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Day 17 and 18

Two days in a row! This might be hard to keep up with until I get my grad school routine down. I need to get a feel for how much work is required, and make sure I understand the system being used for the online classes (all the features on the site and places I need to look for information.)

TODAY’S PERSONAL ENERGY REPORT

When you Wake Up: Morning Energy Questions
◊ What will I look forward to today?
Going for a walk on the track after school. (Both days)
◊ What pleasure will I add to my day?
Reading more of Sherman Alexie’s “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.” (Both days. Finished it tonight! Now it will be donated to the school library. Ha ha.
◊ How will I connect to someone today?
Hmm somebody at school!

During the Day: Energy Checklist
◊ I got enough sleep last night. Yes, both nights. But last night was the better sleep of the two.
◊ I energized with my morning stretch (detailed in book). Done
◊ I ate breakfast. Done; Cereal with blueberries both days; an apple juice today, plus my prenatal vitamin to a different one that has Iron in it.
◊ I drank eight glasses of water. I’m not sure if I got that in, the full amount but I did use my water bottle. I need to start counting!
◊ I got outside for some fresh air and sunshine. Yes I walked on the track both days.
◊ I did my afternoon Energy Shot stretch (detailed in book). Not done either day. I never remember to do this!
◊ If I caught myself slouching or slumping, I corrected my posture. Remembered as I typed this.
◊ If I caught myself in a negative thought, I turned it positive. I think I’ve done pretty good both days, it has helped having a lot of things to keep me occupied.
◊ I connected with someone. Yes, some people at school. Today, a third grader saw me walking around the track and decided to walk with me.
◊ I did something fun or relaxing, just for me. I finished the Sherman Alexie book.
◊ I worked out for thirty minutes or more. Yes, walking around the track and Denise Austin’s vid yesterday.
◊ I only went on the internet from six to eight PM: Not really, but I don’t have the time to be as awful about it as I was this summer.
◊ I did my bedtime stretch (detailed in book.) To be done this evening about ten p.m.

Before Bed: Evening Energy Questions
◊ Did I live the promises of my Morning Energy Questions?
 Yes.
◊ What fired me up today, and why?
 Thinking about being pregnant.
◊ What tired me out today, and why? 
Thinking about being pregnant. I’ve been repeating myself a lot but for the most part that’s good. I think this really is helping me develop routines!

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Day 16

Today was a good day! Posts may be short and sweet for awhile while I get used to my grad school classes. Need to figure out a routine and then I will be all right.

TODAY’S PERSONAL ENERGY REPORT

When you Wake Up: Morning Energy Questions
◊ What will I look forward to today?
Going for a walk on the track after school.
◊ What pleasure will I add to my day?
Reading more of Sherman Alexie’s “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.”
◊ How will I connect to someone today?
Hmm somebody at school!

During the Day: Energy Checklist
◊ I got enough sleep last night. Yes. I was super tired when I went to bed. I’m wide awake now so not sure how that bodes for sleepy time.
◊ I energized with my morning stretch (detailed in book). Done
◊ I ate breakfast. Done; Total and a different cereal with blueberries and milk, with a little bit of coffee and a lot of milk and sugar. Plus I switched my prenatal vitamin to a different one that has Iron in it.
◊ I drank eight glasses of water. I’m not sure if I got that in, but I did remember my water bottle at school!
◊ I got outside for some fresh air and sunshine. Yes I walked on the track.
◊ I did my afternoon Energy Shot stretch (detailed in book). Not done today.
◊ If I caught myself slouching or slumping, I corrected my posture. Remembered as I typed this.
◊ If I caught myself in a negative thought, I turned it positive. I think I was pretty calm today, considering. Still worried about a miscarriage. Looking forward to getting to the 8-12 week mark where it will seem more real, and the odds of losing the pregnancy will go down. Same. It’s going to be a long four weeks til my first checkup.
◊ I connected with someone. Yes, some people at school. Unexpectedly all the Sophomores and Juniors came in to look for books for science projects. It was a little overwhelming!
◊ I did something fun or relaxing, just for me. I’m about to read some of Sherman Alexie’s new book.
◊ I worked out for thirty minutes or more. Yes, I walked on the track and did the stretching portion of a Denise Austin vid.
◊ I only went on the internet from six to eight PM: Not really, but I don’t have the time to be as awful about it as I was this summer.
◊ I did my bedtime stretch (detailed in book.) To be done this evening about ten p.m.

