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getmebackto150 - Tuesday May 26, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 209.0

Just thought I'd pop in to say hi and that I miss you all :)   Things are going very well with me, I'll be 21 weeks pregnant tomorrow!  It seems like I'm really going to be a mom soon and I just cannot believe it!  We found out last Friday that our baby is a BOY!  We are over the moon excited and I cannot wait to start planning!


In terms of eating and exercising, well what can I say, I could be doing better... After all the rounds of IVF, the nurses and doctors had me pretty much scared to move or breathe during the first trimester of my pregnancy-and that coupled with some pretty nasty morning (read all day!) sickness did not make for the best eating and exercise...  I'm feeling much better now, but now worried to work out as I haven't in the last 4 months, its definitely a catch 22.  Now that I'm feeling better I'm trying to make some better food choices.  In terms of weight gain, I lost about 5 pounds down to 204-205 during the first trimester and at my doctor's appointment Friday I weighed at 215#, so according the the doctor's I'm up 6 pounds, but I'm up about 10# from my lowest...   I think that is pretty good for 21 weeks, but I have nothing to compare it to...   My doctor hasn't said a single word about my weight, so I'm taking it that where I'm at is ok with them...


I still check in on you all occasionally and plan to come back as of January 1st-as that nicely coincides with giving myself about 3 months to recover and focus on the baby after he is born before starting the long road back to fitness for me :)  I'm very excited that I have a job where I am fortunate enough to take a full 3 months off from work and get almost full pay for the entire thing (6 weeks will be at 75% pay and the rest will be built up PTO I have so full pay).  I know not everyone (especially in the USA!) can take a full 12 week maternity leave, so I'm very greatful!   Also my mother-in law is retiring as of January 1st and asked us if we would consider using her for daycare-consider??????   We are very blessed and thrilled!!!!


Ok that is my update for now, hope everyone is well :) 

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 29 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/26/2015:
Congrats! Hope all goes well!

Umpqua on 05/26/2015:
All sounds good and how nice to have daycare all set up!

ohioraven on 05/26/2015:
Hi, GetBack.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/30/2015:
hey! I guess don't overdo the exercise...but i'm sure a 10 minute walk here and there could be a good thing!

getmebackto150 - Wednesday Apr 01, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 209.0

Hello Ladies!   I'm hoping to start posting semi regularly again.. I'm now 13 weeks pregnant today and starting to feel a bit more like myself again... My nausea and vomiting has subsided for the MOST part and the soul crushing fatigue seems to be easing up... Also the thought of a vegetable doesn't ALWAYS make me want to vomit!!!   I haven't really gained any weight-I'm now about 1-2# above my weight when I got pregnant, but I really think I would feel better and it would be so much better for the baby if I can whip my diet into shape!!!

I researched my calorie needs for the 2nd trimester of pregnancy and it looks like without exercise, I should be eating around 2200-2300 calories per day, perhaps a few more on the days I exercise... More than total calories, I'm looking to decrease the number of carbs in my life and increase that protein!!  I'm going to try tracking in my fitness pal to keep me a little more accountable for my choices... Bagels, gummy lifesavers, and ice cream, does not a healthy diet make!!

Also given the fact that I am starting the pregnancy still technically obsese, I would like to keep my weight gain in check... I have a feeling if I don't shape things up now, once the weight gain starts, it could spiral out of control.....  Today is my first day of tracking in a while, so we shall see how it goes!

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 29 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/01/2015:
Should be feeling more normal at this stage. Was like clockwork for me - 3 months was fine.

Umpqua on 04/01/2015:
Good plan, the second and third trimesters were when I gained the most - too much. I'm a fan of MyFitnessPal :)

puddles on 04/01/2015:
You doing good. I wish I had been as regimented when I was pregnant but I saw it as an advantage to eating for two. LOL. Have a great day.

museumgirl on 04/03/2015:
Missed your announcement post, so congratulations. I believe if you are dedicated, you can get through a healthy pregnancy without gaining much. Make sure your doctor/midwife or whatever understand what you are trying to do. I lost weight the first 5 months, and then was actually encouraged to overeat! That was not good! So having proper guidance is essential! Wishing you the very best!!!

getmebackto150 - Wednesday Mar 04, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 204.0

 Just wanted to check in quickly to say hi!   I also wanted to come clean as to why I haven't been updating regularly... I am having trouble tracking my food and have to change my goal from losing weight to maintaining as I am pregnant :)   I'm 9 weeks pregnant today...  I'm so VERY nervous as this was my 9th! IVF transfer (fresh and frozen combined) and I had pretty much given up hope of this ever working and ever having a baby... But alas, life happens when you least expect it....

