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Starting over...Back up to the beginning after losing and regaining 65 lbs. 10/09

November 2007 - Where I started SparkPeople

Taken 8/6/08 - 58 lbs lighter than my highest! It's my goal to reach this again and continue on!



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I've been here, done the Sparkpeople thing, was very successful (lost 65 lbs in 9 1/2 months), then with lots of stressful events and emotional times, I find myself here a year later and have gained every pound back that I had lost. This is proof positive of the power of emotions when it comes to weight management. Well, emotions won't get the best of me. I need to be healthier so I can live a long active life with my wonderful husband and awesome son. I know what it I said...been there, done that. What I need to figure out this time is how to control the emotional aspect. Why do we comfort ourselves with food? This will be my journey. If you can help me, or I can help you along the way, please step up and introduce yourself. I'm going to be in this for the long haul, so I'd love to make some friends along the way.

Member Since: 12/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 7,623

My Goals:
Goal #1: Lose 5% of my body weight by 1/15/2010...BIG Holiday challenge!

Goal #2: Work on stress management without food!

Goal #?: In a year and a half, be fit enough to do another sprint triathalon (I've done 2 previously in a much thinner body!)

My Program:
In the past, I've found success by watching my calories but giving myself one "free" day no more frequently than every 7 days I'm going to incorprate that with the "toghether" time that I will spend in the gym with my husband and "personal time" that I spend working out, journaling and developing my focus.

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We live in a suburb of Indianapolis, IN. I'm married to my wonderful sweetheart and we have an amazing son who is in 3rd grade. I work nights as an emergency room RN. I spend my off time doing normal "mom" stuff. Being a wife and mother is the most important role I have and the true "dream for my life". We are very blessed and are surrounded by some incredible friends, a loving family and strong church family!

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    2656 days ago
    Welcome to the Emotional Eaters team! We are all here to support each other on our journeys to living a healthier lifestyle. I wish you well in reaching your goals.
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    2990 days ago
    Hi - Welcome to the EE team, a great resource for support,encouragement and place to vent if you need to!

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    Baby is a Pom/Llasa mix. She is extremely lovey!
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    Comment edited on: 11/13/2009 11:41:46 PM
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