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Becoming a new Mommy and continuing my Spark!

In the next few weeks I will be having my first baby and couldn't be happier with this change in my life. Although I went into this pregnancy with the idea that I would be active all the way through and would control my weight gain I have had my issues. Right now I have gained 45 lbs. since my first OB appointment in July and although I'm not very happy about it I'm also not beating myself up about it. I am planning ahead to when I will be able to get back on track and hopefully will be taking ...
In the next few weeks I will be having my first baby and couldn't be happier with this change in my life. Although I went into this pregnancy with the idea that I would be active all the way through and would control my weight gain I have had my issues. Right now I have gained 45 lbs. since my first OB appointment in July and although I'm not very happy about it I'm also not beating myself up about it. I am planning ahead to when I will be able to get back on track and hopefully will be taking several daily walks within weeks of giving birth. I will continue to add to my daily activities as I feel physically capable to.

I am still in the 5% Challenges and this will be my 5th one starting on the 18th of this month. I wasn't going to sign-up for this one but I decided that it may be just what I need to get my focused and back on track with my goals to lose this baby weight while my body is prepared for it. I do plan to join the gym at some point but I will wait until I feel that I can take advantage of what the gym has offer instead of making myself feel obligated to go even if I don't feel up to it. I have a treadmill at home and lots of other useful workout equipment and DVDs that I can use in the meantime. I am also planning to do some of the 30 day challenges at first to get into a routine and build momentum in the beginning since most of those challenges only have 10 minute workouts and I feel that will be a little more my speed at first.

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Member Since: 8/4/2008

SparkPoints: 32,971

Fitness Minutes: 36,348

My Goals:
Get down to under 140 and stay there.

To lose weight and be actively healthy.

Lose Pregnancy weight gain by 8/14.

Eat healthy for breastfeeding.

Be a healthy mother.

My Program:
12,000 Steps a Day

Resume hiking on Sunday's as soon as physically able.

Other outdoor activities as possible.

Eat as healthy as I can/ Clean when possible

Personal Information:
Married just over 2 years.

Almost a new mommy.

Have an office job so I sit for most of the day but I'm doing what I can to increase my movements throughout the day with the help of my Fitbit One.

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I like to read, dance, listen to music, and go to the movies. I am crazy in love with my DH.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
6/11/2013 9:19:45 AM

"Every day of our lives we are faced with a choice.
The choice to BE, or to be truly AMAZING.
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
No matter who you are, or what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE."
-Lorna Jane
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Hey Sparkfriend, I hope your week is going great so far. Make the most of each day as it comes, and choose to be amazing! Put forth your best effort....because you are worth it!
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DIHEALTHYHAPPY
6/10/2013 4:16:18 PM

Thanks for all you do! Did you get a Sparkmail from me? I had a question about the sodium. If you don't have time to resond, no biggie! I'll just go with a 0!



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HARRIET8AL
6/6/2013 8:40:11 AM

Thanks for the Goodie- I feel honored to be the Shining Star of the Day. I love the Shooting Stars, they are so energetic and keep me looking for ways to get more exercise into my day :-)



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JDOWM62
6/4/2013 12:17:02 PM

Thank you for the smiley face and I hope you are feeling better today. Yesterday was not great for me, either. Hopefully, the rest of the week will be easier. Take care.

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SHARON10002
6/3/2013 11:15:05 PM

Thank you for stopping by to comment and read my Loving Yourself: Helpful or Harmful blog. Thank you for taking the time to covey your feelings about this to this day through your detailed comments. I was feeling so much for what many of you had suffered through as children, and the fact that it is all still so fresh in our minds! How sad that 50 years later our schools and society are still passing those same messages along to our children and grandchildren.

Here are just a few excerpts the many comments in response to the blog:

JESSICABOOTY writes “Is it any wonder that women struggle with their weight? All the dissing of women who don't meet a pre-set "ideal" starts when they are children and can't tell the difference between reality and imaginary. So when they are exposed to totally imaginary messages, they can't tell if it's real or imagined. Why do we have to be so hard on ourselves?”

“I so remember the day in elementary school where we were weighed and I was the heaviest. And that was over 40 years ago and I am still mortified.” wrote SEWINGMAMASCDS.

CELIAMINER said,” On the subject of teaching children to love themselves the way they are, I vote YES! Negative comments I got as a teenager, when my weight was within the normal range but toward the top of normal, still sting today.”

BLUEANGELLK responded, “I remember crying inside for hours on those days. Couldn't cry outside and let them see you weak. It was like waving a red flag at a bull. I am a teacher and I still hate those days. I know how much it hurts kids.”

DUXGRL1 added, “I remember in school telling the nurse to please not yell out my weight as we all stood in line. And the sad thing is, looking back, I was actually only a few lbs overweight at the time.”

2HAMSDIET remembers,” Oh I remember the weigh in days at school. They brought the scale to class and then told the number in front of everyone. Also they wrote it on your report card. What painful way to spend early childhood.”

Thanks to everyone for all of their honest, and probably painful comments. I applaud you all for your courage in stepping forward.



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