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The family at the LDS Fort Collins Temple open house fall, 2016

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Me in hospital with 2nd daughter. Pic doesn't show much, but this is the heaviest I've been at 220.

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My sister found Sparkpeople years ago and told me about it when I was first trying to lose weight. I've been trolling the site ever since, but have never really followed it through. Two pregnancies later, I'm the largest I've ever been.

I have 2 girls- a 6 year old and a 3 year old. Both were preemies- my first born at 30 weeks, my 2nd at 32 weeks. I got up to 200 lbs with my first and worked pretty hard with SparkCoach to get back down to 180 before I got pregnant again. During my second pregnancy, I got up to 218 lbs. Funny that with both pregnancies, I never lost any weight after the birth- I was 218 at my last pregnancy weigh in, and I'm 218 now!

I'm going to change that- but more importantly, this time around I want to love myself. I am wanting to be healthy and lose weight and exercise, but even more than that, I want to feel like a valuable human being as I am NOW, before I've lost any weight, before I get healthy. I want those other things to come FROM my love, not the other way around.

Update: (January 2019) I've lost 15 pounds so far- doesn't sound like much, but I've worked hard for it!

Member Since: 5/22/2014

Fitness Minutes: 10,113

My Goals:
BIG GOAL: learn to love myself and feel valuable no matter what size or shape I am, take better care of my body through healthy eating and exercise

Fast Break Goals:
1. Eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day.
2. Get some kind of movement in daily.
3. Get up without hitting the snooze button.

My Program:
I want to really focus on loving and caring for myself. I want to read things that will help me learn how to do that, take time to do the things I love, fill my own well so I can be a better mother and wife.

Personal Information:
I live in a small town in Colorado- my hometown actually! But I've lived for many years in Los Angeles and Austin, TX and I've traveled all over. In the end, I love small towns the best- and one in the mountains is even better!

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    Hi, just wanted to visit someone else I know is LDS too. God bless you in your journey. Added you as a friend.
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