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Thank you

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's Thanksgiving week and I just thought I should throw out some thanks to those that deserve it.

Thank you SP for being the inspiration to change, this website is the one thing that actually worked in my life to cause weight loss and the desire to become a healthy person.

Thank you SP friends, without your support I wouldn't be where I am today. In addition, without sharing your own struggles and accomplishments, I would have nothing to strive for, no one to look up to and no one to celebrate with.

Thank you to my family, you are my reason for living.

Thank you to my body, for putting up with the abuse I've done to you for the past 36 years and giving me the opportunity to change my ways.

I hope you all take a moment to remember how wonderful you are and to give thanks this week!

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MNCYCLIST 11/22/2011 3:56PM

    Thanks for sharing--hope you have a great Thanksgiving weekend!

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I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I know I can!

Monday, November 21, 2011

I'm back in the saddle again....I'm back!

Well, sort of.

Here's where I'm currently at in life: I am overweight. I am lazy. I am tired, constantly. I just had a baby in August '11 and he's still not sleeping through the night.

But, I'm also excited. I am back online, I am back with my SP family. It feels so good. I'm getting a tingly feeling writing this blog even though I know hardly anyone will read it. But, I don't care. Because, I'm going to be selfish for this moment. I'm going to revel in the thought that one day, I will reach my weight loss goal, and healthier lifestyle goal, and I'm doing it for...ME :-)

So, it's time for me to "(wo)man up!", chuck the excuses out the window and GET MOVING AGAIN! It feels good to be back, I hope you all can share in my excitement, and get moving with me!


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CHARYSEEBOO 11/22/2011 12:32AM

    You can do it!! Having a baby is hard work! Start small, with baby steps, just like your little one, and one day you will find you've accomplished your goals!

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AMBER281 11/21/2011 5:55PM

    Welcome back!!
If there is anything I can do to help just let me know.

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JESSBOND 11/21/2011 1:10PM

    emoticon back!!!

I'm right there with you! I also just got back!
We can do this together!
I'm here for you!

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Stupid glucose test

Monday, April 25, 2011

Well, I went to the hospital on Saturday for my hour long glucose test and failed. Well, I didn't actually fail but my doctor called today to let me know that I have abnormal results, which means I have to take the three hour test now. Fun.

Everything else is going along smoothly. I'm tired all the time but hey, I'm making a baby, what do I expect, right?

I miss my SP friends, and my old workout routine. It kinda went to the wayside when morning sickness set in. Slowly but surely, I plan on getting back to at least some kind of walking schedule. It will do me some good too to get out from behind my desk! Especially since the warm weather is coming. I sure hope it's coming anyway...

...well, I hope you all had a good Easter (if you celebrate) and if not, a good weekend!

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JESSBOND 4/25/2011 10:50PM

    Hope the next test goes okay!!!
Congratulations on the baby and take care of yourself!

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ROSES4UN4ME 4/25/2011 9:08PM

    well congrats on the baby but not the test that isnt good hope the next one proves nothing but i had pregnancy diabetis after i had my daughter which didnt last long
so dont get too worried about your sugar unless you have problems after the baby is born
but keep on top of it and keep in control

good luck

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Week 12

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I'm in the middle of week 12 of my pregnancy and so far everything is going well. I did bleed for one evening and that freaked me out but it stopped and never amounted to anything (thank goodness).

I had my first OB/GYN appointment two weeks ago but we didn't hear the heartbeat (unfortunately). I remember that we didn't hear the heartbeat with my daughter on the first appointment either, so I wasn't upset this time (it bothered me with my daughter). My husband couldn't come with me to my first appointment this time so I figured the baby was hiding and didn't want to be heard yet until daddy was present :-).

Not much else to tell - I haven't been active because I feel like crap all of the time. Now I'm fighting with my sinuses so that is making me more miserable during the day. I haven't been eating much and when I am hungry, it's usually for something salty. I used to be a sweets eater but sweets do not sound good to me now (nor do they sit well with my stomach).

I'm just tired all of the time. I wish I had more energy, but I am taking it easy because I am older and I don't want to push myself and possibly cause migraines. I'm not sure if that's what I did with my daughter, but I had wicked migraines like every two weeks with that pregnancy and it was horrible. I thought I was going to lose my mind at one point because the pain and the nausea just took it's toll mentally.

Well, I better get back to work. I hope all of you are doing well and being successful on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. I miss SP, babyfit is just not the same.


Week 7 - feeling lazy...

Monday, December 20, 2010

I'm in week 7 of my pregnancy and I feel completely lazy. I stopped logging my food intake, BabyFit has a food tracking system too but it's not as comprehensive as SP, but I'm also no longer exercising on a daily basis (not to mention that ST stopped as well).

Exhaustion, that is my life now - or so it seems. I know it's the pregnancy but I still feel lazy and I wish I could be doing more. But, I keep telling myself that this too shall pass, hopefully in the next trimester I'll have more energy and will resume normal activity. I've gained approximately 4-7 lbs (depending on the day I step on the scale) but I feel like I've gained much more. You want to know something weird? I have walked on my lunch hour a few times in the past couple of weeks but when I do go out, it feels like I weight 100 pounds more than what I actually do. Seriously. I feel all winded (out of breath), my legs feel like heavy cement logs and it takes every ounce of me to continue the mile and a half trek. I don't enjoy my walks like I used to, and I don't like that. What I need to do is just keep reminding myself of how much I enjoyed walking before pregnancy so that I'll resume it post pregnancy - and not use it as an excuse to return to my sedentary lifestyle.

So much to remember and I have pregnancy brain too, I hate forgetting things and feeling stupid! But, this too shall pass. That's one thing I looked forward to after the birth of my daughter, was getting my brain back. It's like my brain is on loan to the baby until after the birth! Oh well...not much I can do about that now.

Luckily, I have not experienced bad morning sickness (knock on wood). I've had a lot of nausea and no food sounds good to me, but I am hungry and usually once I start eating I am fine. Sometimes not so much, but it's not horrible. Thank goodness!

My first appointment with the doctor is not until 1/11/2011 as I have to wait until my first two cycles pass. I can't wait, although I hate the needle part - they draw so much blood when you're pregnant and for someone who hates needles, that part sucks!

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FLWRCHLD97 12/21/2010 10:41AM

    Thank you - I will check to see if my library has the book. I appreciate the suggestion!

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QUEEN_REINA 12/20/2010 8:36PM

    There's this book called Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives by Deepak Chopra, that has month by month things to do to pamper yourself and bond with your baby. It's not the kind of preggy book with what to eat and exercise and stuff, it's all about you and your experience. Sounds like, to me, it would be just what the doc ordered for you.

This is such a magical creative time for you, YOUR child is a child of the universe, you don't wanna let one day of this sacred time sneak by without enjoying it. And you are the creator of life.

Get yourself that book, I think it will help.

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