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I am 35 years old and have two children.

I was normal weight as a child and active. I gained weight in college and then lost a good bit of weight which I gained back in graduate school. After I was married and several life stressors and some good new habits (quitting smoking) I had gained another 20 more lbs for a grand total of 204.

I decided to make a change and with my husbands support on my own I made lifestyle changes and lost 41 lbs. I kept that weight off for over 5 years then got pregnant with my first child. I took this as license to eat whatever I wanted. After pregnancy I was in the 190's and over 9 months lost to about 5 lbs over my goal weight using weight watchers and going to the gym.

I then had a miscarriage and gained 10 lbs and then got pregnant with my second. I ended that pregancy at 220. February 06 I started weight watchers again and up until a couple of weeks ago I had lost 50 lbs. I want to get to 165 again.

But this time it has been a lot more about trying to improve my health and improve my body image. Now I have a daughter and there is more garbage then is possible to believe in the meida and our world that will make it hard for her to love herself. I don't want to add to that by hating my body. No matter what I weighed before I hated myself in pictures and often felt fat - well since High school. I thought this time around what would it be worth if I was just going to be unhappy no matter what my weight. Now I can even look back at pictures taken a year ago when I am a good 30 lbs heavier and think hey I don't look so bad.

I started running this time too and ran my first 5 k in May 07. I love running and love having my foucs be on training and fitness rather than calories burned and weight loss. I have a harder time with good eating though and am trying to incoporate more healthy eating rather than just low calorie for weight loss.


Member Since: 1/30/2007

Fitness Minutes: 862

My Goals:
Reach 165
Be a good example for my children.
Fit into a size 10
Keep Running
Run 3 miles in 30 minutes
Be able to do 15 "true" pushups

My Program:
I have been doing weight wathcers on-line since Feb 06.
I run 3 times a week and
weight train 2 times a week. I currently do videos for weight training but I am not satisfied with the results. I am thinking of starting with a personal trainer to really help me get to my goal in the next few months.

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