ZERO2HERO
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88 pounds down... and pregnant - yikes! November 2013




Goal Weight, Round 2 194 lbs to 140 lbs




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6/28/2017: I did it again. We had a beautiful baby boy 7 months ago and I managed to gain the exact same weight as I did with my first pregnancy. Not awesome. So here I am working to be as awesome as my family. Again.

12/26/2015: 6months later and I'm hanging out at my goal weight with a lot of food changes that most importantly relate back to my relationship with food more than the actual food. It's an ongoing battle, but knowing that IS half the battle.

Day 1 (6/25/2015) all over again. I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl a year ago and am beginning this adventure all over again with an entirely different perspective - and a whole lot less free time.

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Day 320: Following all SP has to offer, I lost 88 pounds in 10 months and feel healthier - mentally and physically - but now it's time for a whole new experience. Just about finished with my first trimester and trying to learn a whole new set of ropes.

Day 180: On day 1 it felt impossible, on day 100 it felt manageable, and at 6 months it (and I) feel worth it.

Day 100: My original page title was "This is beginning to feel cliche". It doesn't anymore. I'm learning solutions and coping mechanisms for the emotional dependency and stress related relationship I had with food and how to live a life of balance. I don't have it all figured out, but I'm growing and shrinking through this process and that's all I can ask for.

Day 1 (1/2/13): I'm a twenty-something looking to improve her body image - like everyone else in my generation. Giving this a go for the third time around and looking to find the light at the end of the tunnel, rather than just stopping short and turning around.


Member Since: 1/1/2013

My Goals:
I've wavered within 100 pounds for the past 15 years and have crept back up postpartum - for the second time.

The goal is to slowly work myself to a healthy 140 lbs while balancing work, family, and me.


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This time I am focusing on moderation and pacing myself with mindful eating and exercise.

June 28th - July 27th I am working through a Whole30 and will make decisions as to how to move forward after this gut reset. My body is responding very differently after this second baby and my time is rather crunched and baby #2 is not sleeping through the night so this process will be one step at a time. The first is to eliminate the bad foods, then to bring in exercise more intentionally.



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Former competitive swimmer, all the way through college, now teaching high school English and learning how to balance parenthood and my own well-being.





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  • v GOING-STRONG
    Thanks for the goodie love Carly... very sweet of you! The Marathon was difficult. The weather was hot and humid and by Mile 13 I was struggling. I ended up walking most of it after that point. You have to maintain a 14 min/mile through Mile 18 or risk being disqualified. They raise a bridge and you can't pass! I didn't get disqualified and I did finish the race so I'm counting it as a success.... however I didn't do as well as I had hoped. I think I'll just stick with Half's from this point on.
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    5 hours ago
  • v 75HEALTHYME
    Will keep you and your family in my prayers... Looking forward to the debut of Emilia's baby brother.. as I am sure his Mom and Dad are filled with anticipation, too!! Love and Hugs, (auntie?) Audra
    225 days ago
  • v 75HEALTHYME
    I wrote a note... apparently hit a wrong button ... and away it flew.
    359 days ago
  • v ALEXXX21
    Alive. Well, 80% or so. Still recovering from the flu, and unfortunately have been coping by diving into carbs the past 48 hrs emoticon . That, plus no exercising, has me starting from a -2. Plan to get a good nights sleep and get back to the gym and clean eating tomorrow. T-80 until bikini vacation for me.

    How are you?

    455 days ago
  • v LYNNIERN
    So good to hear from you!! Thanks for the tips about Trader Joes. I'll have to hit them up more often.
    456 days ago
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