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My sis and I at the package tour concert

found this and had to throw it up here. This was my biggest 307 I believe maybe more!


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I am a 31 year old mother of 4. Two girls and two boys. Like most of the people that I have read on this site, I have been "BIG" most of my life. I've gone up and I've gone down. Same ol' story that everyone has heard before. The difference for me is my maturity and how much I've grown up. Maybe it is the idea of turning 30 and having everything in my life be the same. Well it won't be! It's time to face it, I'm not a kid anymore. When I was younger I didn't care about nutrition, fitness or being healthy even the least bit. It was actually quite the opposite. Anything that I could do to be the least amount of healthy possible, I did. Smoking cigarettes,( quit almost 4yrs ago) drinking, eating fast food regularly with NO.. NONE.. ZIP..ZERO.. exercise at all.

Two years ago I ended up in the hospital with a blood clot in my lung. Doctors think that Smoking, being waaay overweight and birth control were definitely factors. Right after I decided I was going to change my life. I had gotten to the point of being disgusted with myself. I never realized that I was damaging myself to the point of almost death. That scared the hell out of me. I started exercising and eating less. Started feeling slightly better about myself. I then had to have surgery to remove my gall bladder and because of that I let myself excuse not exercising regularly. Shortly after I excused it so much that I just stopped all together. Then I got pregnant with my 4th child and last child lol! I quickly fell back into all the bad routines. Fast food, over indulging.. EATING EATING EATING! with still not enough fitness. After having my son Phoenix, I lost all the weight that I had gained during the pregnancy. But I kept eating horribly large portions of food, not to mention HORRIBLE food to begin with. Ordering out at least three times a week! I don't know about you but that does a number on you. Not just on the body but on the wallet too

A couple of months ago. I don't know the exact date. Sometime in the beginning of February 2011 I decided to dust of my scale and weigh myself. The numbers on the scale were INEXCUSABLE! As much as I wished it were a dream it was my real life NIGHTMARE! I had gotten up to 307lbs. Even bigger than when I went in the hospital with the blood clot in my lung. I got online and ordered my new workout DVD. Hip Hop abs with SHAUN T. I remember receiving the videos and then having to go celebrate my sisters birthday with all kinds of yummy birthday food. Chips and cake and all the things I had just vowed to stop eating. See I have to completely eliminate these things from my life because any amount to me is a bad amount. For now anyway. Until I can get my obsession with food under control. Anyway, I made it through the whole get together with eating a small amount of cheese and crackers and FRUIT. That was my first test, and I passed! I've lost 38lbs so far. I've set goals for myself that I know I can reach. Not impossible goals, cause at this point nothing is impossible. I know I can do it, and even though I still have PLENTY of days where I don't want to exercise or I slip up and give in to my Reese's Peanut Butter cup craving.. I'm teaching myself to GET OVER IT and MOVE ON! Get back to working on ME! I'm knew around here so I'll try and keep up with my progress as best as I can.

Member Since: 4/17/2011

Fitness Minutes: 10,654

My Goals:
Erasing the old goals and going for new ones

1. Get back to a regular workout schedule

2. start seriously working on my arms (this should be #1)

3. get back to adding core workouts (stop being afraid to re injure myself)

4. work harder on the treadmil to really become a "runner"

5. feel comfortable in my own skin and clothes and comfortable enough to try on a WEDDING DRESS! (sticking with this one cause I haven't gotten there yet)

That's it for now!

My Program:
since I bought my treadmill, I have not done one single workout DVD or game. I need to start doing those again but I have become obsessed with how great my legs are starting to look. So I walk/jog/run on the treadmill.. my goal is usually 3 days a week. Sometimes I get more, sometimes I get less. It all depends on my energy level and working it with being a busy person/mom.

Just bought a medicine ball so I'm hoping to get some routine going with that.

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I have reached 100 lbs down 1yr and 1mnth after I've started. Reaching that goal made me feel accomplished. Not done.. just accomplished. Hopefully I can keep it up.

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I currently work at shoprite of manchester (ct) as a "personal shopper" Yup that's right, I shop for peoples groceries all day. Althought it's not a glamorous job, it is a job.. and it allows me a flexible schedule with 4 kids.. it also allows me to get in exercise. I have to walk at a fast pace on a regular basis which helps me reach my 10,000 steps a day =)

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