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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wow, I feel like I was gone for months!

So, for those of you who are wondering why I went MIA for a while, here's a short explanation, and some updates.

My sister and her children (twin 2-year-old girls and a 3-year-old-boy) came to visit us from NC for 2 weeks. I'm not going to bore you all with all the details but it was quite hectic and stressful. Having 5 small children under one roof is just way too much for me to handle! I'm still not sure how, but we managed to survive! haha

Anyway, during this time, I didn't track any foods and only got to excercise 4x (2 zumba classes and 2 yoga classes). We ate out quite a bit and honestly I wasn't really mindful of what I ate. I didn't fully blow it either. I was still trying to be conscious and make the healthier choices but I wasn't always successful emoticon Yet, I still managed to gain about 2 lbs. emoticon
I think the main problem was that I really had no time to exercise and eating more than normal of course I gained. But I'm not too bummed about it. I've lost more than 35lbs already, what's another 2lbs right? RIGH?? lol

For those of you interested in the mirena story, let me tell you it's been quite a rollercoaster! I can't say it's been horrible but not very pleasant either. (TMI WARNING!) I think I got like 3 periods in a row! I would bleed (quite heavily) for a few days, then stop, then start again, then stop, and so on. The last "period" ended a couple of days ago. I'm waiting to see if it'll start again. On top of that, I've been having a few headaches here and there (the kind I'd get right before my period once in a while) and a few dizzy spells too. They may or may not be related to the hormone craze but it's not normal for me. Also, I have been breaking out quite a bit too. Right now my back is just yucky! Hopefully all this stuff will go away (or at least get better) once my body adjusts to the lack of hormones from the IUD.

Also, I have my tubal surgery scheduled for Friday morning. I'm not really nervous about it but I'm looking forward to having it done and get it over with. Especially after these two weeks with my sister and her kids here, I'm more sure than ever that I want to have this done! Everyday, I am more convinced that I do not want to have any more children. I love my kids to death and I'm very happy with my family right now. I do not want to start over with another baby. It's just not for me.
The only thing I'm kind of sad about having the surgery done THIS week is the fact that I'm going to miss the last two games of my baseball little league team emoticon. Don't ask me why but it's really bothering me that I won't be there with my other 8 boys for their last 2 games. =) At least I should be able to attend the annual picnic since it'll take place about 3 weeks after the surgery.
Oh and also, the fact that after the surgery, I won't be able to exercise for about a week or so. emoticon I guess I'll have to start re-training my body after the recovery process. Which brings me to my last topic of this blog: I just realized that I'm probably not going to be able to meet my goal weight by my birthday in July like I originally planned. I'll plug the numbers in my tracker again to see where it puts me in terms of time. I don't really mind taking longer to get to my GW. Heck it took me years to put this weight on, losing it all in months vs. years is a win in my book!

Anyhow, this week I'm going to start tracking again and exercise as much as I can in preparation for the surgery. Once the recovery is done, I'll ease back into my exercise routine and work a little harder to reach my goal weight at some point before the summer is over. Hmm I think I just set a new goal! haha

I wish I could catch up to what y'all have been up to lately but I'm sure I won't be able to read 2 weeks worth of blogs and status updates! I'll try to though!

Hope everyone is doing well.

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Erika.
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  • AUSTINNICO
    Welcome back! And thanks for sharing what you're going thru with the Mirena, it makes me feel more prepared for when I'm ready to get mine removed =0/
    3645 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5993674
    I'm also trying to catch up after being MIA for about 2 weeks. WE CAN BOTH DO THIS!! =)
    3645 days ago
  • KAURAKITTEN
    I think the surgery is more important than the weight loss right now. You've made a decision and you need to stick to it. I'm sorry you have to miss the baseball games though :(
    3645 days ago
  • ILIKECACTI
    welcome back! good luck with the surgery! i'm sure you will do great and those 2 lbs plus more will come off in no time!
    3646 days ago
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