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2/2/12 7:32 P

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My name is Christy. I have a 3 1/2 year old girl. I work night shift which is part of my weight problem. I am also the only woman I know who weighed more after having her baby than she did before. I lost a lot of blood because of a previously undagnosed bleeding dsorder called von Willebrand's disease. They had put so much fluid into me that when it was time for me to go home, I had trouble just getting into the car.

My girl is very curious. Sometimes she asks what I'm doing, and I'll tell her I'm exercising. Sometimes she will run back and forth in the kitchen now and tell me she's exersising, or she'll create her own unique exercise.

My husband is not very encouraging. I'm hoping that this site may be the final tool that will finally help me lose this excess weight.












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2/2/12 1:49 P

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Hi all! My name is Traci and I'm from the Houston area of Texas. I'm a Passion Parties Independent Consultant & SAHM to a 2yr old girl that's getting into the "terrible 2's". Yes my job allows me to stay at home with her but it's also a prison sometimes. With gas prices so high and the Texas weather being unpredictable as it is we hardly ever get out of the house. She was just cranky and I could soothe for a while but now it's full on throwing her self on the floor tantrum. Thinking it's part age, part cabin fever.

Onto the topic at hand. I've been overweight almost my entire life and I'm wanting a change. Growing up, my Mom didn't cook. We always ate out and I was never shown the healthy way of eating until I moved in with my dad for a bout a year.(that's a whole different topic) The point is I want to show my daughter that eating out at McDonald's and other fast food places is for treats not everyday nutrition. I've stocked up on Slim fast Shakes and Lean Cuisines and trying out "The Simple Diet"(great book btw). It's all done for me and I don't have to figure out anything. MY husband SAYS he's going to be supportive of me on this but with him being 6'3" and not really NEEDING to lose weight(I'm only 5ft tall) he falls off the bandwagon before I every get started. I really need support from other people in a similar lifestyle and that's where you all come in! YAY YOU! Thank you so much for creating this group!

Traci Wodahl
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2/2/12 11:38 A

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Oops! My phone made me post twice and I don't know how to delete yet, just edit. :-/

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2/2/12 11:37 A

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Hello! My name is Halle and I have the most amazing five year old son. He's a bundle of energy. I would like to lose weight to keep up with him, but my husband and I are also talking about expanding our family. I want to make sure I am as healthy as can be before we try for another baby. I am a Cali girl who recently relocated to Jacksonville (hopefully only temporarily).

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2/2/12 11:21 A

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Hello and happy Groundhog's day! My name is Jamie and I am the mother of a 4 year old daughter and a 3 year old son. They keep me very busy and I want to lose the weight so that I can keep up with them! I am trying to be more committed to this site.

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2/2/12 6:30 A

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Hi, I'm Jonna, wife and mother of three - 2 girls (5 and 3) and one boy (4 mon). I work full time outside the home, so it's the usual story of a busy life while trying to lose weight. It's finally time to shed the baby weight (and then some). I'm hoping this site will help me stay focused on the long journey ahead.

To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience. -St Teresa of Avila



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2/2/12 1:17 A

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Hi I'm Jessica mother of 2 girls Mia 3 and Miley 2 months. We live in Brooklyn,NY. Looking forward to giving and getting encouragement and "mom tips" from you guys. Good luck.

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2/1/12 9:40 P

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Hi, I'm Gina. I'm a stay at home Mom of an almost 3 year old boy and a 5 year old girl. I'm also a nurse, however I have no plans to go back to work until the kids are in full day school. I'm from Chicago, but we moved to Houston about 2 years ago. I started running in the summer and completed my first 5K on Thanksgiving. Now, it's time to tackle this diet! I'm definitely a pop-a-holic (but I quit on Monday and going strong) and I have a wicked sweet tooth...on the upside, at least I know where there is room for improvement. Congrats to everyone on their progress, and thanks in advance for the support and letting me join the group!

Gina, Deepinthehearta TX


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2/1/12 2:44 P

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Hi! I'm Liz and a stay at home mom of 3. My kids are 10, 4, and 2 and I also babysit 3 others. Two girls the same age as my 2 year old and my 9month old nephew. I'm a little crazy sometimes!!!! I'm also attending Franklin University and getting a subsequent degree in Accounting. I joined Sparkpeople to help me lose baby weight. I was actually a surrogate and delivered on November 30...so, I have a lot of weight to lose!

