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Family Photo - Oct. 1, 2011, nearly 5 wks after having Baby #3.

Another photo from the same day. I thought I should share one that showed my whole body better.


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Looking to lose pregnancy weight, get fit, and provide a healthy lifestyle for my family.

I'm hoping to get back into shape after having my third baby. Rather than just diet, I want to involve the whole family in a healthy lifestyle change. I'd love to make fitness buddies and meet friends with similar interests!

Member Since: 10/8/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,705

My Goals:
As of 11/09/14:

* Drink 8 glasses of water per day

* Do 30 mins of exercise at least 3 days/wk

* Start learning yoga

* Do a second Whole30 - with a food journal and proper reintroduction phase

* Get down to 150 lbs

* Grow most of our food in 2015

* Run a 5k

-- Achieved! --

* Get blood pressure issues back under control

* Become more active

* Discover healthy recipes, especially snacks, that the whole family will enjoy

My Program:
This year I learned about and successfully completed the Whole30 elimination diet. I lost over 25 lbs, learned a lot about how my body reacts to certain foods, and learned a lot about nutrition.

I'm currently sticking with a not-completely paleo diet. I'm slowly easing into it & mostly focusing on making healthier choices.

I'm still looking for a fitness routine that really calls to me. I would love to learn yoga and tai chi, and I already enjoy walking, jogging, and hiking. A knee injury threw me off the wagon, but I'm now aiming to get back on.

Personal Information:
I'm a homesteading, home/unschooling, attachment parenting mother of 3 girls. Also: speculative fiction writer, birth doula, and Reiki Master.

Other Information:
"I'm no one to be trifled with. That is all you ever need know."

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  • v DBELLE39
    Great, just let me know if you need any help with the site.

    997 days ago
  • v JB65773
    Well, emoticon emoticon I'm brand new here and still figuring out the website but I'm glad to have your friendship and support. emoticon
    998 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon to the ASPIRE & INSPIRE team!! There are lots of supportive, encouraging, and terrific people here on this team...hope you can find challenges to join, visit a chat room, and good luck to you in achieving any goals you might have.
    Barb, A&I Co-Leader
    999 days ago
    emoticon to the ASPIRE & INSPIRE team! We're a very supportive team so don't be shy. If you have a question, just make a post and someone will answer. I hope you take a little time to introduce yourself to your teammates, so we can get to know you better; also, add your birthday if you’d like to in the “WHEN'S YOUR BIRTHDAY?” topic so we can celebrate with you.
    We have several topic posts, a chat room, and challenges you can join.
    Best of luck to you and so glad you joined our team!
    Susan, A&I Co-Leader

    1000 days ago
    I can certainly relate to joining too many teams and being spread too thin. I did that too in the beginning. Give the team a try and if it doesn't seem to work for you or help you then don't feel bad about leaving. I will not be upset. You have to do what works for you!

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