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February 2012, 144 pounds.

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1 day after having Leah ( I went in weighing 195 and suffering from Hypertension) I was SO SO swollen!

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Right before I had Leah. That was A LOT of belly!! Aka = lots of skin to shrink back ( if it ever really does) ...

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I'm a 31 year old mom to a 5 year old, 3 year old and 6 month old. The third time around has been much harder with losing the weight. I lost about 20 pounds and got down to 160 and have been stuck ever since. Spark People is where is all started back in 2011 with my first baby and I am back to lose some weight and see my size b's again. Love - B

Member Since: 3/21/2011

My Goals:
June 2010: weight 145

2/23/11: weight 195
(going into labor)

3/21/11: weight 167

8/5/11 : weight 161

8/16/11: weight 159.5

9/27/11: weight 151

10/15/11: weight 149

11/25/11: weight 143.5

02/07/11: 144

145 by November 30, 2011 (my birthday!)

DONE! :) 11/25

NEXT GOAL SET ON 12/12/11:

Loose 10 pounds by April 1, 2012.

My Program:
How I lost the 50 pounds?
In 9 months I lost a little over 50 pounds. I had several medical issues at the beginning, so I didn't fully start my dieting and weight loss until the end of July. I had over 20 pounds to loose at that point.

What did I eat? I calculated my calories on SP. I still ate my Taco Bell on occasion and I didn't fully cut out any food in particular, I just made sure I made room for the special food I wanted to eat and stayed in my calorie range. I eat small lunches (salads, soups) and I always have either oatmeal or a yogurt for breakfast. Dinner is fair game, I just eat 1 portion ( and ONE only) and try to keep it as close to 500 and under in calories as possible.

I did cut out soda tremendously. Is it gone entirely? No. I have one every now and again, but my daily drink of choice is water or tea (water has been a struggle for me!).

Execise: I did not have a gym membership until just a few weeks ago, so all of that 50 was done with do

Personal Information:
I'm 26 and married to my wonderful husband, Adam. We have been together 9 years in April and married fo r4 in June. We have our first baby girl, Leah, who was born in February 2011. We also have 2 fur-babies, Faith and Jake. I work in Admissions for a University and my husband is an Army-Veteran going to school full time and working full time at a distribution center.

(We're busy!!)

Other Information:
I love to read
I love to blog
I love working in higher education.
I love my dogs.
I'm a old soul, for just 26.
I'm married to my bestfriend.
I love being a Mom.
I'm hard on myself.
I enjoy meeting new people.
I love singing.
I'm on praise and worship team at church.
I'm in a lifegroup, for the first time ever.
I love shopping.
I love decorating.
I love creative projects.
I was a dancer.
I graduated from UNT, go mean green.
I love kids and should probably be a teacher, that IS what I went to school for.
I love the cold weather, Texas? Yes, I need to move!
I'm really good at English, but Math, don't ask me!

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  • v JUDITH316
    Blessings on your weekend..Keep up the great work emoticon

    I Asked the Lord to Bless You

    I asked the Lord to bless you
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    So when the road you are traveling on
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    just remember I am here praying
    and God will do the rest.

    Author Unknown
    3367 days ago
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    Dropping by to say hi and wish you a blessed day and weekend. Hope you enjoy the poem. Blessings emoticon

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    3402 days ago
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    Dropping by to say hi, say thanks for your friendship, congrats on your weight loss, your latest profile picture says it all, you have done a superb jog..keep up the great work, you look great!

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    3418 days ago
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    Dropping by to say hi and to cheer you on, you are doing a great job! emoticon

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    I have strength for all things
    Through Christ who empowers me
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    © By M.S.Lowndes
    3429 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Hope your Christmas was blessed, I'm sure it was a real blessing, especially with having your little one to watch open gifts, looking forward to some photo's of your special day..

    Thank you for your valued friendship. I wish you God's Best for 2012...

    New Year’s Reflections

    Looking back on the months gone by,
    As a new year starts and an old one ends,
    We contemplate what brought us joy,
    And we think of our loved ones and our friends.

    Recalling all the happy times,
    Remembering how they enriched our lives,
    We reflect upon who really counts,
    As the fresh and bright new year arrives.

    And when I/we ponder those who do,
    I/we immediately think of you.

    Thanks for being one of the reasons I'll/We'll have a Happy New Year!

    By Joanna Fuchs
    3461 days ago
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