Day 2075- Why Did I Start All Of This?
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
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
Day 2031- 6 Years, 7 Months
6 Years and 7 Months adds up to 2031 days on SparkPeople. How crazy is that?
When I started this journey December 3, 2011, I was 275 pounds and miserable.
My lowest weight ever was on my 25th birthday, when I weighed 173.8 pounds.
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Day 2001- Another Whole30 Begins
So Henry has sounded very congested the past few days, so I went to the doctor on Wednesday and we discussed how he's been spitting up and throwing up. She said it may be because of the dairy I consume, and suggested I go off it to see how he re... Read more
Day 1996- How 10 Years Were Almost Gone In A Second
On Saturday May 27, 2017, J.D. and I celebrated our 10 year dating anniversary. I am so lucky to be with a man whom I love more and more each day.
However, on Wednesday, May 24th, J.D. was riding his bike home from work, as he does most da... Read more
Day 1979- Now About My Weight Gain
And now the blog we've all been waiting for.
Actually I doubt that. I don't think there are very many SparkPeople who actually want to see people fail.
And I don't really feel as though I've failed. I originally joined SparkPeople be... Read more
Day 1973- Welcome to the World Henry
On April 25, 2017 our lives changed forever. At 12:15 am, Henry entered the world at 7lbs, 9 oz and 19.75 inches long.
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Day 1958- Well, Looks Like Sunday/Monday is the Day!
I had a follow up appointment on Thursday to check my blood pressure again. It was 135/88. Too high for the doctor's liking. After much discussion (which I greatly appreciated) the doctor I saw on Thursday convinced me that it is in both mine an... Read more
Day 1956- Scary Day Yesterday But I'm Okay
Sunday night I started getting a migraine, which I'd been lucky enough to have avoided for 16 weeks. I tried to deal with it all day Monday, taking magnesium and staying hydrated as directed by my doctor, as well as taking some Benadryl with the... Read more
Day 1934- Good News From The Doctor
I had my ultrasound today to check to see if the baby was breech and if my placenta was too low. Discussion of a c-section would have been the result had either of those been the case, however, Baby Bobcat is head down and my placenta moved up, ... Read more
Day 1930- It's Been A While
Allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is Jan-Marie, and I joined Sparkpeople in December of 2011, weighing 275 pounds incredibly unhappy with myself. I was in graduate school and finally felt ready to commit to something.
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Day 1874- Fingers Crossed
It's crazy how fast the days seem to pass. I'm now 26 weeks pregnant. This pic is from a few weeks back. Some days I feel like I barely look pregnant, just overweight. Other days, the bump is out in full form.
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Day 1850- Happy New Year!
I hope you all had happy holidays and enjoyed celebrating the New Year. If you remember, last year started with a bang for me, when J.D. and I were in a hit and run car accident that totaled my car. This year was much more bori... Read more
Day 1814- I'm Okay! And Back in Ohio!
Wow, a month away!
Sorry to have been gone so long. It has been a whirlwind.
Last I wrote, we finally had confirmation that J.D. had a job and we were moving back to Ohio.
And now, as I'm typing, I'm sitting in the library I lit... Read more
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1782- What They Don't Tell You About Pregnancy
First off, I don't know who "they" are that I'm referencing. Especially since I've spent hours upon hours reading pregnancy forums comparing symptoms, looking at ultrasounds, asking for advice.
However, today I decided to come back to Spar... Read more