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Hiked Iron Mountain with the Family -- 3 miles up, then back again

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1996. I weighed all of 100#....I was also 19.

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I want to rock the bikini and shorts like Halle Berry

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When I graduated highschool I weighed all of 98lbs --- I had never struggled with my weight. I was raised with fairly healthy eating habits, but few exercise habits. Still, I was an active teenager and never had to worry about weight. In the 10 years following graduation, I packed on 50 pounds!! I had 2 kids and a career that involved sitting at a desk all day long.

Thanksgiving 2005, I saw a very unflattering picture of myself and decided it was time to do something ---- I was 8s and 10s, which only looks big on a 5' frame ---- anyone else would look great in those sizes.

With the help of friends at SP, I lost 15lbs between Jan and April 2006 and was in a size 6.. Then hubby and I decided we wanted to conceive again. I quit exercising regularly, but I had formed healthy habits and kept the weight off without any effort.

While pregnant with son #3, I actually lost weight in all the right places (face, arms, legs). I gained 23 - just enough to keep the Dr happy. I nursed Coby for a full year and more weight continued to fall off ----- nursing consumes 500 calories a day. :)

I now find myself hovering around 130 - plus or minus a couple on any given day. When I go through confident spells, I leave SP for a while, abandoning all tracking. Then, when I start a new routine (as I do often), I come back here so I can track everything again and monitor progress.

I would love to get down to 115-120 but I haven't yet found a discipline I can follow long term. P90X seems like it may be the ticket but it's just so time consuming. I enjoy it, but I work full time and go to school part time and have 3 kids and a hubby and friends who all want attention, too. Sometimes, I just wanna SLEEP! :)

Member Since: 2/13/2006

Fitness Minutes: 63,942

My Goals:
A fitter me. A flatter belly, toned arms, more stamina during aerobic activities (ie: games with the kids).

My Program:
This is a constantly evolving thing. I need lots of change or I get bored.

This means changing up food AND exercise.

Personal Information:
Live in San Diego area.

Married Nov 1995
Brandon born Dec 1998
Tyler born Aug 2003
Coby born Dec 2007

Attending college - currently considering Nursing

Other Information:
I love scrapbooking, making jewelry, and quilting. I start my Christmas shopping (and craft making) no later than September of each year so everything is paid for by Christmas day....then I can REALLY enjoy it because IT'S ALL PAID FOR! :) I just have to keep a list of everything I bought and who I bought it for so I don't go too overboard for any one person. LOL

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    thankd for the comments on the pics. it was grand. All that hard work paid off and I married the most wonderfull man
    2695 days ago
    thanks for the tip. I actually went to bed early last night and got 7h59 of sleep and I feel better. I'll try to keep that up. Sleep IS really important
    2695 days ago
    Thank You for your comment on my blog yesterday.
    2712 days ago
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    Thank you for your very empathetic comments on my "cry" blog. It helped to write about everything, and it really helped to get so much lovely support, like yours. I am a work in progress in the area of over-booking & over-committing. Hearing so much sad news while I was scheduled up to my eyeballs really drove home the point to leave space in every day, for the unexpected, and just to catch my breath. Let's both make a point of not giving away too much time and energy and save some just for us, because we deserve the same wonderful care we give others.
    2714 days ago
    just dropping by to thank you for all your support on my friend feed.i never seem to get round to look at my friend feed lol.hope all is going well your end?take care and keep smiling
    2767 days ago
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