Me with one of my favorite bands of all time - Everclear!
Me and my daughter
I am 27-years-old. I have a two-year-old daughter and recently became engaged to my boyfriend of over 6 years. After having my daughter in December 2010, I quickly realized how little "me" time was left over. I made every excuse in the world to not exercise, but I decided last summer enough is enough and that I needed to start MAKING time. I lost some weight but gained most of that back over the last 6 months (those darn holidays!). I'm ready to get back on track again. I have a gym membership - I signed up for a 15 month membership in October - and am definitely not "getting my money's worth" because I've only been there a handful of times. I definitely prefer to go for runs outside, but it's not easy during Iowa winters!
My fiancÚ and I both love to cook - although I seem to do more of it! I am trying to convert him to my healthy versions of meals and just may have to take over the kitchen in order to make this happen!
I lost 30 pounds about 6 years ago with the help of Sparkpeople.com. I gained most of it back by not sticking to healthy habits. Then I gained 40+ pounds when I was pregnant and reached 202 pounds. I want to put my clothes on and not have them feel uncomfortable. I want to feel good about myself again!
I am confident that I will reach my goal if I take this one day at a time and if I don't get discouraged if I slip up every now and then.
I'd like to lose 36 pounds.
I'd like to find healthy foods that are simple to make and will fill and appeal to both me and my boyfriend.
Eat healthier - and if I am eating something that isn't quite so healthy, practice portion control!
Exercising at least 10 minutes a day to start.
I spend a lot of time working and being with my boyfriend, my daughter, and my family. I have 2 sisters and one brother - and am very close to all of them. In my "free" time (what's that?), I like to read, flip through magazines (mostly recipe ones!), watch my favorite shows and movies, go fishing, swim, go camping, and spend time with my loved ones.
Movies: Good Will Hunting, Braveheart, Moulin Rouge
Music: Bruce Springsteen, New Radicals/Gregg Alexander, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Jewel, Everclear, Tom Petty, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Alan Jackson...many, many more!
Books: She's Come Undone, Hard Love, I Know This Much Is True, The Red Tent
| current weight: 152.5