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Me at 216 post baby :( After all that hard work!

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Still fab at 212! Post baby weight!

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My daughter is now 18 months and I am finally feeling like the rat race is slowing down. I am a single parent and I have focused so much on the financial well-being of my daughter, that I have lost focus on my goals. I have been exhausted and depressed and I know it is because my energy level is poor from horrible eating habits. I have recently decided that I worked too hard to give up now. Before I had my daughter I successfully lost weight on Weight Watchers and I am now exactly where I started at 216 lbs. I feel encouraged today and I would like to start over. I know I can do it, I have done it before! All I needed to find is the motivation, my daughter is that motivation. I want to live for her. My mother died from heart faliure at the age of 41 and now I am following in her footsteps by living a very unhealthy lifestyle. Well, that is all over now! I am back and I am going to stay healthy forever!

Hello Everyone,
I have been out of the loop for a while. I have recently embarked on the journey of motherhood. I had my little one on March 29, 2010. I got pregnant right after I lost weight on WW...go figure! I am now back on the journey. Luckily my pre-pregnancy weight returned after the baby and I am slowly creeping back up so it is time to find that old motivation. I am back on Spark People to see if I can gain that confidence I once had about loosing weight. I will keep you all posted and I plan on joining WW next month but until then I will start back doing my walking DVD's and attempting to eat healthy. Wish me Luck and keep in touch!

Well My daughter is 1 now and guess who is still fat? Me :( I can not say its because I have been trying, because I have not. I can not find the motivation to loose weight again...All I can think of is the energy, time, money, and effort it took to loose weight last time. I work full-time, full-time parent, part-time student...and I can barely get a nap. I have began emotional eating again and it is showing. I am now bigger than I have ever been now at 217.8. I started Zumba and got a gym membership a month ago and I have only been 3 times....where is my motivation? My motivation should be staying healthy and living for my child...but as a single parent, I am simply exhausted by the thought of attempting to loose weight again! So here I am ...back to my old buddy Spark for a final relay for life!!!! Help me Spark friends....Please!!!!!

Old Intro (Before the Baby)

So, I am here...I have recently lost 21 lbs through Weight Watchers and I am very proud of that! Although, I have a long way to go, I have learned to cherish the small accomplishments of weight loss. Recently I have decided to cancel my WW membership due to financial stressors and I plan to stay OP until I can re-join. I must admit, my morale has gone down since I had to make my cancelation call to WW and I have begun to overeat. I heard about this site and said, "What the heck...it wont hurt," so here I am! I have found out that all I need is support to maintain a healthy weight..I hope I can find it here.

The Chubby Girl
I have always been the "chubby" friend, daughter, and girlfriend. My Best friend would say things like..."Everyone asks me why I have bigger* friends..I just tell them It doesnt matter to me." She actually tried to make me feel better...can you believ that? Wow!!! I wouldn't say anything, I would just laugh it off and play my role as the "chubby" friend. When I was young my nickname was "thick" so naturally I thought it was ok to be a little husky. I was told that I had to eat all of my food on my plate, and can you believe I still have problems with eating every drop on my plate? I would go to the club and guys would say to my "skinny" friend, you are cute and your friend has a cute face..as you could imagine I developed a very distorted self image after years of never being hit on in undergrad. Later after saying " I will never be 200 lbs," I hit 212 lbs and was placed on meds for pre-hypertension, I was devistated! Since my mom died only 9 years ago from heart disease, this was a direct blow to my denial.

On March 2009, I decided that I would not be the chubby friend, girlfriend, or daughter. I have made a great effort to becoming fit. I have lost 21 lbs and I have added in an exercise plan that consists of cardio 3x a week. I am starting on my journey to a new healthier and fit me!!!

Lets Do it Together!!!

Member Since: 7/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,838

My Goals:
To loose 50 lbs before My 28th Birthday 4/13/2012
Start weight: 217 (4/14/11)

My Program:
I am counting calories and adding in 8 glasses of water a day. I am also adding a well-balanced diet to my nutrition plan. Fruits and Veggies every day!!! Weight Watchers!

Personal Information:
My daughter is now almost 2 years old and I am currently working on my Eds in Community Agency Counseling. My daughter is reaching her terrible 2's so she keeps me busy but I love every moment!

Other Information:
I enjoy listening to jazz, blogging, and now tracking my weight loss!!!!

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    You know I am here. Just let me know what you need me to do. I still have weight to lose too so I am still fighting too. For real let me know. I can even text you if you like just message me your number. WE can do this!
    3422 days ago
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    Just stoppin by to commend you on your weight loss thus far and to tell you to keep at it with WW! I believe that you can take the rest of that baby weight off with hard work, commitment, and dedication! emoticon
    3450 days ago
    You can get all the motivation you need right here. LOL
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    I love WW it works. But you can do the same things here on spark and it is FREE! But if it works for you then keep it up. Don't let that job stress you out too much. Make sure you are drinking your water and lay of the salt for that water weight gain.
    3544 days ago
    Good! I am glad you are back and ready to go. I am trying to get my mojo moving again so I am glad to see all my old girl friends are with me!! Let's get it in sis!

    How was your weekend? Mine was good. Didn't do much but i got my hair braided Saturday and that took all day. But now I am ready to work it out and not have to worry about my hair.
    3586 days ago
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    “Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn’t fall there.” ~Unknown
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    Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. ~Pamela Vaull Starr
    3609 days ago
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