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how do it get it back!!

Monday, January 07, 2013

before I became pregnant I was in the best shape in my life since sports in high school. Due to some pregnancy complications I was pretty much on bed rest most of my pregnancy then on my back in the hospital for over a week in the hospital and just baack and forth to the hospital for 2 months while baby was in the hospital.. anyways my question is how do i start again how do i start running again and get back what i had?

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SAM_FIT_2014 1/14/2013 4:50PM

    Slow and steady. Do what you can, when you can. It is really hard with little ones - I started running after my two go to bed (since DH was home then and could easily take over as needed) - but it's hard. My kids are 4 and 6 now and it's still hard!
But, if you're committed to it, you can do it. You can also incorporate your little one into your workouts... do tummy time with you while you do pushups and sit ups... use them as a weight to work out your arms (carefully and safely of course).

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CALIRPM 1/7/2013 4:37PM

    I have still not figured this out for myself yet, but here's what 's been working for me....I focus now on doing 10 minutes here and there throughout the day. Some days I can manage to get a real workout in and some days I can't. So like last night I knew I'd be watching TV and I just used the commercial breaks to work out. Every commercial I'd do something different - jumping jacks, burpees, mountain climbers, etc...something high intensity. I don't know how much sleep you're able to get with the little one but I would definitely focus on getting your sleep too! Even if you can't sleep during the day, use his nap time to go rest yourself.

Also, I have come to terms that for this season of my life I just don't have the time to devote to running like I used to. Sure, I may have a good day here and there where I can leave the baby with dad and get a good hour's run in, but it's the exception, not the rule. I focus more now on making sure I stay within my calorie range. It's easier to just not eat certain things than it is to burn the calories.

I hope that helps. Also, ask God and he may show you creative solutions! :D

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RDGISME 1/7/2013 2:53PM

    First of all, Congratulations Mom!! The only quip that I can give you , bacause I never did have this happen to me, is, and no pun intended, it will be all baby steps and bunny hops to get back to your earlier workout routine! Best of luck on/ in your journey!

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i'm back ready to go a little earlier than expected!( with baby pics)

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

So most of you know I was pregnant with my first baby boy! My due date was January 13th 2013 well thing didn't go as planned.. I went to the hospital on october 17th.. a week and 2 days later i gave birth to my beautiful baby boy on oct. 26th. at only 28 week my little man was 2 lbs and 10oz and 15 inches long.. but with fight in his heart and love as his support and gods healing hand two months later we go to bring him home from the hospital on christmas day!! it was a long tough road.. but my little man is strong healthy and thriving... going through what i did.. i know for a fact anything is possible. as hard as it is to get healthy and lose weight it was 100x harder seeing my little man fight for his life and i could do anythign about it. funny thing is i'm thinner now that i have been since 2005... lost 16 lbs while pregnant.. 10 right after birth and 12 since then... from my heaviest i'm down 58 lbs and i'm ready to fight for my life so that my little man has a healthy active mama by his side! at birth 2lbs 10 oz

my little strong man!!
now he's home healthy and stong at 5 +lbs and growing

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CALIRPM 1/4/2013 5:56PM

    Oh, momma, he's just perfect!!!! Praying for you and the family. I wish I still lived in Bako so I could go snuggle him!!!! I am so glad you and he are healthy. Praise God! emoticon emoticon

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VEGGIE8 1/3/2013 2:06PM

    He is beautiful! Congrats on your little miracle, and good luck with your goals.

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SHIRLANGEL 1/3/2013 5:14AM

    Congratulations on the birth of your son and getting to bring him home. I'm glad you and baby are doing well. emoticon emoticon

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who would have thought!! a blog on pregnancy and health

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I know I have been gone for awhile. Since I found out I was pregnant I kind of retreated from the website. I hope my inactivity on the site doesn't stop people from reading this blog. It's very important to me.

Some of you may know that It took me and my husband a long, long time to get pregnant. I lost a good about of weight about 30 lbs and bam there is was a nice bright positive sign on my pregnancy test! I couldn't have been happier and more scared at the same time. I knew I always wanted a child but I also knew I had a long way still to be healthy. I'm still obese and I still have concerns for the baby.

