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A lifetime of being told I'm chubby has finally caught up to me. I really AM chubby now. I'm working to convince myself that I can get rid of this weight! I had a baby in 2008 and wanted to make a change---and now I've just had my second child and still weigh the same. I thought, "Hey, if I'm just going to have another baby, why get skinny just to get fat again?"

Well, the second kid is here. I'm out of excuses.

I've tried lots of different weight loss things. About six years ago, I did Weight Watchers. I lost 20 pounds, but I didn't even lose a dress size. So I also joined Curves. I lost 10 more pounds and went from a size 18 to a size 14. Amazing what working out can do, huh?

After I got married and my husband and I moved to Indianapolis, I struggled with depression. New place, no friends. I went to Ritter's Custard sometimes twice a day! We found a new church, made some friends, and the depression got better---but I was stuck with all the weight I'd accumulated during said depression. I joined Jenny Craig, and I lost about 20 pounds. Again.

Then I started graduate school to get my teaching certification. I was stressed out and went through a depression. Again. I gained a bunch of weight. Again. I joined Jenny Craig (again) and only lost about 10 pounds, because I started a very stressful teaching job and went into depression. Again. Anyone seeing a theme here?

Now I'm a stay at home mom with my adorable kids. It's time to use the knowledge I've gained through all my failures and finally put myself right!

I'm trying to take care of myself so I can keep up with my kids. I don't want my weight issues to become their weight issues. I want my husband to be proud of what a beautiful wife he has. He's always been wonderfully supportive of everything I've tried, and he's great at encouraging me when I feel I've failed. But I find myself constantly apologizing to him for being chubby. I don't want to make any more apologies for being chubby. I don't have to be chubby, and I don't want to be chubby. So I'm not going to be chubby anymore!

Any prayers you want to send up for my progress would be greatly appreciated. That's also something I never tried before: covering my efforts in prayer. They're covered now! Help me smother them in encouragement and prayer!


This just in! My husband wants to reward me for every 10 pounds I lose! Sound like bribery? It is! And I LOVE it! He'd better start saving up, because here's what I've chosen:

10 pounds - Manicure/Pedicure
20 pounds - New shoes
30 pounds - Massage
40 pounds - Facial
50 pounds - A weekend away with my husband
60 pounds - A chore-free weekend
70 pounds - A fancy dinner out OR a Broadway show
78 pounds (goal weight) - Shopping spree!

Member Since: 2/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 3,279

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to reach 155 pounds! My smaller goals are to track what I'm eating every day (without cheating!), get at least 25 minutes of exercise in every day, and STICK WITH IT!

My Program:
Curves MWF; walking or a workout video TR. Recording my food and trying to get enough water in every day!

Personal Information:
I'm in Indianapolis, I have a wonderful husband and son, and I'm a new mom to a little girl!

Other Information:
I'm on the slow-and-steady track, as I'm a breastfeeding mom.

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  • v DEB2448
    Welcome to the Calling Christian Women Team. Good luck with your goals.
    4445 days ago
  • v SNOWBEAR1975
    Hello. I just wanted to welcome you to Calling Christian WOmen. iF you ever need anything, just holler.
    Much Love
    4445 days ago
    Hey! I am glad you stopped by my page! It doesn't sound like we have a lot in common. Those reese's eggs are like the best thing ever, haha. I just avoid them altogether because I can do the exact same thing. It is so easy to keep eating them. My culprit has been girl scout cookies lately, they are so good and I cannot seem to resist them. The bright side is they only sell them once a year and I am on my last box!

    These past few weeks have been super busy for me and I seem to be eating REALLY well or REALLY bad. One extreme to the other. I will note though, eating well has become slightly easier if in a rush because McDonald's (which I usually detest) actually has an *awesome* salad out. It is called the Southwest salad, it is not too bad (like 9 points on WW with the regular dressing) and comes with grilled chicken. Plus it is an even 5 bucks, tax and all. So, better than going to Bourbon Street and grabbing a fish and chips.

    In the midst of everything I have been trying to sneak in these 'Walk at Home' DVDs where you can just get a quick 15 minute workout in, they are great!

    This week though, has as I mentioned had its rough parts - which just reinforces the idea I am a comfort eater. A good friend has been out of town this week and I just don't seem to know what to do with myself in the evenings when he isn't around to talk to. You'd think it'd be homework (I am in law school), but no, it ends up being eating something because for the moment it makes me feel slightly better. Which means I now have serious awareness of it, so I am desperately trying to be good and keep myself from doing it. Last night at 3am I REALLY couldn't sleep and wanted to go fix something to eat but I forced myself to stay put. It is a small feat, but I was so proud of myself!

    So yeah, that's a bit of a ramble about me and my week. I hope things are going well for you and hope to hear from you soon. Oh! And what part of Indy are you in? And cute cow! *I am a huge animal lover*
    4447 days ago
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