Hi! I've never blogged before, so I don't really know what to say. My name is Sammi and I am a 29 year old mother of 3 beautiful children. I have a 12 year old step son, a 4 year little girl and a 1 year old little boy. After having my son, my weight rocketed up to 205 lbs. I am 5'7" and after seeing myself in photos, and daily in the mirror I new I needed to change. I started loosing weght in September of last year and have lost 30 lbs so far. But I feel that I have lost my motivation becasue I keep bouncing back and forth btween 167 to 175 lbs. I do really well usually thorughout the week, then I loose motivation on the weekends. I have found it particularly hard lately with Halloween coming up because I have been eating loads of candy. I know that I am a binge eater, I even hide it from my own husband. I really want to end this terrible disorder of binge eating and hiding it from others. I want to gain the strength to live a healthy, honest lifestyle for myself and for my children. I have stuggled with weight practically my entire life and I do not want my babies to ever go through it! So, I have joined Spark People for encouragement and to find some friends who know how I feel, to be my strength when I have lost it, and to let me be their strength and encouragement when they need it.