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

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Dress I wore when I fell for my husband in 2006 (February 1, 2014--144.8 lbs)

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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 DRPEPPIE121
    THanks for the comment! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that loves M&M's that much! Hard to stop at just one! You've got some good ideas! I will keep that in mind for sure!!! :-) Hope you're doing well!!
    2824 days ago
    Thank you! Yay!! I'm so excited about last week!! It is so hard not to binge when that's what everyone else is doing and when I'm getting pressured into joining. And you're right, once you give in, it's so hard to stop and mentally reset. So, I tried my best to stay away from junk completely, with the exception of a couple things.

    Not sure how much longer Vince will be on overtime, but I am glad for the little bump in income. We need new tire, shocks, and struts for the car. Had to dip into our car repair money to pay vet bills. We will be back to normal soon, hopefully not more than a couple more weeks!

    We can do it!!
    2852 days ago
  • v DRPEPPIE121
    No prob! Love leaving encouraging comments to my sparkfriends! :-)

    When I lost weight the first go around.... I did it all by myself. I had tried various diets and hated them all. Granted, I when I lost weight the first time..I was playing sand volleyball at least 2 or 3 times per week and soccer at least once or twice per working out three times per week at the YMCA. I think that helped a lot. Since then, my priorities have changed:

    THEN: Single; pet=hamster (not needy and would rather spend time with you in the evening)
    NOW: Married; pet=cats (needs time)'s been more of a challenge these days. I've got less energy then I did the first time too. I was about 23-24 when I did it the first time...and kept it mostly off for a while. It has really been the past two years I've been married that I've gained quite a bit of it back.

    It's possible to do this! We can do this! You go girl!
    2854 days ago
    Yes, you wouldn't think you could get that good of a workout in a chair! Coach Nicole is an awesome trainer and instructor.
    2862 days ago
  • v DRPEPPIE121
    Thanks for the kind words!!! Very good for motivation for sure! I'm back in the swing of things... and hoping to keep it up for a better weekend despite a fun picnic this weekend. Hope you're doing well!!!

    2864 days ago
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