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8/4/12 8:31 P

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Welcome to the team. I'm here if you ever need anything.
Good luck with all of your goals!



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8/2/12 7:51 A

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Thanks ladies. I try not to talk about my weight in front of my kids but my husband has been known to imply things in front of them - so it's hard. Hopefully by seeing my weight issue they will do better than me at managing theirs ... i'm making changes in ALL our diets so it's easier for me and they have a better start. I have EVERY INTENTION of seeing the day when I WAS fat.... I just need to be patient and not watch the scale as much - weighing everyday is not good motivation!

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8/2/12 1:42 A

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Oh momma, I am so sorry! Kids can be brutally honest and that's not always a good thing. But you can do something about this... think about a day in the distant future when those same kiddos say, "remember when your mom WAS fat?" I hope you see that day.

Let's talk logisitics... your body is probably a little freaked out right now from the change in activity and holding onto the weight. It can take some time to respond; what you see on The Biggest Loser is NOT normal. It can take up to 6 weeks to see noticable changes and you might not see it in the scale reading first. Don't let this discourage you! You did not gain this weight overnight and it won't go away overnight.

It's awesome that you are getting in the habit of working out. You will need to make some additional changes to your diet as you are able to see faster more dramatic results. My suggestion, when you feel like you don't have to drag yourself to the treadmill each day, start counting your calories. One step at a time. AND give yourself credit, 30 minutes 4 times a week is a GREAT start! emoticon

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8/1/12 4:27 P

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Hi! My kids are 4 and 7. My 7 year old is the one who ususally makes a comment about my weight, but my 4 year old is starting to as well. I don't talk about being overweight around them. Never put myself down in front of them. I don't even discuss dieting in front of them. I hope to show them with my actions, not my words. I don't want them to be embarrassed of me when I show up at functions and meet their friends. And most of all, I want to live to raise them and see their children, too.

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7/31/12 4:31 P

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I am a mom of a 3 and 6 year old. I work full time in the IT industry. I've had some final moments before, some I must do something moments but the final straw came when MY KIDS and their FRIENDS started saying something. I was at a party with my 3 year old when another little girl looked at her and said "your mom got a big fat butt because she ate too much!!" and previous to that my son and daughter have both made similar comments. When my kids notice i'm fat - i'm fat and I need to do something. For me, AND for them. So here I am.

I started working out - ok exercising - about two weeks ago. Getting on the tredmill for 30 mins at a time 4 times a week. sometimes on the 'fat burner setting' sometimes on the "please let me walk for 30 mins" setting. I've been to a aqua areobics class too. I'm still the exact same weight of two weeks ago. HOW DEPRESSING.........

So i'm here...trying to figure out WHAT I need to do because at this point.... its looking like nothing but water for years :P

Anways looking forward to chatting and reading about you all and your sitautions :) Cheers!

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