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February 2012, 144 pounds.

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1 day after having Leah ( I went in weighing 195 and suffering from Hypertension) I was SO SO swollen!

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Right before I had Leah. That was A LOT of belly!! Aka = lots of skin to shrink back ( if it ever really does) ...

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I'm a 31 year old mom to a 5 year old, 3 year old and 6 month old. The third time around has been much harder with losing the weight. I lost about 20 pounds and got down to 160 and have been stuck ever since. Spark People is where is all started back in 2011 with my first baby and I am back to lose some weight and see my size b's again. Love - B

Member Since: 3/21/2011

My Goals:
June 2010: weight 145

2/23/11: weight 195
(going into labor)

3/21/11: weight 167

8/5/11 : weight 161

8/16/11: weight 159.5

9/27/11: weight 151

10/15/11: weight 149

11/25/11: weight 143.5

02/07/11: 144

145 by November 30, 2011 (my birthday!)

DONE! :) 11/25

NEXT GOAL SET ON 12/12/11:

Loose 10 pounds by April 1, 2012.

My Program:
How I lost the 50 pounds?
In 9 months I lost a little over 50 pounds. I had several medical issues at the beginning, so I didn't fully start my dieting and weight loss until the end of July. I had over 20 pounds to loose at that point.

What did I eat? I calculated my calories on SP. I still ate my Taco Bell on occasion and I didn't fully cut out any food in particular, I just made sure I made room for the special food I wanted to eat and stayed in my calorie range. I eat small lunches (salads, soups) and I always have either oatmeal or a yogurt for breakfast. Dinner is fair game, I just eat 1 portion ( and ONE only) and try to keep it as close to 500 and under in calories as possible.

I did cut out soda tremendously. Is it gone entirely? No. I have one every now and again, but my daily drink of choice is water or tea (water has been a struggle for me!).

Execise: I did not have a gym membership until just a few weeks ago, so all of that 50 was done with do

Personal Information:
I'm 26 and married to my wonderful husband, Adam. We have been together 9 years in April and married fo r4 in June. We have our first baby girl, Leah, who was born in February 2011. We also have 2 fur-babies, Faith and Jake. I work in Admissions for a University and my husband is an Army-Veteran going to school full time and working full time at a distribution center.

(We're busy!!)

Other Information:
I love to read
I love to blog
I love working in higher education.
I love my dogs.
I'm a old soul, for just 26.
I'm married to my bestfriend.
I love being a Mom.
I'm hard on myself.
I enjoy meeting new people.
I love singing.
I'm on praise and worship team at church.
I'm in a lifegroup, for the first time ever.
I love shopping.
I love decorating.
I love creative projects.
I was a dancer.
I graduated from UNT, go mean green.
I love kids and should probably be a teacher, that IS what I went to school for.
I love the cold weather, Texas? Yes, I need to move!
I'm really good at English, but Math, don't ask me!

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