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Update 10/13/14

As of Sept 10th I am now divorced. I have met a very kind and caring man who is crazy about me. He is 16yrs older than me and its something we worried about but we connect so beautifully together and have so much in common that the age gap is bothering us less and less. No grad school this year could not afford the cost.

I also have a new job. I am now working as a HeadStart teacher. Yep you heard that right. I am a full fledged TEACHER! My first lead ...
Update 10/13/14

As of Sept 10th I am now divorced. I have met a very kind and caring man who is crazy about me. He is 16yrs older than me and its something we worried about but we connect so beautifully together and have so much in common that the age gap is bothering us less and less. No grad school this year could not afford the cost.

I also have a new job. I am now working as a HeadStart teacher. Yep you heard that right. I am a full fledged TEACHER! My first lead role. I am so excited. I have a class full of 17 3 and 4 yr olds. Its a whole new life for me.

About me:
I'm a 41 yr old mother of 2. I have a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood/Special Education. A major that is near and dear to me! I'm now working towards my Masters in Special Education. All I have left to do is my Master's project and I'm FINISHED. I finally have a head teaching position in a HeadStart classroom.

My daughter is 9 and is in 4rd grade, and she has ADHD. She is a creative and beautiful girl who I swear will make a wonderful actress one day! My son is 13 and is in 8th grade. He is a child with Asperger's syndrome (high functioning Autism) and bipolar. He is back in district school in an 8:1:1 class and it was a bumpy start but he is finding his groove. He is a bright and wonderful boy who can do anything he puts his mind to with the right support. He is the reason I went back to school to become a special education teacher.

I had gastric bypass surgery in Nov 2001. My highest weight was about 340. It was terrible. I got down to 170-180 at my lowest after surgery. After having my daughter in 2004 I found it a bit easier to put on some pounds.

I want to get down under 200 again and then if I can, get to at least 190. Its been a real struggle lately. I have a bad knee, softening of the cartilage and problems with my knee cap so I have to start re-evaluating my exercise habits. I like dancing workouts like Hip Hop Abs and Rockin' Body and Zumba!

Eating is what trips me up a lot so I could use alot of tips! I can work out like crazy but I struggle with making the right eating choices.
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Member Since: 1/3/2006

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My Goals:
1st goal:
to get under 200lbs(even if it 199)

next goal:
180

Major Goal:
170

My Program:
Exercise:
Due to an injury to my knee(softening of the cartilage) I have to start finding new ways to workout that are easy on my knee.

My new exercise love is Zumba!!!! I have also started Focus T-25 but its a little tough so I also do Walk Away The Pounds


Nutrition:
I use the My Fitness Pal app on my phone to track my food!

Personal Information:
My name is Vicky and I'm a mother of 2 ages 13 and 9. My 13 yr old is a special needs child. He has Asperger's syndrome and Bipolar. I work at a school for special needs children as a 1:1 aide and I'm working towards my Masters in Early Childhood/Special Education.

Other Information:
I am a former gastric bypass patient so Ive been on this weight loss journey for sometime. I was originally 350lbs and got down to 170. But I stopped eating the right things and after having a 2nd child in 2004. I got off track. Finding my way again!

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HOPEFULHIPPO
10/27/2014 11:14:15 AM

emoticon at weigh ins...hope all is okay???



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10/13/2014 3:35:07 PM

Some weeks we lose and some weeks we gain,
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10/13/2014 10:20:53 AM

emoticon great job weighing in this week. You are truly a "champion in the kitchen!!" emoticon



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10/6/2014 1:55:10 AM

emoticon great job weighing in this week. You are truly a "champion in the kitchen!!" emoticon



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9/28/2014 1:27:40 PM

emoticon weigh to go on the wacky weigh in this week!



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