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Me and my husband in Michigan. I'm 27 lbs down!




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When my husband and I blended our families a few years back, it wasn't like the Brady Bunch. It was seriously stressful, and I ate to "soothe" myself. This, coupled with work issues and other overwhelming life changes the past couple of years have lead me to where I am now: worn down, and close to 100 lbs. overweight. I had lost 80 lbs right before we met, and now I'm bigger than I've ever been!
This is not where I want to be right now. I want to go have fun with my kids, try new things, heck- not being afraid of falling through our trampoline would be a start!
I might not be able to control all the situations that happen around me, but I do have the ability to control my weight, and my health as well (up to a point, anyway). I need to stop being afraid and take action!

Member Since: 5/21/2013

Fitness Minutes: 6,344

My Goals:
-Lose 10 lbs. -completed 6/12/14
-Lose 25 lbs. -completed 8/07/14
-Lose 50 lbs.
-Use the trampoline safely with my kids
-Lose 75 lbs.
-Run a 5k by April of 2015.
-Lose 100 lbs, make goal weight!

My Program:
I have gone from being pretty much sedintary to walking 2-3 miles every other night at work. On the nights in between, I follow one of several low impact kickboxing or cardio videos. On my days off, I either take the kids swimming, or do the same videos I use at work (Beachbodymom on Youtube is awesome!).
I am also eating a primarily clean diet, and cook 95% of my families meals myself. Before, we were eating out (mostly fast food) at least 3-4 times a week. I have more energy, am sleeping better, and am losing weight!

Personal Information:
I love to go camping with my family. I also used to hike quite a bit, until I put on all this weight! I'm working on walking longer distances now, and would like to start a Couch25k program sometime in the near future.
I love to read, really enjoy crafting and spending time with my family- including my pug, Mimi!

Other Information:
I'm proficient in ASL (American Sign Language), and love Deaf culture. I'm a 911 dispatcher and former EMT, so I naturally gravitate towards the serving others.

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    Okay, that last blog was nothing but a tease. You absolutely MUST blog about what you decided to do with the food thing! I need to know!!!! lol
    741 days ago
    Bulimia (and other eating disorders) is absolutely terrifying. I get so frustrated when I hear people judging skinny people for being...what? Skinny. Crazy. I don't want to be judged for being fat, why on earth would I judge someone for being skinny. We need to respect each other more. My sister was always chronically thin, it never mattered how much she ate and she was extremely self concious of her boney knees, hips, shoulders....on and on. I am sorry to hear about your sister and I dearly hope that she heals and lives a long and happy life.
    773 days ago
  • v KNIGHTA92
    Hi There!

    Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog. I greatly appreciate it.

    I hope on your journey everything goes well. I think it's great you're wanting to lose weight to have fun with your kids, try new things, and ultimately get healthier for yourself. I wish you nothing but the best!

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    779 days ago
    816 days ago
    I know, right? It's so hard to remember how great we feel after a workout. I've missed my cardio for several days again, but at least now I really feel like I'm not just giving up. I didn't do cardio yesterday, but I did get up on my roof and help my husband do the roofing last night. That counts for something, right? lol
    818 days ago
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