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Hi, My name is Tammy and right now I live in Cleveland, TN. I have been fighting with my weight ever since I had my first child in 1994. I gained 60 lbs. with that pregancy. I didn't drop the weight afterwards. Then I got pregant again and had my second child in 1996. During which I gained another 20 lbs. I had never imagined that I could ever gain that much weight. I felt & looked horrible. My husband was in the military and one of the doctors that he worked with gave me some sort of pill, I can't remember what it was, and I started to lose the weight. I only took the pills for a month but after that month it kept coming off. I ended up losing 70 lbs. I was ecstatic!! I kept most of the weight off for 3 years. Until of course I got pregnant again. I then started to gain weight again and have had 2 children since. I am now trying very hard to get this weight off again. I have tried in the past and failed. I believe that this time is different because I feel like I have finally made the COMMITMENT to myself that I have not made in the past. This is something that I want to do for myself, not anyone else.
I actually started this the week of Christmas. I know that sounds like a crazy week to start giving up food. I really don't feel like I am giving up things. I have just been teaching myself to eat in the correct portions. If I want something that I think I probably shouldn't have, I make sure to check the calories and only eat the amount of it that I feel is right for that day. If I do that then I don't feel that I am cheating myself of the "good" things.
My husband & I are going on our first vacation without the kids next month and my short term goal was to lose 20 lbs before then. I have lost 18 lbs as of today and still have 21 days to go. I am very confident that I will acheive this goal. My long term goal is to get to the weight that I was at after my second child. I felt really good and was able to enjoy my time with my children by doing the things that now I don't always feel up too.
I love SparkPeople. It has really made me accountable for my actions and it makes me face the decisions that I made throughout the day!!
7/7/08- Ok, I guess it's about time a post an update. My husband and I went on a cruise in March (yes, I did lose the 20 pounds before we went) and it was really hard to get back on track once I got back home. Actually gained 3lbs that month! But I was able to get back to my "Mission" in April and lost 8lbs that month and also 8lbs in May. June came and I got the flu really bad and didn't get to work out as much as I would have liked too (I would lose my breath after about 10 min.) and only lost 3lbs. But at that point I had lost 35lbs!!! And already this month I have lost another 4lbs!! I am so siked about the weight that I have lost that I just want to work harder!!!


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  • v HEALTHIERLYNN
    Oh yeah, Miami still has a team...we just suck quite badly at the moment is all..but I'm a true fan through and through and will still be a fan when we win our next Superbowl! :-)

    Tell your hubby I can best his adirondack chair (way nice of you to do that for him!)...I've lived in So Cal my entire life, but I've got an entire room in my house devoted to the Miami Dolphins.... Psycho fan? Perhaps... emoticon Tell your hubby, too, that I run the SP team, Phins Phans in addition to 80s Music Lovers! He he he.....
    4489 days ago
  • v HEALTHIERLYNN
    Thanks for adding me as a friend, Tammy! Too bad you're a fan of the wrong Florida team, or we could be even better friends! LOL Just kidding!

    And YES, you WILL feel comfy in a bathing suit again! You rock!!
    4489 days ago
  • v MEXICANABBW
    Hey girlie welcome to the women who love the NFL. We are happy to have you. Where are you going to vacation??
    4510 days ago
  • v NYWIZZER
    hahahaha....don't be sorry that I am a Giants fan...i'm not....hahahahaha

    in fact, if my memory serves me...I should be very happy to be a giants fan cuz I think they are wearing super bowl rings...i think....hahahahaha. just playin with ya.

    when is your vacation with the hubby? that should be fun....and sooo deserved!!!

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    4515 days ago
  • v LONIMARIE
    emoticon to Women Who Love NFL Football! emoticon
    4515 days ago
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