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Eleven years later, the weight I gained with my first child was still there. I decided I was done with that.... done with being heavy; done with looking chunky; done with having a shelf instead of a bust line; done with being a lazy slug. I hoped that SP would help me get back to my original svelte self...

And it did! I successfully lost 15 pounds. Then I slacked off, and never quite reached my goal weight. But I was much leaner, and healthier. I kept the weight off for about a year.

This spring, I faced a lot of stress with a sick child, and started doing something I'm not sure I'd ever done before: I started stress eating. Mostly chocolate. Poof -- two months later ten pounds were back. :-(

So, I'm back. And finding it much harder this time around to stick to my calorie goals. But even so, it's starting to work. Makes me wonder how many calories I HAD been eating!

Member Since: 10/6/2006

Fitness Minutes: 2,918

My Goals:
Ultimate Goal : to get back to the weight and fitness level I enjoyed before I got pregnant.

Basic Goal: to like the way my clothes fit, and the way I look in them.

My Program:
Main Steps:
1. Adding exercise, at least something every day, and starting slowly so that I can sneak in exercise without really noticing the change in my routine until its a fait accompli..
2. Watching my food intake, particularly by eliminating empty calories (donuts, chips etc) and replacing them with good stuff (fruits, veggies, etc).
3. Drinking WATER instead of diet soda.

Personal Information:
I''m in Central Illinois, pining for topography, where I live with my husband of 13 years, 2 kids, 2 cats and a dog.
I''m 5.3" by the doctor''s last measure.
I love knitting and dancing and dark chocolate

Other Information:
Monthly Progress:
Starting Weight: 143 10/7/06
1 Month: 137.2 11/7/06
2 Month: 130.8 12/7/06
3 month: 129.4 1/7/07
4 month: 125.6 2/7/07
5 month: 126.6 3/7/07
restart: 128.8 10/8/07

Goal Weight: 118

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