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Oh my gracious, how?

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How in the world did I get back up to my birth weight and my son just turned 3? I know how but how did I let this happen? SAD? food addiction? love affair with food? fountain cokes? all of the above I know but if anyone can point me in the right direction I would be very greatful!
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Steph - Toronto is great. It is really the financial and business center for Canada, so it's been a comfortable place to be for me. I worked in NYC for 12 years before coming here - so it's nice being in a cosmopolitan place without alot of the headaches that Manhattan has. Of course, everytime I get home to NY I hate to leave it again.

My foot operation was about 10 years ago and it doesn't impair my mobility now. I walk probably 10-15 miles per week just doing errands and going about town. But the next day I do pay for it in my knees - old childhood, sports related injuries, I think. So I stick to low-impact, elliptical types of exercise whenever I can.

All the best to you as you complete your program. This is a good place to take a break and maybe even have a laugh or two.
I know what you mean... the hustle and bustle of the big city can be overwhelming sometimes. I like living close enough to visit whenever I want, yet far enough away that I need a car to drive to most places. It's a good mix, plus I grew up in Staten Island (where most my family still lives), so I'm still close enough to them also.

I understand the pain now... sounds like you're definitely active, but the knee pain seems pretty unpleasant.

Thanks for the good wishes! I'm excited to finish up and obtain my license! I just gave a friend her first facial tonight and she didn't want to get up and leave. I'm happy with this potential new career path in my future.
GavelGirl: You are not alone! And as you've seen there's no shortage of advice & inspiration from the good peeps here at SCT.

I was in the best shape of my life before having my kids. (which to be honest, wouldn't be that impressive by Freddy's standards, but I was happy LOL) I only gained 13 lbs with my first and congratulated myself on how disciplined I was and was truthfully a little smug in looking like the cute poster girl for prego-liciousness.
When my daughter was 2 1/2 mos old I joined the gym, got a PT and really got into working out for "me time".
Within 6 mos I was prego again and mercifully only gained 20lbs with my son. But, he is now 15 mos old & I am BIGGER THAN EVER. I've gained more weight in one year being at home with 2 kids than I did in both pregnancies combined!
(Not so smug anymore :{ )

Well, I know what I've got to do & noone's gonna do it for me - so I've gotta get focused, stay positive and commit to my goal: 50 lbs by NYE 2009. No excuses.

Good luck with your journey back to health & happiness - Cheers!
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That's the spirit. Keep it going and you'll loose that weight.
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