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A lifetime of being told I'm chubby has finally caught up to me. I really AM chubby now. I'm working to convince myself that I can get rid of this weight! I had a baby in 2008 and wanted to make a change---and now I've just had my second child and still weigh the same. I thought, "Hey, if I'm just going to have another baby, why get skinny just to get fat again?"

Well, the second kid is here. I'm out of excuses.

I've tried lots of different weight loss things. About six years ago, I did Weight Watchers. I lost 20 pounds, but I didn't even lose a dress size. So I also joined Curves. I lost 10 more pounds and went from a size 18 to a size 14. Amazing what working out can do, huh?

After I got married and my husband and I moved to Indianapolis, I struggled with depression. New place, no friends. I went to Ritter's Custard sometimes twice a day! We found a new church, made some friends, and the depression got better---but I was stuck with all the weight I'd accumulated during said depression. I joined Jenny Craig, and I lost about 20 pounds. Again.

Then I started graduate school to get my teaching certification. I was stressed out and went through a depression. Again. I gained a bunch of weight. Again. I joined Jenny Craig (again) and only lost about 10 pounds, because I started a very stressful teaching job and went into depression. Again. Anyone seeing a theme here?

Now I'm a stay at home mom with my adorable kids. It's time to use the knowledge I've gained through all my failures and finally put myself right!

I'm trying to take care of myself so I can keep up with my kids. I don't want my weight issues to become their weight issues. I want my husband to be proud of what a beautiful wife he has. He's always been wonderfully supportive of everything I've tried, and he's great at encouraging me when I feel I've failed. But I find myself constantly apologizing to him for being chubby. I don't want to make any more apologies for being chubby. I don't have to be chubby, and I don't want to be chubby. So I'm not going to be chubby anymore!

Any prayers you want to send up for my progress would be greatly appreciated. That's also something I never tried before: covering my efforts in prayer. They're covered now! Help me smother them in encouragement and prayer!


This just in! My husband wants to reward me for every 10 pounds I lose! Sound like bribery? It is! And I LOVE it! He'd better start saving up, because here's what I've chosen:

10 pounds - Manicure/Pedicure
20 pounds - New shoes
30 pounds - Massage
40 pounds - Facial
50 pounds - A weekend away with my husband
60 pounds - A chore-free weekend
70 pounds - A fancy dinner out OR a Broadway show
78 pounds (goal weight) - Shopping spree!

Member Since: 2/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 3,279

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to reach 155 pounds! My smaller goals are to track what I'm eating every day (without cheating!), get at least 25 minutes of exercise in every day, and STICK WITH IT!

My Program:
Curves MWF; walking or a workout video TR. Recording my food and trying to get enough water in every day!

Personal Information:
I'm in Indianapolis, I have a wonderful husband and son, and I'm a new mom to a little girl!

Other Information:
I'm on the slow-and-steady track, as I'm a breastfeeding mom.

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