mommaxeli

Joined: 01/06/2011
My Story:
I recently took the plunge into stay-at-home mom-hood. I have four children, ranging in age from 1.5 to 17; two are step-children and two are by pregnancy. I plan to homeschool my two youngest. I also own a small online "boytique". (www.facebook.com/chunkydumplins).

I started losing weight in April 2011 with the goal of running. I started the Couch to 5K program in May 2011, graduated in August, and ran my first race in October. I've continued to run with plans to do a 10K soon!

I began weightlifting in April 2012, following New Rules of Lifting for Women. I'm loving it so far! While I haven't "lost" any weight in pounds since starting, I see huge improvements in my body composition!

I am also an instructor of a Run for God class at my church. I am learning and growing so much through this class; I love that I get to do what I love and glorify God at the same time!

Eventually, I have a dream of becoming a women's weight loss coach/personal trainer/nutritionist

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Reply: Strange Days
I have days like this, too! It's like I just can't eat enough. And it's not cravings; I...More
Work at home Mom of four :) SW: 260 CW: 155 GW: 145
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kids' food allergies
I've suspected for awhile that my boys had food allergies. I FINALLY convinced their...More
Work at home Mom of four :) SW: 260 CW: 155 GW: 145
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Reply: grocery prices
You're right about the bottom shelves! I mainly shop at Meijer (I think it's limited to...More
Work at home Mom of four :) SW: 260 CW: 155 GW: 145
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Reply: lifestyle
Happy Anniversary!
Work at home Mom of four :) SW: 260 CW: 155 GW: 145
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grocery prices
Has anyone else noticed grocery prices going up? I haven't noticed specific items being...More
Work at home Mom of four :) SW: 260 CW: 155 GW: 145
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confession time :(
Yes, I've been MIA for what, three weeks now? I sunk into some sort of deep depression. I...More
Work at home Mom of four :) SW: 260 CW: 155 GW: 145
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Reply: Memorial Day Challenge ......Week #1
Checking in with my results! My goal was to do my lifting workout three times and run...More
Work at home Mom of four :) SW: 260 CW: 155 GW: 145
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Reply: I didn't complete
Good job with eating well! Don't beat yourself up for not exercising. You obviously...More
Work at home Mom of four :) SW: 260 CW: 155 GW: 145
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Reply: Memorial Day Challenge......anyone?
I'd like to join! I think I need to adjust my goals, though. I just started a...More
Work at home Mom of four :) SW: 260 CW: 155 GW: 145
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Reply: HELP! I really want that brownie!
Don't doooo iiittt!!!! Give the leftovers to the kids. If there's any left, throw them...More
Work at home Mom of four :) SW: 260 CW: 155 GW: 145
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