October 2008

My first grandchild I have been up since 4:30am & it is now midnight!

My old man sitting between me & my computer wanting attention, how can you not give it.



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I am a stay at home mom that is on depression drugs that have caused major weight gain. I have never had to try to loose weight in my life until after having my 3rd child & starting the medication. I was always active in high school & was always told that I was too skinny, even though I ate constantly. I believe that people probably thought I was anorexic now that I look back on it. They would be eating something & I wouldn't be hungry & they would try to put food in my mouth. I hated that. I wasn't hungry & I ALWAYS ate when I was hungry. I just never ate large portions at each sitting. I wish I could get the old me back. At least part of me anyway. :(

Member Since: 1/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,382

My Goals:
I would like to be able to loose 10 pounds by March13th which is when I go to San Antonio, TX for training with EF Foundation for Foreign Study.

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I am trying to drink plenty of water throughout the day instead of soda & sugary coffee with cream. Trying to eat better & stay away from eating out as much as possible. This is usually just a treat for the entire family not something we do on a daily or evern weekly basis.

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I am from Las Vegas, NV. I have lived here for almost 10 years. I have 3 children - 20-12 & 7 years of age. 1 daughter (oldest) & 2 boys. For the most part they are great kids!

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I like to read, crochet, & knit & do basic crafting projects. I have a black lab mix & 2 house cats. I have my husbands father living in my home for the last 18 years & my husbands mother moved in last March after a car accident. They have been divorced for over 20 years. Luckily they don't fight constantly. :)

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    I was also on those depression drugs after having my baby. i gained more weight from doing that than from having the baby. unfortunatley it was that or tear the skin off my face. so i took them but i was lucky and my doctor caught it early. i only had to take it for a couple of months and then i wanted to see if i could go without so i did. and i was better but BIGGER!. Now i am finding it challenging to get back into shape, for the first time in my life. So just know you are not alone.
    And Congrats on your progress. AJ
    3710 days ago
    My cousin went on depression drugs and gained a bunch of weight. Even after she quit, she can't get rid of the weight. Hope you have an easier time.

    How does your Lab get along with the cats? Mine is an old grouch and won't let one in the house. Even when our old cat looked at the back door, she went berserk. I know she's just afraid of sharing our attention. She's a lapdog trapped in a 50-pound body.

    Be blessed and thanks for commenting on my blog.
    Teresa Slack
    Stories to entertain, edify, and inspire
    3716 days ago
  • v LUULUU11
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. Subway is really great. I eat out a lot for lunch so I started only going there. The Club salad has ham, turkey, and roast beef and is only 150 calories. All you have to add for is the cheese, salad dressing, and croutons if you want them. I get the Fat-free Italian or have them squirt some of the fat free honey mustard on mine. Very yummy!!! Good luck and best wishes!!!

    3717 days ago
  • v LANA-00
    Hi Cindy, I am glad I could help a little. This weight loss journey is definitely not easy! Yes, I love living here (born and raised on the mainland in UT and CA) and know I am so very fortunate. Come on over!
    3719 days ago
  • v NIXXXI
    Welcome to Spark!

    I see you are fairly new here - go you 5lb already!
    3723 days ago
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