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April Plan

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

I had a good month exercise-wise with 1,220 fitness minutes. I can run about 2.5 miles at a time and I'm running 2-3 times per week. I completed a 5K in 41 minutes. I'm taking Keira out for walks almost every day. I only lost three pounds and my measurements dropped slightly but not that much. I know nutrition is the culprit. I was averaging about 1500-1700 calories a day during the weekdays and probably about 2000 on the weekend. I know I ate too many sweets at night, even if I did fit them into my calories for the day. I was hoping that by being a little lenient, I could still lose a pound a week, but that's proving not to be the case!

So I'm dropping my calories to around 1400-1500 during the weekdays with a little more leeway on the weekend, pledging two strength training sessions per week, three runs per week, and lots of water! I'm tracking my food over at MFP (my name is chunky_runner) and I'm going to turn to fruit, veggies and nuts as snacks before I head to sugar. I don't need to have dessert every night! I hope to get my 5K time back under 40 minutes.

Next month my gym membership restarts (I put it on hold for a year while I was pregnant) and if I don't see many results sticking to the plan in April, I hope going back to kickboxing and Zumba does something for me.

And that's about it! I've been keeping busy with baby and work!

On Keira's three month birthday, it was 85 degrees. We made it up to the beach! Some pics...

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BETT2U 5/1/2012 10:39PM

    You are really inspiring me. Tenacious, woman!

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KITKABOO 4/21/2012 4:51AM

    She's a cutie!!

Progress not perfection every time!! emoticon

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ANEPANALIPTI 4/19/2012 7:57PM

    WOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Nice job on the 2.5 miles darling!!

Kai poso omorfoula einai h mikrh!!!! FTOU FTOU!!!!! emoticon

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MARATHONBOUND 4/18/2012 12:04PM

    Sounds like an awesome plan! And Keira is so beautiful! Have a great month! :)

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TIGERJANE 4/17/2012 9:43PM

    Love that pic of her with the lion. She's such a cutie!

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HOGFAN79 4/17/2012 9:01AM

    Awe she is such a cutie!

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LIBBYFITZ 4/13/2012 11:41AM

    Just catching up with Sparkfriends that I have lost touch with!

You are looking fantastic and bubby is just gorgeous! emoticon

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 4/9/2012 12:25AM

    Sounds like a good plan to me. Good luck with this month and thanks for sharing the pics of the babe. She's sooo cute!

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MAMADELIGHT 4/8/2012 7:32AM

    I bet you are going to love Zumba. I've heard nothing but great things, and I am sure that your body will react to something new. I, too, have to be better with food and tracking. When is our next race?

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GRACEISENUF 4/8/2012 12:15AM

    You will "own April, I just know it".

Keira is adorable! Thanks for sharing the pics.

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GETFIT2LIVE 4/4/2012 5:12PM

    Such a little cutie pie you have there! Sounds like a great plan to me, I am always glad to see a post from you here or your other blog. You are definitely one of the reasons I got brave enough to start running!

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WISLNDR 4/4/2012 5:04AM

    I love the photos! Have a great April, filled with accomplishments!!

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SEPPIESUSAN 4/3/2012 9:22PM

    She's just getting cuter and cuter!!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 4/3/2012 7:30PM

    I love it all!!

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RUSSELLORAMA 4/3/2012 6:47PM

    This sounds like a great plan! Thank goodness some of the sweeter fruits are coming back in season. That always helps me not want cookies and cake as much!

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MANLEYSANDY 4/3/2012 1:50PM

    Great plan!

The baby is adorable!!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 4/3/2012 1:48PM

    I need to get off the sweets as well. I have been craving way too much sugar. And you are totally right.... our bodies don't need it.

It sounds like April will be a good month for you. And your daughter is adorable!!!

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NATPLUMMER 4/3/2012 1:29PM

    Great plan!! Keira is sooooooo cute!!

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PAMAZON 4/3/2012 1:22PM

    "I don't need to have dessert every night! "

Amen sister!

