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Hi Everyone,
My name is Mary. I'm a new mom to my baby girl Elliana born December 2019. I'm currently trying manage my diabetes, live healthy, have a happy marriage and lose weight all while balancing being a first time mom.

Starting weight December 11 2019 (day of delivery): 291
December 18, 2019 (1 week after I gave birth): 278 (-13 lbs)
My pre-pregnancy weight was 270
December 25, 2019: 257.6 (-9.6 lbs)
December 29, 2019: 252.8 (-4.8)
January 5, 2020: 246.7 (-6.2)
January 12, 2020: 247.7 (+1)
January 19, 2020: 246.7 (-1)
January 26, 2020: 249 (+2.3)
February 2, 2020: 248 (-1)
February 9, 2020: 242.8 (-5.2)
February 16, 2020: 237.5 (-5.3)
Crazy quarantine - no weigh ins
April 16, 2020: 233.6 (-3.9)
April 25, 2020: 233 (-.6)
May 2, 2020: 229.1 (-3.9)

Member Since: 4/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 35,564

My Goals:
I'm on a mission to lose 60 lbs.
I want to:
Be a role model for healthy living for my baby girl.
Control blood glucose with diet and exercise & oral medication (not insulin)
Be able to do one pull up.
Be able to run a mile nonstop.
Be able to hula hoop.
Be able to do a cartwheel.
Be able to wear a Wonder Woman costume.

My Program:
I am eating more organic and less processed food. I'm brown bagging my lunch for work. I stick to 1600-1800 calories a day. I track all my calories on SP. I also workout/walk 3 x per week.

Personal Information:
My name is Mary. I live in a North West suburb of Chicago. I've been married to my best friend, Rich, since September 2015.
Rich and I miscarried our first baby, a boy named R.J. May of 2017. We had our rainbow baby, a healthy baby girl, Elliana, December of 2019. She has completed our family and is the light of our lives. We also have 2 dogs (Leela and Ollie), 2 cats (Fynn & Charlie) and fish. It's a real zoo!

Other Information:
I would like to talk to anyone trying to lose weight, eat healthier or manage their diabetes.

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 current weight: 220.0 
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