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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Day 2183- Six Years With SparkPeople
Sunday, December 03, 2017      75 comments

It's my six year Sparkiversary! I've been gone for a month and a half, but to be honest I haven't been focused on my eating truly since Henry was born. Some days I'm so busy or tired I forget to eat. Other days, I feel like I'm starvi... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Day 2136- How Do People Do It?
Tuesday, October 17, 2017      64 comments

I was originally going to title this, how do Mom's do it, then realized there are plenty of stay at home dad's as well. Yes, I am alive. J.D. and Henry are great. Henry has 6 teeth with two more on the way and isn't even 6 months yet... ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Day 2089- So You're About to Start Your First Whole30
Thursday, August 31, 2017      40 comments

I know a few of you, including you OBIESMOM2, are starting a Whole30 on September 1st. So I figured I'd give you my take on what you need and what to expect. If you've read the book It Starts With Food, you will already know a lot ab... Read more
Day 2088- Whole30 Day 8
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      40 comments

Sorry I broke my streak. Henry has been having a rough time adjusting to his teeth, and hasn't been sleeping great, and when he finally went to bed, I just followed him and forgot to write. This weekend was okay, but sadly, J.D.'s grandfat... Read more
Day 2084- Whole30 Day 4
Friday, August 25, 2017      43 comments

This morning was Henry's 4 month appointment. And oh my gosh, a second tooth came in overnight! So crazy. He's growing just fine though he's only 25th percentile for weight so he's a skinny baby! JD and I both had weight issues growing up so w... Read more
Day 2083- Make It Work
Thursday, August 24, 2017      45 comments

Okay, so how many of you watch Project Runway and know that phrase from Tim Gunn? Make it work. So today is Day 3 of Whole 30. I had the same breakfast. I think I'm lucky in that it doesn't bother me to eat the same breakfast every morning... Read more
Day 2082- Whole30 Day 2
Wednesday, August 23, 2017      41 comments

Last night was rough sleep wise. Henry was fine, but I couldn't sleep well at all. I woke up at 12, 1:30, Henry woke up at 3:30, then I woke up at 5 and 6. I'm wondering if maybe my first day without sugar led to me not sleeping as well, b... Read more
Day 2081- Whole30 Day 1
Tuesday, August 22, 2017      41 comments

Breakfast: Chef Bruce Aidell's Chicken and apple sausage, two scrambled eggs and salsa. Mid-morning snack: Apple Pie Larabar and peach Lunch: Two Applegate hotdogs with yellow mustard. Sweet potato, asparagus and onion hash. Grapes. Aftern... Read more
Day 2080- Another Rough Day
Monday, August 21, 2017      45 comments

It's amazing how quickly plans change when you've got a crying baby. Didn't get much done at all today. I don't know how single working parents accomplish anything. Henry was just not happy today unless he was near or on me. But he's asleep now.... Read more
Day 2079- Growth Spurt
Sunday, August 20, 2017      39 comments

Today revolved around Henry eating and sleeping. I think he's going through his 4 month growth spurt a few days early. It's been exhausting and I don't have much else to say. I hope to spend tomorrow meal prepping for Whole30. Now to bed. Here... Read more
Day 2078- Tired Saturday
Saturday, August 19, 2017      50 comments

Didn't get quality sleep last night, not sure why but woke up tired. J.D. and I took his sister, cousin and Henry to a local berry farm to pick blackberries and raspberries. I couldn't help but dress Henry up as my little farmer. ... Read more
Day 2077- Another Good Day
Friday, August 18, 2017      42 comments

Today was the first time I put Henry down in the crib and he just took a nap after less than 2 minutes of crying. It was great. Then when J.D. got home from work, we went on a jog with Henry. Well J.D. jogged, and I had to walk a lot... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Day 2076- Today Was A Good Day
Thursday, August 17, 2017      61 comments

This morning, I woke up when Henry woke up at 7am. We lounged around the house a bit, and then I decided to take him for a walk. I drove over to my parents neighborhood, hoping to get one or both of them to join me, but my dad had a lunch meetin... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Day 2075- Why Did I Start All Of This?
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      118 comments

When I started on SparkPeople almost 6 years ago, I had seen myself on TV and was ashamed of how big I was. I wasn't engaged, but had been with my boyfriend for 4 years and had dreams of getting married and feeling great on my wedding day, and h... Read more
Day 2037- Summer Sickness
Sunday, July 09, 2017      49 comments

I don't know how I do it, but I somehow always seem to get sick at least once a summer. This time it started on Monday, and I thought it was allergies but it got progressively worse. It turned out to be an upper respiratory infection and a... Read more

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