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I am a mother of 3 that is over wight with Diabetes and other health issues due to stress. I have 2 special needs children with forms of Autism: My oldest has Asperger's syndrom and my middle child has full blown Severe Autism, so my life is busy and I get pushed to the side so much. I have come to the reality that if my children need me that they need me healthy!!( not overweight, and tired w/o energy) I am also married to a husband w/ Apergers but did not discover this until our daughters were diagnosed with them to begin with. This means in so many ways I have 3 people in my family who reuire a lot out of me, so it was so easy to put me last. I can NO LONGER do this b/c my sugars are out of control due to stress and lack of excercise. I have high blood pressure too, again due to stress. I have to make time for me to stay alive for my loved ones. In the stress of life I have allowed myself to gain over 100 pounds since marriage and parenthood 12 years ago. I never thought I'd ever weigh over 200 lbs. It was NEVER going to be me and well it is now me. I would run to the fridge to get comfort or the cabinet to those fatty snacks. Now I am suffering bad health issues due to this. I need a program to help me get to my goals. I am hoping to make friends on this journey to get me there and encourage me often to keep it up. I can NOT do this ALONE!! If I could just get back to my happy H.S. graduation weight and feel good again.(which I will admit was not a skinny minnie but semi healthy and very energetic with a life full of joy) That is my story and I hope I can meet my goals and be healthy once again!:)

Member Since: 7/31/2012

My Goals:
Loose weight to be healthy again and be better for my family.

My Program:
I will be exercising every day now and eating on a meal plan and watching my food intake.(henceforth a meal plan).

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  • v BNL2078
    how are you? I was just stopping by to see how you were doing! I hope all is well and you are feeling great about yourself :)
    2895 days ago
  • v NIXY72
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    2896 days ago
  • v SLPORTER1978
    Welcome to Spark. This site has a great variety of articles and trackers to help with weight loss success. It also provides the much needed support system to help and encourage our success. You sound like a very busy mommy and it is hard to find the time to focus on yourself. Knowing that you need to be healthy in order to be around for your family is a first step! Best wishes for your success and if I can be of any help throughout your journey, please let me know. I look forward to seeing your success!!!!
    2905 days ago
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    Welcome to SparkPeople!! This is a wonderful site with so many resources like articles, trackers, and community SparkTeams to help give you support and keep you motivated. See how many SparkPoints you can get each day and this will help you find and use many of the tools of the site. Make sure you make a SparkPage as this is how you can have people post to you to help inspire you! Please remember this is a marathon, not a sprint. It is not a diet, but a lifestyle change. I am down 71 lbs with SparkPeople and I feel so much lighter and stronger and healthier every day! You can do it! Best of luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle!

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    2906 days ago
  • v BNL2078
    Wow you really do have alot going on in your life. But losing the weight to last longer in your familys life is a good reason to lose the weight. Im losing weightso i can have kids :) I also have worked with all sorts of special ed, am im working at grafton now which is a special ed home/school and going to college to become a spec ed teacher. I have tried to lose weight before and have succeed for a lil then stopped and regained but right now my mom is helping motivate me by going to gym with me and i am helping her and i also created a board in my room of a picture that I HATE of myself, my goals, why i wanna lose weight, and some inspirational quotes. I also write down all the food i eat as well as when i exercise and my weight and measurements. I am also following the weight watcher core plan which is really simple and you dont have to count points are really buy special foods. I also have noticed that hiding junk food in the house so it is not in my line of sight and all times helps alot :) I wish u lots of luck on this journey because I KNOW it is not easy and if you do need anything ou know where to find my page :)
    2906 days ago
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