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post #161 of 499
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i dont think i could handle not testing

and that is a super cute hat
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I need to lose more weight by next month. Blah. I wouldn't mind this being post-baby weight, but I don't want to start out with this much excess baggage, ykwim? I guess it's a silly concern in some ways, but I really want to enjoy pregnancy, not have that little voice in the back of my mind fretting about my striking resemblance to some type of livestock.
I know what you mean. I have quite a bit of weight I wouldn't mind losing before we ttc, whenever that's going to happen. Right now I'm a *gulp* size 16. : I can't imagine doing those beautiful pregnancy pics with a bare belly at my starting size. I wouldn't mind getting down to the weight I was when I met my DP, but it's hard getting motivated sometimes (especially up here .
post #162 of 499
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I can't imagine doing those beautiful pregnancy pics with a bare belly at my starting size. I wouldn't mind getting down to the weight I was when I met my DP...
Yep. I have gained roughly 40lbs since I met my DH... he has gained about the same amount, but no one can tell! It's definitely noticeable on me, though. I think I would be well-pleased with losing 20. But in a month? I don't know. I had lost some in anticipation of TTC but then the holidays happened to me.
post #163 of 499
Maybe someone should revitalize the NMY fitness tribe?

Here's the link to the old one that Isabel started back in 2006
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=524452

I'd recommend starting a new one if enough people are interested.
post #164 of 499
Ooo, that seems like a great idea! I need someone to hold me accountable. It's not only weight loss but a general shift toward better health that I need to do anyway. I have a wealth of knowledge, believe fully in the power of a natural diet, etc, but have this amazing ability to say, "it won't hurt to do this (poor posture, not working out, drinking far too much Dr Pepper, drinking far too little water, one and on) one more day." Which has turned into, oh, 4 years. Eeep!
post #165 of 499
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I wish I knew how to knit. Any resources you recommend? I have some marginal crocheting skills, but I see lots of knitting patterns I positively lust after.
For beginners, these are the two sites I recommend most:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/ (videos of all the basic stitches, youtube.com has a bunch too!)
http://www.ravelry.com/ (knit & crochet community, with over 150,000 members willing to help you out )
Your local craft/knitting/yarn store should have weekly knitting classes too. Good luck with knitting and everything!
post #166 of 499
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Originally Posted by APBTlover View Post
I have a wealth of knowledge, believe fully in the power of a natural diet, etc, but have this amazing ability to say, "it won't hurt to do this (poor posture, not working out, drinking far too much Dr Pepper, drinking far too little water, one and on) one more day." Which has turned into, oh, 4 years. Eeep!
Yeah, I'm right there with you. I think I was 180 when I met my DP, crash dieted down to 140, and then over the course of four years gained, oh, only about SIXTY POUNDS. : When I was on disability two summers ago I ended up learning A LOT about nutrition and became veg*n, but I still let myself eat horribly. There's really no support for change here; DP's gained weight also and can't see himself adopting a healthy lifestyle just yet.... I like the idea of a support thread, but I don't know if I could stick to it. Great idea, though.

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Originally Posted by JessicaRenee View Post
For beginners, these are the two sites I recommend most:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/ (videos of all the basic stitches, youtube.com has a bunch too!)
http://www.ravelry.com/ (knit & crochet community, with over 150,000 members willing to help you out )
Your local craft/knitting/yarn store should have weekly knitting classes too. Good luck with knitting and everything!
I also like the forum www.craftster.org. I go there for crochet patterns and tips, but they have all sorts of sections on all different crafts.

ETA our Joann fabrics store offers knitting 101 courses. Maybe yours would too?
post #167 of 499
Ugh. I'm at work, crocheting a little bit of nothing, tending the window of this supply crib. Some guy came up to my window and saw what I was doing and asked if I was "making something for baby". I told him no, definitely not and he responded with "You no having baby???" (his native language is not english). He then proceeded to look me up and down and shake his head in confusion.:
So maybe I am ready to lose weight. Like now, please.
post #168 of 499
I have a little weight to lose too. I used to be really active, but well, you know, life gets in the way. Now it's incredibly : outside so that just makes it harder to get out. I have access to a local pool, so I'm planning on starting swimming habit 3x a week. Anybody have any other exercise ideas??? What have you enjoyed in the past?

