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I am 30 years old. I am a single mom to 2 beautiful children aged 9 and 11. I work full time and attend school part time. I didn't always struggle with my weight. It wasn't until highschool and after having children that the weight just piled on. 2011 is the year that I started making the change to get the weight off. At my highest I was 221 pds and managed to lose 30 pounds byDec 2011. I wasn't focused with my eating and was all over the place. I am tired of sitting on the sidelines of life instead of on the field playing. So I have restarted again Jan 2012 at 206. I had gained 10-15 pds back during the holidays. My goal is to lose 50 pounds by July 2012. I know I can do it. I have tried numerous diet plans, but found that I don't stick to them that long. I am sick of this weight gain roller coaster and want to get off the ride for once and for all.... Just trying to count my calories(1200-1500) and I eat Lean Cuisines for lunch and dinner. I am working on drinking at least 64 oz of water. I exercise a min of 5-6 days a week for 30 minutes at Curves and try to get in extra walks when I can or get on the treadmill for 30 min each night.

SW: 217 (4-28-09)
CW: 205.8 (9-11-09)
205 (9-25-09)
202.2 (10-1-09) -3pds Week 1
204 (05-04-10) Starting back at it, again
206 (5-9-10)
200 (5-16-10) First wk started tracking my calories & its working!!
SW: 221 (11-23-10) Started JC, again (last time)
212.6 (12-5-10) -8.4pds 1st Weigh In JC

206 (Jan 2012) Starting Over. Was tracking on myfitnesspal.
201 (2-13-12) Switched to SP and eating 1200-1500 calories
197.4 (2-19-12)

Member Since: 2/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,271

My Goals:
My goal is to lose 50-60 pounds and get down to my goal weight of 155-160 pounds. I am currently a size 16 and would like to get down to an 8/10. I also want to tone my body. I want to be healthy physically, emotional, and spirtually.

My Program:
I am counting calories and staying in my ranges (1200-1500).

I drink 64 oz of water a day minimun.

I exercise min 5-6 days at Curves 30 min on the circuit doing cardio and strength training in addition to getting in a walk 30-60 min most nights of the week outside or on the treadmill.

I eat what I want as long as I track it. I love sweets and chocolate! Lol. I do try to get a few servings of fruits and veggies in per day.

Personal Information:
I am from Maryland. I am 5'6 and starting weight 221pds. I also make bath and body products as a hobby on Etsy. My store name is

Other Information:
I love to read books by Nora Roberts, David Bach and others. My current favorite is Dave Ramsey. I like to do crafts. I currently make my own bath and body products at

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    habits are hard to break! I understand! I found a long for running so it became my cardio! If you hate your cardio you're less likely to get up and do it! I also counted calories and tried hard to stay in the range I was given. I started finding healthier versions of things I loved. STarting substituting things here and there. Instead if chips and salsa I would do carrots or celery with salsa! They give you the crunch of the chips without a lot of added flavor to take away from the salsa. Of course salsa is high in sodium so you have to watch it but when I wanted salsa this was a better option! You learn tricks here and there along the way. Ask in a group or on a form, you're bound to get some great stuff!
    3625 days ago
    thanks for the add! I added you as well and look forward to watching yout journey!! You're doing fabulas! rock it out!
    3625 days ago
    GREAT JOB!!!!
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!! emoticon
    3802 days ago
    emoticon Hope you don't mind I added you as a SP Friend.

    3802 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/6/2011 1:58:20 PM
    Great - I told the co-leaders that Rockville may be more convenient for the team as it is centrally located. Once we get an idea of who is coming to the first one then we can pick a spot.
    3981 days ago
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