14th May 2009, by ciaobabyg, filed in Never Give Up
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It’s been a while.  A long while.  And I’ve let life and whatnot get in the way of my fitness goals.

No longer.

The quest begins again!  So today I say “ciao fat!”  Hello and goodbye!

22nd Aug 2008, by ciaobabyg, filed in Uncategorized
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“Burnout can strike every type of personality and it is never clear when a breaking point is reached. It doesn’t have to mean forever and it shouldn’t reflect negatively on [one's] future.” (TG&M)  Diamond icon

15th Mar 2007, by ciaobabyg, filed in Uncategorized
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I am only six pounds above my pre-pregnancy weight. I will write more about it later. But can you believe it? I can’t! YAY! Diamond icon

14th Mar 2007, by ciaobabyg, filed in Uncategorized
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Work away today, work away tomorrow.
Never comes the day for my love and me.
I feel her gently sighing as the evening slips away.
If only you knew what’s inside of me now
You wouldn’t want to know me somehow,
But
You will love me tonight,
We alone will be alright,
In the end.

Give just a little bit more
Take a little bit less
From each other tonight
Admit what you’re feeling
And see what’s in front of you,
It’s never out of your sight.
You know it’s true,
We all know that it’s true.

Work away today, think about tomorrow
Never comes the day for my love and me.
I feel her gently sighing as the evening slips away.
If only you knew what’s inside of me now
You wouldn’t want to know me somehow,
But
You will love me tonight,
We alone will be alright,
In the end.

Give just a little bit more
Take a little bit less
From each other tonight
Admit what you’re feeling
And see what’s in front of you,
It’s never out of your sight.
You know it’s true,
We all know that it’s true.  Diamond icon

11th Mar 2007, by ciaobabyg, filed in Uncategorized
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“I should have been able to put it more in perspective sooner. But sometimes you have to go through things to get your head around [them].” – A.S.

Right now I am dealing with a bit of rollercoaster emotions. Up one minute, down and scared the next. I’d felt so much better in the past several months. I’d really been feeling like myself. Now I kind of feel thrown for a loop. I cry at the drop of a hat, which is extremely unlike me. They say the hormone drop is the culprit. I am just desperately hoping that’s the case — and that I am not going through a relapse of last year.

I fear that. I just need to relax and not think about it. Just go through it — as the quote above says. Go through it so I can gain perspective.  Diamond icon

6th Mar 2007, by ciaobabyg, filed in Uncategorized
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Tomorrow I am having a C-section. Baby B. will make her debut, therefore, this blog is going on a bit of a break. After I recover, I plan to get back on the weightloss horse by joining Weight Watchers again. Doc B. is joining too. He gained about 10 pounds during this pregnancy, which isn’t much, but he’s doing it to support me. Actually, he is a lifetime member, so he doesn’t have to join. He can just show up.

I’ve gained about 25 pounds with this pregnancy. They tell me about 7 lbs. will be baby, and 7-8 lbs. in water weight, blood volume, placenta, etc. So, all told, I did a damn good job of controlling my weight.

The mental problems I went through last summer got me down to the lowest weight I’d been in probably eight years. I am hoping that after the water weight, baby, etc. are gone that I can quickly lose the rest of the weight I gained and be back to where I was right before I got pregnant. Then I can start to hack away at the rest of this stubborn weight.

Now, all that being said, I invite you to visit me at my family blog at: theboydbunch.com. I’m going to talk about everything BUT weight over there and Dr. B. will post too. So come on over for a nice visit, won’t you?  Diamond icon

14th Feb 2007, by ciaobabyg, filed in Uncategorized
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Happy Birthday to my good friend Tiger! As another tiger might say, hope it is “Grrrreat!”  Diamond icon

13th Feb 2007, by ciaobabyg, filed in Uncategorized
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What are the chances? Really? You go in for an OB/GYN appointment and run into a (former?) co-worker. Well, whatever the odds, it happened to me today.

I am not sure why, but, as happy (truly!) as I was to see her, it sent my blood pressure through the roof. A bit of residual stress, maybe. I am a weirdo. I guess I stress about seeing people because I don’t want to say anything stupid or say the wrong thing, or basically look like a moron. I am hypersensitive in this way. I thought I was getting over it somewhat — maybe not.

So when I was called back (shockingly not five minutes after I arrived), they took my blood pressure and, for the first time in this entire pregnancy, it was elevated, though only slightly (130/65). When the doc came in the room several minutes later, he retook it and it was back to normal. The only possible explanation is that, for whatever reason, running into people like that just really stresses me out.

OK. Enough of that. I guess I still have some issues. :-)  Diamond icon

7th Feb 2007, by ciaobabyg, filed in Uncategorized
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Yesterday the doc and I went to register for baby stuff. Man, that was some experience. There is this whole world that people without kids know nothing about (apparently). A world of no-scratch mittens, “Baby on Board” signs and gadgets with such intriguing names as the “Piddle Pad” and “Diaper Genie.”

According to the information I was given, we will likely need things like this. I quickly came to the realization that don’t know half of what I need to know before this baby comes. I found myself eavesdropping on a conversation between two ladies who were going on and on about items they “use everyday” and “can’t live without!”

If anyone reading this blog (if I still have readers, that is) has any thoughts on things we really must get for the baby, please use the comment function below. I’d appreciate it! :-)  Diamond icon

30th Jan 2007, by ciaobabyg, filed in Uncategorized
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Not to much to say.

Zoie got married over this past weekend. It was a very lovely wedding. Lots of fun to see old friends and family. After nearly 20+ hours on the go, however, I was absolutely exhausted and my ankles were swollen to hideous proportions. So hideous, in fact, that I had to take pictures. It was both horrific to see and strangely fascinating.  Diamond icon