby, right? so after this bag i'm done! hopefully those aren't famous last words.

anyway, this morning i stopped and got a pack of m&m's on my way to work. now i'm eating them. not cause i'm hungry, but because i know they were in the drawer waiting for me to eat them. their crunchy shell, chocolatly middle mixed with a peanut were just calling my name. so i'm sitting here eating the whole bag. one or two would have been enough, but i can't let the bag just sit there uneaten. and they aren't that good! they are good while i'm eating them. very tasty. but when i'm done? i'll take a drink of water and forget all about them. except the damage has been done. the sugar is in me. the fat is floating around looking for a place to deposit itself. and what do i have to show for all this? nothing. a dollar poorer and 1/10 of a lb heavier. why do i keep eating junk food? it's not doing me any good and i'm getting nothing out of it. so stop! don't buy the candy. let someone else eat the ice cream. i just need to ignore the craving. i know if i can get passed it i will be fine. but if i cave in, i'll feel guilty and have just a moment of gratification.

i must focus on this and move on to healthier choices.

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MOMFAN 6/9/2012 5:57AM


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MINDYJ1 6/8/2012 10:56PM

    M&MS are definitely one of my comfort foods! I don't eat them because I'm hungry, I just eat them because I want to. I have to keep them out of the house because it they are there, they will be eaten, lol!

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SHOES17 6/8/2012 10:44PM

    I agree with punkin track it and move on...if you are denying yourself ---it will be harder for you to stick with the program in the long run.. a diet denies ...a life change means within healthy limits... gl you can do this... emoticon emoticon

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PUNKIN175 6/8/2012 7:22PM

    Hey, at least you go for the m&m's with the protein! Good Job!!!! ;)

M&Ms are not gonna break you. As long as you track them and stay in your ranges, they are perfectly acceptable!!! Don't be so hard on yourself, but it might be a good idea to find something else to sooth the sweet tooth! I am working on this myself. Maybe grab some chocolate almond milk... I love that stuff!!!!!

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DISP715 6/8/2012 7:04PM

    Hey, don't sweat it! When I gave birth to my third son, all I ate for 3 months was peanut M+M's. I'm not kidding. I would go to Costco and buy those 5 lb bags and literally that is all I ate. Maybe it was because I had 3 kids under the age of 3. Maybe because my husband traveled 2 weeks out of every month. Maybe because I was working full time. Maybe I was stressed. Whatever. Those M+M's had a purpose and they helped me survive. That was a long time ago, and things now are great. So know that, for now, they had a purpose. Tomorrow you will make different, better choices. Guilt serves no purpose, but, looking at life's gifts does. So onward Girlfriend. HUGS!

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losing weight after birth

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

i'm still hanging in! my due date is july 15th and i'm more than ready! really, i'm not. i'm just ready to not be pregnant anymore.

that said, any advice/tips on how to lose the baby weight? i know the whole eating well, exercising, etc. i'm sure those work just great (it's the backbone of weight loss & healthy living, afterall). what i'm looking for is tried and true info from those of you who had luck beyond the cornerstones.

i didn't lose as much weight as i had wanted pre-pregnancy, but i have stayed within my 20 lb gain range. now that this journey is almost done i'm ready to start on the next journey. i'm really excited to turn the next corner. i know it's gonna be a lot of hard work. but i'm ready! i don't want to be an overweight mom who can't play with her kids. i don't want my kid(s) growing up in a unhealthy lifestyle. when i say i'm never letting my children have fast food i mean it and i want to be prepared so i don't have to rely on quick, unhealthy food.

but first, i have to make myself healthy. i can't wait to start that journey and get back with all you wonderful spark friends! i have been mia lately cause i was starting to stress over gaining too much weight while pregnant. i'm feeling more comfortable with the gain, but i don't want to get out of control during the last couple months.

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PWAYLA 6/8/2012 9:20PM

    Breast feeding helps you lose baby weight! If you can do it, great. I was only able to nurse exclusively for about a month with both of my kids. The we're big babies (9#+) and I couldn't keep up, but I continued to nurse as much as I could for several months...

And walking is great too! Invest in a sling so you can carry the baby and go! You will be surprised how much energy it takes even to carry an infant.

Congrats and best wishes!

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MOMFAN 5/3/2012 1:21AM

    Hey, you take care of that precious bundle. Just keep taking care of you and the rest will fall in place in time.

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    Tried and true advice is the same: choose wholesome foods that are full of vitamins,nutrient and protein.
If you're breastfeeding, be sure to drink plenty of water but not too much-too much can actually hinder milk production. Also, some (few) people lose weight easily while nursing,that's not the case for me(or most). But, focus on choosing good foods, making sure you're eating enough for baby,too and exercise when you can and SLEEP when you can. You'll do great!

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Monday, February 06, 2012

not much to share, but i wanted you all to know i'm still here with you. the pregnancy is going well. we'll know the sex in about 3 weeks. officially i've lost 3 lbs, but according to my home weekly weigh in, i'm still bouncing around the same 5 lbs. i'm all good with that as long as the docs are as well. i know i'm gaining weight, but my healthy eating is really helping to keep it all under control. now, if i could just exercise more regularly...

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