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Pumping Iron...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I have a huge worry with getting too much of one nutrient, especially vitamin A and iron... I'm having a hard time understanding how much exactly by percent is too much.... I'm not done with my food for the day haven't had dinner or my snack and my tracker already says 185% iron!! Someone please help clear this up for me I do not need to get ill again. = (

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IMREITE 9/21/2012 1:30AM

    if you get too much vitamin A through food (as beta carotene) you don't get sick. your skin may just turn a little orange.
not sure about the iron. are you getting it from a supplement or real food? I quit taking multiple vitamins or supplements because i would feel rotten or break out in hives.

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Feeling Bloggy

Friday, September 07, 2012

I just wanted to update on how I've been doing, I still haven't drank any pop/soda of any kind and I've had at least 5 cups of water a day. It is shocking to me how easy this has become.... going from almost no water at all to that much is a great accomplishment for me. I am on the other hand feeling a bit nervous about being released from the doctor this month and knowing that we will now be allowed to try again for another baby. After back to back miscarriages last year I am finding it extremely hard to have hope of a normal pregnancy. I know that we will never know unless we try which is part of what kills me the most, but at least now I know I'm doing what I need to be doing to keep my health good and maybe that will play an important role in things being different next time. I don't want to give up but I also don't want to face another molar pregnancy and the chance of getting cancer. All of this is spinning around my mind constantly and I hate those negative what ifs of life. but as long as we wait we will never ever know. I just have to trust what God has planned and take it from there.

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XANGELSTEARZX 11/14/2012 4:39PM

    I was told today that my recent pregnancy was a partial molar according to the results after the D&C. I know this is late but, I sympathize on how you feel. My brain is running circles around me trying to comprehend. However, my doctor cleared me for trying again next normal cycle and even sent me on my way with a prescription for Clomid. I'm very leary now that he explained what a partial molar is. Hope all is going well for you!

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Calling It Quits

Saturday, September 01, 2012

As of the 31st of August I officially stopped drinking pop! I want to see really how long I can go without any at all. So far so good and I don't miss it a whole lot. (yet) The real hard times will be when I eat things fried or like pizza cause I always want pop with those things. So my new strategy is that I'm using the mobile app for SP but also the meal plans from the branch of SP called BabyFit, it is mostly like this only the meals are tailored more towards healthy eating for pregnancy rather than for weight loss. If I happen to lose some fine but if not that is just as fine too as long as I'm getting those important nutrients my body needs along with adequate water intake. If any of you are on BabyFit and would like to communicate or be friends on there please let me know. I have also made a new MommyTeam for ladies who have had one or more molar pregnancies and would like to try again in the future. I believe it's called Molar Mommies Waiting/TTC so please stop by if you have this goal and want to do everything you can for a healthy pregnancy next time. I also would like to say that its sucky how there is no like option for comments and stuff.... you can tell I'm on facebook way too much lol!! Well good luck to you all whatever your goals may be, and hopefully I shall write back soon with good news about my progress. ~

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FITGRANDMA120 9/3/2012 3:35PM


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DMF2012 9/3/2012 11:10AM

    That's a great goal to set - good luck! I've never been a "pop" or coffee drinker...

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SISSYMARIE11 9/1/2012 8:47PM

    Thanks guys!! I will definitely keep track of the days and I don't have to worry about my head hurting any because I quit caffeine a year ago due to anxiety. So I should be pretty good with it... Yesterday I drank 6 cups of water and today 4 and I'm amazed at how I'm eating better and so full and satisfied without all that other crap. I am loving this and I hope it sticks. ~

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LINDA! 9/1/2012 8:01PM

    emoticonYou are setting a great goal.

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MARILYNS66 9/1/2012 7:22PM

    Good job on giving up the pop - I gave it up January 1 and have not had one since so that is now over 240 days - keep a record of how many days you go it might help keep you away from it - I found that once I hit 10 days no pop I didn't want to end the streak - but the cravings came in the evening for about 10 minutes but I pushed through it - I know you can do it because if I can anyone can.

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KAYLA0041 9/1/2012 4:48PM

    Giving up soda is a great goal - there is nothing positive about soda. I gave it up 15 years ago and do not miss it. Make sure you have some headache medicine around because a lot of people get headaches from the lack of caffeine.

