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2nd trimester - and Sparking back!

Thursday, March 15, 2012      2 comments

Eep! So, since my last blog entry we didn't TTA very well. On December 8th we found out we are expecting and due August 18th! The first trimester was nerve wracking after loosing Lil Bit in September. Not to mention the constant nausea! I g... Read more


Monday, November 14, 2011      5 comments

For those of you not versed in the acronyms of the fertility world ... TTA means "Trying to avoid." DH surprised me this weekend by saying he'd like to TTA for a while. Long story short, "a while" means we need to pay down at least one of m... Read more

And scale victories ...

Friday, November 11, 2011      4 comments

Well, after being stuck at 187.6 for what seemed like forever, I got up this morning and found myself at 185. And my clothes have suddenly seemed significantly looser this week. To top it off, my husband can see a difference. Tomorrow I pla... Read more

Non-Scale Victories

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      6 comments

I need to focus on non-scale victories. Because for some reason the weight just isn't coming off. I've seen as low as 185.2 in the last few weeks, but the last few mornings I keep getting 187.6 staring at me. I've adjusted my goals. There i... Read more

Finally found a 5K ...

Friday, October 28, 2011      4 comments

So, I'm still doing my Couch to 5K workouts ... after tomorrow morning, I'll have one more week till I "earn" my new running shoes!! Someone asked me what 5K I was training for, and I was thinking "The 5K I'll run several times each week, d... Read more

New paths

Friday, October 21, 2011      4 comments

Yesterday evening I did my C25K after work instead of in the morning - it was just too cool in the morning, and my husband was going to be on his 24 hour shift so I knew I wouldn't be spending time with him when I got home. I did it right away -... Read more

I'm sorry that teenage girls can be so evil ...

Saturday, October 15, 2011      7 comments

Wow. I remember teenage girls being evil, but apparently they are worse? Or else I just wasn't the target of these kinds of attacks back when I was a teen. Or was I? I think my negative inner dialog is a teenager, and sometimes I wonder if it wa... Read more

Discouraged, already?

Friday, October 14, 2011      6 comments

Well, instead of the couple of initial weeks being that nice boost of weight loss that so many get, instead I feel like I'm madly treading water. This morning, I'm up 0.6 from last week. Dang it. I started working out again. I have don... Read more

Goals and Rewards

Monday, October 10, 2011      0 comments

I decided I needed a place to break down some of my goals, and the rewards I can anticipate! This will be a fluid blog, as I haven't completely broken things down yet. I'm open to ideas! Complete Week 4 of C25K - New running shoes Complet... Read more


Thursday, October 06, 2011      2 comments

So, this morning I was reading about goal setting and motivational vision. And for the first time, I really thought "Where am I going with this?? WHY do I want to lose weight/get fit?" I am fortunate to be very blessed in life ... so why am I no... Read more


Wednesday, October 05, 2011      2 comments

I have another blog, and wasn't planning to write here ... but I'm kinda laying low about my goals this time (which is one of the wonderful things about the community here! I can talk about my goals!) because in the past ... I would tell EVERYON... Read more