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Well, I'm back again to try and lose all the baby weight from my 2 baby girls that I've had over the past 2 years. I wanted to wait until now to come back and really commit to weight loss as I knew I'd be having the 2 babies close together. I have a bit more to lose after this last pregnancy because I never lost all of the baby weight from my first daughter, so here's to getting back on track!

Member Since: 10/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 29,227

My Goals:
My current goals are:

-lose all of my baby weight and get back to the level of fitness I was at pre-children

-reaching my target weight of 165

-continuing to live a healthy lifestyle in general with lots of exercise and fresh/whole food

My main motivations for this lifestyle change are the following:

I just want to get back to where I was pre-baby so I can keep up with my children and really enjoy life to its fullest!

I also want to be able to keep up with my husband on long, country walks as I really enjoy them, but hate how weak I feel when I can't keep up or go for as long as he can.

Of course I'd also love to look really good naked, so I'll definitely continue to tone once I've lost my desired weight. I just want to be the healthiest I can be so the remainder of my life is as happy as possible!

My Program:
As of now I don't really have a set program because I'm only 2 weeks postpartum, but once I get the all clear from the doc I will be starting to get serious about how I want to accomplish my fitness goals. I'm hoping to get out for daily walks at least 5 days a week and will need to set up a weights program for evenings when my husband is home to look after the baby.

As for nutritional goals, it isn't so much eating less calories but choosing healthier foods to fulfil the amount of calories I need for sustaining longterm breastfeeding, so this time around a lot less sweets and a lot more veg and fruit I think!

Personal Information:
My name is Therese and I'm from Minnesota in the US. I've lived in England off and on since September 2005, but I finally married my British hubby in Sept 2007 and have lived here permanently since then. I absolutely love it here more and more, but I do dearly miss my family and friends back home! We have our own little family here now though (2 daughters - a newborn and 2-yr-old) so life is much fuller than when I first joined SP!

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    Size 12 is brilliant - a lovely healthy woman's size! Thanks for always supporting me on my bloggs etc its always very appreciated.

    You snuck a birthday in............ Hope you had such a lovely time. Feeling special and surrounded by loved ones.

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    3998 days ago
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    Happy Birthday to You!!

    Birthday Blessings

    Instead of counting candles,
    Or tallying the years,
    Contemplate your blessings now,
    As your birthday nears.
    Consider special people
    Who love you, and who care,
    And others who’ve enriched your life
    Just by being there.
    Think about the memories
    Passing years can never mar,
    Experiences great and small
    That have made you who you are.
    Another year is a happy gift,
    So cut your cake, and say,
    "Instead of counting birthdays,
    I count blessings every day!"
    By Joanna Fuchs

    Hope your day is wonderful!

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    4008 days ago
    Hi Therese,
    Its lovely to have you popping by, and thanks for your support, everytime you pop by you seem to be active so don't overworry about those bloomin scales, its does eventually catch up and give us a pleasant surprise, no matter how frustrating it is to wait! Good luck with your water intake too - how can something so 'natural' be so difficult!! I'm riding my bike again too lately and upping my activity now that the weater has improved, so hope to reach my goal by end of August.

    Stay with it my friend, it'll happen to both of us and it'll be worth all the worries.

    Mandy (UK) xxx
    4034 days ago
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    Hi there, yes I did get my run in yesterday, only 3kms as my daughter was struggling a little, but I enjoyed it and felt I could have gone further! Been at work all day today so only a short walk this morning. Booked my place in the 5km run next month so will have to step up the pace a little now!
    4061 days ago
    I was just browsing profile and stumbled across your!
    Happy Easter!
    Lots of love Kez
    4061 days ago
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