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Ok I am almost 35 years old and have 3 kids. I have 2 boys ages 13 and 11. I also have a baby girl who is 13 months. My weight has always fluctuated. I have never been the skinny girl who needs to gain weight.
When I got pregnant with my daughter I was already overweight. Because of this and I think my age the doctor wanted to do my glucose test early. So at 5 months they told me I had gestational diabetes. Which at the time I was miserable because of it. But looking back I see it as a blessing in disguise. It forced me to watch my sugar intake. I actually lost weight.
After I had my daughter I only needed to lose 10lbs to be at my prepregnancy weight. Well here comes the excuses, in February I had a tubal so that I have no more kids. Then in May my hubby left again for his 3rd tour in Iraq. I soon found that I weighed almost what I weighed when I went in to have my daughter.
So at the end of August I finally got off my butt and started walking on my treadmill. I worked out everyday. I was scared that if I missed even 1 day I would lose my motivation. Well as you know things happen. I missed a few days here and there. My hubby came home on leave then he left again. We went out of town for Christams. Well when we got back I was so proud of myself I got back on the treadmill. I just missed the past few days due to doctor appointments and such. So I am determined to get back on the treadmill tomorrow. Since I started to walk on the treadmill I have lost about 17lbs. I am thrilled but definetly need to go further with the weightloss.
I am trying to watch what I eat but its not easy. I am a very picky eater. It doesnt help that most of the stuff that is good for you I dont particularly like. But I am trying.

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2. To get to 145#

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Right now I alternate between Turbo Jam and Hip Hop Abs. I love them both.

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My name is Shannon and I live in Ft Polk, La. I am originally from Virginia. My hubby is in the military. We have been here for 6 years.

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    Sorry - for the vitamin survey on the question that asked "How many Vitamins are in the B group?" the correct answer is EIGHT.
    B7 (Biotin) aka Vitamin H! – MAYA pointed this out to me – and YES, I did have it listed!

    3313 days ago
    Thanks for participating in the Vitamin Survey. Below are the correct answers. The ones with an * are those that you missed.

    Vitamin _D_ is known as “the sunshine vitamin”.

    * _Folic Acid (B9), Thiamine (B1) and Ascorbic Acid (C) _ are vitamins.
    _Potassium and Zinc_ are minerals, not vitamins.

    * There are _7_ “B” vitamins:
    B1 – (Thiamine) B2 – (Riboflavin) B3 – (Niacin) B5 – (Pentothenic Acid) B6 – (Pyridoxine, pyridoxal phosphate) B-9 – (Folic Acid) B12 – (Cyanocobalamin)

    * Vitamin _K (Phytonadione)_ sole purpose is to clot blood.

    * Fat soluble vitamins stay in your body for _up to 6 months_.

    * The human body can make _Vitamin D (specifically, D3 aka cholecalciferol) _.
    CALCIUM is not a vitamin – it is a mineral.

    * The body cannot absorb _iron_ without Vitamin C.

    * _Magnesium and Calcium_ will actually help in RELAXING and FALLING ASLEEP.

    _Zinc_ is required for the body to convert vitamin A into its active form.

    3313 days ago
    Thank you for participating in the Carbohydrate Survey. Below are the correct answers. The ones with an * are the ones that you missed.

    Simple carbs are mostly sugars which burn quickly. True
    Complex carbs help to keep your blood sugars level resulting in longer lasting energy. True
    * Fresh fruits are __simple__ carbohydrates.
    Fresh vegetables are __complex__ carbohydrates.
    You should limit your "sugars" to _10__ % of your total calories.
    Refining (seen on your nutrition label as "refined wheat" or "enriched") normally removes the bran and the germ, leaving only the endosperm.
    Without the bran and germ, about 25% of a grain’s protein is lost, along with at least seventeen key nutrients.
    A "1 ounce serving" of grains is: 1/2 cup cooked rice, bulgur or pasta 1/2 cup dry oats 1 ounce dry pasta, rice or other dry grain 1 slice bread 1 small muffin (weighing one ounce) 1 cup ready-to-eat cereal flakes
    * A minimum of _3_ servings of whole grains is recommended for a "healthy diet" (for everyone over 9 years of age).

    You did GREAT! There will be a series of posts regarding Carbohydrates when I close out this survey next week.

    3318 days ago
    Thanks for participating in the Sodium Survey!
    3326 days ago
    Thanks for participating in the survey!
    3329 days ago
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