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I'm Back, with Scary & Exciting News!

Monday, October 15, 2012

So, I have taken a week off Spark and actually lost 3 lb! emoticon

My scary and exciting news is that my husband and I are going to try and get pregnant now. I am taking some time off school and we are going to start a family. I am super scared but excited, too. Wish me luck!

This means that I will no longer be dieting to lose weight. I am going to try and lose a bit here before we get pregnant, but I'll be gaining 20-30+ lb. (I hope the lower end, not 50+).

If anyone has any experiences to share on pregnancy, I'd appreciate it. I'm nervous!
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JESSIEJACKS76 10/30/2012 9:00PM

    Awesome. I know someone who is continueing using myfitnesspal to track food. It has a setting for pregnant.

I would say continue to eat healthy. If u feel like it check and see if sparkpeople has the same option. Or ask your doctor for a appropriate calories range and try to stick to it. (Although I wouldn't sweet it to much)

Pregnancy and new babies are wonderful. Babydust to you!!!!

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 10/30/2012 6:46PM

    Congratulations on your decision! The other posters have given you great advice. Eating healthy and moderate, low intensity exercise is important to a healthy baby, a healthy you.

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FITGRL124 10/30/2012 5:47PM

    I do NOT know how I missed this blog! BUT, how exciting!!! I can't wait to hear the news! :)

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RECREATING_ME 10/19/2012 9:40PM

    That is exciting news! Good luck with it all :)

I don't have any advice on the pregnancy front since DH and I adopted both of our children, but what you have already gotten sounds like it will put you on the right path. Parenthood is quite the fun adventure!

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KOKITTY 10/16/2012 12:16AM

    Congrats! That's so exciting!

Keep in mind for pregnancy everyones weight gain is different 20-30 is usually all most doctors recommend for the average woman. And you'd be surprised how little you need to up your daily calorie intake! I'll give you a clue (it's not double)

Utilize all the tools and people around you and I'm sure you'll make it through this scary and exciting change! Good luck!

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BARCLE 10/15/2012 8:24PM

    Woohoo - all the best.

The advice I give (and wish, wish, wish, wish I'd known and done before I got pregnant) was to walk for at least 3 times a week for an hour or thereabouts. It doesn't have to be anything strenuous but it does make such a difference. I reckon if I'd known and done that I wouldn't have such a battle to lose the weight and shape up.

Hope that helps :-)

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DALID414 10/15/2012 12:57PM

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KANSASROSE67 10/15/2012 11:16AM

    Best advice to is relax, live your life and enjoy every moment. And don't use pregnancy as an excuse to eat badly...great, nutritious food will help you and baby be healthy.

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DSHRUBS3 10/15/2012 10:50AM

    Good luck!! That is great news!!!

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OPERATIONSIZE6 10/15/2012 10:49AM

    check out www.halfsizeme.com - she talks alot about diet / exercise and pregnancy. I love all her podcasts!

Good luck to you!

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SQUIRRELLYONE 10/15/2012 10:40AM

    http://babyfit.sparkpeople.com/


They've got a lot of great articles about getting ready to get pregnant, and most of the same tools (although according to some of the comments everything's not exactly the same with the nutrition tracker)

Good luck!

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GREENBEAN17 10/15/2012 10:37AM

    Awesome and exciting news! Congrats.

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LADYJ6942 10/15/2012 9:46AM

    That is great news, just go for it. Do all you can to eat healthy and exercise now and through out your pregnancy and you'll be fine. Most of the people who gain 50lbs, isnt just because of poor diet but they were mostly likely undernurished to begin with and for the body to be level it had to gain excess.

Hang in there and good luck!!!

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MOONSTORMER 10/15/2012 9:21AM

    very cool! enjoy every moment!

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ALLIEALLIE2 10/15/2012 8:52AM

    emoticon Awesome News Girlie!!! emoticon

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LOSE4LIFE47 10/15/2012 8:43AM

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