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1/1/19 2:33 P

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You can do this. Enlist the help of your husband, you don't have to do this alone. Don't try to change everything all at once. Start with drinking your water and eating more vegetables and fruits and no fast food and take a walk - take the kids - good exercise for the 5 year old and a fun ride for the 1 year old or stick them both in the stroller all bundled up and walk fast - you can do this at an indoor mall too though we have had quite warm weather lately, just rainy.

Celebrate every positive thing you do towards this goal. I too lost 45 lbs and kept it off for over 1.5 years but have gained back 20 since August so I am back at it as well. OH and lose sugar, it really helps with cravings. It means almost no processed foods or eating out but I can tell you the total difference it made for me.

It's the struggle that makes the butterfly strong enough to fly! Never give up the fight, it will be worth it.

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1/1/19 10:03 A

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You can do this. One day at a time or sometimes it is one minute at a time. I understand and are with you in spirit. Don't give up!!!!

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12/31/18 1:42 P

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Hey everyone (or lack thereof)! My name is Jessica. I'm 26 years old and I have a total of around 50 pounds I'd like to lose. My mini goal is to lose 32 pounds by my anniversary on June 8th. I lost 74 pounds in 2011 with really hard work and motivation and a fantastic support system through my family and friends. A whole lot of stuff has happened since then that has caused me to gain it all back, with the occasional bout of getting healthy and losing 10-15 pounds and then gaining it back again.

To start, soon after I got married, things were rough for us and I was depressed. We had our first son 6 months after we married and things got a little better, but I was still depressed. In July 2015, my son was diagnosed with a rare, incurable disease. I won't get into that now, but it's an ongoing condition that he has to be treated for every 10-12 weeks for the foreseeable future (quite possibly, his whole life). So then my depression got 100 times worse. Once we kind of settled into the routine of it all, got our mindsets into better places about it, I wasn't so depressed. It was still there, but most days were good days. We got pregnant with our second son near the end of 2016. After a really hard pregnancy and delivery, I dropped weight super quickly that first week so I thought "yay! good jump start". Nope... my second boy was not latching well/at all half the time and was losing weight fast. Boom ... depression hit hard. I wanted so badly to nurse him like I had my first. Instead, I had to pump and syringe feed every 2 hours, round the clock. I was barely sleeping, barely eating, not taking care of myself at all. When he finally started latching regularly (around 6 weeks), I had a gallbladder attack and had to have gallbladder surgery. Shortly after that, I had to have a root canal. It was just one thing after another and by that point I had completely given up on taking care of my mental or physical well being.

Now, My boys are 5 and 1 ... and I'm absolutely losing my mind with stress and exhaustion. I've come to the decision that I need to suck it up, get my crap together, and start taking better care of myself so that I can feel better, and be better for my family and myself. It's going to be so freaking hard, I know it will be, and that stresses me out more, but I HAVE to do it, or honestly .... I will quite literally lose my mind. I've been battling depression for 8 years. Every freaking day is a war. But I've gotta win this time.

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