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I have had self-image problems my entire life. I was always average in weight, but during my first pregnancy I put on more weight than was healthy, and didn't lose much of it. Same thing after my second pregnancy. After my third pregnancy, I knew I had to do something. Being 5'5" and weighing in at 204lbs post pregnancy was not ideal! I followed a strict, doctor supervised diet, and lost 60lbs! This was an extreme diet, that taught me a lot about my overall health, it was not a lifestyle change. I have gained back 15lbs. Which isn't bad, considering this diet was designed for quick weight loss, and not as a permanent change. I am on a learning curve, and have decided to make a permanent lifestyle change! I want to lose the 15lbs that I gained back, but I am not interested in fad or extreme diets. I want to do this on my own terms! There have been a lot of bumps in the road, I lose a few pounds, and gain them back, but I am learning so much about good health and about healthy choices! I have certainly developed an appreciation for my health and well-being. Now I have to find the motivation to stay with it, and to make sure I get some exercise in every day. Not always easy with 3 small children and a daycare to run. Hopefully with the support of this community, I can do it! Afterall, 15lbs isn't a lot. I know I can do this!

Member Since: 6/23/2014

Fitness Minutes: 30,868

My Goals:
My only goal is to be comfortable in my own skin. I don't need to be skinny, I need to be healthy, and I need to feel good.

I have lost 60lbs on a doctor supervised diet, but it was not a lifestyle change. It was meant to lose weight. I want a lifestyle change to lose my last 15lbs.

Ultimately I want my kids to learn from my example on a healthy lifestyle so they don't have to worry about their health like I did.


My Program:
I am making healthier choices. I am making healthier substitutions and trying new things! And even my husband likes some of these foods that I have discovered!



Personal Information:
I live in a small town in Central British Columbia.

I have a wonderfully supportive husband, and three amazing and inspiring children.

I do not have many friends, but I am blessed to have the ones that I do. I am very fulfilled.


Other Information:
I am a huge fan of books. I read most genres, but am picky about my authors. My favourites are Dean Koontz, Jim Butcher and George R.R. Martin

Once my kids are sleeping, I tune into some of my favourite shows like The Walking Dead, NCIS, Supernatural, OITNB, Breaking Bad.

I could not imagine my life without my music! I love classic rock and one of my favourite solo piano composers is Yiruma.




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  • v RACHELSUSANNAH
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    Happy Friday afternoon!
    The weekend is upon us and I wanted to stop by to wish you the best. I hope you have plans for rest, relaxation and fun as Saturday comes. Be well and remember that you are worth all the positive changes you strive to make in your life!

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    2466 days ago
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    Good morning friend!
    I'm up early this morning to prepare for a day-long appointment. Going to work extra hard to get that exercise in today. I'm glad I have a dog to rely on me for his exercise. It makes it more difficult to whine and tell myself I'll do it tomorrow! Here's to making today count, regardless of how busy it may be!
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    2467 days ago
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    I am Beautiful when I make lemonade out of lemons. I accept that some days will be harder than others. The rainy days teach me to appreciate the sunshine. They help me grow stronger, wiser, braver and more beautiful."

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    2468 days ago
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    "I am Beautiful when I walk barefoot in the grass and dance like a child in the sun. I remember how it felt to be a child...so young and carefree, so innocent and inspired. I will try my best to find that child within me- she is there waiting to make my world a better place." -Diane Mastromarino
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    2469 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/12/2014 9:43:49 AM
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    Good morning friend, an affirmation for you:

    "Each morning I will smile at the woman in the mirror instead of scowling. I will be sensitive to her needs and treat her with kindness. I will be proud of her accomplishments and accepting of her faults. I will allow her to be herself. She is me, and I am beautiful. " -Diane Mastromarino

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    2470 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/11/2014 9:43:19 AM
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