Oscar and I at a parade.

Hadleigh and I at a parade.

My son Oscar and me posing together.




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July 09 update-
I've just joined a team that is going to help me succeed! It's 30 Pounds by Turkey. An inspirational group of ladies all set on losing 30 pounds by November 26th! I can do this!!

I'm here to become the healthiest Mom I can be. I have a lot of reasons for wanting to lose weight. I can't just say, I want to look good, or I want to be healthy, or I want to have more energy. The truth is, I want it all. I want to buy adorable non-plus-size clothes. I want to dance and run with my kids without getting tired. I would say I want my husband to think I'm sexy, but he already does. ;)

Above all, though, I do want to become more healthy. I have Type II Diabetes, which my doctor says would barely be an issue if I got down to a healthy weight. I need to be healthy for my kids. I need to be a role model for them. I don't want them to grow up as fat kids as I did, feeling crappy because of it for so many reasons. But I also will never put them on a diet, the way I was, weighing in daily at age 10. I just want us to be a healthy eating, active family.
And I don't want people to meet me and think of me as "the fat mom." I care what people think. I admit it. I'd love not to care, but I'm not there yet. I want for once in my life to feel like people think I look good. Sexy even.
So yeah, I care about appearance and health both. I think that's pretty normal.
If anyone wants to chat, send me a message!
June-- Get back to Onederland!
Mini Goals
210 - New Scrapbooking Paper
205 - New eyelets.
200 - Some good moisturizer.
195 - New outfit.
190 - Tickets to a live performance.
185 - Great new bra.
180 - Movie and Coffeehouse Night
175 - 40 Bucks at Barnes & Noble

Member Since: 5/29/2008

Fitness Minutes: 888

My Goals:
I want to go from having a soft, mushy size 18 body to having a firm, yet curvy bikini body. I want for the first time in my life to feel good about how I look--in a bikini, in jeans, in a sexy dress. I want to be healthy and I want to look good. And I'm willing to work for it!

My Program:
I'm listening to Dr. Roberta Temes' "Enjoying Weight Loss" hypnosis CDs every night. It's absolutely amazing.
I'm tracking everything I put in my mouth here on Spark, as well as my water and exercise.
Also, I am doing Turbo Jam every day. My favorite is Fat Blaster. It kicks my ass and it feels so good! I've never had so much fun exercising.

Personal Information:
I live live in Kalona, Iowa. A little Amish town.
If you want to find me on Myspace, I'm hadleighsmommy on there!
Thanks for checking out my page!

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I spend most of my time taking care of my kids. Before my son was born I was a travel agent, and now I work there occasionally when I'm needed, as a substitute when my boss is out. It's a nice balance.
In my spare time, which is basically non-existent, I love to write--children's stories, short stories, a novel. Never been published, it's basically a hobby. I also enjoy scrapbooking and photography. And the shows LOST and One Tree Hill. I have many interests, none of which get much of my time--except for my kids!

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  • v JENLISSA09
    Hey, how is it going? I like your pictures, and I love the name Oscar! We considered it for our oldest but ended up naming him Oliver instead.

    My diet has been up and down, I've been traveling a lot lately so I don't track my food and exercise when I am not at home. Luckily I am not putting any back on but I am loosing periodically! Now I am home for a couple of weeks and dedicated to shedding another couple of pounds.

    Hope you are doing well! emoticon
    2651 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie! I live in Sigourney, but work in Iowa City. Go through Kalona everyday.

    Hope you kick those repeat 25 pounds right in the old keester! Good luck!
    2654 days ago
    where have you been? the turkeys miss you. gobble.
    2662 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie! My kids are my biggest motivation for what I do. I plan to be around for years so that I can play with the grandkids. Again, thanks for the goodie!
    2669 days ago
    you asked about the wall pushups my fitness tracker--- for strength training says 2 sets of 12 to 15 reps
    2670 days ago
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