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Hoping to "deflate" much more over the next year while keeping all of the healthy lifestyle changes.

I have been fat most of my life. I can remember as a child always having a hard time buying clothes--especially pants. My mother's favorite activity was to indulge us with candy, junk food, and eating out. She was very poor growing up and there were 6 children in her family, so treats were few and far between. To her food equaled love.

In high school I managed to starve myself down to about 125. Of course, this extremely unhealthy lifestyle was not sustainable and I gained all the weight back and then some in college. It did not help to have a college boyfriend who was also obese and who had plenty of money to eat out for every meal.

My weight was probably around 160 when I met my husband. He has always been super fit and knows how to eat healthy so being with him was a complete change for me. He ate 'weird' food like brown rice and lentils and vegetables. He wanted to do things like go to the beach and rollerblade. I started getting healthier, but had not dealt with any of my real food issues--the emotional ones.

I started to really pack on the pounds after the birth of my first child. My relationship with my husband soured and I was stressed out and depressed a lot of the time. The more weight I gained, the worse I felt, the more I ate. Comfort eating, stress eating, rewarding myself with food, all really bad habits.

A while ago my relationship with my husband completely turned around. It is hard to say exactly what happened. He gave a little, I gave a little, and we realized that we were still in love. We started spending intimate time together, going out just by ourselves and talking, dreaming. Then I got pregnant again--it was truly a blessing. I am so thankful that our relationship was strong when my baby was stillborn at term. I am not sure that I would have made it through without my husband.

I think it was this experience that has taught me how precious life is. I want to be healthy. It is not easy. It was easy to just eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. But I know that the effort to get fit and healthy will pay off. I am already feeling better.

***********Starting BMI 39.9***********

**********Current BMI 33.0***********

BP down to 108/68------5/11/09

Member Since: 9/10/2007

Fitness Minutes: 13,808

My Goals:
Ultimate goal is to be healthy and strong.

My Program:
Daily calorie goal 1570-1920.

Walk or bike 30 minutes per day 6 days per week. Burn at least 1800 calories/week .

Strength training-Core/Abs daily, upper and lower body on alternating days.

Personal Information:
I am a sahm of 5 (12, 10, 8, 2, and 8 weeks and ^1 baby^ in heaven (she would be 4 ). I have been married for 13 years.

Other Information:
237--9/20/10--starting weight
227--10/25/10--**Non Food Reward**

217--11/29/10--**Non Food Reward**

209--12/27/10--**Non Food Reward**

201--01/24/11--**Non Food Reward**

191--02/28/11--**Non Food Reward**

183--03/28/11--**Non Food Reward**

175--04/25/11--**Non Food Reward**

165--05/30/11--**Non Food Reward**

157--06/27/11--**Non Food Reward**

149--07/25/11--**Non Food Reward**


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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2012!!!
    Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!

    All the very best,
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    Happy Birthday to You!!

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    In Libra the Sun is tolerant, affectionate, and well balanced. You are a courteous and agreeable person who is considerate of other people's feelings. You have a personal charisma attracting friends. Functioning well when working in harmony with other people, you are an excellent team player. You like being on the winning team.
    You prefer working in a pleasant and very orderly atmosphere, with people who don't put undue pressure on you. You like to see your role as that of peacemaker. Peace and tranquility are so important. The least sign of hostility or discord is very upsetting to you. You refrain from speaking your mind if you fear your thoughts would alienate or start an argument. Always ready to compromise or mediate, you need to be careful not to appear wishy-washy or less than reliable.
    In many ways, you are dependent upon the approval of others. Libra is the sign of relationships. You think of yourself as half a partnership rather than an individual. Because of this feeling of dependence, you put your mate's needs and desires ahead of your own. You may become confused as to what you want at any particular time, versus what your partner wants. Your partner's goals and ambitions become your goals and ambitions. You are the true helpmate. Because of this attitude, Libra is very stable and dependent in a relationship, even a bad one.

    As attached as you are to your partner, you may not really show it much. In your quest for balance and harmony, you rarely have or express strong emotions of any kind. Yours is a very dispassionate demeanor that is detached. You don't invest much passion or feeling in your relationships, loving with your head instead of your heart.
    When cast in a supervisory role you may have some difficulties. This is because you weigh each decision before choosing your direction. You can experience problems if you are called on to make frequent snap decisions for the group. You are an excellent go-between, and not as good at being the leader or boss. Unfortunately, such a balanced view of situations sometimes makes decisive action more difficult. You have a hard time making everyday decisions of little or no consequence. On the big issues, you may vacillate indefinitely.
    One of your main personality traits is a love of justice. You are insistent on fair play. In this too, you have a very balanced and unbiased way of looking at everything in your world. Accordingly, you are often called on to be mediator in family disputes or in disagreements at work. Your impartial judgment can always see both sides of a matter. You can be very cool and detached, keeping your feelings well under control in pursuit of fairness.
    Your love of balance and harmony allows you to appreciate music and the arts. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet closely associated with artistic endeavors. If you don't have talent yourself, you probably to do have an interest and excellent taste in these matters.
    Courteous and refined, good manners are important to you. You exhibit them and you expect them. You are especially repelled by vulgarity and coarseness. Tactful, diplomatic, refined and socially successful, you strive to say and do the right thing. It is always so important for you to make the right impression. emoticon
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    Belated Happy Birthday to you. Hope the celebration was DONE just right!!

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