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Hi my name is Kelly and I am 39 yr mother of 2 beautiful children; a 12 yr old girl and a 10 yr old son. I marred my prince charming on January 14th, 2011.

I have never been skinny by society standards, but never extremly over weight either. In HS I was involved in Danceline and regular dance and was average size of 130-135. Went to college where I gained the freshman twenty, lost the weight and after my first marriage gained some weight putting me at about 160 lbs.

I became interested in losing weight after my 2nd child was born and I reached 183lbs, so I joined a gym and started to lose some weight by going 3x a week; which helped me lose about 20-25lbs. However; after an unexpected divorce from my HS sweetheart of 15 years I discovered that could suppress all my anger and feelings thru purging and excessive exercise. In less then 2 months, I lost an additional 30 lbs. In '07 I went through an outpatient program for eating disorders, but I still struggle with relapses and after my last major relapse got to my lowest weight of 128lbs with 11% body fat in November 2008. I am determined to over come this disease and stop it before my daughter picks up on any of these destructive beahviors, because I am not sure I could handle watching her go through this horrible disease or live with the guilt that she learned it from me.

I used to be an exercise fanatic after my divorce as a way for me to deal with my stress and emotions, but within the past year I had a total burnout and now find it a struggle to just go to the gym everyday at lunch for maintenance. I am trying to find additional exercise the fun way now through playing with my kids, walking the dog or playing on my Kickball & Broomball teams.

I am currently working on getting off my "marriage" weight gain of 40 lbs in just 4 short years all while working with my Dr. to determine if I have a medical condition causing the weight gain since I still exercise frequently; looking into the possibility of pre-menopause & thyroid issues. Dieting for a person with ED is never easy, but with the continued support from my Hubby I vow to do this the healthy way....

Member Since: 7/16/2009

Fitness Minutes: 120,846

My Goals:
Ultimate Goal = Reach 125 lbs or less!

8 Week Goal = Lose 14lbs

12 Week Goal = Lose 20lbs

6 month Goal = Get back to 11% body fat; currently back up to 24%.

My Program:
-Hit the gym everyday at lunch time for 35 minutes of cardio and/or strength training.

-Monday nights I will attend my Kickboxing Turbo class.

-I will try attend an evening Foundations Class at least 2x a month.

-Saturdays I will run outside about 2-3 miles or go to Kickboxing or Barbell Strength Class.

-Thursday nights I play on my Kickball or Broomball League!

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Bloomington, MN. I couldn't cut the cord, so of course I still live in Bloomington today.

Other Information:
When I do sit down to rest, I enjoy reading, watching TV (HGTV rocks) or just hanging out with the family!

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    Thanks for the support on my blog! You're right, it's so dang hard!! But once we get on track, it will be such a good thing!!

    WE CAN DO IT!!!
    2916 days ago
    I hope things are going well for you and hope you have a relaxing (and not stressful or destructive) time at your cabin! I know it's hard to do, but try talking to your hubby...he's probably just scared and doesn't know what to do. My own hubs gets really distant and defensive when I revert to unhealthy habits...but he always tells me later that it just makes him afraid he's going to lose me to it all again.

    I am so not trying to be nosy, I swear! I just want to offer my support and send you some love! I will be sending good thoughts your way!

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    3573 days ago
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    Hey you! It's been a while since I have talked to you. Congratulations on your wedding. You were a beautiful bride! But then again, I always knew you would be.
    3783 days ago
    Hey lady, just stoppin by to say emoticon
    3852 days ago
    Hey there!

    Thanks so much for the comments on my blog, that was really sweet!

    congrats to you for your upcoming wedding in January! How exciting! A little advice? (it-s coming anyway, LOL) Do not sweat the small stuff, really. Just enjoy your day with your groom and friends/family.


    3860 days ago
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