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Here we are again. My history with weigh loss is long and storied. In the past, I've had many long, successful runs and lost between 50-75 pounds that I managed to keep off for several months. It seems that inevitably I get comfortable and as life and excuses get in the way, the weight creeps back on.

My husband and I were recently blessed with our first child. I started my pregnancy at 295 pounds and got up to 350. Now that I have a healthy, happy baby I need to work towards a healthy, happy me. I want to be able to run around with my boy and teach him healthy habits.

Fortunately I love exercise. Now I just need to push through the rough "start over" phase and remember how wonderful it can be. I miss running and am looking forward to working back up to distance running again. I ran my first marathon in May of 2014 and would like to do it again.

I know what to do and I know how to do it. Now it's time to put one foot in front of the other and start heading in that direction.

Weight over the years:
2003 graduated high school: 185 (size 10/12)
June 2005 got married: 208
December 2005: 225
December 2006: 286
January 2007 - Joined Sparkpeople!
August 2007: 229 lost 57 pounds!!!
February 2009 husband leaves for basic training: 245
August 2009: Lowest ever 210 lost 76 pounds total!
May 2010: 235
December 2011: 288 (highest ever) (size 22)
February 2012: recommit to healthier habits
August 2012: 254
November 2012: 266
February 2013: 259 **kick start
March 2013: 248
September 2013: 217
May 2014: 240 **Ran marathon!!
April 2016: Highest ever (during pregnancy) 350
July 2016: 327

Member Since: 1/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 4,003

My Goals:
To feel comfortable in my own body.

To feel fit again.

To get back to running 4-6 miles regularly

To be less stressed and happier with myself.

Ultimate goal is 175lbs for my 5' 10" frame.

First goal: Get back under 300 lbs.

Current goal: Start exercising again at lest 5 days per week (even if it's only 10 minutes).

My Program:
All things in moderation:

I am trying to eat smaller portions and add fruits and veggies.

Make time for the exercise I enjoy so much:
Tae Kwon Do
Turbo Jam
Les Mills Combat
Light weights

Personal Information:
I have been happily married to the man of my dreams for eleven years, and we are living close to our families in the beautiful mountains of northwestern Montana.

I love my job with the Army Corps of Engineers and I am looking to improve my life even more by being happy with myself.

Other Information:
I am the proud mama of a one month old little man and a basset hound named Lola.

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