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2005 - at my lowest and goal weight at 160

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June 2007, about 36 weeks pregnant

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I had gastric bypass in September 2003 and lost 120 lbs (my lowest was 160 which I felt good at). I put on about 10 lbs between 2005 and 2006, then I gained another 10 lbs when I started medications to cycle as a gestational surrogate back in summer 2006. I then was blessed to get pregnant for my Intended Parents and I delivered a little girl in July 2007 for them. I had gained 40 lbs during the pregnancy, reaching 220 lbs. I lost 16 lbs immediately after delivery, and then worked hard during my 6 weeks of leave to loose another 19 lbs. I am now at 185 lbs, and getting ready to cycle and transfer again. I would love to get down to at LEAST 170 before I get pregnant again, and be more careful about my weight gain this time!

My second Gestational Surrogacy Pregnancy is complete and I have about 15lbs to loose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight but ultimately want to get down to 160 at a minimum. I am committing to the P90X program again and want to really challenge myself to stick it out, keep pushing play and get through all 90 days and see how much progress I am able to make! Weightloss is a big goal, but getting into shape, especially my stomach, is also a big goal. I just want to feel good about myself and about the choices I am making for my body. I'm getting active on again as well for additional motivation and accountability.

3/24/08: 185 Starting Weight
3/31/08: 182
4/21/08: 177 (first mini-goal of under 180 again)!
1/8/09: 182.4 back where I was almost a year ago!!
5/27/09: 178 starting P90X again!
3/2010: 171 pre-pregnancy starting weight
7/19/10: 185 22 weeks pregnant
9/29/10: 196 Currently 33 weeks pregnant
12/28/10: 185 7 1/2 weeks post-partum, day 2 of P90X!
2/1/11: 180 almost 3 months PP, day 37 of P90X
2/18/11: 174.8, day 53 of P90X

Member Since: 3/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 8,879

My Goals:
My long term goal is to get down to at least 160. My immediate short term goal for weight loss is to reach 170 before my next pregnancy (hoping to TTC for ourselves this year!). Some of my goals include drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day, exercising for at least 15 minutes 4-5 times a week (preferably 30 or more), being active with my son on the weekends, and continuing to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into each meal. I have been focusing on using recipes and learning new recipes that will help my family create and maintain healthy eating habits. I want to keep junk food and desserts out of the house as much as possible, and find the willpower to say NO to the occasional baked goods and sweets I fix for my son and husband, or at a minimum really learn to enjoy everything in MODERATION! :)

My Program:
I am charting my food intake and workouts. I was doing the Spark People strength training, with occasional cardio, but I am currently doing the P90X program! I am working hard to change myself so I can enjoy this body I've been given!

Personal Information:
I am 29 years old, a mother of 1, a 2 time gestational surrogate (7/07 and 11/10). I work in Atlanta. My husband and I have been married for 12 years. We have 5 rescue dogs!

Other Information:
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

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  • v CFMOSS
    Here's to moving on to your by day.
    2825 days ago
  • v PAULA_W_D
    emoticon Zen Proverb
    Student says " I am very discouraged. What should I do?" Master says, "encourage others."

    3067 days ago
    I think you must be a very special young lady to give of yourself the way you have-I hope and pray your next pregnancy is a very healthy and happy one! My husband went through the gastric surgery losing about 160 pounds. A whole one of you! Modern medicine is so wonderful! Have a great week and may God bless, ML5 emoticon
    3208 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIEDUST13
    Hi there -I'm back! Hope you have a great day.
    3216 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIEDUST13
    Wow! That will be well deserved time for you guys.Will you have to relocate geographically? To be closer to family? That is going to be a major change ! and I guess you will miss the camaraderie. My dad was in the merchant marines and I think that was the best time of his life and all his friends are from his sailing days. Will be busy for the next 3 days-will check in after that.
    3220 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/17/2011 12:43:57 PM
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