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Monday, July 22, 2019

Hey everyone, I'm back! I was supposed to be gone until the 29th on maternity leave but my work sent me an email telling me my leave was miscalculated and I needed to return today instead. I am sad - it was really hard leaving baby at the daycare this morning. I have absolutely loved staying home with him and if it were possible I'd want to do it full-time, but it will probably be good for me to get talking with adults again, lol. This is my favorite picture of him right now, and is currently my desktop background at work:

And not to mention exercising again. It's been so HOT that I haven't taken him out in the stroller so I gained 69lbs during my pregnancy, then another 9lbs after. I started slow in the gym this morning with the recumbent bike and my legs ached and I was dripping sweat, but I felt so good after. I hadn't even realized how much I missed working out. I am going to keep it slow this week, with machines and short miles, but I am going to try to up it a bit next week. I'm also going to sub for an injured coworker in yoga. Gotta get rid of this baby weight! Hopefully it comes off quickly. I am sure it's stuck on mostly due to my being so sedentary with baby and kitty snuggles the last 8 weeks. I've been eating like crap, too, so I know that didn't help. I got my protein in this morning and didn't need either of the morning snacks I've been having, it was nice. I'm excited to get back on track.

My school leave ends on August 5th and I start my comprehensive exams. From what I've read it's 8 weeks to write 4 12-page papers on currently unknown subjects. It's going to be hard, but if I pass then I am in the dissertation phase - so close to being done with school! Then I'll be Doctor GoodFeline!

August 4th is our anniversary, or what I consider our true anniversary - it's when my husband and I began dating, and our original wedding date (before I moved it to be sooner because of MIL). We'll have been together 17 years this year. We can't really afford to do anything special, but maybe I can convince my hubby to grab a $5 Hot n Ready pizza from Little Caesar's and pull up a movie on Netflix.
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