WHITEJM11's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WHITEJM11 WHITEJM11'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 weeks postpartum and pics of my boy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4450072 Hi All, <BR> <BR> Hope all is going well. I wanted to check in since it's been 3 weeks since I delivered my little bundle of joy. Things are going well over here. Tom went back to work for 2 weeks and will be off another 2 weeks come Monday since his parents will be here for 10 days! Yikes, I love my in laws but it's rough having someone at your house for that long. Hopefully things are smooth and no one irritates me too bad. I have been tired and a little snappy lately so I better make... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 17:11:36 EST Nathaniel's Birth Story and more pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4423001 OK so be forewarned this is a long post. Sorry but I typed it up in word to print for his baby book and I didn;t want to miss any details. <BR> <BR> <BR> Nathaniel’s Birth Story <BR> <BR> Nathaniel’s crazy birth story actually starts at my 39-week doctor’s appointment, which was on Thursday July 30, 2011. While there the doctor again told me that I was 3 cm dilated and that my cervix was really ripe and he asked if he should strip my membranes. At the time I said no because my mom was... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 13:24:54 EST Welcome Baby Nathaniel! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4419138 OK so this is about a tenth of what I really want to write but as many of you can guess life at home with a newborn is a little hectic and I haven't had much time to sit and write it all out. I promise to have a recap of his birth soon especially while it's fresh in my mind. In the meantime here are some pics of my beautiful gift! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l337346144.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l24114647.jpg"> <img src="http://photos... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:10:13 EST Week 38- Still waiting for baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4389570 HI Spark friends. <BR> <BR> Well I am still pregnant and actually am in week 39 as of yesterday. We have 6 days till our due date and I still can't believe how time has flown by, does everyone say that? I know I have said it over and over again but truly it still amazes me. Hubby and I will be lying around and suddenly he'll look over and say "Doesn't it feel like we just found out about this baby?" It's true and it makes me nervous for how fast these first few weeks, months and years wil... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:24:04 EST Week 37- still no baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4367880 How Far Along: 37 weeks <BR> <BR> Gender: this cracks me up every week- he isn't changing sexes I hope <BR> <BR> Size of baby: watermelon- 22 inches 6.5 lbs <BR> <BR> Total Weight Gained: right at 30 but again I am trying not to focus on the number, i have a healthy baby in there <BR> <BR> Maternity Clothes: still living in sundresses, i will say i am proud of the fact that i didnt outgrow any of the maternity clothes i did buy. i know some women do. <BR> <BR> Movement: moving a lot ... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 11:05:40 EST Week 36- Baby Could be here sooner than Later! (nursery pics finally) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4358279 This is a super quick update since I am currently swamped trying to tie up last minute loose ends. We had our doctor's appointment yesterday because my 36 week was cancelled on Friday for an emergency C-section. All looked really good at the doctor. I am currently 3 cm dilated and in the doctor's opinion we could be meeting out little guy in the next 7 or 8 days. I have my next appointment on Monday(if baby doesn't come obviously) and we are stripping my membranes at that appointment. Th... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:38:05 EST Week 35- Less than a month to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4340837 Hi all, <BR> <BR> As I sit here typing this I have less than 30 days to go until my due date. It's crazy and unreal and totally something that has snuck up on us. I still can't believe how fast these past months have gone. It's amazing to think that in this short time I have created another little being. I am getting so excited to meet him! <BR> <BR> Things are going pretty well in our neck of the woods. I had my weekly appointment on Friday and had my first internal exam. It wasn't a... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 16:14:52 EST Major Milestone- 35 and 35 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4328688 Today is a huge milestone in the pregnancy it marks the start of my 35th week and the final 35 day countdown! WHOO HOO. Don't have much to say but here is a pic just because. This is from Sunday when I was waiting around for the hubby to finish work at his office! