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About Me:

Hi my name is Shanna. I am 31 years old and live in Utah. I have been married for 13 years and have four wonderful children. Growing up I was never skinny but I was not over weight either. When I graduated from high school I was 150lbs. I loved to work out in gym class, walk with friends and was active doing teenage stuff. I got married right after I graduated and had a baby 10 months later. I maintained at 165 for about 3 years. My weight slowly crept up on me starting about 3 or 4 years ago. My husband began to have really bad back problems and was unable to work. I was working 2 part time jobs and trying to take some college classes. I was very stressed and turned to food as my comfort. I did not weigh myself for a very long time and ate whatever I wanted when ever I wanted. I never had the desire to go on a diet. I thought it would be to hard and that I would just give up. My sister started doing weight watchers by herself. She started to lose so much weight. I was jealous I wanted to lose weight too. So I started eating better and watching my calories. It wasn’t as hard as I thought. My start weight was 212 on September 2007. Slowly the weight just started to come off. It was so excited. I feel like the old me again. I feel like I have a second chance to start over. I want to be healthy for my kids. I want to take them swimming and play sports with them. But most of all I want to be a good example to them and teach them to be healthy.

Start Date: September 1, 2007
Start Weight: 212 lbs.
Pre-Pregnancy Weight October 2008: 155

The reason I picked Slimmer Reflection as my blog name is that I have a habit of checking myself out in mirrors and windows of stores. I used to hate what I saw looking back at me. I was embarrassed. I would think to myself I can't believe you would go out in public looking like that. Now that I have lost 45 pounds I actually do something with my hair and have bought some new clothes. I still have more to lose and imperfections that I can't change, but I am starting to like what I see.

In November 2008 I discovered I was pregnant. Not planned. I had just reached my goal of 155 lbs. and was feeling pretty good about the way I looked. It has been hard for me to gain weight but I know that it will be worth it. I hope that after the baby I can lose the weight fast and hopefully focus on toning my body.

Staring Pregnancy weight: 155lb.
10 weeks: 158
12 weeks: 160
16 weeks: 164
20 weeks: 166
28 weeks: 175
40 weeks: 181

2010 Starting Over weight: 170
Jan 16 2010 -167
Aug 16 2010-170
Plan of Choice:
Weight Watchers, Other
Workout Philosophy:
I stay active doing everyday activities, I'm new to exercise, I only exercise because I have to

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Lose 10%-reached goal Nov. 2007

Be 175 by my Birthday-didn’t reach but I am 4 lbs. away.

Lose 40 lbs.-April 20 2008 Yipee

Lose 50 lbs. -June 29 2008

Size 9 pants- Septeber 1 2008 bought my first 9/10's

Before I had kids weight 160- July 25, 2008

Married weight 155- September 2008

Wear swimsuit without Tank top and shorts over the top- June 9, 2008

Run 5k this summer- July 24, 2008

Lose 60 lbs-

Weigh 145 lbs.-

Shanna's Blog

Overview Since Baby #4

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 11:58am 3 Comments

So looking back at my blog post titles since I had baby #4 makes me sad. Sad because before I got pregnant I was happy with myself I weighed 155 I had worked my but off and lost 55 pounds and I was exercising and fitting into clothes that I never dreamed of fitting in to. But since having baby #4 I have just gained weight and these are the blog titles I have written since then; Starting Over, Stress Eating, Setting Small Goals, Wanting my Life Back, Finding the Time to Exercise, Just Need to…


Weight gain this year

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 12:07am 4 Comments

So it has been awhile since I have been on here but I am really needing help though my weight loss journey and I love to read about everyone's success stories on here. And even reading about challenges that others are having because it makes me feel normal. Since the first of the year I have gained 10 to 15 pounds. I don't know how it happened but it did. I am ready to make some changes in my life and I am hoping that when the kids start school next week that I will be able to come up with some… Continue

Constant Battle

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 6:47pm 3 Comments

I seem to have a habit of coming on this blog and feeling all excited and wanting to lose weight and then my motivation disappears just like that. I have been really depressed lately about my weight. I am up to 182 lb. that is 1 pound more than I was when I was 9 months pregnant with  baby #4 which was 3 years ago. None of my clothes fit me good and I am really not wanting to buy new clothes but I don't like how I feel in my clothes that are to tight. I keep thinking okay it is motivation to…


Back Again

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 9:37pm 2 Comments

So I keep coming back to Blog to Lose hoping that I will keep up with my blog and get support and give support along my weight loss journey. I just keep giving up. I am becoming frustrated with myself that I am just stuck in a rut. Scale moves from 176 to 172 way to much. I long to be the 155 that I was before I had my baby(which was 2 years ago). Right now I am refusing to buy a bigger size pants and I am hating my muffin top. I borrowed my brothers ab chair and I am hoping that it will help… Continue

Gearing Up for the New Year

Posted on January 3, 2011 at 9:07pm 1 Comment

So one of my New Year's Resolutions is to lose 15 lbs and I am bound and determined that I will actually do it this year and that I will blog about my journey. I am going to count calories everyday and walk/run on my treadmill 3 times a week.

As I look at last years starting weight it is exactly the same as this year 170 lbs.. I guess I should just be proud I didn't gain any weight. I finally feel like I am ready to lose this pregnancy weight. I want to get fit and start living my…


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At 10:46am on May 12, 2008, Kristi said…
Well, yay! I'm glad you found me, haha. I've been trying to find all my old regulars too - with the new names or rather, REAL names, it can be a bit confusing! haha
At 11:18am on May 13, 2008, Robyn said…
Hey Shanna! Nice to see you here! I'm still learning too...and Yes..I think I'm switching over here permanently! Will take some "gettin' used to" ...but I think I like it!
At 6:37am on May 15, 2008, Tammy said…
Hi there Shanna! It's Tammy from the other blog...I switched over here too. I think you are the only one I used to "blog" with from the old blog that has switched over to here. Of course, I had only just started blogging over there I have to figure this one out! Oh well, I AM trainable! LOL Looking forward to finding my way around here now!
At 12:22pm on May 15, 2008, koolestmom said…
Thanks for your words of encouragement, I really needed that!
At 3:00pm on May 26, 2008, Bonnie said…
Shanna--You are so cute, and so is your family! You remind me of one of my favorite bosses, from back in the late 1980's/early 1990's, but her name was Dianna, so I know you're not her...tehehe. You HAVE accomplished a lot since last September, and you should have more confidence in yourself! Good going!
At 7:01pm on May 26, 2008, Krysydawn said…
I just kept thinking there had to be AT LEAST 6oz of chicken in that taco salad.. I did NOT need it all. lol
At 12:52pm on June 2, 2008, turboturtle said…
Yeah, they are meaner when it is TOM. :P I think. Or just more irritating. hehe.
At 2:49pm on June 6, 2008, Kristi said…
lol to your weed comment...that's all I know how to grow at the moment too!!! Maybe we'll develop green thumbs one of these days?? *fingers crossed*
At 12:48am on June 19, 2008, Kellie said…
I am in Brigham! Drop me an email.
How are you doing with things? I need to get myself back in the groove of all of this again.
At 11:46pm on July 4, 2008, TXmom_of_3 said…
Shanna, I so know that overwhelming feeling of where do I begin. The bad part is right now I can't even get started. It could be up to two weeks before they come lay the new carpet so until then, I have the world's largest mess all over my house and not really anything I can do with it. I'm not exactly "Monk" but I like things to be a little orderly and this is driving me insane. Any words of wisdom?

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