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Summer vacation 2009

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Summer sunset on Fine Lake.

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What I looked like on vacation in Feb. 2008 and the weight I'd like to get back to again.


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I'm 40 and a wife and stay-at-home mom of a young daughter. I've been struggling with my weight for nearly eight years. For many of those years, I tried to ignore my weight problem and wrote it off as pregnancy fat, but I was still holding onto some of that pregnancy weight when my daughter was a toddler. She's 8 now.

It's 19 days before my family's spring break cruise and my goal is still to make healthy living my lifestyle and not just a quick fix. I've come to terms w/ the fact that life has gotten in the way and I won't be able to lose 29 lbs by the time we go on the cruise. BUT I've lost 13 lbs so far and that's still an accomplishment to be proud of! I'm learning to like myself no matter what stage of this journey I'm at.

Recently fell off the wagon with both my eating and exercising and trying to get back on track now that school has started. I know I can do it because I lost 41 pounds about three years ago, mainly through starting and continuing a regular workout routine. But my big mistake is I didn't change my poor eating habits and I didn't stick to my regular workouts. So I regained weight within a year of taking it off. I've since regained about 30 lbs.

It also doesn't help that I take medications on a daily basis that have the side effect of weight gain. But I'm determined to get back into shape and to do it the right way this time. Trying to think positive and stay motivated. This Web site and the people on it are a great source of advice and inspiration.

Member Since: 9/22/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,457

My Goals:
1. To eat healthier.

2. To work out at least 3 times a week.

3. To drink 8 glasses of water per day.

4. To make these things habits and be the best me I can be.

5. To lose 29 lbs.

My Program:
1.Eating more fruit and vegetables.
2. Tracking my daily meals on nutrition tracker.
3. Working out as many times a week as I can.
4. Bringing a big bottle of water with me.
5. Using positive thinking.

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  • v no profile image KMKAMILLER
    congrads for loosing 10 lbs, And thanks for add me as a friend. Karen
    4104 days ago
    Thank you for the orchids and the kind thoughts--knowing that you and the DWD team are there for me has been a huge part of my healing. I am in a better place emotionally now, and I feel ready for spring now.

    How are YOU doing? How's your hip? Are you a swimmer at all? If you're careful, swimming can be a great way to exercise without putting stress on your hip--just be careful to take it easy with the kicking. Other water exercise classes are good, too. Be careful with the cardio machines--keep the resistance at an easy level, and don't push the inclines. . . I want you to be ready for getting out in the nice weather!

    Thanks for being such a great friend. emoticon
    4156 days ago
    Thanks for adding me as a friend; I never think to do that, and I'm behind in my emails. I've added you as well. It's about time, lol!
    4167 days ago
    How are you doing today?
    4170 days ago
    Good luck on those crutches. Feel better soon!
    4171 days ago
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