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Hello! I am a 37 year old kindergarten teacher. I love my job, but during the school year I devote so much of my time to my work that I tend not to eat very well. Exercise is also nonexistent since I come home exhausted. It seems that every school year I put on about 5 lbs and then when summer rolls around and I have time to focus on me I take it right off. Last summer I never lost the weight, but I was still in my healthy weight range for my height (5'11) and I figured it was only 5 lbs! This year I knew I had gained more weight, but I tend to avoid the scale and winter clothes are forgiving. When school was out I finally weighed myself and was shocked to find that I had gained not 5, but 10 more lbs! I have never gained that much in one year. I am now considered to be slightly "overweight." I am so mad at myself because I now need to lose 15 pounds total. It is obvious that my weight will continue to go up unless I put a stop to this and make some changes. What worked for me a few years ago is no longer working (I hate getting older!) I am at sparks to get this weight off!

Member Since: 7/12/2009

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Lose 15 lbs

exercise 5 days a week

Eat healthier especially snacks

Really watch portion sizes

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Walk 3 days a week with my coworkers

Do Aerobics 2 days a week.

Replace snacks with fruits and veggies

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I am a 37 year old kindergarten teacher from Pennsylvania.

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    Hey Amy,

    Now that school is back in session, I thought I'd offer some encouragement to you to stick with it this year. As a former educator I understand the constraints teaching puts you under. Good luck and keep up with the little ones.

    God Bless
    Matthew 5:16

    2605 days ago
  • v SLYNNK821
    completely agree! Some day maybe my stomach will shrink and i'll be able to eat the recommended portion, today though that's asking way too much. So instead I eat what I eat and if I go over board on one meal I make up for it in the next. And if I can't do that... well then it's a little extra time on the spinner. There's nothing exercise can't fix ;)
    2659 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Amy, welcome to the team SP Class of July 12-18, 2009!!!!! I look forward to getting to know you!!! Wishing you much success! Remember, you are not alone on this journey as we are all traveling the same path!!!!

    Change.... may we all find a way to accept the changes in our lives and learn to embrace them!!! May we learn to take control of our lives and make the changes necessary to make our journeys successful. And most of all, may we find comfort in knowing that change is really a chance to experience new things and find happiness in hidden areas we had never dreamt of before!


    “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” - William Arthur Ward

    2665 days ago