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Looking for Motivation Yet Again

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I've stalled in my weight loss journey. I have no accountability and it's been hard to keep myself on track. Yesterday I came up with the idea to start a 6 week weight loss challenge. $10 to participate. I've invited any of my Facebook friends to join but I think there is a lot of reluctance. It's scary to put myself out there. I hope there is a good turn out.

I would love to join a group of individuals who all have the same goal to get healthy and could meet with in person. Something local. Maybe have group challenges. Accountability. Support.

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 10/29/2014 5:00PM

    Good luck! You can do it!

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FEISTYLIZARD 10/29/2014 4:37PM

    This is a really good idea! I should give it a try with some of my friends. :D

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Trying to Get Back On Track!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

So its been 3 months since I've had my son Christopher and I'm still trying to get back on track. I'm eating too many calories and the only workouts I'm getting is when I take my boys on a walk which is not every day.

My doctor set a goal for me to lose 20 pounds by my next doctor appointment in November. I need to get motivated! I got a Fitbit for my birthday 2 weeks ago and it has made me more aware of how much or little I'm moving around a day. It has really helped me. Now I need to get my calorie intake under control. I've given up candy and am trying to drink less diet pop. Wish me luck!

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 8/15/2014 8:46AM

    You can do it!! Just start with that extra moving around and go from there.

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Christopher Paul- 8 days old

Thursday, May 08, 2014



Above are pictures of Christopher at 8 days old. He is such a love bug! Over the past week I've been recovering from my C - Section. At first I was pretty sore but starting to feel better. I'm told I'm not suppose to pick up my older son for 6 weeks but I just don't see how that's possible being an at home mom with a 21 month year old but doing my best not to for the first 2 weeks.

I'm not going to start tracking my food until after my 6 week check up. At that point I'll be cleared to exercise which will help me get back on track. I can't wait until I can start taking both boys on walks. Since Christopher has been born I've down 15 of the 30 pounds I gained while pregnant. I'm breastfeeding so we'll see how I average out with weight and calorie intake.

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 5/9/2014 9:23AM

    Such a cutie! Listen to your doctor. If the oldest wants to be held, have him climb up into your lap. I remember that when my youngest was born. It was tough, but it's better than opening anything back up. Take care of yourself!

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ROCKONIOWA 5/9/2014 8:48AM

    He's adorable!

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MSGO72 5/8/2014 7:49PM

  I love those puffy cheeks! He's beautiful!

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KELLYINVA 5/8/2014 7:47PM

    He's adorable - congratulations to your whole family! Take care of yourself!

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MERRYMARY42 5/8/2014 6:15PM

    what a blessing, he is beautiful, really, congratulations

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GINNABOOTS 5/8/2014 4:07PM

    How precious, he is a handsome little guy! Congratulations!

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Welcome Baby Austin!!!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014



Christopher Paul Austin born on 4/29/14 at 11:56 am
Weighting in at 9 lbs 14 oz and is 21.75 inches long

  
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BEANIES_MOM 5/12/2014 9:15AM

    Congrats!!!!! so adorable!

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KPETSCHE 4/30/2014 1:56AM

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He's a doll! Enjoy!

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ROCKONIOWA 4/29/2014 5:16PM

    Oh my goodness he is so handsome! Congrats again, and enjoy every moment!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/29/2014 4:24PM

    Congratulations! What a cutie!

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Week 31 of Pregnancy

Monday, March 03, 2014

I am in week 31 of my pregnancy and I have gained 22.5 pounds since I found out I was pregnant. In my last blog I had just found out I have gestational diabetes. Since then I have taken a class on how I needed to change my diet and workouts. I have stuck to a strict diet plan and have actually stopped gaining weight and even dropped a couple pounds. I test my blood sugar 4 times a day and test for ketones once a day. It's been a quite an eye opener. This makes me want to eat healthier long after I have my little boy. Having to constantly count my carb choices and remember to test my blood on time is a bit annoying but doable. The hard part is finding out which food choices work best for me. I have found that there's some foods I can technically have but my body doesn't react well to and causes my blood sugars to spike. I have gone back to walking on the treadmill about 30 minutes every day since its too cold to walk outside. In addition to the changes in my diet, I also need to see my doctor weekly instead of biweekly. I need to have additional ultrasounds done at 32 and 37 weeks. Which is weird. With my first pregnancy, it was pretty uneventful. Only had 1 ultrasound done at 20 weeks. With this pregnancy I will have had one done at 12, 20, 32 and 37 weeks. I only pray that the next 9 weeks go smoothly.

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 3/4/2014 1:18PM

    Sounds like things are going well! Keep taking care of yourself and that baby!

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ROCKONIOWA 3/4/2014 8:29AM

    You are doing a great job! Praying the next 9 weeks go by quickly for you!

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BEANIES_MOM 3/4/2014 6:36AM

    Happy to see you have been doing well with making the adjustments to manage the diabetes. I hope the next 9 weeks go great for you. I am sure they are gonna fly by lol.

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 3/3/2014 11:37PM

    Sounds like it's quite an adjustment for you! But I believe the diabetes sorts itself out after baby is born. Only a few more weeks to go!

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