Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Oh where does the time go?
Seems like I just posted on here that I found out I was pregnant… and here I am about to deliver in a few short days.
Things never slow down though. I look forward to having a break for work for a while so I can focus on myself for a bit while I’m on maternity leave. Babies can be a handful, but if I remember correctly the first few weeks with son #1 were a little boring. Maternity leave in the US is a joke, just when things get interesting we have to go back to work, but I digress…
We are expecting another boy, and O is super excited to have a little brother.
I’m already thinking about my goals and wondering what weight I’ll be starting at once I get this kiddo evicted and shed some of the extra “baby weight” that (thankfully) comes off pretty quickly.
I have put on about 50 lbs with this pregnancy, but it is mostly in my belly and thighs (weird when I put it on all over with O). I’m hoping that because of this, I’ll be able to get back to normal a little more quickly. Also, hoping that I can be a little more efficient at losing the weight by breastfeeding (hey, I know there’s no guarantee on that, but at least I can hope for some kind of reward out of the deal, right???)
I’m actually getting ready to head to the park during my lunch break to see if I can walk enough to help things “move along”. I’d be totally cool with going into labor tonight!
Anyway – while baby stuff is exciting and all, this family is in high gear at all times it seems.
The hubs got a phenomenal opportunity to open a gym, of all things! This is quite suiting for him, since he has lost around 100 lbs over the last year and a half (more if you go back to when O was born which was his highest weight I believe – my last pregnancy was not good to him. LOL!)
So, I’m just touching base at the moment and keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be posting my next post either from the iPad at the hospital maternity ward… or from home being on maternity leave with Baby Ninja. (The nickname is because he is actually due on the date of the Mud Ninja, which is an OCR that the hubs was actually signed up for before we knew he was coming).
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Ok yeah I know... I haven't been on here in FOREVER! Please forgive me.
But I've got to keep his brief bc wiring a blog from my phone isn't the most pleasant thing I've done.
Long story short - my hubby bought a gym. Not a home gym, an actual business! It was a Snap Fitness but he's dropping the franchise. And that's where you come in!
WE NEED A NAME FOR THE GYM!
Monday, August 19, 2013
Well, here I am again. It seems like I’ve been gone from this site a lot. I think Spark needs to launch an app like Facebook so I can keep up with my Spark friends. (Actually, maybe I should just “friend” some of my friends here. Hmmm, what a thought!)
Any who… here’s a fun little update about our first obstacle race.
1) OMG – could it have been any more fun??? (Well, yeah it could have, but you’ll see why in a moment).
2) The hubs and I set a goal to become Warriors for St. Jude, which means we would raise $300 each for St. Jude’s Children’s hospital. AND we only had a week and a half to do this since we didn’t really get our ducks in a row ahead of time. WE DID IT! We raised $600 with our little team of two.
This is not too shabby when I found out that there were only 9 teams out of 7000 people who actually raised money (aside from entry fees).
3) Mud doesn’t really begin to describe this race. There was mud everywhere. I am so glad I didn’t bring little O with me. OMG – he would have been miserable! It was so muddy you couldn’t even walk around! Even the people who put on the race couldn’t believe how muddy it was. But that’s what happens with you mix random on again off again rain showers with Kentucky dirt.
4) And yea, I hurt my foot on the FIRST FREAKIN’ OBSTACLE (which was ¾ of a mile in)! So, it was interesting and I had to walk the rest of the way. Booooo!
So, without further ado, here are some pics from that lovely day…
The Starting line...notice how you can tell, I'm actually wearing clothes:
After the finish line... notice how my clothes have disappeared
(I promise, I'm wearing clothes)
Wait I forgot one! My poor foot was on ice for a week! Thankfully the swelling is gone now. YAY! I'll have to post a pic of the massive bruise on the back of my leg another time.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Hello to all of my Sparkfriends… sorry I’ve been a little MIA from here. I’ve found it easier to track my food on my phone using a different app. AND the hubs is using said app as well and we can check each other’s stuff throughout the day.
I haven’t been able to get on the internet much during the day and let’s face it, after being at a computer for 8 hours… the one at home doesn’t get much use. So, thus is the story of my SparkPeople leave of absence.
HOWEVER, all is not lost! I thought I’d drop in and give a quick update on how things are going on this journey (does anyone else get tired of using the “journey” cliché or is that just me??)
I AM OFFICIALLY DOWN 18 LBS! WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!
(That’s 44 lbs gone since I had my son almost 3 ½ years ago. I’m 6 lbs under what I weighed when O was conceived.)
Break it down… oh yeah… it’s my birfday… Woot! Woot!
So, I’m the worst for not rewarding myself. I set a goal, tell myself I’ll get a reward… reach that goal and decide not to spend the money on it.
Guess what! When you set a goal and reach it, and your reward is new clothes you kinda have no choice when your goal is large enough to make your clothes too big for you. (Unless you’re a fan of the saggy butt look – which I’m not).
So, hubs and I are still signed up for the Warrior Dash in a couple of weeks to benefit St Jude’s Children’s hospital. Oh, and feel free to donate to a good cause: here is the link – doesn’t go to me… goes straight to St Jude’s. Everyone wastes about $5 a day. Why not forgo the Starbucks mocha latte frappachino grande and give to a very VERY worthy foundation… even $1 can add up.
THEN, in September we are running the Filthy 5k which raising money for the local youth soccer league.
I did however decide not to do the Tough Mudder this year. I haven’t been the most dedicated when it comes to training and thought perhaps starting with a 5k instead of a 12 mile stretch of insanity would be a good idea (and I didn’t have $300 for both me and hubby to sign up – so he’s going it alone).
Now… picture time!!!!!
Oh, and what's better than buying NEW clothes? Being able to wear old ones! New pants... old shirt. YAY!
From the side... ok so the shirt is a bit lumpy and my hand placement is weird (but I didn't know where to put it. LOL!)
That is all for now... well maybe a quick pic of O because why the heck not!?!
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