I am telling myself the same thing each night. We've got delicious Florida strawberries in the grocery store now, I've been eating that if I need something after dinner.

You are doing amazing with your fitness! Way to get back into running - I look forward to starting up again soon. Your plan sound like an excellent one!

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TEMPENATIVE 4/3/2012 12:44PM

    love your april plans, sounds great. adorable baby she looks like you!

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LISAW/3 4/3/2012 12:10PM

    Your daughter is adorable! It is hard to believe she is 3 months old already! The time goes by and they grow so fast- keep taking those pictures!

Your March progress was great and your April plan sounds awesome! While it is good to push yourself, don't be too harsh on yourself either. Remember, you only had your baby 3 months ago and you're doing great!

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SEATTLESIMS 4/3/2012 11:53AM

    sounds like a great plan of action! Have fun! Sweet shots of fun at the beach! She's super cute! Enjoy!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 4/3/2012 11:46AM

    She's so stinkin' cute!!!! And your plan sounds like a winner!!! You got this, girl!!

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FREES1 4/3/2012 11:30AM

    great plan - great walking buddy!!! she's getting cuter and cuter with those passing months... can't believe its been 3 already! enjoy!

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 4/3/2012 11:23AM

    Great plan. Love the pictures. Can't believe she is already 3 months :)

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PAPER_WINGS18 4/3/2012 10:01AM

    Love your plan for April lady! You got this! Sometimes the scale just plain sucks, and sometimes we have to tweak what we do to make it do more of what we want. So I think your plan is awesome! :D I have a feeling April will be a good month for both of us since we've both changed up our plan a little bit. Let's do this, hot stuff!!

P.S. freaking loooove the pictures of Keira!!!!

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CHICAT63 4/3/2012 9:52AM

    Great plans for April, she is so cute !!!!!

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MBSHAZZER 4/3/2012 9:48AM

    AWWW what a little cutie! And it's warmer in Boston than in Florida! Sheesh!

I like your plan... slow and steady wins the race and while I have never been pregnant, I do think that the body behaves funny with all of those hormones... so just keep on keeping on and I think things will return to "normal" before you know it.

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TADTURC 4/3/2012 9:43AM

    Great Job, just keep pluggin away. Beutiful mamma and baby!

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CALLIKIA 4/3/2012 9:42AM

    Sounds like you're progressing quite nicely. Love the plan for April and love the baby pics even more! ;)

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KATHLOW 4/3/2012 9:25AM

    sounds like a great plan! And keira is adorable in those pictures :-)

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Ras na hEireann 5K

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cross-posted at www.chunkyrunner.com/2012/03/19/ras-

Well, my first post-preg 5K has come and gone! It was a great time, with a field of almost 5,000 racers, it was nice not to feel alone at the back of the pack. But yeah, I’m carrying about as much baggage as I did when I first started running, and I’m still not finished with the Couch to 5K program, so I’m pretty pleased with my time.

Jon and Lori and I planned to catch the bus over to Davis Square where the race was to be held, but I got a notification on my phone that they weren’t going all the way there because of the race. So we legged it 1.8 miles to the race, (a bus passing by wouldn’t stop for us when we flagged it down … fun!) and made it just 5 minutes prior to race start.

The race started at 11am, which is standard for winter/early spring races because they try to catch the warmest weather they can. Too bad we had some unseasonably warm weather and the temp approached 70 degrees at race start, because it was definitely one of the warmest races I’ve run. I stayed with the 10-minute milers at the start (the slowest corral) and plenty of them passed me, but there were also a fair amount of walkers in my way… it’s always a pain in the ass to dodge walkers 4-people astride at a race. People were on their cell phones! Why pay to enter a race? You can do that ANYTIME ANYWHERE.

Anyways, rant over. Despite the “flat” billing, there were nice rolling hills on the course and the field was so large that all the streets were completely blocked off, which I love, because as a slower runner, they sometimes start to reopen the streets when I’m running, and the traffic sometimes has no mercy. I liked that! I also liked that a lot of people were dressed crazily. I don’t know how people run with so much “bling” (I once tried to run with some Mardi Gras beads and ditched them like 3 minutes in), but it definitely is fun to watch!

