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3/14/14 6:46 P

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Welcome Wendy! Please consider joining our chat thread!

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3/14/14 3:58 P

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HI, my name is Wendy. I am a 49 yr old mom of 6 kids...30, 27, 25, 20, and my 2 tag alongs 8 and 6. Have kind of lost myself with the last 2 kiddos and am fighting my way back to a healthy me.

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."--George Eliot


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12/15/13 4:19 P

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There is a chat thread in the first "section" of the team page and is called Winter Chat. Just click on the thread and you're there! We chat about anything and everything!

The 15 lb. challenge is located in our "challenges" section on the team page. Again...just click the thread title and you're there! We just weigh-in on Saturday's there by EDITING our original post. We just did our first weigh-in yesterday.

You'll figure it out! Let me know if I need to send the links to you if you don't get it all put together!

janet

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12/15/13 11:30 A

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This sounds great--I'm all for it! But what is a challenge? Do I need to sign up for it? Is there anything I need to do besides my normal check-ins? And is there a discussion-board for talking about our progress, and if so--is it within a team or in the message boards? Sorry for so many questions, but once I figure it all out I won't nag anyone anymore!

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12/14/13 9:14 P

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Welcome to the team! You're just in time to join the "Lose 15 lb. by February" challenge! Today is weigh-in day! We've also got our "10 for 10" challenge where you try to exercise for at least 10 min a day for 10 consecutive days. And...you're always welcome to join us on "Winter Chat." It's a small group that post there consistently!


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12/14/13 9:02 P

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Hi all. I'm a 48-year-old mom of a beautiful, incredible, fiesty 7-year old. I've been loving the past seven years, but do need to confront the fact that I've put on about 25 pounds. So in hopes of living a long, healthy life and with the aim of being a good role model for my daughter, I've decided it's time to lose some weight and begin an exercise regime for the first time since 2005. Hope I can do it!

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9/9/13 5:32 P

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And your bundle of pink is so adorable! Glad you found us! I am 52 as of last week and my kiddos are 11 and 9.

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9/9/13 11:33 A

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Hi. I'm Casi. I am 40 years old and had my last child 5 months ago. We have 2 boys 12 & 9 and this time we got our girl. :) I need to get into better shape and be a good example for my kids.

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9/4/13 11:40 P

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Glad you found us Bren! I turn 52 tomorrow and my kiddos are 11 and 9.

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9/4/13 9:21 P

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Hi Mommas!! I just found this team by accident...and I am thrilled! I am Brenda, 49 year old mom to a beautiful 8 year old daughter. I do NOT want to ever be mistaken for her Grandma...so I work hard to model a healthy lifestyle (after a few years of gaining weight, getting a divorce, and making bad food choices). My sweet pea and I walk or dance or hike or bike everyday together. We are learning to cook together. Just a couple of independent women making the world our oyster!! I will visit the chat thread in the next few days to get to know you better and feel grateful to have found this group.
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8/20/13 1:38 P

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Good to see you Marj! Congrats on doing so well with WW!!

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Hi moms! It's been about a year since I've been on SP. I've been doing WW and now have 4 lbs to my goal weight. Maintenance will be a struggle as I'm plateauing out already as I hit my weight when I got pregnant.

Kiddo is 6 now and now we can be active together, hopefully that means I'm more active!

happy end of summer, moms!

Marj (aka Bugs)

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8/2/13 4:14 P

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HI! I just turned 41 and I have a daughter who will be 4 in Oct. My mom was also an "old" mom and I think that was great for her and it the only way it could be for me. I love being a mom, but think it is so enjoyable b/c I was able to really get to know myself as an adult before having to give so much of myself to my child.

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6/6/13 4:32 P

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Welcome to the team! I'm glad you have worked things out to maximize your time with your son!

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6/6/13 12:08 P

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Hi! I'm 42 and my son is 5 years old. Luckily, people usually guess my age as mid 30's, which is nice, but then they are surprised when I say I've been married 18 years already! For me, one of the benefits of being an older mom is that I have been a stay at home mom until my son started school. Now, I work 2 part time jobs, but I am able to work while my son is in school, so I still get to do the "drop off/pick up" for school and I also get to volunteer in the class or for class trips-which is so fun! I figure that we waited so long to have our son, I don't want to miss anything! I do want to be fit and healthy so that I will be around for him for a long time to come.


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4/1/13 10:13 P

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Welcome! Please find your way to the chat thread and look around the others. We don't do much with heavy duty challenges as many of us are part of the 5% challenges.

