MAMASAURUS5112's SparkPeople Blog MAMASAURUS5112's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community So Confused... I feel like I haven't been present for a few weeks even though I've been tracking my food, water intake, and fitness daily! We've had A LOT going on recently! Luna got her first pair glasses and we've been battling a very stubborn diaper rash, I got a very much needed eye exam and am in waiting for my new glasses, we've been visiting family, paying down our credit (go-go tax time!), I've applied and as of this morning have been accepted into a local university and of course still working out... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:59:40 EST FINALLY! A Better Frame of Mind!! It wasn't until yesterday that I started to feel good about myself again. What sparked this? When I first signed up with SP in December I had my boyfriend take two "before" pictures of me; one from the front and one from the side, in a red shirt. I had forgotten about these pictures until I dug out the same red shirt from my dresser drawer, put it on and noticed it felt more loose than it has in a LONG time (It's a maternity shirt, after all). I'm sure you can see where this is going. I donne... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:31:21 EST Welcome Back February! I am very happy to start this month off by saying that I accomplished all of last month's goals! That's never happened to me before! WOOHOO!! Now for this month.... <BR> <BR> 1. Make an effort to be more tidy: Since Luna was born I have had the habit of letting things go. I get so wrapped up in caring for her that I just kind of let things...pile up. However, I'm thinking that's probably not good plus I don't want to set the example for Luna that it's OK for things to be messy all of the tim... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:01:03 EST Luna I just want to take a moment to step aside from talking about weight loss and health to talk about one of the biggest reasons I keep going: my amazing baby girl, Luna. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What sparked my want to write this blog about her was right before I put her down for her afternoon nap and started thinking back to her eye appointment a few weeks ago which lead to me think about our trip to the Gymboree Play & Learn cl... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:28:56 EST Lowest Weight Thus Far!!! Stepping on the scale this morning made me so happy that I would have burst into dance if it weren't for these damned shin splints! :D So far this month I've lost more weight than I've been losing every month for the last six months! Since I haven't really changed what I'm doing that much, I can only assume this glorious change was brought on by coming off of the birth control pill I've been taking since July (which was also the start of my weight loss journey). <BR> I'm in between pills rig... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:38:30 EST OK, So Apparently I'm Not Ready to be Out of My Element Just Yet... Today was the first time in a very long time that I ate a few hundred over my max caloric number. I ate 230 calories more than my max to be exact. My boyfriend and I went to the movies to celebrate our anniversary which was on the 1st and I ate breakfast before we left (we caught an 11:00 a.m movie) yet still had popcorn and shared his Mountain Dew with him :( I never allow myself to have soda so I was literally like a kid in a candy shop who was just told they could have anything they wanted... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 23:20:12 EST Hello There, January! Long Time No See! I'm not going to make the commitment right now that I will blog about my monthly goals every month because I'm still suffering from "pregnancy brain" which I think has actually turned into "mommy brain" (that's how that works, right?) I forget EVERYTHING! Which reminds me, I saw this movie about 2 years ago starring Ryan Reynolds and I don't remember for the life of me what it was called but he carried around cards and he wrote all of his daily tasks on them and fully organized his life by th... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:10:24 EST 2013, You're Lookin' Mighty Fine! I've never set goals or anything upon starting a new year. Well, never set them in stone anyway. Maybe that's the thing that makes all the difference though. Since last night I've been trying to get all of my ducks in a row when it comes to what exactly I'd like to accomplish this year and I think I have it all figured out. <BR> <BR> 1. Start cooking! -- I've never really been one to cook (unless you count the microwave as cooking) but I think this might be the year that I start. In addition... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:57:36 EST I Love My Body For What It's Accomplished, but This Baby Weight Has Got to Go! I know when I pictured myself pregnant carrying an extra 45 pounds on top of the recommended weight gain cap wasn't part of my vision. However, with a separated pubic bone equaling to extreme pain and an appetite no amount of junk food could fill, that was me by the time my daughter was born. <BR> I have always watched those baby shows on tv and marveled at the women who had just given birth and went from smuggling a beach ball to a cantaloupe so naturally, that's what I thought I looked like... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 22:29:18 EST