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Warning - this is a rant

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      7 comments

My dad is driving me crazy. I needed a place to vent about this, and he won't see it here and it's relevent. So dad was on his way home on the bus today. Chicago busses, in case you're not familiar - have lots of 3 seaters - 3 seats all sm... Read more

A poem about my eating issues

Tuesday, May 14, 2013      5 comments

I'm not sure when I wrote this, but it was at least a couple years ago. I was cleaning out my old computer, and I thought some people might relate and help them feel a lot less alone. So here it is! Enjoy! Ghost in My Head There a... Read more

A poem about my eating issues

Tuesday, May 14, 2013      1 comments

I'm not sure when I wrote this, but it was at least a couple years ago. I was cleaning out my old computer, and I thought some people might relate and help them feel a lot less alone. So here it is! Enjoy! Ghost in My Head There a... Read more

In honor of the little guy that made me Mommy :)

Monday, May 13, 2013      6 comments

I haven't posted too much about my baby yet, so this is honor of him! His name is Nathaniael Christopher. He weighed 6 lbs, 15 oz and was 20 inches long. :) He tried to lift his head on day 2 of his life, and at 6 weeks, has it pretty well... Read more

My first Mother's Day

Sunday, May 12, 2013      9 comments

I had a wonderful day today. :) My dad was over and of course Hubby. :) THey made sure I didn't have to do diaper duty or feeding of the baby today. Only baby stuff I had to do was baby cuddles :D The best part of baby stuff! Yea! My... Read more

Why am I having trouble with my food lately?

Sunday, May 12, 2013      6 comments

I've been having trouble with my food lately. I'm not real sure why, so this blog is me exploring that. First of all, I've been eating at McDonald's more lately. Why? It's a short walk away, it's a way to get my MIL to stop cleaning/f... Read more

Bounce back day!

Monday, May 06, 2013      5 comments

First of all, I want to thank everyone for your support. It meant so much to me today to see all the supportive comments! Today has gone much better. I've had over an hour of fitness today, and my calories are in range. I'm feeling pre... Read more

Why can random comments hurt so much?

Monday, May 06, 2013      16 comments

There are lots of street peddlars in Chicago. Most of the time I walk right past them and ignore them. Today however, there was a peddlar, that as I walked past, said, nice and loud to me, "Those are some serious stretch marks!" Now, I don't ... Read more

My Goals

Saturday, May 04, 2013      5 comments

I'm not sure what to do as my goals. I want to get back to my running. To get to that end - I will increase my steps each day until I am walking 10,000 per day. I am starting at 2,000 today. I will work on adding more frie... Read more

To push, or not?

Friday, May 03, 2013      5 comments

I feel like I'm at a crossroads with my exercise. I'm still struggling with my energy levels. But I can't tell if it's the lack of energy from not moving enough, or lack of energy from still recovering. So I'm doing some yoga, some walking, a... Read more

First ab workout since the pregnancy & rebuilding ground

Thursday, May 02, 2013      4 comments

So I did probably about 15 minutes of yoga today, after my 15 minutes of walking. A good chunk of what I did was ab work - cobra pose, plank, stuff like that. I have to admit, I'm trying not to be disappointed in myself. Its been 9 months sin... Read more

Not full

Saturday, April 27, 2013      3 comments

Well, Today was a day of not-good food choices. My inlaws watched Nathan and hubby and I had date day. We went to a movie (nachos and a half a huge soda, eep!) and then dinner - deep dish pizza and spinach and artichoke dip. My calorie count... Read more

Epilepsy, lack of sleep, and an awesome hubby

Friday, April 26, 2013      5 comments

I have been a little absent from here for the last couple of days. I had a Very rough day before yesterday, and spent most of yesterday taking it easy and recovering. I'm epileptic, and the day before yesterday I had 3 seizures over the course... Read more

Is a little dissapointed

Monday, April 22, 2013      6 comments

Well, it's the 21st. and I think I have to be realistic in that I'm probably NOT going to hit my 1,000 fitness minutes this month. I promised myself I would manage it, but with the baby, and the c-section, and just how tired I've been, it's no... Read more

The rambling no-name blog :)

Sunday, April 21, 2013      3 comments

Today's blog is probably going to be quite random, so please don't be surprised if it it! We decided today would be our first family outing. I was hoping to be out the door by 12. Yea, 3pm rolls around and we JUST got out the door! This is a... Read more


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