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Progress with a BIG Surprise (shh don't tell)

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Let's start with a recap for the month of May.
May was my first month of true maintanince. emoticon
I increased my calories intake this month to about 1500 calories a day which was about 100 more than I was previously eating. I dropped the strength training and additional workouts and stuck with PT 24/7 workouts 5-6 days a week. emoticon
Here are my weigh in results
Week : 178.6
Week 2: 176
Week 3: 175.2
Week 4: 175.2
Week 5: 177
My goal range is 172-177 so I was able to stay within the range this month
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Now on to the surprise part of the blog- first you must promise NOT to tell. I have to tell someone so I thought I would share the news with my SP family emoticon

This week it was confirmed- I am pregnant!! emoticon
I am about 5 weeks along and have not told anyone (including the hubby). I am waiting until Father's day to tell him but I am so excited I had to share the news.

I am feeling pretty good but I had to increase my calorie intake BIG time this week-since I was not eating within my maintenance range for my exercise level yet I have been hungry and that has lead to nausea. My doctor only wants me to gain 20 pounds so I was concerned about how much I should be eating (by the way there is NOTHING on the internet that could help me) I spoke with my doctor. He told me to eat at my maintenance range to see how I feel- 1900-2100 calories a day, of course to make sure I am eating enough of "good" foods. So I changed my tracker and added calcium,folate and iron to track. I felt so much after adjusting my calories emoticon

My June Goals
Continue with PT 24/7 workouts- Dr. said that if I had done it before my pregnancy that I can keep it up but to take it easy. If I get dizzy to slow down. He also okayed me to take the Rock Climbing class but I need to hurry up and schedule it. There is no way the hubby will let me do it once he knows the big secret!

Food Intake
1. Clean eat as much as possible- staying away from processed foods and drinking at least 9-10 glasses of water a day. Also weaning off of artifical sweetners and switching to natural sweetners (bye- bye crystal light emoticon )
2. Eat 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies per day- this should not be hard since I have been eating fruit as snacks this week but I do need to get better with my veggie intake. Increasing the veggie intake will also help with the iron & folate since green veggies contain the most of these vitamins.
3. Eat 100-200 grams of calcium per day- I started drinking a cup of almond milk in the morning (45 grams) which has helped me reach this.
4. Take my pre-natal vitamins EVERY day- I have been taking them before I got a pregnant but I have a horrible time remembering to take them on the week-ends

I plan to still be on Spark because Babyfit- SUCKS! Plus all my SP friends are here and I still plan to encourage everyone.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STSCOTT11 9/19/2013 2:02PM

    I turn my back and look at your fast thin tail...preggers. LMBO
CONGRATULATONS! All the best to you and your baby.
Keep sparking along.

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OHMEMEME 6/24/2013 1:54PM

    Go Rocks!
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Enjoy being pregnant and make health your priority!

Good habits can continue. Remember to be kind to yourself and take care of you and baby.

Waiting to hear hubby's reaction!?!?!

Hope you keep in touch with Spark to share your journey....Keep Sparking! emoticon

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ALWAYSLO 6/10/2013 11:08PM

    Congratulations!!! That's great news! Best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy.

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ALL4BMI 6/9/2013 1:32PM

    Congratulations. I have a one year old son. I needed to gain as little as possible during my pregnancy - I gained 18 pounds - 3 more that I wanted too.

The good news is that I was never hungry and I did indulge in snacks - however, they were usually savoury and not sweet.

You have done a spectacular job with your weight loss - Limiting your weight gain to 20 pounds should be a emoticon (a piece of cake)

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FOXFIRENDTS 6/3/2013 6:30PM

    Congratulatons, I am so happy for you and you hubby!


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APRILAUTUMN1 6/3/2013 5:03PM

    Awww congratulations!!! And way to go on having a plan:) you keep on sparking, I tried babyfit too, its just not the same;)

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NATURALROCKS 6/3/2013 4:41PM

    emoticon all for the well wishes. This is the hardest secret I have had to keep! So glad I could share it with you. Will let you know how I tell the hubby- still planning that one out emoticon

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IMREITE 6/2/2013 3:16PM

    Congrats! Lmakin progress towards healthy habits should help you have a healthy pregnancy.

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PMRUNNER 6/2/2013 6:00AM

    Congratulations! Great news!

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KRISZTA11 6/2/2013 5:40AM

I wish you a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy!
You did everything possible to be as healthy and strong as possible, and starting at your goal weight is great.

I recall that when I joined SP, at registration I was asked if I was pregnant or not, and this information is considered when the system calculates our target ranges.
I'm sure it is possible to change this setting but I can't find where.

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LUVGOODMUZIK 6/1/2013 8:42PM

    Congratulations!!!! That is so wonderful...and kudos to you for not using pregnancy as a reason to eat what you can, when you can! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ABETTERBETTY 6/1/2013 8:04PM

    Congratulations! What a great Father's Day surprise for the hubby.

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X5X52000 6/1/2013 5:23PM

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NVSHADOW 6/1/2013 5:03PM

  emoticon wow so exciting and what an amazing fathers day gift for your hubby.

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JADAKNOWLES 6/1/2013 1:39PM

    Yayyy congratulations!

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TARAFROMTX1 6/1/2013 1:29PM

    Congrats to you!!!!! That is exciting news!!! emoticon emoticon

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NBLONDHEIM 6/1/2013 1:03PM very very exciting!!!! Congratulations and I wish you the best of luck through your pregnancy!!! I'm hoping to be right behind you with some surprising news too!!! emoticon

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ACRAIG921 6/1/2013 11:24AM

    How exciting!! Congratulations emoticon

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KALISWALKER 6/1/2013 11:16AM

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What exciting news! Wow will you hubby be surprised when you tell him this exciting news!

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PRETTYPITHY 6/1/2013 10:11AM

    Great news! Congrats! Here's to a happy healthy mom and baby!

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MJREIMERS 6/1/2013 10:01AM

    emoticon I loved being pregnant!!! I hope you have an easy pregnancy. How exciting for you and your husband. Have you thought about how you will tell him?

As long as your body is used to an exercise, normally your doctor will let you continue it. I rode horses right up to the day I had my kids. The first one I rode when I was in early labor, but I didn't know it since it was my first. Remember taking care of you is taking care of that precious miracle you are carrying. emoticon again!

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SUNSET09 6/1/2013 8:44AM

  You are on your way and by the time the new one arrives, you're going to be ale to lose that weight with the quickness! Ihad a friend who kept running up through her 8th month! What better way to get and keep fit! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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