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I'm on the right with my friends. Pretty heavy here right around 200. My face looks so bloated :(

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One of my kiddos and I at the aquarium on March 22, 2011. My face is already slimmer!

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I'm ready to get healthy and out of the plus size clothing section (again)

Update: I had another child in Nov 2012 and had lost all the baby weight but have noticed the scale creeping back up and my clothes getting tighter! Time to start tracking again and reach my goal once and for all!

I am worried about becoming diabetic and want to get more fit and get all this extra weight off.

I have struggled with my weight ever since hitting puberty but really blew up in my 20's. I have 2 children and managed to lose weight after having them both but put it back on. I got so used to being able to eat more while BFing that I kept eating the same even after they weaned and the weight caught right back up. I want to be able to shop in any store and have enough energy to keep up with my kids!

Member Since: 1/18/2011

Fitness Minutes: 4,899

My Goals:
I'd like to start by getting my BMI out of the Obesity Category. I need to loose ~21 pounds. It's my mini-goal! GOAL MET 4/16!!

-2/24 Only 11.2 pounds to go!
- 3/19 only 7 pounds to go!
-4/02 only 4.8 pounds to go!
- 4/10 only 2.6 pounds to go!
- 4/16 GOAL MET!! BMI is now 29.9!!!

Goal Met AGAIN: Feb 2014

Mini Goal -
Inpiration Jeans.
2/24 - 3.5 inches from buttoning at least I got them all the way up!
3/03 - 3 inches from buttoning!
3/19 - 2.5 inches - I can actually button them but it creates a muffin top.
3/29 - 2 inches!
4/16 - 3/4 of an inch! Much less muffin top action going on!
5/11 - GOAL MET!! Wearing my jeans to work today!

Time to meet goal again!
02/06 - Button but still have muffin overflow.

02/14 - Soooo close. just a tiny bit of pooch over the top but they look pretty good. Not quite ready to wear them in public!

My Program:
I am following the daily calorie allowance and doing Zumba and walking!

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  • v TIME4AMY
    Thank you for congratulating me on my weight loss and for taking the time to read/comment. I am taken back by all the support and encouragement from all of you on this blog! YOU ALL have been what I needed... a true kick in the butt to keep going strong!

    I hope your journey is just as successful! Take good care of YOU!
    3346 days ago
  • v DAWNGW
    Hi, I just read your "lightbulb" moment on the Spark Cafe today, and want to encourage you to keep on going! You are a fantastic inspiration, if you can do it, I can do it too.

    I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your best friend, very sorry for your loss.

    Keep up the good work, take care!!!
    3365 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by to comment on my blog. Words of encouragement have been a cornerstone to my journey. Have a great holiday weekend!
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    3435 days ago
  • v ANINHA12
    Thank you for your comment! some of my old pants are starting to fit now. most are still very tight, but i hope i can wear them again soon. it´s motivational. as you saw the pictures, that´s the difference 11 pounds make! i never thought it would be so different, considering I still have a lot to lose!! :D Good luck to us!!
    3482 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful comment on my blog! :)
    3483 days ago
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