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Happy Sparkiversary to me!

Friday, April 30, 2010

I just realized that I have been Sparking for a year now! This realization makes me VERY happy for a couple of reasons.

1. I have managed to commit to healthy change and I've stuck to it (relatively) faithfully for a whole year! This is huge progress for someone who tends to jump from one thing to another to another. No more excuses...I know this program works for me!

2. My attitude towards food and fitness has changed tremendously. Of course I still have bad days (and we all need a treat every now and again) but I am focused on my health the majority of the time.

3. I know that there is a wonderful community of people out there who can relate to me and my feelings about food and weight. Yay for you my Spark friends!! I feel so grateful to have your support and to be able to share this journey with you.

So, what else is going on?

Well, today I was measured and weighed to se how I'm doing with my pregnancy weight gain goals. The food tracker is my best friend these days. I can easily see when I'm going overboard on carbs or when I'm not getting enough nutrients like calcium or iron.

I'm happy to report that I'm pretty much on track! In a few weeks I'll be halfway through my pregnancy and to date I have gained 8 pounds. My doctor wants me to aim for somewhere between 15 and 20 pounds so I think I'm doing quite well!

The baby is super active...I can feel it doing acrobatics in my belly. It's a wonderfully reassuring feeling. I'm hoping that my hubby will soon be able to feel it doing backflips in my abdomen!

Have a great weekend everyone!




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  • LINDA!
    So happy you celebrated a wonderful Sparkiversary!
    3357 days ago
  • LINDA!
    So happy you celebrated a wonderful Sparkiversary!
    3357 days ago
  • DBELLE39
    Happy Sparkaversary & emoticon on the newest family member!
    3364 days ago
  • SHAKENMA
    That's great! Good for you. emoticon
    3368 days ago
  • BIG_SCOTS_LASS
    Happy SparkVersary!
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    Well done on the life changes. I'm still working on making the changes permanent - I'm a work in progress - but you're already there, which is great!

    I totally forgot you were pregnant! I'm so happy things are going well for you. What's the calorie recommendation for a pregnant woman? Is it 2500 cals? You lucky thing! I'm glad you're not using your pregnancy as an excuse to stuff yourself silly. My cousin ate tons during all 3 of her pregnancies and now wonders why she has a weight problem!

    Do you know the sex of the baby yet? Have you started picking out names? What about the nursery? Are you getting all the bits and pieces you'll need together? There's so much to do and it's quick coming around (although I'm sure it doesn't feel that way towards the end).

    I'm glad things are going so well and you're not suffering. I hope you'll stay in touch more often and let us know how you're getting on. Take care.
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    3368 days ago
  • no profile photo IRISH_AGUIRRE
    Congrats on your Spark anniversary, your healthier lifestyle, and the active, growing baby on the way! You are doing fabulously on your pregnancy weight gain. I'm with you - I loved when my boys were so active - it was really reassuring. Sending you lots of hugs & positive thoughts for continued happiness.
    3368 days ago
  • BILLY4225
    Congrats! Here's to your 2 year anniversary!
    3368 days ago
  • KERISMA
    Congratulations on both the sparkversary and the bundle of joy!
    3368 days ago
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