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I am 33 years old, married with 2 children. I have been struggling with maintaining a healthy weight since pregnancy with my first child. I gained 70 pounds with her and 60 pounds with my second child.

I have been away from spark for at least 6 months. In that time, I have gained weight. I am sick of not having any clothes that fit and having to buy bigger clothes. I am going on vacation at the end of May with my family. We're headed to the beach. I know I can't lose my goal weight by then, but I want to lose at least 10-15 pounds.

My husband is finally on board with us both losing weight. With this added support, I believe we'll both be more successful. I am starting my new healthy habits in the morning. This time, I have also decided to set smaller weight loss goals. Once I hit my first goal of 180, I'll set a new goal. I want to be successful. My kids need me to be around when they are older and at this rate, I don't think I will be.

Member Since: 3/19/2011

Fitness Minutes: 2,699

My Goals:
I want to lose 46 pounds and be healthy. I have set a short term goal of 26 pounds to achieve over the next few months. Then, I'll work on the last 20 pounds.

I want to teach my children healthy living.

I want to look great for myself and my husband.

I want to inspire my husband to become healthy as well.

I start the DNP program in the Fall 2012. It's going to be difficult with school, but I plan to continue on my healthy path.

My Program:
I have started going to the gym again. I love the new elliptical machine they have. It has a total body workout program. So, I'm able to get an upper body workout at the same time. My goal is at least 30 minutes 5 days a week.

I am also planning to do additional strength training at least 3 times a week. I really need to get my tummy and other areas toned.

I am drinking 8 glasses of water a day and a minimum of 5 freggies.

I get 8 hours of sleep a night.

Most of all, I utilize sparkpeople and monthly challenges with MOMMY to WOWWY team.

Personal Information:
I live in Nashville. I love taking pictures and scrapbooking. I am a mother of a 6 and 3 year old, so I don't get much time to scrapbook.

Other Information:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Phillipians 4:13

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    Happy Birthday to You!!

    Hope your day is wonderful!

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    3234 days ago
    Much success on your weigh in tomorrow. I hope the scale smiles at you and me as well.

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    3500 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/20/2011 11:03:52 PM
  • v CRES765
    Good to hear I can help to others here. I was not thinking this way, hehehe I am helping to others too.

    I keep saying to myself, how could I help to others here on SP. Now I know how. Thank you very much too for making me smile on your comments on my spark blog. Thanks for the visit and reading them too. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3510 days ago
    Hi Emily. Just popping in from the Azure Islands to wish you great luck in the BLC-17 challenge. emoticon . You have a lot on your plate and I commend you for all the hard work you are doing to be a great role model for your family.
    3512 days ago
  • v ALLDAY
    Just stopping by to wish you best of luck in BLC17! emoticon I too gained a lot of weight (like 80 lbs.) in my pregnancy (DS is 2 1/2 ). And I know how hard it is to find time to workout with one little one, I can't imagine what it's like for you with 2! The BLC is a great place for the motivation we need to keep on trucking! I hope you reach your goals this round and have a ton of fun!
    3513 days ago
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