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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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    Wishing you the best pregnancy!!! You have done amazing with your weight loss journey. I added you as a friend because I find your determination very inspirational.
    2138 days ago
  • v TERRIJ7
    Thank you for the flipflops. How did you know I needed a new pair? I'm glad you'll have plenty of help with the move. Isn't it great to have such a supportive family? I'll bet the future grandparents are excited about having 3 new babies--that way there are plenty to go around!
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    2144 days ago

    Yep. She uses it to float - the one she was playing on yesterday is a little old and rickety so she just lay down in it. The newer ones she can actually sit up straight in. It's the funniest thing we've ever seen a dog do.
    2145 days ago
  • v DRPEPPIE121
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog again! I SO very much appreciate your support! I'm glad I seem more like myself! Overall, I feel much more like since I decided to go from two recipes to one. It's just less stress. SO much better for me right now. :-)

    Yah! Go ahead and send me that little infographic you have on pinterest! My big problem's that when I am craving chocolate, it's literally what I'm craving and nothing else helps. I've tried things before. I eat nutritionally what I need most days so I'm not sure it's just anything more than self-control. When I try substituting it with something else, most of the time I end up eating a lot more in the day than planned. I'm thinking maybe chocolate covered strawberries may be better? Or little cocoa flavored something without all the stuff? I'm working on figuring it out :-)

    And thanks for the reminder of the hormonal changes. They suck, you're right!!! I'm even breaking out again... but things well level out eventually. I think I'll get back on track to losing over the next few weeks. The hormones really make it weird.

    Anyways, hope you're doing great!!! Sending hugs!

    2157 days ago
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