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Thanksgiving day (2009)...my 2nd 5K with my work out buddy!

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At my new job...on the set in a studio for The Food Nanny! Nov 2009

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all five bundles of joy! you'd think by chasing this crew around I'd be naturally thin!

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I'm a busy SAHM to 5 great kids! I've held on to a "little" weight after each pregnancy, and now that I'm done having kids, I'm done being heavy! I plan to feel comfortable and confident in my own skin. I'm also about to hit "40" this spring, and I refuse to be depressed on that day because of the way I look!

Enough is enough! Time to take care of me and get my body back!


Well I'm still here! That's saying alot all on it's own!

What I've accomplished in 6 months:
weightloss has been steady...down 23 lbs from my highest. I still have many lbs to go, but for the first time ever, I really BELIEVE that I'll get there if I just stick with it!

consistency...I've never missed a week of exercise since starting SP! I've learned missing a day here or there won't kill me (and with kids it's inevitable that my routine will be disrupted)! As long as I don't go a whole week without exercise, I feel like my habit is still intact. I actually LOVE this part of my day!

positive attitude...I've endured many disappointments on the scale, and will probably always struggle with this...feeling like I've worked my tail off and counted my calories, I NEED to see losses on the scale EVERY week! But I now know that there are many other factors that play a role, such as sleep and stress. I've been learning patience with myself and the scale, and avoiding all the negative self-talk.

happiness!...Yes I've learned to be happy in these past months! I'm healthier, my clothes fit, and I'm a better mom to my kids!

Member Since: 1/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 71,616

My Goals:
To turn 40 this year with a smile, because I'll be my healthiest self!

weight loss goal #1-
169lbs by March 6 (bday)

#2- 160 by end of April, oldest son's birthday.
GOAL MET 159.5 May 22nd. That darn plateau put me back by a month...will have to reset goals to be more realistic!

#3- 155 lbs
GOAL MET 8-21-09
It's taken me all summer to lose a mere 4 pounds, but really I'm just happy the scale is moving!


#4 Be in the 140's (officially) by my birthday on March 6.

#5 Run another 5K in the Spring

#6 Be in the 130's by July 4th

#8- 127 goal weight weekend away with my sweetie!

My Program:
Baby steps:
#1 Water! (quit the diet coke)
#2 don't eat past 7pm
#3 fruits and veggies and whole grains!
#4 10,000 steps every day!

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    Thanks for the encouragement on my blog...I'm guessing that if (and I mean to make that a surety) I am to change my lifestyle for good, I need to stop thinking in terms of "good and bad" foods and all or nothing thinking. We're human, I am going to want certain foods or treats from time to time and you are so right...it's a matter of calculating the "cost" so we know exactly what we're doing when we have that treat. It's much better to think about how great a special treat was and savor it than to feel guilty and start all the negative thinking.

    I have to thank you for something else too....you've given me incentive to try to push myself a little. Our 5k walk/run is this coming saturday so not much time to train but I got a knee stabilizer to help with a knee issue I have and am training to at least do as well as I can. I just was thinking about how you're doing it and will probably be running a good portion of yours so thought I should try to do a little anyway. emoticon
    4011 days ago
    Congrats on your fitness minutes! And you haven't even done the 5k yet!!
    4011 days ago
  • v JUSTAGIRL0313
    Thanks! Happy belated birthday to you and congrats on your first goal and the others to follow! emoticon
    4044 days ago
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