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Renewed determination...

Monday, October 04, 2010

Ever since I had my baby, I have really struggled with trying to get motivated to lose weight again. I tried to start in January of this year and I joined some challenges and things, but I'm still the same weight as I was in January. I have recently been more dedicated with my exercise and have found some exercises I really like to do like Zumba and walking with my little boy. I have started doing strength training exercises a lot more also. However, the most important component, diet, has been very difficult for me to commit to. I know I can do it because I did it before for over a year and tracked my food every day. I have just been making excuses for why I haven't done it. Today I finally have renewed my determination to losing weight and I have started tracking!

I decided to do things a bit differently this time around and use the meal plans as my base so I don't have to make decisions about what to eat. I have found already that I really like the way the meal plans work. I'm actually excited to expand my taste buds a bit. I have already tried a couple of great meals today that I probably never would have tried before if I had to come up with it on my own. So, here's to a new resolve to track my food, eat healthier, and finally get rid of this baby weight! WOOHOO!!

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HISMANNA 12/1/2010 2:48PM

    You have always inspired me without you even knowing it.
I always go to your page when I need to "get going" again.
You can do it. Bring those flower bouquets back out.
Your son is so cute. emoticon

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JANICEMC 10/19/2010 1:40PM

    That's awesome Rosepaw! Glad to hear you are recommitting. You are taking care of yourself which will help you take care of everyone else. STOP will have a new challenge starting up in November. Come join us. Maybe it'll help to keep you on track.

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RHALES199 10/4/2010 6:47PM

    Good to see you here again!!! NOW is the time for you to DO THIS! emoticon

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MA_DIDDLES 10/4/2010 4:43PM

    Good to see you get going again. I am on the down trend again also. I have a long way to go but I am going to keep smilin.

My first goal is Onederland by the end of the year.

I am gonna keep my eye on you GF. You know you have been my hero, so I know you can do this. Lets do it together. MA

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ANUT4DISNEY 10/4/2010 4:23PM

    Good luck on your endevor, I know you can do it.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Here I am at the beginning of a new challenge thinking this time things are going to be better. How am I going to do things differently than the last few challenges I have been in? Here are some questions I asked myself and the answers I came up with:

Why did I sign up? Well, I am sad to say, I am lacking motivation and am hoping that this challenge will help me to get more motivated and excited about losing weight again. When I was losing weight before, I found that challenges helped because I was with other people going through the same things as me. I want to lose inches and weight so that I can get in better shape to play with my son and so that we can try to have another child.

What are my goals? I want to lose at least 15 pounds during the 12 week challenge, but I really want to lose inches so that some of my smaller clothes fit me again. When I lost 110 pounds before, I didn't stay very long at my small size because I got pregnant right away. I'd like to lose some inches so I can put some of those clothes back on.

What is my plan? I will participate more in the challenge and do less playing on Facebook. I will eat at least 1 serving of freggie per meal. I will drink 8 cups or more of water per day. I will take at least 1 walk outside even if I can't do any other exercise during the day. I will not eat late at night and will cut back on the sweets to once a month instead of once a day. I will be positive and stop looking for excuses. This is going to be a great challenge and a great change in my life!

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MK_MONKEYTOES 5/13/2010 1:28PM

    Hiya!! Just read your blog today....I am cutting back on FB as well...My poor crops and cafe and treasure....LOL....Ok, I am just getting better at time management with them :-)

Let's do this!!! I love the challenge and I have been much more engaged than in the past so I think that this was my best decision yet and I love the happy to be part of the group with you!!

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ANNERBEES 5/13/2010 12:16AM

    I started the BLC challenge also and it was a bit intimidating! You have set some great goals!!! We all lack motivation at times but you are doing great just taking the steps that you have!!!! The more challenges I am in the less time I am on Facebook too!! LOL So maybe this new challenge will help! emoticon emoticon

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Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Well, after being out of the diet scene for awhile, I finally decided that I needed to get rid of the 30 pounds that I put back on after having Jacob. I am looking for a good way to exercise since it's still too cold outside to go for a walk and our gym membership expired. I have started logging my food again and am determined to get back down to my goal weight and stay fit so that we can have more kids when we are ready without having to lose a lot of weight again. Plus, I felt so much better when I was 30 pounds lighter. It makes a big difference - especially when you are carrying around a 20 pound kid besides!

I started a new challenge with my favorite team - STOP - and I'm way excited to see so many friendly faces still there. This is going to be a great year. Happy New Year everyone!

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RHALES199 1/6/2010 9:01AM

    Good to see you back here! Happy New year's to you as well! You can do this!!!!

