Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I am not sure who is going to read this blog since I've been inactive for a long time. So I guess this update is more for my accountability than anything else. A lot has happened since my last post. We settled in to living in California but moved from Sacramento to the SF Bay area to be closer to work. It's great to be here, but it is expensive to live and we are still trying to make friends. It doesn't help when one works full time and tries to adjust to live with a newborn. It was hard!!!
Motherhood has been the most magical thing to ever happen to me. My son is my joy, and he has given my husband and I everything to live for. My husband is a GREAT father and support to me as he has always been. Our son was not well for the first 6 months of his life and it was hard for us to manage caring for him while working. This past year has stressed us to the extreme. but our boy is well now, my husband and I are delighting in his antics. He is a happy child and we are blessed.
There continues to be stress in our working lives and we struggle to cope with that. But we are still grateful that our home life is a happy one.
Health wise - blah news. I was SO healthy for the first 8 months of my pregnancy but then gained tremendous weight in the last two as I was on bed rest. I lost a fair amount of it after giving birth but then gained 20 lbs (!!! YES, I know!!) 3 months post postpartum inspite of breastfeeding.
So now I'm trying to lose again (sigh). It seems so dependent on my mood as I'll kill it when I feel good and just do nothing when I feel blue (the latter seems to happen a lot more). My highest weight in 2011 was in August at 161 lbs. and size 18 ( or more depending on what I'm wearing). My current weight is 149 lbs and size 12/14. I've really worked hard to lose those pounds but am not consistent in my efforts.
My goals are to be consistent in eating clean and working out for the next three months. I think I could use this discipline in other areas of my life as well. My husband has sweetly bought me 4 workout DVDs that I really wanted (love him!!) and so I really have no reason to fail unless I sabotage myself (been known to happen).
I am also looking forward to journaling/blogging more and adding food pics to keep me accountable. I hope to make new Sparkfriends along the way and to support anyone who needs it as well.
Hurray to a great 2012 to all of us!!!