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My boys, Halloween 2011. We had a scarecrow & lion. All we were missing was Dorothy and the tinman.


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Hi! I'm a 38-year old wife and mother of two adorable boys and beautiful baby girl. For me growing up, weight was never a concern. Well, too much weight wasn't. I was actually one of those 'too skinny' teenagers. While the overweight girl in my class was being made fun of for being heavy, I was being made fun of for being too skinny. I had knobby knees and elbows and you could count my ribs. I hated being so thin (how many wish they had that problem). I used to eat and eat and eat to try and gain weight. Instead of gaining, I just grew taller. I went from being 5 feet to 5 foot 8.5 inches in just a couple years. All that changed there is that I no longer got teased for being so short and skinny, now it was being so tall and skinny. The only thing I liked about being so thin is that I could eat as much as I wanted of whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. Sounds wonderful, doesn't it? Well, my metabolism finally caught up to me. Around my mid-20s, I went from about 100 pounds to my highest of 186 in about 6 years! That's a lot of weight, I had almost doubled in size. While I have never thought of myself as fat, which I don't think I ever was, I do want to get myself back to a much healthier size. I've always considered myself a fairly healthy, although not perfect, eater. I've never been a big fan of sweets. I can eat just a couple bites of chocolate or ice cream and be satisfied. But, I do know the 3 things that have caused me to gain weight, lack of exercise, portion size, and I eat out way more than I used to. So, I'm here because I hope to learn to live a better lifestyle, something I could pass on to my kids. I want to get down to a healthier weight (not too thin like high school) and be active. It's a slow process, but I find when I put everything into it, I can get there.

Member Since: 7/2/2008

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My current goal is to be down to 130-135 by the end of the year. I started at 166.5 the beginning of June. I had a baby Nov. 2014 so I hope to be below my pre-pregnancy weight (155) by my daughter's first birthday. As of the beginning of August, I am 10 pounds away, so if I continue down my healthy eating path, I should easily get there before that date.

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My all-time favorite series of books is the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

My fave movie(s) are Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea. Definitely not a top seller, but I love the main character and the story,.

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    Hi Dragonfly02!
    A fellow Fit for Christ member and only a month older than you in Sparkpeople land. You are ahead of the game in losing weight so soon after the darling little one's arrival. What a little blessing!
    You'll do great! Just find your own path in doing it by asking God what will work for you. Sometimes it's surprising what does!
    Blessings on you and your little family.
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    4733 days ago
    Hi and welcome to the Prayer Requests, Motivations, and Encouragement team :) it's great to have you with us.

    4734 days ago
    Hi and welcome to Fit for Christ. Looking forward to getting to know you through your posts on the team. Check out the different threads/challenges and team goals. Would love to have you join us on them. See you on the threads!
    4735 days ago
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    Welcome to SP teams--you are on several of the same as I am. This is a very good site to learn all kinds of stuff we need to help us get to our weight goals. I like the support and encouragement from all the members the best. Login often and let us know how you are doing.

    Blessings to you this 4th of July weekend.
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    4735 days ago

    Hi - Welcome to the Shutterbugs team and to Spark ! I hope our team can provide support and inspiration in both your health goals and photography, while having lots of fun at the same time! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. What a beautiful little boy!


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