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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 LOVE2LIVE!
    I just wanted to say I love your wrap and your family is beautiful! We have similar parenting styles. :) I too have a skinny sister as well, and I think that it's nice you put her pic up on your page....Good Luck reaching your goals! :)
    4789 days ago
    How did you end up marrying someone from France?! Sounds intriguing :0) I've been married for almost 9 years and I have 3 under the age of 5. I'm pretty busy, but I wasn't busy enough to lose the weight I wanted to lose....I'm so glad I found this site. It's been my weight-loss-saving-grace! I live in Hutchinson, a full-time stay-at-home mommy and a pastor's wife. Don't be discouraged! I'll be praying for you!
    4863 days ago
    hi ~ i saw your post at Christlike sahm group ~ you have a beautiful family and you are making great progress with you weightloss! keep up the good work!
    God bless!
    4896 days ago
    Love the pic of you wearing your baby... I have a similar rebozo, but in blue and green and that was my favorite carry!

    I am also a homebirthin', breastfeedin' mama. But I don't live anywhere as cool as the south of France!

    Good luck with your goals.
    4899 days ago
    Thank you for your comments... and thanks for adding me as a friend. It is refreshing to meet women online with similar birthing and parenting styles, there are very few women I have met in RL that understand what we are doing as a family. I love your wrap photo and miss having Joseph snuggled in mine.
    4899 days ago
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