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I'm Jen. I'm just like anyone else on this journey. I did it once, and was doing great. I went from just over 250lbs to about 165lbs. Well, I started grad school in 2011 and gained it all back... and then some.

In July 2013, I found out I was pregnant! We were not really trying, but not really preventing. My first appointment I was terrified to get on the scale. I knew I had gained, but had no idea how much. I weighed in at a whopping 287!! YIKES. I've never been that heavy. I ...
I'm Jen. I'm just like anyone else on this journey. I did it once, and was doing great. I went from just over 250lbs to about 165lbs. Well, I started grad school in 2011 and gained it all back... and then some.

In July 2013, I found out I was pregnant! We were not really trying, but not really preventing. My first appointment I was terrified to get on the scale. I knew I had gained, but had no idea how much. I weighed in at a whopping 287!! YIKES. I've never been that heavy. I knew I had to take control of my eating habits during pregnancy.

Fast forward to January 2014. I am due March 16th with a baby boy we are naming Leo. I weigh in at 295. My goal was no more than 10lb of weight gain, but with almost 2 months left, we'll see. My doctor said up to 15lbs is okay.

My first goal is to get back under 200. I cannot believe I've crept so close to 300 pounds. It's unheard of. Or so I thought. I am not giving myself any time limits, simply because I'll have a newborn. My final goal is about 150, but I think if I get back to about 170 I'll be happy.

So for now, it's all about getting my veggies in and keeping this baby boy healthy!

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Member Since: 3/5/2010

SparkPoints: 15,884

Fitness Minutes: 15,198

My Goals:
For the remainder of pregnancy:

-2 Servings of Fruit Daily
-3 Servings of Veggies Daily
-Limit sweets and processed foods


My Program:
For the remainder of pregnancy:

Mindful of what I am eating, but not counting calories.

Prenatal yoga 3-4 times a week.

Walking whenever possible (due to weather).

Personal Information:
I'm 24, married to the love of my life and pregnant! Our first baby is due in March. I have two doggies. A pug, Gizmo and a rescue, Sierra. I love to bike, cook, do yoga and read. I graduated with my Master's in clinical mental health counseling in December and plan to look for a new job this summer. For now I am a social worker for at-risk families.

Other Information:
I feel emotional well being and stress management is an important key to healthy living.

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XOEMYBABY1232
8/9/2014 12:23:49 AM

Looking great!



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LISAN0415
7/9/2014 10:18:31 PM

I see you were pregnant last summer too! I got re-married in May 2013, and then Pregnant in July 2013. My baby boy was born in March 2014 (I posted a blog in May about my challenges) and the weight did not come off like I expected.

Now I am working my weight loss plan and the weight is coming off, slowly, but It is improving week by week. I re-started my healthy journey 5-22-14.

How is your healthy journey going? Please keep in touch, let's do this together!!!
Lisa



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LISAN0415
5/28/2014 12:00:11 AM

Hi Jen,

I Have to apologize for not being active on Spark, or keeping up on my friend's healthy journies.
I had a challenging year, and I post a blog yesterday about my challenges and difficulties, but good news is that everything turned out well and I am mentally and physically ready to re-start my healthy journey and I want to cheer my friends on with their goals and achievements.

How has your healthy lifestyle journey been? How are you? I know you have had to restart before, but that just shows we can do this! I am here now to cheer you on also!

Please drop me a line when you have time, and let me know how you're doing and what's new with your journey. I appreciate the friendship and support!
Hugs,
Lisa



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CONFUSEDBIRD
1/21/2014 8:12:42 AM

Congrats! Thank you, doing well.

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CONFUSEDBIRD
1/20/2014 8:45:34 AM

Welcome back!



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