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Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

It took Michelangelo FOUR YEARS to chip away at this gigantic block of marble, and turn it into this gorgeous piece of work known to us as "David." Michelangelo created it in the image of what was to be the worlds most perfect man. If he would have rushed it, it wouldn't have turned out to be the wonder that it is today. If he would have tried to take too much off at one time, the entire sculpture would have cracked.

Making his masterpiece took time.

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It took Michelangelo FOUR YEARS to chip away at this gigantic block of marble, and turn it into this gorgeous piece of work known to us as "David." Michelangelo created it in the image of what was to be the worlds most perfect man. If he would have rushed it, it wouldn't have turned out to be the wonder that it is today. If he would have tried to take too much off at one time, the entire sculpture would have cracked.

Making his masterpiece took time.

Very similarly, if you take off too much of yourself, you too will crack. Sculpting yourself, both inside and out, takes time. Making yourself your own masterpiece cannot happen overnight. It's tedious, and its constant work. It's hard and wonderful all rolled up into one. But it's worth it.

You only get one you. Make it a masterpiece.
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I went on the SP program before getting pregnant and lost 70 lbs. and got within 10 pounds of my goal. Getting pregnant was a shock to my system, and I pretty much ate everything in sight for 9 months. Now I'm back to where I started! So here we go again - this time armed with even more knowledge than before! Gotta lose this baby weight!
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Member Since: 2/7/2006

SparkPoints: 69,680

Fitness Minutes: 67,744

My Goals:
SW: 215
Goal: 205
Reward: Fitbit Flex
Reached: 1/20/14

Goal: 195
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GW: 185
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Goal: 175
Reward: Belly button piercing?
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Goal: 165
Reward: TBD

My Program:
I've done this all before, and got within 10 lbs. of my goal weight, and then my husband and
I decided to get pregnant. We just had a beautiful baby boy and I'm ready to get back on track. I gained more weight than I wanted to while pregnant, but I am confident that I can (and will) do what it takes to get back down to my happy weight.

I did the paleo thing and that worked well, but this time around I'm taking a much more relaxed approach. I am, first and foremost, working on loving myself. I'm feeding my body good fuel, I'm moving when I can, I'm enjoying my life with my husband and 2 sons. My theory is that if I love myself, if I treat myself with respect and acknowledge that what I weigh is only one small part of what I am, and if I appreciate my body for the machine it is rather than what I want it to be, the pounds will come off. So far, this is working for me.

Personal Information:
I'm living in Omaha, Nebraska, and teaching middle school art. I love my job, I love my home, I love my pets (2 cats and a dog), and of course, I love my husband, Johnny, and my sons, Max and Milo. I enjoy being outside, and eating out with friends, biking, swimming, and relaxing with my family.

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I ran my first triathlon in August 2012 and I'm seriously addicted! Then I got pregnant, had baby Milo, and now I'm ready for my body to be MINE again!

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Member Comments:
CONFUSEDBIRD
8/25/2014 9:13:40 AM

Thank you for the input on the name. Naming a child is no easy task!



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CONFUSEDBIRD
8/19/2014 10:41:09 PM

We have been kicking around the name Max. Can't seem to agree on many names especially M names for my dad. Any benefits u guys have run into for Max or Maxwell? Any suggestions on the name? I don't think I know anyone else with a Max.

Thanks for the blog comment. I just wish I didn't give into eating so much junk. I was just talking to to a woman in water aerobics class tonight and her daughter is due with a baby in 3 day and is a dietitian. I asked what her cravings have been because they didn't find out the sex of their baby. She said she really hasent had any. Being a pregnant dietitian seem like a cruel joke.

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EDDYMEESE
7/19/2014 4:11:16 PM

Hey, just stopping by to say hello!



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CONFUSEDBIRD
7/17/2014 10:07:13 PM

That's great that Max's room was the same color!



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EDDYMEESE
6/20/2014 11:56:49 PM

Hey, how's everyone holding up? Still pretty sick? Get well soon!



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