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88 pounds down... and pregnant - yikes! November 2013

Goal Weight, Round 2 194 lbs to 140 lbs

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6/28/2017: I did it again. We had a beautiful baby boy 7 months ago and I managed to gain the exact same weight as I did with my first pregnancy. Not awesome. So here I am working to be as awesome as my family. Again.

12/26/2015: 6months later and I'm hanging out at my goal weight with a lot of food changes that most importantly relate back to my relationship with food more than the actual food. It's an ongoing battle, but knowing that IS half the battle.

Day 1 (6/25/2015) all over again. I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl a year ago and am beginning this adventure all over again with an entirely different perspective - and a whole lot less free time.

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Day 320: Following all SP has to offer, I lost 88 pounds in 10 months and feel healthier - mentally and physically - but now it's time for a whole new experience. Just about finished with my first trimester and trying to learn a whole new set of ropes.

Day 180: On day 1 it felt impossible, on day 100 it felt manageable, and at 6 months it (and I) feel worth it.

Day 100: My original page title was "This is beginning to feel cliche". It doesn't anymore. I'm learning solutions and coping mechanisms for the emotional dependency and stress related relationship I had with food and how to live a life of balance. I don't have it all figured out, but I'm growing and shrinking through this process and that's all I can ask for.

Day 1 (1/2/13): I'm a twenty-something looking to improve her body image - like everyone else in my generation. Giving this a go for the third time around and looking to find the light at the end of the tunnel, rather than just stopping short and turning around.

Member Since: 1/1/2013

My Goals:
I've wavered within 100 pounds for the past 15 years and have crept back up postpartum - for the second time.

The goal is to slowly work myself to a healthy 140 lbs while balancing work, family, and me.

My Program:
This time I am focusing on moderation and pacing myself with mindful eating and exercise.

June 28th - July 27th I am working through a Whole30 and will make decisions as to how to move forward after this gut reset. My body is responding very differently after this second baby and my time is rather crunched and baby #2 is not sleeping through the night so this process will be one step at a time. The first is to eliminate the bad foods, then to bring in exercise more intentionally.

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Former competitive swimmer, all the way through college, now teaching high school English and learning how to balance parenthood and my own well-being.

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  • v ALEXXX21
    Proof. ;)
    834 days ago
  • v ALEXXX21
    853 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/6/2016 10:11:14 PM
  • v ALEXXX21
    Garlic. Brilliant. emoticon
    859 days ago
  • v ALEXXX21

    I don't believe nuts have any kind of 'emotional addiction' forme like say eating an entire thing of ice cream or a whole case of Oreos. Rather, I don't think I use them to fill an emptiness or make me feel happy when I am sad or depressed. Though, maybe I reach for them INSTEAD of cookies subconsciously? So same sparking mechanism, I just try to make it a healthier alternative? Hmm I will have to think.

    I, DO, however believe they can be addicting, biologically, for reasons It Starts With Food mentions: The combo of salt and fat (and carbs even for Cashews, or any nut once you double the serving size emoticon )

    Anywho, I'm going cold-turkey for the remaining Whole 30. I need to kick this nut thing emoticon WIll you help me out?
    860 days ago
  • v SATAYLOR24
    LOL - no, you didn't offend me. A lot of people ask/advise me about adding in extra fats while on a Whole30. No offense taken emoticon
    I will add incorporate avocados with a meal, just have to make sure and not have too many which is a shame because I love them. emoticon
    867 days ago
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