Myrtle Beach -- August 2011

Our first studio family portrait since having our youngest daughter, Amanda. This was taken 12/2010.

March 31, 2007 -- Approximately 4 months before I changed my eating habits. Hideous!


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I'm a busy mom of 4 who started WW in July of 2007, then decided to have another baby. I reached my personal goal in March of 2009 then re-evaluated my goal to be that I maintain a healthy weight under 120 (I'm 5'3" so that's not too skinny).

I'm using both the WW eTools to log Points and the SparkPeople page to count calories. I'm wanting to make the switch to just SparkPeople to save money, but I'm not sure if it'll work. I'm not sure what my hangup is, but I sort of have the if it ain't broke, don't fix it mentality. Of course, saving $17/month is never a bad thing.

I live in Delaware, but am originally from Pennsylvania. I want to go back to Pennsylvania really badly, but it's just not in the cards right now. I think being in a funk, if not totally depressed, about moving to Delaware was a factor in me losing weight. I had gained steadily since high school anyway, but then after kids 2 and 3, the pregnancy weight just stayed on. I hated being in DE and had no control over it.

I did have control over my weight. I had gotten a negative comment the same weekend I had to buy a new outfit for a funeral since nothing I had fit. That Tuesday when we got home I immediately started WW. By January of 2008, I had lost 40 pounds. We decided to have another baby and for some strange reason I lost another 10 pounds at the beginning of the pregnancy (not due to illness; I suppose it was just because I knew how to eat). I managed to gain 35 pounds during the pregnancy (so 25 above pre-pregnancy weight), which is phenomenal for me. About a week or two after delivery I really started to track foods.

March 17, 2009 I weighed-in at 124, which is a pound below my personal goal. Since then, I've lowered my goal weight (still within a healthy range) and have managed to maintain my weight in the 110s since July.

Member Since: 2/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 21,603

My Goals:
Run the entire half marathon in June 2011. ~ DONE in 2:05:53!!

Consistently log food and eat within range.

My Program:
Striving to use the new WW plan. I'm training for a half marathon in June, so I'm exercising 5-6 times per week.

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I'm from Pennsylvania, but have lived in Dover, DE for 4 years. I think being depressed about being here helped to give me a kick in the butt to start doing something for myself.

I'm 33, married for 11 years. I have four children, 8, 7, 5, and 2.

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    I had to tell you, yesterday I was craving a Capriotti's Bobbie in the worst way! I had a pseudo wanna be Bobbi at Subway yesterday (it was made of chicken, not fresh turkey) and could not touch the bobbi in taste! It has been 5 years since I have had one =( I will be back in town in June, and that is one place that is on my list of "must haves"! It is 10 points for a 9" sub, but if I eat a light dinner, I think I could make it work!
    2854 days ago
  • v MACS04
    Hey Stacey! You made me laugh which is hard to do these days. Yeah I'm trying not to gain weight through this whole process. I very often eat to comfort myself as I'm sure many of us do. Today I had some homemade chocolate cake with "real" icing (not store bought) at my mom's. I knew that I shouldn't have even looked at it, but I fell into my temptation. I enjoyed it very much ;o)

    My husband went in for a job interview today and it lasted almost 2 hours. I think that's a good sign... don't you? Hopefully he will land this job and we can back on track. I have been without health insurance for my family for almost 2 months now and he just recently qualified for health insurance at his current employer. Too bad he'll be leaving there soon and we'll be back to the waiting game once again. Anyway...thanks for making me laugh. I will TRY my hardest not to gain weight and let myself get out of control, although I'm sure that chocolate cake will not help me achieve that goal.

    Have a great night! emoticon
    2854 days ago
  • v MACS04
    Hi Stacey! Just checking to see how your date night went. I hope you had a blast. have a great weekend!
    2864 days ago
    No no no, let me apologize! I did not mean to come across the way I did and I certainly didn't mean to offend you.I read in your blog that you DID appreciate the hand made cards! (I Have a killer headache today, which makes me express things much more poorly than I would normally! Sorry!)

    Your blog just reminded me of a message board post I saw on SP. It was "What was the worst Mothers Day gift you've ever gotten?" .... Women complained about getting wilted flowers, or a robe...and it struck a nerve. So, I sincerely apologize if I came across to you in a way that was offensive. That was NOT my intentions!

    Have a great week!
    2870 days ago
  • v LOUWHO34
    I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

    2871 days ago
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