DEEKELLYE's SparkPeople Blog DEEKELLYE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community One Year <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This little guy has turned 1 years old on 1/10. We had a small party for him. I decided to make an event page for his birthday to have people write letters. A few people have written letters to him. Sadly I have not done my letter for him yet. The letters are for him to open when he turns 18. His party was small and nice. Not really all that hectic. He tore into his smash cake and ate most o... Fri, 26 Jan 2018 20:38:31 EST Word of the Year <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year everybody! I belong to several bullet journal groups on Facebook. In the one group word of the year is really popular. This year I have decided to give it a try. For some reason the word clean has been stuck in my mind. I was a clean body, mind and spirit. I want to clean and declutter the the physical junk, mental junk and spirit junk. Part of cleaning the physical is taking ... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 15:57:49 EST Hello and Goodbye <img src=""> <BR> <BR> In a few days we will be saying goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018. Am I going to be awake at midnight on New Year's Eve? Probably not. I have 2 kids. One of which gets up at the butt crack of dawn and the other is hit and miss on when he gets up. So there's a very good chance I'll be asleep way before midnight. To be perfectly honest I'm way too tired to stay up and my body doesn't function ... Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:40:46 EST It's Been a While <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A couple of weeks ago I snagged mom's YMCA membership card off of her. She gets a free membership with her work and she wasn't using it. I started on a Friday morning. Surprisingly it was easier this time to restart than it was last year. I'm 20 pounds heavier this year than last year. I started going Monday, Wednesday and Fridays because I could go early in the mornings and put Wyatt in the... Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:54:48 EST It's My Birthday!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am now 32 years old with 2 kids. Life, educationally, is moving in the right direction. Once my education is complete the sky is the limit. I am on my way to getting a better job with a better paycheck and better hours. Hours that are better for having kids. As well as a paycheck that is more stable. It's going to take time for my paychecks to be completely where I want them to be but at l... Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:42:30 EST Slacking or Rut? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I don't know if I've been slacking or if I am actually stuck in a rut. So I have a Kohl's charge card and it's dangerous. Mom has been complaining about my pants. I started wearing yoga pants to work when I was at Waffle House in Baton Rouge because I was at the awkward stage where one size was too big and the next size down was too small and there was like literally no size in between. Size... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:06:37 EST Gotta Have It <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the longest time I have wanted the Fitbit Charge 2 but could never really afford it. I'm not working right not so I still can't really afford it but with that being said mom and I both have a Kohl's charge card and it's so dangerous. So mom got a Kohl's ad in the mail last week. In that sales ad it says that the Fitbit Charge 2 is on sale. Regularly $149.99 and the special edition is $17... Sat, 10 Jun 2017 17:36:22 EST Been A While <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Dan is still out of the picture. I have given back the truck to him because he's not fixing what's wrong with it. When he picked up the truck on Saturday that was the first time he's been over since the end of January. He had gone to Waffle House that night and my regular went there and started asking questions. He doesn't know that we've been talking. She asked when the baby was born and he... Mon, 29 May 2017 16:27:25 EST Vacation <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We are finally in Pennsylvania. We haven't been here in almost 6 years. What's the best part? Mom's in one hotel room in a hotel that is about 20 minutes or so away from the hotel room me and the boys are in. It is fantastic with it just being me and the kids. So guess what came with me? My planner stuff. Guess what didn't come with me? My boyfriend. Why didn't my boyfriend come with me? Bec... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:43:15 EST Update On Life <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wyatt is 17 days old now. I am still breastfeeding him. It's going well. A lot better this time than the first time. I do worry about producing enough milk. Yesterday was a cluster feeding kind of day. Wyatt didn't want to be left in his bed for very long after everybody left for the day. He was attached at the boob a lot. He got a couple of 2 ounce bottles and then was still hungry so he go... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:52:56 EST Adventures in Breastfeeding <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I attempted to breastfeed Elijah after he was born but it didn't work out so well. He didn't latch on and I ended up with blisters on my nipples. I am attempting to breastfeed Wyatt. It's going way better than the first time. He latches on well and has a good suck. My nipples do hurt. My milk came in yesterday. I don't feel a let down but I do feel when I am full. I am some what relieved aft... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:19:40 EST Newest Arrival <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is the last picture of me being pregnant. I am 40 weeks 4 days pregnant in this picture. This picture was taken right before I went back to have a c-section. I had another round of cervadell and pitocin on Monday. When the doctor came in to check me Tuesday morning I wasn't dilated and I had barely thinned out and the baby popped out of my cervix. He had gone back up into my uterus. Whe... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:23:13 EST No Change <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is my first attempt at being induced with this pregnancy. They gave me a round of cervadell and 12 hours later they took it out and let me have a break from being hooked up and stuck in bed before they gave me pitocin. I was having contractions with the cervadell and they got stronger with the contractions. I rolled over to the other side and ended up falling asleep. At some point the c... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 14:26:55 EST Last Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today is my last day of work before maternity unofficially begins. It officially begins on Saturday. I put on the calendar as today being my last day of work because the week runs from Wednesday thru Tuesday. I could probably work tomorrow, Thursday and Friday but I'm tired and these 7 hour shifts are getting harder to work. I am 37 weeks pregnant so during the shifts where I can't sit down ... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:09:00 EST So Tired Today <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Last night was another night I didn't sleep well. Unfortunately a nap today wasn't an option like it was yesterday. I got less than 5 hours of sleep last night. Every time I would lay on my back the baby would stretch/push up on my stomach and it hurt. I spent a few hours tossing and turning. I couldn't nap because I had a 9am doctor's appointment this morning. Yesterday I did take a nap. I ... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:02:05 EST Non Stress Test <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So at my last appointment the doctor had me start going to have non stress tests done twice a week. Best days for me until I go on maternity leave in a couple of weeks is Monday and Thursday. Today was the first non stress test. They hooked me up to a machine and listened to the heartbeat and let me sit for about 45 minutes with it hooked up. At 8:30 I was free to go. I'm guessing it went we... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:58:21 EST Doctors and Scales <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The scale at the doctor's office has begun to scare me. At my heaviest I was 232 pounds. I don't ever want to see that number again. At my first doctor's appointment with this pregnancy I was 220 and I fought hard to get out of the 220s at the beginning when I first started losing weight and after 10 months I was free of them. I know that I am now 33 weeks pregnant and I have 7 weeks to go u... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:41:26 EST I Won! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This past Saturday I ended up working even tho I requested the weekend off. I was originally scheduled off and then Jay put me on the schedule for second shift. The one girl felt like she couldn't handle first shift so we switched. I had planned on going over to Dan's house on Saturday and spending the night. Since I had switched I had planned on getting off a little after 2 and then coming ... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:47:20 EST Sleep <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Elijah is off of school today and mom kept him up late last night in hopes that he sleeps in this morning. Did this kid sleep in? Nope. He was up a little after 6. He rarely, if ever, sleeps in any more no matter what time you put him to bed. I actually slept past like 4 or 5 this morning. Slept thru both of my alarms and had no coughing spells last night from bronchitis. Not having fun with... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:43:31 EST Chocolate Festival <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today was the Catholic church's annual chocolate festival to raise money for the school. We went last year and Elijah had a blast with the games and rides. This year he wasn't really interested in the things that cost tickets. He played some basketball and played on the playground equipment. Last year they had a ton of my love inspired suspense books and by the time I got inside they lowered... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 20:35:36 EST It's My Birthday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's a little late but still applies. It's a tradition at the Waffle House I'm working at to pie the birthday person in the face. I told everybody yesterday they weren't allowed to do it to me. I didn't feel like cleaning it up. I am off today. I get to spend the evening with Elijah. I took a 3 hour nap this morning. I couldn't help it. Late night last night and early morning this morning. U... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:53:19 EST Fall Challenge <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I got at least 1 email this morning from the 5% challenge groups I've done in the past. I really miss doing the challenges. The 2016 fall challenge is about to start. Being pregnant, going to school and working I'm not able to do it this time. As soon as I'm cleared for exercise after the baby is born I'm going to try to do at least one or two of the challenges again. Good luck to all of tho... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:12:05 EST Flooding Continued <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This picture is the street we used to live on. It was taken on Sunday afternoon. The square roof is the bank I used to use. As of last night they were expecting more rain and from the radar my friend posted it looked like it was going to be heavy rain too. Haven't been on facebook much since bed last ... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:55:21 EST Floods and School <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The first picture was taken in the apartment complex we used to live in and the second picture was a minute down the road from us later on in the evening. My prayers go to the ones who are affected by the flooding in the Baton Rouge and surrounding area. At least one of my friends that I have talked t... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 08:26:19 EST Doctor's Appointment <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So today makes baby appointment number 3. First appointment I weighed in at 220, second appointment I weighed in at 217 and this appointment again at 217. The doctor didn't seem to concerned about the weight loss between appointments number 1 and 2. I did go to the doctor's last week to get some blood work done. I was weighed and ended up being 219. Again he didn't seem concerned in the weig... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 17:58:19 EST Big Announcement <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So Mother's Day weekend I found out I was pregnant. I'm sitting there with the positive pregnancy test like happy mother's day to me. So in June at my first appointment (when this ultrasound was done) I was told I was due January 6th, 2017. I knew I was going to be due sometime in January because with Elijah I found out I was pregnant at the end of May and was due in February. So I am now go... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 16:02:02 EST Another Goal Met <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My goals for this year were to pay off my credit cards with my income tax return which I have done by March and to have a car by the end of August. As of June 14th that goal was met. I got a new truck. It is a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. It needs a little TLC but it's mine. Thanks to Dan for helping me get this truck. It might not have been possible without his help or it could have been delay... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 10:19:48 EST Out of Shape <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So yesterday I was reading my emails while waiting for Elijah to get ready for school and I got an email from the gym saying it officially opened at 9am. Which means I couldn't go as early as I wanted to yesterday. It also meant that I had to wait until after class to go. Well poop. So I did class and then as soon as class was over my son's dad called me and we had our 15 minute phone call a... Thu, 5 May 2016 12:28:43 EST So Excited <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sunday I see on Facebook a post from the gym that we could go in yesterday afternoon and get our membership cards. I ask when's the earliest. I was going to go as early as possible but they weren't doing it until 3. By the time we got home from picking Elijah up from school it was fixing to storm. So about 5:30 we go. I stopped at Roses real quick to return a radio. It wasn't what I expected... Tue, 3 May 2016 08:56:05 EST Chocolate Cake <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The other night I went to Food Lion on my way home from work to get some frozen fruit for my water. I picked up some frozen strawberries, peaches, pineapples and mangoes. I saw some chocolate muffins and wanted one but they are only sold in a 4 pack. So I went over to the bakery to look and see what they have. They have single servings there. I found a piece of chocolate cake and I got it. I... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:20:58 EST More Added <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have two main goals for this year. One is to pay off my credit cards, pay mom back for the stuff from the move and get a car. Two of the three goals got done. Paying off my credit cards and paying mom back have been done. Next goal is to get a car. I want a car by the end of August. Mom put $300 down towards my new computer so I had to pay her back for that. I got a check in the mail last ... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:03:07 EST Feeling Blessed <img src=""> <BR> <BR> With as frustrated as I have been lately I am still blessed. I finally got my w2s back and filed my income taxes. I got a little more back than the last few years because I started school in October. I might get more back next round because I'll be in school longer. I got my federal back and booked a trip to Baton Rouge for me and Elijah. We had fun and got to see some friends and go to chur... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 18:53:51 EST Mini Vacation <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I filed my income taxes. I have enough money to pay off my credits, my mom, go on vacation and possibly get a car. I need to make a few phone calls and write at least one check. I gave mom a check for what I owe her. I booked a mini vacation for me and Elijah. We are going to Baton Rouge. Leaving Friday morning. Plane takes off about 7am and lands in Baton Rouge about 11:42 with one stop and... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 10:08:39 EST Functional Anatomy <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My next class is called functional anatomy. It looks like it would be a lot more interesting than the body systems anatomy class I just finished up. I got a 72% in that class. Could I have done better? Yes. But I will take a 72%. I hated the class but I liked the teacher. Functional anatomy is dealing with the muscles and maybe some bones. I can handle that but not the different systems like... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 16:17:25 EST Happy Dance <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am seriously doing a happy dance. There's an empty building by Roses that's by the house. Well me and Elijah went to Roses and Ollie's today and on our way to Roses there was a sign above the empty building. Guess what the sign said? Workout Anytime coming soon. Guess who has a membership already! ME! I get to start exercising again. I'm so totally excited about it. I have missed going to ... Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:39:44 EST Christmas <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Other than work and sleep my Christmas was good. I got some nice things for Christmas. My favorite things are the bike, my headphones and my Ninja blender. My sister has a Ninja blender that I would use to make smoothies. I gotta put air in the front tire of the bike and raise the handle bars. I'll be taking my bike to and from work when it's fixed. I'm thinking that I'm going to bike around... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 18:35:15 EST Direct Deposit <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is the first Waffle House that I have worked at where having direct deposit was the best option. We get paid in cash every Sunday. It's great. You don't have to worry about losing your check or waiting to get it cashed. The first Waffle House I had a car so getting my paycheck was no big deal. The second Waffle House I always worked on Saturday nights until 7am on Sunday morning. Someti... