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Well I'm back and I'm pregnant!

About 6 years ago I lost 40 lbs with SparkPeople, ran a 15k, did acro-yoga, and basically strutted around feeling like a hot to trot super fly version of myself.

Honestly, there were some problems with the weight loss (frenzied working out being one) that caused me to gain all the weight back over a few years. I tried again, on and off, without success. It seemed I couldn't figure out how I had "cracked the code" before. Eventually I gave up.

Then in November I found out I was pregnant, I started a new job, and I moved into a new apartment with my husband. Two months into the job my boss pushed me toward applying for a full-time position that would be a huge promotion. I should know if I got it in May (wow!)

I've come back to Sparkpeople because I want to reconnect to the values of a healthy lifestyle and a supportive community -- even the Spark Guy himself isn't on a weight loss plan, so why should I be? I don't even want to *think* about losing weight until baby is 1 year old!

Member Since: 6/14/2012

Fitness Minutes: 14,207

My Goals:
- this is not about weight loss! Hide the scale for a year!
- drink a whole 72 oz nalgene of water every day
- get 10,000 steps 2x a week
- fruit in your breakfast, greens in your lunch & dinner

My Program:
I wear a fitbit (hit me up if you want a challenge!) and track my calories once a week in My Fitness Pal just to stay aware of my intake. During pregnancy I weigh myself weekly to see how rapid my weight gain is.

Personal Information:
I'm going to turn 31 two weeks before baby is due and this is my first child! My husband is wildly supportive (and works from home!) as is my workplace. I'm only taking 6 weeks (unpaid) leave but I hope that the routine of a workplace and the community of my coworkers will help balance the newness of having a wee tiny baby.

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    Hey so....your pregnant. Im pregnant. Were both sparkers...lets support each other. I have been looking for some pregnancy support here and feel like Im alone on the prego part. Not the fitness part. I just dropped 33 when I found out a few weeks ago. I am still doing my workouts...not as intense as my body just wont. Idk if it cant but it wont. I am still eating healthy even though I want to splurge. Ill save that for later. For me, its important to keep my weight down I was still planning on losing 30-40 more pounds. I wont worry about that right now but anyway...add me if you'd like! emoticon
    1393 days ago
  • v VIVI65
    All the best. Thank you for adding me. I too have changed my lifestyle and am going to keep it tgat way. I want to be one of the many here to support you in achieving your goals!
    1565 days ago
    About 16 years ago, I lost 60 pounds. Since then. I gained 50 of it back I believed I was stuck being fat forever! In the last 2 years. I lost 80 pounds. Now, I never want to be fat again. Different attitude!
    1565 days ago
  • v no profile image IRISHGIRLDNA
    Very good advice thank you for that and your support! Dark greens and purples - I'll have to find some purples - woot woot!
    1949 days ago
    Thanks for adding me as a friend! Hope you have a lovely day
    1961 days ago
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