Archive for January, 2008

We’re having a baby.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Yeah, ok, so Emily scooped me on that one, twice now. I don’t care – you get to read my writing about it too! It’s amazing what has changed. Let me give you a little timeline: (more…)

I’m having a baby!

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Well, yes, I’ve already posted about the fact that I will be having a baby.  But last Monday, I got to see the baby for the first time, making it that much more real.  We had our first visual ultrasound on Monday, as a part of a pre-natal screening test.  The test results were normal, but as wonderful as it was to have that worry lifted from me, it was small in comparison to the experience of watching my unborn child move.  The baby is still too small to distinguish gender, or to see fingers and toes (that will come later) but we saw two arms, two legs, a head, and the rest of the body.  More exciting than seeing the baby was seeing the movement.  Apparently, I’m having a kickboxing baby.  The baby moved pretty consistently throughout the scan.  I still can’t feel the movement, but it was truly amazing to see that movement and to realize it was happening “real time” inside of me.


Day 3 in The Zone

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Got up at 6:22 AM. I’d actually been awake since about 6 – I didn’t sleep well because it’s been unseasonably warm (70 degrees yesterday – not normal for the DC area in January) and I kept waking up sweating, but I never really woke up enough to actually ditch the down comforter in favor of just the sheet. This is what happens when you go to bed at 2:30 in the morning. Oh well. Hopefully getting up early today will help me get to sleep at a sensible hour tonight.

I weighed in at 189.5 pounds, which is great! That brings my weight loss total to 4 pounds in two days. Some of that is just the diet clearing out the food in my digestive tract, but I hadn’t been eating so heavily before that there was 4 pounds worth to clear out, so I’m pretty sure some of that is fat loss. I don’t, of course, expect this rate to continue – you always lose a few pounds quickly when you first gain control of your eating.


Day 2 in The Zone

Friday, January 11th, 2008

As usual, I have trouble getting to bed when I intend to. Between cleaning up the blog post, taking the dog out, taking care of my neighbor’s cat, and getting ready for bed (and probably some other things I missed), it was nearly 2 AM before I got in bed. I read ’til 2:30.

Also, my current wake-up discipline isn’t great – I didn’t get out of bed ’til 10am, which, at least is better than yesterday.

However, my weight was 192 this morning, which is definitely an improvement. (more…)

A Whole New World

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

I am truly on the cusp of something life changing.  My life is about to undergo a shift unlike any I’ve ever experienced — truly the biggest thing that has ever happened to me in my life.  Dan & I are expecting our first child in July.

We heard the baby’s heartbeat for the first time about a week ago (on New Year’s Eve) so now I feel like it’s real.  I’m full of a huge range of emotions.  I feel excited, nervous, overwhelmed, worried, tired.  It’s something that we both wanted very much, but now that it’s happened, it’s a little scary.  We have that whole, “what did we just get ourselves into” feeling going on.

I suspect that over the coming weeks and months this is going to become a larger and larger focus for my blogging — how can it not, as it becomes a larger and larger part of my life?  It’s such a wonderful adventure, and I’m very much looking forward to it.  But it amazes me, every day, how little I know and how unprepared I feel as I go along.  As someone who truly feels called to teach, it’s exciting on a whole extra level – this new person will be a product of me and my perspective in a way that makes me reexamine a lot of what I think.  But it’s wonderful, exciting and fantastic, and I know it will be a great experience.

30 day trial of The Zone

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

I weighed in at 193.5 pounds this morning and it’s unacceptable for that to continue!

Thus, today I start 30 days of The Zone. According to the CrossFit folks, I should have 17 Zone blocks per day, so I’m shooting for 15 blocks per day, and I get one cheat day per week.

I’ll be listing my weight each morning before breakfast. (more…)