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4/1/13 5:44 P

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Hi everyone! I was excited to find this group! I am 40 years old- 41 next month and have a son that will be 16 months old tomorrow. I am thrilled to have contact with people who understand the unique difficulties we face. I do have an older son as well. He is 16 years old.

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3/26/13 12:39 A

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emoticon It is tricky trying to get the exercise we desire with little ones. Just do the best you can and keep after it!

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3/25/13 11:38 P

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I just turned 39 and just had my first baby 2 1/2 months ago. I am having a hard time getting motivated to get back to healthy living. We (me and DH) went off the wagon during the pregnancy and he is making it difficult to get back on. Any new mommies getting in the fitness they need?




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3/20/13 1:40 P

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Welcome Laura!

Definitely join us on our chat thread!

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Hi all,

I am so excited to have found this team. I'm Laura. I just turned 40 in February of this year, two days before my son turned 1. I also have a 3 year old daughter.
I had a goal of being back in shape by my 40th birthday after the birth of my son but that didn't happen. I'm not giving up though and I look forward to sharing the journey to a healthy life with you ladies. Since I had my kids late, I feel it is my responsibility to take excellent care of myself so that I can be an active and involved mom.

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3/14/13 12:41 P

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Welcome back Judy!

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Not new, just re-joining the team. Will do my best to keep up with everyone and everything!!

Gettingfit4him aka Judy in Nor CA, PST
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2/13/13 3:31 P

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Hi Dawn! Welcome to the team! Just got the Feb. Chat thread going today (I've been busy!) so please join us there. It's a smaller chunk of the team that consistently gathers there to share and encourage.

I'm 51 and my kids are 11 and 8 and I also homeschool.

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2/13/13 1:29 P

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I thought I'd take a minute and introduce myself. I've been a Sparkpeople member since January 2011. I'm a 48 year old Mother of 3. I have 2 boys, ages 6 and 2 1/2 and 1 daughter who is almost 17 months. I am getting back on the healthy life wagon after jumping off my healthy living plan wagon. (I was going to say "falling off" but "jumping off" is probably more accurate since I knowingly stopped putting my health needs at the top of the list.) Since I have now gained back 23 pounds of my hard-won weight loss, I am once again figuring out how to add my personal health goals into our busy lives.

Did I mention I am also homeschooling our 6 year old? lol I look forward to talking to other non-traditional Moms and figuring out how to get my best results with a minimum of fuss!

(btw, if you want to know what my name means, read it backwards ;)


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2/10/13 6:12 P

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Welcome to the team Michele! Please jump right in with our monthly chat thread. Easy way to meet 5-6 of our LIL Mommies that are consistent about posting.

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2/10/13 2:15 A

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Hi, new friends! My name is Michele. I'm a 42-year-old mom of four kids, ages 3, 5, 7, and 10 (plus one in heaven). I'm hoping to loose a little weight, but even more importantly, I'm hoping to regain some of the energy and stamina I had when I was younger and more physically fit (read: five pregnancies ago - LOL!) I also want to model a healthy lifestyle for my family.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you all better and encourage each other. It helps not to have to do it alone!

ps -- I hope some of you will "friend" me; I'm new here and don't have any friends!

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DETERMINEDJANET's Photo DETERMINEDJANET Posts: 42,487
1/25/13 12:28 A

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I can relate to the thyroid stuff as I just went through having it change again over the summer and finally got regulated by October. It's amazing how that little thing can affect so much! I too had a tough time having a child but our little bio miracle is turning 11 next month. Our heart miracle is 8. You should join us on chat. For the numbers on the team it is actually a place for half a dozen to chat and encourage each other.

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1/24/13 10:49 P

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I am trying to get the hang of the "Team" thing. I thought I would start with a message. I am about to turn 42 with a 4 year old son. I want to be healthy and show my son how to be healthy. Both his Dad and I struggle with weight. I actually like to go to the gym, I just like to eat and losing weight difficult. Of course, being in my 40's with a tyroid problem is not helping. I just have to work smarter!
It took me 3 years to have my son. Lots of hard work and dedication. So I know I can set my mind to being healthier.

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1/23/13 10:44 P

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Congratulations and welcome to the team!!!

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1/23/13 5:48 P

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Hello, I am 38 on the verge of turning 39 and I just had my first baby 2.5 weeks ago. A year ago I didn't think I was ever going to have children and was just coming to terms with it in my head. We went on vacation and came back with a lil something extra. Found out a week before I was to run my third half marathon. Now that my bundle of joy is here, I can't wait to get back to running.




