My beautiful children- 3 wonderful reasons to make a healthier mommy.

My fiancee doesn't know it, but he'll inevitably become healthier as my cooking changes...

They are my light and my biggest fans...


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I am 29 years old. I have never been this heavy in my life. I now have high blood pressure on top of acid reflux, depression and bipolar disorder. I have an 8 yr old, a 7 yr old and a 4 yr old I am too tired to play with. I look horrible in family photos, my hormones keep my complexion looking terrible and my scalp flaky. My rings (and jeans) I've worn for years no longer fit me. My larger size makes me more clumsy and I bump into things with my belly and bottom.
But the very last straw was when I realized that it is harder (and less pleasurable) for my fiancee and I to be intimate because of the weight I have gained. My weight is no longer a choice- I can, must and AM losing weight no matter what.
BUT, I have alli which I begin on Monday 9/1/08 and this is pretty much the LAST time I will try to lose weight because I WILL SUCCEED! For my health, for my family, for MYSELF- I'M DOING IT!

Member Since: 8/30/2008

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My Goals:
I will be losing 80 pounds (no less, no more).
I will become physically active for at least 1 hour a day with my children.
I will teach my daughter how to eat healthy and be active so that she does not have to go through the same things I am.
I will be more confident in myself and prove that I have the willpower I need.

My Program:
Beginning alli program 9/1/08 along with spark people.
Committing to make small changes each week/month that will build into big changes.
Committing to stick with it for the long haul- I do not expect to finish with alli until next year, however I will continue the eating/physical activity levels for the rest of my life.

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  • v JUST4ME927
    Sending some encouragement your way!
    3401 days ago
    Welcome to sparkpeople. I’m fairly new to this site, but I learned that getting active with your teams and find a buddy can motivate you to reach your goals. Here are some great teams, which are active on challenges and can help you lose weight/stay motivated:

    VS Angels Team: http://teams.sparkpeople.com/VSAngelsTeam
    SP Hotties: http://teams.sparkpeople.com/Hotties
    Friends Fans: http://teams.sparkpeople.com/Friends
    Leaving 110-ville, team for those who want to reach 120 or below: http://teams.sparkpeople.com/Leaving110vil
    Carmen Electra: http://teams.sparkpeople.com/CarmenElectra
    New team--Fabulously Fit: http://teams.sparkpeople.com/FabulouslyFit
    New team--The bachelor: http://teams.sparkpeople.com/TheBachelor

    The VS team and SP Hotties are about to start a cardio challenge on Aug 31. The challenge will be posted on Aug 29. Check it out! Hope you join the teams. See you on the message boards!
    3582 days ago
    Welcome to Sparkpeople. Congrats on taking the first big step to a healthier lifestyle. Tracking of food intake, water and exercise are vital to reaching our goals. By joining some teams, you get added encouragement, support and motivation. Check out the teams listed on my page. Would love to have you join us!
    3584 days ago
    Welcome to Spark People! I have 3 children also, all 3 girls. Come by and visit my page. Let me know if I can help you at all. I have been very curious about Alli so I may come back by to see how it's going for you. God luck! ~Cheree
    3584 days ago
  • v SUNNIE_63
    Welcome to Sparks!!

    That attitude will take you far, make these the first steps on the last time you take this journey. Get going on September 1st and don't look back. You go girl!!

    Good luck and God Bless,

    3584 days ago