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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.

Personal Information:
Age 33
Locally born cheesehead SE WI

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  • v MELB31
    i was just checking into see how everything is going? hope your week is going great!!keep sparking!! emoticon emoticon
    3925 days ago

    Stopping by with some inspirational quotes to reflect on for the coming week and also dropping off skinny vibes and encouragement!

    "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. " ~T.S. Elliot emoticon

    "Never tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon."
    ~ Unknown emoticon

    "“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”
    ~Brian Littrell emoticon emoticon

    "Leap and the net will appear."
    ~ Zen Saying emoticon

    "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up."
    ~ Vince Lombardi emoticon

    "When odds are one in a million, be that one."
    ~ Anonymous emoticon

    I BELIEVE IN YOU MY emoticon emoticon emoticon


    3926 days ago
    Welcome to 100 Plus club. Good luck on your weight loss journey.
    3929 days ago
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    Stopping by to send midweek encouragement and share this Halloween poem I wrote for my Sparkfriends.

    Oh Halloween you tempt me so,
    With your bite sized little treats.
    However if I give in to you,
    I’ll no longer see my feet.
    So this Halloween I’ll stand up tall
    And keep my head held high,
    I’ll say no to your seductive sweets
    And yes to smaller thighs!
    Happy Halloween my beautiful Sparkfriends!


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    3929 days ago
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    "When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
    When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
    When the funds are low and the debts are high
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down a bit,
    Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
    Life is queer with its twists and turns,
    As every one of us sometimes learns,
    And many a failure turns about
    When he might have won had he stuck it out;
    Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
    You may succeed with another blow,
    Success is failure turned inside out--
    The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
    And you never can tell how close you are,
    It may be near when it seems so far;
    So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
    It's when things seem worst that you must not quit."
    ~ Unknown

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    3932 days ago
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