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Healthy Ever After

My weight loss journey did not start with any epiphany, bad photo, or tight jeans. I always had good self-esteem and thought I had a great deal of confidence. However, like any woman who is blessed to have indulged herself in a 9 month period of cravings, weight gain and more cravings, I found myself waddling to the delivery floor with a bit more than just a little pregnancy gain.

A couple weeks after my son was born and after losing some weight through the whole birthing process, ...
My weight loss journey did not start with any epiphany, bad photo, or tight jeans. I always had good self-esteem and thought I had a great deal of confidence. However, like any woman who is blessed to have indulged herself in a 9 month period of cravings, weight gain and more cravings, I found myself waddling to the delivery floor with a bit more than just a little pregnancy gain.

A couple weeks after my son was born and after losing some weight through the whole birthing process, reality quickly set in. Walking into my obstetrician’s office for my 6 week post-op visit, I slumped into the armchair of the waiting room. It was a typical Charleston summer afternoon, an energy draining 91 degrees.

“You know, I don’t feel so hot,” I told my husband.” I can’t remember the last time I actually felt good.”

I looked down at my bulky frame then at my husband. I pointed to my sprawling stomach and whispered, “When I heal and am ready, I better do something about this.”

The nurse called my name and walked me toward the scale. While my husband would persist that I am beautiful no matter what and that my weight gain was due to the fact that I had a bed-ridden pregnancy full of complications and medications, I was nonetheless disappointed with the reality that this wouldn’t be a quick fix.

I can’t say that I wish I would have done anything differently, rather, I wish to now gain the strength to regain my body and mind not only for myself, but for my husband and son as well.

This is my journey to redefine what it means to be healthy and happy!

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My Mini Stages:
Stage #1: From 260-240 (DONE!)

Stage #2: From 240-220 (DONE!)

Stage #3: From 220-210

Stage #4: From 210-200

Midway Goal - Get Under 200lbs

Stage #5: From 200-190

Stage #6: From 190-180

Stage #7: From 180-170

Ultimate Goal - Reach a Healthy BMI
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Member Since: 7/7/2007

My Goals:
Monthly Weight Loss for 2014

January: - 2 lbs
February: - 3 lbs
March: - 9.4 lbs
April: - 4 lbs
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My Program:
°Daily Net Calorie of 1220.

°Macronutrients of 20/50/30

°Drink 8+ cups of water a day.

°Don't eat or drink after 7pm.

°3-4 days of weight training.

°5-7 days of 30-60 minutes of cardio.

°Log into SparkPeople daily for inspiration.
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Personal Information:
Hi I'm Britney, welcome to my SparkPage!

A page where you can get a backseat ride and witness my journey from past to present, and present to future of a lifestyle makeover.

Other Information:
Height: 5"7"

Pre-Pregnancy BMI - 24.4
Post-Pregnancy BMI - 36.1
Current BMI - 33.7

Pre-Pregnancy BF% - 23.5
Post-Pregnancy BF% - 33.9
Current BF% - 28.9

Pre-Pregnancy Size - 10/12
Post-Pregnancy Size - 16
Current Size - 14

 
 



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