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SHELLYD23 Posts: 7
11/29/11 7:59 P

Thank you DDHEART, I am doing my best to get out but it is kind of hard because my youngest is 20 months and we got cold really fast. We were around -25 or colder for a week or so but it is starting to warm up and I hope it gets above zero because we can all go out for a bit then. My oldest and I plan on learning to snow ski this winter so that should get us out some =).

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11/29/11 6:50 P

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11/29/11 6:44 P

Welcome back! I can empathize as I also have refound some of my wt loss this past summer when work and the travel associated with that got in the way of my healthy habits also I have SAD and I don't know how I would survive the winter you have ahead of you. But, I think the key will be in finding ways to get out with your family to "play" in one of the most beautiful places and learning to make the Alaskan winter work for you. I know you can do it and I look forward to hearing what kinds of things you find to do to keep fit.

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SHELLYD23 Posts: 7
11/29/11 6:36 P

Hi All, it has been about a year since I have been on here. Since then I have moved from Las Vegas to Alaska. I have three children and a husband. I have struggled getting my workouts in here and have gained about 15lbs back since the end of summer. I find it difficult to eat healthy here because the fresh foods are limited and/or the healthy foods are very expensive for a family of 5. I now have 25lbs I would like to loose. I find I am lacking in motivation as our daylight hrs become shorter and shorter.

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