Its still very early and we are not telling most people yet, but I've seen/heard a heartbeat 3 weeks in a row on ultrasound so supposedly at this point the chance of miscarriage is low either <5% or ~2% at this point depending on which statistics you look at, but I'm still a nervous wreck!!!   Friday is my last appointment and ultrasound at the reproductive endocrinologist and if all looks good, I'm released to my ob for an appointment next week.

I'm trying my hardest to continue eating healthy, but I've been having some major nausea and health food aversions...   I'm also trying to keep up some activity, but my reproductive endocrinologist has told me no lifting anything over 20 pounds and no getting my heartrate above 120... so working out is very boring :(  I have been going at least about 2 days per week and either doing treadmill walking or swimming laps... Whoever told me about pregnancy fatigue wasn't kidding!!  Some days its all I can do to make it through work to go home and literally crash!!!

I'm hoping once the first trimester is over (if things keep going well) I get some more energy, less nausea, and the ok to exercise a bit more than now, but for now I'm taking it one day, one minute at a time.....

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 03/04/2015:
Oh my gosh!! So exciting! So happy for you! yes I remember that fatigue- just wanted to nap all afternoon. Stay in touch here. It was so exciting to read your post!!

Umpqua on 03/04/2015:
I'm so happy to hear this news, congratulations!! You are taking a very healthy approach and I hope the nausea and fatigue will lessen for you soon. I felt SO much better by weeks 13/14 with my guys but everyone is different of course. So great to hear you're report and please keep us posted!

thinnside40 on 03/04/2015:

grannyannie on 03/04/2015:
Congrats!! How wonderful!

teensybikini1 on 03/06/2015:
Congrats! I've just gone through a pregnancy (baby is 4 weeks) and can def remember the first trimester fatigue. Its no joke. Some people just guessed that I was pregnant because of my decreased energy. As far as food aversion I had that too. Didn't eat grapes or yogurt or drink orange juice after the first month. Just stock up on things that you can tolerate. My go to snacks were cheese sticks, bananas, and peanut butter crackers. Def eat though. There were a couple days when I would forget to eat at work and my blood sugar would decrease to the point that I had to stop and sit down. Very excited for you. It's all worth it!

biscottibody59 on 03/06/2015:
Wishing you all the best! Good health to you!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/06/2015:
Congrats! sorry about the nausea! I hope that ends soon for you. I think you should try to think about the positive and maybe it'll help you?

getmebackto150 - Monday Feb 23, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 204.0

 Weight is still trending slowly down!!  This weekend I was feeling a bit under the weather and only got one workout in.  This week is going to be a crazy one at work, so my only goal is to maintain my sanity and try to keep my eating in check!  Have a great week everyone :)

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/23/2015:
Downward is good! Have a good week!

puddles on 02/23/2015:
Wishing you a great week.

Umpqua on 02/23/2015:
Excellent work on the slow and steady loss!

thinnside40 on 02/23/2015:
Maintain is better than going backwards. Best wishes!

Maria7 on 02/24/2015:
Congrats to you on your lower number! Have a good day.

getmebackto150 - Friday Feb 13, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 205.6

 Hello all!  I just wanted to stop in quickly to say hello and update my weight.  Things are still going well here.  I'm still eating healthy and exercising frequently.   I have to take a small step back from my super intense dieting and super intense exercise because of some health issues (nothing major, its just better for me right now not to do anything too drastic!).  I'm happy to see that while I have to modify for a bit, for once in my life that hasn't caused me to fly off the handle.  I'm still (slowly) losing... so this is very exciting!!   I hope everyone has a great Valentines Day and weekend!

