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Sara's journey to a healthy weight

I'm a 41 year-old stay-at-home, homeschooling mother of 2 children, married for 20 years, trying to change my unhealthy eating and exercise habits, to be a better me!

In 1987, just graduated high school, I was an underweight 105 lbs. My second year of college, I moved on campus, had an all-can-eat cafeteria plan, and put on a "sophomore 40". This put me in normal range, but of course I thought I was huge. Then I got married, and the lbs. just kept piling on. When I got pregnant ...
I'm a 41 year-old stay-at-home, homeschooling mother of 2 children, married for 20 years, trying to change my unhealthy eating and exercise habits, to be a better me!

In 1987, just graduated high school, I was an underweight 105 lbs. My second year of college, I moved on campus, had an all-can-eat cafeteria plan, and put on a "sophomore 40". This put me in normal range, but of course I thought I was huge. Then I got married, and the lbs. just kept piling on. When I got pregnant with my 1st child in 1998, I was 215 lbs. I gained only 16 lbs. with the pregnancy, not unusual for an obese woman. I was elated when I lost 30 lbs. after birth, putting me at 201 lbs. At last, I thought, I can kick-start my weight loss. It was not to be. I put the weight back on over the next few years. When I got pregnant with my 2nd child in 2003, I weighed in at 215 lbs. again. I gained only 15 lbs. with the pregnancy, but developed gestational diabetes, which I controlled through nutrition. I only lost that same 15 lbs. after birth, putting me back at 215 lbs. The diabetes was gone, but the threat of its return hangs over me. The weight crept up on me again over the next few years. For a while in 2006-2008, I was counting calories and whatnot, without much motivational support, and exercising sporadically.

prior to SparkPeople
5/06 - 233 lbs., BMI 38, 50.75" bust, 46.38" waist, 50.25" hips, 27.25" right thigh, 16.125" neck, 13.5" right arm, 16.75" right calf
6/07 - 215 lbs., BMI 34, 45" bust, 43.50" waist, 46.50" hips, 24.5" right thigh, 15.5" neck, 13" right arm, 16.75" right calf
1/08 - 212 lbs., BMI 34, 47" bust, 43" waist, 43" hips, 24" right thigh, 13" right arm
1/09 - 211 lbs., BMI 34, no other measurements

In 2009, I started to work out again for about 4 months, then got sick, and never got back into the exercise groove again. I started knitting at the Y while waiting for my kids to get out of their PE class, instead of exercising myself.

This year, I found SparkPeople. I'm changing my bad habits, one baby step at a time. I'm not knitting at the Y anymore, I'm getting on the elliptical machine. I'm using my Wii at home, enjoying Wii Fit and EA Sports Active. I'm trying to eat mindfully, instead of mindlessly.

I have been weighing myself when I remember to do so, but I'm changing that - I'm going to weigh myself on Sunday mornings, and work to complete my next set of goals each week.
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Member Since: 1/3/2010

SparkPoints: 9,780

Fitness Minutes: 1,644

My Goals:
lose 68 pounds
learn healthy eating habits
get more exercise
be a healthy and happy mother

My Program:
Wii Fit every day for 15-30 minutes
Wii EA Sports Fitness 30 day challenge
YMCA 2x week

Personal Information:
born, raised and still live in unincorporated area of Sheldon, TX (just east of Houston)
love genealogy and family history, knitting

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Other Information:
started on Sparkpeople (only measuring body 1x month)
1/ 3/10 - 218 lbs., BMI 35
1/13/10 - 216 lbs., BMI 34, didn't measure bust, 45" waist, 48" hips
1/25/10 - 213 lbs., BMI 34
1/31/10 - 215 lbs., BMI 34, 46" bust (sports bra), 45" waist, 48" hips
2/ 7/10 - 212.6 lbs., BMI 34
2/14/10 - 211.8 lbs., BMI 34
2/21/10 - 211.0 lbs., BMI 34
2/28/10 - 211.8 lbs., BMI 34
5/ 6/10 - 216.4 lbs.
10/6/10 - 228.0 lbs
12/21/10 - 212.0 lbs, BMI 33

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IUHRYTR
1/24/2012 7:17:03 PM

emoticon for joining the "Bowling for Weight Loss" team. I wish you much success with your weight loss. Take things one healthy meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time and always believe in yourself you can do this, one pound at a time. emoticon -- Lou



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1/24/2011 2:29:38 PM

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"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

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AMBERD1983
3/20/2010 11:01:54 AM

Hope you have a great weekend!

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S o many flowers are blooming.
P etite little squirrels come out to play.
R eally big bears awake from their slumbers.
I maginative children enjoy a walk with their friends.
N o tree is left standing without any leaves. So
G o ahead, jump for joy because spring is here.

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3/17/2010 3:47:20 PM

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HEATHERS323
3/9/2010 4:31:11 PM

Hey Sara!! I just added you back. I will see you on FB. Good luck on your journey. I have been exactly where you are and I know it seems hopeless, but you can do it. Just stay focused and your success will happen.

Let me know if you ever need support or anything and I'll be right over.

Hope you are having a great day!
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