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I got married on March 6, far so good. We are finally sorting out the way our house is running... Between us we have 6 children... Our oldest is 16 and our youngest is just about 2 months. In the near future, we hope to be adding another little one to the mix.

Since joining spark a few years back, my weight has begun to creep back up. I am mad at myself for gaining and have to work hard to lose that weight again. I am embarrassed at the changes in my body and have avoided the swim suit as much as possible this year.

I am beginning again (and again it seems) to regain control over my diet, exercise and ME time. I want to be able to run again, I want to feel sexy and beautiful, I want these jeans not to feel so tight and I especially do not want to keep looking at my arms and thinking that they look like wings.

I need to motivate... I find that many days I am tired, I want to rest. I want more sleep and can't seem to resist treats (stupid summer with its yummy ice cream).

Now I just need to come up with a plan... a plan not to feel deprived and a plan to keep me moving.

The plan, eat healthy and exercise everyday, even if its only pedaling my bike for 30 minutes. I have been keeping track of everything I eat. Bye-bye sugar and butter... Lazy me wants pizza and yummy goodies from Olive Garden. Geesh!

I'll let you know how it goes!

Member Since: 11/10/2006

Fitness Minutes: 33,843

My Goals:
Lose the weight I gained since marriage and babies

Exercise at least 5 days a week

Eat a healthy diet, limiting treats

Move more...

Less butter and sugar

My Program:
Diet, diet, diet! I changed how I eat. Don't get me wrong, I still eat all that I love, just lots less! Plus, couting those calories. Exercise I have always done...

Personal Information:
I live in good old Massachusetts! Married momma of 5 crazy children, step mom to 1, and full time student. Hm, wonder if I left any free time to be just me?

Other Information:
I love to read, I just don't always have the time. Life is nothing more then work, kids and workouts...

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    How's it going?
    4290 days ago
    Me too! Now I just need to sit down and read it again. I'll probably print it. It's hard to read on the screen.
    4328 days ago
    Thanks for such a speedy reply!
    I will see how I go with cutting down on exercise a little bit, but I'm not sure I could give it up completely because I just love it so much! Kickboxing is just too much fun yknow :P

    I am nervous about doing this tho, as it seems like whenever I eat much more than 800 cals I put on a ton of weight that I just cannot lose...guess I've just got to throw myself into this as I've got nothing to lose really.

    Thanks for your support :) x
    4348 days ago
    Hey there!
    First of, congratulations on getting married :)
    I just wanted to ask something about your metabolic repair group - how essential is it that you don't exercise for the first three stages? Could you not just make sure that you eat back the calories or is that not the point? I know this is something that you said you struggled with yourself so I was wondering if you could give some advice.

    Thanks x
    4349 days ago
  • v MOMIN09
    Welcome to Getting Fit Before Baby. I am here if you ever need anything.
    Good luck with your goals!

    4498 days ago
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