MELRAE2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MELRAE2 MELRAE2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ 3 days and feeling strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190453 I don't know what changed Friday but all of a sudden I was back on my game and eating right and working out. Ironically it is almost 5 years to the day that I started this journey. I am feeling strong, motivated, and dedicated to kicking my health in gear. I think I need this site. I track my food on another but this site is so full of support and encouragement. I can blog my feelings and get them out. It feels good to be back in control and know that I can do this. I have done this before an... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:50:26 EST Embrace myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189390 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e4ba7fbc-1050-466f-8277-b86203699de4.jpg"> <BR> I have decided to embrace my size and be confident with it. That doesn't mean that I am not trying to get healthier and thinner bc I am but I need to learn to love myself more right now. I am really taking strides to figure out how to get motivated and take steps to get me there. I bought a mini fridge to keep my lunches and snacks in for the work week. Right now I go upstairs to get them and I am... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:07:37 EST Embrace myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189372 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c863e7d3-d6f4-4420-916c-f21f68720ab1.jpg"> <BR> I have decided to embrace my size and be confident with it. That doesn't mean that I am not trying to get healthier and thinner bc I am but I need to learn to love myself more right now. I am really taking strides to figure out how to get motivated and take steps to get me there. I bought a mini fridge to keep my lunches and snacks in for the work week. Right now I go upstairs to get them and I am... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:36:17 EST Embrace myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189366 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e698393b-83c0-4e5e-a0b6-db3249a9c6e5.jpg"> <BR> I have decided to embrace my size and be confident with it. That doesn't mean that I am not trying to get healthier and thinner bc I am but I need to learn to love myself more right now. I am really taking strides to figure out how to get motivated and take steps to get me there. I bought a mini fridge to keep my lunches and snacks in for the work week. Right now I go upstairs to get them and I am... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:33:18 EST Embrace myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189365 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e01cf23a-3701-4b29-a2fd-988ff86e63a0.jpg"> <BR> I have decided to embrace my size and be confident with it. That doesn't mean that I am not trying to get healthier and thinner bc I am but I need to learn to love myself more right now. I am really taking strides to figure out how to get motivated and take steps to get me there. I bought a mini fridge to keep my lunches and snacks in for the work week. Right now I go upstairs to get them and I am... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:33:08 EST Embrace myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189364 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7335f39a-ace2-4b29-9674-bc561236fedf.jpg"> <BR> I have decided to embrace my size and be confident with it. That doesn't mean that I am not trying to get healthier and thinner bc I am but I need to learn to love myself more right now. I am really taking strides to figure out how to get motivated and take steps to get me there. I bought a mini fridge to keep my lunches and snacks in for the work week. Right now I go upstairs to get them and I am... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:32:23 EST Embrace myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189363 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/10fa17b7-363c-4ecd-904a-607b223c2398.jpg"> <BR> I have decided to embrace my size and be confident with it. That doesn't mean that I am not trying to get healthier and thinner bc I am but I need to learn to love myself more right now. I am really taking strides to figure out how to get motivated and take steps to get me there. I bought a mini fridge to keep my lunches and snacks in for the work week. Right now I go upstairs to get them and I am... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:32:10 EST Embrace myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189362 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87acfcdc-db9a-478e-a41b-b607d79c2a28.jpg"> <BR> I have decided to embrace my size and be confident with it. That doesn't mean that I am not trying to get healthier and thinner bc I am but I need to learn to love myself more right now. I am really taking strides to figure out how to get motivated and take steps to get me there. I bought a mini fridge to keep my lunches and snacks in for the work week. Right now I go upstairs to get them and I am... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:31:47 EST What a waste http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188732 5 years ago I embarked on a journey that I thought would last a life time.. Sadly it didn't. I lasted 15 months and I lost 75 pounds. Then I decided that I didn't need to be consumed with watching what I eat and counting calories so I stopped. And then it all went down hill. But a year later I was 40+ pounds heavier. A year after that close to 60 and now I am 8 pounds lower then my highest weight. 