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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Hi all! My name is Michelle and back in December I decided to join a gym with some personal training visits, and my awesome trainer informed me of sparkpeople, and I LOVE IT! My weight had crept up to 296 pounds I was having signs of sleep apnea, and our mountain trip for Thanksgiving was torture because I got so out of breath on our hiking trails. Not to mention that I could only fit in sweat pants and a pair of maternity jeans, even my scrubs were getting too tight. So it was then I decided I MUST lose some weight not only for myself, but my 2 daughters as well.
So its been a little over 3 months now I'm down 48 pounds and 15 inches! My 15 year old has also lost 39 pounds and my 8 year old makes healthier eating choices. WE door a lot more things outdoors, eliminated sodas, and gave up fast food . I pray that I have spared them the torture of being the "fat kids" in school. And that they will learn that exercising isnt torture, rather a great way to feel great!
I still have A LONG way to go but this site and my trainer have kept me motivated and I know as long as I keep the determination up, I WILL reach my goals. I used to see all the infomercials and think yeah right people cant really lose 100 pounds doing anything! But now I know there are truly no quick fixes, but with hard work, a great support system and proper education you can acheieve your goals. Thank you to anyone who takes the time to read this and good luck in your weight loss journey!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
6XSTARTINGOVER 12/13/2012 9:12PM

    Speading your blogs around. I love that your leading by example. It is one way to have a phenominal support system, instead of them working against you.. KUDO to the kiddos (((hugz))))

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WATERDIAMONDS 3/9/2012 12:07PM

    Oh what a wonderful, wonderful blog. I am so proud of you, not just for taking off 48 lbs and 15 inches, but for showing your daughters a better way.

Congratulations for having assumed your rightful role as their first--and greatest--role model.

Congratulations for finding your way back to health.


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KCLARK89 3/8/2012 8:13PM

    Awesome news that you are teaching/guiding your daughters to making better choices and helping them see that it is definitely a lifestyle change and something that you can all do together! Keep up the great work and what a fantastic support system the 3 of you have :)

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