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1/11/13 5:27 P

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emoticon to the team Jay! My 8 yr old boy has autism (mild) absent almost 11 yr old daughter is feeling the beginnings of hormone swings. Glad you found us! Definitely join our chat and consider the mini challenge "The Power of10."

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1/11/13 2:19 P

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I'm about to turn 48. I have a 9 year-old with Autism and a 6 year-old with Diva-itis. I have struggled most of my life with my weight, but was able to keep it under control until I hit 45. I have a very stressful marriage that leads me to seek the wrong types of foods, even though I know what I should be eating. I'm trying to go back to a low-fat plant based diet, which helped me maintain a 50 pound weight loss for over 20 years. I still remember the old Weight Watchers program that required so much liver per week because my pediatrician put me on Weight Watchers when I was a very young child. I know I am obsessed with my weight, but I'm trying to help my children have healthy body images and eating habits. It is a real challenge.

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1/8/13 1:26 P

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Welcome to the team!!! Definitely join our chat thread and we do have an ongoing "mini" challenge of getting in at least 10 min. of exercise accomplished daily. We are keeping track 10 days at a time and starting over is totally acceptable. This challenge is titled "the Power of 10."

Janet

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Hi everyone. I am new to this team. I am a stay at home mom to two great kids. My son Justin who just turned 7 in December and my liitle girl, Jenny who is two years old. I also attend online college and my plate is really full. It is hard to fit in me time (working out) and most of the time I fail on acomplishing getting that in. This year I intend to change that. I'm tired of being almost as heavy as I was when I was preggers. I weigh 219lbs., ughhh. I weighed 232 for my pregnancy with my eldest and 223 with my daughter. I love being a mom. It is so hard, but the most fulfilling hard I have ever done in my life. I love it!! I need to get healthy for my kids future and mine. I recently lost my mom to breast cancer and she never smoked a day in her life. It has been a real wake up call that no matter what you have done in your life you can still get cancer even if you don't smoke. To which I don't and never have. She was at the same weight I am now before going through all the cancer treatments. I also had gestational diabetes and luckily I followed my OB and nutritionists advice and did not have to take insulin but that is also another trigger to why I need to get healthy. My LO recently stopped nursing (yeah emoticon !!) so now it is time to take care of me better. I have been married for 15 almost 16 years to my hubby. We have been together for 21 years this May. Marriage is hard work that is for sure. emoticon I look forward to chatting with everyone and succeeding with my weight loss journey this time.

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12/27/12 10:40 P

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emoticon to the new LIL Mommies! Somehow I wasn't receiving notifications of postings for our 'introduce' thread. Sorry about that!

Janet

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Hello. I am back on Spark from 4 years ago. I am 43 and the proud mommy of my 3 year old girl, Sky. I have been overweight since I was 23 and have put on 24 more pounds since my pregnancy which puts me at a full 237. Before the age of 23, I was always 135 on the nose. I do want to lose 100 lbs to at least feel better, but I want to be honest...I want to be sexy, look good and be able to shop in the misses section instead of women's plus everywhere I go. I don't even enjoy shopping!!! In my mind, its important to teach my little girl good eating habits but doing it for yourself is the struggle. My hubby has always been at a good weight -not so healthy eater. LORD knows I have given up on changing him! LOL! I sometimes think that I would like to have a second child but I know that I would have to get healthy to do that.....so that is my story....:)

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Hi, I am 41 years old, and after many years battling infertility, I am the proud mom to a 22 month old girl.

I have been over-weight for most of my adult life and tend to binge when emotional. I have recently put back on around 20lbs that I had previously lost this year and am now almost at my highest weight ever.

Enough is enough.



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10/27/12 12:38 P

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Hi, all! I am 56 and have 4 kids ages 25, 23, 15, and 12. I had 2 in my 30s and 2 in my 40s. I retired 4 years ago from a long career as a violinist. looking forward to getting to know you!

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Hi. I am 40 and 4 months postpartum,as well as a mom of a 3 year old girl. I have been waiting for my hormones to settle down so that I can get down to business with the bathroom scale. I'm happy to announce that the wait is finally over. So ready to say' "Adios" to the remaining 40 lbs I've been toting around lately. Told a woman I work with today that I would be donating the jeans I was wearing to Goodwill exactly a month from today. Am determined to keep my word.


