I'm an almost 40 mother of 4, ranging in age from 5 to 18. I haven't worked in 5 years and gained weight in that time - more than I ever could imagine, really. It's time for me to take charge of my health, my weight, and show my youngest that healthy eating and physical activity are the best way to live!
The most important to me is that I want to model a more healthy lifestyle for my almost 5-year-old. Feeling better would be fab, too! Oh, and I've always wanted to be able to shop at Forever 21 and not worry if I can find something that fits. I love love love Fashion (turn to the left ...)!
Counting calories - adding more fruits and veg.
Staying away from trigger foods (Oreos esp :) )
Walking the dog once a day at least - working up to more
Trying to get to 8 cups of water a day
Starting Weight: 240
Lose 80 pound total (to bring me to healthy BMI)
Lose 5% body weight (@ 228)
Lose 10% (@ 216)
Lose 15% (@ 204)
Lose 20% (@ 192) - also, no longer obese!
Lose 25% (@ 180)
Lose 30% (@ 162)
GOAL WEIGHT 160!
I grew up in Ohio to English, Irish, German folk who like to eat, esp their meat an potatoes!
I'm a Gardener, Domestic Goddess, Mother, and Wife.
Former Pediatrician, Present Blogger, Future unknown.
I am addicted to knitting.
It is shameful to admit it, but pop culture gossip intrigues me.
I want Rachael Ashwell to design my home.
My garden is organic and perennial.
I bake a mean apple pie.
I also cross stitch, crochet, quilt, sketch, and play the piano, but enough about that.
My kids are my joy.
I love my husband more that all of the grains of sand in all of the oceans, beaches, and sandboxes in all the world.
A field of dandelions in full bloom is a glorious thing.
I've subscribed to Vogue since I was 16 but British Country Living is my favorite.
The Time Traveler's Wife transported me.
An American in Paris makes me feel squishy inside.
I wish I could sing like Chaka Khan.
| current weight: 229.4
Someone took my toothpaste tube and filled it up with jam.
Someone changed my sandwich into fluffernut-and-ham.
Someone laced my sneakers so they tie down by my toes.
Someone changed the vacuum so it doesn't suck, it blows.
Someone poured the sugar out and filled the bowl with salt.
Someone messed up all the clocks and made it seem my fault.
For me today, I have to say, it's nervousness that rules....
Since all that happened yesterday and now it's April Fools'!
1549 days ago
Hi Erin, thank you for the flowers, have a great weekend!
1565 days ago
Good Evening!! Just checking in to see how you're doing! All the best,
1587 days ago
"BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"
Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!
You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!
"Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"
1589 days ago
Thanks for the Valentine goodie, I hope your day was great!
1595 days ago