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2/1/12 12:27 P

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Hey everybody! My name is Amy. I am the mother of twin girls. They are 5 yrs. old and are currently in preschool. Audrey & Bailey (my girls) are absolutely the best part of me. They bring me so much joy & remind me to play for the sake of playing. As for me, I have worked in retail management for about 20 years. I am now beginning to go back to school for dental hygiene in order to have more time & holidays with my family. I am currently worried about how to fit in fitness, full time school (40+ hrs. a week), time for my girls (they have a learning delay & require a bit more time to understand studies & social cues), & of course time for the spouse. Here's to uber time management & focus! I really hope I can do it all. We'll seeeeee.

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2/1/12 10:24 A

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Hi! I am a SAHM of 4..2 girls 10 and 8 - 2 boys 7 and 3..My 3 year old is a handful..smart as can be.telling me at this very moment its his turn for the puter..he is very demanding and pretty much the ruler of the house.anyways i would love to loss about 15 to 20 pounds to not only be comfortable with myself but have more energy for my kids and i dont want to be that mother that everyone talks about being big..well hope everyone has a wonderful day;0)

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2/1/12 9:21 A

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Hi everyone I am Toni. I am a single mother to a little girl who will be three this month. I currently stay home with her, and that defeats my weight loss attempts. I want to lose weight so I have more energy to keep up with my daughter. I am new to SparkPeople, and I am hoping it helps me to keep track of what I am doing wrong with trying to lose weight. My daughter loves to share her snacks with me, and she doesn't like hearing me say no to having snacks with her. She is a little bottomless pit, but is tiny for her age. She loves her fresh fruits and veggies, I can't seem to keep it stocked in my house.

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2/1/12 8:21 A

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Hi I am a mommy of 1 beautiful little girl. I love being a mommy though my daughter has a good irish stubborn streak in her and is really smart too, too smart for her britches as my mom would say ;) I work full-time at a hardware store which I love. I also work out in the morning about 4:45am four times a week today is my down time I do light stuff and sleep in. I hike on the weekends and sometimes after work if I am on the early shift, Our goal is too hike all the 14 ners in the next few years starting with Pikes Peak. I am no where near my goal weight right now but have lost so far 26 pounds since November. I am also glutten free due to a intolerence it is amazing how I feel once I stopped eating wheat. I gained a lot when I had my daughter and we want another child but I need to be healthy and make the right choices with eating with the next one someday. I love Colorado and I want my daughter to be healthy and enjoy it and what better way then showing my exsample,

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1/31/12 11:25 P

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Hey! My name is Sarah. I'm a Stay at home mom to 3 boys who are 8, 6 and 2. They are extremely active and I want to lose weight to keep up with the little monsters! :) After 8 yrs my Fiance and I are finally going to get married. I'm hoping to lose about 40 lbs before our wedding!


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1/31/12 1:18 P

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Hi my name is Resa. I have a 3 year old son and an 11 year old daughter.
I work full time and go to school part time. I have a very busy schedule so trying to find time to exercise is difficult. I joined sparkpeople about 1 year ago and have lost a lot of weight. I'm trying to get down to my pre pregnancy weight and then some.. lol
I love the way my body is starting to look and my husband is happy with the improvements.
Hopefully everyone here will give me some motivation cuz I get lazy every now and then.

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1/30/12 7:19 P

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Hi there, my name is Amy. i am a work from home mom with two rowdy and energetic boys, 3 and 15 mos. due to the extra weight i put on with 2nd baby--i am just now starting to get back into pre-pregnancy mode. however i was still 30 lbs overwieght after baby 1. my goal is to really keep up with my hot yoga -its the only thing (in addition to eating better) thati s getting rid of my baby belly. id' also love to know from other moms how they lost the weight..and what cardio/strength or routines they are doing. as an older mom (40) i struggle with a decreasing metablolism as well.

thanks! Amy

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1/30/12 6:56 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Erica and I'm a proud mother of a 2 year, 8 month old daughter. I'm so happy to be a mother, but lately have been finding it hard to keep up with my little one. I've noticed more soreness and more difficulty getting off the floor and my energy has been very low. I've known I need to make changes for a while now, but it really hit home when I stepped on the scale and saw 186! I can't believe I've let my weight get so out of control. I have to make changes for myself and my family. I'm an emotional eater and love chocolate, so cutting out food and sweets is really hard. I'm hoping to find people who understand what I'm going through. Everyone sounds so nice, and it's great to be able to read other postings from moms of young ones, too!

