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Hi my name is Tressa and I need to lose 100 pounds. I just had my second baby and because I am an older mother I need to get healthy so I can be around for my kids while they grow up.
I am starting over again after losing weight with SparkPeople last year (and I was very successful with it!) - But in the middle of my weight loss with Spark I found out that I was pregnant again! So I put my weight loss on hold. This pregnancy did it to me like the last time... I gained weight...but only 15 pounds instead of 60... so that is good! (But the 15 pounds makes my ticker look sad. ).. Even so I did not gain all of my old weight back so ... Yay!...

I would like remind the old pals who I am and introduce myself to the new ones so here goes :

I am a 38 year old stay at home mom... And this is my plan: This time I am going to lose all the weight... but not only that - I am going to keep it off once I get there.
* When I get to my goal weight I am going to spend a week on the beach somewhere... and I am going to wear nothing but a bathing suit for the whole week.
* I would like to have enough energy to keep up with my son and daughter... Collin (just turned 3) and Caelidh (newborn)...
* I would also like to be able to cross my legs like a lady and not like a man. (I accomplished that right before I got preg... but back to man crossing again)
* I want to get rid of my giant stomach and be able to work out without having to modify the exercises because my stomach is in the way.
* I can't wait until I have a picture of myself with only one chin.
* I would also like to be able to get health insurance - (I have been turned down because of my weight)

My top 10 reasons to lose weight:

1) to be able to do fun things with my children without getting winded
2) To have perfect health
3) I want to tell my body to do anything (like a hand stand) and then be able to do it.
4) I want to feel energized
5) so I can get a job without getting "the look" maybe as a wellness coach
6) so I will look good in a bathing suit
7) I want to shop in a regular sized store.
8) no physical restrictions
9) I would like to feel sexy again.
10) so I can dance all night long. I'll do it too!

Member Since: 1/16/2007

Fitness Minutes: 0

My Goals:
I want to lose weight and help others with their weight loss goals along the way.

My Program:
The four golden rules:

1. When I am hungry I will eat

2. I will eat what I want not what I think I should

3. I will eat consiously and enjoy every mouthful (putting down my fork between each bite and chewing 20 times)

4. When I am full I will stop eating.

right now I am eating:
2 servings veg
2 servings fruit
3 protiens
2 whole grains
(1 serving =1cup or 8 oz) itreally is a lot of food but it fits in my calorie range... it is working so far so I will probably stick with it. It's a pretty easy diet to do away from home also.
Drink 8oz. water a day
30 cardio3Xweek
30 strength 3X week

Personal Information:
I am Tressa from Ashland MO and I am 38 years old, wife of Pablo and mother of Collin and Caelidh. I like to travel and go camping... I want to look good in a swimsuit because that is somthing I really miss... when I get to my goal weight I am going to have a vacation on a beach somewhere. Hopefully Mexico.

Other Information:
gonna lose weight and gain happiness

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  • v POLY-E
    Thank you so much for the nice somment on my blog!

    4741 days ago
  • v POLY-E
    Welcome to the T-Tapp team!

    We're looking forward to chat with you and get to know you!

    Take care!
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    4749 days ago
  • v no profile image CECEWRITER
    Bwawk, cluckcluckcluckcluck-I am chicken-Girl! Ha ha. It has been my experience to rush out and try on a pair of jeans and only get 'em thigh high-and then I start to slip...that is why I said I would wait...although Old Navy had some great dark wash denim for $10 on clearance-flared leg, too. Can you believe that?

    How you be?
    4749 days ago
    Hey Tressa, thanks for posting the Renee Stephens link. I hope I didn't come off as negative or as a road block in our discussion. I really appreciate the information you find and share, thanks so much
    4774 days ago
  • v PAMBI1
    Welcome to We love NIA! Isn't it the coolest thing???
    4776 days ago
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