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Skinny me. I would like to get back here eventually and maybe a bit more toned on the bottom half.

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I've been struggling with my weight since we moved here from the UK when I was pregnant with my daughter. I found it much easier there to stay healthy (easier to exercise, easier to find healthy foods and less feelings of inadequacy). I'm hoping this will help me get back to where I need to be to gain more confidence in myself!


So far so good. It's taking a bit longer than expected to get to my goal, but I'm pretty close to my first goal of 145 and hope to get there by my birthday at the latest, but hopefully sooner. I'm then going to see what I feel like and if I feel I need to lose any more to get to where I want to be. It's been a great journey so far and I've had a few ups and downs (although much less than if I wasn't using SP). Right now I'm focusing on my diet and training for a 5k sometime this spring. I'm trying to cut out as much processed food as possible which is easy enough for me, but feeding everyone the same thing this way with two young children, one of whom is very picky, will be challenging (as well as a pretty picky hubby). I feel like I can get to my goal this time and stay there. I feel so much better and know I look better--I've had many comments on how great I look and inquiries as to my "secret", which of course I've replied--it's not a secret, just diet and exercise and of course mentioned SP as a great motivator for me. Hopefully it's stuck with some of them!

Member Since: 4/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 44,606

My Goals:
145 by end of January

140 by Spring Break (end of March)

Reassess and decide if I can go to 135 before summer.

Track my fitness and food regularly

Get my house in order--all clean/organized and keep up my regular cleaning routine.

Run 1/2 marathon in May (Flying Pig) with my husband.

My Program:
I'm trying to have a positive mental attitude, eat healthier and exercise more. Changing bad habits and getting organized.

Personal Information:
I'm originally from Iowa, but moved to the UK to be with my husband after I finished uni. We moved back to the US (Cincinnati) 7 years ago.

I love card making and gardening

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  • v KARVY09
    I love Gordon! I'm totally going to check that out. Creme brulee is my absolute fave. I love that crackling noise when you hit the sugar with the spoon. Mmmm, and topped with raspberries is even better!

    Thanks for the sweet comments on my page! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to start out June strong!
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  • v MONTY68
    Thank you for your comments on MOD . I appreciate them. I was so surprised when I got up yesterday. I am planning the 10K when the weather cools off .

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    4042 days ago
    I can be a little obsessive about them too. I try anyway. I can doa little bit in the morning and a little during naps. Plus I have to exercise during naps. But I like reading the articles and blogs and stuff. Keeps me focused. Maybe after we settle down after our move, I'll buy the book. Do you like it?
    4043 days ago
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