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My daughter and I when she was 2 days old

Mom, brother & Sister when she was 1 day old

One of our engagement photos, we had our son with us so we decided to get some shots with him!


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Hello everyone! My name is Michelle, I am 30. I originally joined SparkPeople about five or six years ago when I wanted to lose the 10 pounds I had gained from working at a food place. I tracked my calories and occasionally tracked my workouts. I lost the 10 pounds and thought wow, I don't need this site anymore. So I deleted my account and pretty much went back to eating whatever and not exercising. In October of 2010 I became pregnant. My son was born on July 5th 0f 2011. I gained 40 pounds with him which is a lot for someone that isn't quite 5'4". This my new journey with SparkPeople began. I actually took the time and effort to learn how to be healthy and got down to my goal weight in about a year. I maintained that and then actually lost a few more pounds in the follow years. In June 2014 I became pregnant again. This time around I was much healthier and conditioned to make smart choices most of the time. I only gained 30 pounds, which was more than I wanted but manageable. My daughter was born on March 27th of 2015. It has been much harder to get back into the swing of things now that I have two children. I also go to school full time and work full time so it really takes effort for me to get in exercise and make good choices about food. I am in this for the long haul and I want my children to grow up healthy. No matter what, I just have to stick with it!!

Member Since: 8/8/2011

Fitness Minutes: 33,777

My Goals:
Weight to lose-35 pounds.

Live a healthier and more active lifestyle and stop yo yo dieting like I have done so many times in the past.

To be a more positive person.

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I plan to just take it day by day and not be to hard on myself if I slip up. I also plan to make sure I'm realistic about my goals and understand I need to make a lifestyle change and not just diet. I also hope to meet some great people here to keep me motivated.

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My hobbies and interests include; reading, working on scrapbooks, and just spending time with my family and friends.

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  • v NIKIZ628
    Thanks for checking in on me! I actually had another baby in October, and then hernia surgery this month...lots of hurdles but I am *almost* done with restrictions! How have you been???
    295 days ago
    Come back to the Fit and Pregnant Team. We are active again and want to engage! Check out the question of the day and daily chat!
    737 days ago
    "Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks. We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects.
    One setback is one setback—it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you.”
    -Jillian Michaels
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    TGIF! I hope you've been having a healthy week and are ready to have a healthy weekend, too! I'm rooting for you!
    PS: Don't forget to come by and update your thread on the Weekly Focus challenge if you haven't already!

    763 days ago
    "Though no one else can guarantee your success, you can guarantee it by making the commitment to do whatever you must do.
    You can guarantee it with your intention, your focus, your action and your persistence.
    Today, tomorrow, in any place, whatever the situation, you can make a difference, for your own life, and for your world.
    Grab that opportunity, make the most of it every chance you get, and you'll guarantee your own success."
    -- Ralph Marston
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "My 3rd Monday Weigh In." Have a healthy day!
    869 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to answer, I can not purchase in the UK so will have to wait, till it comes over
    879 days ago
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