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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

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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
8/3/2015 5:36:41 PM

Hi there, summer always flies by way too fast and I'm sure its even faster for teachers some how knowing you have these few defined and precious weeks of freedom before work kicks back in again! What grade do you teach? I think its smart to go back a week earlier than you need to so that you can take the time to work back into a schedule without the pressure of having to be there. I'd probably do the same thing were it me. Do you have much work to do to get your class room ready?

I'm glad you had a good visit with your dad. And that you were able to just kinda hang at home. It sounds as though your are doing a tremendous amount of work to your house and yard! All our beds need to be cleaned and redone but I've yet to convince my husband that we should tackle it. He just tells me they are fine so I suppose I'll end up tackling it myself at some point.

Good job getting your walk in early before it gets hot. I didn't get a walk in at all today and I also forgot my tracker so that's the pits. I've been thinking of going now but it is 90 degrees and I don't know if I can hack it.
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MOMTOMONKEYS2
7/31/2015 5:53:55 PM

Wow, you have been busy! We had to babysit our painters last year when we did ours. Half the time they didn't all show up because they had been drinking the night before. Took twice as long to get everything done but luckily they paint better hung over than I do sober emoticon

My oldest got here braces on today and thought a milkshake was in order so I was hungry and caved to a small mini rolo blizzard at Dairy Queen. God. I finished lunch off with bbq chips and 2 chicken drumsticks. I'm pretty low on my freggies, like I've only had 1 and I'm at about 5 glasses of water. I did 10 min of fitness this morning and I've done nothing else. It got to 94 today and by the time I had a chance to walk it was too warm for me to go and be appropriate to come back to work emoticon Maybe a walk tonight. I'm heading to pick up a new bottle of wine though and depending on when I open that will make a huge difference on the whole walk thing. I am thinking of a jog tomorrow morning and then the farmers market before it gets too hot. Maybe a hike on Sunday, early before the heat hits. DH wants to check out the area he will be hunting in this year - I can tolerate a hike but not an all day scouting adventure as I've got a million things I need and want to do at home.
What are your plans for this weekend?



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MOMTOMONKEYS2
7/29/2015 1:10:03 PM

Good morning,
How are you doing this week? You must be a little busy since I've not heard much from you emoticon

I'm struggling to get into a groove this week for some reason. I didn't have a good day yesterday like I had hoped and planned. I totally slept in until nearly 7 today and when I weighed in I had dipped back down to 169.7. I'll be so glad when I'm around 165 so that even with my fluxuations I am still solidly in the 160's!

We are officially 1 month from school starting here and it feels like summer has flown by and is almost over. Good and bad with that I guess.

I'll try and get those recipes posted. The oatmeal is a great link so I'll hunt that down first and post it. I got it originally from Poisongirl and they are great for breakfasts that are quick and easy to grab and go.

Toodles!



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MOMTOMONKEYS2
7/27/2015 7:23:07 PM

I am super envious of your relaxation weekend emoticon my poor feet need a pedicure something awful. My heels got so dry this weekend that they started cracking - ouch. Gotta love camping!

We had a good time but I'm glad to be back and hopefully able to get back into a good routine. I seriously doubt I'll get up early for a workout tomorrow but I should be able to get in a walk. We'll see. I'm deficient on my water too so when I get home from the office I'll work on some water.
So what is your week looking like this week? Any structured plans?



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7/25/2015 9:55:42 PM

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog.

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