Lose Weight Before I get pregnant again???


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Ok, so I gained 50 pounds when I got pregnant with our first bundle of joy and I  have since lost all of the weight.  The problem?  When we moved in with my parents while we saved money and built a new home (before baby) I put on an additional 15 pounds.  It’s those 15 that won’t seem to come off and I want to lose.  I feel like I’m in college and I’m talking about the “freshman 15” again and it SUCKS. 

Except the baby is OUT, in my case.

My husband and I have already started to try for baby #2 and I am still haunted by these 15 pounds.  I WANT SO BADLY TO SHED MY FRAME OF THEM!  We started the P90X workout program six weeks ago and, let me tell ya…It’s hard core!  Three weeks into the program, my husband left for Chicago for work and we took a week off.  I took a week off and ate cookies and cream ice cream.  Funny thing about that?  I lost 5 pounds after being stagnant for weeks!  I credit the ice cream!  I think my body felt like it was in starvation mode because it missed it’s frozen goodness.  🙂 

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So, anyway, I’m still not successfully pregnant and a friend and I were talking about weight loss again today.  We talked about how we both want to lose more weight before we get pregnant for the second time but, we are just tired and unmotivated.  Ugh!  As much as I would like to see this happen, I balance this ideal with the idea that it’s not important.  Mom’s all go through the battle of the bulge (or at least most do) so I am also almost resigned to the fact that I’m not alone and eventually I’ll be done having babies and I can lose it then.  I also have this notion that I will not gain as much weight with baby #2 because I won’t be eating each meal like it’s my last.  Am I dreaming?  Should I even worry about it?  It’s  just 15 pounds, right?  Who cares if I still haven’t squeezed my tush back into the clothes I once wore pre-pregnancy and pre-parents house!  Who cares if they’ll be out of style when I eventually fit back into them!  That’s just all the more reason to shop for a new wardrobe, right?  Should I just throw them out or would you say there’s still hope?  Is anyone out there?  I have yet to receive a comment on my blog since I started posting again so I may be typing to the air.  If you are out there and have some feedback, suggestions, opinions, or help, please share! 

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Let me know your thoughts…even though I’ve eaten six cookies, while I’ve typed this, I’m seeking encouragement, wisdom, or direction!  There is a problem with my puzzle…I do know that I need to examine my eating habits and eliminate what isn’t working (um…six chocolate chip/butterscotch chip cookies?).  I also know that I need to exercise more and those two things combined, will likely work to help me achieve my goals.  I just can’t get motivated.  Perhaps the other mothers out there, who have successfully lost the weight before baby #2 can offer advice?  Are you one of them?  Are you out there?  Give me a holla! 

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Aches, Pains, and Droopy Eyelids

  Well, after much toil, teamwork and (at times) strife, our house is finally FOR SALE! Nancy (our Realtor) came by last night to finalize the paperwork and discuss the plan. Today I am taking pictures of the house and sending them to her, and hopefully by tonight, we will have a full, complete listing in the multi-listing directory! Yippee!!! Now with it all said and just about done, in reflection, the thoughts that come to mind… “Anthony and I are a Great Team!” “OH, does my body ache and my eyelids are BEGGING to close!”

Alas, I cannot indulge in my desires for a rest just yet because we are going to Pa. this weekend and will be leaving when Anthony gets home from work and we get the car packed. So, in addition to the photographs I have to take of the house, I have packing to do. And this trip is going to be a first…we are taking ALL THREE DOGS with us!  And not only that, this will be the first LONG road trip for Bam and Bella.  Normally, we take Bam and Bella to Anthony’s mom’s house, and we take little Sadie Magoo with us, but being that Anthony and I have plans to move in with my parents for a while, while our new house gets built (after the sale of the one we are in), my mom suggested we bring everyone to test the waters.  Soooo, we are all excited, and very curious to see how Bam and Bella get along with my mom and dad’s dog, Chelsea, and can’t wait to relax!  Did I mention I’m pooped?

     Once the online listing is available, I’ll share it on my blog.  Hopefully we will be fortunate ad it will have a quick sale.  🙂  In the meantime, I am going to catch up on some reading while everything is packed away and my plan is to take it easy…at least as easy as I can.  There are still things to be done, but I SOOOO need a rest.  In fact, I may just go back to bed because I’m about to fall onto my laptop…and I would much rather fall onto my pillow.  🙂

Oh!  Before I go…I was so excited to find that I was featured in Etsy’s Storque again!  Vadjutka did an article on photographing jewelry and included mention of my adorable Cherry Drop Earrings!  Yay!

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If you’re interested in learning more about photographing jewelry, CLICK HERE to read the one in the Storque.  It’s in their How-To section and is titled, “How-to Photograph Jewelry: Get the Basics with Vadjutka.” It’s a good article – easy to read and understand for the average every-day photographer. 

Well, I’m off to bed – to take a delayed snooze… As usual, I got up to make Anthony’s lunch and generally I stay awake, but today… I’m going back to bed.  🙂 

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🙂 Wish us luck and say a prayer that our house sells quickly!  Have a wonderful day! 🙂