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1/30/12 1:26 P

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Howdy! My name is Amanda, I am happily married for 5 years, we have a wonderful 2 year old son named Joseph and I will be 32 in July! I have struggled with my weight since high school. I actually lost weight with Joseph then lost even more while nursing. As soon as the nursing stopped I was back up to my weight of 240. When my doctor scarred me with diabeties I ran to the gym and begged for them to give me a lower price so I could come, because we are having huge financial trouble. They were so nice and did so! I started taking Zumba in August and I cut out all carbs and sugar from my diet. I got sick and the doctor said it was because I had taken out to many calories. So I added back some good carbs. Thru the holidays sugar crept back in and I'm having a hard time letting go again. I LOVE going to Zumba so that's not a problem but the eating is always my struggle. This site helped my Zumba instructor so I'm giving it a try :)

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1/30/12 12:03 A

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Hi my name is Anita. Im a 29 year old stay at home mom. We have three kids, 4 y/o boy (Peyton) 2 1/2 y/o girl (Paige) and a 7 month old boy (Pierce). They keep me very busy!
I've had weight issues my whole life. I lost 80lbs right after our first son was born, i was down to 165... the smallest i've ever been, but quickly put it back on when I got pregnant again and miscarried. I ate to deal with my emotions... and after two more pregnancies I am at my heaviest EveR! My two year old pats my stomach and asks if the baby is in still in there lol.
Im hoping to find some friends on here to make my journey a little more fun!

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1/29/12 9:12 P

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Hi Everyone, I'm Jenn. I have a 2 and a half year old son and a 5 month old son. I love them both so much however life surely has gotten busy! I'm at the heaviest that I have ever been and I'm quite ashamed. I initially lost weight while I was breastfeeding however after 3 months I went back to work and seemed to have put all the weight back on. I'm determined to lose the weight I put on and an additional 40lbs that I need to lose before I got pregnant. I'm excited to be here and could use all the motivation that I can get!

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1/29/12 8:53 P

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Hi everyone, I am a returning college student from Harrisburg, PA. I have 3 wonderful children, a 5 year old, all-boy, Dominic, a 7 year old girl who loves soccer and a nine year old, boy Alec who loves football. I started out trying to lose weight a year and 30 pounds ago, and I joined Spark to change up my routine and to try to hit my new years resolution goals. I hope I get to know some new friends and find some more motivation here :)

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1/29/12 4:39 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Stacy, I live in Virginia Beach, VA and I work part-time as an RN. I have 2 children, Mina, who's 4 1/2 and Mikey who's 1 1/2. Mina is my little princess and Mikey is all boy. I joined SP about 6 years ago when my husband and I were trying to concieve our first child. Then I fell off the spark wagon until this month. Now I'm back, trying to make exercise a top priority in my life and set a healthy example for my children. I look forward to getting to know many of you!

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1/29/12 1:35 P

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My name is Bonnie,and I am 38 going on 39 years old. I joined spark to help me lose weight and learn how to maintain it by becoming more fit. I am a mother of 4. My youngest is 2 and a half years old. and she has a lot of energy. I work full time along side my fiance soon to be husband. During the week I am busy at work, We work for a townhouse complex. Housekeeping,maintanence, office work,errands, painting,I do a lot of different things in a day. Not always doing the same thing. My daughter,Ariana stays with one of the residents in the complex while her father and I both work.
Ariana was my fourth c-section. I had gained about 40plus pounds with her. Even though I was active in the first 8 monthes of my pregnancy, The last few weeks were very painful.
I suffer from two herniated disks from a car accident about six years ago.Which put me out of work for a while. I suffer from arthritis in my left knee,carpal tunnel.and basicly my left leg is real bad shape from the accident.
But since I started this job about a year ago, I did lose 25 pounds of the pregnancy weight. But am at a stand still. I want so much to do more with Ariana,but at the end of the day I am in pain,and can barely go up and down the stairs. I want to have more energy to do activites with her. Ariana and I have movie time,play on the computer sesame street or nick jr games. I would love for her to have some playmates or playgroups to attend. So she can have some friends her age.
I must say all her "friends": are near my age,and love her to death. Her father always has playtime with Ariana too.Her siblings unfortunately live in another state,and so she is alone here with us.
We are planning to be married this July if all goes well. So I want to at least lose 20pounds by then,although my goal in 38pounds by December. I hope to get to know you all,and thanks for the support.

