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I'm a happily married mom of 4. I love my life - my family, my friends, my job - but I wish we made better food choices. My weight has continued to go up as I have gotten older, and I cannot find any exercise that I can stick to, let alone enjoy.

Member Since: 2/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,606

My Goals:
Well, until recently, my goels were to eat better, exercise more, and set a good, healthy example for my kids. Right now, I just want to make it through this pregnancy without gaining more than 15 lbs (the amount recommended by based on my current weight.)

My Program:
Even pregnant, I will be exercising 6 days a week for 15-20 minutes, usually on my elliptical, but also long dog walks once the weather stays warm.

I want to eat healthier foods, less junk, better calories. While losing weight in the end would be wonderful, my main goal is just to be healthier and show my kids a good example.

Personal Information:
My name is Helena. I live outside of Chicago in a suburb that hardly anyone local has even heard of. I have 2 great kids from my first marriage. I finally got it right on my second try - I'm married to the perfect man, and we will be adding a member to our family in December 2008.

Other Information:
I love to read. I watch any crime show on TV. I have too many pets, and would still take in more, to my poor husband's dismay. I collect candles. I probably have more candles than the Vatican. My favorite color is red. I laugh a LOT. I could use a nap right now.

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  • v JACKIE27141
    I hope you don't mind, but I added you as a friend...I would love to keep in touch and have support from someone who is going through the same journey as me :)

    4417 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/11/2009 8:13:46 PM
    "Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!"
    St. Patrick's Day blessing upon you!

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    Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Answer: **5**
    Why? Because there's a difference between deciding & doing.

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    Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter
    Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.
    Poems and songs with pipes and drums
    A thousand welcomes when anyone comes.
    That's the Irish for you!

    Hope you have a wonderful day, SparkiFriend!
    4472 days ago
    Good going...under 200!!!! emoticon
    4784 days ago
    Thanks for the smiley goodie!
    4807 days ago

    There's a team called Victoria’s Secret Angels and a new team called SP Hotties. Thought you would be interested in joining. The purpose of the VS team is to help motivate everyone to finally get fit and be healthy with challenges and daily/ weekly weigh ins as well as sharing beauty, fashion, and fitness secrets and trends.

    We are starting a new challenge called the Total Body Makeover; it’s a great motivating way to lose weight. It should help you lose between 6-10 pounds in April and get you ready for the summer. Here’s the links to the teams:
    Hope you join in.

    I hope to see you on the Message boards... Good luck on your weight loss journey. If you need a place to vent or anything, let me know.

    4824 days ago
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