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2011 UPDATE:
I am now pregnant for the very first time and we're so excited. I was on my way to losing the weight last year but have gained it all back and more! :( I would like to find pregnant buddies or mothers to share this journey with. I'm due in the beginning of April and having an unmedicated natural birth using Hypnobabies so I have to really get into shape! :)

I would like to hear your experiences in losing postpregnancy weight as well. It sounds very challenging ...
2011 UPDATE:
I am now pregnant for the very first time and we're so excited. I was on my way to losing the weight last year but have gained it all back and more! :( I would like to find pregnant buddies or mothers to share this journey with. I'm due in the beginning of April and having an unmedicated natural birth using Hypnobabies so I have to really get into shape! :)

I would like to hear your experiences in losing postpregnancy weight as well. It sounds very challenging especially if you're breastfeeding and not getting any sleep.





2009
Hi, my name is Maria. I joined Sparks for moral support. It's October. I am about 5'2 and 170 pounds. I am doing this because my weight and appearance have stopped me from living my life to its fullest; it keeps my self-esteem down all the time and I want to get out of this rut. My plan is to lose 10 pounds every month until I reach the goal of 120 lbs. so I can start living a happier, healthier life. I'd love to hear some of your struggles and motivational stories.
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Member Since: 4/21/2008

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My Goals:
2011
-To have a healthy natural pregnancy in 2 months using exercise, good nutrition and hypnobabies!
-to avoid gestational diabetes
-to lose 50 lbs during the 3 months after pregnancy (this is what I expect to have gained---I have lost so much discipline since the pregnancy)
-lose a total of 70 lbs by Christmas


2009-2010
Here are some of my goals:

-Target Weight: 170 lbs to 120 lbs.


My Program:
2011 (during pregnancy)
-1-2 hours of cardio per week at the gym or outdoors
-less sugar and carbs to avoid Gestational Diabetes
-treat myself to one small portioned craving per week
-drink 8-9 glasses of water daily
-eat veggies and fruits at every meal to avoid cravings



2009-2010
Here's what I plan to do everyday :

-3 to 4 days of cardio; may include kickboxing, aerobics (step & dance), DDR, elliptical/treadmill, swimming
-2 days with trainer for circuit training and strengthening exercises
-creating food journal
-eating less carbs for dinner and more fibre for breakfast
-weaning off of sugary temptations and snacking on more fruits and veggies
-drinking 8 cups of water a day
-keeping myself busy with a hobby/errands/ house cleaning to keep myself from thinking of food

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I would love to hear from you if you have tips, suggestions or just need a buddy for motivation.

 
 



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SARAHGMD
1/22/2011 6:16:13 PM

Hi Maria,

Here's the link for chocolate:
amberlynchocolatestore.com

We'd dropped bread a good deal when we were on Weight watchers, so it wasn't as big a step as it might have been otherwise.
Sarahgmd



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VMOYANO
12/14/2009 11:09:44 PM

Thanks for the motivation!!! emoticon emoticon



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JALENMAC
12/14/2009 8:30:01 AM

emoticon for the encouraging comment on my blog. emoticon



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SANCHEZERICA
12/13/2009 9:54:53 PM

thanks maria! and yes i have made substitutes for example fat free milk & others. funny thing is no1 knew they were drinking fat free til i pointed it out. anyway, looks like i need to have the talk with my husband again but let him know how serious i am about this cuz believe me ive talked to him several times before. hes such a bad influence he really is lol.

but seems like the both of us need to lose a total of 50lbs. good luck on ur journey friend & thanks for the advice!



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SPARKCHICK
11/24/2009 12:19:13 PM

Maria, thanks so much for visiting and posting on my blog. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Let's stay strong.
Hugs, Dena



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