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"You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance." (Lee Iacocca)

"Life is managed; it is not cured." Learn to take charge of your life and hold on. This is a long ride, and you are the driver every single day. " (Dr. Phil McGraw)

"Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not. " (Dr. George Sheehan)

"It's not who we are that holds us back, it's who we think we're not." (Michael Nolan)


Hi Everyone! My name is Kathie and I'm about to embark on the road to MILF status! =) I recently gave birth (by c-section after 26 hours of labor) to a beautiful, bouncing, baby girl in December of 2007. Because I had a high risk pregnancy, I was not able to do the fitness things I wanted to do during my pregnancy. On top of that, my morning sickness (more like All Day Sickness) was out of control only allowing me to eat carbs. Between the no exercise and the carb eating, I went from 120 to 201! I'm now at a whopping 164 and looking the worst I ever have. I've never gained this much. (My max was at 153 three years ago. I lost all the weight and hit goal just two weeks before I found out we were expecting!) My clothes dont fit. I dont feel attractive and I feel unhealthy. This is not how I want to live or the example I want to set for my daughter. It's time to take charge and get off the couch and get onto that treadmill. It's time to hit the weights and not the remote control. LOL!!!!

I enlisted Spark People back in January of 2007 but went a stray when I took on the Nutrisystem plan. I didnt realize at the time all the wonderful resources and tools Spark People had to offer. I am now back and my official re-entry into SparkPeople is April 2, 2008. ;0)

I am, by no means, new to fitness and nutrition. As a child, I was always fit and into the whole healthy lifestyle. While my family ate unhealthy, I ate healthy. Talk about feeling 'out of place. ' LOL!! In high school, I was training to be a body builder but never really competed. I was always into eatting right and working out (cardio classes and lifting weights were always my favorites). I was never a runner, mainly due to asthma, until about a year ago - just before I had DD. Thanks to the Cardio Coach mp3's (, they turned me into a runner! I LOVED running! It made me feel great and according to my asthma doctor I had "never sounded so good." I am hoping to regain my stamina and eventually run a 5K and maybe even a 10K.

Forward by Oprah to the Best Life, by Bob Greene (LOVE THIS BOOK!)

Another thing I know for sure now is that you’ve got to ask yourself, What kind of life do you want and how close are you to living it? You cannot ever live the life of your dreams without coming face to face with the truth. Every unwanted pound creates another layer of lies. It’s only when you peel back those layers that you will be set free: Free to work out, free to eat responsibly, free to live the life you want and deserve to live. Tell the truth and you’ll learn to eat to satisfy your physical hunger and stop burying your hopes and dreams beneath layers of fat.

Member Since: 1/27/2006

Fitness Minutes: 1,072

My Goals:
*BF% 16-20
*Size 5/6

Starting Stats:
April 1, 2008
Wt: 164
Ht: 5' 1/4"
BF: 26.35%
waist: 30 inches
thigh: 26 inches
hips: 43 inches
bust: 37 inches
We have A LOT of work to do!

My Program:
1200-1500 calories
Cut out processed foods.

Cardio & Strength:

Personal Information:
I am 30. Hubby and I will be celebrating our third wedding anniversary this September. We have a beautiful baby girl who was born in December of 2007. I am a full-time work-from-home Mom living in Southern New Jersey.

I can also be reached on my Myspace page.

Other Information:
My favorite workout things:

1. Nike Imara Heart Rate Monitor

2. Sansa MP3 player

3. Cardio Coach mp3's

4. Yoga class!!!!!!!!! It keeps me connected with my mind, body and spirit!

5. My supportive friends and family. I couldnt do it without them. =0)

6. Weight Lifting Gloves

7. Workout Journal

8. Cute, Colorful Workout clothes

9. SIGG Water Bottle

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