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After Counting Calories & Sweating like crazy for a year! It is worth it! 118lbs.

Me before Spark- 5mos. after sixth baby was born. around 160 lbs.

My Family-we have a baby boy now too!


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I am the mother of 6 girls and 1 baby boy ages
11, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3 and 8 mos.
I lost 64lbs after baby number 6 thanks to a consistent workout schedule and counting calories with sparkpeople! Made it back into size one jeans! I maintained for one year before getting pregnant again.
I am now working hard to lose the last 8 lbs of the weight I gained during my seventh pregnancy. No problem baby! I am encouraged knowing that I have done it before and I can do it again.
I work out at home in the mornings before breakfast and then again in the early evenings. If I can make time to exercise, so can you!!
Food. Ideas.. this is usually what I eat.
Breakfast: 1C oatmeal with fruit OR egg whites and spinach OR 1C frosted mini wheats with NF milk and fruit.
Lunch:Cottage cheese is my secret weapon. I eat 1/2 Cup with 1/4 cup of crushed pineapple or a handful of frozen raspberries. High in protein and low in calories PLUS it fills me up. I bake chicken breasts early in the week, package them separately in freezer bags then enjoy one with a V8 and a handful of salad greens when I want a different lunch. Smoked salmon with whole grain crackers is another lunch favorite.
Dinners are a variety of proteins, vegetables and whole grains.
Lots of water all the time.
I lost my previous 64lbs while still allowing myself up to one ounce of Bakers semi-sweet chocolate each day!
That way I never felt totally deprived.
Apple slices and grapes are a great snack to help satisfy a sweet tooth. *Thin apple slices are awesome dipped in Greek yogurt! Try it!

Member Since: 7/9/2006

Fitness Minutes: 270

My Goals:
I am going to lose the rest of this baby weight in 8-10 weeks.
I plan to get back into my size one jeans pronto!!

My Program:
Counting Calories
Clean Eating

Exercise 2 Hours per day, Six Days per week.

6 Cardio Days-
3Running Days
3 Kickboxing Days

3 Strength Days
I also add in walking, yoga and pilates here and there.

I am currently doing Insanity, running, walking and some Chalean in between. Running faster and lifting heavier to condense my workout time to 1.5hrs in the mornings.

Personal Information:
I am the wife of a United States Marine.
I love to care for my children and educate them at home.
I enjoy running, cooking, baking, reading, kayaking, camping and hiking.

Other Information:
I own and operate a personalized jewelry business called
Six Sisters Beadworks.

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    You Who!!! Wondering where you have been???? Hope all is well!!!
    696 days ago
    YAY! Another Homeschooling momma! I have three children. I so wish I could have had my own football team's slew of them! I'll live vicariously through you! :) I really like your before and after pictures. Currently I am 160 and seeing you slim down gives this momma hope!
    782 days ago
    Rock it girl!!!!! You're doing great!!!
    1231 days ago
    Hi it is amazing the achievement you have first kids and then lifestyle maintenance I have to watch for you girl what an achiever you are.
    1543 days ago
    Thank you for stopping my my page everyone! I really appreciate your kind comments and encouragement!

    Happy Moey asked what I have been doing after my 9th baby..
    so here is an update!

    I started off exercising 30 min. every morning, mostly walking & light weights.
    I didn't go straight to my most strenuous schedule because it took me some time to get adjusted with nursing and managing the other kids at the same time!
    Now my #9 baby is 9 months and I am moving into my 2 workouts a day plan!
    And as always, staying within my calorie & nutrition limits!

    Stick with the plan, it works!
    Best wishes to you all! xo, Michelle
    1687 days ago
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