I'm back!!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Wow! It has been a really long time since I posted on my blog. A lot has happened since the last posting which was over 2 months ago. I had my little bundle of joy a lot earlier than anticipated. He just didn't want to stay in my belly anymore and wanted to jump out into the world. I have to say, no one expects  to have their little one a lot earlier than planned. Then again... nothing in life ever goes as planned. I had pre-eclampsia which caused me to have extremely high blood pressure during my third trimester. For some reason, no matter how much blood pressure meds I received, the more my blood pressure kept increasing. The cause of pre-eclampsia is not known nor is there a cure for it, except of course delivering the baby and not being pregnant anymore. As soon as I had my emergency c-section, 1 1/2 weeks later, my blood pressure went back to normal. It was so strange but apparently it seemed to be more common than I thought. As I talked to more people about pre-eclampsia, it seemed everyone knew someone that had it. My son, Harrison is still in the NICU and has been since April 16th so hubby and I have been spending lots of time at the hospital visiting our son. Hopefully, he will be home soon. Isn't easy not having him with us, but my we know that being in the hospital is what is best for him right now. He just needs to learn how to feed on own instead of with a feeding tube and continue to grow. It is funny how my son isn't even home with us right now and I am soooooo exhausted. Could be the breast pumping I have to do every 2 to 3 hours (even in the wee hours of the night!) but it is so worth it knowing my baby is getting the best form of food for his little tummy.

Soooo... that is a quick explanation of why I have been MIA. I know that most of the people who follow my blog are medifasters and I am not sure when or if I will be on Medifast anytime soon. This is because I plan on breastfeeding but I am still unsure how long I will do this. I know you can do a modified plan while breastfeeding, but if I can't be on the 5 and 1 plan, I would rather wait until I can do what worked for me. Also, I need to see where our family will be financially when I do decide to return to the program. I definitely need to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I have gained back most of the weight I had lost on Medifast so I definitely need to do something! In the meantime, I will still post recipes that I am currently cooking in my kitchen when I have time in between diaper changes, feedings,and caring for my baby. I wish all of you guys success in your weight loss! Always remember you can do it!

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14 Responses to “I'm back!!!”

  1. I check your blog everyday for new recipes. Thank you for sharing the update with us, and introducing us to your little one. Congrats, and I'm glad to see that you both are doing ok.

  2. Congratulations on the new baby!! I have really enjoyed your recipes!

  3. Congratulations! Thanks for the update! Take care of that precious little guy and yourself!

  4. Congratulations, Sandy!!!!!! We are so happy for you at Medifast, Inc. Enjoy your new addition to your family:)

    Jennifer, RD, LDN

  5. Congratulations!! There is a time and place for everyhting, and your job now is to take care of and feed your little person. Once you have established your milk supply, you can start the program. i actually did the modified nursing plan while I nursed and I lost exactly th same amount ad my husband, who went on to lose over 100 lb. It wasn't until I started the 5+1 that My weightloss slowed down. So don't fear using the modified plan when you are ready-it works just as well!

  6. Sandy, congrats on baby Harrison and hoping that you can have him home soon.

    Have you considered contacting medifast and asking for MF products in exchange for lean and green recipes? I know your recipes got me through my 40 weeks of lean and green and I still make your recipes on maintenance ( 4 months )

    You take care and rest when you can. So glad you and the fam are okay. Karen P

  7. Thanks everyone for welcoming me back and all the congrats! I really apreciate it! I am hoping baby Harrison will be home soon with us!

  8. Congratulations and best wishes for a quick discharge, your son is adorable. :)

  9. Congratulations to your family! Best of health for your little one- thanks for posting the pics. He's adorable.

  10. Congratulations on your son Harrison! Praying that little guy will be home with you soon!

    Thanks for helping us stay healthy with your recipes!


  11. Congratulations on the new baby - what an angel! I use your Medifast recipes and so I want to say thank you! You will lose your weight now that you are breast feeding....just remember fat and sugar are your enemy!

  12. Sandy...thank you so much for the Medifast recipes and your blog. You are inspiring and helping so many people. Your son is too cute!! I wish you and your husband all the best and to be able to take Harrison home soon.

  13. Congratulations! I have been using your recipes for about 7 weeks now and I love them! Thanks you!

  14. Sandy...Congratulations and best wishes to you and the whole family! I have good news and help that you may want regarding breastfeeding, medifast and a plan we have for nursing mothers. Since you are already coaching friendly folks on the internet...can I teach you how to do this as a medifast coach yourself and earn what I'm making at home 2-3 hours a day? Of course I can't make claims or guarantees but from what I read...you are truly amazing! email me and we can begin a dialog. God bless! healthywithcoachtracy@gmail.com
    Talk soon...well maybe during nap time, yes? Tracy


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