Sunday, February 12, 2012
Today in church the message really hit home, and as I thought about it, I realized it was applicable to weight loss and healthy living also. The pastor brought up 5 key points, to remember in life to help you get over trials/achieve your dreams:
Don't be anxious or fret over your toubles. Hard times will inevitably come, but we don't have to sink down into the muck and mud, we can attempt to remain positive, and looking forward. Dwelling on the bad that is going on around us leaves no room for the positive future to take hold.
Pray for anything and everything (to whatever it is you hold as holy). Do not cease with prayer, ask for anything you need/desire.........patience, persistence, stregth, hope, etc.
In your prayer, have a heart of thanksgiving. Rejoice in what you have, and let God (or whoever you see as your creator) know in abundance how thankful you are for all that is given to you each and every day.
Think right thoughts. Do not pay too much attention to the dark or down thoughts. Do mantras of peace, light and love. The power of thought is overwhelming.
When we do these things in faith, there is a peace that is promised. We must remember this, and hold steady and fast until this peace is acheived.
I see these 5 elements as key to my life, and also as keys to anything we really want to achieve, with lasting effects, in life. I know you may not all believe in God, but most of us believe in something higher than ourselves, something that created this wild, wonderful world and all of it's inhabitants. Draw on that strength, it is there waiting to be called upon, to assist you in achieving your peace.
Hope you all had a great weekend!!
Friday, February 10, 2012
Haven't been sleeping much, partly the excitement, partly cramps. I have had cramps all night, every night for about 2 weeks now. Sometimes they are very strong, other times not so bad. I can't wait to see a doctor! I've been googling everything, so it looks as though that is not that uncommon, and is nothing to really worry about. Of course I am super scared about taking any pain meds, but a few of the nights I HAD to take a tylenol, which I read is safe for pregnancy.
I'm really doing well on my nutrition intake. Had a wonderful stir-fry last night with yellow bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, onions and chicken, all with a little black pepper sauce..............super great. In fact, I'm thinking that will be breakfast too!!! Yes, I already have pregnancy food daydreams!!! I can only imagine what it will be like in a few months!! Atleast I've been craving healthy food, lot's and lot's of fruit and veggies, whole grains, lean meats and lowfat dairy. I feel very good about my diet. I am tracking every bite on babyfit.com, esp. since my mom drilled it into my head that I need to get 100 grams of protein everyday. Babyfit doesn't have as high of recommendations on protein as that, but close.
It is already feeling like spring here. It has been the absolute mildest winter I have ever seen here!! It only got below freezing one night this whole winter, and it hasn't rained much. Kind of nice, since where I am from it has mild winters most years. I keep thinking about how nice it is going to be to be able to swim during the last part of the pregnancy. I LOVE to swim, and swam nearly everyday last summer. I am sure that will feel really great, I wish I could go right now!!!
Already hearing about the election in the barbershop, I hate politics!! Working in a public place, esp. one where people talk a lot, about their opinions, is fun sometimes, but not on election years. There are always the far lefts and the far rights, and when they come in at the same time and start flapping their mouths............whewwwww, watch out!!! It's not pretty! I try to stay as nuetral as possible. Although a man was in my chair last night, talking about anti abortion and how marriage is just for a man and a woman, and I couldn't hold back. Mind you, I'm not super liberal, and def. not conservative, I try to stay semi-balanced and vote both parties if I feel strongly for a candidate/measure. BUT I just wasn't having it last night!! I told him that I was a human first and I stood up for ALL human's rights. I just can't stand the negative slashing talk against people who just want to live their lives the best way they can. I have a feeling being pregnant and being a mom is going to bring a lot more of this side of me out!!! I am 32 now, not a baby anymore, I think I've earned the right to stand up for myself!! I just don't want to go too overboard, that might be bad for business!!! Haaa!!!
Hope these cramps go away, I could really use a few more hours of sleep. I should be using this time to start my baby a blanket! I love to knit and crochet, and I'd just about ran out of people to give my creations to. Now I have someone I can give them to for the rest of their life...............hehehhehehehehe!
