Newbie here - need support!

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Registered: 07-08-2011
Newbie here - need support!
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Sun, 03-10-2013 - 2:50pm
Hello...my name is Heidi and I am the 46-year old mother of 3 girls (ages 14 1/2, 13 and 10). Yes, we should probably buy stock in Cover Girl, Maybelline and Kotex! ;-))) But, I wouldn't have it any other way. With no adult male around, it's probably better this way. I used to belong to iVillage when I was trying to get pregnant and for losing weight between babies #1 and #2. It seemed like everytime I lost all the weight, I got pregnant again. There is NO danger of that this time. When I belonged before, iVillage had another parenting board called ParentsPlace. Before, we used to note our progress as starting weight/current weight/goal weight. Do you still do it this way? If so, my stats so far are 152/138/100. Before you say "100 lbs. is way too little, please keep in mind that I am not quite 5 feet tall and am very small boned. It is the perfect weight for me. I am using JJ Virgin's diet plan of no gluten, no sugar, no dairy, no soy, no egg, no artificial sweeteners, etc. What do I eat? Fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, lots of water and exercise. I use Kathy Smith's Fat-Burning Exercise video. I've had it for about 20 years and cannot find another I like as well. So how are the rest of you doing? What plan are you using and where are you at? I could really use the support. My daughters are extremely supportive, but my extended family acts very doubtful...even though I have succeeded before. Thank you for letting me "vent." Heidi Colorado
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Registered: 06-25-2008
Mon, 03-11-2013 - 9:24am

Hi there. You have your hands full right now with those three daughters don't you?  I raised two daughters so I know what life is like for you.

I am 51 years old and a college student (business major). I have been trying to lose weight for a while now and decided that I need to somehow fit some exercise in my life. Can you tell me more about the Kathy Smith video? I didn't even realize she was still around.

Brenda