Before Bed: Evening Energy Questions
◊ Did I live the promises of my Morning Energy Questions?
 Yes.
◊ What fired me up today, and why?
 Thinking about being pregnant.
◊ What tired me out today, and why? 
Thinking about being pregnant. This might be my answers for awhile!!

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Day 15

Today was a good day, but I’m really tired. Going to do a quick post and go to bed. My online grad classes started today and I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. Once I develop a plan I should be good. I tried to eat healthy again today; I found out my prenatal vitamin doesn’t have iron in it, and that it should. So I got new prenatal vitamins today.

TODAY’S PERSONAL ENERGY REPORT

When you Wake Up: Morning Energy Questions
◊ What will I look forward to today? 
Seeing my first class of students today at school.
◊ What pleasure will I add to my day?
Reading more of Sherman Alexie’s “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.”
◊ How will I connect to someone today?
Hopefully I will connect with the kindergarten!

During the Day: Energy Checklist
◊ I got enough sleep last night. Kind of. It was hard to fall asleep and stay asleep.
◊ I energized with my morning stretch (detailed in book). Done
◊ I ate breakfast. Done; Total with blueberries and milk, with a little bit of coffee and a lot of milk and sugar.
◊ I drank eight glasses of water. I think I drank this today. I remembered to take my water bottle to school!
◊ I got outside for some fresh air and sunshine. Not really except walking back and forth from school.
◊ I did my afternoon Energy Shot stretch (detailed in book). Not done today.
◊ If I caught myself slouching or slumping, I corrected my posture. Remembered as I typed this.
◊ If I caught myself in a negative thought, I turned it positive. I think I was pretty calm today, considering. Still worried about a miscarriage. Looking forward to getting to the 8-12 week mark where it will seem more real, and the odds of losing the pregnancy will go down.
◊ I connected with someone. Yes, some people at school.
◊ I did something fun or relaxing, just for me. I’m about to read some of Sherman Alexie’s new book.
◊ I worked out for thirty minutes or more. Yes, I walked did one of Jack Lalanne’s old workout videos. Well, it was about 24 minutes.
◊ I only went on the internet from six to eight PM: Not really, but I did my online class work in that window.
◊ I did my bedtime stretch (detailed in book.) To be done this evening about ten p.m.

Before Bed: Evening Energy Questions
◊ Did I live the promises of my Morning Energy Questions?
 Yes.
◊ What fired me up today, and why?
 Thinking about being pregnant.
◊ What tired me out today, and why? 
Thinking about being pregnant.

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Day 14

 

Today was a good day. I had a healthy breakfast of Total with blueberries, and then my husband and I went to a state park first thing in the morning. I went walking and he went jogging. I had string cheese and almonds as a snack. I also had a baked potato for lunch with some avocado on it. I didn’t really have dinner? I had a peanut butter and honey rollup and had some crackers with dip. I think I might eat a slice of pizza yet. Also I took my prenatal vitamins. I’m trying to do better with eating now that I know I’m pregnant, but I really don’t know how to cook!

It still doesn’t seem real that I’m pregnant, but I’m trying to let it sink in. Since I took the pregnancy test a day after my missed period, I’m still only three days late right now. I’m perhaps overly concerned about a possible miscarriage but am trying to breath in and out and be calm. I’m looking forward to talking with my doctor tomorrow!

TODAY’S PERSONAL ENERGY REPORT

When you Wake Up: Morning Energy Questions
◊ What will I look forward to today?
Going to the state park with my hubby, and still being pregnant!
◊ What pleasure will I add to my day?
Reading some of Sherman Alexie’s “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.”
◊ How will I connect to someone today?
I will bond with my husband over this new experience we find ourselves in.

