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These are my kids now at the Bellagio at Christmas time.

This is a picture of my husband and I standing in a pair of his big pants. We're both at our goals!

My husband and I with Eeyore in Disneyland - Thanksgiving 2006


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Hello and welcome to my sparkpeople webpage! I was married for 12 years and got divorced in January of 2017. I have 3 kids that are now 3, 6 and 8.Things have been difficult, but we are managing. My ex is still a great friend, and he has moved on to body building and looks great. He is living the dream and you wouldn't recognize him now. I haven't been able to lose my baby weight from my 3 kids and I have about 60 pounds now that I'd like to get rid of. I've had a hard time getting in the right mind set which is half of the battle, but I know that I can do this because I have done it before. Here is my past story to prove to myself that I can still do this:

My husband and I both struggled with being obese our whole lives and tried many diets and ways of losing weight. Nothing worked until we found Sparkpeople. It took us a year, but In 2008 both my husband and I finally reached our goals - I lost 110 pounds and he lost 185 pounds! I also was able to get pregnant and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in April of 2009.

After Jacob was born, I took a bit of a hiatus. Then in 2010, I had just started to lose the baby weight I had gained from the first child when I found out I was pregnant again. We had a beautiful baby girl in June of 2011. I came back to sparkpeople again to try and lose the weight. After another year, I once again got pregnant and gave birth to a beautiful baby at the end of February 2014.

Member Since: 5/30/2006

Fitness Minutes: 41,598

My Goals:
I am back to get rid of the 60 pounds of baby weight after having my 3 kids. I also want energy to play with them and to make my knees stop hurting so much. I'm shooting for 170 (out of obesity) by November and then 150 for my long term goal.

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I attend a gym 2 days a week and do zumba or elliptical. I am mostly just working on my eating right now since that has been the hardest for me since having kids.

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I love to go fishing whenever possible, and I like playing games on my phone or reading a book when I get a few minutes of alone time.

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    YO, Paula. U R on a roll. It makes me happy to see that. A bit closer to ONEDERLAND everyweek. One day at a time. The best to you in week 4 of the BLC35. I see you are still hanging out with me on the steady loser list. I luv that place. It is an inspirational place to be.

    I am going out today with a friend to an all U can eat salad bar. UGH!! It will take me all week to make that one up.

    This morning I am going out to work in the garden. I am hoping the weather will be good so I get my pool time in late afternoon.

    I hope all is going well for you and the kids. Ma

    267 days ago
    Hi Paula - I see U have taken the time to update your Spark Page. I still find the photo of you and hubby very inspirational. I luv seeing photo's of the kids. I almost feel like their Grandma. I really do hope I get the chance to meet you all one day.

    I am glad you joined our Spicey Team in BLC35. It is almost like ole times to be back together.
    We do have a few of the old team here. I am sure you have noticed. I am happy to have us together. I have enjoyed the Spicy Team for a cple of rounds.

    I am losing steadily....not much, but losing. I see you have lost 2 in a row and are on the steady losers list. Me too. Lets make an effort to try to stay there. What got me going was watching Food Documentaries. There are a few out there, that are very informative. I think I watched everyone on Netflix and going to re-watch them to keep me motivated.

    The ordeal with Hurricane Irma was very stressful to say the least. It was the first year I haven't carried insurance on my home in 17 years and had visions of it being blown away or mangled by the high winds. That did happen to my neighbor in back of me. I was spared.

    Gotta go. I am trying to get back to normal or at least back to doing constructive things. I have started with gardening and pool time has been late afternoons instead of mornings.
    Take care. Have a super, but healthy weekend, give the kids a hug for me. Luv U GF. MA
    273 days ago
    Hi Paula - wishing you a great week 2 in the challenge - emoticon
    280 days ago
  • v FITJEN48
    Sounds like life has been kind of exciting lately! A great season to make sure you're taking good care of YOU! Have a great week. Thanks for bringing yoir spice to the lab.
    283 days ago
  • v FITJEN48
    Saw your post in the Spicy Sparkologist lab. Enjoy those elipitical energy boosters. Let's make it a great round!
    287 days ago
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