SERENDIPITY22's SparkPeople Blog SERENDIPITY22's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 15 weeks pregnant...yes, again! :) So, five blogs ago I was writing about how I was 15 weeks along, so I thought I had to do another one of those, hehe! I obviously do not do many blogs and unfortunately, I also haven't been on SparkPeople much! I want to change that! <BR> <BR> So, baby number two is on the way and will be due some time in mid to late June 2012. My hubby and I cannot believe we are about to embark in this journey all over again so soon, but we really wanted to have our little ones close in age...and that, ... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 16:44:17 EST Motivation while Mommying I gotta say, it's tough to exercise and eat right while being a mom. Whether it's because of lack of sleep, the unending pile of laundry and baby chores, the redirection of most of my efforts going toward the babe, etc., I just don't feel motivated. <BR> <BR> My baby boy is six months today. SIX MONTHS! I am in utter disbelief. I mean, don't get me wrong, there are nights that seem to drag on, but in general, I cannot believe he is half a year old. It's crazy to think! I can still reme... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 08:25:30 EST I'm a Mommy! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">Our little boy arrived on Wednesday, December 15th at 8:34 PM! He was 7 lbs. 0.6 oz. and 19.5 inches long. The labor and delivery was quite an experience and these past 11 days have been a wonderful, exhausting blur! He is so precious and it's amazing how something can steal your heart so qui... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 15:38:42 EST 35 weeks Pregnant The end is in sight! I am 35 weeks as of tomorrow and cannot believe that I am only a few weeks from d-day! I had my shower last weekend and it was a blast. We got a ton of great stuff, had a wonderful time, and my best friend from Georgia flew up to surprise me at it. Sooo wonderful! My hubby and I have been busy with infant classes and preparing the nursery and all that good stuff. My weight gain is right about 12 lbs. Probably should be more, but at least I won't have much to work o... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:06:36 EST 25 Weeks Pregnant Wow, I seriously can't believe it's been 10 weeks since I wrote the last blog! Typically, time seems to be crawling by, but man, it doesn't seem like it's been that long since I wrote! <BR> <BR> Things are going really well so far. No pregnancy issues as far as I'm aware of (knock on wood)! I am slowly getting rounder and for the most part, I love it. :) <BR> <BR> I've only gained about 3.5 lbs so far, which worries me, but at the same time, it's nice not to feel "fat." My doctor say... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 12:25:49 EST 15 Weeks Pregnant! I really haven't been on here much (more on Babyfit), but I thought I'd write a blog since I have some free time. <BR> <BR> My pregnancy is going well, even though it still seems surreal almost four months into it! :) I am feeling much better than I did in the first trimester (thank goodness). I still am sleepy a lot, but I'm rarely nauseated now and my boobs don't hurt as much, and neither does my back. I've been doing 30 minute walks outside about three times a week, which isn't a ton,... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 15:42:41 EST 8 Weeks Until Pools Open Wow, I have been incredibly NOT motivated this year. Every time I have a good week, I go right back the next and undo it all. <BR> <BR> I don't feel huge yet, but I'm well on my way. My jeans are getting tighter. My tanks don't look as good on me. I'm guessing I'm at about 130 lbs now, which is by far the highest I've been in two plus years. NO MAS! <BR> <BR> It's a little less than eight weeks from Memorial Day and I am ready to spend these two months getting my butt in gear for goo... Mon, 12 Apr 2010 10:04:01 EST February-May I am re-focusing myself after a dismal January. I got a bad cold and am just finally recovering. I made bad eating choices and did not go the gym but a few times. <BR> <BR> I would like to turn around this couple of months "slump" and follow through on the way I want to live my life! <BR> <BR> My goals for the next four months are: <BR> <BR> (1) Go the gym/exercise for at least 30 minutes a minimum of 3 times as week. Aim for 4-5. <BR> <BR> (2) Drink a minimum of 4 cups of water a... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 13:44:41 EST In Conclusion (2009) The year is finally coming to a close. And boy, has it been a year (for better and for worse)! I thought a summational blog would be helpful for the future. <BR> <BR> First off, I am happy to report that I began last year at 123.3 lbs. and today I weighed in at 123.5. Yes, I did not lose weight, but I cannot even begin to describe the feeling of victory I have for maintaining my weight loss. I have spent most of my adult life at around 135 lbs. Additionally, I spent my undergraduate col... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 09:43:11 EST TTC I wrote this entry on a comment board on the "dailySpark" and I thought I would copy it over to a blog. Thanks for any comments! <BR> <BR> My husband and I have been married for nearly 1.5 years now and we are considering TTC soon. I've been losing weight for about a year now and I'm still not to my personal goal. <BR> <BR> I'm not even pregnant yet and I struggle with the thought of gaining weight for my baby. Then after I notice that I'm feeling that, I feel a tremendous amount of guilt... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 11:48:10 EST Always Hungry I have recently been really struggling with never feeling satisfied eating-wise. I have been starving all week and it's driving me nuts ! <BR> <BR> Even right now and I am dying to eat something--anything--and I've already had my allotted calories for this time of day. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure why all of a sudden, I am feeling so weak and hungry all the time. It's extremely frustrating! Wed, 4 Feb 2009 16:01:23 EST Unsure of What To Title This... I'm not exactly sure why I'm writing, but I thought I would anyway. <BR> <BR> It's been three weeks back into the swing of things since the holidays. I've worked out 4 times/week all three weeks and I have to say I'm quite proud of that. All 12 workouts have consisted of 45 minutes of intense cardio (typically a 2.5 mile run, .5 walk, and 15 minutes of HIIT elliptical trainer or stair master). I've also done upper and lower body machines most days. I wish I felt stronger or skinnier, but... Sat, 24 Jan 2009 14:53:07 EST 115 Workouts In a Year! Well, I just had to share this. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, while I was on the elliptical at 24 Hour Fitness, it occurred to me that it would be neat if I could see how many times I had gone to the gym in 2008. I've had the best year ever nutritionally and working out-wise. I started my journey on January 7, 2008 and have stuck with it the entire year. Of course, I'd have a week or two when I was "off" and gained back a few pounds...ahem...perhaps that may have even happened in the past week or ... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 10:47:54 EST It's official (again)! Well, my last blog was August 29th and I had proclaimed my victory of reaching my first goal weight . <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I was so proud of myself, I slacked off majorly and gained a few back. <BR> <BR> Luckily, I got back into it after just a two week hiatus and finally weighed in today back under 120 (119 to be exact)! <BR> <BR> Woo-hoo! <BR> <BR> I really want to keep dedicated! Thu, 6 Nov 2008 15:04:28 EST It's official! I have officially met my goal weight! Woo-hoo! I can't believe it! I'll probably edge down my goal to 110-115, but I still am in utter shock I am 119 lbs! I don't have any recollection of being at that weight! <BR> <BR> Okay, enough gloating. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend! Fri, 29 Aug 2008 16:45:32 EST 2 of My Best Friends Visit Hello, Sparkpeople world! <BR> <BR> Two of my very best friends from college came up from Georgia last weekend (I went to Univ. of GA and then moved back up to the midwest). <BR> <BR> Rachel came up on Wednesday and we did so well with our healthy habits. We ate healthy all of Wednesday, all of Thursday, and up until Friday evening, which was our goal. We also went for two long runs/walks and even worked out hard at the gym once. <BR> <BR> The weekend was so incredibly fun and crazy.... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 10:12:41 EST Back from Vacation Well, I'm back from a 4-day vacation to Portland, Coastal Oregon, and Washington. My mom and dad invited my sister/bro-in-law, my hubby and me to go with them up to the Pacific NW. It was a lot of fun and we really saw some beautiful sites (including multiple waterfalls, the coast in general, and Mt. St. Helens). <BR> <BR> I was trying not to eat "badly" the entire vacation, but I wasn't all that successful. The good news is I did get more exercise than usual since we did multiple hikes... Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:43:20 EST It's My 2 Year Spark Anniversary! I just realized that today is my 2 year spark anniversary! yea me! <BR> <BR> i know there was some time in which i was unactive--about 5 weeks in September-October 2006 and then for 6 months from late June-early January 2008, but other than that, I have been alive and kicking on here. <BR> <BR> Go me! <BR> <BR> I love this website. Thu, 5 Jun 2008 12:52:37 EST Time to Step It Up Well, I've been more-or-less maintaining my weight over the past two months. I did see 124.6 last Saturday (unofficial weigh-in), which is by far the lowest I've seen since last year near wedding time. But, because I indulged quite a bit over this long weekend, I'm sure that number is history. <BR> <BR> I really want to step it up these next three weeks and three days (how long I have until the weekend of our one year anniversary). <BR> <BR> Here are my goals for the next 24 days (Wed, ... Wed, 28 May 2008 10:11:26 EST Down Day Well, tonight I am a bit in the dumps. Just really tired for some reason...and it's not necessarily just sleepy tired, but mentally tired, too. I'm not really sure why--my sleep was a bit abbreviated last night due to thunderstorms rumbling away, but I feel that this is deeper. I went to the gym right after work and only stayed for 5 minutes...yes, that's right. A run for .25 miles and then I walked for .25 miles. Got off the treadmill and left. That's so not like me. I wonder if any of... Thu, 22 May 2008 20:50:15 EST A hangover is a dieter's best friend. Well, on Saturday I went to my cousin's wedding. It was very beautiful and fun. And did I mention the free beer and wine? Haha. Sunday is my "off" day that allows me to eat what I've been craving over the past week, but my body wasn't exactly cooperating. <BR> <BR> My hubby and I went to my favorite mexican restaurant, but i was too hung over to eat! I tried to have a few chips and salsa, but i just couldn't. <BR> <BR> finally, about 4 i decided to go get some sonic and i had cheese st... Mon, 5 May 2008 11:49:34 EST Inspired. I just got done trying on some dresses from my closet, because we are going to my cousin's wedding next Saturday (May 3rd). Needless to say, I am feeling really good! Everything looks so much better now that I've lost weight. I put on a few dresses I bought a few years ago when I was heavier, and they look fabulous! I tried on an old dress from my sophomore year in high school and it fit (size 5/6). i am feeling awesome right now! <BR> <BR> i really hope i keep this up. the weekend is ... Fri, 25 Apr 2008 16:52:44 EST I love my best friend. My best friend lives in Georgia and I live in Kansas. Boy, is it tough! <BR> <BR> Rachel and I met while I was down at University of Georgia earning my bachelor's degree. <BR> <BR> I would have never believed I could meet someone so wonderful. Rach is such a great person--her kindness is such an example for me to strive for. <BR> <BR> Rach and I are both working toward losing weight right now. Albeit, separately, but we are sharing our experiences--successes and downfalls, midnight sn... Tue, 22 Apr 2008 09:08:13 EST Why Not? Well, I never write blogs, but recently I've been reading a lot of other people's, so I thought why not write my own! <BR> <BR> I've been back on Spark now close to about 3 1/2 months (since Jan 7th) after taking a 6 month "break" following my wedding. I worked really hard to get down to my goal weight for my wedding and I put 15 lbs back on pretty much immediately. I've been a yo-yo'er for years now, and I've decided it is time to nip this in the bud. <BR> <BR> My weight loss has been sl... Thu, 17 Apr 2008 16:27:58 EST Stats 2 Weight: 129.4 lbs <BR> Pounds of Fat: 34.8 <BR> Percentage of Fat: 27.1% <BR> H20 Percentage: 53.1% <BR> <BR> This is a bit lower than I expected. My other scale says I am at 130.8 lbs, so I've averaging the two for my ticker (that puts me at 130.1 lbs). I'll take the loss, definitely! <BR> Fri, 15 Feb 2008 09:09:59 EST Stats Here are my stats from my brand new WW scale! It's February 6, 2008 and I am 4.5 weeks back into my weight-loss journey. I'm not too disappointed in the results (this is the first time I've ever been on a body fat scale), but I do know I have much improvement to go! <BR> (My height is 5'3'', age: 25 yrs young!) <BR> <BR> Weight: 132.4 lbs <BR> BMI: 23.4 <BR> Pounds of Fat: 38.8 <BR> Percentage of Fat: 29.4% <BR> H20 Percentage: 51.5% <BR> <BR> I'm going to try to update this every week so... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 11:13:51 EST