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ALESHAWALKER 9/1/2012 4:37PM

    I think getting off the sodas is great for anyway not matter what their goals... check out this site if you need some inspiration to stay away

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PARKERB2 9/1/2012 4:37PM

    Good luck to you. Have a great day and Keep Sparking.

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Praying The Changes Stick

Sunday, March 25, 2012

For the past week I have been working really hard to start eating better, I want more than anything to be able to have at least one more healthy pregnancy... after one loss and a complete molar pregnancy I've been forced to wait a full year.... at first my eating habits went crazy... almost like I didn't care anymore because of what happened.... I didn't on the other hand let it get out of control I managed to lose weight even though I wasn't trying. But the problem was that I still wasn't happy with what I was eating... a bunch of nutrition-less junk. So I have changed that and started having cereal every morning... Raisin Bran with a half teaspoon of sugar. Then for lunch I've been having salad, shredded lettuce with spinach leaves, ranch dressing, and today canned chicken. It is delish and not even with cheese (which I love) I do plan to get some cheese soon. but I was surprised at how little I actually missed it. One thing I do have to have is black pepper... to me a salad is not complete without it. anyway I hope I can keep this up and we will see how things go after September when I'm released by my doctor.

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SISSYMARIE11 3/26/2012 5:27PM

    Thanks guys for the comments!! I'm doing good but worried about my calorie intake... when I calculate it by my weight and age online it seems too much (to me) I'm not sure I'm getting enough of the good stuff and maybe just eating less bad stuff/not enough good stuff. Not sure how to even that out because when I changed how I was eating I just didn't feel hungry for anything.

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NEPTUNE1939 3/25/2012 3:34PM

    Well you have a good start, you're prayerful! I had similar problems with nutrition-less foods - somehow they just did not taste good to me. For health reasons I gave up on that fool-hardy thought.

my first step was to get rid of all boxed breakfast cereals - like it or not their sugar content does no good for one's metabolism. I switched to oatmeal, Malt-O-Meal and other cooked cereals. For flavor I add 1/4 tsp cinnamon and for sweetness a 1/3rd cup of raisins, craisens, blueberries or other dried fruit to cook up with the cereal. Really its great. I also have with it 1-scoop of Whey or Casein protein (there is a difference).

My second step was to stop eating most processed foods and cooking oils that were obviously un-healthy. There are many spices available to put zest in bland foods. Curry powder, paprika, etc; and of course lots of pepper - including red pepper flakes.

Just those two steps alone had had me feeling a lot better. Hope this helps you and your future infant. God bless, Earl

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PATIENTSAM 3/25/2012 3:07PM

    Great job in changing your eating to healthier habits! I am sorry to hear of your loss, but glad to hear you have not given up on yourself. Choosing to get healthy before you get pregnant is a great plan! Keep up the great work!

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ARNETTELEE 3/25/2012 3:05PM

  I am hoping you are able to continue with your plan and pray that things work out for you!

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May 2011 Update

Friday, May 06, 2011

It's been a really long time since I've signed in here I have a ton to update and write about, first of all my miscarriage... I got pregnant in December of 2010 and found out on Christmas day! We were so excited and immediately started planning for the new baby! Well we hadn't bought anything thank God because I started bleeding February 10th and I knew then something was seriously wrong. He took me to the ER in Charleston and sure enough our baby was dead... no heartbeat to be found and a transvaginal ultrasound confirmed the baby was not alive and looked to have stopped growing around 8 weeks... but I carried it to the 11th week. I was devastated but am now coping with it better. I had my follow up exam today which turned out fine as far as they said. waiting to hear the results of the pap test. but we did get the okay to try again if and when we are ready... I'm honestly not sure yet I have mixed feelings mostly of wondering why it happened because they gave no reason other than what she called a "fluke" that being said she seems to think it should not happen again. On a brighter note in life my relationship with my step-daughter has greatly improved I'm thankful of that and I know it won't ever be perfect or "normal" but I'm being thankful for good times and not focusing on the bad. I hope everyone is doing well I miss being on here and hopefully I will get back to tracking my food and getting healthy for the possibility of another pregnancy. Pray for me and my family! God bless you all.

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SISSYMARIE11 5/7/2011 12:40PM

    Thanks Suzanne I'm back not just for weight loss now. I'm a mom on a mission. for a healthy pregnancy this time around. I'm really scared to try again though.


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SUZANNE0606 5/7/2011 12:17AM

    I'm so sorry to read about your loss. Glad you are back, though. ;-)

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