Wednesday, May 28, 2008

back from hiding!

Hey friends!

I am still here, breathing and well. I am still very pregnant., LOL. 36 weeks today actually. 4 weeks to due date, and I am getting very anxious for this little guy to arrive!

We have been VERY busy trying to get the nursery together, pretty much done. remodel the upstairs bathroom, enclose a 3 season porch off the nursery, and get fence in back. UGH....we have been busy! Sooooo, I just haven't been on here, and my journal at was deleted??:( I need to get over there and start a new one.

So lets see, since this blog started out as a diet blog, I'll share my stats so far.

I have gained 26.5 lbs so far. pretty good I think. I feel very fat, since I am 5'6 and now 196.5 lbs and holding steady there. I keep getting told I will lose 20 lbs by the time I leave the hospital, so I am looking forward to that head start, he he. I am trying to get my goals in order for after little JJ arrives. I plan to start right away, at least with low carb eating, no ketosis, and obviously no exercise for a few weeks or so til I heal, but I am already assessing how much I need to lose and trying to set goals. I am VERY excited not only to meet my son, but to get my body back, and begin this journey once again.

So here is my rough plan....

mental - set 10 lb goals and meet them one at a time. I'll also try not to be so hard on myself. This is where I always go wrong. If I don't lose as fast as I want or if I slip up, I beat myself to a pulp, and ruin my efforts. no more of that.

physical (when healed and ready) - get to the gym 5 days a week for some 40-60 minute hills on the treadmill. I have always had the most success with this as far as losing inches fast. Depending on time, with a new baby and all, I will try and add some weight time in there a couple days a week. Mainly squats and pushups, and any other good compound moves that work and save time. I belong to Planet Fitness now, but they don't offer child care, so I will probably leave them and join golds so they can watch JJ while I work out.

food - low carb all day. lots of fresh meats and veggies, salads and some good fats. I am not going to counrt carbs, and get tied up in that just yet. I will be focusing on breast feeding and staying healthy, but I will be cutting out the breads, rices and pastas. I eat them now, but only whole wheat, whole grain, brown rice, and shaws makes a YUMMY flax and grain bread now. So I will just cut those things and stick with protein, fats and veggies to start getting used to that way of eating. Once I am ready, and its safe, i will get more strict with counting carbs etc.

Ok so off the diet and onto the baby!

Here are some nursery pics, and 3D ultrasound!


Jimmy Moore said...

Hey Kim,

The old forum is gone because a certain famous diet scammer hacked into it and brought it down (HEIDI DIAZ!), so we have a new one now at I hope you come join in on the conversation over there. We've missed having you!!! :)

Jimmy Moore

minimime said...

Yeah! I am so glad to see you again! Here is the new address for Jimmy's:

Can't wait to see you there! Good Luck with the next four weeks! Take it easy on yourself and enjoy the baby and being a mommy. It is the best thing ever.

Etheral Kim said...

Thanks guys, and thank you for stopping by! As you know i made my way over there already and am soooo happy to chat with you all again!