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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
    That's a good idea! Automatic mix of music! When I go to the YMCA, which is normally in the winter, I just watch whatever's on the TVs... and I stopped using my mp3 player when I walk around because I hate holding it and my water bottle. But "Monster" is a great song! For sure! Whatever works for you! I bet that song from Skillet would probably work for me... lots of good stuff from there, though! :-)
    2856 days ago
  • v DRPEPPIE121
    Thanks for your comments on my blogs! It makes me feel good to know people can relate! :-) And you are correct! The beginning portion was inspired by that comment via your blog. It's kinda stuff I've been feeling for a while, honestly. I get very fed up with this culture we live in. Seems so superficial sometimes... but whatever. As my Mom says, " 'Tis life...".

    And I agree, though, with you that an outsider's point-of-view is fully okay! And all of them are acceptable ones, even if we don't agree with them. But the best outsider's are the ones that give valuable, loving advice. I think a lot of us do that here on Sparkpeople. I actually am pleasantly surprised.

    And which songs really motivate you out of those lovely hard rock songs? I'm a big fan of rock and hard rock. Totally used to be into metal BACK IN THE DAY...but not so much anymore. I am rather picky with those bands.

    Have a good one! Congrats on happy snacks! emoticon
    2856 days ago
  • v no profile image XMEGAN
    Hey! This time I am commenting on the correct page :) I also have an accountability partner. I was going to make the same offer to you! :) I am glad yours reappeared so we both have somoene :) There can never be too much encouragement and cheering on, though, so I am here for that :)
    2859 days ago
  • v BROOKIE389

    You must be so confused! This is my account! I must have been signed into my old account when I added you.

    I am SO SORRY! I will be deleting FINDING_ME929 and using this one from now on.

    emoticon I am so sorry!
    2872 days ago
    Hi, I'm not from Michigan, I'm from Florida but wanted to welcome you to the Rescued/Adopted Dog and Cat Lovers Team. Stop by the team threads when you can so we can get to know you!!!! emoticon
    2873 days ago
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