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Me, my hubby, and our boys taken July 12, 2008

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I'm a stay-at-home mother of two boys. I've struggled with weight my whole life and hope to make a life change in order to lose weight and keep it off.

In Feb 2008 I found sparkpeople and began my weight loss journey. I lost 100 lbs in 8 months. But by October 2008 I developed thyroid disease and have, by May 2011, regained all the weight I lost. I have finally made the decision to have weight loss surgery. I am genetically predisposed to gaining weight. So this will be a tool. It is not the be all end all. I will still have to WORK at losing weight. I will still have to eat right and exercise. But this time, I will have a tool to use to help me reach my goal.

Member Since: 2/25/2008

Fitness Minutes: 27,241

My Goals:
May 2011---to stop drinking carbonated beverages, diet or otherwise, to get ready for surgery.

June 10, 2011---begin liquid diet for 2 weeks!

My Program:
Eat low-calorie, low-fat foods, and with the help of Spark pages, count my caloric intake throughout the day, journaling EVERYTHING I eat.

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Recumbent bike and walking. Some weights.

Personal Information:
I've been married for 19 years. We have two boys and two dogs. I attended Texas A&M (Whoop! Gig'em Aggies!) and currently reside in Texas.

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I LOVE to do crafts. I cut and paint decorative pieces from wood, I do mosaics, I work with clay, I like to candle and soap make, scrapbooking and card making, and I make all kinds of homemade clays, doughs, paints, etc. type projects to do with my kids. I enjoy gardening and I love to read when I can find the time.

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  • v 09ISMINEDN
    Hi just stopping by to wish you the best of health and happiness in 2010.
    Hugs, Debbie
    2706 days ago
    GREAT JOB!!! i to lost my 100lbs rather fast i lost mine in 5 months i how ever just cut my cals and lots of working out but i have maintianed the past yr i still would love to lose another 25 so it think it is time to get on those last 25 :)
    2750 days ago
  • v CONGOGIRL123
    oh omg your doggie so cute,bet he got a lot of candy.ha ha
    2756 days ago
    Hi I just got done reading your blog and have a question. Did you have a set calorie amount that you ate while working out that much?? I am kinda on the fence about how much I should eat while working out so hard. I work off between 2500-3000 calories a week and eat about 1700 calories a day. But I am not losing. I walk about 3 miles to 5 miles every other day and do strength training. Thanks in advance.

    2820 days ago
    I was skimming on the message boards, when I came across your page.
    Congratulations on your "100 lb" loss....Wow you are doing an awesome job!!!
    2821 days ago
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