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3 days PP, 215 lbs (I was 225lb when I delivered). I want to remember what this felt/looked like.

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I've started and failed at more diets than I can count. How can I teach my daughter to set goals and develop self-discipline if I don't model it? How can I help her learn to enjoy food and physical activity if I eat junk food and sit around all day? It's time to master this once and for all. I'm tired of the "I'll start on Monday" mentality.

Member Since: 12/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 7,635

My Goals:
Overall goal: be at a healthy BMI (130 lb or less) with an established fitness routine by the end of 2016! And only once I reach my goal will we consider getting pregnant again! I want to start the next pregnancy at a healthy weight and make more of an effort to be fit and healthy during my next pregnancy in order to reduce discomfort, the risk of complications, and the chances of another c-section.

Goal 1: 165 lb by May 1

Goal 2: 160 lb by June 1

Goal 3: 155 lb by July 1

Goal 4: 150 lb by August 1

Goal 5: 145 lb by Sept 1

Goal 6: 140 by Oct 1

Goal 7: 135 lb by Nov 1

Goal 8: 130 by Dec 1

Goal 9: STILL be at 130 by the New Year -- i.e., maintain the loss!

My Program:
1. To begin, start with running 3x/week for 30 minutes, plus yoga 2x week for 30 min. I will review this plan on the first of each month and adjust as I feel necessary. I'd like to work up to four runs a week, with one long run (5+ miles), as well as two long (1 - 1.5 hour) yoga classes each week, plus additional strength training as I feel is necessary (if yoga doesn't seem to be cutting it).

2. Track food on Sparkpeople daily

3. Go to bed at a reasonable hour each night.

Personal Information:

1. Feel comfortable in my own skin.

2. Model healthy behaviors for my daughter.

3. Be at a healthier weight before pregnancy #2 (ideally, 150 lb or less).

4. To never have to "start over" again!

Other Information:
"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials." - Chinese Proverb

"Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."

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  • v DS9KIE
    Hi I’m glad you have joined Eat to Live team. Feel free to look all the message boards and ask many questions.

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    2693 days ago
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    Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"
    3455 days ago
    Hi IZ/Girl,
    I sure understand what you mean about the stress of writing a thesis and grad school and how it influences your diet, exercise and consequently, overall weight. I have been fit most of my life, but with the combination of moving to Puerto Rico, adapting the children to a new life, and studying for my PhD, I've gotten entirely off track. Now I'm doing much better, I'm far more self-aware and active. Spark People has made me wake up from the dulling dread-drill (not tread mill!) I would love to see how you are doing now. Visit the ExPat page if you would like to share your story or the challenges you face (or faced) as an ExPat. emoticon emoticon
    3645 days ago
  • v KELBO29
    Hi Izzi! I haven't heard from you in a while. How are you? Did you do your race? We would love to see you posting again on the FFF page. Hope all is well with you!

    3721 days ago
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