Thursday, 2 October 2008

my intro...


So I'm sort of behind here... Sorry...

I'm Stephine and I'm a scrapaholic... oh wait, wrong site...right, I'm Stephine and I'm overweight.
There, the truth is out. I feel so much better already. :o)

I'm a mom of 2 brilliant little boys (1 daughter, if you count the cousin{16} I've taken into my home) wife of 1 very fun-loving, adventure seeking Marine. I'm a Tiger Cub Leader for our local cub scouts, an avid scrapbooker and cardmaker (as well as wood, chipboard, etc. Nothing is safe!), Music junkie, nature lover, and extreme procrastinator.

I never really had a weight problem until I started having kids. I gained {gasp!} 90lbs with my oldest son, thanks to a lovely case of pre-eclampsia. I lost 60 of it but never the rest but I was ok with my shape, size etc. Along came baby #2 about four years later, gained the recommended amount of 30lb lost all but 5lb of it within 6 wks. Over the next year I put all that weight right back on for no apparent reason other then lack of exercise. Here I am now. I've lost aprox 10lb and I have steadily remained between 160-165 for a few months now. I would like to reach a long term goal of 125-130.

My weapon of choice started with Weight Watchers. That didn't do much. I then switched to South Beach. My big problems are outside influence (read: my mom) and temptations in the form of Southern cooking that I've been raised on and LOVE. They make up a large portion of my issues but the biggest would be my lack of willpower. I find it extremely hard to keep with something longer then a week. I'm working on that.

There you have it. Any questions?

4 comments:

Debs said...

Welcome! It's great to meet you :)

Nikki said...

Hello my friend, good tp meet you.

Tami said...

Hiya! I hear ya on the Southern cooking. Love.the.stuff
I'm so glad you're here with us

ChristyF said...

good to meet you!