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Getting Healthy for Future Baby

I'm Jessica, and I live in Spartanburg, SC with my husband, Brett, and our two dogs, Sophie and Maggie (see adorable pics to the left!). I am a 5th grade teacher, and my husband is a math professor at USC Upstate. I realized recently that I have gained 10 pounds per year ever since my freshman year of college, bringing me to a whopping 190 pounds on my small, 5 foot frame. I never thought I would see a number that big on the scale, and I never want to see a 2 in front of my weight, so I am ...
I'm Jessica, and I live in Spartanburg, SC with my husband, Brett, and our two dogs, Sophie and Maggie (see adorable pics to the left!). I am a 5th grade teacher, and my husband is a math professor at USC Upstate. I realized recently that I have gained 10 pounds per year ever since my freshman year of college, bringing me to a whopping 190 pounds on my small, 5 foot frame. I never thought I would see a number that big on the scale, and I never want to see a 2 in front of my weight, so I am getting back on track right now before I lose control any more than I already have. I have not thought about working out or tracking my food in quite a while as I have been focused on my teaching career. But Brett and I have been trying for over a year to get pregnant, and we recently had a devastating miscarriage. I know my weight is part of the reason we are having a hard time getting and staying pregnant, and I want to be a mom more than anything so I don't have a choice about my health. I am going to do everything in my power to get back on track, and hopefully lose some weight before getting pregnant again.

Big, lofty, long-term goals:
Lose 80 pounds
Run a marathon
Complete a triathlon
Eat healthy and stay active as part of my regular lifestyle

Attainable, short-term goals:
Lose 1 pound per week
Begin and stick to C25K program
Drink 8 glasses of water each day
Track calories and stay in range 6 days per week
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Member Since: 9/23/2007

SparkPoints: 51,212

Fitness Minutes: 38,223

My Goals:
SMART Goals:

1. Lose 1 pound per week
2. Cardio for 30 minutes each day
3. Drink 8 glasses of water each day
4. Stay within calorie range 6 days per week
5. Eat 3 fruits/veggies 6 days per week
6. C25K program - run a 5K in 8 weeks (by August 24)

My Program:
I am strictly following the SP lifestyle change plan - counting calories, exercise, drinking plenty of water, and adding fruits and veggies to my diet.

I am also restarting the C25K program and going to the gym a few times each week to mix in different types of cardio.

Personal Information:
I am from Spartanburg, SC and recently moved back to my hometown after my husband got a job teaching at USC Upstate. I graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia where I got my degree in piano performance in 2007 and a master of arts in teaching in 2011. I am currently a 5th grade teacher in Spartanburg District 6.

Other Information:
I love to read, watch movies and TV, listen to music, play piano, and play games (although I get a little too competitive sometimes!).

Fave books include:
Prince of Tides
The Time Traveler's Wife
Invisible Monsters

Fave movies include:
Virgin Suicides
Requiem for a Dream
A Tale of Two Sisters

Fave TV shows include:
The Office
Dexter
Friends

Fave music include:
Muse
Radiohead
Led Zeppelin

Fave games include:
Guitar Hero/Rock Band
Portal
Call of Duty

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BARCLE
7/6/2013 2:26:13 AM

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7/3/2013 1:05:16 PM

"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee."
–Marian Wright Edelman
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7/2/2013 11:50:33 AM

"Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
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Thanks for commenting on my blog, "Day One of the 30 Day Shred." Have a great week!



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KERI_RIEHLE
6/28/2013 9:07:59 AM

Welcome back!!!



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JTK131
4/26/2012 2:37:44 PM

Hey Jess!! Just wanted to check in and see how things are going. We all miss you on the boards and would love to hear from you again soon! Hope all is well!! :)



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