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l850744204.jpg"> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:53:43 EST Week 34 I am a Baby Jungle Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4328684 How Far Along: 34 weeks <BR> <BR> Gender: still a boy <BR> <BR> Size of baby: according to what to expect he is the size of a cantaloupe about 22 inches and 5.5 lbs. last week at the doctors he estimated the baby to be about 5 lbs so that sounds right. <BR> <BR> Total Weight Gained: Who knows and I am trying not to focus on this in the last few weeks since I have let it stress me out a little. Gotta keep telling myself that if I lost 120+ lbs I can lose a few after the baby gets here... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:50:51 EST Week 33- Talking about labor! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4311068 Hey all, <BR> <BR> Had my doctor's appointment and all is really well. I gained about a 1.5 lbs between appointments which is good. I have no swelling in my feet or hands(knock on wood) which surprised the doctor considering how hot its been. My blood pressure is good and baby's heartbeat sounded great. Overall we had a good appointment. This was the appointment where we really started discussing labor and delivery though which of course freaks me out since this is my first baby. The... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:50:22 EST Week 32- Another week closer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4301243 How Far Along: 32 weeks <BR> <BR> Gender: boy <BR> <BR> Size of baby: Well since we haven't had the follow up ultrasound I will tell you what the baby should weigh- size of a honeydew about 4 lbs. <BR> <BR> Total Weight Gained: Doctor's appointment is tomorrow but that will count as week 33 weigh in, I think it's safe to assume I have gained between 24-27 lbs. <BR> <BR> Maternity Clothes: This is a weird question. I think most maternity clothes are pretty hideous and aside from a fe... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 20:37:31 EST Week 31- ONE BIG BABY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4283610 Survey today because I am exhausted and a little sore from carrying groceries in by myself. I would rather be on the couch than sitting at the computer- SORRY <BR> <BR> How Far Along: 31 weeks <BR> <BR> Gender: Still a boy <BR> <BR> Size of baby: According to my ultrasound last week they think he is already measuring 4 lbs 10 oz (thats more than a lb higher than he should be at this point). <BR> <BR> Total Weight Gained: 24 lbs. again right on target to gain about 32-35 lbs. <BR> <BR... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 16:13:12 EST Weekly 30- The final countdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4268511 Wowowowo is all I can say, I cannot for the life of me believe that this pregnancy is already 3/4 over. It's amazing especially since looking back it has flown by but while it was happening it seemed to drag on and on. I am still working on the nursery but promise pictures as soon as it's finished up. We have our next doctor's appointment on Thursday with an ultrasound so next week's check in should be a little more exciting. We had a low key weekend and holiday. Saturday we had dinner w... Tue, 31 May 2011 21:47:15 EST Week 29- Getting back to normal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4255275 Hi all, <BR> <BR> We are finally getting back into the groove after a couple of busy weeks. After getting back from the shower I spent a few days trying to get the nursery stuff organized and washed. We ended up having to return a bunch of stuff that we got doubles of and having to pick up a ton of stuff we didn't get. Mostly sheets and misc burp clothes, etc. It was not the most fun I have ever had in Babies R Us. I had to keep calling my mom and asking her what I needed and how many o... Wed, 25 May 2011 10:51:48 EST Week 28 Showered with Love! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4241749 This is a day late but I just got back from my weekend in Pittsburgh. We had my baby shower on Sunday afternoon and all I can say is that Baby S is the most loved little guy out there. Our friends and family really outdid themselves and were more than generous. Here is this week's survey and I will include some bump pictures and some shower pics at the end! <BR> <BR> How Far Along: 28 weeks <BR> <BR> Gender: still a boy! <BR> <BR> Size of baby: 17 in 2.9 lbs. <BR> <BR> Total Weight ... Wed, 18 May 2011 18:39:41 EST Week 27- Bump Growth Spurt and Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4219359 Another survey because it's Sunday and although I can't sleep I just don't have the energy to put in my effort! <BR> Best we could do at 8am on our way out the door. <BR> <BR> How Far Along: 27 weeks <BR> <BR> Gender: All boy! <BR> <BR> Size of baby: 16 in 2.5 lbs. <BR> <BR> Total Weight Gained: no doctor's appt this week and we don't own a scale so who knows. <BR> <BR> Maternity Clothes: still wearing a mix although I noticed that some of my non maternity shirts are starting to be to... Mon, 9 May 2011 00:02:44 EST Week 26 Survey and pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4202126 I stole this from someone else and may use it from time to time. <BR> <BR> <BR> How Far Along: 26 Weeks! <BR> <BR> Size of baby: He is around 15 inches long and weighing around 2.2 pounds. <BR> (what to expect.com) <BR> <BR> Total Weight Gain: 19 pounds! right on target-whew! <BR> <BR> Maternity Clothes: I've been wearing a mix of everything, I can wear all of my sundresses from last season but jeans are a whole different story. <BR> <BR> Gender: BOY!! <BR> <BR> Movement: Lots of kick... Sun, 1 May 2011 11:27:25 EST Week 25- Cruising Along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4192902 Hi again all <BR> <BR> It seems like these weeks are flying by. I feel like just yesterday I found out I was pregnant and now I have less than 15 weeks left. Crazy. Once you hit the half way mark you just breeze through. Okay well maybe not breeze because pregnancy definitely has it's drawbacks but overall I would say I can't really complain. <BR> <BR> Last week we had our monthly doctor visit and had a follow up ultrasound to check on my fluid. Luckily the fluid is definitely higher... