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Happy to be back!

Monday, March 29, 2010

So, after a longer than expected break, I am back! Moving takes a lot out of you, but now that we are settled in I am ready to start working toward weight loss again! Iím so happy to be back. My life feels out of control when I stray from SparkPeople for too long. SP gives my life the structure that I need. It really is a lifestyle and without my SP, I feel lost and not myself! I am really happy to be back. I told myself this morning that today is the dayÖ I have to come back today!

This morning my husband left for a business trip. He wonít be back until Wednesday evening. My sister is staying with me while he is gone. I just called the gym that I go to and got the go-ahead for my sister to come to the gym with me for the next couple of days while my husband is out of town. My sister is in track and I think she would love going to a gym. She has never been to one before since she is only 14. I think she will like it, and it will be a nice change for me as well to go to the gym with my sister.

Iíve found that when my husband is out of town for work, I have less ambition to cook dinner for just myself. I made beef enchiladas last night and I have a lot of leftovers for today. I brought a couple of enchiladas in for lunch and if I donít feel like cooking dinner tonight, there is enough for dinner tonight as well! I tracked everything so far today and it feels good to get back in the habit of doing that! I am even more excited to be able to track exercise later on tonight for the first time in a really long time!

I am so blessed to have found SparkPeople and I am so happy that you found SP too! Letís do this!

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MEGANC1988 3/29/2010 12:15PM

    emoticon back!

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JGERLACH32 3/29/2010 11:37AM

  Good luck and welcome back

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A Reason to Celebrate!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

It's finally Friday, sparkers!


Not only is today Friday, but today also marks 6 months of marriage between my husband and I! Time flies when you're having fun!! In the past 6 months we have gone to the Bahamas for our honeymoon, we have booked another cruise for our 1 year anniversary, and we have bought our very own first house! Our lives as a married couple have been very eventful in the past 6 months, and we are so grateful to have been blessed in so many ways this year!

To celebrate all of our blessings and our mini anniversary, we are going out to dinner tonight at the Olive Garden. We found a gift certificate from Christmas during our move and we have been itching for an excuse to go out to dinner there! What better reason than our 6 month wedding anniversary?!


Now, just because we are going out to eat does not mean that I am going to neglect my nutrition tracker like I have been prone to do before. I am going to log faithfully and stay on target as best as I can this evening! I am planning on ordering the Portabello Ravioli with a side of Chicken and Gnocchi soup. The Ravioli is always very filling, and I am looking forward to it! I cannot wait for our romantic dinner this evening! This move has been fun, but it has taken up a lot of our energy and our focus this past week. We are both looking forward to some time away from home tonight to focus on us, our relationship, how far we have come, and where we are going from here!


Tonight is going to be a great start to an exciting weekend! Tomorrow we are going to get some cleaning done at the rental and on Sunday we are having my father over to see our house for the very first time! Sunday is also going to be our first day back to the gym in about three weeks and our first time back to our old church in quite some time now! We are so happy to be living only a block away from our church now, as before the 15 minute drive would often come up as an excuse to skip. We are so blessed to have the opportunity of finally owning our first home, and I couldn't imagine not going to church this weekend to praise God for all of the good things he has given us! God is good!

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KELLIE881 3/19/2010 9:39PM

    Congrats on your first 6 months... best wishes for many many more years to come!

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CAROLJEAN64 3/19/2010 12:56PM

    Thanks for sharing all your good news. You have begin a blessed journey that will only grow richer with each passing year. I am speaking from experience as my husband and I will celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary in August. We are still living in that first home (it's paid for), both retired and loving our time together. I wish you a life full of downs and ups...so you appreciate the ups, a life where you discover that love has no boundaries or limits.

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Coming Back Slowly, But Surely!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

We've been in our new house for almost a week now and we are getting more and more settled each day. I have gained about 4-5 pounds in a few weeks. I don't want the scale to keep going in the wrong direction, so I am slowly coming back to SP! I am going to start tracking again today!