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1/29/12 11:45 A

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I joined Sparkpeople to improve my health by suggestion of my therapist as I am recovering as a victim of infidelity, to lose weight for a trip in August and was suggested this Sparkteam - hoping to learn a lot as I have to be creative to incorporate exercise and diet with little ones - a 3yo girl, 4 yo boy and 6 yo boy.

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1/28/12 10:49 P

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Hi, I'm Trish and I have one little two year old creature named Rhys. He is a handful and always has been. He is full of energy and life and inspires me to appreciate the world from him point of view. I work full time and find this really difficult. I am a nurse and take good care of everyone else in my life. Now it is time to take care of me. I've started running because it is a cheap and easy way to excercise and I would like to run a 1/2 marathon this summer.

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1/28/12 5:23 P

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Hi! My name is Dena and I have a crazy 2 1/2year old daughter named Madison. I put on weight when I was pregnant and am still trying to get rid of all of it...I've lost 50 lbs so far and need to lose another 10 or so...trying to run a half marathon this year and keep my family healthy at the same time...

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1/28/12 12:56 A

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Hello everyone my name is Brittany I have a beautiful two year old daughter and wonderfully supportive husband and I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and meeting goals here.

Edited by: BJACOX at: 1/28/2012 (00:58)
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1/27/12 10:41 P

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Hi, everyone!

My name is Shannon. I'm 26 years old. I recently quit my full-time job to be a SAHM. My daughter is 3 years old and I want to spend the next couple of years with her before I lose her to school all day! I joined SparkPeople to drop some stubborn baby pounds, plus a few extra I gained in college, and to get new ideas for vegetarian recipes. My boyfriend and I recently went vegetarian and I've been having trouble figuring out stuff to eat besides salads. So I'm psyched to be here!

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1/27/12 11:29 A

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Hi everyone,

My name is Rita I am a married mother of 2. I have a 3 year old daughter and a 9 year old son.

I work full time, but have been out since January 3rd because I had the Gastric Sleeve surgery.

I am looking forward to different ideas and meeting people in this forum.



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1/27/12 8:54 A

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Hi everyone! I'm Christina, too and I have three little boys- Henry is 5, Mitchell is 2 1/2 and Teddy will be three months next week. I stay home with the little guys and try to work out three times a week. My husband often travels, so it is a challenge, but I love being in shape. Hoping to into my skinny jeans by next month.

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1/26/12 9:47 P

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Hello everyone!! My name is Christina I'm a 25 yr old single working mother(been divorced for 3 yrs come Sunday) My daughters name is Saundra she is 4, will be 5 in April. I didn't really gain much weight when i was pregnant, she stole my weight actually, but after she was born i got those mother blues and just started eating for 1 i wasn't happily married had a lot of stuff going on in my marriage, taking care of a new born all the time alone really got to me also. So when Saundra was 6 months old i decided it was time to get out of the relationship it was bringing Saundra and I down way to much. All the fighting and yelling wasn't good for her. So as the years went by I gained weight off and on. I am a very active person. I work 7 days a week, play with Saundra when she gets home from P-K, run around the house with her..its not that i never exercised a lot, because I did just apparently not the right way. Thru the summer and spring i stay any where from 125-130 thru the fall and winter i'm anywhere from 140-155. I don't like the weight that i am. I've been with sparkpeople since the 14th of this month i've already lost 9lbs. I found out a few videos" Richard Simmon's Dancin' to the Oldies 1,2,3,&4" that Saundra and i can do together. She loves dancing and well i will just say this my 4 yr old can dance way better then i can. Since i've lost the 9lbs i feel more energetic, happy, easy going, and no so emotional. It's great that i can lose weight and spend time with my daughter at the same time.YEEEE HAAAA lol

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1/26/12 7:44 P

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Hi Everyone! My name is Kim and I am 30 yrs old. I have a wonderful husband and 3 beautiful children. My oldest is makayla is 13, my boys are Jeremiah 4 & Isaac 3. Trying to lose weight for the past 5 yrs has been a challenge and finding that "me time" to work out doesn't happen as much as i hope for lol.

