My teeny self! This is what I'd like to look like again... Or at least something close to it.
My sweet, wonderful Holden, Nov. 2008
My gorgeous Isobel, Nov. 2008
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**1/11/11: I'm FINALLY getting back on track! After being sedentary for 14 months, I'm ready to get back in the groove of having a healthy lifestyle - full of activity/exercising & eating right! Here we go...!
**1/25/10: Baby #3 arrived! Our beautiful new daughter was born 10/09. Now that she is here, it's time to get back on track!
**2/25/09: Well, we are expecting number 3! So weight-loss goals (but not health goals) will have to be put on hold til after this little one arrives :)**
I'm Molly. I'm 26, married to my best friend & a mom of three beautiful children (Holden will be 4 in spring of '09, Isobel turned 2 this past winter & Mirielle came to us in the fall of '09). We live in the beautiful North West & love it!
I'm a SAHM, an independant beauty consultant & a photographer. I am a Bible-believing Christian, but am not religious. Christ did not come to bring us religion but so that we could have a relationship w/ Him; & so that we might have eternal life w/ Him! Jesus is not about religion, so neither am I. But God's Word IS the truth, & the ONLY truth! And God will receive ALL the glory for my success in weight-loss & health!
I am so, *absolutely* thankful for Sparkpeople!
Most of my life I have been in the "normal" weight range, but always teetering on the line b/w normal & overweight. I was never an athletic person until I had gained 15 or 20 extra pounds after high school & didn't know how to loose it. Even though that pushed me into becoming active, it also pushed me into unhealthy eating (or lack thereof) habits. I exercised excessively & ate minimally. I lost A LOT of weight, but I was always scared about what was going to happen in the future - health wise & also control wise (I would wonder, "can I keep this up forever, if it doesn't kill me first? What will happen to my body, my weight, if I loose control?"). I wanted to be thin, toned, & fit.... but healthy. Not starving & barely surviving. I wanted to know what it was like to have a healthy relationship w/ food & thrive.
When my husband & I became pregnant w/ our first I was thankfully able to let go. But, my letting go lead to a 60lb weight gain over the course of my pregnancy - which left me w/ 30 lbs to lose after our son was born. You could imagine my struggle w/ a bit of depression over having so much extra weight on my body. Then, joyfully, a 2nd baby was added to the mix, w/ still no clue of how to REALLY eat & keep excessive baby-weight off. This past winter (of 2008) I had enough! I had not fit into my 'healthy' size clothing since 2005!!! Long enough for me...
So begins my journey to a healthy weight; a toned, strong body & a HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP w/ FOOD! Hallelujah!
My only regret right now is that I forgot to take a "before" picture when I started. Ah well! That's OK :)
I started being serious about all this on January 4th (technically). Since then I have gone from 165 lbs to 154 lbs. Pretty much half way there! :D
I'm already feeling great about my body & have noticed a lot of positive changes. I love this! I am ecstatic about reaching my goal weight & can't wait to be there. Time flies... so not much longer now... :)
Just for Starting!: High Five (haha!)
Reach 160 lbs: Applause & Red Ribbon
Reach 150 lbs: Workout clothes & Silver Medal
Reach 140 lbs (goal weight): Finish Line, Gold Medal, New Jeans & a Party!
Reach 135 lbs (my actual post-baby weight): Photo Shoot, Bikini, New Shoes, Megaphone & a Gold Trophy !!!
**Maintain Goal Weight for One Year: Cruise & a New Wardrobe (as long as I have enough points for both)**
(No, you can't go overboard on treating yourself when reaching your goals! :D)
Right now my goal is to loose the extra baby weight & get toned in the meantime. After that I will move to strengthening/toning my body & maintaining my weight as my goals.
I'm exercising w/ some of my favorite fitness DVD's. W/ three young ones at home it is hard to find the time to leave the house w/out them... & our gym is too expensive... & it's yucky winter! Who really wants to go outside right now? So thank God I can create my own in-home fitness regimen. As far as my diet goes, I am concentrating on staying w/in my SP goals & consuming lots of whole grains, whole wheats, fiber & complex carbs - as well as making sure I get at least 8 8oz glasses of H2O each day (I've seen A LOT of positive change since I started making that a goal!).
My husband & I are originally from the east coast, but never want to go back! :)
We will be celebrating our 7th year of marriage this coming July!!!
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Just wanted to stop by and wish you a healthy productive and restful weekend. If you need anything let me know. I am glad you are on this team. Petals
2269 days ago
Welcome to the Rose Petals I hope you are finding everything ok. I'm Jackie one of the leaders please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or any reason at all. Good Luck
2272 days ago
Welcome to the "Rose Petals" team. I am sure you will succeed! Good luck in your journey to a Healthy lifestyle.
2272 days ago
Congratulations. My little men are as close as your kids. My 2nd and 3rd are only 17 months apart. I love them being so close. It felt weird for my 3rd and 4th to be 2 1/2 almost 3 years apart.
Here"s to a healthy pregnancy!
2649 days ago
Thanks for your kind and encouraging comments.
2666 days ago