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August 2009 just after Bethany was born.

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My baby girl!!

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Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

I am now at the end of the summer and only lost 3 pounds. I think I have realized part of my problem...a gluten sensitivity. I ate a lot of gluten filled foods while we were on vacation this year and boy did I suffer for it. I didn't realize it until that overload that this may be my problem, both in losing weight and digestive issues. I have been following a gluten free diet for about 3 weeks now and although I haven't lost any weight yet, I feel better than I have in 3 years. No more urgent runs to the bathroom or horrible stomach aches. I am going to talk to my doctor about it next week at my yearly appointment, but regardless of what she suggests, I am going to stick to this diet!

Member Since: 3/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 31

My Goals:
Vision = To feel comfortable in my clothes and like what I see in the mirror.

Plan = Sparkpeople.
1. Track foods.
2. Eat healthy foods.
3. Exercise, at least 3 days/week.
4. Drink more water/tea.

Timeline = ??

Action Plan = Stay within my daily guidelines and exercise at least 3 times a week.

Motivation = Peace of mind, better health, more energy.

My Program:
1. Track foods everyday and stay within my nutrition goals.

2. Exercise - 30 min, 3 times/week minimum.

3. Jorge Cruise Belly Fat Cure.

4. Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, Wii Fit and Wii Active.

5. Jillian Michaels Podcast and Gluten Free for Dummies.

6. Unlimited by Jillian Michaels.

Personal Information:
I am a 37 year old music teacher/performer from Southeastern Ohio, originally from West Virginia. GO WVU!!! I am married to my college sweetheart w/ one child - a sweet, little girl born 8-19-09. We have three great cats that we saved from a shelter - Tippy, Nibbler and Stripes. I have always had a body image issue and slight weight problem. I have done pretty good keeping it under control, but since I turned 30, I have had some major issues with both. And now I have the baby weight to lose. I am hoping this site will help keep me motivated!! So far, it's great!!!

Other Information:
The biggest influence in my life is the love of God! No matter how far I roam, I know that I always have a home in his heart! Music is the most constant thing in my life - everything revolves around it including my career and both my spiritual and personal life. My hobbies are sewing, crocheting, and scrapbooking. I love the beach and the outdoors.

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    We are here to motivate each other through the tough but effective workouts that Bob Harper does. Let's ROCK it out!

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    Co-leader of Bob Harper Workouts team with Amanda
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    3091 days ago
    emoticon to the 30 DAY SHRED team!!!!! emoticon
    3631 days ago
    Welcome to the 30 something Mom's team! So glad we are part of your weight loss journey! We Chat on the Good morning thread so stop by! Feel free to join the challenges we have going on. sherre emoticon
    3723 days ago
    Welcome to 30 Something Moms and Good Luck!!!!

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    3727 days ago
    Welcome to the Breastfeeding moms team. Congrats on your precious little girl.

    I do want to let you know that as a Breastfeeding mom, it is very important to have an extra 500 calories per day above what SP sets for you. Be sure to check out the resource center and the dieting 101 on the Breastfeeding moms team.
    3727 days ago
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