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I recently gave birth to my second child, a baby girl. I also have a 2 year old son. I've always gone up and down in weight and always revert back to old habits. Now that I am done having children, I am ready for a forever change in myself and in my body. My kids need me to be around and able to run around with them. Right now, I cant. I'm plagued with health issues and pain. At the end of my pregnancy I reached my highest weight ever of 310. I lost the initial 30 lbs naturally over the first month post partum and 281 was my starting weight on April 1, 2016. Ready to do this.

Member Since: 6/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 620

My Goals:
Start April 1, 2016. I hope to reach my goal weight by June 1, 2017. My long term goal is to lose 110 pounds within that timeframe. However, if it is not met, it will not bring about failure to adhere to a new healthy lifestyle. I will push through until I reach my ideal body and health.

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I take it day by day. I make sure that I am eating as many vegetables and fruits as I can. If I eat out I make sure where we go has fresh veggies or a fruit side. I do allow myself a treat once in a while. I consider steak, healthier versions of tacos, and frozen yogurt treats. White potatoes, sour cream, and butter are also treats to me. Shifting my mental relationship with foods has empowered me.

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Things to note about me. I have chronic Sciatica, a slipped disc and Fibromyalgia. These things limit the amount and what types of working out I can do. My results would be far greater if I could work out like most could. But I'm not letting it hold me back! Eating well is helping me drop the pounds and as I drop the pounds I will increase my activity.

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My grandma is a huge motivator. I lost her summer 10' and I told her I would lose weight and graduate college. I am working on graduating college within the next 1 1/2 years. Next step, lose the weight.

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    Dodging the snowball. emoticon Duck, one incoming. Send a Phoenix a goodie to avoid the splat.

    Happy weekend.

    Hugs, Linn
    10 hours ago
  • v MAGICAL13
    Hi Brittany . ..just a reminder to post your starting weight by 11:59pm your time today. If we don't have 8 more active start weights the Phoenix team won't be able to participate in the Winter Challenge . ...
    3 days ago
    Hi. What a beautiful spark page. I am on the Golden Phoenix team with you. We both live in CA on the east side of the Sierra Nevada Mts. I am somewhat northeast of you out in the desert. And when my kids where young, I had two under the age of three. Boy do they keep you on the run. Let's have a soaringly successful challenge.

    Hugs, Linn
    11 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    Karen R (ADALOUISE) from the Scarlet Dragons would like you to join her this month in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month Challenge! Breast cancer has touched the lives of so many of us, and we all know early detection is the key, whether male or female!

    So before you give the tatas a once-over, let’s get in a workout first! The exercises listed have a modifier with each, so you can join in at any fitness level! If there’s still something you are unable to do, please modify to meet your specific needs! The point isn’t to show your strength training prowess and be the best of the best. The point is to PARTICIPATE! Now let’s get a little hooter sweat going before we hop in the shower to do our self exams!

    S-50 SQUATS (50 Adductor/Abductors)

    E-50 FRONT JABS (50 Seated Biceps Curls)

    L- 30 LATERAL LUNGES (30 Seated Hip Extensions)

    F-30 FORWARD LUNGES (30 Squats, holding the back of a chair)

    E-50 JUMPING JACKS (50 Seated Jumping Jacks)

    X-30 PUSH UPS (30 Wall Pushups)

    A-30 ALTERNATING HAMSTRING CURLS (30 Standing Hip Flexion/Extension holding the back of a chair or wall)

    M-50 HIGH KNEE MARCH IN PLACE (50 Seated High Knee Marches)

    Do what you can, modify what you need to, but try your best, regardless of fitness level! If you’ve got a suggestion on an exercise you’d like to see incorporated into the challenges, please let us know!
    59 days ago
    Best wishes with today's weigh in on the Golden Phoenix team!
    72 days ago
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