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im 29/ married and SAHM. my husband is great, he is my best friend. he has been so supportive of my health and fitness, i could do this without him. since starting my fitness/health journey he has joined me and lost 40pnds! :) we have three children, gabriel born 10/2007, michael born 6/2010 and elianna born dec 2012 :)

i am very thankful for my children. but lets face it, im not one of those lucky ppl who just looks like a model afterwards. pregnancy and childbirth has been hard, ...
im 29/ married and SAHM. my husband is great, he is my best friend. he has been so supportive of my health and fitness, i could do this without him. since starting my fitness/health journey he has joined me and lost 40pnds! :) we have three children, gabriel born 10/2007, michael born 6/2010 and elianna born dec 2012 :)

i am very thankful for my children. but lets face it, im not one of those lucky ppl who just looks like a model afterwards. pregnancy and childbirth has been hard, left me with stretchy skin and stretch marks! add in breastfeeding, up and down hormones and post partum depression, i would say 3 kids is my limit. it has been and will be a lifelong journey to stay in the best shape i can for myself and my family. i am very thankful i get to stay home with my kids. i have alot of interests and try to find pleasure in the little things.

i started having eating issues at 15 years old, and those issues followed me into adulthood and marriage. it has been a long road to learn moderation, self control and to treat my body and food with respect. BUT the results are SOOO worth it. i have cried many tears, sweat buckets, even bled a little and had a few small injuries but it has all been worth it. my body finally trusts me, and i trust it :)

i started my journey of health and fitness after my first son was born, and thats when i got a sparkpage. it took me about 9 months to lose 50 pnds. it felt like an eternity. but it has stayed off for good! there have been times i have had to give it more hard work and dedication that others to maintain it. but still always worth it.

it does get easier but there are still hard days, the things you have to work for in life are far more rewarding than the things that are handed to you.

last year i had the honor of having my weight loss story featured in goodhousekeeping magazine's annual weight loss issue. it was quite an honor. just goes to show you never know who is watching :)

as of sept 2013 we have also had two very special girls come into our life. they are twins and 14 yrs old. we spend as much time with them as we can. we have very blessed to have them in our lives! :)

i have also been a vegetarian for a little over a year now and love it :) i love to cook at home, i home school my 6 yr old, and love the fall :)
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Member Since: 3/24/2008

SparkPoints: 2,509

Fitness Minutes: 3,164

My Goals:
i want to be lean and fit. i want to have all the energy i need for a days work and more!

keep my commitment of exercising 3-4 days a week!

i want to run another half marathon soon, if i am not pregnant :)

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i am tracking my calories and doing my best to maintain a healthy diet. i am using the workout turbo jam as my main exercise-its great!

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RUNNINGMOMMY44
7/13/2012 8:43:01 AM

yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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MARELARK725
1/13/2012 1:20:17 PM

Yes! I have about 10 to lose as well. I was wondering the same thing. But I know it coincided with stopping nursing too. Right now my sisters and I are trying to do emails to keep each other motivated. I am doing the 30 Day shred for 30 days straight. On day 12...lagging but doing! Let's definitely motivate each other!!! emoticon emoticon



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MARELARK725
1/7/2012 9:36:10 PM

Happy New Year Diana!! I hope you and the family had a very Merry Christmas! I am back on Spark, full force as I put on WAYYY too much weight over the last 6 months emoticon Oh well, back in the saddle! Congrats on the move! emoticon



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PHOTOG87
11/4/2011 1:58:08 PM

HAHAHA. Diana I love you (and I miss you!). But you have to keep in mind - the 10,000 minutes is over the life of my being on Sparks. Which is two years today!



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MARELARK725
11/1/2011 2:16:42 PM

Yay you're back!! Me too...lol. HAVE to start watching what I eat again. I've been good on the exercising...not so much on the nutrition emoticon Ahhhh well, back in the saddle! XOXO emoticon emoticon



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