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 22:06:16 EST Week 24- Catching up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4176804 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I swear I see all of your comments on my blogs and page but I am so busy lately that I never get on the computer anymore to respond. That's a huge downfall of 1. not having a job where you are glued to a computer all day and 2. having a phone where you can read all of this stuff but have no patience to type responses to! I will try really hard to get better at this. <BR> <BR> Last week I noted that Tom's family came for a visit. It was great and just a really ple... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:45:38 EST Week 23- Just pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4162897 Hey all, <BR> <BR> Im so behind- Im actually 24 weeks today but I am swamped. We had Tom's family here this weekend so I am trying to catch up on house hold cleaning as well as looking for jobs so today will be brief. Here are the pics and I will be back in a few days with my 24 week update! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l280327094.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l627965905.jpg"> <BR> <BR> These were week 23 day 5- excuse the wet hair, I ... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:28:59 EST Week 22- Baby Kicks and belly pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4144943 Hey this has to be super quick because I am about to sit down to dinner! Nothing has been happening this past week. Tom was finally off for the weekend after working more days in a row than he would like to admit. We spent the weekend just hanging out and spending time together which was nice. We shopped and looked at baby stuff and had a nice breakfast together. I keep reminding myself that these quiet weekends sleeping in until 10 am won't last much longer so we better enjoy it now. W... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 18:43:04 EST Week 21- Baptism and Belly Pic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4126858 Hi All <BR> <BR> These weeks keep flying by. Things have been busy around here. I went to Pittsburgh for the weekend. I had a baby shower to attend on Saturday for one of my best girlfriends from college. She and I both found out around the same time that we were expecting and have been sharing our journeys over the last few months. She is due about 6 weeks before me and it's great to talk to her about the changes we are going through and compare the stories. The shower was also intere... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:38:58 EST Week 20- Half way there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4109993 HI all <BR> <BR> I can not believe that I am already almost 21 weeks. At first time seemed to drag by and now it feels like it's flying. I can't believe the baby will be here in just 20 weeks. We still have so much to do. This week was fine, nothing exciting to report. I tried to find a nice outfit to wear to a friends baby shower and my niece's baptism this weekend but so far have had no luck. I am still looking. Unfortunately most maternity tops are so big on me that I look silly so... Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:31:09 EST Week 19- Running? and belly shot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4094240 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Hope you are all off to a great start again this week. I can hardly believe that tomorrow I will be 20 weeks and half way through this pregnancy. Sometimes it seems like it's dragging on and other times it's flying by. <BR> <BR> This past week has been pretty slow and dull. Tom started his new position so he switched from Monday-Thursday shifts to Tuesday- Friday. This meant he was home with me Friday and again yesterday. It was nice to have him home. We went to ou... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:58:05 EST Week 18- Sleep? What's that? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4076551 Well hey all. Hope you are having a fantastic week so far. My week has been good. I am finally getting over this stupid head cold which means I can breath through my nose again! YAY! It was gross especially since you all know once it leaves your head it goes down your throat into your tummy- no thank you. I am feeling much better though so no complaints in that regards. Baby is growing more and more this trimester and I am so excited and can't wait to feel those first flutters. My doct... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 15:31:52 EST Week 17- It's a....! