Hi! My name is Michelle. I have a 3 year old son and a brand new baby daughter, born on July 21st. I never really lost much of the weight I gained with my son, so not only do I need to lose the weight I gained with my daughter, I need to lose what I gained the first time!
I have been away from Sparkpeople for quite awhile, but am looking forward to working hard to get this weight off!
My goal is to lose 83 pounds, hopefully over the next year to 18 months. I am starting out weighing 233 pounds and my goal is to weigh 150.
I am going to keep track of what I eat, journal at least once a week, and be active daily. I am currently only 3 weeks post-partum after an emergency C-section, so right now the only exercise I am allowed is light walking. Once I get the go-ahead from my doctor, I will begin a more rigorous exercise program.
I live in South Carolina. I have been married for 6 years. I have two children, a three-year old son and a newborn baby girl. I teach school, but will be out on maternity leave the first few weeks of the school year.
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| current weight: 233.0
Hello. I was just browsing the site, and came across your page.
I wanted to take this opportunity to invite you to our team. It is called "OVERCOMING OBSTACLES".
It is a forum that my wife (Tickle*Me*Pink-aka Carol) formed. At first, it was for people with a disabitliy,but now it's expanded to everyone..disability or no disability. As a matter of fact, more then 1/2 of the group do not have a disability. Carol says "it's like a bunch of angels carrying all of us to our goals"
The link is located on my sparkpage, and the main discussion room is still named "disabiltiies group".
People post their successes in life,their obstacles, their personal stories, motivation to succeed, advice, different health obstacles, parents' topics, different age rooms, losing baby fat, books insight, crafts, literary, recipes, motivation..etc.etc..and there's even a thread for jokes(to name only a few).. There are many little challenges posted , to give us a little added "spark", too.. (maybe you can come up with a challenge too--all you need to do is to contact Tickle*Me*Pink through sparkmail or check out her sparkpage..)..if you don't feel up to a challenge for now, you will definately find comfort and encouragement in any of the rooms you browse in...
I was hoping that you will click the link, join the group, and come to post in the main room,("disabilities group forum") & maybe share some of your own successes,obstacles, goals, etc..for us to all get aquainted,better. As you read some of the posts in there, you will see some amazing accomplishments, before and after joining sparkpeople. Spark coach Jen is a member of our team, also, and is willing to help everyone.
We hope to welcome you! (my wish is that everyone here on sparkpeople has a place to meet..wether they attend to other groups, I feel it is important that there is a place like that..PLEASE feel freeee to invite your friends in with you..I know they'll be almost as delighted as we are to welcome you to the" place where people congregate"!! )
I hope you will click on my sparkpage, and add a comment if you need any questions answerred. (or you can sparkmail Carol or myself..we are more then willing to help)
p.s..I admit.. this invite is a bit long..you'll be surprised though..when you read my posts in the forum..they are short LOL well.. except for some of the jokes..which I am trying to shorten LOL (I just wanted to tell you as much as I could here, to make you comfortable and familiar and to feel welcomed)
3668 days ago
Hi Michelle. Your son is SO sweet. You are doing so well on your weight loss journey - keep up the good work!
3727 days ago
Awww you're so lovely, Michelle!! Congratulations to your new arrival.. He is very very very very very sweeet!
I know you are going to love it here! I saw your post in the "How many referrals do you have so far?" topic, and noticed your moto "Mommy to Nicholas, born May 2006 "
I had to come and SEE lol.
Wow.. you and I have had the same kind of path with weight loss and gain .!
I wish you the most on your journey! (We have to remind ourselves of our successes all the time, no matter how small!)
LOVE, PRAYERS, AND TICKLES!
3731 days ago