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February 2012, just before becoming pregnant with my second child.

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Current Photo (Oct 2012, in the hospital a few days after my daughter was born)

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My name is Kristel and I am 39 years old, living in sunny Orange County, California. I have successfully lost weight (several times) in the past. But I was always looking for an easy way to lose weight, diet pills, a "diet" that didn't require exercise, etc. So it's not too surprising that I always gained the weight back, plus a few more. I'm ready to break the cycle.

After successfully losing weight in 2007, I was pregnant most of the year in 2008. I used my pregnancy as an excuse to get comfort from food -- back to all of my old habits. Well, not surprisingly, I gained more than 60 pounds. Keira was born on November 3, 2008 but -surprise, surprise - much of the weight was still here in 2012.

In 2012, I was once again pregnant. While I did not gain nearly as much weight during my second pregnancy, I hadn't even come close to losing all of the weight from the first. So I am re-starting this journey at a nearly lifetime high weight.

This year, I've recommitted myself to get back on program. I want to get *at least* to my pre-baby weight -- as in the weight I was 5 years ago, before the FIRST pregnancy. My husband is also committed to good health and we both want to set a good example for our children. And I have a great group of friends that is here to support me every step of the way.

Member Since: 9/13/2006

Fitness Minutes: 625

My Goals:
Losing all of the baby weight and more. I would love to get down to a size 6 or at least back to an 8/10 like I was pre-baby #1.

My Program:
Eating clean, watching my portion sizes. As a nursing mother of an exclusively breastfed infant, I will need to add around 500 calories to the range given to me by SP, since I'd rather not use

My exercise plan is still a work in progress.

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    I'm not sweet! I'm just losing a pound a week too :) And I know we should both be proud of that!
    4128 days ago
    Hey! We have similar stories...I had Amaiya November 7th. I've lost 34 lbs. so far and I am endeavoring to be fit for life! I look forward to encouraging you along the way!
    4150 days ago
    Thanks for your comment! I am struggling too - the weight is coming off so slowly... but you're right - at least it's coming off! I am getting into the meetings more than I have in the past, so it's keeping me more accountable. Are you doing meetings or online?
    4151 days ago
    She is so beautiful I almost cried! Congratulations to you, Daddy and all the family! What a beautiful blessing!
    I too fell off the wagon and it rolled over me! Let's get losin' and healthy!

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    4151 days ago
    Hello Kristel,

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby.... Wow what a surprise... Well I fell off and I didnt have a baby just kinda lost my thrive... But I have a challenge I'm starting back up over at Created in His Image.. So if your up to a challenge stop by anytime to join us.. The team has dwindled down to just a few of us but I need to hype it back up again...

    Hope to talk with you soon and have a blessed week!

    4172 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/10/2009 12:22:58 AM
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