Tame Your Sweet Tooth - End of Week 1
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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
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!
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 :(
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
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
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
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
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
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