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10/12/10: She's Here!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Jordyn Kay-Ann Wilson, 8lbs 19 1/2 inches!!
Mom and baby are both healthy!.
Thank God :) 55 minutes ago!

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ILLINITEACHER52 10/18/2010 7:55AM

  Wonderful news!!!!

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LIBBYFITZ 10/14/2010 7:37PM


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TURQUOISELOTUS 10/14/2010 2:45PM

    Wow, congrats to mom and baby, and whole family!! Nice to hear some gooood news, yay!!

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LAUREL220 10/13/2010 12:10PM

    Wahoo, congrats!!

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JHADZHIA 10/13/2010 7:50AM

    Congratulations, glad everyone is okay!

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MRSJARI 10/13/2010 12:53AM


I'm so happy!

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JOYSGARDEN 10/12/2010 11:41PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! How wonderful!

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EMPTYNESTER60 10/12/2010 11:25PM

    emoticon Such great news! I know this is a relief for you. Wishing all best of everything to the new family!

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Reflections (Jordyn is Not Here Yet)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

They went to the hospital last night, but I still have heard no word. It's been nearly 24 hours, so I have to guess that it was a false alarm and that Jordyn is not ready to be born yet.

Yesterday was my sister #1 birthday, today is sister #2 birthday and tomorrow is niece #2 birthday! October is getting to be fun. The sad thing is that I have not seen these sisters since they were in grade school and have yet to meet this niece or her siblings and cousins. I hope it will happen. Fractured families can impact generations.

I am going through a very tough time right now, the particulars of which have nothing to do with SP. What is different about how I am handling it, at least today, is that I am not turning to food. I ended the day within range in all nutritional metrics except being too low in fat, of all things. I usually end up short on calcium, so I am happy to see it within range.

I emailed my former boss today, thanked her for the offer of the tickets and declined. It was the right decision. No fun for me (part of the bad time)! But the seminar on Saturday will be a brain drain (in a good way) and I don't need to be overtired behind the wheel late at night in a part of the world with which I am unfamiliar.

Even though my numbers (weight and measurements) are not where I thought they would be by now, I feel very good about this journey. The fact that, even for a day, I can manage not to turn to food when stressed, sad or scared is a big deal!

Thank you, Spark Friends, for holding me accountable, for encouraging me, propping me up and just being in touch. It truly helps!

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CARRAND 10/15/2010 9:07PM

    Stress is tough, but you're doing OK. Not eating in response to stress shows you're making real progress. You just sound happier with yourself! My Spark friends are a real help to me on my journey, too. What would we do without them?

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JHADZHIA 10/13/2010 7:50AM

    Its a VERY big deal not to turn to food when under stress!! Very well done!!
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I Froze! Breaking News, Too!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tonight was the taping of the community access channel show. The show was an abbreviated Toastmaster meeting. I was the evaluator. The speech was an advanced speech (a tall tale from the story telling manual) and the speaker was really, really good! She was so good, I almost forgot to take notes. At one point, I looked past the tiny studio audience, saw the cameras and froze. I drew a blank! It was long enough to feel excruciating to me, but the audience said it was not long.

We had pizza afterwards so I ended the day above in calories...ugh.

I got in nearly 10K steps. but I did not push it.

I've been offered tickets to the corporate formal at Blackhawk Auto Museum. They are, for me, expensive ($40 per person), but they would be free to me. I have nothing to wear and I will be at an all day paralegal seminar on Saturday until about an hour before the formal starts. Hmmmmmmmmmm How to gently decline the generous gift from my former boss?

Funny how life does this....I spend most of my life with a blank social calendar, but every once in a while, everything happens at the same time.

Tomorrow I must stay on plan nutritionally. I have been HUNGRY for days! I have not given in every day, but it is starting to be a real challenge!

Still awaiting word of Jordyn's birth. She was due yesterday (10/10/10). My stepbrother is going to be a grandfather. He is the same age as I am, so this is quite surreal!

BREAKING NEWS! Thanks to FB, I know that Jordyn is on her way. Mom and dad are at the hospital and, presumably, labor has begun! Prayers for safe delivery of a healthy baby girl!

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CARRAND 10/12/2010 8:53PM

    Does the new baby make you a great-aunt? Hope everything goes well for mother and baby.

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JHADZHIA 10/12/2010 11:18AM

    Would honesty work? Tell your former boss exactly why you can't go to this formal dinner (its a real shame you can't go :(( ) The truth is usually appreciated..
It would seem be to freeze in front of the camera like that, but if the audience said it wasn't long, then it wasn't.. This is why I never liked to get up in front of a group and speak. I took zeros on any class assignment that required this in school. So my Mom paid for a Dale Carnegie course for me which I really, really appreciated. Another in the long list of things I owe my special Mom..
Good for you getting in your steps..
Its strange you are feeling so hungry. Under a lot of stress? Not getting enough water? Getting enough protein? Maybe you have to up it.
Strange hearing about a baby about to be born on FB of all places. What ever happened to the old fashioned phone call. Wishes for safe delivery and healthy baby.
Take care of yourself,

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MUSIC66 10/12/2010 3:24AM

    hope the baby is healthy.

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Continuing the Journey

Sunday, October 10, 2010

When I first started on SP, whenever I lost weight, my feed reported I lost more than I did, as if it rounded up. I worried about that because I knew that if that continued. the tracker would soom be way ahead of what the scale was telling me.

Then I started losing ounces, hit a long plateau and stopped thinking about it. This morning, my scale showed 1.8 pounds loss and my friend feed said I had lost 1! Justice, I suppose. I have not lost that much in a while and, YAY, it finally means I am solidly in the 160s! I was at about 170 when I graduated and have been fluctuating between 173 and 169 since the end of June. This morning, I was at 167.9!

