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husband's bday Nov.07...around 160-165 here. husband lost 30lbs during deployment since pic below.

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pic that made me realize how much weight we were gaining..150 here

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Hi, My name is Amanda I'm 24yrs , 5'3" and started SP a few weeks ago at 168lbs trying to lose atleast 45lbs with an ultimate goal of getting down to 110. So far, I have lost 4lbs and am pretty satisfied with my progress. I am doing this for a life change..not quick results.
I wasn't always over weight. Actually quite the opposite. I spent my younger days as a cross country runner and weighed a whopping 101-105 back then. Even as a child I really never had weight issues. I ate what I want...which wasnt too much..I was a picky eater. But in HS and college I just "ran off" what I ate. I started gaining weight in college and was about 130 when I married my hubby in 2005. And we got comfortable and gained together even more.
I was a member in 2006 (you can see my old page in my friends) I was 20 lbs lighter trying to lose 30 lbs. I didn't make my goal due to stress from hubby being deployed, staying busy with school and over working myself with two demanding jobs. I didn't make time for myself even though I could have.
Now, for the reason I am motivated this time around. My husband and I have been together for over 6yrs and I have went from a size 0-2 to a size 12-14 in the time I have met him. which I have to say he has been wonderful and nothing but sweet in the years of me gaining. Since we have been married in 2005 we have been trying for a baby (w/ of course the exception of him being deployed11 months in 2006. And finally last September we went to an RE for infertility work-ups...he was totally good to go...while I was diagnosed with mild hyperthyroidism and had some elevated levels suggesting PCOS.Making sense of my whacky cycles. But since I was ovulating and my ovaries looked fine they didnt treat my PCOS symptoms and just monitored my Hyperthyroidism. Which I am happy to say my levels have been in the normal rangle (low but still normal) in my last two check ups.Woo hoo...I also did a cycle of clomid which didn't result in pg.
Well moving to where we are now I started seeing another RE last month and He is treating for my PCOS and put my on Metformin. Reading up on everything I realized that alot of my symptoms could be controlled naturally by watching the carbs I ate and exercising regularly. I am lucky to have very few symptoms (weight gain, and some breakouts) I read losing just 10% of your body weight when you have PCOS can have the same benefits of taking Metformin. I was/still am pretty devastated to know I am aiding in my Infertility. Although I am taking the Met. to help I am hoping this will be a temporary thing.
Over these years TTC I have wanted a baby so bad, I neglected myself when it was most important to take the best care to stay healthy. I let monthly disappointments rule my eating habits and keep me from exercising. In my 2ww I would fear working myself out too much in hopes that was my month. When all that time I needed to be doing something proactive for myself.
So, here I am. Motivated and ready to get in shape and TTC in a healthier way. We still want a child and will be starting treatments this cycle but I am in a better place. I have taken PNs for years and am now cleaning up my eating habits and exercise plans. My overall goal is to get down to 110. But I will be taking it one month at a time. Celebrating each month as a healthier me knowing that I am doing this in turn for a healthier pregnancy and baby. So if I only can do it another month and lose 10 lbs I will be just as happy as if I can get down 40lbs in the next 5 months. Changing my habits to have a healthy lifestyle I can follow through pregnancy and after when I can proceed to my ultimate goal of 110. It is going to be a long road but I think I am finally ready to take contol of my life and do something for me.

Member Since: 9/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 883

My Goals:
I want to find a workout a schedule that fits my lifestyle.
I want to lose atleast 50lbs.
I want to be a healthier more active me.
I want to lose the weight to be in my best shape when I do get pregnant.
I want to be back in my cross country days...routine

My Program:
I have just started so I have nothing concrete. On second wk, so just trying to track carbs and be conscious of what Im eating. I also am trying to walk more often to get in shape to run.(Sept)

Started C25k 3xwk
will be walking my dog diamond everyday
Yoga on rest day
Strength training 3xwk
tracking calories
8 h2o a day

Personal Information:
I am 24 and happily married. We just got stationed back to our home town and happy to back around family. We are finally starting to settle in and I feel this is an opportunity to change my life around. So Im going for it.

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  • v NIQUE85
    Hey Sis....i miss you sooooooo much!!!!! I have to come visit you soon! emoticon
    3067 days ago
    Thanks for the shoes! (Can you smell the sarcasm?) When I said I needed new shoes, I meant to repopulate my decimated shoe collection. Love you, Mom!

    3938 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/8/2012 1:59:22 PM
    hi welcome to the fayetteville ft bragg folks, sorry i am so late in welcoming you. i am Denise the team leader and if you ever need anything just lemme know i am always around. also feel free to join in the challenges i have going and jump in and say hello. we would love to hear from you. are you looking for a work out buddy? i really need one to make sure i go. i go on base
    4399 days ago
  • v SMURFETTE0725
    I swear .... YOU have *it* inside of YOU too ......
    4404 days ago
  • v SMURFETTE0725
    WOW!! You are SO LUCKY!! A natural runner & swimmer!!! GIRL!! You are 2/3rds of the way to becoming a Triathlete!! YOU CAN DO IT!! I don't know if you read through my history, but I just started running last year (had never done more than 1 mile at a time in my LIFE!!) and this year learned to swim and ride a bike (that's right, at the age of 32 I did not know how to swim or ride a bike!) So I am here to tell You, if I can do it, YOU CAN SO DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All it takes is commitment to your goal!! Remind yourself DAILY that you are worth following through on your plan to reach that Goal and feel that UNBELIEVABLE satisfaction! It's pretty amazing!!
    I'm here to help in any way ... !
    Stay FOCUSED! Stay STRONG! (You are so worth it!)
    ♥ Magda ♥
    4408 days ago
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