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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Oh, geeze to have a routine... at least some small semblance of one, anyway!

I like a routine, especially where my little guys are involved. And I know it's slow going to get a new baby on a routine. I really wish they'd just pop out knowing when to eat and when to sleep! I mean, he's been riding around in there for a full 9 months. He should have this down by now!

I can't believe I'll be starting back to work next week. I'm really not looking forward to it, even though I am lucky enough to have the private sitter that we do have. She watched O until he was 2 1/2 years old before I had to put him in daycare (he needed the social interaction anyway). I know little E will be in good hands... and probably spoiled, but it's not me!

Why do I have to go to work? Stupid money... stupid bills!

Anyway, no use crying over it. It's not something I can change, at least not right now it isn't. So, I guess I'll focus on what I can change.

Holy cow, do I ever have a long way to go this time around! I put on the same amount of weight with this pregnancy as I did with my first. But the weight was distributed VERY differently. This time the majority of it was just in my belly. I got the "You're all baby!" comment a lot during this pregnancy, and I'll tell you I was seriously enjoying it.

Well, guess what... the weight was surely all in my midsection, but it was NOT all baby! I actually weigh 10 lbs more at 7 weeks post delivery than I did with my first! And, now I'm dealing with just a huge floppy gut. (You're welcome... pretty picture isn't it?)

I went shopping for jeans, and ended up with 2 workout outfits instead (since my previous gym shorts and capris are also too small). I've been going to the gym for about 5 weeks but I haven't been consistent, because yeah - the only thing consistent with a newborn in the house is sleep deprivation! (Don't worry - I do nap... at least I did. Now, I'm working from home so the napping thing isn't going so well).

Also, now I'm on day 5 of the Advocare 24 Day clean eating challenge. My hubby did this back in January and was very successful. He lost quite a bit of weight and has kept the majority of it off (even though I was slowly dragging him into my pregnancy addictions. Oops!) Since having E I have fluctuated between 220 and 216. Right now, on day 5, I am at 216.2 lbs. I will not be even remotely impressed until I break through that 216 and hopefully the numbers just keep dropping. I'm hopeful at this point and will probably not weigh myself again until Day 11 (which is what the program says to do). Hopefully I'll be met with a nice little surprise on that morning.

Also, looking forward to getting back into the OCR world (Obstacle Course Racing). Not that I ever actually "raced" to win - but it was a lot of fun and now I'm part of a racing team and have gotten to meet a lot of the members by going to support the Hubs during his races. It's a second family and I'm truly blessed for their support.

I'm actually doing a run this weekend since the in-laws will be here to watch the boys. I'm excited to get out and visit with adults without having to tote around a diaper bag and a 10 lb sack-a-taters (little man).

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    A run sounds like just the thing! I hope you enjoy it immensely.
A great sitter and wonderful grandparents, sound like a real blessing!
Your comment about babies should have it down by 9 months made me laugh. I know, right? Meanwhile, I deal with my 18 year old that sleeps in and stays up late and I'm getting older and wanting to be in bed by 9 p.m. and often up before dawn. Such is life, so we roll with it.

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ALICIA214 9/9/2014 12:21PM


emoticon on the birth of your new baby son..


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I'm Coming Back!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Oh where does the time go?

Seems like I just posted on here that I found out I was pregnantÖ 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 Iím 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 digressÖ

We are expecting another boy, and O is super excited to have a little brother.
Iím already thinking about my goals and wondering what weight Iíll be starting at once I get this kiddo evicted and shed some of the extra ďbaby weightĒ 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). Iím hoping that because of this, Iíll 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 thereís no guarantee on that, but at least I can hope for some kind of reward out of the deal, right???)
Iím actually getting ready to head to the park during my lunch break to see if I can walk enough to help things ďmove alongĒ. Iíd be totally cool with going into labor tonight!

Anyway Ė 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 Ė my last pregnancy was not good to him. LOL!)

So, Iím just touching base at the moment and keeping my fingers crossed that Iíll be posting my next post either from the iPad at the hospital maternity wardÖ 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).

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SMAXWELL57 7/9/2014 2:50PM

    Congratulations .. Just remember to take one day at a time. Can't wait to hear about your new little one. emoticon

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JANUT57 7/9/2014 2:47PM

  Looking forward to your next posting welcoming in your new son! emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/9/2014 2:47:57 PM

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WEIGH-2-GO 7/9/2014 2:36PM

    How cute!

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HELP! Need input ASAP!

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!


And GO!!!

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TALLGIRLX3 3/30/2014 7:54AM

    These are great! We have considered Average Joe's bc the hubs name is Joe. Lol!

He has to make a decision by Monday... an here is a little more information.

It's in a small town (not rural)
There is already a "Silver sneakers" program in place so there are senior citizens and the next town over is a college town so there are pleb to young folks too. We are trying to appeal to the masses.
Not sure about a theme. But I did tell hubs to use himself for marketing. He has list nearly 100 lbs in just under a year!

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KING_SLAYER 3/29/2014 6:58PM

    Average Joe's Gym
The Body Shop
Gluteus Maximus Using a Roman helmet as a logo :)
Default Gym (good if there's not another gym in town)
Clean & Press (could open a companion dry cleaning service!)
Squatters & Lifters

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LUVSBULLDOGS 3/29/2014 5:17PM

    Here are a few more:

Flex & Fit
The Body Building
Body Factory
Maximum Muscle
Peak Physique
Platinum Fitness
Prime Fitness
The Steel Factory

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CJBAGGINS 3/29/2014 4:46PM

    What sort of neighbourhood is it in?

What sort of clientele do you expect?

Anything that you can use as a theme?


