Writing for writing's sake
This feels very deja-vu, as I've traveled this road so frequently in my life, and so perhaps these blogs are as well. Nevertheless, writing is a component in my weight loss that is absolutely necessary - I've used it to avoid eating, to satiate ... Read more
Welcome back, Carly
I became the cliche - the silent Spark page - and quickly slipped back into old habits and old excuses, despite my very new life.
And I've had a handful of these blogs over the past year - the biggest mistake being my incessant need to apol... Read more
Apologies to my SP friends
There are a few apologies I feel should be out there, but really let's just get down to it:
I have let myself go.
It's time to start this process over. I've reset all my goals and measurements and will be stepping on the scale first th... Read more
So I thought about how yesterday I not only had two forms of exercise and felt invigorated, but also used my pumping time productively enough to blog. And blogging allows me a place to decompress, but also remain accountable to some degree.
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Let's be cliche... again
My, how time flies!
I resolved over a month ago that I'd get my rear in gear and yet here I am.
There are so many things I'd like to blog about and so this may seem disjointed and half-a$$ed, but I assure you that is not my... Read more
The Art of Decompressing
First off - I never returned to finish yesterday's blog. I had a feeling that was going to happen only because as much as I love my daughter, once she's up, she's up.
My mother came to visit today, which has been much less stressful than i... Read more
Finding the Right Track
Okay. So it's been a month since having Emilia.
As you can see I am all over the place emotionally, mentally, physically, and nutritionally. This newborn, first time mom thing is A LOT more everything than I ever gave it credit for. I lo... Read more
The Dichotomy of Happiness & Frustration
Before finding SP, I typically found comfort and expression in food. Not in a "foodie" enthusiast way - like a no one is watching, shovel food down your throat, and find some momentary relief in whatever emotion "plagues" you kind of way. And ... Read more
A New Learning Curve
This new life is something to learn. Having Emilia has been wonderful, but - wow - is there a learning curve to life. I anticipated changes, but I didn't think I'd need to learn a new life. At least for now, as a newborn who strictly breastfe... Read more
Labor & Marathons
I have returned!
Last Tuesday - June 10th - my husband and I welcomed a baby girl: Emilia Jane at 6:43 pm, weighing 7 lbs 10 oz and measuring at 20 1/2 inches long. It was awesome, overwhelming, and so very rewarding. So r... Read more
Day Three - Not too shabby either.
On my last day of spring break I managed to once again stay within my calorie range and hit the pool. It helped me with my self-worth and really that's a primary focus right now. Besides my health, of course.
Now onto my new favorite part... Read more
I made it through day two, too!
Yesterday I expressed my anxiety with hitting up the pool for the first time in a long while AND the first time as a fairly pregnant lady. But, guess what? I did it!
I admittedly had to talk myself into it and evaluate what I would do oth... Read more
Surviving Day One... Again.
It sounds silly at almost 33 weeks pregnant, but I'm extremely satisfied at my ability to track and stay in range yesterday after such a reckless hiatus from SP. I love this site and all that it has to offer and this new app just guaranteed my ... Read more
32 weeks & Down and Out
I apologize in advance - I appear to be returning to the "down and out" blogs of yore... no blog comments necessary here.
Half way there.
So this time around it's an entirely different half way there. The last time I blogged about something like that it was for weight loss, but now it's pregnancy - I'm 20 weeks and 5 days.
And, man, are the hormones raging.
I've been a ... Read more
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