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4057923 Hi All, <BR> <BR> Hope you are doing swell! This week feels like it's breezing by even though it's only Tuesday. I had a nice lunch out with 2 girlfriends today and it felt so nice to get out of the house for a change. Nothing too exciting has been happening here, mostly cleaning and just hanging out. I have had the worst headache now going on 3 weeks. It comes and goes but is here pretty consistently. I'm a nervous nelly and refuse to take tylenol so I'm toughing it out but man does i... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 15:15:00 EST Week 16- South Carolina and Belly Shot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4039728 Hi all <BR> <BR> Just a quick update since today I am 16 weeks 6 days and tomorrow starts a new week. I keep getting behind on these updates and need to be more organized so I don't have to do 2 right in a row. Maybe I will catch up this week! <BR> <BR> Last week I left to spend a long weekend in South Carolina with my in laws alone. I left Wednesday night and came home Sunday evening. It was a great time and nice to get away from the stress of being unemployed. It also gave Tom some ... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 21:26:36 EST Week 15- Unemployment Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4022401 Hey all, happy hump day to ya! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a great week so far, it's already half over if you aren't! Last week wasn't the best week of my life but I am moving on and making the best of everything. Tuesday afternoon I was laid off of my job and was told I would know more one way or another this past Monday. Well Friday afternoon I got a call from a fellow coworker who let me know that the company went out of business as of 4:30 pm on Friday. They laid everyone off a... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 11:53:07 EST Week 14- Registry Overload http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3997529 Happy Monday All! <BR> <BR> Hope your day is off to a better start than mine. For starters the Steelers lost last night, which was a bummer to me! I am a true Pittsburgh girl and therefore cheer on all my teams even the Pirates(who are lousy!) I was disappointed to not have another Super Bowl victory- they bring huge revenue to a city which Pittsburgh definitely needs but I was also happy for the Packers. It's nice to see a team that hasn't won in 14 years win, espcially with a young qua... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 10:40:16 EST Week 13- Baby beats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3977833 Hi all, <BR> Hope your Monday is off to a great start! Mine has been questionable. For starters Tom's grandma who we call Nina, had a stroke Thursday night. She's 82 and she is crazy, but in a good way. She still goes all out for holidays and maintains their huge house all by herself. Up until a few years ago she was even climbing ladders and cleaning the gutters all on her own. Tom's pap has alzheimers so she does a lot for him as well. Basically she puts everyone before herself, which ... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:09:05 EST Week 12- A Real Baby and Belly Shots http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3947372 Happy Friday All! <BR> <BR> I have to say that after the terrible week I had today has been a breath of fresh air. I found out some terrible stuff about my family's past this week which has truly shaken me to the core. Basically for the past week I have had trouble sleeping, eating and just getting on with my normal life because my mind has been consumed with this other stuff. Being miserable because of the family stuff made me realize how unhappy I am in other parts of my life as well. ... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 12:20:24 EST Week 11- No news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3933296 I am a little behind in this, as in I'm almost on my 12th week so I'll just make this quick. Not much has been happening anyway. My morning sickness has gotten much better. It's few and far between and mostly on days when I ate long before bed and wake up hungry. Eating obviously solves that problem so I keep crackers next to the bed and munch before I even get out of bed. I'm really glad that the morning sickness is easing up. It was definitely not the best pregnancy symptom! In other ... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:13:14 EST The List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3897513 2 blogs in one day, you guys are getting spoiled. haha. <BR> I'm bored at work, slow season is upon us and I am taking full advantage now because in the next 2 weeks we will hit a fever pitch when I won't even be able to take a lunch break. <BR> <BR> In any case, I wanted to write about something we girls at my office have been talking about a lot lately. The List. I hope some of you know what this is without my explanation but I definitely did not when it was explained to me. Essentia... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 16:29:04 EST Baby Check in Week 10- Big Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3896405 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Hope your new year is off to a fantastic start. I know mine is! Tom and I have just been spending more and more time together. I know the time we have left as just the two of us is numbered so we have been trying to squeeze in as much time together as we can. It helps when he works days like he did this week. Next week I'll be on my own while he works nights. It's all for the baby though, he makes more money working nights so I can't blame him. It just doesn't make my... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 11:20:29 EST 2010 Recap and 2011 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3872127 I cannot believe 2010 is almost over. This year has flown by and I still can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I was married! Crazy. I wanted to recap how I did in 2010 and set some goals for 2011. Obviously weight loss won't be a huge part of this year since I will be spending most of it gaining baby weight but I still think goals are good to have. <BR> <BR> First things first- 2010 goals <BR> 1. Weight loss- Although I didn’t reach my goal weight I did land within 5 lbs of it and... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:12:03 EST Baby check in Week 9- Sleepless nights http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3872077 Hey everyone, Hope you are gearing up for a great New Year’ Eve. This year will be a little different for Tom and I. For starters he will actually be home on a holiday for once and I love it. Secondly I of course will not be partaking in alcoholic beverages which is a little disappointing because I love champagne toasts, but it’s for Baby Sweetpea! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I had my second doctor’s visit. We went over the results of my blood work and early ultrasound. Everything looks good... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:50:20 EST Baby Brain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3857436 Hi All, <BR> <BR> Hope you are all finding yourself well prepared for the upcoming holiday and ready to spend some time relaxing with loved ones. Tom and I are thrilled this Christmas because we finally get to break our big news to family in person. We have held off telling anyone because I really don't think announcing your pregnancy via the phone is all that special. My mom and sister found out when we saw them in Disney last week so now it's time to tell Tom's family. <BR> <BR> Disn... Wed, 22 Dec 2010 10:59:44 EST November Recap and December Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3816821 I can't believe it's December 1 already. Wow where has the past year gone. In just 10 days I will be celebrating my 26th birthday as well as my 1st wedding anniversary. I say to my hubby at least 1 time a day how fast this first year of marriage went. I still can't believe it. We definitely had some ups and downs but I think our first year was great without too many glitches. I think living together for so long helps with those first year wedding growing pains. We have exciting things p... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:50:03 EST Survey stolen from ANH1227 :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3816754 I too am bored at work, the holidays tend to be slower for us so I need to find things to occupy my mind(otherwise I eat to occupy my mouth!!) <BR> <BR> A is for Age: 25- 26 in 10 days!! <BR> B is for Booze: Hmm, I don't really drink but I like margaritas or mojitos if I do. <BR> C is for Career: Sales Manager <BR> D is for Dad's name: Robert <BR> E is for Essential items to bring to a party: good music! <BR> F is for Favorite song or music: Currently I am jamming to Keri Hilson Pretty Girl... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:27:26 EST Start of the holiday season goal setting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3756812 Holy cow I can not believe that it is already November. Where did this year fly to? I keep saying to Tom "Can you believe we have almost been married a year?" It seems like just yesterday we were getting engaged and now it has been almost a year since the wedding. It's amazing how fast time flies! <BR> <BR> November 1 is officially the start of the holiday season in my mind. Thanksgiving will be here before you know it and even sooner will be Christmas. I love the holiday season for a... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 11:54:44 EST I have a confession to make! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3741223 Being on spark has been about a journey for me. My journey has ups and downs and I think the reason I have been successful is because even when I have a down a pick myself up and keep moving until my next up. I also pride myself on being pretty honest about my successes and failures because it doesn't help anyone by lying or not telling the whole truth. Which is why I have to confess. I haven't been on my A game lately and I was scared to be truthful on here because I didn't want to let a... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 10:24:10 EST ABC's of Juliene http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3731399 THE ABC Survey. <BR> A <BR> What’s your age? 25 (almost 26) <BR> What annoys you? Inconsiderate drivers, loud chewing, messes. <BR> Do you have any allergies? Unfortunately yes, I am allergic to a ton of raw fruits- apples, peaches, nectarines, cherries, raw nuts, raw veggies- carrots, potatoes, sprouts, peppers(I can eat any of the above cooked though) I am also allergic to cats, certain pollens and a few meds. Yikes I sound like a sicko. <BR> B <BR> When is your birthday? 