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Thanks for the Punch In the Baby Maker

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

lol :-p Please note: The title of this blog is very facetious.

However, I went to read some daily nutrition articles, and both times the pages popped up, it was something about ensuring a healthy pregnancy.

As a 27 yr old female, on the verge of getting married within less than a year, this definitely caught my eye. I read them. Things made sense, it was nice information. But it is a LOT of pressure. I have noticed the media really BOMBARD women with things they should be taking/doing/not doing/thinking/feeling/etc etc. to ENSURE that their babies will be be 100% healthy. Which leads one to think, if the baby isn't healthy, then the mother didn't do every thing in her power to make sure it was healthy. (which may not be the case)

Really...HOW DARE you put that much pressure on my ovaries! And this kind of advertisement is everywhere. Its to the point where its almost causing panic in some women.

Don't get me wrong, I obviously think you need to eat right, exercise and take care of yourself...and those things have a huge impact on the babies health, but I think society is very manipulative of women's feelings when it posts stuff like this (I'm not implying that's what Sparkpeople is doing...just society in general).

Any ways...This was a complete tangent of a blog. I meant to post about water consumption and hydration but I think I will leave that for a seperate blog later on in the week lol.


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PEPPYPATTI 10/3/2012 6:03PM

    Rant & rave all you want. That is what we are here for. I agree with you on the bombardment & pressure they put on soon to be mothers today. When I was pregnant with my son we had none of this knowledge & he turned out just fine! Look forward to your next blog!
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SPARKCHANTAL 10/3/2012 4:11AM

    poor mama! don't believe everything you read... especially not advertising! this industry comes up with all kinds of tricks to access your pocket-book, and guilt complexes are one of their main weapons.
just remember, you have two ears-- and eyes! and eyelids!

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October's First Migraine

Monday, October 01, 2012

I am feeling a migraine coming on. I'm suppose to start tracking them so I figure I might as well start doing it here. The only thing I consumed that was on the "trigger" list that I can think of is caffeine today. However, the headache was coming on before I had it. *sigh* emoticon

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OJ_2_OK 10/2/2012 6:01PM

    That might be the case, but I've been really upping my water intake lately. I had 10 glasses yesterday and I've been drinking at least 8 the rest of the days. But I will start paying attention to that.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/2/2012 7:57AM

    maybe you have to up your water??? just a thought!!

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Am I Becoming a Runner?!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

I was sitting on my butt today feeling sorry for myself. Fiance off with a friend...kid off at a birthday party. emoticon

I was laying around and decided to get up and get myself around. I went to Panera's and enjoyed a salad and soup, and I also went to Michael's craft store. I haven't cross stitched in awhile and I enjoy it so I got myself a project.

After I got home, I began to feel sorry for myself and logged onto spark people. I saw on my sparkteammates log their exercise minutes so I decided to go for a jog around the block. I usually wait for the fiance but took advantage of the free time to get active.

It felt great. My knee feels a little sore as does my left ankle. emoticon *Sigh* I think I need to get new shoes again.

Back to the whole running thing...it really brightened my day. I look forward to the next one. I've been working on my time and distance. *gasp* I might have to admit that I'm starting to enjoy this... Nah it can't be true. I must've been REALLY bored. emoticon emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 10/1/2012 6:28PM

    Nope! Running is fun I have discovered. I am having to take a break from it now due to my knee but I think it is a blast. I also love to go to Michaels & do projects! Have a good day!
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Runkeeper Ap.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

If you don't have it, I would suggest downloading it. It keeps track via GPS the distance you go, the current pace you are running, and the average pace you have ran. It has different works out if you want that too, but I like to use it to watch my pace. I have learned that your pace can fluctuate WILDLY if you are not paying attention. The app. is beneficial to me by keeping me challenged and my heart rate pumping.

The fiance and I just got back from a jog around the block. I love all the leaves in Michigan during fall. It is so beautiful. The weather is absolutely perfect to be outdoors. I'm not sure about the whole "runners high" thing people talk about, I am positive I haven't experienced that yet...but I definitely feel some good endorphins pumping around my body.

Oh and good news: When I stepped on the scale today I was 2lbs down from my last weigh in! emoticon emoticon

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CANDOK1260 9/30/2012 10:23AM

    emoticon ON THE WEIGHT LOSS

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DEBBIEDAY 9/29/2012 6:52PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Cats RULE!!!! emoticon

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I Love to Run in the Fall

Friday, September 28, 2012

The beginning of the week started out rough. The migraine put me behind my goals. I am trying to work walks into my daily routine and I didn't get to do those. I worked out once earlier in the week for a 30 minute one which I believe is a positive.

I noticed that after walking every day last week, I felt tired and weak this week without it. The migraine didn't help.

I had one HORRIBLE eating day this week, but all the other days I ended at the low end of my caloric range which I am proud of. In the past I would've just kept eating the rest of the week and let my one "bad" day become a "bad" week.

And to top it all off, I just went for an awesome run with my fiance!! emoticon I have discovered that I actually like...maybe even LOVE to run outside in the FALL!!! emoticon

I feel happy about where I am at, despite the bumps.

I also learned something today from a challenge issued from one of the groups I joined here: Work is my eating obstacle course. I can't get out of doing it, but I will have to carefully plan on maneuvering around it each and every day. With hard work each day, maybe it will become easy?? emoticon At least I hope so. If not, I will keep working at it.

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CANDOK1260 9/29/2012 8:41AM

    i am happy you enjoying runnin in the fal for me i used my tredmill for now.

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MNJONES2 9/28/2012 9:09PM

    You have a wonderful attitude and success is on the way!!

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