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Me and my honey - June 28, 2008

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Me at my highest weight ever (including pregnancy) at my son's Air Force Basic Training Graduation - September 2, 2011

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While I would love to lose weight, I seriously need to concentrate on my health. As I've seen someone else say ... if I concentrate on my health the weight will surely follow.

Have recently learned I am either gluten-intolerant or have celiac's. This has helped tremendously with the weight seemingly to fall off. It's also drastically helping with my goal to be a raw vegan again :) It was easy back when I was just a Marine and mom. Now I've been through a divorce, full time school to earn my bachelor's, and now am a graduate student plus home school plus play taxi to everyone. While I love my life, it's full and I have to rediscover the ways I used fix meals and snacks ahead of time which make life waaaaaaaay easier!

Member Since: 12/29/2011

Fitness Minutes: 844

My Goals:
Goal 1: Be 177 by the time DD17 visits --- MET!!!

Goal 2: Be 175 by Valentine's Day --- MET!!! (& then some - 172.7!!!)

Goal 3: Be 174 by DS11's Name Day Feb 29 --- MET ahead of time ....

Goal 4: Be at 172.0 by DS11's Name Day Feb 29 --- MET ahead!!

Goal 5: Be at 171.5 by Mar 17, 2012 ~ St. Patrick's Day ~ MET ahead!!

Goal 6: Be at 169 by Apr 7, 2012 ~ DD8's 9th B'day ~ MET ahead!!

Goal 7: Be at 168 by April 21, 2012 ~ DD17's 18th B'day ~ MET!!!

Goal 8: Be at 167.1 by May 4, 2012 ~ DS23's 24th B'day ~

Goal 9: Be at 165.5 by May 27, 2012 ~ Memorial Day Wknd ~

Goal 10: Be at 163 by Jun 30, 2012 ~ My Birthday ~

Starting Weight: 180 lb
Current Weight: 167.9 lb
Goal Weight: ~ 120 lb

Starting Waist (belly button): 44.25 in
Current Waist (bb): 44 in
Goal Waist (bb): 38 in

Starting Waist (smallest): 37 in
Current Waist (smallest): 37

My Program:
My program is taking on a new face since I am on summer break! Once the pool opens in June, I'll be swimming a least 3x wk and walking with some friends 3x wk and strength training afterwards ... Through May I will walk 3x wk and SP strength training videos 5x wk ...

My diet:
I am concentrating on ...
~ Portion control
~ Tracking calories
~ Plant-based
~ Gluten-free
~ Drinking more water and herbal teas

Other ...
~ Trying to be consistent with bed time and wake time

Personal Information:
I ...

~ am Eastern Orthodox.

~ am a Marine.

~ have a son in the Air Force.

~ am hearing impaired.

~ have two children who are hearing impaired.

~ have a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice ... major in Forensic Science ... minor in Psychology.

~ am a graduate student - updating some old sciences and gaining some new ones

~ homeschool one of my children.

~ love herbs and use natural healing techniques and remedies before using conventional medicine.

Other Information:
Mom to 5, bonus mom to 3 ... they are ...
~ 23 yob
~ 20 yob
~ 19 yob
~ 18 yog
~ 16 yog
~ 13 yog
~ 11 yob
~ 9 yog

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    Happy Birthday. Have a wonderful day and the beginning of a super great year for you.
    3310 days ago
    Thank you for the sweet carnation! emoticon
    3448 days ago
    That's neat about the beanie. I don't have that issue in the house, but when I go outside, if my hands, my head and my feet are warm, the rest of me stays warm too.

    Hope you're able to find some resolution for the food intolerance issues your family has. I can't imagine how you're able to cook for everyone!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    3448 days ago
    emoticon for my pretty pink Valentine's carnation. emoticon emoticon
    3448 days ago
    Hi there!

    Saw your reply to woofgang about the celiac - have you been formally tested? I've often said that if being celiac were I crime that there is enough "circumstantial evidence" (even without gastro issues) to put me away for life - I have 1 son who is autistic, 1 who is speech delayed, a daughter who has attention deficit, I have Hashimoto's...the list goes on.

    I have no idea how I can get my doc to order a celiac test for me because I don't fit the "textbook" example. Any ideas?

    BTW - Is your "beanie" a cpap? If so, that's a cute name for it - I just call mine "sleeping buddy" - lol!
    3454 days ago
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