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In April 2010 I joined Sparkpeople. I was very dedicated to making life changes that would improve my health, fitness and hopefully increase my fertility.

I have been overweight my whole life. I tried every diet and system out there. I knew everything there was to know about losing weight and healthy eating. But I did not practice what I preached.

Over the year I lost about 25 pounds. That was 25% of my ultimate 100 pound goal and over 10% body weight lost. It may not seem like a lot to some but I was very proud that in one year I lost weight and did not gain any!

One of my ultimate reasons to losing weight was so that I could get pregnant and hopefully sustain a pregnancy. I had suffered multiple losses since 2006 and since 2008 had not been able to fall pregnant again.

In February 2011 I discovered I was pregnant but it wasn't meant to be. However, silver lining is that some miscarriages will boost fertility and I conceived a new pregnancy at the end of February (Happy birtdhay to me!)

UPDATE: She is here! My baby girl arrived 6 weeks early on Oct 8. She weighed a healthy 5lbs and 14oz. I had probably developed gestational diabetes and this is why she was big. She was and still is very healthy and after a 3 week stay in the Neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) she came home on Oct 30!

Member Since: 2/5/2010

Fitness Minutes: 8,213

My Goals:
Current: lose 10-20% of starting weight in 14 weeks on Optifast.
Future: Continue weight loss through healthy lifestyle choices.
and forever: maintain healthy lifestyle

My Program:
Current: April-July 2016 Optifast 900. Meal replacement shakes.
Future: high-protein, whole grain, veggies, balanced meals.

Personal Information:
Happily married and joyfully raising our rainbow baby!
31 years of weight struggles. Changing lifestyle to promote a healthy lifestyle to our daughter.

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"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving a new one." Dolly Parton

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