My modivation to lose weight is
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2. to go swimming with hubby (will be 6 yrs we have been married and i never went swimming with him before.. never had the courage!
3. to fit my wedding ring again.. haven't worn it in 4 yrs!

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1/26/12 7:38 P

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I'm Shay. I'm the 23 year old mother of one 2 year old boy that I refer to as Monster. You can see how adorable he is in my profile picture. I've struggled with my weight my entire life. I was at my heaviest when I got married last July (383.4 lbs.) I lost about 25 lbs, and then fell off the healthy eating habits bandwagon. I put on 20 lbs. I decided that I don't want to struggle with heart disease, artery blockages, chronic pain, or diabetes. I want to be able to play with my son and run with him. I want to set a good example for him. So I'm changing my lifestyle. Healthier foods, smaller portions, slowly incorporating exercise. I don't want to start off trying to do too much at once and fizzle out like I've done every other time. This time I want to work my way into my new life one step at a time so that it has longevity and becomes habit.

This mommy is on her way to a healthier lifestyle. One day at a time, one step at a time.
Starting Weight & BMI: 383.4 lbs and 52.7 BMI (Super Obese)
Goal 1: Weight of 350
Goal 2: Weight of 300
Goal 3: Weight of 275 and BMI of 39.5 (Morbidly Obese)
Goal 4: Weight of 240 and BMI of 34.4 (Severely Obese)
Goal 5: Weight of 208 and BMI of 29.8 (Overweight)
Goal 6: Weight of 170 and BMI of 24.4 (Healthy)


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1/26/12 4:47 P

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Hello everyone my name is Dawn I am 39 , married with 2 children. I is a preschool child. I am here to lose weight because 1 month ago I was hospitalized for 3 days with breathing problems I realized if I wanted to see my children grow up then I best do something so here I am . So far I've lost a total of 14 pds and 9 pds since I started spark people. I hope to make new friends too.

Changing my body 1 day at a time


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1/26/12 12:45 P

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Hi I'm Rose
I'm a wife and mom of 3. My boys are 10 and 6 and my little girl is 2. Her name is Emmalee. Hoping to have time to meet people on the team with all I do.

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1/26/12 9:03 A

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Good morning. My name is Dawn. I am a 31 (almost 32) year old divorced mother of 2 wonderful little boys, Jacob who is 7, and Luke who is 4. I have gained 90 lbs in the past 14 years and it has been a roller coaster with my weight, but it seems like the gains always out weigh (pardon the pun) the losses. (Lose 5 gain 7, lose 10 gain 13 ect). I really need to get a firm grasp on making some life changes so I can keep up with my very rambunctious boys. That and I have lost a lot of important women in my life over the last couple years, all around my age that have left babies behind and I want to stay healthy so my boys can grow up with their mother around.

***Dawn***
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1/25/12 10:35 P

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My name is Bonnie. I am the mother of 3 young boys, one of which is a preschooler. My oldest Jeremiah is 11, Chester is 8, and Elijah will be 4 in March. I just joined SparkPeople and am hoping to exercise more and eat healthier. I have a few coworkers participating as well, so I am hoping this helps to keep me motivated. I am 5 days in and have been doing good so far.

Phillipians 4:13: l can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.


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1/25/12 12:22 P

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Hi! My name is Sarah. I have 2 wonderful children. Logan turned 5 on Monday and Katherine is almost 2.5. Like so many of you, I have around 100lbs to lose. I have tried a lot of things and never seem to keep the motivation I start with. With my "baby" turning 5 and my 35th birthday around the corner, I have been trying to make a new start in this new year. Last week I saw a post on facebook that mentioned SparkPeople. I had seen the website mentioned a few times recently and it 'sparked' my interest. emoticon After fiddling around on the site I was hooked.

So here I am. I hope to get some pictures of the kiddies on here soon.

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1/25/12 9:07 A

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My name is Tiffany i have a 3, 4 and 10 month old. After my second child i tried to lose the weight but it just wouldn't come off so after my third well i just kind of gave up im looking to lose around 100 lbs all together but baby steps for me. Even though I'm a stay at home mom there just doesnt seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done.

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1/23/12 3:48 P

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hi i am also new to spark and i love it. i noticed a lot of similarities between us and our lives. i have about 100 pounds to lose myself i have a 7,6, and 2 year old. i have been fat my whole teen and up life. i have had some success with big losses in the past but i am fighting hard after my final child! i am motivated and would love to have a partner to check in with and stay motivated with. if you are interested let me know. I used to sit behind a desk all day for work but after my last child i decided i needed to be mom as my 6 yr old daughter has aspergers, and i am getting ready to have my 2 yr old tested in the coming weeks. so if you are interested i am interested let me know!