Yeah, gonna say it, if I have a girl I already have the name picked out, HAVE had it picked out for about 8 years!!!! Sophia Lynn..................yay! So pretty. I had a really influential teacher in college, when I was studying to be a Waldorf teacher, her name was Sophia and I have loved that name ever since. And my mother's middle name is Lynn, and the two are so pretty together, so that was quite easy for me! Now if it's a boy, that is another story!!!! My husband has a few names in mind, but we are not leaning towards anything yet.
Wish me luck, I have my medi-cal interview today at 2:30. I am really anxious, and am hoping everything goes well so that I can see a doctor ASAP! I am usually not overly excited about doctors, but I feel that for this occasion, I'm pretty interested in what they will have to say.
I hope you all are being sparked in new and exciting ways each and every day. This SPARKED journey is quite remarkable.............I never dreamed it would lead me to motherhood! Really incredible. So drink that water, log those fit mins, eat those nutrient rich meals, because you are worth it, and there is a life waiting for you that you never dreamed was possible. Open your arms and embrace it!!!
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
This pregnancy thing is no joke!! Haaa, there is so much to learn. I joined Babyfit.com, but it is nowhere near as active as here. I asked a quesion on the message boards, no response. I posted a blog, not comments. It's a little sad over there! But it is where I need to be for now, It is the right place to track my nutrition. Gonna get busy now, trying for atleast 30 treadmill mins/day. I know the stronger I am the better this whole process will be. I've been having pain in my lower abdomen that feel like cramps, they said that was normal..........still not comfortable. I am doing more stretching though, and that is supposed to really help with those pains.
I hope you lovely people are having a great week.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
I am pretty much in shock still. Starting my third day of knowing that I am pregnant. I really had ruled this option out for me years ago. I must admit the timing is rather odd, since we don't have any health insurance and my hubby is still out of work!!! Don't quite know what God is trying to tell me.............but I'm excited. I told my husband a few months ago that if we EVER got pregnant, that we would have to take it as a sign from God that that was the perfect plan. I mean 8 years is quite a long time to not use protection and not get pregnant. So, yeah, I'm walking on cloud 9. Keeping my exercise going, got a good 35 min walk in last night, if felt great. Doing lots of crunches on the ball, I want my stomach muscles to be as strong as possible before the birth. Also doing reverse crunches for my back, don't know how long I will be able to do those before the belly gets too big, but I also want my back to be strong and healthy. I joined Babyfit.com, the SP related site for pregnancy. I'm pretty excited to get learning as much as possible.
Spent yesterday getting plugged into the Medi-Cal circuit. I'm kind of embarrassed that I have to use that, but I just don't have a choice. I wish I did, but we are barely surviving as it is, I just can't afford healthcare on my own right now. Of course my husband is racking his brain trying to apply for any and every job available.............in our town even Dominos Pizza wants you to be bilingual!!! Anyhow, I know that everything will work out the way it is supposed to. I plan on staying positive and thinking happy thoughts as much as possible because I want my baby to have a happy, healthy home inside this belly. If I stress out, well, I just don't want to do that. So, smilles, and rainbows for now..............atleast that's my plan!!!
I am really excited to be sharing this adventure with you guys. I truly believe that SP is the reason I am pregnant right now. This is a dream I never, ever imagined would come true for me! I love you guys, and I love SP!!!!
Sunday, February 05, 2012
Yeah, I'm pregnant! Don't know how. Never have been, EVER. Been with my husband 8 years, not even a slight hint at pregnancy.........until now!! So, yeah, think it might be the exercising and eating better????? I'm really in shock still, but so very excited, jubilant, nervous, and overall just feeling blessed!!! Just wanted to share my bit of excitement with you all. Oh and any andvice you might have for me I'd LOVE it!!! I'm going to pic my mom and SIL's brains, but the more advice, the better, especially nutrition related.
I'm so excited to be sharing this part of my life with you guys!!! I think SP plays a role in why this is happening for me now. I truly think the positive outlook on life and the healthier actions are the reason I am sitting here, beaming, inside and out!!
Love you guys!!
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