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Update 3/2/12:

I am finally get back on here. I moved back to Texas about a year and a half ago and gained a bunch of weight with the stress of moving a lot and eating out a lot. I got down from 142 (my all time high ever) at the end of August to about 135 lbs right now.

I am 5'6" and about 135 lbs. I would like to get down to 130 which is realistic for me. That is what I weighed post baby.

I am running/jogging and doing Jillian Michaels DVDs at home with 3 lb weights (30 Day Shred and No More Trouble Zones)

I created this page so I could motivate myself. I've never really been overweight, just not that toned. And after having a baby it's even harder to control my weight. I have some stubborn belly fat that I want to lose. I think my metabolism has slowed. I've been on here off and on and progressively have been eating much healthier and working out regularly since Nov 2011. December was a disappointing month for me healthwise, not enough healthy eating and working out.

I'm pretty good about working out when I do it and eating healthy.

I used to drink coca cola a lot. But then I read about how unhealthy it is to your body to drink even one soda a day (even diet). I needed at least one 12 oz can per day. I would get caffeine and sugar withdrawal if I didn't have a coke for a day or two. Since January 2008 (new year resolution) I have dramatically reduced my coca cola consumption. I very rarely drink a coke and when I do it's not as satisfying so sometimes I throw it out after a few sips.

I also cut down on my coffee consumption drinking it about every other day without any sugar, only a little half and half.

I'm also a foodie and like eating new and different foods and eating out at different restaurants. I like to cook and bake. And I'm definately getting better about eating at home and prepping healthy foods. I think buying and preparing your own foods is very instrumental in eating better.

So this is a new year and I'm starting up again. I've been cutting down on sugar big time and noticed a difference. I have less food cravings. I haven't really lost any weight on the scale, but coworkers have been noticing I lost weight and just at the end of January I was able to fit into a pair of size 2 jeans and size 4 for skinny jeans.

My company gave us pedometers to track our steps so I also track my daily steps.

Member Since: 5/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 4,837

My Goals:
Get to 130 pounds and be stable at that weight

Tone up

Run a 5k Summer 2012

Lose weight in my stomach

Do more strength training

Eat less red meat

Eat more unprocessed foods

Feed my son healthier foods (he's picky)

Run a mile under 12 minutes

Body fat less than 20

Eat more organic foods and vegan meals

Eat less sweets

Eat less red meat and dairy

Cook more at home and eat out less

Learn to make more vegetarian dishes

Consume less sugar

Drink coffee sparingly

Go hiking more

Eat 5 fruit or veggies/day

Try new vegetables and fruits

Find a workout buddy

My Program:
I try to run/walk/jog in high intensity interval training a few nights a week (right now I'm averaging about 11 min/mile), and I'm doing strength training at home with dumbbells. I also recently restarted doing the 30 day shred Jillian Michaels DVD. My goal is to work out 5-6 times a week.

Personal Information:
I live in Keller with my toddler son. I work as an engineer full time. I don't have a lot of time to myself, but when I do I like to de-stress by reading books or exercising.

Other Information:
I love food, especially ethnic cuisines.

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    2929 days ago
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    2975 days ago
    If you're not seeing results, tracking your calories is definitely worth the investment in time. Doing it even for a short period of time (like a week) will at least give you an idea of how much you're eating and will probably shed light on why the scale isn't moving.

    I just read an article about a recent study that showed the average American UNDERestimated how much they ate by 40% when asked to recall how much they had eaten earlier that day. 40% is A LOT!!!

    It takes extreme dedication to measure/weigh everything out and enter it into the computer, but it will definitely help you if you're feeling like your progress has stalled.

    2978 days ago
    Hey Buddy!

    How's it going? I just dropped my BFs parents off at the airport this morning so the crazy week is over.

    But you'll be proud!!! Even among all the driving and eating out, I lost FIVE pounds!!! I couldn't believe it when I got on the scale last night. My boyfriend and I made a new pact. We order a salad and baked fish (or low-cal chicken) at restaurants and split. No bread and double steamed veggies no butter instead of potatoes/rice/starch. He lost 7 pounds this week.

    We got a Homedics scale that measures weight, body fat % and water %. Everyone who steps on it thinks it runs a little high, but that's okay because it just gives me more motivation to lose!

    How are things going with you?
    2982 days ago
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