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I figured it was time to update my profile! I have been on Sparkpeople for 3 years, and I LOVE it.
A little about me... I love to cook a good meal. I have become a pretty decent cook over the years. :) I really enjoy running. I feel the best thing to be is kind. I try to always be kind. I am a domestic goddess AKA Homemaker. I like domestic goddess better. I am happily married (14 years) and have 4 kids. I love being able to stay home with my kids, and take care of my family, I know it is a blessing that not everyone gets to have.
I have struggled with being slightly overweight since about a year after I had my first child. I took birthcontrol pills, and put on 30 pounds in 9 months, while on the poison pills. The pills also destroyed my menstrual cycle, and led to me developing a condition called PCOS. Besides having fertility issues, the PCOS also causes weight gain.
My youngest kiddo is one, so I think it is time for me to shed the weight I put on during my pregnancy with him. I know what works. It takes discipline to count calories, and exercise, but it works. I have found that setting short term goals is best for me, because I don't lose focus. With long term weight loss goals, it is to easy to procrastinate.
I am working hard to meet my weight loss goals. I am learning so much from sparkpeople, and I know that I will lose the weight that I want to. I have 3 children, and have gradually put on weight. I used to weigh 115, and I am now 165. I have an ovary condition called PCOS, which is a metabolic condition. I basically have too much insulin coursing through my veins. I have learned that this condition can be controlled with diet, and medication. I have chosen to try diet for a while to see if that will work. Amazingly, if I were to lose this weight, I could be cured of this condition. However, it is EXTREMELY difficult to lose weight with this condition.
I enjoy exercising, so that part is easy for me. I have a hard time controlling my portions, and this web site has been very helpful with that. I CAN. That is the attitude I am adopting.
Update! I am pregnant! Eating healthy works, and so does dropping some weight. I got down to 153, and I think that did the trick. Here comes baby number 4! WOOHOO!

Pregnancy start weight = 153 lbs.
18 weeks weight= 165 lbs.
25 weeks weight= 175 lbs.
29 weeks weight= 180.5 lbs.
32 weeks weight= 182 lbs.
37 weeks weight= 188 lbs. BIG MOMMA! Holy smokes!
40 weeks weight=194 lbs.
6 weeks after birth= 172.5 lbs.
Measurements 6 weeks after birth of my son.
Neck= 13 3/8"
right arm= 14"
upper chest= 38"
bust= 42"
waist= 40 7/8"
hips= 45 1/4"
right thigh= 24"
right calf= 15 1/4"
right ankle= 8 7/8"
weight= 172.5 lbs.

Member Since: 7/5/2007

Fitness Minutes: 25,809

My Goals:
I want to get down to 145 pounds. Here is a list of rewards for reaching mini weight goals.
170- new shirt
168- bubble bath
166- facial kit
164- Hair cut
162- pedicure
160- new jeans
158- date to movies
156- foot massage
154- new heals
152- New dress
150- new jeans
148- nice dinner out
145- family pictures

My Program:
running- 20 to 45 min T-TH-Sat

upper body and lower body alternating M-W-F

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Other Information:
I use a calorie deficit calculation to help me lose weight.

BMR calc is

655 + (4.3 x weigh in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age).

to figure your calorie deficit for the day:

(BMR x 1.1 for sedentary during day, 1.2 active half of the day, or 1.3 for on your feet all day.) + calories burned - calories eaten. This has been helpful for me.

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    Thank you for your comment! We used Clomid, but I'm sure the weight loss helped it to work. :-) We are so excited about this baby and can't wait to welcome him in 11 more weeks! Thanks!!!
    3281 days ago
  • v CANNIE50
    Good for you for abstaining from such a warm, simple, sweet pleasure for awhile. So, just something to keep in mind - chocolate milk is an ideal post-run, post-workout refuel because it contains protein, fat, and carbs. Perhaps, after Lent, you can work a chocolately drink back into your life that way - just a thought......We are on Day 10 of our 40 days so we are finishing up the first quarter! Okay, probably not the most reverent way to think of the Lenten season emoticon Take care!
    3399 days ago
  • v BEEBEA
    I am trying to get back on track! Of course, in retrospect it would have been easier to never get off track, but oh well. :) And moving back has been everything I dreamed of! I am so grateful for that.
    3554 days ago
  • v BRUIN2
    Hooray!!! Another streaker. hehe.

    We went to a hockey game the other night (pre-season NHL - got to sit in a luxury was amazing!!) - they brought around (free) chocolate ice cream bars. I did not feel guilty for indulging...because for the first time in a long time it was truly a treat rather than just a part of my day. HA. I decided that if I start replacing daily chocolate bars with a different daily vice that I will cut that out too, but for now it's ok to have a treat!

    P is 17 months, and does not rest. I can't get him to play by himself for long - so that is exhausting. My hubs seems to think another baby is a good idea so P has a playmate....right.... haha.

    Have a great day!!!
    3554 days ago
    Thank you so much for your comment and suggestions on my blog. I will look into the book and definitely keep track of the basal body temperature and cervical fluid. Hopefully I'll be able to get this under control like you did. Thanks again!!! I appreciate it!

    3582 days ago
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