August 20th, 2010-5 pounds lost

At my largest-on my honeymoon at 208 lbs 7/11/10

wedding day! 6/26/2010


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Hey there! I'm Lana, I'm 26 years old and I am here to try and get myself back in shape! I recently got married and when I first met my husband, I got too comfortable (well, actually both of us did) and we both gained lots of weight. After looking at my wedding pictures, I was disgusted and decided it was time to lose it. My husband agreed we would do it together. He has about 35 pounds to lose and I have 41. We went to the doctor together to be evaluated, the doctor put us on a prescription diet pill called phentermine. We have been watching what we eat and working out regularly for about 2 weeks now, and I have lost around 10 pounds, while my husband has lost close to 15 pounds (ugh, men. They get all the metabolism...). Anyways, I'm feeling really motivated and thought maybe this site can help me along my journey!

Member Since: 8/25/2010

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My Goals:
My initial goals are to lose 41 pounds total which will put me around 160 (that is the amount the doctor suggested) and see how I look/feel when I get there) and decide whether or not I would like to continue. To reach a healthy BMI for my height, the ideal weight is about 120

* Track my food and fitness each day.
* Get 7-8 hrs sleep a night.
* Eat at least 5 servings of fresh veggies/fruit a day.
* Exercise at least 30 mins 5x per week.

Starting weight: 208
175- 1/16/11

My Program:
I am cutting most of the junkfood eating, soda (except the occasional diet soda), and working out regularly in the gym and on my Wii. I use WiiFit, EA active, The Biggest Loser, and we go on the occasional walk. I make sure not to deprive myself to avoid burnout. I have HAVE to have chocolate, pizza, or a donut, I have controlled portions. I don't do too well with tracking calories and exercise, and that is something I am working on! I have, however, learned to think about everything I stick in my mouth before I do it, instead of eating mindlessly.

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I am married with 4 kids-two biological and two step kids, ages 10, 6, 4, and 3. We have two girls and two boys. I am a full-time student and stay at home mom, pursuing my Bachelor's degree in Health Care Studies. I have 4 cats: Cammie, Mater, Lightning McQueen, and Sally Mae, and a Black Lab puppy, Bella. I love to read and I love warm weather, which is not in my favor since I live in WV where the winters are brutal. I would love to live somewhere that it is warm year-round, but WV is where my heart is.

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    East Fairmont (Pleasant Valley). I grew up on west side though, went to FSHS. Shoot me a message when you get a chance if you'd like!
    2622 days ago
    emoticon for the flowers! I most certainly will be praying for you! Just remember our mantra!

    Philippians 4:13 (New King James Version)

    (YOU) I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (YOU).

    Eat as healthy as you can, drink plenty of water, get your rest!
    But mostly, it's just calories in vs calories out! emoticon

    AND we are here to help! emoticon

    2623 days ago
    Glad to find someone else from my area...I'm in Fairmont. I'm still pretty new here so feel free to give any advice you might have.
    2625 days ago
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    Hi, I haven't been on here for months since school started. I just finished getting caught up with my messages and comments. I saw yours under one of my pics at the Mannington Fair and you asked to go sp together. That would be great. I have not kept up with sp like I should have. I sp'd you as a friend. Merry Christmas and sorry it took so long to get back to you. Where do you live in Fairmont? Happy New Year-Rosie
    2639 days ago
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    Thought for the holiday: Don’t let one slip-up throw you.

    “If you eat an extra cupcake, you probably won’t gain weight. But if you say to yourself, ‘I can’t believe I did that! I might as well eat whatever I want today and start my diet again tomorrow,’ you could gain two pounds over-night. Think of it this way: If you made a mistake and went through a red light, would you continue to go through red lights for the rest of the day? Of course not.”

    Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful HEALTHY holiday!
    Thanks for being my Spark friend!

    Holiday Hugs!

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    2643 days ago
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