Sunday, September 09, 2012
I've had a very rough 14 months or so after I had a second trimester miscarriage. I very much would like to have a second child but can't seem to manage to stay pregnant, none of my pregnancies have carried to term (my only living child was born 16 weeks early). After the last miscarriage, I self medicated with food & excuses. I gained almost all of the weight I'd worked very hard to take off the previous year. It's been very difficult to get back into a dieting routine.
I don't know what clicked for me. I have been very physically uncomfortable during our muggy (for San Diego) heat wave. Not sure if it was that, the fact that I turn 40 this year, or just general "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I can't take it anymore!!!", whatever it was has inspired me to run after that healthy lifestyle wagon & jump on.
I've started Sparking again, tracking food & exercise. I've started exercising in a way that is consistent & can NOT be put off. My son started a new school that is 0.5 mi away. Most days I walk him there, then walk home, then repeat when picking him up. Bamm! Built in exercise.
We'll see how this goes.....