During the Day: Energy Checklist
◊ I got enough sleep last night. Yes. I slept pretty soundly. I’m worried about tonight because I often have trouble getting two good nights of sleep in a row!
◊ I energized with my morning stretch (detailed in book). Done
◊ I ate breakfast. Done; Total with blueberries and milk, with a little bit of coffee and a lot of milk and sugar.
◊ I drank eight glasses of water. I think I did drink this today. I’ve been so much better about having my water bottle handy since I started this blog. Just need to remember to take it to school tomorrow!
◊ I got outside for some fresh air and sunshine. I walked in the State Park and also we sat outside with our two cats on our harnesses.
◊ I did my afternoon Energy Shot stretch (detailed in book). Not done today. While try and remember to do it as a break from my desk tomorrow.
◊ If I caught myself slouching or slumping, I corrected my posture. Remembered as I typed this.
◊ If I caught myself in a negative thought, I turned it positive. I think I was pretty calm today, considering.
◊ I connected with someone. Just my husband today!
◊ I did something fun or relaxing, just for me. I read some of Sherman Alexie’s new book, and tried on some new clothes from Old Navy.
◊ I worked out for thirty minutes or more. Yes, I walked at the park for about 40 minutes, and also I did one of Jack Lalanne’s (super old school) workout videos and also one of Denise Austin’s twelve minute stretching routines.
◊ I only went on the internet from six to eight PM: Not really. Will try and start this tomorrow; tomorrow my online grad school classes start and I plan to work on them from 6 – 8 PM as needed.
◊ I did my bedtime stretch (detailed in book.) To be done this evening about ten p.m.

Before Bed: Evening Energy Questions
◊ Did I live the promises of my Morning Energy Questions?
 Yes.
◊ What fired me up today, and why?
 Thinking about being pregnant.
◊ What tired me out today, and why? 
Thinking about being pregnant.

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Day 13

Well, it seems that I am pregnant for the first time! This is not a shock, because we were trying, but it is a shock, because we’d been trying for a year. I just had a test done which was very painful, to see if my Fallopian tubes were blocked. It was very painful and the doctor said he used a lot of pressure to force dye through my tubes. That can mean that they WERE partially blocked, and having the test done could actually make it easier to get pregnant. I’m going to guess that it helped, because we got pregnant on the very next try. My period is only a few days late so it doesn’t feel real.  My period has been this late before, but I ovulated early this time, and two pregnancy tests have confirmed it.

I’m not going to tell anyone for a bit because I know that if a miscarriage is going to happen, it is likely to happen early. I thought I would be excited! But mostly I’m surprised, confused, and a little nervous that it has actually happened.

So I think what I will do is keep going with the blog, posting the “Today’s Personal Energy” report, because that is all good things to be doing. On days that I’m up to it, I’ll add in advice I took from Denise’s book, and maybe a little from “What to Expect when you are Expecting.”

I guess this blog has to stay a secret for awhile!! Seems I have only one loyal reader right now anyway.

TODAY’S PERSONAL ENERGY REPORT

When you Wake Up: Morning Energy Questions
◊ What will I look forward to today? 
Still being pregnant? Oh my goodness.
◊ What pleasure will I add to my day? 
Eating at our favorite Thai restaurant.
◊ How will I connect to someone today?
I will bond with my husband over this new experience we find ourselves in.