67 pounds heavier then my lightest. What can I say? I developed anxiety and working out made me ... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:28:15 EST Been awhile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749746 What can I say? I did not keep the 75 pounds off. In fact I gained all but 14 pounds back. I am not proud of that. I can tell you I had health problems (anxiety, headaches), I was stressed, and I was sleeping in my living room for 9 months. But those are only part of the reason. I stopped eating right and going to the gym. I am not making excuses. I am proud that I have given up and am back to losing. Slowly.. Almost 7 as of right now. I will get back to where I was. I will be successful Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:07:09 EST I Vow.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5264533 My Vow starting 02/25/13 <BR> <BR> <BR> I will gain control over my eating <BR> <BR> I will not eat out of the bowl/box/bag <BR> <BR> I will track my calories honestly <BR> <BR> I will use food as fuel not a mindless binge <BR> <BR> I will eat more fruits and vegetables <BR> <BR> I will decrease my sodium intake <BR> <BR> I will eat more protein, less carbs to have a more balanced diet. <BR> <BR> I will eat more of my allotted calories early in the day <BR> <BR> No eating after 7:00... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:26:27 EST Good Start to the Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233238 Well- This month I stuck to my goals.. I wanted to get under 150 before today.. I did not quite make it. I did lose 6.8 pounds which is pretty good I think! I am happy with it. I have not worked out as intensly the last 2 weeks bc I had sick kids last week and this week I hurt my foot and have slight vertigo so I could not go to Zumba or inZanity on Wed. I also have not been able to run. It's my sons party this week end and I am going to make healthy food choices. <BR> <BR> This month my go... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 12:49:27 EST Wasted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187833 So- I have wasted teh last 3 months. I keepsaying this month will be better than the last and it starts out great.. And than holidays hapen and it all goes to bad! This is a new month and a new year. I will finish the weight loss portion of my journey and move on to the maintaining part. I am stronger than my addiction to food! I will do this! This will be a great month! I am not falling down again. I am back up and staying up! Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:49:27 EST Lower number, bigger motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157903 So far I am kicking it this week (and did last week to for the most part). I am feeling so much better about myself now that I am back on track. I feel healthier and like I look better. I started a Facebook page entitile Meljourney to share my journey with others. If you want to follow me on there please go and like my page. SO far since last monday I am down 3 pounds! Slow and steady wins the race. Thu, 6 Dec 2012 08:02:23 EST I lied! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149209 Well- Novemeber turned out to be my worst month I think! I have now gained 11 pounds in 2 months. Part of it was too much good food and drinks over the weekend with my relatives. I am not making excuses. I just know where I go wrong. I like good! I like to eat even when I am not hungry. I eat when I am bored. I eat when I am stressed out. I know all these things about myself. Now to make what I know work for me. I had lost 75 pounds so the 11 I gained and more past that may be hard but I know... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 08:18:51 EST Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137233 Yesterday was better. Was great all day until dinner.. Than I had come Taco Johns potato ole's and a big plate of chilcken alfredo (homemade). I did not give in to also eating popcorn bc I was not hungry. I have stayed the same weight for 3days. That is much better than gaining. I also have not worked out in 6 days (EEEKKK) ON the up side my car is finally fixed. ALmost 700.00 later! <BR> Have a great day! Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:19:03 EST I am in control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136168 Yesterday was a pretty bad day!! My work is stressful, my car is having issues which is costing me 700+ dollars as of last night. And we still need to figure out my ABS light is on so could mean new parts. I control what I eat. What I eat does not and will not control me. I am a strong woman. <BR> This is my new theme song: <BR> <BR> Girl On Fire <BR> by Alicia Keys <BR> <BR> She's just a girl, and she's on fire <BR> Hotter than a fantasy, lonely like a highway <BR> She's living i... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 09:45:36 EST Not as bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135012 Yesterday was not as bad as Monday but I still did not do as well I wanted.. I was good all day until I got to my moms and I was still hungry after eating submway for dinner.. So I have alfredo. And my pumkpin chocolate cookies.. They are made with a cake mix, pumpkin and chocolate chips so they are not as bad as real cokkies. I still felt blah. It was also a terrbiel stressful day at work. <BR> <BR> Todays quote: "Your dream doesn;t have an expiration date Take a deep breath and try again" ... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:58:50 EST BAD BAD day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133770 Yesterday was a bad day! I binged.. I even told myself as I was doing it "I am eating because I am stressed out'. I know why I was doing it and why I should have just walked away. I will be back on track today. Today is a new day and I will get it right! Tue, 13 Nov 2012 09:24:27 EST day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129330 Today was a pretty good day! I did have a bogger dinner and I nibbles a bit more that the past 3 days but I still was not out of control. I think my will power is getting better. I still find myself wanting to eat when I am bored (and do not let myself). <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> cereal (milk of bananna nut granols and vanill aalmond Special K) with 1/2 1% milk <BR> <BR> AM snack: <BR> 1/2 motts apple sauce <BR> <BR> lunch: <BR> chicken, rice and bean burrito (homemade filling) with a pear... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 08:59:28 EST day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127837 Today was another good day.. I work in a clinc and there are 3 cafiterias within walking distance. Today the one down staris had chicken nachos.. Which are soo yummy lol But I resisited! Partieally bc I know they are bad, but mostly bc I knew I was going out with my girlfriends for dinner. Today I was again bored at work and I thought 'what can I eat'. Luckily I don't have alot of extra snacks in my office. <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> turkey saisage patty and kraft single on piece of whole whe... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 22:14:32 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126595 Today was another good day!! I (so far) have not nibbled.. And I got my first tattoo!! No cardio for me other than my short walks I talk my with co-worker during our 15 minute breaks. I have mint kisses in my desk that I have not touched, even though I want to! I am trying not to eat junk food until thanksgiving. I was down 1- 1.8 depended on my scale from yesterday. Water weight I am sure but I will take it. <BR> <BR> Breakfast- <BR> Smoothie with 1/2 cup 1% milk, banana, and chocolate PB... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 20:29:05 EST Food blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125820 I have decided to blog every on how my day was for eating, exercise, etc. I think it will help me to take responsibility for my eating (and binging) and to see where my problem areas are. I know that I am a bored eater. I found a picture that says "I have to keep myself distracted until I can eat again". This is very true for me. I eat at the times everyday. So I do count the minutes until my next meal. I think this is an unhealthy obsession with food. And I would like to try to not to focus ... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 07:30:47 EST Well- that was a a waste of a month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116510 October was a total waste of the month. I gained.. For the first time in 16 months I gained weight.. That makes me feel ok actually.. I know I ate terrible and did not count my calories as I should have. It also gives me the motivation to have a kicking November!! My goal is to lose 5 pounds this month.. Even with Thanksgiving in three weeks. I know I can do it bc I have done it before. I can be unstoppable!! <BR> Starting weight 148.8 <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:18:15 EST HELP!! Keep plateauing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075493 Hello- <BR> I have lost 73-75 pounds and I have about 15-25 more that I want to lose... I have lost at a steady rate until the last 2-3 months. Then I lost 2 pounds over night and than gain it back. I keep yo yoing with the same 2-3 pounds until than it will stay of and I start the process again. I have kept my calories around 1200 this whole time and I work out 4-5 times a week. I have been told to increase my calories and I am scared.. Any advice for overcoming plateaus.. Did increasing you... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:22:42 EST July End results/August goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4992774 So July was not my best month weight loss wise but over all it was good! I stayed within my calorie range most days. I worked out 4-5 times every week. I ran my first 5K and finished in 38/:08 while pushing a stroller with my 4 1/2 year old in it. <BR> <BR> July ending weight 154.8 <BR> August goal weight 147 <BR> <BR> My August goals are to make it my best weight loss month, work out 4-5 times a week, improve my 5K time, drink 8 glasses or more of water, and to keep making positive choice... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:21:39 EST July Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4957687 My goal is to make July my best weight loss month!! Last month I had over 1000 fitness minutes and my goal is to do that again. I started walking during my short breaks so I am getting extra minutes in (and burning a few extra calories). Good luck to us all! <BR> <BR> Starting weight 157.8 <BR> Goal Weight 150.x Fri, 6 Jul 2012 09:22:57 EST April results and May goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4862957 April became my best month ever!! I hit my goal of weighing 168.. I made it though the 21 day challange with only 1 (unintential) slip. <BR> For May I want to keep working out 4 times a week. Do more weight training and toning up. My ending goal weight is 160. Wed, 2 May 2012 11:39:08 EST April Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4827146 I thought March was a terribel month until I realized it was my biggest weight loss month since I started this again! Last week was a bad week for eating. I did excercise 5 out of the 7 days so that I am proud of.. <BR> Onto my April goals- I am doing a 21 day no jumk food challange. This for the most part till not be so tough. It does include not eating white bread, and candy. I like my Werther's orignals once a day so that may be tough.. But I can do it! I have 7 weeks to lose 16 pounds (be... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 13:45:42 EST Having one of those days.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4792684 This week I am having one of those weeks. I feel frustrated when I look at myself in the mirror (without clothes on). I think I have been at this for almost 9 months and I still look like this?!? What is wrong with me?.. In really I know I have lost 40 pounds which is good. I work out 3-4 times a week which is good. I started taking Zumba classes which I have wanted to do forever!.. And yet... Still I am in the rut. I get on the scale and see the same number ever night. I feel I have been los... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 22:29:44 EST Nov 7-13 check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4583673 Starting weight 200.6 <BR> This was a great week!! I stayed on track and met my goals. I got an IPhone and I have been using the sparkpeople.com app to log my meals.. Or trying to use it for all meals, I think that has helped. <BR> Ending weight 198.8 Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:53:11 EST Nov week 1 check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4574478 Starting weight 201.4 <BR> This was a BAD week for me in the begging than I turned it around. And have been better since than. <BR> Ending 200.6 Tue, 8 Nov 2011 11:17:03 EST Oct week 4 check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4565213 Starting 202 <BR> This was a tough week for me. We had Zoe's 1st birthday party on Sunday. I did go to the gym 3 times but my eating was horrible. I did lose .6 <BR> Ending 201.4 Wed, 2 Nov 2011 15:00:45 EST Oct week 3 check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4552313 Starting: 204 <BR> This was an AWESOME WEEK!! I met all my goals! My DF is out of town so my mom watched my children so I could get to the gym 4 times. <BR> Ending 202.2 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 10:33:05 EST Oct Week 2 Check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4541694 Starting weight: 207.6 <BR> I had a great week! Stayed on track for the most part and met all of my goals!! <BR> Ending weight 204 Tue, 18 Oct 2011 13:22:17 EST First week Oct check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4530061 Starting weight 206.6 <BR> UUGH! It was a little bit of a horrible week. I was only good 2 1/2 days with my eating. The other goals I did well on. I started walking up a hill by my work that is nicknames Cardiac Hill b/c it is sooo steep. I walk that once a day. I took the stairs once a day at work, I walked during all of my short breaks (20 minutes total), and I went to the gym 3 times last week. I gained a pound this week. <BR> Ending weight 207.6 <BR> -My goals for this week are to eat be... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:36:51 EST Oct Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4516664 - Lose 8.6 pounds to get to my pre-pregnancy weight. <BR> - Walk during all my short breaks <BR> - Keep my coloric intake to 1200-1500 <BR> - Take the stairs more <BR> - Go to the gym 4 times a week. <BR> - Keep eating 5 meals a day with 100-200 calories for breakfast and snacks, and 300-400 for meals. <BR> - Stay positive <BR> - Do more weight training at the gym Mon, 3 Oct 2011 10:28:05 EST Week 4 check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4516656 Starting weight 208.2 <BR> <BR> Overall a so so week. Walked everyday during my short breaks, So that was 20 or minutes 4 times last week. Was horrible about the gym again. My going is all dependant on my husband being home at night. I am not one for getting up at 5:00 to go to the gym. My schedule will be changing so I MAYBE able to get up at 6:00 to go to the gym. I am happy with my weight loss. <BR> <BR> Ending 206.6 -1.4 Mon, 3 Oct 2011 10:25:09 EST Sept week 3 check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4506359 Starting 209.6 <BR> This was a so so week. I only went to the gym 1 day. My husand worked late most night last week and when he gets at 8:30 I am ready for bed!! My eating was ok. I did lose weight but am hoping to do better this week. <BR> Ending weight 208.2 Tue, 27 Sep 2011 09:28:05 EST Week 2 Sept check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4492362 Sept 12-18 <BR> Starting weight 210.8 <BR> I was HORRBILE at eating this week.. Though I did go to the gym 4 times, walked the skylwalks during my breake 3 days. I have not been doing the 30 days shed or taking the stairs as my knee has been bothering me when I bend it. The Dr said it is just tendonitis. I am trying to avoid doing anything that will aggravate it. <BR> Overall I am ok with the week I had. I am down 1.2 pouinds from last week so that is a plus!' <BR> Ending weight 209.6 Mon, 19 Sep 2011 08:44:06 EST Sept week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4481420 09/04 210.0 <BR> I made all my goals except the 30DS. I did not do it on Sunday. I have deceided that I needed a day off. Also, my right knee is bothering me. I did well on my eating everyday except last night. I walked during all my breaks. I went to the gym on Friday night, I walked to the dr on Wed since it is only a mile from my house. I gained.8 this week. Not sure why. Maybe water weight? I am goig to try to go to the gym 4 days this week and do the 30DS Wed and Sat. I will keep walking... