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1/25/12 9:30 P

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Thank you so much! I really look forward to losing the weight.

I have been weighed in at my PCP and then again where I work. The funny thing is that one of my nurses told me that the digital scales lie.

Well, if losing almost two pounds and going down a scrub shirt size is the scale lying - it can KEEP ON lying to me!!!! emoticon

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1/25/12 2:02 P

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With 3 kids and all, sounds like you have lots of motivation to improve your fitness. It's nice to meet you.



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1/25/12 12:33 P

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I am a single divorced mom of three kids - a Kindergartner, a Tween and a TEEN. I am 41 years old and I am NOT afraid to let people know my age. It is just a number. Not how I feel!

I was able to lose my weight six months after I had my teen, I had the tween 22 months later and only about 10 pounds came off, the tween was 5 when I got pregnant with my youngest - I didn't gain any weight until my last month due to a workout in water aerobics for pregnant moms. Then I added about 45-50 pounds.

All three of them were born at over 9 pounds each. The last one had 6 liters of water in there so he had his own swimming pool!!!

I dropped down some after having him but then I gained weight and I am at my heaviest ever.

I am 5 foot, 7 inches. For the most part I carry the weight ok but I know I need to lose it.

I am on medications for different things - and one of them that a doctor tried to put me on I told him I would gain weight and he said NO ONE gains weight on this! They LOSE!

Considering I am not a typical person - I ended up gaining 22 pounds in less than 3 weeks. EEP!

I had a health assessment for my employer and the results showed not only the weight gain but also that I was on the verge of diabetes. My new PCP sent me back for some blood tests and it came back normal. Thank goodness!!!

Since October 28, which is when the health assessment took place, I have lost roughly 7 pounds. Heck, since I saw my PCP on January 2 I have lost 2. I am very happy!

Granted its not a lot - but its a little and its a small victory. My pants fit differently and I had to go down a size in tops.

I am doing my best to change my eating habits. I'm not perfect, no one is, but in just seeing these small results I know I am starting to win!

I haven't made it to the "gym" yet like I had planned - but I have for the most part walked - I have the stairs to the basement and to the second story of my house that I use as my "stair climber" and at work I try to be up and moving as much as possible.

I park further away (when its not raining) and make myself walk further. I try to get my dog out and walk him around the block (he's a little tubber himself!).

Try chasing after a school bus sometime in the pouring rain with a 6 year old who INSISTS he is riding the bus that day. That was a heck of a workout that day! AND I was dragging the dog. Poor baby hates to get wet!

I also have a cat.

I work part time.

I am going to school to be an RN.

Is there anything else you would like to know? Just tell me.

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