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1/26/17 - 27wks 6days pregnant


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I am 35 and married to my high school sweetheart with a 12yr old son (he's my Valentine's Day baby!) and a NEW little boy who turned 1 in April. After giving me ANOTHER wonderful kiddo and currently keeping that kiddo fed, it's hard to be negative with my body right now (I wish I could bottle this feeling for later when/if negative body image thoughts creep back in). I work full time with an hour commute 1 way. I'm an emotional eater with recurring depression issues. Times get tough, and I kind of shut down. I've lost weight in the past and gained it all back. I need to develop good routines/habits and ways to handle stress. I need to build a good foundation that I can build on, that won't crumble when life gets a little shaky. And after having the new baby I'm in serious need of some core rehab before I do myself damage. As of Jan 2016, I was at my highest weight. Ever. I watched the scale climb and my clothes kept getting tighter, and I still didn't change my ways. I was scared and knew I needed to change...but didn't. And then...as I turned 34 in Oct 2016, I found myself expecting child #2 due in April 2017. I put on 40lbs with my first, and the Dr. gave me a goal of 15lbs total gain this time around. I gained about 15lbs, and then was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and was put on a diet. I managed to control my blood sugar with diet for the rest of my pregnancy and actually went in to deliver at my pre-pregnancy weight...so I was actually 25lbs under pre-pregnancy 2wks post partum. The GB diet went out the window however as my baby spent 4wks in the nicu and I stress ate ALL the sweets. Now he's home and I'm breastfeeding and still have quite an appetite, and quite the sweet tooth. I do know that given the right motivation (such as harming my unborn kiddo) I can plan food and eat healthy...but day to day without that motivation...still working on it.

Member Since: 5/25/2004

Fitness Minutes: 78,437

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I really want to improve my overall fitness. I'm just out of shape all around. I want to tone up and feel strong and be flexible.

I want to be happy with myself and how I look and feel, no matter what I weigh, and I want to be a good example for my sons as they get older. To be proud of myself and teach them good habits, I need to develop those good habits for myself 1st.


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  • v KOHLRABIGIRL
    My son was born on Valentine's emoticon Day, too. He's 23!
    415 days ago
  • v ON_A_DIET
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    Where is my accountability partner? I have not heard from you in ages.

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    521 days ago
  • v ON_A_DIET
    Hello JUSTKD...

    How is your day going?

    Write me when you get a chance...

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    628 days ago
  • v ON_A_DIET
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    OK... How is this for a plan...

    Every time you do something healthy or I do something healthy...alert each other with a comment, message or post. Which would you prefer? Whether it is 8 cups of water, a workout, a healthy meal, house cleaning, etc. Sound good?

    Write me soon and we will kick some butt.

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    629 days ago
  • v no profile image HOMEBODY4EVER
    emoticon to the FLYclean (Finally Loving Yourself) TEAM



    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. We would love to have you join us on the Forums for some fun and challenges.

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    Marj.
    631 days ago
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