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:15:41 EST Here are some much needed Sept Goals: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4467257 Starting weight 210 <BR> -I was challenged to do the 30 day shed every day this month. While I cannot commit to it everyday I did commit to do it on my days off while my children are sleeping. <BR> - Lose 1-2 pounds a week <BR> - Track my fitness and food <BR> - Eat 3 meals and 2 healthy snacks every day <BR> - Not eat in our cafe' at work (this one may be the hardest for me) <BR> - Walk 3-4 days a week <BR> - Walk the skywalk during my short breaks <BR> - Take the stairs more <BR> - Park fa... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 11:06:44 EST My life in the past year.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3831749 My life has had many changes in the last year. I started trying to have another baby in December. We hoped for a girl. I found out in March that I was pregnant and was overjoyed!! At the end of April I lost my job. I had been making to many spelling mistakes so I was let go. Not the best time when you are almost 3 months pregnant. I was not happy at the job so while I was disappointed with myself for not taking the time to check over my word, I was kinda relived to not be there. I never expec... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 10:12:06 EST 20 Weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3369679 Had our ultrasound yesterday and they said we are having a girl!! The chinese gender chart was wrong again for me. The string/dime test was right. Everyhting looked good excpet they could not get a good view of the heart as she is sitting under my belly button so I have to have another ultrasound next month. That's ok with me.. We'll make she it is still a girl and get more pictures! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l179849111.jpg"> Fri, 25 Jun 2010 09:57:57 EST 15 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3249441 I had the glucola test on the 13th and I failed miserably!! I now have to go do the 3 hour test. I guess though I was superprised at first when I thought about it, I realized I should not have been. I recently lost my job and have been eating WAY to much food! I snack all the time and give in to whatever I am craving.. UUGGHH! I am going to start following the gestational diabetes diet either way (i have kinda started it this week already). On the flip side, 5 weeks will we find out what we a... Thu, 20 May 2010 09:11:51 EST 12 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3167429 I had my 12 week OB today and we got to hear the heartbeat!! I love that sound. Babies heart rate is in the 150's. I have to have a glucose test b/c I had gestational diabetes with my son. That will be in 05/13 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:15:42 EST 12 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3167428 I had my 12 week OB today and we got to hear the heartbeat!! I love that sound. Babies heart rate is in the 150's. I have to have a glucose test b/c I had gestational diabetes with my son. That will be in 05/13 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:15:42 EST Am I a terrible person? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3135759 Here is my story.. The girl that introduced my husband and I is now also pregnant. Though I am super happy for her, I cannot help being alittle bitter. Here is why.. She was supposed to be in our wedding. 3 1/2 months before our wedding she deceided she was going to move to FL. Then she calls me 6 weeks or so later and tells me she is not sure if she can get the time off from her new job to we in our wedding. Then a week later she calls to tell me not only can she not get the time off she is... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:01:48 EST 10 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3122058 Hello- <BR> I am now 10 weeks pregnant. I am excited that I am 1/4 of the way done, but time seems to be going soo slow! I have had a pretty uneventful pregnancy so far. Not much morning sickness. Had a stomach bug and now a nasty cold but otherwise have been feeling pretty good. just really really tired. I am very anxious to find out what we were are having. We have a wonderson son already so a girl would be nice. But I would love another boy too. X-specailly if he is a momma's boy like Zan... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 09:38:23 EST The count down begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2597649 I have been in a funk and have stayed the same weight for the past 2 months. UGHH!!!! I feel like I look like a cow again! But I have a goal that I need to make. <BR> We are going to start trying next month for a baby. I have 5 weeks and 4 days (39 days and counting) till I would find out if I am pregnant. In that time my goal is to lose at least 10-15 pounds. I want to be as close to my ideal weight when I find out. I will eat better, follow the spark diet again (along with some others), and... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 09:37:56 EST