During the Day: Energy Checklist
◊ I got enough sleep last night. Not really, I couldn’t get to sleep and the cats were waking us up. I’m still trying to sort out a routine for going to bed so I can get enough sleep.
◊ I energized with my morning stretch (detailed in book). Done
◊ I ate breakfast. Done; Total with blueberries and milk, with a little bit of coffee and a lot of milk and sugar.
◊ I drank eight glasses of water. I think I did drink this today.
◊ I got outside for some fresh air and sunshine. I walked on the track again.
◊ I did my afternoon Energy Shot stretch (detailed in book). Not today.
◊ If I caught myself slouching or slumping, I corrected my posture. Remembered as I typed this.
◊ If I caught myself in a negative thought, I turned it positive. My mind is a little crazy today with the news; I’m worried about an early miscarriage but trying to breath deeply and not stress.
◊ I connected with someone. Just my husband today!
◊ I did something fun or relaxing, just for me. I read a book all morning. A book about a teenage girl named Flora that has amnesia.
◊ I worked out for thirty minutes or more. Yes, I walked on the track.
◊ I only went on the internet from six to eight PM: Not entirely, but I wasn’t on the internet too much today.
◊ I did my bedtime stretch (detailed in book.) To be done this evening about ten p.m.

Before Bed: Evening Energy Questions
◊ Did I live the promises of my Morning Energy Questions?
 Yes.
◊ What fired me up today, and why?
 Thinking about being pregnant.
◊ What tired me out today, and why? 
Thinking about being pregnant.

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Day 11

It’s day eleven!

Today I was not very good about following the rules. I didn’t have fruit for the breakfast smoothie, I didn’t have my water bottle for drinking water at school, it was the first day with kids at the school so it was chaotic… plus I was there til seven because there was a back-to-school night.

For this day, Denise said it was “get over carb phobia” day. That as long as we are eating the right, complex carbs, not simple carbs with no nutrients or sugars, we are doing good and that our bodies need carbs.

For breakfast, she told me to have a banana/almond milk smoothie. But I didn’t have either ingredients, I need to get to the store tomorrow after school to get the rest of the ingredients. She said to stop at the grocery store today and pick up healthy carbs; I will do that tomorrow. I live twenty miles from the nearest grocery store. I also didn’t have the hummus/rice cake snack because I didn’t pack it and was at school til 7. Maybe I will add a “day 15” on to Denise’s plan, and redo this day on Day 15!!

TODAY’S PERSONAL ENERGY REPORT

When you Wake Up: Morning Energy Questions
◊ What will I look forward to today? 
Finishing my book when I get home from work. (Boo hoo! This is a good one and I will need to find a new one for tomorrow).
◊ What pleasure will I add to my day? 
Walking after school. 
◊ How will I connect to someone today? 
I will chat with the counselor for a bit, he’s a good guy.

During the Day: Energy Checklist
◊ I got enough sleep last night. Yes, but I still haven’t been falling asleep quickly.
◊ I energized with my morning stretch (detailed in book). Done
◊ I ate breakfast. Done, although not the prescribed breakfast.
◊ I drank eight glasses of water. I think I had about six glasses again today. I keep forgetting to take my water bottle along with my coffee in the morning.
◊ I got outside for some fresh air and sunshine. I manned the bouncy house outside at the back-to-school night.
◊ I did my afternoon Energy Shot stretch (detailed in book). Will do with the evening stretch.
◊ If I caught myself slouching or slumping, I corrected my posture. Remembered as I typed this. I think I sit pretty straight in my chair at school.
◊ If I caught myself in a negative thought, I turned it positive. Yes for the most part.
◊ I connected with someone. Yes, lots of people at school. I did sit with the Counselor at lunch.
◊ I did something fun or relaxing, just for me. Not today but I do plan to finish my book tonight!
◊ I worked out for thirty minutes or more. I’m counting manning the bouncy house as my exercise! I was on my feet controlling chaos for an hour and a half!
◊ I only went on the internet from six to eight PM: Except for school related things, yes. There was no time!
◊ I did my bedtime stretch (detailed in book.) To be done this evening about ten p.m.

Before Bed: Evening Energy Questions
◊ Did I live the promises of my Morning Energy Questions?
 I didn’t get the walk after school in.
◊ What fired me up today, and why?
 School stuff felt good. Being helpful felt good.
◊ What tired me out today, and why? 
It was an extra long day. Tomorrow is TGIF!