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Hi, I am going to be 48 in November (yikes, time flies!) and had my son at 40 after years of infertility. My husband just turned 59 so we are always mistaken for the "grandparents". We have lived in the same neighborhood for over 20 years and most of the families are very young with small children. My son just started 2nd grade this year. Most of my friends have children either in high school or starting college so it does feel a little weird at times. The one fact remains, i would not change a thing about having my son when i did. He is amazing :)

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Hi - Recently joined sparkpeople and just found this team. I had a baby at 42 and 7 years later haven't lost the "baby weight". I'm tired of being tired. I'm also tired of feeling more like the grandmom. If one more person asks if he is my grandchild, I may lose it! Hoping to model better eating and exercise habits for my sweet boy.

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Welcome Reeccama emoticon

You came to the right place!!! I can totally relate to being one of the older parents at any school function. I had my twin daughters when I was 43 years old. They will be 12 in a week :D

Congrats on your weight loss, you're doing great! emoticon



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Hi all, I'm 41 years old with one 6 year old daughter. I was 35 years old when she was born. Still remember the ob-gyn asking me why I waited "so long in life to have kids".. um?? Anyway seems like more and more I am finding that my peers are grandparents rather than just parents. I know it's only going to get worse as my daughter gets older. I do have friends who have kids the same age as her, but in her class of 20 I think there are only 2 of us moms who are 40+. Everyone else is much younger.

I've been on Spark for just over 2 years now and just discovered this team. :-)

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I'm 45 with two kiddos ages 8 and 5. I lost nearly 100 lbs in 2001 before any of the pgs. Now I have about that much to lose again. I've been working at this for just about a year (off and on) and I'm down a little over 30 lbs. My kids are a huge part of my motivation. Not only do I want to live a long life with them and for them, but I want to be healthy and active to enjoy them now.

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I agree with you that being active is very good for the mental health. Good job getting back to it! Keep it up! emoticon

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Hi! I'm 43, married to a very active guy, we have with a 7 year old daughter who loves to dance. I have fallen off the active wagon and need to get moving again for my physical and mental health. I am much less stressed when I work out regularly.

If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author.


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Hi to all!!!

My name is Heather. I am 40 years old. Had my first child at age 32 and second at almost 38. Most of my friends and my two sisters had their children early in life so I feel sometimes like an oddball but hey, that's how it is! :)


Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans - - John Lennon

Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body - Elizabeth Stone


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Hi Everyone,

I'm a returning member. I joined four years ago and almost hit my goal. Life just got in the way. So I'm back for the support and to hit my goal weight so I can keep up with my kids. I'm 48 yrs. old. I have three beautiful kids 11, 8 and 5.

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Hi Everybody,

I'm 45 (soon to be 46) and my husband-Mike-is 53; we have a 10 year old son who definitely keeps us young! My goal is to lose the weight and get healthier, so I have the energy to keep up with my family!!

Dorinda Cooper


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Hi Everyone~~~

My husband and I (both 46 yrs old) married six years ago and immediately began having babies ~~ lol! We now have our 5 yr old son & our 4 yr old daughter and we couldn't be happier.

Needless to say, as a SAHM, my lifestyle has changed immensely! I have fallen into many of the "mommy traps" as to why I am still hauling around an extra 25 pounds! Me-time issues, putting my needs last, etc etc.

Now is the time~~ I really NEED to lose the 25 pounds that have been keeping me from my "Happy & Healthy Weight" of 125.

Looking forward to meeting some older mommies in similar situations!

Don't Miss Your Life!


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Hi, everyone. My name is Jennifer. I am 43 and have been married for 18 years. We have a three-year-old daughter. I just want to live as long and healthy a life as possible for myself and for Helen.

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Hi Everybody! My name is Chris, i have been married for 22 years. My son Aaron is 7, I was 40 when he came into our life. My husband was 51. I love being a mom! I look forward to getting to know you all.

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Hi I'm Tess. I've been married to my wonderful hubby for over 25 years. I had my daughter two weeks before my 39th.,she just celebrated her ninth birthday. For myself I wanted a career first, so most of my friends have grown children already. In my early thirties we decided to get pregnant..I was just shy of the fifth month when our life was shattered. We were completely devastated. It took another four years before I was even ready to try again. Sad I know, We tried again but lost that baby by the eleventh week. This time I was mad and thinking maybe being a mom wasn't in the cards for me..maybe we waited too long for this. I was ready but my husband wasn't so it took another four years to be on the same page. Finally we tried one last time and yes it was the right time. We have had the usual ups and downs of life. Having an only child has been difficult for me, I wanted to try for another but dh was feeling like he was getting too old, he's 7.5 years older than me. So we stopped at one. I actually love being an older mom. I have the life experience and lots more patience than when I was younger. I love being a mom, I feel so blessed!