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 11:43:50 EST Deep Freezer <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I know it's nothing exciting but to us it is. We finally have a deep freezer. When we lived in PA we had 2 refrigerators that had freezers as well as a deep freezer. We had the space for everything. We had space for food. Then we moved to Louisiana. We had 1 refrigerator with a freezer. It was way small than what we were used to. Each month we struggled when we went grocery shopping. Always ... Thu, 17 Dec 2015 15:28:57 EST Switched <img src=""> <BR> <BR> At some point in the last week one of the servers I worked with asked me if I would work her shift today and she would work mine. Her shift for today was 7am-2pm. My shift for today was 7pm-5am. Hers was a slightly better shift than mine. Unfortunately I was on the schedule for 9pm-5am last night. Turned into a double for me. I clocked out at a little after 5am and attempted a nap. Naps at w... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 00:11:24 EST It's Been a While <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Tuesday and yesterday we went grocery shopping. It is much easier to do the grocery shopping, or any shopping for that matter, when Elijah is at school. I got some healthy food like salad mix at Sam's Club and spinach and argula mix at Walmart. Monday we mom wanted me to go with her to take the trash to the dump and she needed to go to Walmart. I asked her if we could stop at GNC and she was... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:34:35 EST It's Been Slow <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Work has been slow. I am getting the hours and my paychecks are nice. I have not been making the tips that I've been used to making. The manager has been scheduling 3 people for second and third shifts when most of the time 1 person can handle the entire shift. I started bringing a book to read. We spend more time waiting for customers than actually waiting on customers. My biological father... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 21:32:26 EST Done With Training Class <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am so glad that I am done with training class. My manager was shocked that I had to stay as long as I did and for both days. At least I will have 13.5 hours on my paycheck on Sunday. My sister is driving down tomorrow and staying a couple of days. She's leaving Sunday morning. I go in today at 8 at my store. My poor mug got left at the store I had the training class yesterday. I might be g... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 06:00:36 EST Rehired Again <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I got rehired at Waffle House again for the the third time. Each time I've applied has been different. The first time I walked in, filled out the application, waited for the owner to finish cooking, talked to him and walked out in about 30 minutes with a job. The second time I went in and got the mini application and called the number and took that back in and waited a few weeks for an inter... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 05:57:35 EST Monstober <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Completely borrowed the title from Disney Channel. Yes I am 30 and I willingly watch Disney Channel. There are some pretty good shows like Girl Meets World on. Yesterday I printed out October's calendar from Blogilates. I was planning on doing the exercises but then mom decided to go to Roses and return the lamp that's not bright enough for her and then we stopped at Ollie's so I could show ... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 07:44:59 EST Upcoming Birthday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am turning 30 on Sunday. I am leaving my 20s and entering my 30s. I have accomplished a lot and have learned a lot over the last 29 years. I have been discovering who I am and what I want out of life. Am I done learning and accomplishing and figuring things out? No I'm not. That'll happen when I am no longer living. Has life gone according to plan? Not at all. I had imagined that by now I ... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:07:05 EST iPod <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Shortly after I got a job at Waffle House I got myself an iPod nano. I put my favorite songs on it and I had bought some new ones on my phone. So I plugged my phone into the computer and then I plugged my iPod into the computer. Got the songs off my phone and onto my computer and I synced my iPod to include the new songs. I unplug everything and my iPod wouldn't stay on. So last night mom ha... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 07:36:09 EST Bringing Back an Old Habit <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When I first joined Spark People in December 2012 the app was like $3.99 or $2.99 or something like that and I didn't have the money for it. So I did without. One day I log in and I see that the app is now free. So I jumped on the opportunity to get it. I started tracking my food everyday since I was able to scan the barcode. Then it got to the point where I was obsessing over the numbers an... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 08:13:08 EST College Bound <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So we moved and I am 99% unpacked in my room. Just gotta hang up my pictures and do some minor cleaning. I might take everything out of my closet and figure out something else to do with it. Before we moved to Louisiana I had a decent size closet. I was able to fit stuff above and below the hanger rod. In Louisiana I had a walk in closet. Hanger rods on both sides. Enough space to put boxes ... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:19:42 EST Body Shaming <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the better part of my teens and 20s I had my parents call me fat. They at one point took me to a therapist because I had lost too much weight and was too skinny. At that point I was barely eating simply because my appetite changed when the weather changed. Like if it was hot one day and cold the next I wasn't hungry. So I didn't eat. Then when I was about 18 I started dating this guy fro... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:27:17 EST Moving Chaos <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Thursday the 27th of August the moving truck comes and loads up the truck in Baton Rouge. I had put some things in the drawers of the dressers for several reasons. One mom said we could have stuff in the drawers. Two I was running out of boxes and didn't have a car to go get some. Three I was tired of packing by the time mom told me this a few days earlier. I had put my books in my dresser d... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 07:42:32 EST