PEGSTER999

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Me at 274.4 lbs. Have a long way to go...


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My name is Peg. I'm a 30 something single mom to 3 very special little boys. All my life I have struggled with my weight. After having my 2nd son I started birth control shots. That is when my already large body started ballooning. From there I had another very unexpected pregnancy, 3 sons with developmental delays and 2 diagnosed with autism, a failed marriage which eventually ended in his death from pancreatic cancer, bouts of depression and anxiety throughout. Sometimes I turn to food in times of stress for comfort. There are times I handle the downs of life by eating very little, to nothing for days. The weight just piled on, and here I am. I cannot stand looking at myself. Keeping up with my sons, forget about it. I have no energy. Once I broke 2 dining room chairs just by sitting on them, I knew something had to be done, for my health first and foremost and my sons. They need their mom here, healthy and alive. I do not want my life to end like my kids dad's did and will do what I can to prevent that. While I have been blessed with relatively good health for now I know the path I was on was leading to not good things. Now that they are all in school and preschool, and my life has settled I finally have the time and ability to address this. The time to reclaim my life has come. The time for me to start, maintain healthy habits and model them to my sons has come.

Member Since: 9/26/2010

Fitness Minutes: 922

My Goals:
Eating healthier, controlling portions

Get into a regular exercise routine, starting with walking and light weight work and working up from there

Drink more water

Give up the soda (2 days so far with none and going strong!!!)

Try a different variety of foods, vegetables in particular

Short term goal of 50 lbs lost in 1 year.

Ultimate weigh lose goal of 130 lbs , which would bring me to 150 lbs.



My Program:
Quit drinking soft drinks cut the sugary fatty snacks
Make better food choices
Increase water consumption
Plan my meals, be open to try different things.
Measuring my food and limiting portions
30 minute walk at least 4 days a week
Walk away the pounds DVD twice a week
Weights and kettlebell 2-3 times a week.



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Peggy
Age 33
Locally born cheesehead SE WI


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  • v GAYLE-G-63
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    For each petal on the shamrock.
    This brings a wish your way
    Good health, good luck, and happiness
    For today and every day.

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    HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!

    3742 days ago
  • v ONEGREATCAT
    Best wishes for a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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    3818 days ago
  • v DIANE2868
    emoticon Welcome to Our Virtual Place team! emoticon

    I am so glad you joined! Please jump right in and have a fun time getting fit!

    We have a great team and we have alot of fun chatting on Yahoo and Msn, when your ready just add your I.D so you can chat and get to know us. We find it helps alot to chat with other sparkies that are going through the same situations with their weight and health.

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    3839 days ago
  • v YESKATIECAN
    Great pics on your walk! it's cliche, but your journey starts with a single step! I saw your in the kenosha/Racine club, yay! if you need anything or support or a walk buddy let me know!

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    Katie
    3878 days ago
  • v ROSEWCI
    Thank you for the hand heart goodie! It was so very kind of you! You're doing such a great job, my friend! Keep up the good work! Have a fabulous week...& keep Sparkin!

    emoticon Rose
    3883 days ago
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