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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!

Member Since: 6/14/2012

Fitness Minutes: 7,059

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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.

My Program:
- 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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    Hi there! This is MaryAnn from the 5% challenge SUDs team...just stopping by to say hello! emoticon

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    Think positively, exercise daily, eat healthy, work hard, stay strong, worry less, dance more, love often, be happy.

    What I want for myself is what I want for you! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1747 days ago
    Thought I'd check out your page - but don't see our team shown! Where are the Dawgs??? Woof, woof! I'm getting real impatient to start. Are you?


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    1759 days ago
    WHEW !! Making my rounds today so
    ......oooO................ I walked all the way over here just
    .....(....)................. to give you this (((((HUG))))).
    ......)../....Oooo...... and a bit of encouragement.
    .....(_/.....(....)....... Have a wonderful weekend!
    ................\..)........ Amy


    1759 days ago
    HI Sweetie !!!! WELCOME BACKERS to the Dawggie Team !! If you can,,,and have the time,,,,with the 3 wee ones,,,,,, update ur page a little to include current goals,,,, maybe something to do with the Dawggies,,,,,that'd be GREAT !!!!!!!!

    SO NICE TO have you again with us !! WISHING YOU SO MUCH SUCCESS !!!! WOOHOOO ! Remembah,,,if you were/have been,,,or do get stuck AT ALL get ahold of Moni (Ruffit) AT ONCE (do not wait) and she'll help ya AT ONCE !! Even on the FIRST WEEK !!! Or ME and I'm going to train an EL or two.

    1761 days ago
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    Happy Wednesday! Thank you for all of your support on Spark the past few months. I really appreciate it! I don't have much time on here to browse as often, but I am trying to reach as many goals as I can! Keep pushing towards yours!

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    1776 days ago
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