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Not new to the team just been gone for a long time!
Glad to be back to SP and gong to try and stick with it this time.
I am a 47 year old mother of 3...24 year old daughter, 20 year old step daughter, and 6 year old son.
Going to try and get caught up with team!
Drop by my page and say Hi!




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Hi Im Lisa (46) married to dh (46) in 2003...quickly moved to AZ 2 days after the wedding and Had Nick in Sept 04 and Justin in June 06. Trying to get back to my old self and get off meds for PMS and Heartburn...oh yea and get back in my old JEANS!

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Hi --I joined 1/4/12 today
I'm sandra (41) married to dh (51). We've been married since '99. It's been rocky--but we're trying to work it out. We have 6 angel babies as I couldn't carry past 8 weeks or so.

We adopted A age 7 from a young local girl and did an open adoption. We stay in contact with the birth family [bmom is 22, her mom is 45]. So it's interesting going in public explaining this is "Birth Gramma" as she's my age. He's in 2nd grade, a great reader and a happy kid. He's been a joy I cannot put in words. He's my gift from God. We were there when he was born and brought him home from the hospital on day 2. He's been with us ever since.

In 2006, we went to China and adopted R at almost age 6. She's now 11. She's in 3rd grade. She's very short for her age...so Alex and her look like twins. She has vision problems which if you were unaware of her issues you might not know they exist. She had cataract surgery and lens replacements in 2006 once she was promised to us. She spent 4 years in an orphanage. At times, she's got issues with not wanting to learn new things. She's polite and not mouthy. Reading and spelling are her worst subjects. We homeschooled them up until this year because of her learning delays and inability to grasp reading. She's doing fairly well in school now as they are in a 2 room charter school with 27 students and 2 teachers for grades 1-5.

I have 3 poodle babies --Dolly (9), Kiya (4) Teela (3). Dolly is my baby as she was my baby replacement after one of my miscarriages. She knows it too and plays baby very well.

We adopted out of birth order but all seems to be fine. They play together and never fight.

We live in NE Wisconsin,
I'm out of work currently, but hope that changes soon. I am normally a work-from-home mom. If all else, I will go into selling home/auto insurance as I've sold life insurance this past year. My dh works pt at Walmart.

I have a master's degree in organizational leadership. I do a lot of volunteering. I spend a lot of time online (mostly on facebook). I've been on sparks for a long time now. I read nonfiction, love crafts, love spending time with my kids, and enjoy thrift stores more than fancy dept stores. :)




You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her. -Anonymous


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Hi everyone - my name is Judy and I'm married to my DH since Sept '95 and we had our son in July '07. We tried for almost 7 years before becoming pregnant with him. He is truly my special blessing! I am 41 now and we are still trying for another. We did get pregnant in January '09 but miscarried in Feb just as we learned we were. God has a plan and I need to continue to trust it. Glad to have found this team. It is quite different to be working on registering my son for Kindergarten next fall when we have several other friends who have children going off to college. LOL! I'm off to sign up for the January challenge now. :-)

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Hi! I had my daughter when I was 37, and my son when I was 38, there is an 18 month difference between them - I am going to be turning 40 in late January

I've been heavy most of my life, which is why I think I had trouble having kids (just never happened) - doctors said I did (and didn't) have PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome), but I always had irregular cycles (which I'm sure now was due to the excess weight) - the spring before my daughter was conceived, my husband and I bought bikes and we spent every evening either biking or walking the river trail - I didn't lose a lot of weight, but by the summer I was pregnant with my daughter

After having my son, my cycles have been pretty normal, but I don't know if it is due to having kids, or the 40 lbs I've lost since joining SparkPeople - my goal is to lose another 40-60 lbs - since I'm currently lighter than the weight I was in high school, I'm not sure where my body will settle - I'm 5'10", so my goal is somewhere between 150-170

My favorite exercise is Bollywood aerobics which I do at my local YMCA, along with another aerobics style fitness class, but I'm going to try Zumba this January because my Bollywood teacher will be traveling to India for a month - I also like to walk and run, and I'd like to run my first 10K in 2012

I see there is a 2012 Challenge that starts this weekend - sounds fun, I think I'll go join that now :)

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Life is a whole journey of meeting your edge again and again. That's where you're challenged. - Pema Chödrön

You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew. - Albert Einstein

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Hello! I have 2 older kids (24 & 22) and my baby girl at 37. Having a 16 year gap makes a big difference! We are also raising our grandson (4) so it is like they are brother & sister ~ he has been with us since he was 8 months old.

