oh hi! remember me? (i feel like i always start blog posts like this because i’m awful at checking in)
lets catch up, shall we?
work: work has been k i l l i n g me, lately. i knew my promotion to budget accountant was going to be a big step, but i didn’t realize QUITE how much more work was going to involved. in the last 4 months, i’ve been working weekends, anywhere from 6am-6/7pm, coming home, eating dinner, then working some more. its been stressful, but the brunt of the work is over, for awhile at least, so i’m breathing easy and trying to take some days off for mental health.
personal life: did i mention i’m gonna be a momma? EEEEEEEK! i want to scream i’m so happy! barbara was officially 15 weeks pregnant this past saturday! she has a little bump and its the cutest thing i’ve ever seen. i even got to feel a few flutters saturday night! her first trimester was KILLER. she had all-day sickness (not just morning) and had tons of food aversions. no weird cravings as of yet, really. the second trimester has been going good, so far! shes tired a lot, but i don’t blame her, SHE’S GROWING A HUMAN. she said the baby hates showers (he/she starts to kick and move around a lot as soon as the water hits her belly) and LOVES dessert 🙂 we already have names picked out, the initials will be T K M regardless of gender, and we’re using the same first name either way, just the middle name will change. our next appointment is august 10th, so hopefully we will find out the sex of the baby then! her due date is january 16, 2016 which is only a few days before her birthday on the 22nd!
also, i always thought it was so annoying when people would say they were “however many weeks pregnant” because then i would have to sit there and figure out how many months, but so much changes week to week, i get it now! whoops!
weight loss/banded life: weight loss has been sloooooow, which i’m totally OK with since work has been SUPER stressful. i’d rather maintain than gain, obviously, so the fact that my weight hasn’t changed much is fine with me. with long work hours, i used the excuse that i was too tired or didn’t have time to workout.. i’m not mad at myself, i just know my body could have been a lot farther than it is right now if i had stuck with it. my weight fluctuates anywhere from 226-231 depending on the time of day and time of month, currently. but, i have lost a pant size and now wear a size 14! i haven’t been able to say that since high school! my eating has been less than stellar, but as soon as i ‘slip up’ or let myself indulge, i try to get back on track and start fresh. i have to say, i’m in SUCH an AMAZING place mentally these days. my urges to binge have been non-existent lately, even with the life stresses and i think that speaks volumes. i’m excited at how much progress i’ve made mentally over the last few months, which i think, is even better than the physical.
i had a few issues with my band, which i talked about on instagram a little. my band was getting to be SO TIGHT that i couldn’t eat real food, only soft food like applesauce and soups/protein shakes. i went to my doctor and had everything checked out. come to find out, it was just stress that was causing the issues and there was nothing wrong with my actual band placement or anything. she did take the little-est bit of liquid out just to help with getting food down and i already feel ten times better!
here is an updated before and during:
i’m happy with where i’m at, but i would also like to see what else i can accomplish. i’m currently considering a whole30 in september just to see how my body reacts without dairy and added/fake sugars, since that’s the only thing that keeps the majority of my diet from being strict paleo/whole30 compliant! i know quite a few people who have done amazing with the program and seem to really enjoy it, so its a serious possibility.. but… i love cheese. haha
anyways, sorry for being so off and on with this blogging thing! i’m going to truly make a point to blog at least weekly, even if its just saying hi and sharing some pictures from my day! i’ll be stopping back in tonight or tomorrow to share a recipe that i plan on making tonight! so stay tuned!