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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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DBELLE39 3/12/2012 11:18AM

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JESSYVIRGINY 2/6/2012 2:46PM

    emoticon on your healthy eating.

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New Years Resolutions

Friday, December 30, 2011

not going overboard this year. it's gonna be weird not having goals to lose 20 lbs a month, etc.

1. get into a good workout routine
2. eat healthy
3. have a healthy baby
4. lose baby weight plus some after baby is born


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MARISERV 12/31/2011 5:31PM

    Much, much success in reaching those goals. Hope to hear from you often.

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MSBLT82 12/30/2011 2:46PM

    graet goals!

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MOMFAN 12/30/2011 2:08PM

    Cheering for you!

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ARNETTELEE 12/30/2011 1:52PM

  Great goals for 2012. Hope you can accomplish each one of them! Good luck.

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Merry Christmas! Some news and big changes from me!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Hope you are all ready for Christmas. I finished up last night. That's about as last minute as i've been in a very long time. I don't like that feeling.

I've been very MIA here that past couple months. For good reason! I'm pregnant! finally! I've been wanting a baby for so long. but money and job issues have kept us from trying. DH finally decided it was time. I thought it would take a lot longer to conceive than it did. boy was i surprised when the stick showed positive!

i have researched pregnancy and weight loss and have found some very informative websites and articles. i am no where near the shape i want to be in to have a baby. but i have realized getting pregnant and having a baby were the motivation i needed to change my life for the better. wish i had known this 5 years ago! anyway, i have read that if you are overweight when you get pregnant losing a few lbs or not gaining during the pregnancy were perfectly fine and will benefit the baby. i've been working on eating healthier, which is not easy during the holidays, and i've kept my weight fluctuating between 224 and 228. so i'm happy with that so far. i'm kind of scared to work out. i've heard different views on what you can or cannot do and what you should and should not do. i've been doing a lot of walk away the pounds videos.

i probably won't be as active in sp since i won't be doing challenges and stuff. but i'm certainly going to stay active here with tracking food and activity.

i'm very excited about this new chapter in my life and can't wait to be a fit, active mommy! thank you all so much for being a part of this journey.

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HDHAWK 12/27/2011 5:16PM


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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 12/25/2011 12:27PM

    Wonderful news! emoticon

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MTNGRL 12/24/2011 7:36PM


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SLIMMERJESSE 12/24/2011 4:35PM

    How wonderful! Mega-congrats!

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TOWHEE 12/24/2011 4:08PM

    Congratulations! The next few months are going to be an exciting time for you.

Talk to your gyn/OB at your next visit and get his/her take on exercise and weight loss. You might be surprised on what he/she says.

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HEARTS116 12/24/2011 2:53PM

    Congrats! I'm a first time mommy to be too! It's such an awesome feeling.

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CAZANN2 12/24/2011 2:21PM

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What a lovely Christmas gift !!! Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year emoticon

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 12/24/2011 11:23AM

    Awesome Shanna!


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ANOTHERMOMOF2 12/24/2011 11:03AM

    Congratulations! I hope your pregnancy is an easy and uncomplicated one and that the baby is healthy.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 12/24/2011 11:00AM

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Wonderful news! I just became a grandmother for the first time and my daughter-in-law spent a lot of time walking throughout her pregnancy--both as exercise and also because she likes to walk.

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