Up until my lil one I'd gain/loose 20lbs but never much heavier than that. Since 2006 its been a struggle to keep my weight under 170. I did 8 months on Jenny Craig & went from 175 to 145, but it was too expensive and since going off the program in July I've gained back 20lbs.

My goal is to get back to around 145 - I'll be 43 in January & would like to loose my tummy pillow :) I love to Zumba and realize that my procrastination skills are so finely tuned that if I didn't look for outside help I'd never break out of the negative lifestyle changes.

I look forward to working with everyone to achieve our goals!

Lauri

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Hi! I'm Tracey. I'm 39 with a 4 and 6 year old. I find that most of my friends my age either don't have kids at all or have kids the same ages. We all waited until we were established in our careers to have kids. I haven't experienced the sensation of being the "older" mommy yet, but I am sure I will. To be honest what I hate more, is that my children have a "step-mom" who is 29 and a size 0. I don't want to be compared to her for the rest of my life - so for that reason, and many other more important reasons, I want to achieve my goal weight and be healthy. Because I am one hot momma at my goal weight!!! And I want to set a healthy example for my kids so hopefully they don't have the same weight struggles that I do.

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Hi! Just introducing myself. I have to say, it's tough going to pick up your 3 year old from preschool and every other mother is younger than you are, right? Anyway, I had my son at 37 and my daughter just before my 40th birthday. All my friends from high school have high school age children. Some of them are grandparents already!!!
I'm determined to get down to my goal weight before a trip at Christmas time back to where we are originally from - North Carolina! This older mama is not going to be and older fat mama!!!


"The sun never sets on those who ride into it."


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We just started a new 5 lb. in 5 weeks challenge...sign up and join us!

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Hello! I just have one son and I had him when I was 39. We tried again at 40, but nature intervened and now we are done. I want to be healthy and active and be around for my little man, see him grow up and have children of his own...

Carpe Diem!


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Welcome to LIL Mommies!! Congrats on the upcoming finalized adoption! We adopted our son so I know how special that feeling can be to just get the judges stamp. Please look around and join in where you feel comfy!

Janet

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I am so glad I found this team!

I have 5 children ages 25, 22, 19, 15 and 2. Our 15 and 2 year old are adopted from foster care.

We have had our 2 year old since she was 10 days old. She is beautiful, smart, and healthy.

We will be finalizing the adoption of our 15 year old next month. She will have been with us for one year on Oct 12th. She is changing her name to Zoe and is so excited about becoming part of our family.

We will have as many children as God sends our way!

I now have a little over 100 pounds to lose. I have lost 23 in about 2 months.

My page has lots of pictures of me and my family.

Focus word for the year: PAUSE

"The only thing standing between me and completion of my goals is.....TIME"

An idea with no plan is called a daydream rather than a goal!



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emoticon to LIL Mommies! Look forward to getting to know you!

Janet

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Hello!

I am 48 with a 7 year old son, 4 year old daughter, 46 year old husband (all in ridiculously good shape) and two dogs. I also work full time and volunteer at my children's school and somewhere in there try to make time for myself.

I had my kids late in life on purpose and without drama. I struggle when comparing parenting choices with women who really are young enough to be my child. Life experience just changes your focus, I suppose.

I consider myself "new" to SP again, because I started a while ago, but then just fell off. I am now back and trying desperately to stay on track. After I wrote this, I realized that I want to lose my age in weight! My motivation is my children. I am already starting late, I want to be healthy and active for them, more so than I am now.

Anyway, when I first started, I tried a few SparkTeams without much success. I am hoping that I have found my corner.

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We're glad to have you even though your youngest is 14! It's a great team and I know you'll find a great support system here!

Janet

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Hi! I'm 53, happily married for 29 yrs and we have 8 children. I started having children when I was 26 and finally had my last one when I was 40. My "baby" just turned 14 this month, (I'll be 54 yrs old in November.) and my oldest is 27. I know you must think I'm nuts for having that many, but I wouldn't trade any of them for anything! I have 2 married children, one in the Air Force, 3 still at home, (all of them boys and teenagers) and two way down south. Only one of them is a girl and she's 23 now. I'll be 57 when my youngest turns 18 and I am so not looking forward to having an empty nest! Oh, and I have one granddaughter and one on the way.

