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Post-Partum Weight

Saturday, January 05, 2013

I gave birth to the most amazing little miracle 7 months ago. I would say that being a mom is the best thing that has ever happened to me. My body, however, has been put on the back-burner. I've attempted to get back into shape half-heartedly a few times with no success. Each day I tell myself I need to do something about my baby weight before it gets out of hand and each day i do nothing about it. Today I'm going to change that. I really need to focus and manage to not just find the time to be healthier but make the time. My son needs me to be a good role model and I want him to not have to struggle with weight as i had done at a young age. I want him to enjoy life and have a great self-image. Things I very much lacked growing up. My parent and older sister were morbidly obese since I can remember. I don't want my son to have that extra stress on his life. I don't want him to wonder if this is the time that mom or dad won't be coming home from the hospital. My family's track record is poor in the healthy department: Heart disease, High blood pressure, diabetes. I really don't want these to be apart of my life if I can prevent it in any way. Today I decided to make a resolution for 2013. I'm going to take baby steps to get healthy again. My first baby step I began this morning. At least once a day walk for 15 minutes at least 5 times a week. This seems very doable and reasonable to me. I plan on increasing the duration once I have a pattern of consistency. Today I walked 25 minutes on icy roadways. I figure if I get up early on a Saturday morning to do this in close to single digit weather then I mean business.

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BABY_GIRL69 1/6/2013 6:48PM

    That's incredible that you have that much going on but I hope you are enjoying that bundle of joy... You have to live for him, yourself & your hubby. Just continue to take one day at a time & go for walks when you can. Also get some cardio in weekly don't go overboard trying to maintain a dress size but maintain your healthy size.

God bless & you can do it!


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SPARKLINGHOPE 1/5/2013 11:02AM

    emoticon Best wishes!!

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Thank God for Sparkpeople

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I am so thankful to have this tool available to me. It helps me to keep myself in check. I can really see what areas I need to improve in order to be healthy. For instance I'm trying to incorporate more protein in my diet lately- not just to keep me feeling full but i feel like I may not get enough with my vegetarian diet. Needless to say I haven't always hit the minimum range for protein but now I'm consistently getting within the healthy range. I'm hoping that I'll to continue making healthy decisions next week as I'm going camping with my fiance. I won;t have access to SP so I'm thinking of making some kind of lil logbook to take with me but I'm sure how I want to go about that...

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SPBETTERWAY 7/21/2011 8:46AM

    I'm the same way with getting enough fiber. Thank God for SP!! emoticon

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Today is a awesome day. I made pretty good money at work. I've been able to control my eating fairly well. I plan on going to the gym to work out after I post this. I feel like I'm in a really good place now. Jeff and I are both doing things the stay healthier, moving more and eating healthier options. I'm hopeful to each day brings me and am happy that I am making progress towards my goals :D

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J2740LOU 10/5/2011 11:10PM

    Attitude. Keep focused and positive. emoticon

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DEBBIEOLMOS57 7/18/2011 5:57PM

    keep it up

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What a week...

Friday, July 15, 2011

All I can say is I need a day away from work...Can't wait for Sunday


Get off your elliptical and finish your Sorbet!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Where to begin? Today was an odd adventure in terms of nutrition and fitness. I feel like I'm on some weird runner's high. I wanted to work out for a second time today... Really? Is that normal? LOL. Seriously, I really wanted to but decided that I probably should just wait til tomorrow morning and hope my exercise craving lasts. I don't want to get burned out so playing it safe seems the way to go. Another big factor in this very curious day was that I haven't really been hungry either. By the time I finished dinner I was still under 1000 cal. I had to reflect on my day to make sure I wasn't forgetting to track anything. It was unusual feeling, but I was right nothing was missed. I luckily was able to dive into a few indulgences (mango sorbet = omnomnomnom) to make my calorie goal for the day. :D I hope to have more days like this one. If everyday was like this, this losing weight thing would be a ton easier.

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GOODGETNBETR 7/14/2011 12:50AM

    Hope you have many more days like this. Keep up the emoticon work.

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MACMOM57 7/11/2011 9:56PM

    Sounds like a great day for you.

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