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Summer 2009--About the Weight I'm at Now

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Despite my weight, I like this picture. (So much so that I'm growing out my hair again!)

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Winter 2010. My highest weight ever. Ugh.

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Hi there! I'm so glad to meet you (or maybe this is a reintroduction? I've been here and gone a bit over the years!)

My name is Kate and I'm a mom of two beautiful and busy toddlers and I'm an executive at a mid-sized media company. I'm a bit of a workaholic (and I LOVE my job) so when I'm not working, I'm leaning hard into my little family.

Years ago, I lost about 25 lbs on Spark, but since then, there's been a lot of life! I had my two babies, and gained and lost a lot of weight and then last year I had spinal fusion surgery. It was life-changing, following many years of chronic pain, but it also left me in a large brace and unable to pick up my kids or do much activity at all for about 5 months.

More than a year out from that experience, I just want to be healthy and strong for me and my babies.

I love decorating my old Victorian house (and my friends' houses!), organizing pretty much anything, going antiquing with my husband and belly laughing with my kids.

I live in Cincinnati now, but went to grad school at Northwestern and lived in Chicago for a while and loved it.

And now I'm hoping this is going to be the next fabulous phase of my life--hopefully with a bit higher self esteem and energy and a little smaller dress size!

Member Since: 7/11/2006

Fitness Minutes: 30,165

My Goals:
Lower my BMI

Lose about 20 lbs. (and will readjust that goal once I get there!)

Fit into all the clothes in my closet (they range form 10-12 and I'm verging on 14 right now)

Be strong enough to run and bike and swim all day with my kids

My Program:
Keto-for 6 weeks, then tapering off

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    So here to hear about all your health issues! What a bummer! It must so hard for you to not let this get you down. I'm totally convinced that you can do it! Don`t let it get you down. If you can't work out because of sickness, then put your energy in healthy nutrition. Build a good, healthy habit and you`ll have that down pat by the time you can exercise again.

    Be strong! We're routing for you!!!!
    3375 days ago
    Hey! Here is the turkey meatloaf recipe we use, except we cook it in the oven instead of microwave: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta

    The broccoli-cheddar mashed potatoes are from Eating Well: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/cheesy_b
    3386 days ago
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    how's everything with you!?
    3408 days ago
    Hey you! How are you doing? Hope everything is good!

    3431 days ago
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    i've gotten two- i LOVE THEM!!! they usually have a bit of stretch so they hug curves really lovely. i have a red strapless polka dot and the black anchor one. whenever i go to that site i just want to buy everything!
    3484 days ago
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