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My name is Erin. I am a teacher, mom of two boys (four and one), and wife. I am an avid runner who has completed many road races. My goal is to get back into pre-pregnancy shape.

My weightloss journey has been long. I started losing weight back in May of 2000. I weigh 220 pounds. I joined Weight Watchers, and by my wedding day I weighed 160 pounds. Unfortunately, I gained a few love pounds in the first few months of my marriage. Luckily, I have a supportive husband who was with me through thick and thin, so I was able to get to 157 pounds when I got pregnant with my oldest. Unfortunately, I was really restrictive with my diet, so I gained a ton of weight during my first pregnancy. After having my son, I weighed in again at 225 pounds. I had gained all the weight plus five pounds. Ack! I continued on the path of changing my life for the better, so I incorporated my favorite foods into my lifestyle. I worked on eating the correct portions, and exercising. By the time my oldes was two, I weighed 145 pounds. The smallest I had been since middle school/freshman year of high school. During that time, I got pregnant again. My lifestyle was overall healthy, so I continued to eat right and exercise. I ran two half marathons while I was pregnant, and gained forty-five pounds. I did not go back over the 200 mark. I was really excited. My body is like a turtle. I lose weight slow and steadily. I am ok with this because this is a lifestyle change, not a quick fix.

With that, my middle sister started using sparkpeople and asked if I would try it out with her. I am always interested in weightloss information, so I jumped at the chance. I am really excited about this program because it allows me to look more indepth at the whole picture. I have complete confidence that I will get back to my pre-pregnancy weight!


Member Since: 4/9/2009

Fitness Minutes: 5,593

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Returning to my pre-pregnancy weight of 145.

Incorporating more calcium into my diet.

Incorporating strength training into my already great cardio plan.


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So far, thanks to the nutritional breakdown on sparkpeople, I have started drinking more milk. I start my morning with a glass of milk while I get ready for work. I have found drinking milk has actually filled me up a little more than I realized. It has been a great bonus to my breakfast.

I really like what sparkpeople does regarding strength training. I have been doing these strength training exercises, and I notice it has helped my running.



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  • v EMME-RUNNER
    Yes, it is hard to "run" Bay to Breakers, at least for the first mile. Thanks for stopping in!
    2502 days ago
  • v BGBEAR624
    Thanks so much for checking in on me! I've been off my game for a little while, but I am refocusing today so hopefully I can get my mojo back, lol. Thanks again for keeping me on track!
    2510 days ago
  • v E_MITCHELL
    well I started back running today I did not go last week for there was a lot going on and it just got away from me I am doing good though. so how is school going. its going to take me longer then I thought it would to be ready for a 5k but I will get there.
    2513 days ago
  • v KODIAKBEAR_1
    Hi there! would like to do a few 5k's and maybe a half by the end of the year. My goal is to run a full by Aug 2011. =)
    Have a good evening! emoticon
    2514 days ago
  • v KODIAKBEAR_1
    Hey Erin! Thanks for sending me a note! It's good to see you on here! I need to come back more often. I'm trying to get ready for a 5k. what's on your calendar this year? How's the fam?
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs to you

    Jen
    2514 days ago
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