I always had this fear in the back of my mind that my obesity would cause some kind of issues in my pregnancy. Like high blood pressure.. gestational diabetes.... anything and everything associated with me being overweight. My first trimester went by very well. I didn't have morning sickness besides a little queasiness but I was still able to eat and all. I gained a couple lbs which was fine... being overweight my pregnancy weight gain should be less than those at normal weight so I was on the right track. Well around week 10 I noticed I was itching slightly but I put it aside as I have mild eczema and sensitive skin. Come my second trimester the itching intensifies greatly and I also notice I am much more nauseas and have little to no appetite( I weigh less now than i have in over 6 years. i've lost over 15 lbs since i got pregnant). I make an appointment with my dr. and give her my symptoms. She sends me for blood test and they come back that my liver function enzymes are through the roof. They refer me to a specialist who then runs more liver test and an ultrasound for my liver.

Well turns out I have been diagnosed with ICP/ cholestasis of pregnancy. It's a very rare condition that develops during pregnancy. It usually is genetic but in my case i'm just one unlucky girl. With this condition my liver does not filter out the bile that my body produces correctly and the extra bile acids end up in my blood steam and in turn causes extreme itching ( imagine the hottest day of the summer rolling in itchy grass naked and not being able to take a shower all day long, yes that kind of itching) and a few other symptoms. It usually develops during the third trimester but I guess i'm just one of the lucky ones who got it early :/ It can cause distress on the baby late in pregnancy and more times than not mommy is induced about a month early to avoid the elevated risk of stillbirth that is associated with this condition.

I'm now on medication and doing much better and I'm being monitored properly. Well I guess the whole point of my blog is to inform. There is little known about this condition even doctors don't know much about it. On top of informing whoever I can, is I want to make a point that health and "losing weight" are truly different battles. This disease has nothing to do directly with being overweight. Small thin presumably healthy people develop this same condition. But had I kept a healthy diet and my liver been strong and healthy whether or not I was overweight my chances of getting this condition would have been much smaller... The food we put into our body does more than add lbs to our frame.. causing us to wear a larger number in clothes or not being comfortable in our own skin. it damages our organs.. it hurts us from the inside out. cutting calories and losing the weight doesn't mean we are healthy... we truly need to nourish our bodies and fuel them with good foods.

I never thought I would have an issue in my pregnancy that wasn't because of my obesity but I did. I just want to put the word out there about this condition. If you want to learn more about it. go to If you or anyone you know develops severe itching during pregnancy let them know and they need to see their doctor about it.

sorry so long and thank you for taking the time to read it.

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CALIRPM 9/8/2012 10:32PM

    Pregnancy is a crazy thing and can do all sorts of stuff to your body. I'm sorry that you were diagnosed with this and I will be praying for your health and the health of the baby. Will this condition subside once you give birth? I had high blood pressure the last month and a half of my pregnancy which caused me anxiety which also heightened the blood pressure. Keep on keeping on, you're going to be a great momma! When are you due? (Hugs)

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WOLFSHADESS 9/7/2012 5:22PM

    Congrats on the pregnancy! Sorry that you're going through this though! Thanks for sharing the info. Glad you are getting the treatment you need.

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JENNYBTHIN2104 9/7/2012 4:56PM

    Thank you everyone....for the good wishes... and of course for reading this blog... most people have never heard of it.. it is rare and new to the world i think mostly because people are putting the info out there now... rather than just dismissing it as dry skin or what not. since put on the meds I feel better and my bild acid levels have gone down but as my pregnancy progresses so will my bile acids but I will continue to be monitored and educated myself about it.

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CHELAGETSFIT 9/7/2012 4:27PM

    Wow, I never knew such thing existed. I'm like you, my biggest concern with trying to get pregnant is loosing weight to be "healthy" but wow, you have made such amazing points. Loosing weight does NOT equal being healthy. Thanks for the info, I'm still kind of processing it. Wow! I hope your doctors can keep this under control. I will continue to pray for you, for a healthy pregnancy, and a safe delivery. And of course for a healthy little angel.

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TARANITUP 9/7/2012 9:55AM

    Thank you for sharing this, I wish you the very best with keeping this condition under wraps and a safe delivery/healthy baby!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/7/2012 9:26AM

    Awwww, so sorry to hear of this, but very glad you're getting the care you and the baby need. THAT'S vital and you;re doing it.

HUGS and hang in there. You're taking care of yourself and thats the most important thing.

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MISSFORTE 9/7/2012 9:21AM

    WOW! thanks for sharing!

first CONGRATS! happy you are expecting!

and sorry about the condition

thank you for the warning I too and waiting for the stork one day too!

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READYRACHEL 9/7/2012 9:03AM

    Wow. Thank you for sharing. I have never heard of this. I know a lot of people who are pregnant right now so I will be sure to keep it in the back of my mind.