I managed to run the whole thing except for a bit at the water stop (where I poured a cup on my head, I was feeling so hot!) and at the largest hill of the course at Mile 3, albeit slowly. For the last half mile, I could see the balloon arch finish line, which was nice motivation to keep going.

In the end, I posted a 41:01 time and 13:12 pace. I wanted to come in under 40 minutes, but I have to keep reminding myself:

I just had a baby 12 weeks ago…

I’m not in the shape I used to be when I was running 31-32 minute 5Ks…

And it’s OK!

I look like an Oompa Loopa, with that nice orangey-red post race glow! We got cool medal/bottle opener medals at the end of the race and tried to get into a pub, but quickly realized every place was super crowded and we’d rather be drinking beer outside in the backyard than inside a stinky pub, so we decided to walk back. Man, that was a much slower walk than the walk to the race and the last half mile was kind of a killer…

So Hawaiian and buffalo chicken pizza in my meager backyard chased with some Sam Adams Alpine Spring and some Richie’s Slush on a 75-degree Sunday in mid-March. Aw, hells yeah. And I saw my good friend Lori (MAMALITTLE) for the first time in over three months!

Sure, call it a comeback.

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MAMADELIGHT 3/25/2012 11:18AM

    ahem, MamaDelight (formally known as Mamalittle)

You are pretty darn amazing, woman!

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SPUNKYDUCKY 3/21/2012 10:58PM

    You are so awesome. How many people (with absolutely no excuse) never do what you did today. Love it!

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ALOFA0509 3/20/2012 8:20PM

Awsum job mama!!!! GR8 finish too... Rock On sista emoticon

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LOTUSFLOWER 3/20/2012 1:49PM

    Hells yeah, that is a comeback for sure!! You did a great job, it was fun to hear about the details, I felt like I was there. The beer and pizza in the backyard afterward sounds amazing.

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KITHKINCAID 3/20/2012 1:08PM

    Definitely a comeback! Congratulations! I only HOPE to be running races 12 weeks after having a baby. Glad to see you blogging again :)

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LINDAKAY228 3/20/2012 1:04PM

    Awesome job! It's hard when it gets hot but congratulations on doing such a great job and getting back into it!

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MBSHAZZER 3/20/2012 11:10AM

    YAY for your grand comeback!!! You did FANTASTIC! I love the race t-shirts, too! Sounds like a truly fabulous day!

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RUNNINGNP2B 3/20/2012 11:05AM

    Comeback it is! And I love the new Sam Adams, good stuff there.

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2BEABETTERME 3/20/2012 10:44AM

    Awesome job! I'm sure I couldn't have done 12 weeks after either of my boys births! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4EVERADONEGIRL 3/20/2012 10:33AM

    And what an awesome comeback it is!!! Good job, girl!!! Super proud of you for getting out there and doing it and that's a great first-race-post-baby time!

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PRESHUZ 3/20/2012 10:18AM

    Congrats on your 5K! You did great! emoticon

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LEAN-N-LEXY 3/20/2012 9:18AM

    Looks like a fun race with cool t-shirts and medals. Way to go you, not even done with C25k!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 3/20/2012 9:15AM

    Great job!

Very awesome for you to be out running (and a race!) after just having a baby. I say you did fabulous!!!!

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BOOTS1221 3/20/2012 7:42AM

    "Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years!" Ok enough LL... haha SOOOO happy and proud of you girl!! I can't believe you are running 5k's again after just having that beautiful little girl 12 weeks ago! Seriously, you are so inspiring. My weekend also consisted of backyard ice cold beers (and I also had Sam Spring! so refreshing) I'm loving this weather we are having around here lately. We have to make a plan to meet up sometime, go for a walk or a hike.. the weather is too insanely beautiful this time of year not to!!!

