• retropactum
    retropactum Posts: 75 Member
    Hello everyone. My name is Shawna. I am a 29 year old first time mom to a nearly 1 year old boy. His birthday is on Friday and now that he is officially 1, I am going to start weaning from breastfeeding and figured it is the perfect time to get started on my own health. I started my pregnancy at 270, lost about 30-40 lbs during my pregnancy, but gained it back and then some in the last year. I got on the scale this weekend and it read 298 lb and I couldn't believe it. I refuse to let that scale hit 300. I've used MFP with some success before so here I am again to give it another go!
  • BubsYouCan
    BubsYouCan Posts: 3 Member
    You can do it! I was amazed how much weight I gained during breastfeeding over what I gain during my actual pregnancy... it was depressing but we can lose it and be the best Mommies for our little ones by taking care of ourselves!
    I hope you find success again and I want to be there to help you and get to know you!
  • Hello! I'm a married, full-time working, momma of two boys, 2 and 8 months. They keep me on my toes and I fell like I am starting to sit on the sidelines when it comes to play time. I have struggled with my weight all my life and after 2 c-sections and very little exercise these last couple years I am in the worse shape I've ever been in. I want to be an example for my family and I want to be involved in every area of my kids lives so sitting on the sideline is not an option. I don't want my weight to hold me back anymore! I'm really looking forward to this accountability and I hope I can find a few people to help keep me accountable and to connect with.
  • wildmamatiger
    wildmamatiger Posts: 37 Member
    Hi gals! I'm Stephanie ;)

    Momma of two, 7YO and 2YO. Married, full-time corporate accountant B)

    I lost 26lbs back in 2010 and bought LOTS of super cute things at my tiniest. Now I stare longingly at the cute things and want to wear them.

    I have 50+ to lose now.

    I am (otherwise) super healthy, but want to get back to my goal weight so I can feel more comfortable in bathing suits and can get back to some particular outfits!
  • ElegantElle
    ElegantElle Posts: 24 Member
    lexik09 wrote: »
    Tell a bit about yourself and what are your reasons for losing weight and getting healthy?

    I'm a 33 mom of two and I need to drop 60lbs. I'm 5'8" 232lbs and just sick of waking up sore with swollen hands. I'm joining because I need the extra push of accountability
  • beccamagness
    beccamagness Posts: 23 Member
    Hello! My name is Rebecca. I'm a mom to 5- 15, 13, 12, 8, and 7. I will be turning 38 in November. I am trying to get healthy so 1) I can be a great mom and 2)have so much energy, I'm bouncing off the walls. Then there's all the cute winter boots that don't fit my legs that I want to wear so bad. I have 100+ to lose. I'm 5'2" and weighed in at 270 at my last weigh in. My goal is to be at 150 or less.
  • LastChanceChez2020
    LastChanceChez2020 Posts: 34 Member
    My name is Cheryl, I'm36 and originally from the UK but now live in Burgundy France with my husband, 4 year old daughter and 4 month old puppy.
    I am 5ft5 and 112kg - the heaviest I have ever been.
    I am looking to lose about 20kg to start to bring me back down to my wedding weight and then I will re-evaluate.
    Looking for friends to motivate and support xx
  • tebreenahall
    tebreenahall Posts: 1 Member
    I am a mom of a beautiful 2 year old baby girl, and I have had a rollercoaster journey getting this weight off. Glad to see a support group that understands. :)
  • AshleyCastillo48
    AshleyCastillo48 Posts: 1 Member
    I am 29 years old, a wife and a mom of two beautiful girls( 3years old & 1years old). I want to take control of my health which I have been neglecting which inflicted some health concerns. I want to create a lifestyle for myself as well as my family. I have PCOS and other issues. I am at my heaviest 250lbs (5'6) size 18/20. I want to learn how to cook different healthy foods. I want to learn workouts that work for me. Looking for friends and motivation and people to vent to when failure come.
  • amandahyman
    amandahyman Posts: 1 Member
    Colorado girl working from home since the beginning of quarantine. I lost over 30 lbs several years ago and gained it all back since moving back to Colorado in 2013. I topped out at 190 after having my son in 2007 and I can't believe I've gained all the weight I lost back. Ready to get real and reclaim a healthy me. Quarantine has added the bonus of making my only fitness options the great outdoors. Lucky for me, I have a national park 30 minutes away and so much to explore. Each outing gets me closer to my fitness goals. Each hike with a lower heart rate and more steps keeps me motivated and eager to find my next great outing.
  • My name is Chelsey and I am trying to lose 170 pounds. I have five living kids and deal with chronic migraine as well as hypertension and edema. I am ready to stop falling into my excuses and binge eating for comfort. I am ready to crack down and get my health back!
  • justtodayjen333
    justtodayjen333 Posts: 142 Member
    Hi everyone! I'm Jen, 48 year old Mom of three kids (ages 19, 16, 12). Six years ago, after staying home with my kids for over 10 years, I decided to return to my career -- I'm a Teacher Librarian (library media specialist in my state) in an elementary school. To prove myself (mainly to myself), I threw myself into my work, which has led to lots of eating out, relaxing and entertaining myself with food. This last year (pandemic) and a new job (closer to home) hasn't helped, and I've gained up to my highest weight (same high weight as when I was pregnant). Now that I'm close to 50, I realize that a weak body is not supporting my knees or my feet or my overall health. I'm realizing that, if I am to manage my weight for my health and life, I have to do the work. That's why I'm here. (Always looking for new friends, so add me).
  • Momsavinglife
    Momsavinglife Posts: 1 Member
    I am 35 years old I have a almost 12 year and an almost 1 year old. I have been married for almost a year and half to my best friend. I started losing weight in 2013 and lost a total of 125 then slowly gained it back then with my last pregnancy I gained 60lbs. I am down 32 of it. I wanna be an active mom and not be so tired anymore.