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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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    Hey there - thanks for the bloglove on my post. I'm loving that 30 day challenge - I'm surprised each day how much I look forward to whatever the email holds for me each day .... yeah, I know ... even though I do look at the calendar. Somehow it's inspiring to get a reminder.

    And like - no duh - that you're not messing around with new routines right now. I'm just so happy to hear you're not on bed rest. You stay healthy now.
    2046 days ago
    What? This? from the lady who bought a house, moved and is going to have three?

    Besides - I just want to KNOW what I should have done, I make no promise to actually do it. bwa ha haaaa

    2057 days ago
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    Thank you for the super sweet, timely, and supportive comment on my blog! You always seem to know what to say and totally get where I'm coming from! So grateful to have you in my life!

    You're right! Gotta keep trying my best so I don't start downward spiraling. I'm eating a little more munchies at work than I normally do recently, and I've GOT to stop that. It was HARD to ignore the Haribo gummy bears and Salt Water Taffy!!! YUM! I've eaten them VERY SLOWLY, but still. I've gotta stop. But I'm still getting some MOVING in if not formal. Definitely! Like tonight, looks like me and the hubby will be doing more gardening because they canceled his class for the afternoon. I'm excited about that.

    Thank you for your sweet words again!! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this part of your pregnancy and what you've been thinking/going through! Sending hugs!
    2067 days ago
    Hope you have a "Good Hair Day." emoticon
    2088 days ago
  • v DRPEPPIE121
    Haha Sorry about the cinnamon rolls! haha :-) I had no idea you were craving them so bad! DUDE, you CAN totally make these! Maybe when I post it you'll have to try. :-) It's probably the most coveted recipe I have other than my snickerdoodles. :-)

    And yes!!! The figs were delicious! I was using fresh ones. One of the local stores finally had them in stock and I decided to jump in and try them! I kinda modeled my panini after a pizza I tried a local Italian restaurant. Though not as good as the pizza, this was pretty good for a combination of panini! Hubby loved making the homemade paninis! All we used was an aluminum foil covered brick. Totally fun! He encouraged me to do this more often. :-) WIN!

    As far as the flower bed goes, I've never had a green thumb, so I'm looking forward to trying it! I'm hoping it won't be TOO much maintenance, but my brother designed the whole thing for us! I told him that we needed flowers/shrubs that could handle full sun, easy to maintain, and are less likely for me to kill. SO FAR, the daylillies are really successful! They're blooming already!!!!!!!!!! I've got four more to plant tonight if the weather cooperates, and then we gotta mulch. The tough thing is that we've got a little brick border to set before we plant, and that's been the most challenging thing. You gotta level the ground before you set the brick, and that takes strength! Kinda fun, actually!

    And thanks for the wishes of luck for our crazy schedules! I'm totally excited that he's almost done! It's going to be a VERY ROUGH semester, and a tough Spring one where he'll probably be doing his FT job, an internship, and two more classes. UGH. ALMOST DONE! haha

    Thanks for the encouragement!!! So grateful for your friendship, m'dear! Sending hugs!
    2094 days ago
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