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CHICAT63 3/20/2012 4:53AM

    Be proud Mama, 41:01 for 5K after 12 weeks of having the baby....You rock !!! I am still trying to get my 5Ks under 40:00. Great pics !!!

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 3/20/2012 12:10AM

    Congrats! That is an awesome feat 12 weeks post pregnancy. You should be so proud!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 3/19/2012 10:46PM

    Congrats on finishing your first race post baby K!

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PAPER_WINGS18 3/19/2012 10:38PM

    SOOOO proud of you friend. :) You are amazing.

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SEPPIESUSAN 3/19/2012 9:02PM

    Yeah, the weather was awesome yesterday! Glad you had a good race.

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CUTIECAT1 3/19/2012 9:01PM

    hells to the yeah - awesome 5K sistah!!! you are doing damn good considering you just had a kid! keep on truckin'

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GRACEISENUF 3/19/2012 8:58PM

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And...(your background pic is way too cute!)

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WISLNDR 3/19/2012 8:57PM

    Good job!! You're back!!!!

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Well I finished Week 5 of C25K and it went well! Definitely finding it easier this go-around, so I'm glad that all of my fitness didn't disappear during my pregnancy. Immediately after the 20-minute run, I started feeling sniffly and that turned into a full-blown head cold that was bad on Sunday, OK on Monday, and terrible yesterday. So I haven't started Week 6 yet (will do so tonight) and I have a race next Sunday. I think it will go fine. I know I won't post the best of times, but that's not the goal. The goal is to finish strong and to hopefully complete it without walking.

I wish I could say I've been dropping pregnancy weight like it's hot, but... uh, not. I weigh exactly the same as I did last time I wrote. The difference?

emoticonMy wedding rings fit again (they haven't fit since September).

emoticonI squeezed back into my ski jacket (thank goodness, because it got cold again last week and the one coat that fit me and doesn't look like a muu muu had to go to the dry cleaners). I'm also fitting in a lot of size 14-16 pants that didn't fit until just recently.

emoticonI've lost inches. Since my last blog almost 3 weeks ago, I lost 1.5 inches from my neck, 3.5 from my waist, and 1 from my upper arm! (Hips and thigh stayed the same.)

So it's progress. I wish I could do more, fitness-wise, but I've gotta focus on this beauty and getting some work done during her naps!

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SEEHOLZ 3/16/2012 5:22PM

    She is absolutely adorable!

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_MSAPRIL17_ 3/13/2012 9:38PM

    Way to go woman!!

Those pics are absolutely adorable!!!

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CALLIKIA 3/13/2012 9:19AM

    OMG that last pic is my favorite. It's like one of those sleepy-dopey smiles. :) Sounds like you're progressing beautifully, like I knew you would! Happy running, girl! :)

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RACHEL-SPARKS 3/10/2012 9:17AM

    She is so precious ! I miss having babies, my youngest is 5. You are doing great. Your daughter will only know a healthy mama.

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ALOFA0509 3/8/2012 1:48PM

way to sista!!! your doing awsum emoticon.. Keep up the great work.. Rock On emoticon

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GODZYFAN 3/8/2012 9:29AM

    It's so weird that the body will show signs of progress that the scale won't! It's frustrating for me. But glad to see your back on track running and it's going well. Love the pics of your cutie lil one!

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WISLNDR 3/8/2012 8:47AM

    Do you have a jogging stroller yet? I can see you out there already!! Thanks for the photos, baby is cuter by the day; so are you!!

Have fun on Sunday! YOU'RE BACK!!

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FREES1 3/8/2012 3:29AM

    She's back!
Look at that smile on her face and know you are doing things the right way!
Enjoy your ride!

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FANCY-PANTS 3/7/2012 4:57PM

    That baby is gorgeous! You're doing great. Losing inches is super progress. Keep it up!