I joined this team for 2 reasons, one, cause I love the name! and the second reason is because I so need to loose this weight. I've been a sparker for a while now, but have been steadily gaining weight lately that has to stop!

I even got a new exercise library book out which I hope will help me get off my "tosh" and start an exercise program. I've exercised, like strength training, from time to time, but never on a regular schedule. This is a book for woman called "The Core Program"and it's written by a woman physical therapist, Peggy W. Brill. It only calls for 15 minutes a day and I think that is doable for me.

Extra thought: Every pound that is lost takes four pounds of pressure off of the joints.

"Aging well has less to do with what you avoid and more to do with what you embrace."


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emoticon Shelli! You've got your hand full with those boys! I have two kids...dd is 9 and ds is 6 (almost 7) and I just can't imagine herding four boys! LOL Glad you found us!

Janet

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Hello,

I'm new here and am not sure how all this works. I'm Shelli, 41 year old mom of 4 boys ages 4, 4, 6 and 8 (the 4 year olds are twins). I'm here to get back on track and lose the 40lbs I've gained in the last 1.5 years. I was always pretty thin until I hit my mid 30's and then....well you all know how the rest goes. Anyhow I've developed high blood pressure and cardiac problems so I really want to get my life back and be able to keep up with my little guys. I'm looking forward to getting fit and healthy with all of you!

Shelli
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Can't address a change in the discipline since all of ours were late in life! LOL

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Hi, my name is Susan, and I'm a 'late in life' mommy! emoticon We didn't get married until 28 and had our first baby @ 29. I had 6 boys in my 30's, my first girl when I was 40 [almost 41] and my last precious baby boy when I was 44 1/2. I haven't gotten pregnant since, and I think I'm done according to my peri-menopausal #'s! My baby just turned 5! I feel sometimes like I'm raising my grandson! I ENJOY him so, so much! I'm CONTINUALLY laughing at his antics! The older ones say he gets away with too much! YIKES! Anyone else find that having those babies later in life equals not as strict a disciplinarian! I'll have to work on that. emoticon

Looking forward to this team. I already know Janet and MommaBof7.



Susan--wife to Dennis and mom to 8 super blessings.

"You either sacrifice today to reach tomorrow's goals, or you give up your dreams in favor of the fleeting comfort that's distracting you." Dave Griffin

"I'm a simple Jesus girl on a journey to finding deeper motivation than just a number on my scale for getting and staying healthy." Lysa Terkeurst


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Beverly~Welcome to the team! It is nice being able to share with other mom's that are in the same place. Please join in on the challenges, games and chats as you feel comfortable!

Janet

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Hi Everyone!
I am 45 Mom of a 5 year old little guy. I have many friends who have had their children right after high school and many who do not and will not have any children. I am happy to have found a group of people who are in my boat!
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wELCOME

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Glad you found us as well!

Janet

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Hi! I'm Kathy, 45, mom to twin 5 year old girls. I am also a systems analyst for IBM working from home. That is one of the major things that has helped me lose 40 lbs since August 2010. It's easy to get up and exercise when there is no commute! I travel for work occasionally. My husband is very supportive of my efforts, and I think I have even inspired him to exercise. I have 50 pounds to go, but I am determined to do it! I am looking for friends here who are career women, and who are also older moms. I am so happy to find this group!

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Hi Ranae! Welcome to the team! Off to visit your page!

Janet

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Hello, I am Ranae, a 38 year old mom of two adopted boys. We are going for adoption number three so I have a feeling I may need this team in the years to come.
Looking forward to getting to know all of you.

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Welcome to the team!!!! I just left you a note so won't repeat myself here! LOL Looking forward to getting to know you and sharing the journey.

Janet

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Hello everyone! I am a 39 year old mom who will be 40 in August. I have 2 beautiful girls who are 6 & 3 years old. I just recently found SP and joined. I'm really glad I did! I have always carried around an extra 25-30lbs that I have continually gained and lost for as long as I can remember. I lost it before becoming pregnant with my 6 year old, but gained it back plus an extra 40lbs. I was overweight when I became pregnant with my 3 year old and easily topped 200lbs even after having her. I have continued to yo-yo and now sit at about 155lbs. My weight has been a constant struggle for me, but I'm tackling it again for the last time. I'm looking forward to getting back to a healthy weight (and staying there for good) so that I have as much energy as my kids do! I look forward to meeting other moms on this team and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.



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Hi all, I'm Julie, 43, married (20 years) with a 6 year old son. I'm looking to get fit, so I can keep up with my high energy kiddo.

