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It is my turn to be happy, and now I just have to let myself be!

I am a stay at home mom with 3 beautiful little girls. My oldest just turned 3, next is 2, and my littlest is around 2 months! I never struggled with my weight until I was 18, when I went from 130 to 210 in 2 years, and that was before I had kids. I topped my last pregnancy out at 260. I have lost 25ish pounds since I had her so far, but I still have a long way to go.

After struggling with PTSD and a compulsive eating disorder for 7 years, I got into counseling, and I have changed a lot since then. I am learning to deal with my past and my current stresses in a better way. Notice I say AM LEARNING... I am not there yet.

Update 5/18/12- My girls are getting so big! Littlest is almost 1, Middle almost 3 and oldest almost 4... I am currently pregnant with baby #4, and we find out in a few days whether we are having a boy or another little girl.

I had been doing pretty good on my eating- I hadn't binged in almost 4 months, and then I don't know what happened, but about 2 weeks ago, I just started eating... I know some of it could be pregnancy, but I am trying not to gain very much because I do not want to increase my chances of having Gestational Diabetes... I want to be as healthy as I can be at 247 lbs... I am just going to take it one day at a time, and take what small steps I can right now to better myself... That is all I can do. But I have to get back to being responsible with my food intake, so here I come Sparkpeople... Let's Do this!

Member Since: 7/15/2011

Fitness Minutes: 160

My Goals:
My goal is to be the best ME that I can be. Part of that is managing my food intake and exercise, which will result in weight loss... Hopefully... :) My highest was 261, I am in the 240-250 range right now, and my end goal is somewhere between 125 and 140.

Making little goals:
Goal #.25: Stay under 260 with this pregnancy.
Goal #.5: Get back down to 235...
Goal #1: Lose baby weight at 230lbs
#2: 211 is 50lbs down from my highest!
#3: Under 200- (202 is where I sabotaged myself last time and gained almost 60lbs...)
#4: 190 is 50 lost since joining
#5: 163 was what I weighed on my wedding day!
#6: 161 is 100lbs down from my highest weight!
#7: 150 is where I think some of my "skinny Clothes" will start fitting again!
#8: 140 100 lbs lost with!
#9: 135 is where I maintained in highschool
#10: 130 I will have cut my weight in half from my highest.

As far as my weight goes, I would li

My Program:
I have developed a 50+ step "program" to better myself... I am taking little steps to start out with, because I don't want to burn out, and with being pregnant, I can't do a whole lot... But Step 1 is: Start taking vitamins... And that is something I can do... :)

Personal Information:
Wouldn't you like to know! lol!

Other Information:
I am a cosmetologist, an artist. I sing at my church. I love photography. But my favorite is being a stay at home mom and a wife. :)

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