RENEED1979
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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 BIANCA2002CAN
    This is my new spark since the other one wasnt working properly
    1545 days ago
  • v no profile image MEMORPHING
    HI there! I hope that you are finding success in your journey to being healthier. I have 5 kids and when they were small it was a struggle to take care of myself. I did not do a good job of it. Now that they are older, I see that I should have taken that time for myself (I definitely would have an easier time of it now). My children would have been okay and they would have learned self-discipline and priority setting skills (hopefully) by watching me take care of myself. My children are all happy and active in sports and at a healthy weight, but I could have taught them more. Anyway, I saw your profile and wanted to encourage you to make sure that you are good to yourself. If you mess up one day, don't beat yourself up over it but don't throw in the towel. Progress is good enough. Work on getting better every day. Now I am off to follow my own advice. Blessings :)
    2208 days ago
  • v SOUL2SHINE79
    Hi Renee! Hope you are doing well! :)
    2238 days ago
  • v RACHELSUSANNAH
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    A Tuesday Affirmation for you,
    "I feel creative, inspired, joyful and vibrant. I feel abundance all around me and within me." -unknown
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    2282 days ago
  • v RACHELSUSANNAH
    Happy Tuesday!

    Be kind to yourself today. Be encouraged. You can reach the goals you've set up to meet (in the long term and today). Each day you make a positive decision (such as logging on here), is a day that you've won. You can do this!!

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    2289 days ago
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