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Stay-at-home mamma to four littles, ages 5 and under, living in the south of France, practical and honest...not much for discipline or hard work, or taboos. I do however like challenges and contemplation...i always wish i were more "fun"...and admire people who are. :)
... this step towards skinny is one part of venturing to know myself more...and working to reclaim my life for me!

Member Since: 1/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 690

My Goals:
Too weigh 129 lbs.
That means starting, as of November 2010, to work off 58 lbs over the next six months... or however long it takes!
(for the record the least i have ever weighed is 138lbs for 5'5")

I would like to get to the point (emotionally) that i could eat "whatever" (like all the skinny people i know do) and not "overdo" or have to track calories.
For now, i am learning to accept that part of "who i am" (i.e. NOT the girl who can eat whatever she wants and be skinny)

My Program:
+I'm tracking calories to stay under 1500/day

+I'm exercising 2x/week in a step aerobics class (150min total)

+gaining consciousness on emotional eating issues

Personal Information:
I come from Ohio. I've been in France for a total of 8 years now. I live far away from pretty much everyone i love.

My kids drive me crazy and keep me sane all at the same time. I love the fact that I have 2 boys and 2 girls, it feels so *perfect* :)

I tend to "extremes" and so, am always working on finding my "ballance". Especially true for diet. Applies eaqually to every other domain of life.

I'm dabbling in Homeschooling for preschool this year...not sure if i'll continue.

My big question right now is: What do I like to do??? I really don't know the answer to this question.

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  • v SARAB1989
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    emoticon to SparkPeople! This website and its members and staff are truly emoticon ! I hope you use the site to help you reach all your goals! Please feel free to contact me if you ever need any help or support. I believe in you!


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    Hope you have a great November and fun, happy, healthy holidays!

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    3639 days ago
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!


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    3639 days ago
  • v TAZANGEL36
    WOW, it's been forever since I've been on here! How are you doing? When are you due? I'm due Jan 22nd with a little girl! We are so excited! How are you feeling, how's the weight gain, etc? Keep in touch!

    4731 days ago
    hey sister! I'm SOOOOOOOO excited to see you at about this time next week!!! love you miss you! give the babies kisses for me!
    4853 days ago
  • v NICOLE8672
    I saw that you were expecting on Emily's website.
    When are you due?
    Exciting times!
    4897 days ago
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