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i'm not perfect but i refuse to hide anymore

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

being a bored, emotional eater i tend to eat more when people are not around! i refuse to hide anymore.. i eat bad stuff sometimes hey i can't help it so i will not longer not track my food either here or in my journal. even if it is bad... im tired of letting myself down.. i need to learn to love myself with my flaws and maybe just maybe i will be able to get rid of some of those flaws with the more i love myself!

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ZELLAZM 5/27/2012 12:38PM

    That up-front honesty and accountability is not easy at times but it brings results! Hope you've been doing well the past couple of weeks since the end of the Spring Challenge - I've been tracking on the Firecracker board to keep things going till the next challenge! Join us if you'd like!

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BLUE42DOWN 5/9/2012 2:37PM


It won't be easy, I'm sure. The next step beyond that is accepting and feeling the emotions rather than aiming for the food - you'll get there when you're ready!

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GRLEGRL9 5/8/2012 6:35PM

    emoticon You have the right attitude! That's the hardest part. emoticon

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CALIRPM 5/8/2012 6:31PM

    Hey Jenny! Long time no talk. I often will conveniently 'avoid' tracking those binges I have. I think I rationalize that they didn't happen if I didn't track them. It takes a lot of self-discipline to honestly track your food. Good for you!

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The results are in! my first 5k race

Sunday, April 15, 2012

So yesterday was my very first official 5k! Oh man was i nervous! The weather was not the best! It was cold and raining! it would rain soft then a little hard then soft again! about an hour before the race start monique and i get out of the warmth of my car so that we can try to adjust to the weather! we change our shirts dance around a little...stretch and try to warm up!

Come 8 am they start the kids fun run 2k while we wait for them to finish and come back and my stomach just tuns and turns! ugh I just wanted to get it over with!

the kids run finally is done and we start to line up! We are positioned more towards the front than i want to be because i don't want to try and set anyone else's pace and wear myself out! But my friend insisted so i stayed. when the siren started i made sure to keep a pace i was comfortable with and not take off too fast and i did and was very proud of myself for that... Amazingly and god sent the weather warmed a little bit and the rain stopped for the entire time we were running! The sun even came out and it felt oh so good.

I was keeping a good pace and was surprised that i was able to handled the hills as well as i did considering i hasn't trained on any hills but i did good.

I didn't stop once until i had reached the turn around point! and after that only stopped a couple times for a short amount of time to gather myself... as we reached the large hills i would sprint up because it took less of a toll on me than to jog it up...

As i neared the end i picked up speed a little because the competitive side of me came out and i didn't want the woman who was jogging next to me to beat me through the finish line! lol i didn't even hear them call my name as i finished i just wanted to get there so i could stop!

soon after we finished it started to rain again and it was even colder because the wind picked up! but i had to wait so that i could get my time... after they called the last runner of the 10k race i was nervous waiting on my time.... as i seen them post the time i walked over and checked it out... i was number 100 out of 180 and my official time was 35:03 that is my PR my training was always at 36+ that was a 11:30 pace mile which made me feel sooo good especially with those hills! i felt sooo proud and sooo accomplished! my good friend monique came in just 2 people behind me and 22 seconds and i was sooo proud of her too! i just couldn't believe we did it!

sorry it was so long and boring but that was just a great experience and i had to share

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DISCIPLEAD33 4/24/2012 6:44PM

    Congratulations, that is a major accomplishment to run your first race. You did so well too, 11:30 pace is really good! Thanks for sharing your story.

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CHELAGETSFIT 4/16/2012 11:41AM

    Good job!! I'm so proud of you!! Did you take any pics?

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TO_BE_FIT 4/16/2012 9:54AM

    Loved reading about your first 5k. I hope to one day be brave enough to try it.



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BLUE42DOWN 4/16/2012 12:41AM


A BIG emoticon on your new Personal Best!!

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VISUALLYRICS 4/15/2012 11:30PM

    not boring at all...I'm enjoying your blog very much! 11:30 is great!!
I am running my 1st race ever this coming Saturday..... so I am learning a lot from your blog. I too like to sprint up a steep hill rather than jog it.

emoticon ~ Laura

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ZELLAZM 4/15/2012 2:50PM

    Great news! Thanks for sharing the story - the first 5K is always something special and you did a great job! WTG!

Don't forget to add that 35 minutes to the Firecrackers air miles -LOL!

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MOMMY445 4/15/2012 10:49AM

    congratulations! way to go!

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CANES4EVER63 4/15/2012 10:22AM

    Congrats!!! That's awesome! Keep up the good work!!

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