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I am 34 years old, married, and I have two boys, a 14 year old and a 2 year old.
I wasn't overweight as a child, but gained as a teen and was overweight in junior high and high school. I didn't know what healthy habits were. My idea of exercise was turning pages in a book! In college, I lost a lot of weight by not eating much. I was at a healthy weight, but I wasn't healthy.
When I met my husband I picked up a lot of his eating habits and thought I would always be "skinny" and ...
I am 34 years old, married, and I have two boys, a 14 year old and a 2 year old.
I wasn't overweight as a child, but gained as a teen and was overweight in junior high and high school. I didn't know what healthy habits were. My idea of exercise was turning pages in a book! In college, I lost a lot of weight by not eating much. I was at a healthy weight, but I wasn't healthy.
When I met my husband I picked up a lot of his eating habits and thought I would always be "skinny" and though the pounds crept up over the past 10 years, I was in denial about it. I thought I was eating and exercising ok, and began to make excuses about why I was struggling to lose weight.
I have learned how to eat so much better for my body. Exercising however, is still not my friend. We have a love-hate relationship. I have to force myself to workout. I am at a healthy weight now after being on SP for a few months, but I will always have to work on the fitness aspect.
After struggling with infertility for 2 years, I found a specialist in June 2012 that helped me to fix my diet even more and she swore it would help me to get pregnant. I wasn't overweight but the foods I was eating were contributing to a hormonal imbalance that prevented me from getting pregnant. I am happy to say that it was a success and I have my 2 year old now. We are trying again for number 3!
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Member Since: 4/4/2012

SparkPoints: 45,092

Fitness Minutes: 49,760

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My doctor took me off of refined carbs and starches so I am mostly eating fruits, veggies, meats and dairy.
I try to get out for a walk 4 or 5 times a week. If it isn't too hot I work in some jogging.
I also have a new treadmill that I can program for training and I am using that 3-4 times a week minimum.

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I am a teacher near Houston, Texas. I am married and have 2 wonderful sons.

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I absolutely love to read when I have time! I enjoy listening to different kinds of music, especially when I am walking outside.

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MOMTOMONKEYS2
7/7/2015 2:10:18 PM

Hi there, its good to hear from you! Summer can be so nuts, can't it? I miss a normal schedule sometimes...and I am pretty sure that is what always makes me look forward to school starting each fall! When do you go back to school? When do the kids start?

We go back on 8/26 and my kids are already whining that it feels like summer is "half over" and I remind them they really have close to 2 months left, lol.

I weighed in at 170.7 today - same as last week before I left on vacation so I think that is good. I want to get into the 160's so I've got some work to do! I need to really drink water - I didn't do too well with that at the lake this weekend and I haven't really had any yet today either. My food so far today is on track but I didn't pack a lunch so we'll see what I can come up with there.

Our 5K this weekend was good exercise but I promised my oldest daughter I wouldn't ditch her so we were maybe a little slower than normal. She was pretty achy from forgetting her arthritis medicines at home (and the 1x I didn't check with her and make sure). We got cool shirts though which is the best part!

No exercise for me today...vacation hangover this morning and just couldn't get up early! Heading for a walk at lunch here in just a few minutes so I'll get my 30 minutes of fitness for today. Our high temp is only 81 which is a walkable temp, gotta enjoy it while it lasts.

Do you just have the 1 day of training tomorrow? I think planning a walk is a perfect solution...walking is good for us too emoticon and easier to fit in sometimes than other things.





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MOMTOMONKEYS2
7/2/2015 7:54:40 PM

What are your plans for the 4th? We are back at the cabin until at least Sunday and may stay until Monday. We are doing a 5k on Saturday so that will be good. Fingers crossed on making good food choices!



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MOMTOMONKEYS2
6/30/2015 11:34:27 AM

And my race was challenging but good. We did every obstacle including the turtle trap with was the thickest mud ever- people were losing their shoes in it! My quads are super sore from trying to pull my foot out to take each step!



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MOMTOMONKEYS2
6/30/2015 11:31:51 AM

I am really glad you had a great trip! I agree with you that while vacation is fun it's always nice to be back home- especially with toddlers and nap schedules etc. and only being up 1 lb is great- water weight easy! You got this week in the bag!



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MOMTOMONKEYS2
6/24/2015 9:16:28 PM

Yes that was the light one! Lower cal and no fat but killer on sugar. The iced latte has only 8 g sugar. Who knew! Save it for a rare treat I guess! :0)



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