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Looking Good on Thanksgiving 2007

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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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  • v SHAY34
    Hi. Thanks for responding. I am going to try to add aol or aim. What is your screen name?
    4848 days ago
  • v JAYJAY1984
    Welcome to A Calling For Christ! I’m Jonathan your team leader. I pray that God will lead and bless you in your weight loss journey. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to SparkMail me. Have a blessed day!
    4851 days ago
    Welcome to the team and congradulations on your weight loss!!!
    4852 days ago
    Hello! I'm a member of BBQ and Calling All Devastating Divas. I want to invite you to join a newly formed group named A Calling for Christ. If it sounds like something you'd be interested in, feel free to visit my sparkpage and check out the team from there. Have a blessed day!

    P.S. Congrats on your weight loss so far!

    4852 days ago
    Welcome to BBQ. You have selected the BEST group for support on your weight loss journey. If you have any questions or just need a friend....I am your girl...Please dont hesitate to call on me..CONGRATULATIONS!!!! on your weight loss so far!!!..Much love and success....
    4852 days ago
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