Welcome, Kerri. I haven't had kiddos yet, but since I was 15 or 16 I started having up-down-way up-way down-up-down (pattern?!) issues. I grew up just outside of Flint, too. Flushing, actually. So yes, you are among friends! Keep coming back to Spark. I think it's a helpful tool if you use it to the best of your ability. You don't have far to go! Keep going. :-)
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Welcome!!!! I too can relate. I am also from the Flint area. I have lost those same 30 pounds a few times over since the birth of my five year old.... Anyway, I am also looking for more permanency in this area and this is a great motivation. The support and info is helpful.
Hi, my name is Kerri, and I have a 2 1/2 year old son, Christian. We are from the Flint area. When I got pregnant with my son, I was about 20lbs over weight. I had gained it within the year before I became pregnant. While pregnant I gained 30 lbs, and then within a month afterwards I had lost 40 lbs. I felt really good for just having a baby. I still wanted to lose 10 lbs, but ended up gaining 30 instead! This year I had decided I was going to lose the weight. I did lose 15 lbs in by march, but then I started slackin. the last 5 lbs. I have been gaining/losing. I recently found pictures of me from Christmas of 99 and summer of 2000, and boy did I look good, lol. So, now I am getting back on track, and I hope this site will be helpful! So far I really like it!
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