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I am 27 years old from San Diego, CA. I am married (4 years this February) to my best friend and the most amazing man I have ever met. We have a beautiful 1 year old boy.

I can remember struggling with my weight at an extremely young age. My grandmother would always tell me "Honey, you are just too thin, we need to get you to fatten up." I was a dancer throughout my adolesent life; practicing 4-5 hours a day 7 days a week. I NEVER paid attention to what I ate. Most, if not all, my meals came from Fast Food places or were from the freezer section in the grocery store. As a child I had no concept of what fresh food was, what veggies were or what fruit was and thought that meals came out of a paper bag and were eaten in front of the TV.

This was a HUGE wake up call after high school. I had stopped playing sports, stopped dancing and spent every waking minute that was not already taken up by my part time job, part time school schedule and sleeping to vegging on the couch... AKA no physical activity at all.

My weight came onquickly; 5 lbs here... another 5 lbs there. Then one morning I woke up and I couldn't fit in my jeans... I mean literally I WOKE UP! and realized that I had been lying to myself. I couldn't fit in any of my clothes and had been wearing (what was the fad at the time) those Velour pant suits telling myself "its just the way its supposed to fit". NO IT WASN'T!!!!

For the past 10 years I have been struggling with my weight. There has been one time where I got to my goal and was able to stay there for a good 6 months... but then it came back with a vengance and almost doubled what I had lost. Since then it has been an uphill battle that I continue to lose... (NOT ANYMORE!!!!) When I became pregnant I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes; so I was on a strict diet and exercise plan. I was able to keep my weight gain to under 30 lbs but I am still struggling to get it off (along with the other weight).

Stumbling upon Sparkpeople has been the best thing that has ever happened to me (other than Hubby and Son). I am overjoyed at the idea of all the healthy lifestyle habits I will learn here. I remind myself everyday that...

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill.
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

Member Since: 3/18/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,056

My Goals:
I started this journey with no clear reason as to why I wanted to lose the weight, other than I wanted to be the person I lost sight of so many years ago. However, the goal has been tweaked over the past few months. My husband tells me all the time how beautiful he thinks I am. I want to FEEL beautiful, I want to be able to look in the mirror and love myself and I want to be able to run after and play with my son. So in short, my goal is to FEEL beautiful in my own skin and fall in LOVE with myself again!

Target Weight Goals:
* 3/31- 150lbs
* 4/30- 140lbs
* 5/31- 130lbs
* 6/30- 120lbs

My Program:
My program will be maintaining a healthy eating lifestyle, keeping active and knowing that it will not be in the end of the world if I stumble along my journey. We all must fall down a few times before we learn to stand on our two feet and walk!

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    Happy Friday! I hope you have a great weekend! Maybe we'll see you in the Mom's on the Move Team on Monday. :)
    3425 days ago
    Happy Monday! Here's to a great week in front of us!
    3429 days ago
  • v no profile image FIT4BRIT
    Long time no talk indeed... but no apologies! We all have lives that get kinda hectic and crazy haha. Things are going pretty good, trying to keep things alive on the team as well as have a personal life. Lots to do!

    Miss you bunches and hope all is well!
    3483 days ago
  • v ESNYDER16

    Hey! Yea.. I fell off too lol. Are you back now tho? I'm gonna start again on Monday.
    3487 days ago
  • v ESNYDER16
    Hey. Sorry I dipped out. I found out that I was pregnant and got a little.. overwhelmed because it's not the best time for it at all with Tian gettin out of the Marines in June. I'm happy, though. I've missed you soo much. Message me. Love ya
    3584 days ago
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