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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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    emoticon Spark Buddie,

    My message to help motivate you & ( Especialy ) Me this week is

    “Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”
    – Stacey Charter

    Have a Fabulous Week !!!
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    1899 days ago
    My message to help motivate you & ( Especialy ) Me this week is

    Do something today that your future self will thank you for..........

    For me today I made the decision to join a indoor help me on my weight loss journey.

    Share what you think you can do that your future self will thank you for.

    Have a Fabulous Weekend
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    1916 days ago
    Have A Great Weekend !!!

    My message to help motivate you & ( Especialy ) Me this week is

    The moment you're ready to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle happens.

    Don't give up.!!!
    Stay Strong My Spark Buddies
    1924 days ago
    My message to help motivate you & ( Especialy ) Me this week is

    “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”
    Johnny Cash
    1931 days ago
    emoticon Have A Safe and Happy 4th Everyone !!! emoticon

    A Quote from -- Erma Bombeck

    You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.

    Patriotism is great but WATCH THOES CALORIES !! emoticon
    1937 days ago
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