Thursday, February 06, 2014
I disappeared last year when I found out my husband and I were expecting our 4th child. I chose to disappear because I just didn't have time to keep up on here, work, school, my family, my doctors, etc. etc. I know that sounds like a really lame excuse but I was stretched so thin (ha!) that I was not only physically, but mentally exhausted. Well, my beautiful baby girl is now here, I have decided not to return to work indefinitely, and although I am still in school, I have decided it's time to again get back on the path to better health and wellness!
Signing in this morning for the first time in forever, provided some surprises. The site has changed a lot since my last time here, but the changes look favorable. I saw the last weight I posted and laughed out loud. Literally! I forgot what it was like to be 188! I had gotten lower than that at one point in my journey before, but having gained 60 pounds in the past year with my pregnancy, seeing that 188 was an eye opener.
Two days before giving birth at the end of December, I weighed 233. I left the hospital weighing 219 and am currently at 207. So, I am basically starting all over like before. But, it'll be okay. I managed to do this once and I know I can do it again! It's just going to take time to get back into the swing of things!
My new goal is set, my first food tracked in ages is complete, and I am ready to get back into the good habits I had developed before with the help of so many people on SP. I am still plenty exhausted with a newborn in the house, but I know I can handle this!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
It seems as though the past 8-9 months have been a whirlwind of things that have pulled me in so many different directions and my body is definitely feeling the effects of it...
From my step-father's heart attack to my brother's near death experience due to a drunk driver last year, a brief moment where everything was calmer, and then buying our house, remodeling our house, school, and all the other little things in between I am so ready for things to return to "normal!"
Then again, maybe this is the new "normal" for me... I just don't know sometimes!
With remodeling and moving lately, I have been eating pretty horribly but am still managing to lose weight. I am on the go constantly and know that the extra movement is contributing to my weight loss, but I know stress is probably contributing to the loss as well. For some, stress makes people gain weight. For me, its the opposite.
I am happy to be losing still, but want to do it the healthy way! We are staying at my in-laws right now until the house is finished and that too makes it hard to concentrate on what I eat and working out. I can't wait for us to be able to stay in our own home where I can stay focused on what I eat and manage my workouts like I did for so long before.
If this is my new "normal," I sure hope I get used to it soon. If its not, I will gladly welcome a calmer, more relaxed lifestyle whenever it decides to return!
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
I am taking a few days off from work to be able to work on the house and school and actually have managed to get a wee bit more sleep at night. I know it'll be short lived when its time to return to work, but I'm happy to catch up a little right now.
On my previous blog, a few commented about tv and that definitely is one thing I have no time for and the only time its even on is when my children or my husband are watching. 99 percent of the time, the kids will have been in bed for hours and I'll finally notice that its still on the Sprout or Cartoon Network channel. LOL...
I'm hoping once the house is done (next week I hope!) I will be able to get back into a more comfortable swing of things. Wish me luck!
Sunday, March 03, 2013
I want to be able to form a habit of getting more sleep at night. On average, I manage to get 5 -6 hours but I know I would benefit more if I could a get minimum of 7. My scheduled is jammed every moment of the day and I have tried to rearrange things, but it has not proven to be very successful for me. I work full time, am full time wife and mommy, am taking 4 very tough courses this semester, and am in the middle of remodeling the home we just purchased. Our lease is up and we are running behind on the house part, so I have been putting every spare moment I have into that. Luckily my brother-in-law is doing the majority of the work, but I have helped with scraping, painting, staining, tearing out bathrooms, etc... Does anyone have any tips or tricks for juggling a million things a day and still managing to get more sleep at night?
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
I had signed up last Tuesday for the January Jumpstart Challenge and have not been able to be consistent with the videos like I should. I have been tracking everything, eating well, and working out, so today I have made the decision to restart! I left the team and rejoined it so that my start day has reset. Although I won't be eligible for the prize portion of the challenge, my prize will be to successfully follow and complete the requirements for the challenge. I look forward to getting back into the swing of regular, DAILY exercise, and seeing what results I can achieve by the end of this challenge.
Since my weigh day is Friday, I will post then what my beginning weight and measurements are at that time. That way by the end of the 4 week challenge I will be able to show what kind of results I was able to achieve.
Good luck to anyone else completing this challenge and if you have any sort of tips to help me along they would be greatly appreciated!
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