Thursday, October 1, 2009

connect the dots

i have decided that my face looks like a connect the dots puzzle.  do you guys remember those?  i used to love them...on paper.  on my face?  not so much.  no amount of concealer could cover up these monsters.  i thank my raging hormones.  in other pregnancy news, i've started to get nauseous.  :(  seriously almost lost it in wawa's parking lot this morning.  there's 13 other people in the room i work in, and i'm afraid they're going to see me losing breakfast or lunch in my manger's trash can at some point in the near future.  guess that'd be one way to make the announcement at work.  also, my first appointment has been scheduled for november 4.  that will make me 10 weeks.  seems like a long time to wait to me, but the doctor said that was pretty standard - as did my friends who have had kids.

there's nothing else new around here, but it had been about a week since my last post, so i figured you guys were starting to miss me.

does anyone else think dan takes such good care of shay on biggest loser?  they are so sweet.  i was rooting for them...and tracey is a crazy person.  jillian was so mad...i cracked up when she went off on her and weigh-in and then was like "i'm done".

 i've been very good about tracking my food in iwatchr (for you iphone/ww people, it it).  i'm trying to steadily eat 40 pts per day, which is several more than i was eating before, but converts to about 2,000 calories per day.  unfortunately, i was up 2 lbs at weigh-in last monday.  ooooh, i am switching to a friday weigh-in though.  i like to use my flex over the weekends, and i feel like it results in a slight gain every monday, that is off with a big loss on wednesdays.  i don't like the discouragement, so i'm switching to a friday weigh-in.  i know, i know - in the big picture, it doesn't matter.  but i'm switching anyways.  (sidenote:  i'm not trying to lose weight right now, for obvious reasons.  i'm just trying to eat a healthy amt of calories for me and the baby.  didn't want to confuse anyone with my weigh-in, ww counting stuff.  i'm just doing it to make sure i don't overeat - not to lose weight.  note the increase in points every day! ;) )

back to work - errr, catching up on blogs.


  1. Dan is the sweetest little guy!

    As long as you aim for the manager's trash can, and not the manager - I think you'll be fine.

  2. I agree with you and Manda, I love Dan! I think he will be a big help to Shay through all of this and exactly what she needs!

    Hate that you are feeling sick :-( Hopefully it goes away fast!

    And I'm proud of you for watching what you eat for the you and the baby H :-)

  3. I hope you feel better! Congratulations on the pregnancy! I've got seven children, and they are the most wonderful blessings in the world. Take it easy, the sickness will pass eventually.

  4. Don't stress too hard on the points. My doc said he didn't want me losing weight but he did want me to maintain and gain slowly. Remember you can call your OB w/ questions prior to your first appointment. They usually have a nurse who can field all sorts of questions. Congrats on the pregnancy.
    Oh ginger snaps and animal crackers are killer for helping keep something on your stomach to stave off the nausea. Ginger ale helps too, ginger and cinnamon both help with the nausea. I have been digging on some cinnamon raisin bread. (plus it only has 80 calories)

  5. I sit in an office with two other guys and they saw me make a mad dash for the bathroom several times. They were so nice about it and said it wouldn't gross them out if I didn't make it one day and needed to use the trash can at the desk. LOL!

    I totally love Dan and Shay as a team. Also green team. Go Abbey!

    I second what Amanda says about ginger snaps, they work wonders in those nausea days.

    Keep hanging in there. My first Dr appointment wasn't until 8 weeks, and it was a forever wait.

  6. When i was pregnant wth my first I used to work on the customer service desk of a supermarket, i was feeling really delicate and one guy brought this pack of ham back and he peeled back the lid and it was just slimey and discusting, and a little greenish, i RAN to the toilets, leaving the till unnatended and my customer!!! had to bite the bullet and tell them i was up the duff lol.

    remember- nausea in pregnancy is a good sign, shows your levels are nice and high :)