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Time to Take Back My Life

My name is Heather, I'm 25 years old and a recent college graduate and new mom. I have a full time job and an 18-month old. 10 years ago, my scale showed 199lbs. I swore I'd never reach 200 so I made an effort to lose weight. I maintained a yo-yo weight of 157-187 until I became pregnant with my daughter 2 years ago. After I gave birth, I lost all of my baby weight... only to put it right back on after a whole year of writing term papers, studying for exams and staying home with baby. ...
My name is Heather, I'm 25 years old and a recent college graduate and new mom. I have a full time job and an 18-month old. 10 years ago, my scale showed 199lbs. I swore I'd never reach 200 so I made an effort to lose weight. I maintained a yo-yo weight of 157-187 until I became pregnant with my daughter 2 years ago. After I gave birth, I lost all of my baby weight... only to put it right back on after a whole year of writing term papers, studying for exams and staying home with baby.
So here I am at 200lbs, exactly where I said I'd never be. I work from home and sometimes a whole week can go by without me so much as stepping outside to get the paper. I am so busy that I often don't even have time to THINK about getting exercise or planning a meal, never mind actually doing those things. My only reprieve is that we're getting a lot of snow up here and my husband refuses to do the shoveling...
I have decided that it's time to TAKE BACK MY LIFE. Everything else can just wait. At 2 lbs a week, I should be able to reach my goal sometime next spring. I joined Spark hoping to find support because everyone in this household seems just a little too busy to care.




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Member Since: 11/15/2012

SparkPoints: 8,643

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My Goals:
I would like to lose 50 pounds and also change my lifestyle so that I have more energy and don't feel the need to depend on coffee every day.

I want to complete a Tough Mudder before I turn 30.

My Program:
So far to meet my goals I am drinking less, or decaffeinated, coffee, eating *almost* no processed foods and trying to make time to get outdoors. I am also reading books on nutrition and environment to keep motivated.

Personal Information:
I am from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
I grew up in a small, remote community and I went to college in Peterborough, Ontario at Trent University. I have a degree in Business Administration and Indigenous Studies and I work as an office manager for a small distribution company.
I am a vegetarian, I love animals, and I love to be outside, especially in the spring and fall.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
7/16/2014 11:54:36 AM

"Never wait for the proper mood to start a thing, nor until the spirit moves you. Make your own mood. Make your own spirit. How? ACT. Do something anything. Inspiration seldom generates action. Action always creates inspiration."
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MRSIMINCONTROL
7/14/2014 11:23:07 AM

So glad my blog inspired you to keep going :) I'm so thankful for SP because I get inspired daily to keep going. There is a greater reward when we meet and maintain our goal. emoticon emoticon emoticon



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SPARTANJAI
11/25/2013 6:44:46 AM

Welcome to the Detroit Tigers the Roar is Restored team. Thanks for joining us. Please let us know if there is something that we can help you out with on the site. Good luck on your journey and Go Tigers!



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BARCLE
2/7/2013 2:13:06 AM

Hi and welcome to the Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge team emoticon Have a super day emoticon



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HOLLYM48
12/7/2012 4:06:25 PM

It is tough to be a mom and work from home and you dont get a lot of me time when you have a young child to take care of. Welcome to Spark people where you can find the right skills to lose weight even if you don't go out, you can do exercise video's and walks with the young one to lose weight. It all comes down to you taking care of you! So good luck and you have found a great support system to do this! emoticon



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