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Me December 2010 - 137

My husband and I at the company party December 2010

Apr 09 - 144 Pounds


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I lost all of my pregnancy weight after having Kaeden plus some. I gained 18 pounds back after moving states and starting work again. I have major emotional eating issues that I’ve been trying to resolve. It’s rare that I binge anymore, so that’s definitely a big issue that I feel like I’ve dealt with. I know it’s something I’ll always fight.

My goal is to be balanced and healthy. I tend to get obsessive about food and numbers and I want to try to avoid that this time. I'm trying to limit the amount of sugar I eat. It doesn't lend itself well to my emotional eating issues.

"A lifestyle change is all about you. It’s about lining up your eating and physical activity with your real goals and desires. Success is defined in terms of how these changes make you feel about yourself."

Member Since: 11/6/2006

Fitness Minutes: 49,110

My Goals:
I want to be balanced and healthy. I want to learn how to live my life in accordance with my goals.

"A lifestyle change is all about you. It’s about lining up your eating and physical activity with your real goals and desires. Success is defined in terms of how these changes make you feel about yourself."

My Program:
I'm doing four hours of cardio a week: varies between speed walking/running and interval incline walking. I'm also doing Jackie Warner's One on One Training - two hours a week

My calorie range is 1280-1630. I try to eat mostly real foods and have been trying to limit my sugar intake. I have a small dessert (less than 200 cals) every day. All things in moderation.

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I'm 28. I've been married for 6.5 years. I have two boys: a 5 year old and a 2 year old. They're such sweet boys!

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I gained 67 pounds during my first pregnancy, reaching a high of 205 pounds. :( I lost 33 pounds by six weeks postpartum, putting me at 172. I had already gained 13 pounds after getting married and wasn't happy weighing 138 at 5'5" when I found out I was pregnant.

I got up to 185 (started at 145) with my second pregnancy and was down to 158 at 6 weeks PP. My goal is to get down to around 130.

"Your food choices are not a statement about your self-worth, your value, or your significance in this world."

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    I switched over my closet from winter to summer clothes this weekend and so I tried on all the clothes that didn't fit me last summer but that I kept in hopes that I would lose the weight and be able to fit into them again. And I did! Some things were even too big so I gave them away!
    2364 days ago
    I have tried the lemon water thing, but it's too lemony for me! I have trouble drinking it, so I don't end up keeping it up. This cleanse has natural supplements to stimulate the kidneys and liver, probiotics to replenish the flora of the intestines and fiber to clean things out. I will let you know how it goes.
    2366 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! The dress is actually one of those wrap dresses that you can tie a number of different ways. I got it last year at the One of a Kind show in Toronto.
    2376 days ago
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    In case you're interested: You can use a different oil (like canola) for the coconut oil in the date square recipe if you're out of or don't have coconut oil. At least that's what I did! I just used canola oil since I didn't have enough coconut oil, and they turned out great. :) But coconut oil is definitely a healthy option as far as oils are concerned. :)
    2377 days ago
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    Oooo great suggestion! I have made a few tasty treats with dates lately that Love too!! I added a recipe I found on a blog for "almond joy bars" that are made with dates, and I've also added OhSheGlow's 5-ingredient date bars that are amazing, and I don't think they use any added sugar either. I have a tub of Medjool dates at home too. :)

    I have some of the date bars in my freezer and have been avoiding them simply out of personal challenge... I know how deliciously sweet they are, and they can be a bit addictive to me when I'm on a "roll" (LOL), even though they are clean and natural! I might have one today though, since I"m getting all watered up for them! Ha! Thanks for the ideas! How is your week going?
    2377 days ago
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