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Still Struggling with Exercise. OK, Except for Shopping, I Haven't Done Squat

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Here's the good news, my weight gain is under control. I have only gained one pound this month (of course, I have also been sick and puking again, which I think contributed to that), and I'm wearing medium pregnancy pants. That was a real shocker. Honest.

I currently have a nasty ear infection which is really killing my appetite, but I finally got some antibiotics and other meds that I didn't know I could take. Of course, it doesn't help that everything tastes awful still. But, I am eating three times a day and trying to vary my foods and I occasionally eat chocolate and a few cookies to kill the yuck taste. This baby goes from wanting salad to wanting beef. It is very strange. The other funny thing is that when I go to the refrigerator, I don't want anything. One of these days, I am going to the buffet.

This Sunday, I plan on going to yoga with my friend and future godmother. I haven't been to yoga in like 15 weeks, so I hope I can make it halfway through. But the Sunday class is less intense, I think. I know I'm going to be tempted by the sauna (which has eucalyptus), but I must resist.

Anyway, everything is still going well. So, thank you so much for your good wishes and prayers.

(1) Take prenatal or folic acid, whichever one you won't puke.
(2) Get 30 minutes of exercise or clean the house, 3x a week.
(3) Eat healthy foods, aim for 1800 to 2200 calories.
(4) Do yoga at least once a week.

  
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68ANNE 9/25/2014 5:50PM

    ooh yoga sounds wonderful!

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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.

  
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68ANNE 9/18/2014 6:24PM

    hugs to you, honey

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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!

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PGHP31CK 9/15/2014 12:17PM

    Congratulations!! May all go well!!

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THIN133 9/15/2014 10:26AM

    Congratulations! !! Take care !

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/15/2014 9:10AM

    emoticon I hope the morning sickness goes away soon!

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SWEETNEEY 9/15/2014 8:11AM

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SNS1968 9/15/2014 7:21AM

    emoticon and best of luck with your new baby!

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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.

  
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JUMPINJULIE 9/1/2014 1:52AM

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

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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.

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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. :)

  
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JUMPINJULIE 8/4/2014 9:41PM

    I hope you feel better soon.

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SWEETNEEY 8/3/2014 12:58PM

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BABY_GIRL69 8/1/2014 4:43PM

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God bless,

Dee

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THIN133 8/1/2014 8:52AM

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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!

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PGHP31CK 7/31/2014 12:31PM

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

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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.

  
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JUMPINJULIE 8/4/2014 9:40PM

    Praying.

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68ANNE 7/23/2014 6:55PM

    Man that really stinks

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THIN133 7/23/2014 5:34PM

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PGHP31CK 7/23/2014 4:08PM

    Praying!!

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