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I'm a 44 year old working mom with 3 beautiful, active boys. I've been struggling with gaining and losing the same 6-15 pounds for the last several years. My exercise program has been an off and on thing which does not help. I really want to lose 12-15 pounds and keep it off permanently. Like so many other working moms, finding time to squeeze in exercise and good meal planning is a heady challenge. But I press on...

I tend to snack a lot & the food tracker is key for me to have awareness of what I'm doing. It helps me take responsibility for my what I'm putting in my mouth and puts the power of choice back in my hands.

Another challenge is....not exercising, but exercising consistently and pushing myself to the next level. I've tended to go in cycles of going hard, then doing nothing.

My fitness activity of choice is running. I never ran nor ever thought I could run until my late 20s. It helped me lose the baby weight from 3 pregnancies and is a kind of meditation/stress reliever for me.

Member Since: 1/3/2007

Fitness Minutes: 12,795

My Goals:
My goal is to weigh 128-130 by July 1, 2014. I want to be fit to keep up with my active boys.
Other goals:
Hit the gym for strength training 2x per week.
Run or other cardio 3x per week.

My Program:
As of 5/18/14, I'm going back to Atkins. In the past, I was most successful with losing fat and gaining muscle on this program. On induction for the next 2 weeks then on to Ongoing Weight Loss Plan.

Personal Information:
I'm a married professional mom with 3 beautiful and very active sons. We live in South Carolina.

Other Information:
My Progress:
10/14/10 135.8 lbs.
11/4/10 137.9 lbs.
11/5/10 136.7 lbs.
1/4/11 139.6 :( ugh!!
1/12/11 137.4
1/19/11 136.8
2/16/11 139.8 ugh!:(
3/25/11 139 ugh!!
4/4/11 136 Yay!
5/10/11 136.8
7/7/11 138.9 uurrrgghh!:(
5/18/12 140.7 :(
5/19/12 138.6
7/11/12 138.5
8/6/12 138.5
8/8/12 136.1
9/27/12 136.5
01/04/13 139.4 5/29/13 141.6
Started Atkins: 5/4/14 145
5/22/14 141.8
6/5/14 139.0
6/7/14 138.0
6/14/14 139.0

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  • v no profile image TGOAD1
    love you mom emoticon
    3280 days ago
    Gald your doing better. Work is hectic here, just finished baseline assessment on students and started gearing up for conferences/four nights of back to back 25 minute conversations.
    The day after conferences I fly out to Portland to run my first half marathon. Can't wait!!
    Noticed your mom gave you the big thumbs up, wished my mom were still alive I could use one from her. But I'm a mom and can send one to my daughter.
    Have a good night :)
    3283 days ago
  • v no profile image TGOAD1
    you are doing great. I will see you tomarrow Love mom emoticon
    3360 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/7/2010 11:42:05 AM
  • v DRRORO
    Hey buddy! It has been a fabulous summer. This time of year (after the 4th) seems like it speeds up. I go into sort of a funk as we prepare for another school year. The schools in Alabama start the second week in August, so before we know it it is back to homework and routine. By the way, you have a BEAUTIFUL family. Your oldest boy is like my son, only ten years old and already to my eye level.
    Last, I am so glad you enjoyed Shinn's book. You are right incorporating it in your life takes years of mastery. I read her book for the first time years ago and still refer to it everyday before I go to bed. I am in a career transition so I am really having to depend on Divine guidance to order my steps carefully. I am in the process of working on two things as I prepare for my ultimate career of being my own boss. The first as you know, is to get certified as a personal fitness trainer. More so than just teaching people about exercise, I want to encourage people to live a balanced life which leads me to my second goal and that is to finally get my license in counseling. My Master's is in that discipline but I never pursued the license because I work in higher ed.
    Whew, I think I am caught up:-).
    Well take care and enjoy what is left of the wonderful lazy days of summer!
    3360 days ago
  • v no profile image TGOAD1
    We just came in from the field. I walk around the field while larry drove the tractor. I had to make sure the bails of hay went into the shot the right way. We put up 200 bails of hay,it was wonderful. I loved it. It took us 3 hours. emoticon love mom
    3364 days ago
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