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TRAVELNISTA 3/7/2012 1:54PM

    I think inches gone is better than pounds but I also know that that is frustrating because you still want to see both. Love the new pictures of the baby and proud Mamma! emoticon emoticon

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KITHKINCAID 3/7/2012 1:44PM

    Hey - inches are inches. That's awesome. I've given up on the scale. Everyone around me says "you're shrinking again" and "you're getting tinier" even though the scale hasn't moved in months. And it's true - I've lost another full clothing size, but the scale is exactly the same. Meh, not caring anymore. When it wants to move, it will. Congrats on sticking with it and getting through Week 5!!

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MICHSTATE 3/7/2012 1:27PM

    Good job!!!!
You have a cutie there!!!:-)

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JMARISK 3/7/2012 12:26PM

    Good for you for staying so positive! I know how hard that can be when you don't see the scale move as quickly as you'd like, but you are making progress!!

Good luck with your race. That's exciting! Will your little girl be there to cheer you on? I can't wait to start C25K training again. After the first 6 weeks, you really get into a groove and it's so freeing.

Your daughter is a doll!

Keep it up!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 3/7/2012 12:01PM

    You are making more progress than I!! Guess I better get to it :o)


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ITSHOWYOULIVE 3/7/2012 12:01PM

    You are doing an awesome job getting back!! Great NSVs :). Good luck on Sunday and most of all hope you have fun! BTW she gets cuter in every pic.

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ADAMM9 3/7/2012 11:53AM

    All signs of progress are good! Keep it up. emoticon

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STORMTMB 3/7/2012 11:24AM

    She is a doll. Keep up the great work!

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MBSHAZZER 3/7/2012 11:11AM

    Oh my goodness, that baby is just the cutest!!!

So glad to hear that C25K is going well and that you are not too focused on the scale. I think (totally just me thinking as I've never been pregnant) that a lot of pregnancy weight gain is swelling and water and hormones, so it totally makes sense that you are losing inches like a madwoman even though the number on the scale is not moving.

Enjoy your race! And kudos to you for taking such a sane and healthy approach to post-partum recovery!


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4EVERADONEGIRL 3/7/2012 11:11AM

    You are making fantastic progress, girlie!! Good job!!!!

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LISAW/3 3/7/2012 10:56AM

    You are doing a great job fitting in your fitness. It is hard to do, especially with such a beautiful baby you'd prefer to just hold all day! Finding that balance between home/family, work, and self/fitness is so hard. Keep it going!

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LINDAKAY228 3/7/2012 10:51AM

    She is so incredibly beautful! Glad that you're finding things that fit again. There are so many more was to measure progress than just the scale. Hope you feel better soon.

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    Great job! Keep it up.

She's a cutie!

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SWAZY33 3/7/2012 10:48AM

    Yes...you ARE sure making progress!
It may take a lil longer than you like (afterall you have that beautiful little baby girl to take care of too) but you will get there!

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CRYSBROWN1 3/7/2012 10:28AM

    She is beautiful!

Congrats on your progress, the inches lost says it all!

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 3/7/2012 10:21AM

    Awesome! Progress is progress! Such a beautiful baby girl to be your biggest cheerleader :)

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LOTUSFLOWER 3/7/2012 10:14AM

    That's so great that you are fit and on Wk 5. I love that your wedding rings fit and I love that smile on your little girl!!! Congrats!

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    Look at her grow!
Hope your head cold is gone and you're feeling better. emoticon

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Oh hi!

Friday, February 17, 2012

I'm still around, and I still read blogs and friend feed though I don't always have time to comment. I'm mostly on the other website right now ( www.chunkyrunner.com ) and I am on another fitness website with a great iPhone app for tracking food and exercise.

I have committed to tracking my food in February and with the exception of a few days, I'm well under my modest calorie goal (I'm easing my way in, so I'm just trying to keep it under 1700 calories for now, aiming for a pound loss a week). The scale hasn't budged really. In fact, this week, despite having a calorie burn where I should have lost 1.5-2 lbs, I GAINED one.

