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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 no profile image LADYFLANNEL
    I too did a homebirth with child #3. It was AMAZING!! #4 was a planned homebirth but instead we had to have an emergency C-section. His head was turned funny on my pelvic bone and he was too big to move around :(. I've also done the tandem nursing. I do think that is weight related because the weight fell off!!
    4900 days ago
  • v no profile image LADYFLANNEL
    Weclome to Slowcooking for Fast Lives..

    Your picture makes me miss my sling babies (sniff, sniff). That was always their favorite place to be and my favorite place to put them.
    4900 days ago
    Hello! Just wanted to say welcome to the Christlike SAHMoms team!! It's a great group of ladies and has been very encouraging and helpful for me. I enjoyed reading your page and seeing the adorable pics of you and your family. I look forward to getting to know you better; try to post whenever you can!

    4901 days ago
    also, Brandan isn't tall! He's about 5'9/170 but all that farming has made him strong :) and NO he doesnt look like Jimmy at all! (at least I dont think) Anyways, I thought that was funny.
    4902 days ago
    hey! question, when you come in July, when will you come. Brandan and I are thinking about maybe getting married then, but also we want to know what is the possibility of you making it in Nov.? Call me tomorrow maybe like around 8 or 9am my time (2-3pm in yours). Love you!
    4902 days ago
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