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Trying Again...

I am a strong willed mommy of four who has struggled with my weight off and on for many years. I have no desire to be skinny in any way as I love my curves, but do want to weigh less and be healthier!

I have been here before a few (many) times and decided to reset my goals and continue on again to pursue my goal. Two years ago, I was at the healthiest I had been in a long time due to very strict tracking and hours of intense workouts every week. Some could say 165 pounds isn't all ...
I am a strong willed mommy of four who has struggled with my weight off and on for many years. I have no desire to be skinny in any way as I love my curves, but do want to weigh less and be healthier!

I have been here before a few (many) times and decided to reset my goals and continue on again to pursue my goal. Two years ago, I was at the healthiest I had been in a long time due to very strict tracking and hours of intense workouts every week. Some could say 165 pounds isn't all that healthy, but for me I felt great, I looked great, and I was so very happy. I was able to maintain that until about May of last year when I discovered that I was pregnant.

Even though I did not overeat during my pregnancy, I got pretty sedentary due to exhaustion and illness. Two days before my baby girl was born in December 2013, I weighed 233 lbs. Luckily, a lot of it was water weight. I had excessive amniotic fluid and left the hospital weighing 217. A couple months after she was born, I had managed to get to 199, but have since gained a little back. I chalk it up to no determination because I again face extreme exhaustion (baby girl has not yet figured out how to sleep longer than 3 hours at a time) and since I now operate a day care out of my home, I am very limited on time. These, I know, are excuses, and although valid, I have to find a way to work on getting healthy again!

A fresh, new "start" for me to reach the goals I set for myself so many times before, is definitely overdue! I can't change how much sleep I get, and can't change my day to day schedule in order to make more time, but I know there has to be a way to change myself for the better! I will need all the help I can get this time around, because I am getting to the point of just accepting where I am physically and that scares me!
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Member Since: 6/14/2012

SparkPoints: 10,902

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My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to lose weight and be healthier!

Mini Goals:
- BMI under 30
- Lose 20 lbs.
- Lose 30 lbs.
- BMI under 25
- Reach 150 lbs.

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- Minimum of 10 minutes of strength training 3x per week

- Cardio workout minimum of 3 days per week

I follow my own eating plan and making sure that every morsel is tracked to ensure that I stay within the healthy ranges that Spark has set for me.




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GOULDSGRANITE
3/22/2013 6:14:52 PM

We dawggies have wintered through the first half of our Challenge emoticon emoticon
Let's use our little paws and Spring into the lead!
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Have Fun! Get Fit! Enjoy being in the Game!!!
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DALLALAH
3/20/2013 12:49:26 AM

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Each new day is a blessing!
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DALLALAH
3/18/2013 10:16:34 AM

I thought that this was a really beautiful quote and wanted to share it with my team mates emoticon

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

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KANDOLAKER
3/12/2013 10:03:25 AM

Congrats on landing the plane for the Dawgies!! Awesome, awesome!! Many thanks!



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MIAMI_LILLY
3/3/2013 7:34:15 PM

That's so cool about your oldest competing. My daughter did the running events too...100 & 200 meter. I never knew she was so fast. Good luck!



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