30,000-39,999 SparkPoints
MARIAJESTRADA's Recent Blog Entries

Back after a Long Hiatus

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.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

68ANNE 9/18/2014 6:24PM

    hugs to you, honey

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEB9021 9/16/2014 7:11PM

    Congrats! Take it easy. Making a little person is hard work and it takes a lot out of you, both psychologically and physically. But you can still focus on eating healthy and your other healthy habits, like getting plenty of sleep! :-)

Glad you're back!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PGHP31CK 9/15/2014 12:17PM

    Congratulations!! May all go well!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
THIN133 9/15/2014 10:26AM

    Congratulations! !! Take care !

Report Inappropriate Comment
PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/15/2014 9:10AM

    emoticon I hope the morning sickness goes away soon!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SWEETNEEY 9/15/2014 8:11AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SNS1968 9/15/2014 7:21AM

    emoticon and best of luck with your new baby!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Lost 20 Pounds

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.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUMPINJULIE 9/1/2014 1:52AM

    I'm sorry your not feeling well. I hope you feel better soon.

Report Inappropriate Comment
THIN133 8/11/2014 9:04AM

    Oh..that's an awful way to lose 20 lbs. Take care of yourself..hope something can be figured out soon to help you feel better. Good luck on the first day of school.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Still Eating Like a Bird, and I MISS My Tastebuds

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. :)

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUMPINJULIE 8/4/2014 9:41PM

    I hope you feel better soon.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SWEETNEEY 8/3/2014 12:58PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
BABY_GIRL69 8/1/2014 4:43PM

    emoticon emoticon

God bless,


Report Inappropriate Comment
THIN133 8/1/2014 8:52AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
68ANNE 7/31/2014 5:50PM

    I can tell that things are still not going good. I am thnking of you and let me know if I can do anything for you, like kick some butt!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PGHP31CK 7/31/2014 12:31PM

    Glad that things are going in the right direction!! Hope & pray that you continue to improve.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Still Can't Keep Anything Down

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.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUMPINJULIE 8/4/2014 9:40PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
68ANNE 7/23/2014 6:55PM

    Man that really stinks

Report Inappropriate Comment
THIN133 7/23/2014 5:34PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
PGHP31CK 7/23/2014 4:08PM


Report Inappropriate Comment

Been Really Sick and Hurt My Back Last Sunday, After Core Yoga

Friday, July 18, 2014

Dear All,

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!

Better Goals:

(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.

Current Habits:

(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.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUMPINJULIE 8/4/2014 9:39PM

    I hope you feel better soon. Sending prayers.

Report Inappropriate Comment
68ANNE 7/19/2014 10:12PM

    Glad you're feeling better and back among SP people but the imp in me wants to know, are they going to drag you home if you don't make it? By the big toe or drag you by your hair, cave man style?

Report Inappropriate Comment
PIXIE-LICIOUS 7/19/2014 9:00AM

    So sorry you haven't been feeling well. Praying for you! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
THIN133 7/18/2014 11:24AM

    Hope you are on the mend. So sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. :( Take care of yourself ! Have a nice weekend.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JLAMING263 7/18/2014 10:55AM


Report Inappropriate Comment

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 Last Page