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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Why hello there! Hello…? Yes, I realize it has been A WHILE and I have two very good excuses:


May 2013


We welcomed our second child last May AND we moved 3 months after that. This mama was buried and just clicked into "survival" mode. Sleep-deprived, disorganized chaos ensued. Somehow, I'm merely 10lbs (about 142) above my pre-pregnancy weight (thank goodness for well-establihed good habits!) and I'll take it and be glad for small blessings. I don't have far to go; however, I do have a bit of a tougher road to get there than I've experienced yet in my life. My old, geriatric 37-year-old body has been put through the ringer with the last pregnancy and I'm still in physical therapy for severe hip and back pain. So eating as cleanly as I can and just dabbling, very gently, into a tiny bit of yoga. No real workouts happening other than lugging babies :)

I'm very happy though, as I enter this new season of my life. It's been interesting making choices now based on the needs of not just myself, but my two little people who depend on me. And while I'd love to be hardcore about whipping myself back into shape, if I make my back pain worse and end up being short-tempered with my children, it is just not worth it. So I'm finding my way and trying to be gentle and accepting of myself exactly where I am in my life. Now, don't get me wrong--I'd love my jeans to be slightly less snug before fall, so I'm here for a reason, and hoping to continue to find the same amazing, "no-judgement" support for which SP has always been an excellent resource.

Plus, I just want to be my best me for these people!
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  • SARASMILINGINKC
    Glad to see you here! Beautiful family, Karen! You may be 10 lbs up but look so very happy!

    I am really sorry about the back pain. With that and the two kiddos I doubt you are up to reviving our old "Partner" days, but just so you know, I am Sparking every day, maybe not tracking every morsel and gulp, but trying hard to let go of the 10 lbs that found their way back to me, so scream if you need any moral support!
    2593 days ago
  • AGGIEKBEAR03
    Welcome back and congrats on the new baby girl! Both your kids are adorable!
    2593 days ago
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    I loved reading this blog. You give me hope that I can do this with 2 kids and still be the amazing me. That is what I want!!!!
    2593 days ago
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