Frustrating. And yeah, I ditched the old scale and got a new one after the old one had me losing and gaining 10 lbs from day to day. I also got a tape measure to get a more accurate idea of where I'm going. I figured I'd lose at least half of my baby weight easily, but it looks like that's not going to be the case. I've only lost about 17 lbs so far (and that includes 7.5 lbs of baby). It's annoying how quickly I put on the baby weight and I never went crazy with the food either. Sigh.

Keira turned 8 weeks old yesterday and slept from 8:30pm-4:30am last night! If she keeps this up, I'll definitely have a lot more energy to work out more. Right now, I'm running C25K three times a week and trying to do long walks at least twice a week (the excellent freakishly warm weather has made this easier!). I'll finish Week 3 tonight, leaving 4 weeks to go until my first post-pregnancy 5K on March 18.

I also found a freelance job writing legal practice manuals. The pay is not fantastic, but it will look great on my resume. I also have been doing citizenship applications for some clients. It's nice to have the flexibility to work from home and look after Keira. Of course, I know it won't always be easy, especially when she's more mobile, but in the meantime, I'll take what I can get.

So that's my update.

Here are some photos:

Smiley girl!

Lovin' on mom

Just chilling

Best friends!

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    Love the pics :).

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LOOKY-LOU 3/3/2012 11:32AM

    Oh she is BEAUTIFUL! Enjoy every day! emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 2/22/2012 4:43PM

    See is too cute! Glad you are doing so well!

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SARAHJ19 2/22/2012 4:28PM

    Your pictures are so adorable!!!!!! She definitely looks like you! So cute!!!

Good luck with your 5k! You will do great!


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4EVERADONEGIRL 2/22/2012 1:04PM

    She is so totally your mini-me!!! so adorable and I'm glad you are all doing so great! Keep it up girlie!! And forget that pound...remember how your body is going to be going through mad hormone fluctuations for a while and that's going to affect your consistency in losing, but your efforts are NOT in vain!!! They will pay off... :-)

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TEMPENATIVE 2/21/2012 12:34PM

    you girls look amazing! emoticon

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DIGISCRAPPY 2/21/2012 10:06AM

    Totally adorable! And how fantastic it is that you've been able to work from home!

You've got a good plan going. Maybe your muscles are re-acclimating from the running, and that could account for the uptick in weight when it should have been a drop? Just remember, pay more attention to how you feel and how clothes are fitting and less concern about the scale. emoticon

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MANLEYSANDY 2/20/2012 5:57PM

    What a cutie!

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LILMYSTERY 2/19/2012 8:42PM

    How adorable! ! ! My little girl just turned 8 weeks on Thursday! Isn't it amazing how fast they are already growing?! And the big gummy smiles are the best :) I'm so impressed at how well you're doing with fitness - I fell apart while I was pregnant and I'm just trying to get my feet under me. And everyone is right - you look great! !

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RUSSELLORAMA 2/19/2012 1:59PM

    Aw, it looks like y'all have the same chin! :) You are so adorable. Thank goodness you found a new scale. That would have driven me mad.

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LINDAKAY228 2/18/2012 2:11PM

    Oh what cute pics!!!

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RAINTHIEF 2/18/2012 12:21PM

    emoticon emoticon Glad to see you back at it!

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SAMSPARK1 2/18/2012 7:59AM

    Beautiful pics!!!

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HIP-MOM 2/17/2012 11:10PM

    you two are so beautiful! I bet you're loving the work from home right now and getting a couple of bucks for it as well! :)

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MAMAKNITSSOCKS 2/17/2012 11:02PM

    Poli orea einai mikroulasou! Love!!!

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FREES1 2/17/2012 10:49PM

2 smiley gals and I love the cat looking over Thr blanket!
Congrats on the free lance abd 3 weeks... And for that do what you can - that's all you can do

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CUTIECAT1 2/17/2012 8:16PM

    Awesome i love the pic of the two of you!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOPEFULHIPPO 2/17/2012 7:59PM

    Lovin it :o) Don't forget us Sparkies as you travel from site to site :o)

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YINYANGSJM 2/17/2012 7:52PM

    Thanks for sharing the pics! She's adorable and you look fantastic. Take care of yourself and enjoy the extra sleep (keeping my fingers crossed for you that it continues!).

