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I got back to town and had my super exciting ultrasound appointment yesterday! It was the most wonderful experience! My DH looked so thrilled also! Everything looks great and healthy. The baby has a heartbeat of 160 bpm, and we were able to ... Read more
Needing some Pregnancy Food Advice!!!
HELP!!!! I'm starving and I can't get enough to eat! In the last few days, my body has done this wicked transition. I am hungry. All. The. Time. I'm ravenous in the mornings, by the time lunch rolls around, I feel paralyzed by hunger, and som... Read more
A Little Nervous and Restless
Alright. I have to get something off my chest here. I am a nervous wreck. Even to the point that I woke up in the middle of the night trying to catch my breath last night. I understand exactly why I'm feeling this way, because my DH decoded ... Read more
Milestones of February
Today is a special day for me on so many levels. But in all truth, February has many milestones for me now, particularly in the later half. My husband and I have been together for roughly 3 years now, our journey really beginning in February ... Read more
Made a Decision
I first want to start this blog by saying thank you from the bottom of my heart. I receive valuable advice from everyone that I took into careful consideration while making my decision this morning. I hate acting quick, but I didn't have much ch... Read more
To Walk or Not to Walk....
This morning I was invited to join a team for a color run coming up in March. My first thought was, "Oh, I simply can't!" Of course, my thoughts the last 2 days have been surrounded around overwhelming fatigue, a return of nausea, and a muscle... Read more
First off, thanks to everyone for your wonderful support on my last blog when I shared my joyful news! I am just thrilled to have the support and encouragement of such wonderful people! ... Read more
Good morning my fellow Sparkies! I have been waiting for a very long time to write this blog, but I feel that the time is right to tell my news. I'M HAVING A BABY!!! ... Read more
I will be a better Sparker...I will be a better Sparker...I will be a better Sparker
These last two weeks have just been downright challenging for me. Normally, I'm on here every day several times a day checking in with friends, logging my stuff, reading, etc. Well, I just haven't had the time for it, and I'm so sorry for that... Read more
I'm Still Here.
I just wanted to post something real quickly to let everyone know that I'm still here. I have just had a very turbulent week with lots of unexpected things going on. I will tell more when I can.
I did want to write about a cool experien... Read more
This is REALLY Hard For Me. my before pics :(
Alright folks. I have put this off long enough. I took some before pics many months ago and they were so depressing, I threw them away and cried. And cried. And then cried some more. Needless to say, I did NOT want to do this again, but I kn... Read more
Goals for BLC 21 Challenge
I first want to say how excited I am to be doing another weight loss challenge! I did one last summer, but it was a complete disaster because I had a TON of family issues going on at the time, and I barely hung on by a thread with that challeng... Read more
Quick Fixes Always have Drawbacks
So, yesterday when I was feeling all weird in my body, I started thinking about everything that we do to better our health can have some side effects. If we try to better our health with unnatural things (such as synthetic medications, or fancy... Read more
An Unexpected Treat and a Realization!
Night before last, my husband received a call from his brother that they would be in town heading back from a trip to Colorado and wanted to see us the next night. So, last night, we met up with them at their hotel and went to dinner. The reas... Read more
No More Gimmicks...Just TRUTH.
I have to admit...I have been a little down in the dumps about weight loss lately. I'm sure you have all seen me rant and rant and rant on here time and time again about this weight loss stagnancy. I'm supposed to have a metabolic test done, b... Read more