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I am a strong willed mommy of four who has struggled with my weight off and on for many years. I have no desire to be skinny in any way as I love my curves, but do want to weigh less and be healthier!

I have been here before a few (many) times and decided to reset my goals and continue on again to pursue my goal. Two years ago, I was at the healthiest I had been in a long time due to very strict tracking and hours of intense workouts every week. Some could say 165 pounds isn't all that healthy, but for me I felt great, I looked great, and I was so very happy. I was able to maintain that until about May of last year when I discovered that I was pregnant.

Even though I did not overeat during my pregnancy, I got pretty sedentary due to exhaustion and illness. Two days before my baby girl was born in December 2013, I weighed 233 lbs. Luckily, a lot of it was water weight. I had excessive amniotic fluid and left the hospital weighing 217. A couple months after she was born, I had managed to get to 199, but have since gained a little back. I chalk it up to no determination because I again face extreme exhaustion (baby girl has not yet figured out how to sleep longer than 3 hours at a time) and since I now operate a day care out of my home, I am very limited on time. These, I know, are excuses, and although valid, I have to find a way to work on getting healthy again!

A fresh, new "start" for me to reach the goals I set for myself so many times before, is definitely overdue! I can't change how much sleep I get, and can't change my day to day schedule in order to make more time, but I know there has to be a way to change myself for the better! I will need all the help I can get this time around, because I am getting to the point of just accepting where I am physically and that scares me!

Member Since: 6/14/2012

Fitness Minutes: 7,059

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My ultimate goal is to lose weight and be healthier!

Mini Goals:
- BMI under 30
- Lose 20 lbs.
- Lose 30 lbs.
- BMI under 25
- Reach 150 lbs.

My Program:
- Minimum of 10 minutes of strength training 3x per week

- Cardio workout minimum of 3 days per week

I follow my own eating plan and making sure that every morsel is tracked to ensure that I stay within the healthy ranges that Spark has set for me.

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  • v JAHAR929


    You are the recipient of the Beautiful SPARKER Award!!

    Once you've been given this award, you might want to consider "playing it forward" and pasting it on the page of 7 other Sparkers.

    Share the Spark!

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    1411 days ago
  • v MBELL6312
    Saw your blog that you're back after baby! Congratulations.seems like you've made good progress so far and have a good plan to reach your goals. Welcome!
    1533 days ago
  • v KIMPY225
    emoticon Spark is so amazing, and so are you! Best of luck to you in all your goals! Every step counts no matter how small it may seem. Thank you for all of your support! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1709 days ago
  • v BAKER1009
    Good Morning!
    I was just dropping by to say "WAY TO GO" on your exercise minutes over the weekend! I slack on the weekends, something I gotta work on!

    And a BIG emoticon on your pregnancy news! That's awesome! I just had a little one (our 4th and last) in January, so now it's time to get myself back in shape!
    I know you won't be losing, but keep up the great work with your exercise, as it will benefit you come labor day (of course you're already a mom, so you know that!!).

    Congrats & Best of luck!!
    1804 days ago
    Hi! I'm Nikki :) fellow Dawg. Just wanted to drop in and say emoticon on your good news! emoticon

    1807 days ago
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