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Baby #2's first time swimming, baby #1 obviously freezing! Low 180's here.

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my two cuties. Low 180's here.


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I initially joined SparkPeople in Nov.06 when my first daughter was 8 months old. In just more than a year I lost 50 pounds - which made me 20 pounds lighter the second time I got pregnant than I was the first time!

In January 2009 when baby #2 was three months old I decided it was time to get the baby weight off again. By April 2010 I was 160 pounds - my goal at the time!

UPDATE January 2011:
I went off the tracks a little - ok, a lot - in the Summer & Fall 2010. I now weigh 172 pounds. My short-term goal is to be at 165 in late February for my daughters 5th birthday party (a swimming party, at her insistence!). My longer-term goal is to reach 155 by June.

Member Since: 11/27/2006

Fitness Minutes: 12,117

My Goals:
To get to a healthy body mass index. I'm obese and this blows my mind.
To do cardio excercise at least 4 times a week but ideally 6 times (water aerobics, jogs, treadmill, elliptical & Wii Fit on slow days). I've just re-started incorporating more strength training into my routine.
I usually have no problem getting at least 8 cups of water in a day, but struggle staying in my calorie range and to get 7-8 hours sleep a night.

My Program:
I'm (terrible at) recording the foods I eat and how much I exercise I get. I am making better food choices where I didn't before. I am trying to eat smaller portions, or when I want bigger portions to make sure that most of it is vegetables. Currently my biggest food issue is late night snacking.

Personal Information:
I'm from Canada, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
I just turned 34 and am a mom to 4.5 and 2 year old girls.

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I'm an environmental and social justice activist. I strongly believe that everyone can make a positive contribution in the world - you just have to do it! Food wise, my husband and I love cooking and love to experiment with new recipes, especially international cuisine. We try to work with natural, fresh and local ingredients and use organics when possible.

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    thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my blog. I totally understand not wanting to shop and not wanting to spend the money. I feel the same for two reasons.One, I am not done this journey so it truly does seem like a and two I have a four year old and I would rather spend the money on herbut ya can't going around with your pants around your ankles unless you're a 18 yr old
    Anyway,congrats to you on your weight loss so far and good luck on the rest of your journey as well.

    2894 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/21/2010 4:46:13 PM
    emoticon Welcome May!!!! emoticon

    Have you thought about your goals for the month? If not, think about just one thing that you would like to change or make better and go from there! Let's make May a wonderful month together!!!!!!

    Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success."
    – Thomas J. Watson

    emoticon May will rock!!! emoticon

    Much success to you!
    2914 days ago
    emoticon I'm glad that I was able to put a little spark in your step today!! Congrats on the weight loss so far! You're doing awesome!

    2982 days ago
    Hey Shelley, seen your status about your Christmas goal, excellent. keep up the good work
    3099 days ago
    Hi and welcome to the Swimming for Cardio team!
    3124 days ago
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