Sunday, July 26, 2009

...5 months Late-r

Yes, I know its been SOOOOOOO long since I have updated yall. Well, here is an update for which from now on there should be many more. The first 6 months went very interestingly to say it positively. Its was discovered in my second month that I have Fibroids (non cancerous tumors). One is about the size of a softball and blocking my birth canal. Oh and did I mention they are very painful. When the nurse told me to prepare for a very uncomfortable and painful pregnancy I did realize that those words would ring so true. Every day I am in pain to some degree and about every three and a half weeks or so it is unbearable to the point I must go to the ER.

I know that it will be all worth when Ramiyah is born. Oh yes, its a girl! I am so excited to be having daughter, just in case you are wondering her name is Hebrew and it means "God is exalted." Due to the fibroids we get to see her every month at ultrasound. It has been amazing watching her grow and now I can feel her move which is wild! We have done some shopping which has been really fun. Words cannot express my excitement.

Of course there is the whole subject of the weight gain of it all. When I found out I was pregnant I was back at 226. I am now 236 which they say is all baby (she is in the top 25% for growth). I go to the gym on a very rare basis and try to walk as much as possible. I still dance in my living room and things so I am kind of active. Now that I am not so tired anymore I am going to kick it into gear as much as I can. I have gained like a half inch in my thighs and arms and 6 inches in the belly. I will be sure to keep you all posted on my journey...I am about to play catch up on yours.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

The one I owe you & a special surprise

So this post is about a week late. I did a PT test a couple of weeks ago and MAN it kicked my butt! If you couldn't tell from my earlier posts I am OBSESSED with X-Weighted. So I decided that a good way to motivate myself was to "act" like I was on the show. I came up with the idea of taking professional "Before & After" pictures and doing a physical test "Before & After." So with Derek being in the Army stupid me thought "why don't I have him give me the PT test?" Well, he agreed and took me to the spot where they take their test and everything! I had to do push-ups, sit-ups and a ahem two mile run. The Army grades based on age and has lower standards for basic training than when you are in the Army so I figured my goal for this initial test would be to pass basic. I did really well! I passed at push-ups quite easily, and was two away from passing the sit-ups. The run is a whole different story. I was sucking on the run. I couldn't finish a half mile. I suppose that is fitting though. I did rupture my Achilles and its been less than a year since I had it repaired. Ironically though I know completely understand why Paul from X-Weighted HATES the elliptical and says its not natural. I feel like while doctors may say I couldn't finish because of my injury, that I couldn't finish because I spend most of my cardio time in the gym on the elliptical. Boy do I kick some tail on the elliptical, but that treadmill, it kicks my tail. So I decided to use the treadmill for cardio and do some weight lifting before my retrial in March. Well no sooner do I get back in the swing of things that BAM! I am hit with a blessed surprise...I AM PREGGERS!!! So know I am pretty much on a super light weight/cardio regimen until I have my first visit with the OB and she/he tells me what I can and can't do. I suppose my subscription to Muscle and Fit Hers will have to be Fit Pregnancy now. I am so excited and scared. This will be our first child. I will probably start a separate blog for the pregnancy, but I am considering keeping it all in one. I'm not sure yet. Anyhoo wanted to let you know why I hadn't posted since the last one. We've had a lot to take in. As always,


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Finally I have a moment of peace...

...So I decided to hop on in and update everyone. I am doing shot to heck, but I am still sane. Work has been crazy. Trainings, IP meetings, and getting caught up with the mess that was left for me has been absolutely crazy. I have been working about 45-50 hours per week and those aren't even including the hours that I choose not to clock because I am salary and it doesn't matter anyway. I have a great job and am glad that I am now in a space where I can breathe. I missed yall and and back 100% committed. I started a new workout routine this week and will get back on the full diet plan on the 16th. I will fill you in on all the excitement that have been going through during the past month on Friday...Oh and I have to fill you in on how I did when I took the Army's PT test. You read it right I took the Army's PT test (Push-ups, Sit-ups, 2 mile run)...Repaired Achilles and all. I'll talk about that and my motivation to do it on Friday. Well, I just wanted to give a quick update. I am here, I am back and nothing should stop me from being active.


Monday, January 12, 2009


New job, I am STRESSED!!! Going to bed early.

BTW lost 4.4lbs!!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Starting over...Sort Of/HYC check in

This one is going to be short. I have adjusted my ticker to reflect today's weigh in...217.6 and my new goal weight of 165 down from 175. Yup I am up from my last weigh in, but its a whole new year from the last one. My hope is that over the next 6 months I can lose about 35 pounds or so. I know hat may seem low to some, but I am factoring in those lovely plateaus that haunt us as well as the lovely TOM that some how leads me to the nearest candy shop. Not to mention that last time I was 165, 1999, I was about 17% body fat...I was a lean mean cheer leading machine!

I guess this year I am still on my path, yet trying to be more realistic about my lost so as to not set myself up for failure. I mean if I only lost a pound a week I can hit 165 in 52 weeks aka 1 year. I am exhausted I just came off vacation last night, got home and unpacked around 2am and worked 10 hours it is beddybie for me folks.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Quote of the week

So I figured that I should actually update my "Quote of the week" this week. I found this on a stone and thought it was a great one to start off 2009.

"Life isn't about finding yourself. It's about creating yourself."

What do you think about this one?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Years Promises Revisited

So the other day I listed my promises that I had made to myself for my health. Today I got to thinking and I decided to make so personal promises to myself as well. I could have kept them to my self, but that would only leave me to keep me accountable and that doesn't work for my fitness so why should I think its going to work for anything else. So I decided to share them with you all and that way if you ever care to you can check me on how I am doing with my health, financial and personal promises. So here they are the 20 promises I am making to my self. All of my health goals are daily, and my financial and personal goals have a timeline attached to them.

1) I will work out at least 3 days a week for at least 30 minutes.
2) I will eat 5-6 small meals a day.
3) I will eat no more than 1600 calories in a day.
4) I will log my food and exercise on everyday.
5) I will log my weight (loss or gain) every Monday.
6) I will sleep at least 7 hours a night.
7) I will not allow work functions to be a reason to go off plan.
8) I will not celebrate with food.
9) I will not allow stress to get in my way.
10) I will not make excuses!

Personal & Financial
1) I will read my bible for at east 15 minutes everyday (daily)
) I will pray everyday for someone other than myself (daily)
3) I will become more organized (on going)
4) I will make time for my cousin Edric to be in my life (next visit to Florida)
5) I will hug my father (next visit to Washington)
6) I will call my grandmother Edna at least one time per week (weekly)
7) I will stay on top of my homework (daily)
8) I will create a budget and stick to it (create by Feb 1)
9) All purchases to be made will be necessities (on going)
10) I will begin to make deposits in my savings accounts (by March 1 as budget allows)

Have a blessed 2009 and may this be the year you accomplish your goals.

Luv, Hugs, and Smooches!!!