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I am a married mother of 3 amazing boys! For most of 2011 I was planning on starting a diet. I always had some excuse as to why I needed to wait a day, week, or month. Then one day I was sitting and reading a Parenting Magazine of all things. There was an article comparing weight of women and how women with children weigh at least 20lbs more than a non parent women of the same age. It listed off several reasons as to why and 2 of them really hit home. One was that you are always finishing their plates, because you don't want to waste it. This was true for me. (especially if we had gone out to eat) The second point (which hit home even more) was that mothers are always doing for others and rarely do something for themselves. The article went on to talk about how mothers should spend 20 minutes a day to do something for themselves. There were several suggestions on what you should do for yourself and exercising was one of them. It was that moment that I decided that I needed to start taking my 20 minutes a day. I got on the elliptical for 20 minutes and went grocery shopping for good food. Best decision I made last year. I lost 30lbs from October 2011 to December, but the holidays wound up being a stumbling block for me. Then I got involved with Sparkpeople and have gotten myself back on track!

~Update November 2012~
So for the past few months I have been losing and gaining the same 10 lbs, and have decided it has got to stop! The time is now!! I am back to tracking everyday and controling my chocolate intake. I will admit that I have become very lax in self control and have been just letting myself indulge. No more!
Just finished my 3rd 5k this year and got my best time 38:22! Hoping to do the same or better in a 5k this December.

~Update February 2013~
I'm back on track with everything!! Feeling great!! Beat my 5k time just last week... current time is 36:32!! My husband and I have joined a gym and he has started his own journey to be healthy. Glad to have a partner in this!!

Member Since: 11/30/2011

Fitness Minutes: 45,880

My Goals:
Goal 1- Lose 20lbs by January 1, 2015
Goal 2- Lose a total of 50 lbs by April 2015
Goal 3- Be Less than 200 lbs by July 2015

My Program:
I'm trying carb cycling.
Monday- Low Carb
Tuesday- High Carb
Wednesday- Low Carb
Thursday- High Carb
Friday- Low Carb
Saturday- High Carb
Sunday- Cheat day (Just 1000 extra calories)
I try to stay active everyday.
~ Intentional 30 min Cardio 5 times a week
~Strength training 3 times a week

Personal Information:
I live in Kansas City, MO. I have been married for 9 years and have three wonderful boys! Christian is 7 yo, Cameron 6 yo, and Cayden is 4 yo.

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  • v KIERAE
    Welcome to the South Beach Diet team. Don't hesitate to holler if you have any questions or need any help. Look forward to having you on the team!

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    Use the site daily and be consistent with your food tracking and exercise. Read the articles for information. Read member blogs for motivation and encouragement.

    This is a fabulous site and if you rely on it daily and remain consistent with your program, you will achieve your goals.

    Good luck!
    3462 days ago
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    Congrats on getting active with SparkPeople - you are doing an awesome job so far!! I've found that it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support- it's also lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together.
    Sometimes the best way to start is to just pick a small goal such as drinking 8 glasses of water a day or eating 5 fruits and veggies plus a small exercise goal such as increasing whatever you've been doing by 10% - I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized here instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' and another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
    Please check out SparkTeams - you can choose them by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location, common goals such as a certain weight loss or several other ways. I'd also like to invite you to join the Virtual Walk/Run/Cycle Thru the US @ SparkTeam - it's a really fun way to track your walking while you travel 'virtually' across America from Virginia to Oregon. Go to the SparkTeam page at
    ndividual.asp?gid=19805 for more information.
    If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site and great FAQs for many topics. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site. I wish you the best on your journey!!!

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