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Hi. I'm Suzanne, once upon a time I used to work as a writer for an advertising agency, but I've been a full time mom for the last 13 years. I have 4 kids, (yes you read that right) and no, I don't homeschool, lol. Seems like when people find out you have a large family that's the first thing I'm asked.
I am a christian and my husband and I are very involved with our church.
My kids are all in school full time for the first time and I am now enjoying having more time to take care ...
Hi. I'm Suzanne, once upon a time I used to work as a writer for an advertising agency, but I've been a full time mom for the last 13 years. I have 4 kids, (yes you read that right) and no, I don't homeschool, lol. Seems like when people find out you have a large family that's the first thing I'm asked.
I am a christian and my husband and I are very involved with our church.
My kids are all in school full time for the first time and I am now enjoying having more time to take care of myself.
I have been overweight for most of my life. When I turned 30, I lost about 40 pounds just by only eating when I was hungry and reducing my portions. While this was the first time I'd ever been successful, it was not practical because I wasn't exercising regularly and you can't force yourself to be hungry during mealtimes. It's always very hard to provide meals for the family and not eat them, and when I did eat, I just wanted to eat junk all the time.
When I got pregnant with my 3rd child, I just packed on the pounds and they never came off. Added a few more after my 4th child, you know the drill.
I turned 40 this year and I was always hoping that I would be as thin as I when I was 30--it was a fleeting few months before I got pregnant.
So, here I am. I've never tracked calories before and I've never been consistent with exercise before. I am so happy with the support on this site.
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Member Since: 12/18/2011

My Goals:
My first goal is to be in onederland. Haven't been one hundred and something for 10 years. I'm tall so for me, I feel like to be in the healthy BMI range suggested for my height is just unrealistic but who knows? I would be happy to be "overweight" rather than "obese".

255: My heaviest in 2010
246: Starting weight Dec 19, 2011

Going to embrace the journey and celebrate 10 pounds at a time:

235:
225:
215:
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199: Onederland
190: No longer obese but overweight
180: My goal (but higher than normal BMI
170: A number I have never been (perhaps when I was 12)
160: The magic number that puts me in the normal weight category. Again, I have never been that small and I don't think I ever will be. But we'll see..








My Program:
Counting Calories on SP.

I've started the SP 5K run/walk program.

I am starting ST too.

I've been following the principles of low GI as well.

Personal Information:
My name is Suzanne and I'm Canadian. I am a writer but I have been a SAHM for 13 years now and I love it. I am discovering that in the midst of serving that it's easy to not take care of yourself. Sparkpeople and regular exercising is how I am taking care.

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I can do all thing through Him who gives me strength. Would love to be able to encourage you on your journey. This community is so encouraging.

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CINDYSDAY
12/8/2013 10:36:05 PM

I hope that you are doing well! I hope that you have a great week!



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SONGBIRDPAULA
11/25/2013 8:24:16 AM

Please remember this:

I've got your back during these upcoming holiday seasons!

Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

Paula



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GRANDMABABA
10/17/2013 12:20:32 AM

I wish you blessings of continued success on your journey. We can be who we were designed to be.



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XRSIZE18
10/2/2013 11:13:09 AM

Hey Chica,
Just stopping by to see how you're doing. I'm on the comeback train and I need some people to hop aboard with me.



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SONGBIRDPAULA
9/16/2013 7:26:14 AM

Suzanne,

Here's hoping that your interview sessions are going great. Can't wait until you're back on the Spark again!

Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

Paula



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