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To Resize or not to resize!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

I am debating whether to resize my wedding rings. I was a 5, and wore them til I was a few months preggers. Now I am like a size 7 ring or bigger, but I am hesitant because I want to lose significant weight. What do you think? Now I am carrying a baby and have no ring, so people in my small town wonder what is going on. Also, random people I see when we are out look at my finger sometimes to see if we are married. Hello, judgmental! I AM married and am approaching my 3rd wedding anniversary, but still. People are looking at me like an unwed mother! Like there is something wrong with that! They looked at it A LOT more when I was pregnant, too. Noticeable staring at my hand, when my ring didn't fit and I was smart enough to take it off.

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FITGRL124 7/10/2014 9:30PM

    I agree with getting something cheap to wear on that finger until you can wear your ring again.

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/10/2014 12:13AM

    I liked the idea of a cheap ring to wear until yours fit.

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POOKASLUAGH 7/8/2014 7:13PM

    I never had mine resized, not when I needed it to go up OR down. I only wore it when it fit. Then again, I never put much significance into rings. We didn't even get ours until our fifth anniversary.

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NYCKIMCV 7/8/2014 2:41PM

    I have seen very pretty necklaces that you can clip your wedding ring/band into when you can't wear it around your finger.

On the other hand, if you're not comfortable without a ring, you could get some cheap Target ring to wear until your ring fits again.

I grew up in a small town, I totally understand what you're saying about people being judgmental. But if they're all up in your business, they should know that you're married. :)

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A Confession & Tears.

Monday, July 07, 2014

I haven't written about this, at least not to the extent that it has happened. I am just going to come out with it. I hit 169 today, haven't been this big since I was 6 months or more pregnant, I lost a few lbs. at first when I became pregnant and it took me a long time to gain the first ten pounds. I have been asked, I believe, 4 times in the past 6 weeks... if I am pregnant/when I am due. We were shopping at a grocery store and a person handing out samples stopped me and asked when I was due. I had a 9 month old in the shopping cart, so... NO, not pregnant! It could happen, sure, but how freaking pregnant do I look that people are asking in droves!? Next, my dentist asked when I was due. I said I had a baby and am still losing the baby weight, secretly want to find a new dentist, and never go to the grocery store again. This was in the same week or ten day span. Next, I go to work and a patient asked me if I was the pregnant one. Nope, again! Not me. This lady knows my baby's name, but she is elderly and a bit confused at times so I understand. However, she did notice I wore the scrub top I always wore when I was pregnant because nothing fits so I guess that's why she thought that.. plus, me gaining 25 pounds in the past 8 months. Yep. Now this is the kicker. I went to my sis-in-law's birthday party, we got there early, and her friends asked if I was pregnant again. I felt somewhat ok about my outfit. But not after that! I asked HIM when HE was due! Then I cried for a while in the car.

Sooooo...long story short, I feel terrible about myself these days. I mean, you don't ask someone unless you are DANG sure they are, and even then, wait til they tell you for gosh sakes! In truth, I LOOK pregnant. I had thyroid levels checked and they are normal because I went to my annual check up and the dr. said my neck did look thick. Well, thanks for that! I already know. My chins have chins. I am short and all this weight is fat, and it has to go somewhere! It is mostly in my stomach, neck, face, and arms. Hence, I look pregnant. My stomach protrudes a LOT. I have seen people 300 pounds that have flatter stomachs.

Therefore, I ordered a box of wraps as something to motivate me to change my lifestyle more. I tracked some exercise today that I am about to do now, and TODAY IS THE DAY. Day 1. Again. But not day 1. This is day whatever the amount of days it has been since I was 10 and felt fat until now, all the days in between when I weighed 120 at this height and thought I was fat. I am the same person, but I have evolved and appreciate the body I had then. I want it back! I want to be 155! I want to be 139 and not overweight! I will be happy there, I AM happy now, just not happy with the shape I have let myself fall into. I have eaten and drank my way here. I can eat and drink and exercise my way back.

- 12 glasses water/day
- 2 scoops greens each morning in water
- 20 minutes+ elliptical Mon-Fri
- Eat in calorie range 6/7 days
- Move more, sit less!

There it is.

OH MY GOSH. I just put my weight into Spark and I have finally seen this: "YOU:OBESE" when I am NOT pregnant. My BMI is 30 TODAY. I AM A THIRD FAT, more if I was calipered I am sure. THIS IS THE TIME FOR CHANGE.

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FITGRL124 7/10/2014 9:32PM

    I am so sorry to hear....I'm sending you a goodie now with my updates!

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/8/2014 10:58AM

    I am so sorry you are going through this ,first of all those people are simply rude. You have a plan you are working on it it , mean spirited comments don't help. You are beautiful and the excess weight will come off . Keep smiling ! hugs,CHeri

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ALLIEALLIE2 7/7/2014 12:04PM

    If I had a dollar for every time someone asked "when I'm due" or "are you pregnant" "boy or girl?" emoticon it sucks, I know. You are on the right track though you set up a PLAN!!! So stick to it emoticon I'm cheering you on! emoticon

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PRINCESS_SOFI 7/7/2014 9:41AM

    I don't assume someone is pregnant unless I'm attending their baby shower or they are actively giving birth. How rude! It will get better because you are taking steps to change it. emoticon

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BAKER1009 7/7/2014 7:53AM

    OMG, I'm so sorry you're going through this Whitney! That is terrible, about all those people. I never ask anyone if they are pregnant. I thought all women knew that rule?! emoticon

Hang in there girl, I am in the same boat with you, except no one has asked me if I'm pregnant. Then again I don't have much of a personal life and I'm a SAHM, so no one to really ask me.

