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I am 34 years old, married, and I have two boys, a 14 year old and a 2 year old.
I wasn't overweight as a child, but gained as a teen and was overweight in junior high and high school. I didn't know what healthy habits were. My idea of exercise was turning pages in a book! In college, I lost a lot of weight by not eating much. I was at a healthy weight, but I wasn't healthy.
When I met my husband I picked up a lot of his eating habits and thought I would always be "skinny" and though the pounds crept up over the past 10 years, I was in denial about it. I thought I was eating and exercising ok, and began to make excuses about why I was struggling to lose weight.
I have learned how to eat so much better for my body. Exercising however, is still not my friend. We have a love-hate relationship. I have to force myself to workout. I am at a healthy weight now after being on SP for a few months, but I will always have to work on the fitness aspect.
After struggling with infertility for 2 years, I found a specialist in June 2012 that helped me to fix my diet even more and she swore it would help me to get pregnant. I wasn't overweight but the foods I was eating were contributing to a hormonal imbalance that prevented me from getting pregnant. I am happy to say that it was a success and I have my 2 year old now. We are trying again for number 3!

Member Since: 4/4/2012

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My doctor took me off of refined carbs and starches so I am mostly eating fruits, veggies, meats and dairy.
I try to get out for a walk 4 or 5 times a week. If it isn't too hot I work in some jogging.
I also have a new treadmill that I can program for training and I am using that 3-4 times a week minimum.

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I am a teacher near Houston, Texas. I am married and have 2 wonderful sons.

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I absolutely love to read when I have time! I enjoy listening to different kinds of music, especially when I am walking outside.

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    Thanks so much for your comments on my last few posts--I really appreciate your kind words. The project I did in my mom's memory was liberating for me. And I feel SO much better as I'm finally losing the weight.

    Glad that the school year is coming to a close for you--I bet it'll feel nice to tackle your workouts like you said. PLEASE let me know how I can cheer you on. It's definitely worth all the sacrifice.
    5 days ago
    Hey you, when is the official last day of school down there? We are out June 8 here which is sneaking up on me quick! Hang in there we are cheering for you!
    21 days ago
    How was the zoo?

    I received my copy of the magazine Eating Well and in it are a whole bunch of variations on chicken salad, lol, thought it was perfect timing since we had just been talking about it! You should find the magazine it would be worth it just for those recipes but they have some good veggie ones in there this month as well.
    29 days ago
    Family is pretty good. Other than my getting an incident report sent home from school b/c my son got turned in for having a "who can pee the farthest" competition with 2 other boys in the bathroom on Wednesday. Geesh kid! I had just advised him 2 days earlier that it was a terrible idea and it would make a mess for the janitor that was unnecessary etc. Poor janitor. If it happens again he will be helping clean toliets and floors after school.

    Its been beautiful here this week. 80 degrees yesterday and today which is odd for MT in April. But of course tomorrow we are traveling for soccer games and it is forecast to be 55 degrees and 100% chance of rain. Of course it is!

    My girls got parts in a play called Dear Edwina, Jr. and so we have been having rehearsals nearly every night this week until 9 and still fitting in soccer and swim too so very busy. Keeps all of us out of trouble though!

    Your trip to the zoo sounds really fun. My kids complain that they have "never been to a real zoo" ...which isn't 100% true. The older 2 went but were both really young and don't remember. A family vacation that includes a zoo is probably in order!

    Thank you for the encouragement on how well I'm doing - I appreciate it. Honestly my switch turned. I just can't feel sick like I was feeling at age 39. Cutting processed crap out has made a huge difference. I firmly believe I was poisoning myself with it. Its not wanting to feel like that ever again that is keeping me on task. I've not been perfect but I've not allowed myself to use 1 imperfect choice to turn into binging which is a huge accomplishment.

    I am struggling in the exercise department still though. I need to just DO it and quit TRYING to do it. I'm thinking Monday after I consider what that plan will look like and realize like food the first week or two will be rougher and then I will wonder what took me so long to get back at it! emoticon

    For you I think your time is coming here with school getting out soon. You will have time to get a plan in place and then by fall you will be in a good groove to maintain it - I know it!
    32 days ago
    Chicken Salad recipe...Put car in drive...go to Costco...find deli.... emoticon No seriously I'm so lazy and their chicken salad (made from their rotisserie chicken) is SO yummy that I buy it (shrugs sheepishly). emoticon And it makes it easy to do the chicken salad salads for me or sandwiches for others who are still eating bread. emoticon
    33 days ago

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