Monday, September 15, 2014
Dear Spark Fam,
Well, it has been a very difficult last few months. I lost over 25 pounds, and this weekend felt like a slump because I caught a cold and puked everything all weekend long. But, I am much better today.
We waited to tell people what was going on, but we are at week 14, maybe 15. I have lost track. I am pregnant with our second child, which is a true miracle. We have had some losses, but everything is O.K. thus far. However, I am leaving this up to the Lord, and if things don't work out, we are adopting or fostering.
I am trying to be as healthy as possible, but my taste buds are still pretty much gone, and I don't feel like cooking. My specialist tells me I have to eat 2,200 calories, which right now seems like an awful lot.
Exercise has been a disaster because I come home from work tired, and the mornings are my time to prepare and read for my classes. Plus, my guilty conscience wakes me up at 4a.m. sometimes to grade straggling essays. I think it's the hormones.
Anyway, my goals have gotten pretty simple. Today, I plan on going for an evening walk or getting on the bike. We will see.
(1) Take prenatal or folic acid, whichever one you won't puke.
(2) Get 30 minutes of exercise or clean the house.
(3) Eat healthy foods, aim for 1800 to 2200 calories.
(4) Cut down on hot sauce and food.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Obviously, I'm still unwell and I'm not happy about this. Will write more later.
Gotta go to my first day of work.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
I am not vomiting non-stop anymore, which is awesome, but my body is still adjusting because I am never hungry. In fact, very few things taste good anymore. However, my energy is still pretty good, though I can't do much more than walk a few blocks or do a few chores. Walking is my new favorite exercise.
In fact, the chamomile tea I'm drinking tastes awful. :( I haven't weighed myself, just because I don't care. I wear clothes for comfort now because it makes me feel better, so I have been running around in my pajamas and T-shirt. It's like living in a dorm room again.
My son is delighted that I am watching so many cartoons with him, but I don't have the umph to play tag with him. Soon, though. He knows I'm not feeling well, and every time I throw up, he laughs like it's the funniest thing. Four-year old humor. Gotta love it.
Well, I promised myself if I worked today, I could get a manicure, but now I feel like taking a nap. Ah screw it. I got one thing done off my to do list.
I hope you guys are healthy and appreciating yourselves. :)
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I already lost 4 pounds, but this is definitely not the way to do it. Keep praying for my special intention. I get more test results tthis week.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Sorry I haven't been around. First, last Sunday, I hurt my back in the locker room after an awesome core yoga session. (Who does that?) My back is all better now.
Then, Monday through basically today, I have been in bed with the pukes. I wasn't getting much sleep, but last night, I actually slept through the night! I am taking really good care of myself, but my exercise has been on hold.
So, this morning, I am taking some Tylenol and going for a short walk. I'm bringing my husband and son along, in case I don't make it. Otherwise, things are awesome. I went to the doctor this week, and despite my expanding belly, my weight is the same. Hoozah!
Could use prayers for a special intention. :) I hope you all are awesome!
(1) Make the best possible food choices and eat less processed carbs and refined sugars.
(2) Eat a balanced plate.
(4) Exercise at least 60 to 90 minutes, at least 5 times a week. (Today, walking)
(5) Spiritual Goal: Pray every day for 10 minutes/read scripture.
(6) Clean the house every day and stay moving. De-tech equal parts cleaning to watching Netflix.
(7) Work on novel, thinking or writing, every day. Finish first book by July 2014.
(1) Supplements, fish oil (2), and fiber every day (1 capsule).
*(2) Work on evaluating life goals. (Enjoy your loved ones to the max.)
*(3) Get eight hours of sleep.
*(4) Move all day and play with my energetic son.
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