We can do this! But first, we do have to appreciate ourselves. We have to remember that our bodies have been through pregnancy, and that our shape will never be what it once was. That does not mean it cannot be great, because it can (I was there before this last pregnancy!), but we must not live with false expectations. You are beautiful girl, and a proud momma, and you totally got this!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 7/7/2014 7:44AM

    emoticon I get those bad weeks too, I don't think I would've handled it as well as you though. But I suffer from anxiety so it can tend to make things worse. It will get better. Just remember you are worth it.

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Bella's 1st Fourth of July! (w/Pics!)

Saturday, July 05, 2014

We went to a cookout last night and Bella received a lot of attention! She clapped her hands a lot yesterday. No fireworks, though, as all the festivities wore this baby out! She didn't get up til nine today! Unheard of.

Hub and Bella

It was fun! Isabella also rode on her cousin's baby jeep and he made it go while she held on, she LOVED it!

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/6/2014 12:19AM

    LOvely photos .Bella is so cute !

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JADED_CHICK19 7/5/2014 11:21AM

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 7/5/2014 10:52AM

    emoticon My youngest is 3 now and still has a slight fear of fireworks, she either wants to get to close, but then when they start she runs off and says they scare her. Glad little Bella had fun, she is so adorable.

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FITGRL124 7/5/2014 10:32AM

    It looks like you had a great July 4th! emoticon

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Bella's Birthday Planning & News! (w/pics)

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Oh my goodness, it is only about six weeks until my little angel turns 1. I may just keel over now! Time has gone by so fast, I am happy and sad. Bella is progressing, this past week she is able to sit up on her own from the floor and she rolls around and scoots on her booty to get places. She turned 10 months old on June 25th.

I am planning her birthday. Today, I ordered her birthday outfit. Here it is: and the matching bib:

They will arrive in the next two weeks, so yay! There was a tutu outfit but 4/5 opinions preferred the dress. I like it a lot.

I am having her party at a park near my hubby's family and easy access for my relatives that live a bit farther away. We are going to grill hotdogs and hamburger and have picnic foods such as potato salad, macaroni salad, fruit, broccoli salad, maybe a veggie tray, and cake. The theme is Disney princess. I am making the invites up next week! So excited.

Big news also, we are looking at buying a house which I never thought would happen but a turn of events has made it possible. We looked them up online and then drove by to eliminate houses we didn't like that looked better in photos. I am beyond excited - it is a bug that bit me! I know it is a process, but it has started and it is exciting.

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FITGRL124 7/5/2014 10:31AM

    What an adorable dress!!!!!! She'll be so cute!

Congrats on the house hunting!

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/3/2014 12:39PM

    I love the dress Bella will look adorable in it. I look forward to the actual birthday photos.Congratulations buying a house is exciting. I am so pleased for you!

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ALLIEALLIE2 7/3/2014 11:38AM

    emoticon emoticon the birthday outfit it is super cute!! keep us posted on the party prep! And of course emoticon on the seeking of a house!! Excited for you! emoticon

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MIGHTYMOUSE215 7/3/2014 10:30AM

    That outfit is ADORABLE!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 7/3/2014 10:00AM

    Aww, that first year is amazing isn't it with a little one. I went through it many times. It is a very exciting time, because they are growing but yet you also want them to stay small. The dress is adorable. I'm sure everyone including little Bella will have a blast. Congrats also on being able to buy a house. We never thought we would be able to either. And we are now, but it needed a lot of work first, and were are still doing that so we can move in.

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Have a great 4th of July weekend.

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Anyone Ever Heard of/Used "ItWorks!" Wraps & Products?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

My hubby's boss's wife sells "ItWorks!" wraps and products. My sister in law just lost 14 lbs in a month and she is seriously smaller and her baby belly is GONE since last time I saw her. She is using the wraps and I think a few other products. I am blown away, because obviously I think any kind of wrap is a scam. However, results don't lie especially when she isn't selling them so it isn't like she is trying to sell ME some. So...I ordered some "Greens" which is powder that you mix with water and provides 8+ servings of fruits and veggies somehow. It is not a meal replacement, just a healthy part of a diet.

Anyway, I keep seeing on Facebook and elsewhere things like this:

It is compelling so maybe I will try one. They are expensive, 25 dollars for one wrap or four wraps for 70 or something.

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FITGRL124 6/30/2014 1:05PM

    Wow - this does sounds expensive and I think it almost sounds too good to be true.

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CHERIRIDDELL 6/27/2014 11:08PM

    I think I would be cautious. You likely can do it yourself much cheaper !

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HOPEFULHIPPO 6/26/2014 1:46PM

    well, if you DO try it...let us know..

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ARCHIMEDESII 6/26/2014 11:38AM

    I have never heard of this product. So, I had to do a google search. I'm always wary of any product that says it provides instantaneous results. I think most of us know from our own years of yo yo dieting that there are no fast ways to take of the weight.

If you're interested, I did find the products listed on amazon. You might want to read some of the reviews, good and bad.


Personally, I wouldn't buy the product because of all the miraculous claims. There really is no easy way to lose weight fast. I wish there were. If this product really did what is says it does, we shouldn't have an obesity problem in the US. And it is very expensive.

Comment edited on: 6/26/2014 11:45:09 AM

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HMBROWN1 6/26/2014 8:03AM

    I have never heard of it but good luck!

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PUPPIES4ME 6/26/2014 8:02AM

    Never heard of it. I would be cautious of any latter effects it might have on your body.

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TRYINGHARD54 6/26/2014 7:51AM

    never heard of it.

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