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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 SWEETINDY500
    Welcome to 100 Plus Club! You’ll find plenty of support and encouragement here. No question is too stupid to ask, so post away and we’ll all put in our two cents worth. Utilize all the tools SP has to offer. I find tracking my food and exercise most helpful. Good luck on your weight loss journey!


    3941 days ago
  • v BARCLE
    Hi and welcome to the Walking Fit team. Have a great day emoticon
    3942 days ago
  • v LDC1129
    Great job on your two miles!! that's awesome! emoticon
    3944 days ago
  • v MELB31
    i just wanted to check in and see how you are doing? have a great thursday!!
    3945 days ago
    Hi Peg!

    I hope this message finds you having a great day and an even better week! In case you don’t already know, your ongoing encouragement and support is one of the key elements that has kept me eating healthy and moving this week even though I haven’t had a lot of free time to spend on message boards, comments, and sparkmails. Knowing in my heart that I have friends out there who know I believe in them and that believe in me makes a world of difference. Thank you for being there and for being you!

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    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    emoticon ~Mel
    3945 days ago
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