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Welcome to the team! Check out the threads and join in where you feel comfortable! We have an ongoing chat, several challenges that aren't totally overwhelming and some games, etc.

Janet

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Hi! I just found this LIL Mommies team and am excited to meet more LIL Moms. I'm 44 and just gave birth to my little girl in October. My OB was fantastic and wouldn't allow me to call myself old; she just said that I met my prince later and things got started from there. I had a wonderful pregnancy (despite prior miscarriages and subsequent uterine surgery) and have lost my baby weight. However, I want (need!) to tone up everything and get back on track. It's so easy to get caught up in taking care of this little one and my husband and forget myself. I'm hopeful that with SparkPeople and this LIL team I can get back on track! If anyone out there is "lurking" and wondering about having a baby later, I would encourage them to go for it. When I was in my 20's, I was so sure that I'd be married with a family by the time I was 30ish. Sometimes, though, our plans do not match God's. You never know what blessings we're going to have in this life - we just need to grab those that come along and be grateful and love every minute of it.

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1/18/11 12:28 P

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I just joined this team a few weeks ago but already have had so much support from the team. You can definitely find it here. I have at least 50 to lose as well...slowly but surely on my way! emoticon





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emoticon to the team Nancy. I am a 45 year old (soon to be 46) mom of 4 children ages 7, 13, 22 and 23 and two grandchildren ages 2 and 3. I look forward to getting to know you on our adventure to lose weight and be healthy!

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Welcome back Nancy! That is one LONG move across country! I am 49 and my kids are 6 and 8 (9 next month).

Definitely make yourself right at home here at LIL Mommies. We have a couple challenges going right now that you are welcome to join and our chat is an easy way to get to know a handful of the mommies easily.

Janet

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I am not new to either this team or Sparkpeople. But I have been away for awhile. I recently started all over here and am slowly working towards joining or rejoining teams.

My name is Nancy, I am 48 years old, I have 2 girls ages 7 and 9, two stepsons ages 25 and 32 and a year old grandson. We moved this last summer from WA state to PA, and have been taking the last 6 months to get settled in a brand new house and new state.

I am ready to start over and lose weight, I have over 50 pounds to lose and have set up my goals accordingly. But I do know that support on this jouney is essential and I look forward to getting to know others here who are on this journey too, who like me chose to become a Mom later in life.

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I love meeting other mom's with adult and young children. I'm glad you joined us!

~Christina
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I will Trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding!

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1/1/11 9:41 P

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Welcome and just make yourself right at home here!


Janet

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1/1/11 9:31 P

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Hello! I am new to the team and want to introduce myself. I am a 45 year old working Mom of 4 wonderful children ages 23, 22, 12, and 6, all of whom are adopted. I also have 2 beautiful grandchildren ages 2 and 3. I have devoted my life to my family and let myself go for the past 15 years. My family is still my priority, but it is time that I devote some time to taking care of me. I am tired of feeling like the fat woman in every room I enter. I want to feel better about myself both emotionally and physically. I joined SP quite some time ago, but never did much and hadn't really found a team that seemed to suit me until now. I am excited about being a part of this team! emoticon

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Welcome to the team! It does sound like a perfect fit! Join in on any thread that catches your interest. Several fun challenges just starting, always some fun and games and our virtual chat thread just packed up and headed to Key West FL for some sunshine and warmth!

Janet

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1/1/11 5:52 P

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Hi I just wanted to introduce myself to the team. I joined today cause this team is for me. Late in life mommies. I am 45 and my husband of 27 years and I have six adopted children. Ages 15, 13, 12, 10, and twins that are 7. They are our lives. I want to begin living a healthy lifestyle so my children will follow in my footsteps so to say. I have one child who has difficulty with weight. The others are experiencing no issues Praise the Lord! But thin or not they still need to eat healthy and be active! So here I am. That is my ultimate goal!

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You've found the right place here at Spark People! You have to be one busy lady with the ages of your kiddos! Definitely join our chat...it is a small group within the larger numbers of our team so you'll find accountability and support easily!

Janet

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I will turn 37 tomorrow and I have a 19 mo. old and a 2 mo. old. We would like one more but this year I want to get in better shape. I have started exercising with videos (I am breastfeeding so it is still hard to plan trips to the gym).

I would love a buddy or friends who will push me and get on my case when I don't follow through. I have had a diificult time finding older moms in my area..most are 10-15 years younger.





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You're in the right place! I am in it for the long haul as well so please Spark Mail me or whatever you need. Welcome!

Janet

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