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Oct. '06; Ok, I lost the weight once, so I know I can do it again!!!

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Well, here I go again... I joined SparkPeople about 4 yrs ago to lose pregnancy weight that wasn't going away, & I lost 25 lbs within about 6 mos. However, over the last year or so, I've gained it all back (plus a couple extra). I'm finally disgusted enough to work on it again, and know that once I reach my goal, I'll need to maintain that healthy lifestyle, or the pounds will just come back! Since I've done it before, I KNOW that my goal CAN be reached!! I'm looking forward to having more energy so I can be more active w/ my girls, because this precious time while they're small is SO brief... I want them to remember me having fun & playing WITH them, and NOT me just sitting on my bum! I also want to make healthier choices so I can be there for them as long as possible (my mom died when I was 27). I want to be a good example so my girls will learn to make good choices, too. Losing the weight is hard work, but... I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!!!

Member Since: 7/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 1,030

My Goals:
Drink enough water, and no soda!

Eat more fruits/veggies, which I've always neglected.

Control portions, rather than pigging out!

Lose at least 10 more lbs by June, cuz that's when I'll have to wear a swimsuit in public. :o

My Program:
No more fast food. Only splurging on 1 specialty coffee/wk, instead of several. Eating 5-6 SMALL meals/snacks, instead of 2-3 big ones. Eating more fruits, which is pretty easy, and am trying to have at least 1 veggie a day, which is progress. Am measuring portions for everything, then try to eat slowly and drink more while eating to help fill up.

Personal Information:
Katie (age 35) from Oregon. Domestic Engineer. :) I am a Christian, have been married 15 yrs, & have 2 precious girls. I occassionally sell on ebay to help supplement, and I love watching movies, reading Christian fiction, crocheting, & scrapbooking... which, unfortunately, are not very active... But I want to paint several rooms in our house this summer, & am going to get outside more when the weather permits!! :)

Other Information:
We have a miracle baby, born at 24 wks who weighed 1 lb. 1 oz. She's had heart surgery, laser eye surgery, was on oxygen for 10 mos., and had to have a permanent feeding tube put in. BUT, GOD IS GOOD!! She is healthy, mentally/physically; she is now 8 yrs old, and about 39 lbs. Then, we had a chunky baby, who was born full-term and weighed 8 1/2 lbs! Now 4 yrs old, ''little'' sis is 38 lbs. We have 2 precious girls, who are gifts from above!!!

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  • v LUANN7
    "Gods Amazing Grace"

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  • v JUDITH316
    ***God's Amazing Grace Team***

    Dropping by to say hi & wish you a great week ahead. Keep up the great work, I cheer you on... emoticon emoticon
    3002 days ago
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    When God permits His children to go through the furnace,
    He keeps His eye on the clock and His hand on the thermostat.
    His loving heart knows how much and how long.
    ~Warren Wiersbe~
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    Look back and thank God.
    Look forward and trust God.
    Look around and serve God.
    Look within and find God!
    ¸.•* *•¸.•* *•Teresa
    3255 days ago
    I Said A Prayer For You Today
    by Frank J. Zamboni

    I said a prayer for you today
    And know God must have heard.
    I felt the answer in my heart
    Although He spoke no word!

    I didn't ask for wealth or fame
    (I knew you wouldn't mind).
    I asked him to send treasures
    Of a far more lasting kind!

    I asked that He be near you
    At the start of each new day;
    To grant you health and blessings
    And friends to share your way!

    I asked for happiness for you
    In all things great and small.
    But it was for His loving care
    I prayed the most of all!
    Hugs, Teresa
    3392 days ago
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