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1/23/12 1:47 P

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My name is Gina and I have four girls ages 5, 4, 2 and 3 months. I guess you could say I'm crazy! I gained 50 lbs with my first three pregnancies and swore I wouldn't gain that with #4. I was right, didn't gain 50 but gained 62 instead! I have just 25 more to go to get where I want to be. I was in the best shape after #3 and just hoping to get back there. I've on SP now for just a week and lost 3 lbs. My biggest problem is finding the time to work out since I do work full-time and after getting home and making dinner, doing baths and just getting the kids to bed doesn't leave me a whole lot of time to work out. I already get up at 5:30 am just to get the kids out the door to school/daycare (this includes help from my hubby!). He has been nice enough to give me 30-45 mins 3-4 days/week where I can work out at home and he manages the kids. I would like more time but I guess I just take what I can get.

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1/23/12 1:00 P

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My name is Bonnie and I have a very energy four year old name Tsaqueli. Tsaqueli name is cherokee which means cheryl after my mom. I want to lose the weight for I can keep up with her and her sister. But times its hard because of things i'm doing going to school and taking care of them so I don't have too much me time. So I need to work on that.

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1/22/12 9:10 P

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Need some feedback. I can't see a picture I loaded on my Sparkpage. Can anyone else see it. Please check my Sparkpage and give me feedback. If YOU can see it, it means I have to adjust something on my own computer. If that is the case I have to get someone to help me because I have no idea about that sort of stuff. Any suggestions??

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1/22/12 9:08 P

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Hi everyone. I am Karel, 50 years old, mother of Hannah who just turned 4. Yes, I was 46 when I had my first (and only) child. What a wonderful blessing and challenge at the same time. I desperately want to live long enough to teach her to be a good person. It has taken a while to get my life back after Hannah was born, but I am now ready to take on another challenge. Getting my health back, and shedding those KG that have been hanging around too long.

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1/22/12 1:25 P

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Hi! I am a mom to a soon to be 3 year old son and am looking to loose about 50 pounds before my birthday in September. I live in fear of not living long enough to see my son graduate high school since heart disease is in my immediate family. So I finally decided to take charge of my eating habits and try to stop anymore damage to my heart by being overweight and lazy.

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1/21/12 10:05 P

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Hi! My name is Heidi and I have 2.5 year old twin girls. I want to lose 53 pounds in the time that is right for me and my body. I don't want to lose so quickly that I gain it all back. I know that I will have to track calories for the rest of my life. I also know that in order for me not to binge I need to eat everything in moderation. I know this will make my initial weight loss slower, but I want it to be permanent.

I do 30 mins on the Gazelle in the morning while my girls are eating breakfast. Figuring out how to do more exercise and incorporate strength training into my day is my next goal.

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1/21/12 8:28 P

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Hi, my name is Emily and I am a married mom to a 2 year old boy and a 4 year old girl. My goal is to lose 50 lbs by mid September (my daughter's 5th birthday) I said enough was enough when looking at pictures from her birthday in September and his birthday in October and being so dissatisfied with how I looked... not to mention the lack of energy that I feel. emoticon I lost myself somehow and I would like to get myself back.

Em :)

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. -Audrey Hepburn


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1/20/12 6:59 P

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Hi - I'm Kim, I have a 5 year old son, Bobby who has more energy than I ever hope to have - but I do my best to keep up with him - and I know that will be easier when I am 25lbs lighter again.... And this time I WILL DO much better at keeping it off!


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1/20/12 4:26 P

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Hello.... My name is Sara. I am mother to Tristan... An adorable 2 year old. Yet my weight is getting in the way of me being the best mother I can be. I am almost a hundred pounds over weight... Your story inspired me.... Hopefully we can encourage each other.

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1/20/12 2:09 P

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Hi,everyone I am Janine I am a stay at home mom to a beautiful 2year old daughter,I also take care of in my home a 20 year old who is developmentally delayed and has schizophrenia,so my days are full.I am currently back on track emoticon to losing 40 lbs,I have inlisted the help of a great friend to be my personal trainer and motivator,so here we go!


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