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LUVSBULLDOGS 3/29/2014 4:42PM

    I love your wallpaper. The flowers and butterfly make a beautiful picture.

Names that come to mind: Fit Smart, Fit Gym,

I'm going to think about it for a bit and get back to you.

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A Quick Check In/Update

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Well, Iím still alive and breathing. It has become so hard to make the time to get on SparkPeople and visit with my friends here.

So I just thought Iíd throw in a quick update on how things are going in this crazy life of mineÖ

New boss = new responsibilitiesÖ who knew!? Things around the office are much more pleasant than they were in the past and I have a whole new level of motivation when it comes to my job. (Itís amazing what a change in atmosphere will do for the soul!) I used to spend quite a bit of time on spark and I rarely was on when I was at home. Well THAT has changed! I have little extra time at work and Iím totally ok with that. But this is the biggest reason for my absence here.

Weight loss is still good. At this point Iím maintaining (my size anyway). Iíve actually put on almost 10 lbs but Iíve gone up roughly 2% in muscle mass. I havenít gotten smaller but havenít gotten bigger eitherÖ and can definitely feel the difference in my strength when Iím lifting the kiddo (unless he lost weight).

I actually just had to invest in a bunch of new jeansÖ 1) the new boss lets us wear jeans to work (this guy is too good to be true!) 2) none of my jeans fit right.

Too small, too bigÖ I had absolutely nothing that looked right. So I had to fix that and thought it would be a good idea to spruce up the accessories and shirt sections as well! I feel pretty cute these days, and thatís a great feeling!

Iím done with races for the year. Running through any form of water past the 15th of October is not and I do mean NOT my idea of a good time. I donít like being cold! The hubs has 2 more OCRs this month and then I think heís taking a break as well. But I do have a 5K coming up in November.

Looks like Iíll be scheduling surgery on my foot. I have a bunion (geeze, that makes me sound old) and that happens to be the same foot I injured during my first OCR. It hasnít been the same since then. Pretty much constant painÖ and my shoes are pretty uncomfortable at this point. So Ė while all that totally sucks, I am looking forward to being able to move forward and to quit using that as an excuse on my running.

We are hoping to get the surgical ball rolling soon, because there is an even bigger challenge ahead. We have decided to try for another kiddo. Iíd like to get the surgery done and gone before I get preggers. (Iím a planner, what can I say!)

I think that's it for now. Hopefully I can still continue to move forward and I just want everyone to know that I do think of my Sparkfriends often - but it just doesn't work out for me to be able to get on here much!

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BARBANNA 1/31/2014 4:35PM

    Hope your bunion is healed and you are doing well! You are probably pregnant by now and if so congratulations! Give a line or two to know how you are doing! emoticon

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KAR815 1/18/2014 11:47AM

    Congrats to you on your new work situation that's good! Most importantly I hope the surgery goes well , ( Ive been there twice ! Once in a boot for breaking my ankle and then once in a boot for having bunion surgery) ugh !! I totally understand that.... oh I may even eventually have to go back to have another surgery , since the toes are crooked on my left foot, the dr did say the toes are tough , theres no guarantee that they will stay straight? so I refuse to go back this year Im taking a trip of a lifetime to Ireland! I wont let the pain in my foot stop me ! I did complete 2 5K runs with the toes taped... painful but mananged to run thru it! hahaha Anyways good luck !! We'll catch up on SP at somepoint.
oh Congrats to trying for another baby that's awesome!!

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BARBANNA 10/19/2013 6:11PM

    Glad to hear from you! Good luck with the bunionectomy, I need one as well but that means a long, long time without any major weight bearing... Hope baby number two is a girl! Happy about your new boss, that is a great thing to have! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KING_SLAYER 10/16/2013 3:25PM

    Glad to hear that your work has become a more pleasant thing for you to do. I hope that you get your foot taken care of and that you can be pain free again. Good luck with the future pregnancy.

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First Obstacle Race - Pictures!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Well, here I am again. It seems like Iíve 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 ďfriendĒ some of my friends here. Hmmm, what a thought!)

Any whoÖ hereís a fun little update about our first obstacle race.

1) OMG Ė could it have been any more fun??? (Well, yeah it could have, but youíll 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. Judeís Childrenís hospital. AND we only had a week and a half to do this since we didnít really get our ducks in a row ahead of time. WE DID IT! We raised $600 with our little team of two. emoticon

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). emoticon

3) Mud doesnít really begin to describe this race. There was mud everywhere. I am so glad I didnít bring little O with me. OMG Ė he would have been miserable! It was so muddy you couldnít even walk around! Even the people who put on the race couldnít believe how muddy it was. But thatís what happens with you mix random on again off again rain showers with Kentucky dirt. emoticon

4) And yea, I hurt my foot on the FIRST FREAKINí OBSTACLE (which was ĺ of a mile in)! So, it was interesting and I had to walk the rest of the way. Booooo! emoticon

So, without further ado, here are some pics from that lovely dayÖ

The Starting line...notice how you can tell, I'm actually wearing clothes:

After the finish line... notice how my clothes have disappeared emoticon
(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.

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KAR815 11/12/2013 6:15PM

    That's so awesome Ive always wanted to do the mudrunner! Good for you & hubby nice he did it with you.
It looked awesome... proud of you! emoticon

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BARBANNA 8/28/2013 4:04PM

    Really looks like a great time and most important you made money doing it! emoticon emoticon

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    AWESOME!!! Sounds like you did an amazing job, especially by raising $$ in that short of a time and then getting through the course with an injury! You rock!

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KING_SLAYER 8/19/2013 6:00PM

    Good for you for getting out there and for toughing it out!

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