Progress as of today: 12.4 lbs lost so far, only 25.6 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 02/13/2015:
Glad your able to adapt to what your body needs and have the numbers lowering still. Take care.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/14/2015:
Any loss, slow or fast, is a great loss! Congrats so far!

getmebackto150 - Sunday Jan 25, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 206.8

I'm staying on track and my weight is SLOWLY headed in the right direction... I will take it... For some reason I really did not think today's weight would be down, but it is...  I actually had the scale saying 205.4 and 205.6 a few times, but in the end it settled on 206.8 so I'll err on the side of caution and record that....  I'm really hoping to lose a few more pounds this week between now and Saturday as next weekend is my birthday and we are going out for a nice dinner with family and one of my best friends on Saturday... (its Italian so it will be HARD to keep it low) and then Sunday we are having a superbowl party!!!  The superbowl is always right around m birthday (Birthday is Feb 2nd), I love football, and this year my team, The Patriots!!!  are in the superbowl...  We are having a "pizza and craft beer" themed party!  Should be delicoius, but not too low calorie...   The whole deflategate business is putting a bit of a damper on my superbowl spirit as I'm sure that is all I will hear about from my non Patriots friends, but I believe Bill Belichek and Tom Brady in their stated innocence-Innocent until proven guilty!  But at this point, I think they will always be considered guilty in the court of public opinion... Oh well,

Today's plan is a little grocery shopping, going to the gym for some cardio and back and shoulders, a little cleaning, and some relaxing... I'm reading a good book, so I'm hoping to finish it today...   I think we are going out to lunch, but it will be somewhere healthy like the whole foods food bar or something like that...

Any chipotle fans???  If so, if you go tomorrow and order any sofritas (their delicuios tofu and braised chilis) entree, keep your receipt, you can go back any time in the next 2 months and get any free item (with any type of meat) as a vegetarian who loves their sofritas, I'm definitley going tomorrrow!  I love to get their salad with lettuce, sofritas, all the salsas, a tiny bit of cheese and sour cream, and guacamole... Its delicoius, filling, and onlhy about 500 calories... When I'm not watching my carbs I get beans and brown rice too... Delicious!!


Have a great Sunday everyone :)

Progress as of today: 11.2 lbs lost so far, only 26.8 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 01/25/2015:
Sounds like some fun things planned. If I am "stuck" with italian in a restaurant, I would guess spaghetti with marinara (no meat) and avoid the cheese and olive oil. And the bread, of course. You can always order a salad with vinegar and oil on the side, and use as much or little as you like. I have found many challenges in dining out, and most can be overcome without too much trouble. Not all...case in point, see my post for what happened yesterday! good luck, you are doing great. Slow and steady wins the race, right? lol. Have a good day!

puddles on 01/25/2015:
Your doing good girl. You are moving in the right direction everything counts. I have a problem with the eating out also because the option are so great that it make my head spin and even thinking I could possibly have anything that is on the menu when deep down I know I should not. You will make the right choice and if not just put it behind you and get back on the wagon. Have a great evening out.

thinnside40 on 01/25/2015:
WhoopWhoop! Good job on the pound.

getmebackto150 - Friday Jan 23, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 207.8

 Weight continues to slowly inch down... I keep wanting to see it go quicker, but I keep reminding myself, slow and steady wins the race...

Yesterday I did 50 minutes of various cardio including a run, star climber, and incline treadmill walking... Ended with good calories.  I did have an evening snack, but it was celery with whipped cream cheese and season salt instead of toast in peanut butter....

Today's plan is working a short day!!!  Then the gym for back, arms, and a bit of cardio... I'm REALLY missing swimming... off of my other cardio is so legs intensive that my legs are begging for a break... I'm definitely doing a swim for my workout Wednesday, the first day I'm allowed back in the pool!!!!!

Have a great day everyone, and happy Friday!!

Progress as of today: 10.2 lbs lost so far, only 27.8 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 01/23/2015:
Sounds like you are doing well, enjoy the short day.

puddles on 01/23/2015:
Wishing you a great day.

getmebackto150 - Thursday Jan 22, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 208.0

Yesterday I ended right about at 1700 calories with over 25% of my calories from protein (this is my daily goal!)  For exercise I did 30 minutes of an intense spinning class (instructor was late after getting stuck in traffic jam) and lifted shoulders and chest...  While I'm happy with my overall calories and protein level, its the second night in a row I ended with some toast and peanut butter as a snack around 8:00 or 8:30...  I don't want to get in the habit of snacking on something with carbs at that time, so tonight I WILL not end with that snack (hopefully no snack!)  I'm only officially weighing myself every other day, so tomorrow is a weigh in day...

