SP Premium
40,000-49,999 SparkPoints 44,969

Back Attack

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Howdy, pahtnas! I'm back...KIND OF...but I'm here. I'm tracking my food best I can, and TRYING to find time to workout more than my 15-20 minute walk with my lil guy in his stroller. But that's about it. Hubby and I are gonna try the "macros diet" next week. I'm honestly not sure how I feel about it, but I like the idea that I get to eat "what I want", and it's very protein centric which I feel that we both need more of. He's kinda lethargic, and I know that it helps you feel full. My concerns with trying the "macros" thing is how expensive most protein sources are. BUT we're gonna give it a few months just to see how it fits into our lifestyle. Otherwise we'll do a modified version of it with basic calorie counting. Here's hoping it works out... I have no idea how I'm gonna get like 140 grams of Proteins per day! Ai yi yi!

THIS IS HOW BIG I GOT... one week before I gave birth:

So sorry it took me so long to update y'all on it! I can share the birth story briefly. It was late June, and I had just finished my FT job for good on Friday. My Mom was gonna come down on that Sunday evening to help me around the house because I was due in the next two weeks and she wanted to help me out because I could barely do anything. She was super helpful, and I was grateful for it. That Tuesday, we had a few errands to run including my ob/gyn appoitnment, then we ate PHENOMENAL breakfast at the most amazing breakfast joint around here in Nashville called "Biscuit Love" and I had their french toast (yes... biscuit french toast!!!!) with their special bacon and some fresh squeezed orange juice. Later that day we got a pedicure and she made me my very favorite meal and bought me ice cream. OH MAN, it was a great day. Around 7pm that day, my back started aching. I tried to get comfy, but couldn't. I started to down water and walk around because when you have Braxton Hicks contractions (fake ones), if you drink water and move around it usually goes away. I assumed it was either that or just a sore back. But then it got worse around 10pm that night where I started writhing in pain... and it got closer and closer together. The best way to describe the pain is think of thousands of knives being stabbed in your back all at the same time. Yah. That's it. SOOOO...we called the doctor and they said if it's still that way after two hours, or gets closer, call them and come in. UH, ya it did. So we went in. I go there about 2am and continued to labor (with epidural which was AMAZING) until about 2pm that Wednesday and gave birth to my beautiful son, Owen! I only pushed for 30 minutes (7 rounds of pushing). It really wasn't that bad (because of the epidural). I had a small tear after the episiotomy, but that's fine. That was the most painful part of the recovery, actually. And that evening I had to get a catheter reinserted into me so I could empty my bladder as I still couldn't pee on my own. It's kinda funny because small things become huge deals after your body goes something as traumatic as that. It was amazing...horrible... and wonderful all at the same time.

Here are some pics of us on the day of...

Some more pics...

(That was his Halloween Costume)

SO HOPEFULLY THAT CAUGHT YOU UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry it took me like...FIVE MONTHS. haha But I am back! I'm trying to get back into a routine. I'd love to hear about you and what y'all are up to! I'm currently at 175 pounds, and want to get down to at least 150 pounds before me and the hubby start trying officially for baby number two this coming summer. SOOOO, if I can be 150 by mid July, that'd make my day!

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    emoticon Wow!!! I missed this! Congratulations! What a cutie! I am so happy for you. I don't know if you will read this or not. I wonder if you have had your second child by now. I hope all is going well for you and your beautiful family. I am doing well. I did manage to gain up to my previous highest weight almost 171 lbs. So working on losing it again. Take good care of yourself. emoticon
    1028 days ago
  • TINK053184
    1530 days ago
  • TINK053184
    OMG!!! Congratulations on your new baby. He is SOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!! You are a beautiful new mother. Glad to be your Sparkfriend. :)
    I got married on OCT 28, 2016, and I became a stepmom of a beautiful 13 year old daughter. I've picked up some pounds too. How did I manage to gain 11 pounds in a month and a half??
    Anyway, moving forward...back on track. Here we go again! Congratulations on your new baby!!
    1530 days ago
    Oh my gosh! Your little guy is crazy cute! Congratulations on entering into the hardest, most rewarding job you will ever have! I love all 4 of my kiddos and wouldn't trade them for the world...even though sometimes I try to barter them for some alone time! Ha ha! Just kidding! Enjoy those little moments as they grow up so fast. I promise, he will be 14 before you know it! Congratulations again!
    1542 days ago
  • KRISSY82
    I'm so glad you are back! Thank you for sharing the pictures (adorable) and your birth story. :)

    Good luck with the new diet. I'm pretty protein deficient myself as I am not a fan of meat, and you can only eat so much beans, haha!
    1549 days ago
    Hello! So glad you see you back! I am coming back around the same time! I don't know about the macro's diet so I look forward to hearing more about it from you. The pictures are beautiful!
    What an adorable baby.
    Can't wait to catch up with you.
    1553 days ago
    1554 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.