Thursday, December 31, 2009

On the eve of 2010, I would just like to say that 2009 has been a fantastic year for me.
December 31st, 2008 I joined Weight Watchers and started an amazing journey of weight loss and health and running goals and did things with my body that I thought were nearly impossible.

I lost 30 lbs.

I trained 10 months for a marathon.

I completed that marathon with a smile on my face (most of the way).

I was brave and took a class that I knew nothing about, with nobody I knew, and tried a brand new job.

I discovered my dream job for the moment and am so happy to be working at camp.

And now I'm going to have a baby and start our little Mecher family.

I'm going to go ahead and say that 2009 has been my best year to date. I hope 2010 brings just as many great things!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It just happened a few days ago.
I was in our kitchen baking cookies and I looked down.
And, all of a sudden, I couldn t see the button on my jeans anymore.
There was this small-ish belly bump in the way.
It happened so suddenly!
And, again, I looked at Kyle and said, "Wow, I really AM pregnant!"
I still don t believe it.
(FYI, the apostrophe key on the Mecher s computer doesn t work for some reason. Try not to be confused.)

Unfortunately this cute little bump means that my cute little jeans do not fit so well anymore. My sister-in-law Brooke told me about a little trick with a hair-tie, which has been working out nicely, but luckily today I am going over to borrow her Bella Band!

Also today, I am having coffee with my Megan, getting a manicure, getting a haircut from Kassi, and going to see the Nutcracker. Yay for Jenny Day!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Yesterday, at my doctor's appointment, I mentioned to my doctor how sick I've been feeling- and, as a result, how little I've been able to work and how little I've been able to exercise (which has been causing severe lower back pain). He wrote me a prescription for a MIRACLE drug called Zofran. I feel one thousand times better. I woke up this morning and ate some cereal on the couch, where I usually sluggishly lay, trying not to throw up, until I have to get ready for work, when I inevitably crash on my bed halfway through getting dressed because of the exhaustion of trying not to feel so horrible. This morning, however, I finished my cereal and then felt a little antsy. My legs were kind of bouncing and I was thinking, hey, I could totally go do some yoga right now- or hop in the shower. It was an AMAZING feeling.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Well. I threw up for the first time this morning. It was mostly because I saw Cinnamon Toast Crunch floating in the toilet because Kyle didn't flush them all the way.

Also, if you're wondering what I had for dinner last night, it was the following: vegetable beef soup, blueberry bagel with cream cheese, tator tots, and three oreos with milk. Some of these choices were directly related to foods I was seeing on Food Network. Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives makes me want to eat everything!

AND, yesterday, when I was having a super-junky sick day, Kyle surprised me with four tickets to the Joffrey Ballet Nutracker next Tuesday and my best friend, Megan, and her husband, Scott, are coming!!! He's the best!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009


Coming July 1, 2010.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Kyle busted out this hat for the winter:

I can't stop laughing about how ridiculous it is. I'm finding it hard to get any work done.

This morning I decided that today is "comfort is key" day. It means wearing your most comfortable clothes (sweatpants) to work. It also means bringing your favorite candle to work to have burning on your desk while you work.

Last winter I bought a new parka from LL Bean. I loved it. It was long and warm and perfect. EXCEPT that for some reason I decided I wanted a large so that I could fit puffy sweaters under it and everything, so when I got it last winter (still about 30 lbs. overweight), it was a little large. Now that I am down to a healthy weight it is much, much too large. I called LL Bean to see if I could send it back this winter for a smaller size, but they wouldn't do it. I was having a moral dilemma as to whether I should break the zipper and call them to tell them that my coat wasn't functioning and I needed a new (and smaller) coat, BUT yesterday a friend from church came up to me (who is aware of this whole annoying coat situation) and said that she wanted to buy a coat for a needy woman in our community and offered to buy MY coat (for full price!), so that she could have a coat and I could buy a new one that fit! Isn't that wonderful?! I'm buying a new one TODAY!