This was a few months PP. I don't really know how much I weighed then, but it was a lot less than now!

My sweet girl!! 7 months

Bringing Olivia home... 06/08/08 Weight 220


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~~~ 2o11 Update!~~~~

Well, I've been off the wagon for awhile. Life got busy and I chose what was important to me. Unfortunately, this wasn't one of those things.
I am happy to report that I now have a new baby BOY! He was born April 13th 2011 after four hours of labor. He was born gently at home, into our hands.
I am now starting enough PP to be exercising again so I decided to get on it! I am not waiting to get this moving.
I am again at around 230. I hate myself for allowing that to happen. Thankfully, I was smart this pregnancy and made sure to make GOOD decisions about food. I hardly gained any weight and I'd lost all of the weight I did gain by two weeks PP. Unfortunately, I've gained some of it back. Anyway, here I am! Going strong again and I intend to keep it that way!
My major goal is to run Bloomsday 2012. It's a half marathon. I want to RUN the WHOLE thing.
It's good to be back folks. I start tomorrow. 6.16.2011.
Wish me luck!
In high school I was a tiny girl. I didn't know it. I thought I was fat, but still hoarded food when I could get it anyway. Sometimes, I even went so far as to steal it, or money, to get food. It was under almost lock and key at my house.
Anyway, I graduated, got married and put on a few pounds. I didn't think anything of it. I slumped into a deep depression after a miscarriage in August of 06. I gained more weight. I got the depo shot. I gained some more.
In the beginning of 07 I started eating less [but not healthier] and going to the gym. After three weeks of that and not losing any weight I quit.
I fell into a deeper depression and kept up the emotional eating. At the end of 07 I found out I was pregnant with Olivia!! At long last! I ate whatever I wanted and didn't exercise at all, afraid I'd lose the baby.

At 22 weeks pregnant they determined that my amniotic fluid was low, and I went in a lot for ultrasounds. Due to my lack of self control, I had caused my placenta to stop circulating blood the way it was supposed to. So, at 33 weeks and 2 days my doctor decided that the baby needed to come out. She wasn't going to live if she stayed in there.
My daughter Olivia, was born via c-section at 9:37 am on June 2nd, 2008. I continued to do nothing about my weight. Which was then, PP about 220.
I now weight 230ish and have found spark people to be a wonderful tool for me. I don't have to plan anything, I don't have to deprive myself of the things I like [mostly :)] AND I don't have to cook seperately for my husband! What an amazing tool! Thank you Chris Downie, from the bottom of my heart!!
I have my life back. I eat intentionally, and work out regularly. I am, for ONCE proud of the food I have in my home. I am proud to go to the gym. Let them think what they want. I'm a fat girl now, but I will NOT be a "victim" anymore.

Nothing until...
11th - 26th -225 [-5] -- Michael bought me and iPod :D

February 2009
11th - 214.6 [-11] -- Michael bought be a salter scale and new headphones for my iPod plus an armband to hold it while i work out :D

Totals/Update for 2009

I actually managed to get down to 199 pounds in 2009, which was a major accomplishment. Unfortunately, due to lack of self control during the holidays, I gained 8-10 pounds of it back. Oh joy. BUT, what a fantastic year for me, anyway!

What's happening in 2010?

Well, on the eighth of January, 2010 - I am joining a local swim club. I am PUMPED. I know that more than anything, THIS will help me lose weight faster than any other things I've done or tried. I'm excited to get started again. Last year was a rough year for me, but I intend to make this MY year!
Hopefully I can meet my goal all the way this year! Which I changed, by the way. Starting at 230 pounds, I decided to set my goal to 180 - so as not to overwhelm myself. I've now moved it to 165 because I know I can do it. I also believe that is the weight I will be most comfortable at.

Member Since: 1/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,117

My Goals:
Pretty much, I want to wear REAL clothes again! I want to not be in tears whenever we're going to go on a special outing and I don't have anything I feel comfortable AND beautiful in.
I want my back and my knees and ankles to stop hurting. I want to be healthy, and to teach my children to do the same!

My Program:
I'm following the Nutrition tracker almost exactly. I am also exercising more than I have in a long, LONG time. I feel better already and I want to keep it that way!

Personal Information:
I'm the wife of an Air Force retiree! My life has changed a lot since I was on last, but I fully intend to get myself back!
My name is Sara. I'm 24. I've been married to my husband Michael for almost 5 years.
I have two children. Olivia, who is three and John - 9 weeks.
We live in Washington.

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I'm a movie-aholic. I LOVE them. I love to swim, and wish I could do it more.I love to read.

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    Wooohooo for the walk i love my family walks the best i can totally burn you some workout dvds to if you want i don't have many but it helps to change things up i was going to the gym 2 times a day everyday almost and i just felt like i needed a change so i got some videos and my nana got me a elliptical for home so i have only been to the gym 2 times in the past 2 wks! i need change every now and then ! let me know about the videos i can get them right out to you !
    3285 days ago
    Yes! Press on i have been on a VERY ROUGH road! since oct ! i am still fighting to get back to my lowest i have 6 lbs to go then i am back ! if you fall off the wagon just start a new RIGHT THERE AND THEN!! you can do it !! make sure you get some kind of exercise in at least a few times a week! you can do this!! HARD yes it is but together we can get this DONE!! and be at our goals!
    3285 days ago
    Thanks so much for stopping by my page! & adding me as a FRIEND! you can do this ! STAY STONG! emoticon
    3285 days ago
    Welcome to SparkPeople! Thank you so much for adding me as your friend - I have added you as well! You look like you've been doing a great job so far! Keep up all that you are doing and let me know if I can help!
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