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Progress with a BIG Surprise (shh don't tell)

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Let's start with a recap for the month of May.
May was my first month of true maintanince. emoticon
I increased my calories intake this month to about 1500 calories a day which was about 100 more than I was previously eating. I dropped the strength training and additional workouts and stuck with PT 24/7 workouts 5-6 days a week. emoticon
Here are my weigh in results
Week : 178.6
Week 2: 176
Week 3: 175.2
Week 4: 175.2
Week 5: 177
My goal range is 172-177 so I was able to stay within the range this month
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Now on to the surprise part of the blog- first you must promise NOT to tell. I have to tell someone so I thought I would share the news with my SP family emoticon

This week it was confirmed- I am pregnant!! emoticon
I am about 5 weeks along and have not told anyone (including the hubby). I am waiting until Father's day to tell him but I am so excited I had to share the news.

I am feeling pretty good but I had to increase my calorie intake BIG time this week-since I was not eating within my maintenance range for my exercise level yet I have been hungry and that has lead to nausea. My doctor only wants me to gain 20 pounds so I was concerned about how much I should be eating (by the way there is NOTHING on the internet that could help me) I spoke with my doctor. He told me to eat at my maintenance range to see how I feel- 1900-2100 calories a day, of course to make sure I am eating enough of "good" foods. So I changed my tracker and added calcium,folate and iron to track. I felt so much after adjusting my calories emoticon

My June Goals
Continue with PT 24/7 workouts- Dr. said that if I had done it before my pregnancy that I can keep it up but to take it easy. If I get dizzy to slow down. He also okayed me to take the Rock Climbing class but I need to hurry up and schedule it. There is no way the hubby will let me do it once he knows the big secret!

Food Intake
1. Clean eat as much as possible- staying away from processed foods and drinking at least 9-10 glasses of water a day. Also weaning off of artifical sweetners and switching to natural sweetners (bye- bye crystal light emoticon )
2. Eat 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies per day- this should not be hard since I have been eating fruit as snacks this week but I do need to get better with my veggie intake. Increasing the veggie intake will also help with the iron & folate since green veggies contain the most of these vitamins.
3. Eat 100-200 grams of calcium per day- I started drinking a cup of almond milk in the morning (45 grams) which has helped me reach this.
4. Take my pre-natal vitamins EVERY day- I have been taking them before I got a pregnant but I have a horrible time remembering to take them on the week-ends

I plan to still be on Spark because Babyfit- SUCKS! Plus all my SP friends are here and I still plan to encourage everyone.

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