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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.

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- 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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