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Me 10-26-2008





This expression on my face could not be more accurate as to how I felt about myself. ~226 pounds~





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"Suck it up princess" Eric D.

2006-2011…I lost 70 pounds. It took me 4 years to do it, but I did it. Looking back I see that my addiction to food held me back from losing it quicker. Once I started to get smaller, some of my old habits would creep in. I would start to veer off track just a little. I would exercise more to compensate but I really was fighting against myself. I always heard of all these people that would lose 70 pounds in 8 months to a year… HOW DID THEY DO THAT… I ...
"Suck it up princess" Eric D.

2006-2011…I lost 70 pounds. It took me 4 years to do it, but I did it. Looking back I see that my addiction to food held me back from losing it quicker. Once I started to get smaller, some of my old habits would creep in. I would start to veer off track just a little. I would exercise more to compensate but I really was fighting against myself. I always heard of all these people that would lose 70 pounds in 8 months to a year… HOW DID THEY DO THAT… I would think. Simply, they had more control over their food.

In 2011 I fulfilled a lifelong dream and conceived my first child. April 2012 Zoie, my pride and joy was born. I gained 70 pounds with her pregnancy. While I did not go on a total binge eating spree… I did not follow a lot of rules with food, and since I could not workout the way I was used to, to offset my veering off track, I got completely off course. It opened my eyes to a lot of what I was doing wrong, when I thought I was doing right. It humbled me.

Now it is 2014 and Zoie is coming up on 2 years old. I am sitting here 50 pounds heavier than Pre-pregnancy and 70 pounds from lowest weight. I am working full time, and taking care of a wonderful little girl who REALLY loves her mommy. I keep getting thrown back because things that worked before are not working now. It took me this long to realize that I am going to have to rethink this whole strategy. I don’t have the time I used to… to organize, to exercise, to even clean like I use to. I am going to have to think outside my box.

I want to get as much fat off me as possible and get my strength back. I was VERY strong in my top shape and I want that back. I want to get this weight off me so that I can move forward to be healthy and set a great example for my wonderful husband and family.

I have a life that I look forward to now... and I want to be able to experience it to its full potential.
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Member Since: 6/6/2006

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My Goals:
2014

Get back on healthy track
Eat better
Exercise more
Be a great example to Zoie
Get body prepared for baby #2

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I am happily married to the man of my dreams. We live each day to its fullest and strive for a long, happy, and healthy life together. Our goals are to lift each other up, and lead our children to have a healthy lifestyle with us.

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CARI2012
3/12/2014 9:29:07 AM

Well, I'm here! The sunshine makes everything seem brighter to me, and the warmer weather we've been having here in PA is definitely an improvement (although it's supposed to get cold again tonight...).

There's something about the Spring that makes me feel totally rejuvenated. We've taken walks with the stroller and the puppy every night this week, and it just feels amazing. Food is another story. It's Girl Scout Cookie season, as I'm sure you know, and I'm a sucker! Luckily one box did make it a whopping 3 days, so I guess it could be worse. How are you?



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CARI2012
2/27/2014 8:51:00 AM

Not great, if I'm being honest. Pretty far down the "self-loathing" path at the moment. This cold weather just makes me miserable in every way... right now it's 22 degrees! Hopefully I'll be able to sit down, reflect, and pull myself out of this soon. Everybody finally healthy in your house?



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JMARISK
2/26/2014 1:31:22 PM

I'm proud of you too for sticking with it. Sorry if I haven't been present lately. Please let me know if you need anything.

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SAIDTHEFAE
2/24/2014 9:21:44 PM

Thanks for the friend add! I feel like we have crossed paths on spark before, but maybe we were just in some teams together.



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CARI2012
1/24/2014 1:16:54 PM

Hi! Hope your little girl is feeling better and that nobody else caught it! How are you?



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