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I'm back!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wow, its been an amazing 9 months. I gave birth to a healthy baby boy on November 4th. HE came 7 weeks early but was perfect in everyway. AFter a one month stay in the hospital, he came home on December 4th and the party has been going nonstop since. I'm over the month, as is my husband and our 6 year old.

I am 6 weeks postpartum, after having a c-section again, and ready to start working out. My doctor has cleared me for a gentle return and I plan to do just that. Tonight was my first workout and I kept it slow and steady. Here's what I did:
- Squats
- modified push-ups (these hurt so I'm not ready for them yet)
- walking in place will doing bicep curls, overhead presses, rows and kickbacks)
- leg lifts

Not much but even enough to get the heart rate going. I will easing back into things but I am committed to losing 30 pounds by the summer and before we try for baby #3.

I've missed this place!

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JUNEAU2010 12/16/2014 9:11PM


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BARBERSARAH 12/16/2014 9:02PM

    glad to have you back!! Congratulations on the baby!!

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Guess what? I'm pregnant!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

It's been a few months and boy what a whirlwind it has been. After trying for a year and finally deciding to give up, I found out that I was pregnant on my April 20. Talk about surprised! Hubby and I are over moon and can't wait to meet this little one in December. How weird is it that one of my goals was to get pregnant by December 2014 and I'm due December 25th, 2014?

Anyway, I'm 13 weeks and doing well. Things are progressing smoothly and I'm making sure I'm taking care of myself. I will probably be spending more time around here as I continue through my pregnancy and postpartum. We are going to immediately start working on another one cheers to the next 5 months!

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MRSBLAK43 7/25/2014 11:27AM


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PLUSCHOCOLATE08 6/24/2014 7:26PM

    emoticon emoticon Congrats on the new life Soror emoticon emoticon

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KIBAISREADY 6/19/2014 5:22AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon What exciting news. I'm so happy for you all. Wishing you a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby.

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KIBAISREADY 6/19/2014 5:21AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon What exciting news. I'm so happy for you all. Wishing you a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby.

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SIOL55 6/18/2014 10:11PM

  emoticon Remember to eat healthy. You're eating for two now.

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Checking -In

Monday, March 10, 2014

Wow, I've been gone for 66 days. Whew! So much has happened but I'm not even sure where to begin....

Work has been crazy since, oh, I started with the company over a year ago. It's a good crazy though so I'm happy. I'm also teaching at the college-level too. At my undergraduate alma mater as well. Things are going so well that they have invited me to teach two classes in the fall.

My health has been ok but I did go to the doc for some issues. Nothing major but I wanted to make sure everything was ok my end. Turns out, everything is FANTASTIC and that I'm good to go. I'm still moving and using my FitBit to help me with everything (you guys HAVE to get one of these). I lost 5 pounds in January and didn't even realize it because I avoided the scale like the plague.

Marriage is going good. We are almost at the one year mark. I can't believe how fast time is going by. We are still learning each other but things are good. We have our honeymoon scheduled and booked so I can't wait!

Other than that, things are good. Just trying to get back into the swing of things over here


Merry Christmas! (belated) and Happy New Year (coming soon)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Hi everyone! I don't know about you but I had a fantastic Christmas! Not only did I keep those 3 pounds off, but I have managed to not gain any despite my lackluster efforts of working out. I have stuck to having only one plate of food during meals (no seconds) and overloading on water. Hubby and I are thinking about juicing starting next week for a week to see how it goes. I feel like I need to detox and purge my system.

I'm also starting a 21 day challenge with a personal trainer that I adore. Should go pretty well.

I'm still making a comittment to moving 20-30 minutes a day and plan to come up with some attainable goals for 2014.

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GEORGE815 1/3/2014 7:56PM

    Great. Can't wait till then. Happy New Year!

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It's Monday

Monday, December 16, 2013

I think I celebrated the success of my 3 pound weight loss a little too quickly because i feel like I ate nothing but junk all weekend. Let's recap:

Friday night - High fiber spaghetti.

Saturday - I cooked brunch and invited my parents over. We had salmon croquettes, biscuits (I only had one), sausage ( I didn't have any), grits and juice. I let myself indulge in the salmon but I didn't really eat much else. I did, however, have about 4 7 oz cups of juice. emoticon Lunch that afternoon was....some leftover pico de gallo with tortilla chips and leftover spaghetti I cooked the night before. i munched all night on various things (chips, an apple, almonds). I just kept munching! I had leftover spaghetti for dinner too.

Sunday - didn't eat breakfast at all. Lunch was an order of corn nuggets and 2 peach muffins with a strawberry lemondae emoticon I didnt mean to eat that but I was out running errands and remembered that I didn't eat and needed something on my stomach. Dinner was baked chicken with sauteed zucchini and squash and corn, with a half of cup of white rice.

I munched throughout the night on pico de gallo (I'm hooked on pico de gallo right now. At least it's healthy) whenever I got hungry so that I wouldn't eat any junk food.

I didnt' work out at all since I try to take the weekends off to rest but I did manage to get to bed early.

How was your weekend?

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GEORGE815 12/18/2013 6:55AM

    Maybe have smaller celebrations. But successes are great.

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GEORGE815 12/18/2013 6:55AM

    Maybe have smaller celebrations. But successes are great.

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