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A healthier me ...

The fall of 2008 my weight used to be in the low 150's ... I was wearing size small tops ... I wore a comfortable size 4 skirt. I was healthy, fit, and toning up week by week. The number on the scale was slowly creeping downward, but I also loved myself just the way I was. I was doing great, but, of course, I always wanted a lower number.

The turning point, oddly, came when I ordered my wedding dress, 7 months before the wedding. It was such a relief to get that done that I ...
The fall of 2008 my weight used to be in the low 150's ... I was wearing size small tops ... I wore a comfortable size 4 skirt. I was healthy, fit, and toning up week by week. The number on the scale was slowly creeping downward, but I also loved myself just the way I was. I was doing great, but, of course, I always wanted a lower number.

The turning point, oddly, came when I ordered my wedding dress, 7 months before the wedding. It was such a relief to get that done that I slowly slipped back into my unhealthy habits and the pounds, of course, came back. "You have time to lose the weight" was my biggest pitfall.
With only 10 weeks until the wedding (and a lot of weight to lose) I started running, and though I loved it, it was too much too fast and I quickly found myself with an Achilles injury ... that I didn't get checked out for FOUR months (after the wedding and honeymoon). I wasn't about to walk down the aisle in a cast! (I was a disappointing 166 lbs the morning of the wedding). It's hard to exercise when the pain was nearly constant. And then the doc said "no activity" to let the injury heal and the pounds packed on.

Around that time I also got a job where I had to get up at 4am, with a 40 minute commute to start at 6am. So when I got off of work at 2pm, I was beat and often turned to candy for an afternoon boost. No exercise + bad eating = weight gain. And that went on for a solid 6 months. You can only imagine how much weight that equated to. A LOT!

So here I am. Five years later and I peaked at a whopping 236 pounds. My husband and I tried to conceive our first child. Then we found out we're BOTH infertile. We've had 3 years of fertility testing and treatments, including 4 rounds of IVF. We are no longer perusing the path to parenthood and we're living life as a family of two.

I am on this journey to a healthier lifestyle. ... a healthier me.
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Member Since: 6/20/2007

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A healthy, balanced, lifestyle that includes eating high quality food when I am hungry, stopping when I am full, exercising daily and strength training regularly.


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LORENVER
8/31/2013 11:41:49 AM

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HAUSHINKA1
8/26/2013 2:44:58 PM

Thank you for "Mr Pinata"! I laughed out loud when I saw him! I'd love a pinata for real, but they are not sold here. Have a great week! Love/Anna



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6/20/2013 1:50:39 PM

Thanks for adding me as a sparkfriend! I was soooo sure I had seen you here as well. It's a small world, isn't it?! Have a great weekend and hope to see you around! Love; Anna emoticon



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10/6/2012 9:07:49 PM

Hi Iím glad you have joined Eat to Live team. Feel free to look all the message boards and ask many questions.

Eat lots of fruits and veggies.

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LORENVER
2/8/2012 7:12:59 PM

It looks like we are roughly fighting the same battle here. I've been hovering around 216 for a while and hoping to get back below 200 in April.

Loren



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