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Baby Jacob was born!

Friday, May 01, 2009

April 21st, baby Jacob was born finally. I was induced at 6:30 AM and went through 14 hours of labor before the doctor decided to do a c-section. We got home from the hospital that Friday and we are both doing well. He was 7 lbs 7 oz and 21 3/4 inches long. He is beautiful!

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GINA7249 12/19/2009 8:31AM

    Congrats for ur new baby jacob. He looks so cute. My brothers wife had a boy named jacob and there going to have a girl this time!

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KEYJO83 5/25/2009 10:22PM

    Congrats!!! He is absolutely beautiful!!! We were on BL challenge together before I got pregnant as well :) Sounds like our stories are very similar to what happened...they induced me, I was in labor for 8 hours (were you on pitocin?? if so, weren't those contractions TERRIBLE???) with non-stop contractions, and then they decided to do a after 9 hours of labor they started doing the spinal (which having contractions while folded in half getting the spinal is not fun!) and I had her after exactly 10 hours almost to the minute :)

She was 7 lbs 0.7 oz, and 18.5 inches long....she is 4 months old now :)

How are you liking being a mommy??? How are you recovering from the c-section???

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DIVAMOMMY 5/25/2009 11:11AM

    Congrats on your beautiful boy, Paula! I don't know if you remember me from the Biggest Loser Blue Team, but I remember you and your great story. So happy to hear that you have reached so many of your goals....including being a mama! You are an inspiration to us all!

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ABBIEJENSEN 5/5/2009 1:59PM

    He is gorgeous! Congratulations!

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RHALES199 5/1/2009 9:04PM

    COngratulations! What a cute little boy! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Congratulations, I'm so happy for you. Enjoy your bundle of joy. What a sweet heart. Hope your doing well!

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SONGNOWORD 5/1/2009 5:53PM

    Congratulations Paula! He's beautiful!! Welcome to mommyhood. :)

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ADVENTUREGIRL04 5/1/2009 4:15PM

    Congrats on your little boy!!

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I guess 3rd time really was the charm. We went yesterday for our 3rd ultrasound and it was quite obvious this time that we are having a little boy. I was quite surprised because I have really had this instinct the whole time that it was going to be a girl, so I'm still trying to get used to the idea. My husband seems more excited now. I think he's pretty excited that we're having a boy and not a girl. Everything looks good though. The doctor finally got all of his measurements and we saw in great 2D detail our baby. This was the first ultrasound where I could actually say it looked like a baby. We saw the face, fists, ears and eyes. It was amazing! He tried to get a 3D or 4D picture for us, but the baby is just too big now and there wasn't enough space between the placenta and the baby to get a good shot. Oh well. I'm just happy that we finally know what we are having and that he's healthy. Now if we just get a house, I can start really preparing. I feel completely unprepared because we haven't bought hardly anything thinking we'd wait until we got a house and found out whether we were having a boy or girl. Now I just want to run out and start stocking up on everything. Hopefully we'll hear on the house soon that we have an offer in on.

The doctor said the baby is measuring about a week bigger than expected and he moved my due date up to April 6th. It's scary to think I only have 10 weeks to go before the due date! I'm starting to get really nervous about the whole delivery thing. The birth classes aren't helping much either, but it is nice to know what will be happening. I really had no idea and I've been learning a lot.

Well, here's the picture that says "I'm a boy". Enjoy!

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    I'm so happy for you. I have two grandsons and I only had girls. Little boys are so cute. They are so different from little girls and they are for such a joy. I know you will love him to pieces. You will get through the childbirth, all of us moms do it and then not long after the first one, you'll be wanting another. Good luck on purchasing your new home. I hope everything goes the way you want. Take care of yourself.

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MOMMEEOFMANY 1/29/2009 8:11PM

    How exciting for you. Congratulations! I was convinced my entire pregnancy with my first that I was having a girl so I was a little in shock when he popped out. Healthy is all that matters in the end and you have obviously been taking very good care of yourself so you should have a beautiful and healthy little baby boy!

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    Congratulations! Enjoy every moment with your little man.

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RHALES199 1/29/2009 9:27AM

    How Exciting! Congratulations!

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JANICEMC 1/28/2009 9:12PM

    I'm very excited for you Paula. The next 10 weeks will definitely go by fast. I hope you can get settled by then. Enjoy the excitement!

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PINKSTARRX19 1/27/2009 4:29PM

    Congratulations!!! Enjoy every minute of it! the next 10 weeks will fly by before you know what hit you! Best of luck! emoticon

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