12/11/1984 <BR... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 17:09:46 EST Uh hello where did August go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3592393 Since it's the last day of August I figure now is as good a time as any to recap the month. <BR> <BR> August Goals: <BR> <BR> <BR> First I want to work out 24 of the 31 days- actually worked out 22 days so goal not met but really close. <BR> Run weekly mileage for half marathon training- total scheduled miles was 65 and I ran 70 so <em>248</em> <BR> Eat within calories 6 of 7 days- definitely focused on eating more nutritious filling meals which cut down on mindless snacking and ultima... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:43:43 EST A new month, new goals to accomplish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3498838 here were last week's goals <BR> <BR> <BR> Run all the miles for the half training plan- 15 miles this week <em>248</em> (I actually ran about 18 miles last week!!) <BR> Workout while away for work- going to Charleston for 3 days <em>248</em> (used the elliptical in the gym and even did some laps in the pool) <BR> Make smart choices while eating at the airport and at the show <em>248</em> ( I packed food for the airport and lunch the first day of the show so I avoided snacking on junk... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 12:15:26 EST Last week's sickness and moving forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3470618 Happy Monday Sparkers. <BR> <BR> Wanted to check in on last week's results and give this week's goals. <BR> <BR> I would like to work out 5 of 7 days this week - goal not met. Got strep throat and spend 4 of 5 weekdays in bed. Ultimately I worked out 1 day <BR> Focus on strength training and do 3 strength training workouts- negative for obvious reasons <BR> Complete our budget for August- <em>248</em> I wanted to make sure we were saving extra money for new flooring and the new car pay... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 11:22:19 EST Last week was great, let's make next even better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3443602 So last week I posted that I wanted to get on track with losing these last 15 lbs and boy am I glad I wrote these down. Knowing that you all read them and would see if I did it or not definitely held me accountable. I had a great week and I have the weight loss to prove it. <BR> Okay so last week these were the goals: <BR> <BR> My plan is to go to the gym or run 5 out of the next 6 days (I technically only went 4 days but worked out 2 times yesterday so I am saying <em>248</em> ) <BR> S... Sun, 18 Jul 2010 11:51:29 EST Weekly Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3419924 Since I am fully ready to shed these last 15 lbs I am going to post my weekly plan on here and check in next Sunday so see how I did. I need to be accountable to someone and since hubby isn't into these details you all are the next best thing. <BR> <BR> This past week I took some time off of running, I was having some foot and hip issues but I am feeling great today so my focus this week will be getting back to my half marathon training plan. <BR> <BR> My plan is to go to the gym or run 5... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 11:01:32 EST weekend recap and freaked about my future! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3407162 <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I know I did. My office was closed Friday and Monday for the holiday, which was fantastic since we never get that much time off. Friday the hubby and I went to the trail near our house to get a morning run in. It was nice to spend time with the hubby since we rarely have full days off together and he doesn’t usually want to get up early to workout with me. I ran the 5 miles I had scheduled for the half marathon training plan and then h... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 10:25:47 EST My stall pattern http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3388782 Weight loss…. There have been a few things swirling around in my head lately about weight and size and all those issues. So I have been hovering at 152 for 3 months now and can’t seem to break out of the plateau and get to my goal weight. The more I thought about it the more frustrated I became. I lost the first 115 lbs so fast and couldn’t figure out why it was taking so long to lose the last few until I realized this is a mental game for me. Part of me was self sabotaging. I feel ok at... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 09:39:40 EST Out of whack http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3388714 Two blogs in two days? That is a rare occurrence for me. We have tomorrow and Monday off of work for the holiday so things are a little tame today which gives me more time than normal for putzing around. Today started off rough. I haven’t been feeling rested even with a full 8 hours of sleep. Today my hubby called me at 4:45 am like he does every morning he works(he works the night shift a few nights a week) and I told him I was getting up and shut off my own alarm. I must have laid bac... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 09:26:10 EST