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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Hi all! My name is Michelle and back in December I decided to join a gym with some personal training visits, and my awesome trainer informed me of sparkpeople, and I LOVE IT! My weight had crept up to 296 pounds I was having signs of sleep apnea, and our mountain trip for Thanksgiving was torture because I got so out of breath on our hiking trails. Not to mention that I could only fit in sweat pants and a pair of maternity jeans, even my scrubs were getting too tight. So it was then I decided I MUST lose some weight not only for myself, but my 2 daughters as well.
So its been a little over 3 months now I'm down 48 pounds and 15 inches! My 15 year old has also lost 39 pounds and my 8 year old makes healthier eating choices. WE door a lot more things outdoors, eliminated sodas, and gave up fast food . I pray that I have spared them the torture of being the "fat kids" in school. And that they will learn that exercising isnt torture, rather a great way to feel great!
I still have A LONG way to go but this site and my trainer have kept me motivated and I know as long as I keep the determination up, I WILL reach my goals. I used to see all the infomercials and think yeah right people cant really lose 100 pounds doing anything! But now I know there are truly no quick fixes, but with hard work, a great support system and proper education you can acheieve your goals. Thank you to anyone who takes the time to read this and good luck in your weight loss journey!
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    Speading your blogs around. I love that your leading by example. It is one way to have a phenominal support system, instead of them working against you.. KUDO to the kiddos (((hugz))))
    1987 days ago
    Oh what a wonderful, wonderful blog. I am so proud of you, not just for taking off 48 lbs and 15 inches, but for showing your daughters a better way.

    Congratulations for having assumed your rightful role as their first--and greatest--role model.

    Congratulations for finding your way back to health.

    2267 days ago
  • KCLARK89
    Awesome news that you are teaching/guiding your daughters to making better choices and helping them see that it is definitely a lifestyle change and something that you can all do together! Keep up the great work and what a fantastic support system the 3 of you have :)
    2267 days ago
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