My husband and I still have our gym membership but haven't been there in about three weeks. Ever since we found out when our closing date was, we have been on the go with packing, loading, and now... unpacking. Life happens. I am not going to beat myself up over my slight downslide because my energy and focus needed to be on the move.

Something that I am happy about is that I went to my OB/GYN and she got me back on my metformin for my PCOS. I just started taking the metformin each morning a few days ago. I am not going to notice any differences right away, but hopefully it will regulate my cycle and maybe in a few more years it will be easier to conceive. We aren't trying to have kids just yet, but I know with PCOS it makes conceiving a lot harder so we are trying to nip this in the butt early! It's funny... all I can think about now is having a baby ever since we closed on our house! We have a lot we both want to do before we start trying though so we will probably get a dog in the meantime! I have wanted a dog of my own ever since I was 16 years old. Now that we have our own house and a nice yard, we are doing our research on the type of dog that is right for us!

I am not sure if I will get to the gym at all this week, as we are still unpacking and getting settled, but my husband and I have decided that we will get back in to our gym routine on Sunday for sure. So, in the meantime I am going to get as much unpacking done as possible that way there will be no excuses for skipping the gym next week!

Today is suppose to be a great sunshine-filled day! I am working until 5:00 and then I am going to go home to make dinner! We are grilling out tonight; Bruschetta Chicken... yum!

I hope that all you sparkers make it a great day!

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FRENCHTOSD 3/19/2010 1:46AM

    It sounds like you are on the right track! Keep on Sparking!

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MEGANC1988 3/18/2010 1:45PM

    Congrats on the new house!

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PARROTHEADAMY 3/18/2010 9:49AM

    Just wanted to say....congrats on your new home and good luck with the Met and PCOS. I have PCOS too and it was a long 2 year struggle to conceive my second child. It can be done though :)

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Long time, no.... tracking, blogging, or exercising.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Wow, I can't believe that I am writing this blog from our very first home! We have finally made it. Our lives have officially changed forever... for the good! This is the best feeling in the world! I love waking up every morning in our home.

It's been a long time since I have tracked, blogged, or exercised... but I am coming back soon. Pinky swear!

I just wanted to let everyone know that we have finally arrived. We are in our home!! :)

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SPARKCUTIE 3/16/2010 6:24AM

*** HUGS ***

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FRENCHTOSD 3/16/2010 2:25AM

    It's hard to do everything, and I know moving took a lot of effort. I'm glad to see you starting back here. Babysteps!

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KELLIE881 3/15/2010 10:12PM

    Woo hoo1 Congrats on your new home! Now you can get back into the routine in your new home!

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SLOLOSER 3/15/2010 8:35PM


I just know you will get back into the exercise groove soon.

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Beat it, Stress!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The past two days at work were horrific. I don't want to get in to the specifics because it will only ruin my good mood, but I am hoping that the rest of today will continue to be better than the last couple of days.

This morning I had a banana for breakfast and snacked on apple slices to get me to lunch. I'm eating my lunch now; Select Harvest Savory Chicken and Vegetable Soup. For snacks this afternoon, I brought in with me a 100 calorie pack of Cheez-Its and Fudge Striped Cookies!

After dinner last night, my husband and I went to the gym. I worked on strength training my legs and did 30 minutes worth of cardio. Tonight I am going to shoot for 40 minutes of cardio, as we arent scheduled to strength train at all. I am thinking that I will make rigatoni with sausage for dinner tonight and we will head out to the gym after that.

I peaked at the scale this morning and it isn't looking too promising right now. My goal was to be down 3 pounds by Sunday, but as of this morning I am actually up a pound. I am not going to worry about it too much though, because I have had so much stress put on me in the past two days, and I am certain that's not helping my weight loss at all! My hope for today is for a less stressful work environment so these pounds can start shedding!

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KELLIE881 2/24/2010 9:40PM

    You are def. a glass half full person I can tell. You will make it through this stressful time.. good for you finding the time to come on and take some time for yourself.

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JESSLEIGHG 2/24/2010 6:21PM

    Sorry about your stress, hopefully it goes away. Good for you for keeping a positive attitude through it! :)

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