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NORAB52GOOD 2/17/2012 7:45PM

    Nice to hear from you. She is gorgeous and so are you! All the best!!!
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JOPAPGH 2/17/2012 7:12PM

    kid is a cutie!

Glad you can get some work hours in. Best of luck on the tracking.

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WISLNDR 2/17/2012 6:27PM

    I'm really into baby pictures these days (I have three new grandnephews that are 7 months old) so I really enjoyed your photos!!

I'm glad you're stopping by SP now and again; I'm trying to keep up with you on the chunkyrunner but it's good to see you here and good that things are getting manageable for you!

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ALOFA0509 2/17/2012 6:27PM

You and baby are lookin great sista!!!! love the myfitnesspal site ;) Cheers-

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KITHKINCAID 2/17/2012 6:15PM

    Awesome! You know it's going to take time, but it's good to know you're determined and have your goals set even with the crazy sleep deprivation that comes along with a newborn.

8 weeks already! Wow. Time flies :)

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RUNNINGNP2B 2/17/2012 6:05PM

    Beautiful baby girl and Momma! I'm so happy for you my friend!!!

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LISAW/3 2/17/2012 5:41PM

    She is so sweet! That is great that she is starting to sleep longer at night- it makes such a huge difference when you are able to get a good night's sleep!
Congrats on the at home legal work! How great to be able to work from home- milk that for all you can! :)

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TRAVELNISTA 2/17/2012 5:41PM

    Mommy looks great and the baby is adorable! emoticon emoticon

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OVERHAULING-ME 2/17/2012 5:40PM

    What a cutie!!! They grow up too fast! Kudos for all you're doing already. Wow, your little one is only 8 wks old! I never lost weight quickly after having a baby. Most of my friends did!


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MBSHAZZER 2/17/2012 5:37PM

    So cute! And yes, the WL thing is frustrating, but keep at it...sometimes calories in does not equal calories out and your weight won't budge forever, then all of a suddent, you're down like 5 pounds.

Glad to hear about the work, too! YAY! All is good on your end!

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LOTUSFLOWER 2/17/2012 5:32PM

    She is soooo sweet!!!! Congrats and I remember how wonderful it was when mine started sleeping through the night! Enjoy her, I know you will!

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Goals I Haz Dem

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

But they will be simple to start...

1. Lose 50 lbs of baby and post-November 2010 weight (my lowest weight was in October 2010... 50# will get me back there)

2. Restart C25K this month

3. Stop with the junk food and sweets people keep bringing over (had Five Guys today, so good but need to limit myself)

4. Get reacquainted with veggies

5. Walk every day

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SUNSHINE084 1/27/2012 12:40AM

    you can do it!

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NANASAMM 1/14/2012 1:46PM

    You'll be back there in no time...

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MUPPETB 1/14/2012 5:24AM

    Baby is beautiful! Good luck in 2012!

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GRACEISENUF 1/12/2012 5:07PM

    You will do it...haven't a doubt. Love the new background. She has some long legs. Sprinter for sure! :)

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JENNFIELDS4 1/11/2012 7:29PM

    You can do it!! Your baby is so stinkin cute!!!

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LUEYGIRL 1/9/2012 2:33PM

    Be good to yourself. No matter WHAT they tell you, the first few months are tough to get used to.

Just getting out of your PJ's with washed hair is a good one!

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JBOWDOIN02 1/8/2012 6:27PM

    If you are breastfeeding, those pounds will fly off. I gained 25 pounds while pregnant and lost almost 40 within the first 6 weeks.

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LEAN-N-LEXY 1/8/2012 1:30PM

    Walking is a new mama's friend. Veggies... now those definitely have to be new acquaintances. I don't believe too much in the what you eat affects how your milk tastes, but after sensitive tummy time of pregnancy, it can take a while and tastes do change.