Today's exercise plan is all cardio... I THINK I'm going to do run 1 mile on treadmill, 20 minutes on elliptical and then 20 minutes uphill walking on the treadmill but we shall see... I'm SO missing swimming... After my procedures I'm not allowed to swim for 2 weeks for risk of infection so I'm counting down the days until next Wednesday!!!!


Have a great day everyone:) 

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 28 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/22/2015:
I totally understand how easy it is to fall into a new habit of a snack at a certain time. Keep working at it. Have a great day.

Umpqua on 01/22/2015:
I don't think that's a terrible snack but I understand not wanting to make a habit out of it. What a great exercise plan for today, enjoy!

getmebackto150 - Wednesday Jan 21, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 208.0

 Today's weight inched down from Monday's weight.  With my bit of indiscretion on Monday night I'll take it... Yesterday I was STARVING all day long... Ended the day around 2050 calories which was ok with my extra earned calories from  my 45 minutes on the eliptical....

Today's plan is to focus a little more on protein and to get in a great workout... A spinning class and lifting chest and shoulders is on tap...  Have a great day everyone :)

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 28 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/21/2015:
Good job. Keep at it. Have a great day.

thinnside40 on 01/21/2015:
Good job!

getmebackto150 - Tuesday Jan 20, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 208.4

My weight checked in about a pound under posted weight today, but yesterday I succumbed to the temptation of wine, so I'm not counting it as I may have been a wee bit dehydrated this morning...   I had a super frustrating day yesterday-it was just one thing after another and hubby and I ended up at the mall to get a new cell phone for him... We both gave into the temptation of PF chang's happy hour... I kept my food super healthy.... We split the vegetarian lettuce wraps with no rice sticks, and we split a large side of spicy green beans, but we each had 2 glasses of wine... Then when we got home, I proceeded to have 3! more glasses of wine... YIKES!  We also made a travel bucketlist/plan for the next 10 years!!  I am quite pleased with myself that I kept my eating under control-which I NEVER do with alcohol and just had about 2 oz of cheese and a high protein granola bar... All told including the wine, I think my calories were about 2300-2400... Certainly not a weight loss day, but also should not take away from my progress for more than a day or 2...  I will weigh in tomorrow and record whatever the actual weight is...

I had my IVF transfer yesterday and it went well, but we got WAAAAY less embryos than we were expecting... Given that this was our last fresh IVF cycle, that was a bit of a blow... But, in other cycles I've gotten more embryos, had to undergo many, many transfers, and it has not gotten me anywhere, so I've made peace with it... At least this whole process will be over either way in about 6 months... (I know, I know about the drinking after transfer, but at this point on my 10th transfer, I've learned that you just have to live your life during the dreaded 2ww... Should I have had 5 glasses of wine last night, absolutely not, but even my IVF nurses at this point tell me that a few drinks during the 2ww does not hurt anything... Any other woman would not even be testing for pregnancy or getting a positive pregnancy test at this point).  (And now I won't drink again until I know I'm not pregnant).

All of that said, the name of the game today is all about a calorie deficit to make up for yesterday... I'm not supposed to do any high impact exercise for the next week and I'm not allowed to swim for the next week, so my plan is lots of lowish impact cardio today... Likely 20 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes of uphill walking on the treadmill...


Have a great day everyone!!

Today's eats

B:  2 hardboiled eggs (160) 2 lite toast (70) american cheese (70) coffee w/ almond milk (25) 325

L:  Annie Chun Udon noodle soup 240

S:  Greek yogurt, cheese stick, high protein granola bar, blueberries 350ish


Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 28.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/20/2015:
Wishing a great day.

Umpqua on 01/20/2015:
Sometimes we have to let loose and you've been under tremendous amounts of stress. I think it's great you were able to keep your eating in check with drinking wine, it can definitely make me munchy. I hope the next couple of weeks are as peaceful for you as possible!

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