This week, I was more strict than usual about measuring food. Even when you think you know, it helps to step back once in a while and confirm that your eyes have not been playing tricks on you! An ounce of Mozzarella part skim cheese is not much at all! BF laughs when I show him what a serving of cereal looks like. I was vigilant about water and got steps in every day. If you saw my blog yesterday, you know that my tendonitis flared up big time. We had errands today, so I did get some steps in, but nothing major. I also am not increasing my steps this week.

I also decided it was time to move to Stage 3. I spent a long time on stage 2 because I was not ready to move on earlier. We'll see how it goes.

The biggest thing that happened toda y was that I discovered I had lost the key to my supervising attorney's office. I was sick about it because it was the first time I've lost someone else's key. I was not looking forward to telling her about it. BF found it in my car on the floor almost under the passenger seat. I have been giving thanks all day!

Giving thanks continues. Thanks to SparkPeople, for my Spark family. My success is shared and I know y'all cheer my success as I do yours. WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER!

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MISSY455 10/11/2010 12:21AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon So glad for you that all your hard work and perseverance is finally paying off! Wishing you continued success!!!

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CARRAND 10/10/2010 3:19PM

    Congrats on the weight loss! I've started posting my weight to the nearest pound just to avoid confusion.

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 10/10/2010 10:09AM

  congrats on the weight loss. happy that your bf found the keys for you. and YES ... we can (AND WILL) do this together!!! :)

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EMPTYNESTER60 10/10/2010 9:15AM

    emoticon on the weight loss and for just sticking to what you need to do. emoticon for the change is attitude that it teaches - it's OK if you have a bad spell, just get back to what you know you should be doing & you will see results. You are an inspiration for perseverance - look at you go girl! emoticon

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RORYLYONS 10/10/2010 5:20AM

    emoticonon the weight loss..Glad the key was found and all is falling into place.. emoticon emoticon

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TANSIE2 10/10/2010 4:19AM

    well done for making it to the 160- I know how frustrating it is to fluctuate and how difficult it is to keep going down and not bouncing up again. I am inspired by your success. thanks

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NONIE_C 10/10/2010 3:35AM

    I love when things work out...and it seems that eventually, they always do.
We will reach our goals!!!

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Victory + Setback = My Usual Kind of Day

Saturday, October 09, 2010

I woke up feeling stiff and sluggish. I skipped my usual elevator exercises and did not walk as much, even though I ended up with over 7200 steps. By the end of the day, the slight tightness in the back of my left leg had become hot tendons in both legs. I was limping around and very glad to get home!

Before it got bad, I was able to finish a project for my supervising attorney. I indexed 3 boxes of files and got the set up to be stored in off site storage with permanent retention flags for each. To my pleasant surprise, she came out of her office and gestured thanks. That felt really good! More than that, I met my own personal deadline. That is always iffy because I underestimate how much time things will take.

At the end of the day, I discovered that someone in another department had not filed a report that should have been filed in May. Well, actually, the discovery was made by someone else who thought I was the person who should have filed it. I've never filed this particular report before, so, in the process of reporting to her about it, I discovered who it should have been (I save emails and it saves me often!). So I will fill out the report and ask my boss to sign it before filing it with the agency. It looks as if it is a very simple report and should not take more than 5 minutes to fill out, but the research to get to that point may take a while...I answered the requester with the statement that I have never done this report, that our boss told the agency who would file it, but that I appreciate the chance to learn something new, will fill it out and get it signed. I thought that was a positive response. (My first one was not couched as carefully, so I am glad I did not send it.)

I realized late in the day that it has been a while since the tendonitis flared up. I have been walking some every day, so I was probably due for it. I don't think I will raise my daily step count this next week.

This week, I weighed every day, but I did not record it. It was just to keep an eye on things. One day, I was up half a pound, down a pound the next, up 1.1 pounds the next and maybe almost 3 today. Tomorrow is my official weigh in, so we shall see. It would be fabulous if the number is anything close to what it was this morning because that would put me solidly in the next 10 pound range down! I have been hovering around 170 for months. Up 2, down 3 and all kinds of fractions in between! BLEH!

The San Francisco Giants are leading late in the second game of the series. I hope, I hope, I hope...I became a fan when Roger Craig managed the team. He is affectionately known as the Original Humm Baby. He was at the park tonight and I would love to have seen him again! I heard his voice on the radio, but the TV was still showing the end of the Reds-Phillies game and I did not get to see him.

I was in range on food today, but did not do much for fitness. As sore as I feel, tomorrow may be the same. But, you know what's different about this? Pain is not a show stopper. Yes, it may delay things, but this will not end my healthy journey. THAT is what is different. It has been, all my life, easy for me to give up on diets when it was hard. I am a stubborn person in most respects but not this. Interesting reflection. I will have to think about this.

And the game is tied. Rats! It was 4-1! ACK!

Fitting for the day, but I still hope...

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CARRAND 10/9/2010 9:20PM

    You had a interesting day, and it sounds like you coped really well. How exciting that your team is in the playoffs! I am a Cubs fan, and they don't very often get to play any post season games.

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EMPTYNESTER60 10/9/2010 10:00AM

    Love your change it attitude! Take it easy this weekend but don't give up. That's what I love about Spark - it helps you change not only your weight but more importantly, your mindset & outlook on life. Keep up the great job! Feel better soon!

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JHADZHIA 10/9/2010 1:20AM

    Good for you having the foresight to save e-mails on things like that! You did great with work, now its time to rest and recover. Have a quiet weekend and relax and enjoy it!
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