Jessica, I really like your idea of waiting for your body to let you know whether you're pregnant. It seems like ttc and pregnancy are both vital times to listen to your body, so it's just fitting. Now, that's not to say I'd have the patience for waiting.

Have a nice week everybody.

Kit
post #169 of 499
Okay, JessicaRenne--down here it's the 12th...any signs?

Hey y'all! I back from the great beyond! CharlieMae I remember you! Sage congrats on school! Oiseau I hope you've been feeling better the past few weeks. CAandMe congrats on the almost wedding! Welcome new NYMs!

I think I covered most of the big events...I can only scroll back so far and my memory is only so good.

I hope everyone is off to a wonderful 2009. DH and I signed a contract to have a new house built for us. We are crazy excited. Right now we are in his 1 bedroom apartment while my house is on the market to sell. Hopefully it will sell quickly and the new one will be built quickly because gee whiz it is a tight fit.

I'm working on a baby blanket for my DH's brother and his wife. They are jerks but I like to knit and it isn't the baby's fault his parents are the way they are. That is an adorable hat! (I think it was JessicaRenne's but it may have been Andee's ((Sorry I don't recall!))...did the yarn create that pattern or did you?

Okay, well, I have to go get caught up on work. So glad to be back!
Jenne
post #170 of 499
No period yet! And no signs of a period! Every month for 3-4 days before my period I'll get cramps throughout the day (a minute here, a minute here). I've gotten that every month without fail since my first period at the age of 12 and so far, it hasn't come. SQUEE!!!
post #171 of 499
Sage, I am so happy for you :

Hi everyone else & tonnes of baby dust for those that are trying. ACC for you Jessica!
post #172 of 499
Oh, I am game if anyone wants to start the get fit & healthy support thread for us NMY...

I think variety is the key with exercise and forcing yourself to do a little bit every day (even if it is just 20 minutes). Don't laugh but I love Richard Simmons, along with a Kathy Smith step tape (how old school), the cheapo pilates machine from the shopping channel, walking, and dragging myself to the gym. I just need to do it especially for the first time in a long time my eating is pretty good thanks to WW.
post #173 of 499
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ETA our Joann fabrics store offers knitting 101 courses. Maybe yours would too?
I wish. I live, shall we say, in the sticks. I love it, but it's more than a little inconvenient when it comes to crafting... no craft store of any description in less than an hour's drive.

I Craftster! I don't know why it didn't occur to me to see if they had some rank-newbie tutorials.

This weekend, DH and I walked over 3.5 miles. We did some Pilates together (he's all about getting his "core" back in shape), and I did some other general stretching, etc. Really kept an eye on what I was eating. And GAINED 1.5 pounds! How is that possible? No way I believe it's all muscle. Blah. Now I am do depressed I want to go eat a large order of French fries.
post #174 of 499
so Jessica any news?
post #175 of 499
JessicaRenee you are going to want to test to confirm any suspicions before you get too excited. Not to be a buzz kill but starting to have sex might shift your periods a bit.
Thanks for all your congrats guys!
I have so far hung out with this guy every other day for the last two weeks... seems we are seeing a lot of eachother. I have no idea where it is going.
post #176 of 499
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Originally Posted by Sage.Naissance View Post
JessicaRenee you are going to want to test to confirm any suspicions before you get too excited. Not to be a buzz kill but starting to have sex might shift your periods a bit.
Although this is true, you don't have to test. Zoebird didn't test with Hawk, and a lot of people choose to just trust their bodies. Especially if her and DH(?) aren't planning on sharing the news any time soon.
post #177 of 499
So FF gave me crosshairs and a day to test today. Too bad we aren't trying. I'm trying to remain indifferent. It's tough. And a surprise!

Y'all stay warm now, ya hear?
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Jenne
post #178 of 499
wow its dead in here!
any news Jessica?
post #179 of 499
17th and still no period, plus I've had a few other early pregnancy symptoms. Woohoo! :-D
post #180 of 499
Okay, you all talked me into it...

Look what I got!

I want to frame it! Ahh! Best Christmas present ever (yep, we conceived on December 25th). :
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