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After losing many pounds and nearly achieving my goal weight, we moved abroad where my visa status did not let me work, and I also had my third child. The combination of unemployment, third pregnancy, and overindulging in European food to quell my feelings of inadequacy took me back to my pre-weight-loss weight and killed my self-confidence (to say nothing of my wardrobe!). Moving nine timezones away to another new place took away all my friends and stability, so this is my attempt at consistency and change.

I started my efforts in September, 2011 and have since given new meaning to "the slowest loser," but I realized after almost exactly six months I've lost 15 pounds which is more than I thought I would be able to stick with in September! After several months of consistent exercise I'm also more fit than my husband for the first time in our marriage - yeehaw! My current goal is to lose 20 more pounds in time for my 20th (gah!) reunion next summer.

Member Since: 7/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 11,238

My Goals:
Fit back in my best power suit so I can kick some butt in court!

Do the mini-triathlon I've wanted to attempt for a decade.

Not wear any size that's extra- anything.

210 - 10/23/11!
205 - 1/13/12!

My Program:
September 2011

Small goals to start: Tracking my calories, ten minutes of exercise per day.

February 2012

7000 steps or more per day five days a week, 45 minutes of cardio at least 2 days a week, at least 10 minutes of cardio EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Personal Information:
Married, kids, working, trying to carve out a new life in a new place for the second time in four years and juggle all that goes into working motherhood.

Other Information:
I love to travel - I have visited 47 states (and lived in 4) and 22 countries (and lived in 3).

Wisdom begins with wonder. - Socrates

If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

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    Hi you don't know me but I'm Tema and 6 months ago you wrote on my blog about my son Antoine...he passed away on Jan. 6, 2012...I know this is a long time coming but I just couldn't read those comments until tonight....Thank you so much truly for thinking of us in our time of need.....Your words meant so much to me....I wish you and your family all the best again thank you for thinking of me....

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    Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. It looks like you're doung a great job on your journey, too!
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    Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!
    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!
    "Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!" emoticon
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