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Here I am now; about 50 lbs heavier. But look at those gorgeous kids.

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I am back after a 3 year hiatus, and ready to create a new me and inspire others in the process! I am a 38 year old, single-mother of two awesome children with an amazing fiancé. I am ready for a New Beginning as far as my health and fitness are concerned. I have allowed my weight to skyrocket to 210 lbs, which is completely embarrassing for a Crossfit Instructor. Yes, I got certified almost 4 years ago and began working as a Crossfit Coach about 2 years ago and still have let myself gain weight. I do not make time to workout for myself (I also work a 2nd job as a Missionary in an inner-city ministry) and I have made extremely poor food choices. My body is paying the price. In addition to weight gain, I have pain in my back, knees and feet, I have chronic acid reflux, I don't sleep well and I get sick often and have trouble getting rid of infections. I began having anxiety and panic attacks. I am pretty sure that I am insulin resistant and leptin resistant which are all related to my poor food choices. But, I refuse to accept this for my life any longer. With the help of SparkPeople, I plan to change my eating habits by following the Ketogenic diet, and I plan to practice what I preach by Crossfitting at least 2 times per week. I look forward to updating you on all of the healthy changes that WILL be taking place in my body and mind!

Member Since: 1/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 14,162

My Goals:
My goals:
1. Prepare healthy meals for my family, focusing on no grains or sugar. Instead, eating lots of healthy fats, adequate protein, and little carbs (which will be in the form of lots of veggies).
2. Complete a Crossfit WOD 2x per week.
3. Ensure my children WOD 2x per week.
3. Lose 80 lbs by May 2015.
4. Attend the Crossfit Games as a spectator in 2015.
5. Compete in the Crossfit Open in 2015.

My Program:
My plan:
1. Do a Crossfit WOD 2 days per week. I will gradually increase the WODs to 5 days per week.
2. Drink 64-72 oz of water per day.
3. Track my nutrition and fitness on SP every day.
4. Eliminate nutrient-poor food choices from the house and replace them with nutrient-dense food choices.
5. Calorie range: 1800+ calories
6. Follow the Ketogenic diet principles.

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I am from Illinois, near St. Louis, MO.

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I love JESUS first and foremost. My children are a blessing to me. My fiance is supportive and inspirational. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me because He has made me more than a conqueror.

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    Just checking in...How you doing? (I see you're ticker moving!!)
    3128 days ago
    I was checking out your "food tracker" and I have two comments to make: 1. YOU are doing awesome! and 2. I think our taste buds are the same. YUMMO choices! :) Keep it up. And have a fun weekend.
    3139 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear that you are feeling icky! Take care of yourself, and I'm with you: don't overdo it!! Take 2 days off and rest your body! :)And happy birthday to your hubby, don't party too hard!!

    My efforts have been minimal. I have gained 8 lbs! I slacked off on all fronts. However, last week I got on track! I reconnected with the running and walking and I have started logging food and eating much better. I feel better already. My cousin has been doing weight watchers and has lost 30 lbs so she is trying to inspire me, too.

    I was thinkg that I would really like to lose 5 lbs by my birthday, October 13, I think that's reasonable. With that said, I'm preparing to lose 15 by Christmas. Once I reach that goal, I hope to lose an additional 15 by April 1 (right before our annual trip to AZ). I think that comes down to 5lbs/month. ARE YOU IN?

    Have a great day! And THANK YOU for being YOU!!! HUG.
    3143 days ago
    Sounds like you have been on track; great job on the loss!! Now, can you pass some of your motivation on to the rest of us? :) Keep up the awesome efforts...

    Let's do this!! 15 down by Christmas?!!

    3146 days ago
    HELLO! :)
    Well, my summer was not a success (w/ weight loss), but it was fun! :) How about you? Did you send Both babies off to school this year? Sad to see my baby off, but I still have my little guy at home!

    I have thought about you a lot and hope that you are well. I miss your support and would love to reconnect! :) Maybe we can inspire each other? HUGS.
    3152 days ago
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