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This is me @ 184 lbs. I honestly thought that I wasn't that big, see how I hid under my big skirt!

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Wow well where to start... hhmmm at the beginning would probably be the best place to start. So I'll keep it short but simple; in the summer of 2006 after a trip to back east to see my family I realized I had major problems the first of which was my weight! Oh man I couldn't believe how heavy I had gotten... I had resorted to wearing clothes I could hide myself under and avoiding any camera that might be pointed in my direction. Soooooo when I got back I made a commitment to find some way to start to learn how to loose weight right and keep it off. I did great for 9 months I lost weight but never reached my goal because I was in an accident.... that dang accident set me back and unfortunately I started gaining weight AGAIN!!!! So since that accident I officially gained almost ALL the weight back.... being disappointed in myself kept me from getting my motivation to start all over again. Thats where I'm at now but I WILL loose it and I know the commitment level and have decided I am back on track:)
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Member Since: 8/1/2006

Fitness Minutes: 22,245

My Goals:
Tone, firm and loose the extra weight. I can do this!!!!!!

My Program:
5-6 days of cardio, my goal is to burn 500 calories per workout for a total of 3000-3500 calories a week.

Personal Information:
Hello my name is Ivy, I'm 33 and married with 3 beautiful kids; ages 8, 10 and 12.

Other Information:
I love to sew when I have free time (I make little girls dresses). Right now work and kids consume most of my free time.

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    Oh Girl I am THRILLED to hear from you! I so hope you are around to stay for a while. Myself - well I have amped up my team membership this week as I am determined (like you) to get around this mountain for good!

    Thanks Thanks Thanks for stopping by & lets stay in touch!

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    3091 days ago
    Merry Christmas Ivy! - lynne
    3770 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement on my blog! :) You of ALL the people I speak to, know what we go through as a family in this business. So, did I understand it right that Matt is no longer working for Nathan? But is on his own? WOW. Erik said "good for him!" How did all that work out? Is the auto industry okay out there? We are still taking hard hits, and not sure when it will let up. BUT...Erik has grown a lot as a business owner, and the leader of our family....all of the hardship we've been through has been worth it!
    4092 days ago
    so whats the good progress you are making??? emoticon
    4102 days ago
    I understand being pressed for time. Good for you getting out twice!! I am pretty sore this am from my triple fat burning class...dang! Zumba was fun. I felt a bit uncoordinated though. My head is still a bit whofty....thats my new word...lol.I have an account today from 11-1:30. I knwo I will burn more calories then too.
    Have a great day at work. We dont have plans for the super bowl...I dont even know when it is... sounds like fun though!
    4103 days ago
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