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ROCKINFOX 1/6/2012 5:43PM

    These goals sound great! You kept them simple and attainable.

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 1/6/2012 4:13PM

    Loving the game plan. Start back simple, and enjoying baby K should be Number 1. Congrats, and I know you can do everything on your list.

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CALLIKIA 1/6/2012 3:19PM

    Veggies is yer friend, yo. And they miss you! ;) Good luck to you, Momma! Have you bought one of those cool jogging strollers yet? :)

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WISLNDR 1/6/2012 6:15AM

    I always look forward to hearing how things are going for you. Your goals are certainly attainable; they offer the possibility of accomplishment every day and leave room for the unknown. (And I'll bet there's a lot of "unknowns" waiting for you!)

Have fun!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 1/5/2012 8:39PM

    Great goals and hey, I think it's just an accomplishment you have some outside of get up and get dressed and comb hair! :-)

You can do it!

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CHICAT63 1/5/2012 3:19PM

    Breastfeeding will help you lose some of the weight, great attainable goals ! Remember, when she naps, you nap I know, I know harder said than done yet so important for you as well.

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KKINNEA 1/5/2012 2:10PM

    Nice goals! Make sure you take the little one on the walks too - never too early to ingrain those good habits! :)

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CHAOTICMOM4 1/5/2012 12:14PM

    Where's the lots of rest goals and snuggle with my little girl goals?

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JENN26POINT2 1/5/2012 11:57AM

    Best of luck to you as you seek out your goals. Breastfeeding should help you drop the pounds quickly. It did for me, anyway. I dropped the first 40 lbs of 63 gained with my son before I went back to work just by breastfeeding. I seriously did NOTHING else. Slept and breastfed the whole 6 weeks. lol

Be sure to mind your doctor's advice about rest and not starting a fitness program too quickly. Your body has been ravaged over the last 9 months and traumatized last week. Be sure to heal first.

Congratulations again!

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PAMAZON 1/5/2012 11:43AM

    Love the goals!!! Don't be too hard on yourself with the weightloss, especially if you're breastfeeding. But you just go bananas with those fitness goals mama!

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ABETTERBECKY 1/5/2012 11:31AM

    Great goals! How's that baby of yours? And how about not having to go to that horrid place you used to work at anymore? You can do this Kristina - you motivated my ass into shape to begin with!!!

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KITHKINCAID 1/5/2012 9:58AM

    Totally reasonable. Happy 2012! You can do this!

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MBSHAZZER 1/5/2012 9:13AM

    Totally doable!


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FREES1 1/5/2012 9:04AM

    good way to get back into the swing of things...

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FRIZGIRL 1/5/2012 8:32AM

    love these goals, and I am right there with you!

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BOOTS1221 1/5/2012 7:51AM

    Yay GOALZ! You can do it chickadee! Hey, are you & Rachel (FRIZGIRL) signing up for any 5k's in the spring?

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HSMOM2FOUR 1/5/2012 7:02AM

    #2,3,4,and 5 ought to get you to #1! You can do this!!

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ALOFA0509 1/5/2012 4:27AM

Love it!!! You got this sista emoticon

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RUSSELLORAMA 1/5/2012 12:44AM

    7. Keep being hella awesome.

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 1/4/2012 11:43PM

    three cheers for mama K!!!

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TIME4AFITME 1/4/2012 9:57PM

    Great goals

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FROGGERHKC 1/4/2012 9:39PM

    Great goals!

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PAPER_WINGS18 1/4/2012 9:38PM

    You got this lady! Expect check in texts :) xo

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MANLEYSANDY 1/4/2012 9:37PM

    I like it!!

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LOTUSFLOWER 1/4/2012 8:57PM

    Great goals, love them.

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SUNSHINE084 1/4/2012 8:52PM

    These goals look great. We just got a 5 guys resturant here. I only had a burger once... not what I expected.

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MAMADELIGHT 1/4/2012 8:36PM

    6. Commit to hanging out with Lori more.

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