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February 2013 vs. February 2015. One year of maintenance under my belt!





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A Healthy New Me

In March 2013, I had gotten sick of being unhealthy. I was unenergetic, stressed, and felt...well...fat. I decided to do something about it, so I joined Sparkpeople. My goal, instead of getting "skinny" was to become healthier and feel better. When I got a Fitbit in September 2013, I decided to use it to eat at a 1,000 calorie deficit, which was actually more than I was eating while only tracking with Sparkpeople.

I hit my goal range and began maintaining in February 2014. I ...
In March 2013, I had gotten sick of being unhealthy. I was unenergetic, stressed, and felt...well...fat. I decided to do something about it, so I joined Sparkpeople. My goal, instead of getting "skinny" was to become healthier and feel better. When I got a Fitbit in September 2013, I decided to use it to eat at a 1,000 calorie deficit, which was actually more than I was eating while only tracking with Sparkpeople.

I hit my goal range and began maintaining in February 2014. I strove to learn how to maintain while keeping a balance in other areas of my life. At that point, I was working out for an hour daily and pushing to the max during essentially every workout.

My husband and I then began trying to start a family in May 2014. I had issues with hormone production and found out in January 2015 that this is likely due to my diet and exercise regimen while losing weight.

In April 2015, after a long round of injectable hormone therapy, I found out I was pregnant. I had an ultrasound a few weeks later and discovered it was triplets! I was completely overwhelmed at the time, but now my husband and I are both very excited and trying to prepare ourselves for the big task ahead as best as we can.
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Member Since: 3/24/2013

SparkPoints: 34,343

Fitness Minutes: 55,351

My Goals:
Eat at least 4,000 calories a day up until week 20 of my pregnancy, and then follow that with eating as much as I can.

Listen to my body for when I can be more active and when I should rest.

Plan and prepare as much as possible for having three tiny ones to take care of!



My Program:
Eat, eat, eat! But continue to make healthy choices that will benefit both me and my babies.

Walk the dog when body, circumstance, and weather permits for 15 minutes a day.

Be active in some way daily, whether a formal workout video or grocery shopping, etc.

Personal Information:
I'm from Michigan, and I have been married since December 2010. We have a sweet doggie named Winter who is the light of my life. I became pregnant with triplets at the end of May 2015 =).

Other Information:
As a result of my efforts to eat healthier and at home more often, I've discovered a love for tasty, healthy recipes and cooking. I am pretty adventurous when it comes to trying new foods, and I love that being healthy and eating good food are not at all mutually exclusive.

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MISSUSRIVERRAT
8/26/2015 11:57:03 AM

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DRPEPPIE121
8/20/2015 1:40:59 PM

Haha Sorry about the cinnamon rolls! haha :-) I had no idea you were craving them so bad! DUDE, you CAN totally make these! Maybe when I post it you'll have to try. :-) It's probably the most coveted recipe I have other than my snickerdoodles. :-)

And yes!!! The figs were delicious! I was using fresh ones. One of the local stores finally had them in stock and I decided to jump in and try them! I kinda modeled my panini after a pizza I tried a local Italian restaurant. Though not as good as the pizza, this was pretty good for a combination of panini! Hubby loved making the homemade paninis! All we used was an aluminum foil covered brick. Totally fun! He encouraged me to do this more often. :-) WIN!

As far as the flower bed goes, I've never had a green thumb, so I'm looking forward to trying it! I'm hoping it won't be TOO much maintenance, but my brother designed the whole thing for us! I told him that we needed flowers/shrubs that could handle full sun, easy to maintain, and are less likely for me to kill. SO FAR, the daylillies are really successful! They're blooming already!!!!!!!!!! I've got four more to plant tonight if the weather cooperates, and then we gotta mulch. The tough thing is that we've got a little brick border to set before we plant, and that's been the most challenging thing. You gotta level the ground before you set the brick, and that takes strength! Kinda fun, actually!

And thanks for the wishes of luck for our crazy schedules! I'm totally excited that he's almost done! It's going to be a VERY ROUGH semester, and a tough Spring one where he'll probably be doing his FT job, an internship, and two more classes. UGH. ALMOST DONE! haha

Thanks for the encouragement!!! So grateful for your friendship, m'dear! Sending hugs!



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BARCELONAME
8/10/2015 6:08:51 PM

Wishing you the best pregnancy!!! You have done amazing with your weight loss journey. I added you as a friend because I find your determination very inspirational.



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TERRIJ7
8/5/2015 12:34:04 AM

Thank you for the flipflops. How did you know I needed a new pair? I'm glad you'll have plenty of help with the move. Isn't it great to have such a supportive family? I'll bet the future grandparents are excited about having 3 new babies--that way there are plenty to go around!
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8/3/2015 4:21:43 PM

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Yep. She uses it to float - the one she was playing on yesterday is a little old and rickety so she just lay down in it. The newer ones she can actually sit up straight in. It's the funniest thing we've ever seen a dog do.



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