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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 the comments on my blog and the thoughts & prayers.

    These past two years have been chaotic & simply just crazy! I can't wait for things to settle down! I am thinking the honeymoon that my husband & I are going on to Vegas/Grand Canyon are JUST what my mind & body need. Same with my husband!

    I need to breathe!! There are days I feel so bogged down w/ health issues & work sucking that I forget to breathe and smile. I need to remember to breathe & smile more...
    3607 days ago
  • v HELLAS2
    I like your rewards list that is a great idea.

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    3632 days ago
  • v MANDORA3
    Things are going well here...I unfortunetly do not get on SPARK nearly enough.....I log my workouts through Beachbody...but I do come on here to check my friends out!!! :O)

    I am teaching TURBO KICK 3 times a week, finished my 2nd half thing are going great with my healthy lifestyle!!!

    How have you been?? How are those beautiful children???

    3647 days ago
  • v BEEBEA
    Lol, thanks. I'm working on improving my attitude, for sure. I'm worried that if I say I'll only be happy when I live in Texas and finally have kids but when I do it actually turns out I still have problems (what? impossible!), I'll be really depressed. So I'll try to be happy here and now. :)
    3647 days ago
  • v BEEBEA
    That's awesome that you have a great grocery store! You're lucky. :) And thanks, I love my $12 sandals from Forever 21 (so grown up and mature), haha. :)
    3652 days ago
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