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Tame Your Sweet Tooth - End of Week 1

Wednesday, October 02, 2013      0 comments

On Day 3 (Fri night), we went to a friend's birthday party. Luckily, there was no cake. There were small bowls of different flavors of Hershey's Kisses. I limited myself to just three. On Day 4 of Week 1, I came down with a cold. Bein... Read more

Day 2 of Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge

Friday, September 27, 2013      0 comments

As I left the first day, I was worried that DH might buy one of The Stand's yummy brownies and it would tempt me. Well, he did buy one. As we were ordering, he set it on the counter and LO grabbed it without us noticing and took a bite -- righ... Read more

Started the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013      3 comments

Just started this because my cravings for chocolate and other sweet things has been bad lately. To-do for week 1 is to keep track of what I eat and note cravings. Well, I had been keeping a running tab of all of this in an open "add a blog ent... Read more

Welcome baby Aja!

Sunday, December 02, 2012      5 comments

Here's her birth story: Aja Josephine Acosta was born Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm. She was 6 lbs 4 oz and 20 inches long. She's still in the NICU until tomorrow, ... Read more

5 months down - so far, so good!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012      3 comments

I'm now offiically 5 months pregnant! It's hard to believe my pregnancy is half over already. Seems like it's going fast. It's been an easy pregnancy so far - no morning sickn... Read more

Change of goals for this year -- we're expecting!

Sunday, May 27, 2012      3 comments

After three years of trying to get pregnant, we finally did it! We spent way too much money on failed fertility treatments: various drugs, 3 IUIs, 2 IVFs. (Luckily my mom paid for a lot of it b/c she believed in it and could afford it). Aft... Read more

Starting over & setting some goals

Tuesday, January 10, 2012      1 comments

I gained weight over the last couple of months. I allowed myself to indulge a little during the holidays and slacked off on the exercise big time. I'm back up to where I was when I started with SparkPeople around 5 years ago (though in better ... Read more

Moving on

Tuesday, November 15, 2011      1 comments

The IVF failed again. I don't think we'll try again. The odds of success are low and getting lower the older I get. Its not worth the cost, not only monetarily, but also physically and emotionally. It's kind of a relief not to worry about tr... Read more

Looking forward to dance class again!

Monday, August 29, 2011      0 comments

Due to all the IVF-related stuff, I haven't been to either of my dance classes for 3-4 weeks now. I think it may have been 5 weeks for my Monday class. I did go to a special zill drill class the day before I found out the IVF results, but I fo... Read more

Test was negative :(

Friday, August 19, 2011      2 comments

Found out yesterday that the IVF didn't work this time. So disappointing. And frustrating since I had to deal with so many injections and blood tests and other uncomfortable things, all while giving up many enjoyable things. I know it's all ... Read more

An abundance of veggies

Monday, August 15, 2011      2 comments

Yesterday, my friend took me out to her extremely abundant garden and harvested all kinds of eggplant, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, bell pepper, chili peppers, and basil. Plus she gave me a dozen eggs laid by the fancy chickens she and her husband... Read more

No exercise for a while, but.....fingers crossed

Sunday, August 07, 2011      3 comments

After over a year of trying to conceive, Hubby and I have resorted to more scientific methods. For the last 9 months or so, I've been taking various fertility drugs in differing combinations and doses. At times, they've made me feel not so gre... Read more

Did it!

Monday, March 21, 2011      4 comments

I performed my first public belly dance solo yesterday at the Dancer's Swap Meet. It went pretty well and I'm glad I did it. The day started off a little rough. I went early to help set up & to check out the stage. I stayed longer than I ... Read more

Just signed up

Monday, February 28, 2011      5 comments

Well, I did it. I just signed up to perform at our local Belly Dance Swap Meet. It'll be my first public solo. I've decided to use the same song I danced to for my class recital in December and maybe tack on a short drum solo. And I'm going... Read more

My first solo

Tuesday, December 14, 2010      2 comments

In belly dance class on Thursday, I performed my first solo. It was only in front of my teacher & classmates, but it was a start. Technically, I did a solo once before at my previous teacher's birthday party. But that one was very casual and ... Read more


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