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February 2013 vs. February 2015. One year of maintenance under my belt!



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In March 2013, I had gotten sick of being unhealthy. I was unenergetic, stressed, and felt...well...fat. I decided to do something about it, so I joined Sparkpeople. My goal, instead of getting "skinny" was to become healthier and feel better. When I got a Fitbit in September 2013, I decided to use it to eat at a 1,000 calorie deficit, which was actually more than I was eating while only tracking with Sparkpeople.

I hit my goal range and began maintaining in February 2014. I strove to learn how to maintain while keeping a balance in other areas of my life. At that point, I was working out for an hour daily and pushing to the max during essentially every workout.

My husband and I then began trying to start a family in May 2014. I had issues with hormone production and found out in January 2015 that this is likely due to my diet and exercise regimen while losing weight.

In April 2015, after a long round of injectable hormone therapy, I found out I was pregnant. I had an ultrasound a few weeks later and discovered it was triplets! I was completely overwhelmed at the time, but now my husband and I are both very excited and trying to prepare ourselves for the big task ahead as best as we can.


Member Since: 3/24/2013

Fitness Minutes: 56,394

My Goals:
Eat at least 4,000 calories a day up until week 20 of my pregnancy, and then follow that with eating as much as I can.

Listen to my body for when I can be more active and when I should rest.

Plan and prepare as much as possible for having three tiny ones to take care of!



My Program:
Eat, eat, eat! But continue to make healthy choices that will benefit both me and my babies.

Walk the dog when body, circumstance, and weather permits for 15 minutes a day.

Be active in some way daily, whether a formal workout video or grocery shopping, etc.



Personal Information:
I'm from Michigan, and I have been married since December 2010. We have a sweet doggie named Winter who is the light of my life. I became pregnant with triplets at the end of May 2015 =).


Other Information:
As a result of my efforts to eat healthier and at home more often, I've discovered a love for tasty, healthy recipes and cooking. I am pretty adventurous when it comes to trying new foods, and I love that being healthy and eating good food are not at all mutually exclusive.




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  • v SMILINGEYES2
    πŸŽΆπŸ’πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽŠ. Celebrating your success.
    1524 days ago
  • v IAMAGEMLOVER
    emoticon How are you feeling? I hope everything is going as planned.
    1614 days ago
  • v AMARILYNH
    emoticon Yay for 'still cooking' babies! Sending hugs and prayers for all of you!!
    1619 days ago
  • v IAMAGEMLOVER
    emoticon for reading my blog about the kitten. You take care of yourself. I knew you were pregnant, but I didn't know you were pregnant with triplets. What a miracle.
    1629 days ago
  • v BESSHAILE
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    Thanks for the bloglove!

    And it's SO true - I felt so sorry for that woman. NOBODY takes 3 little ones on such a journey unless it's deeply important. She could have been called home to a sick bed or a funeral. Understanding her misery didn't make bearing with her unhappy babies any easier but it made it all sort of fit. and we all knew she was stressed so the most complaining people did was to foll eyes or mutter quietly. I think one of those little ones had an ear ache and of course, once she got going her sisters chimed in. I was able to distract one of the babies some of the time - (real baby slut here) but in the end, only exhaustion settled them down. Interestingly, once the plane landed they calmed down too - so there could have been something about the pressurized air ... or the engine motor.

    anyway - I hope you never have to fly with your 3 till they're ready for it and if you do have to, I hope there is a beloved friend who can make a third lap.
    1638 days ago
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