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I am a 42 year old mother of two. I have been obese for more then half my life now and do not want to be fat anymore. My biggest problem is that I am looking at losing over 100 lbs and it is imtimidating. I have a hard time getting started and staying motivated.
My nickname comes from the fact that I am a part time potter. I sling clay!!! I haven't done much of it in the past couple of years because I went back to school to get my teaching degree and am now intent on finding a job - no ...
I am a 42 year old mother of two. I have been obese for more then half my life now and do not want to be fat anymore. My biggest problem is that I am looking at losing over 100 lbs and it is imtimidating. I have a hard time getting started and staying motivated.
My nickname comes from the fact that I am a part time potter. I sling clay!!! I haven't done much of it in the past couple of years because I went back to school to get my teaching degree and am now intent on finding a job - no luck yet! =o(

EDIT (Sept. 20th): I am currently working as a kindergarten teacher 30 minutes from home in a county school. I have 2 classes of 21 and 23 kids coming every other day, all day. The position is only for a year as I am covering a maternity leave.
EDIT (Sept. 2007): I completed that maternity leave and left the school very sad as I had made some great friends and met some great kids. This year I am covering a sick leave for someone and am in a school within London. Higher needs and a different position - I am looking forward to it. I am also looking forward to starting with Spark People all over again! I have managed to keep off 25 of the 45 I lost last summer.




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Member Since: 7/6/2006

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My Goals:
I want to get and stay motivated. The weight is one obstacle but being healthy and able to move without pain is my number one goal. I want to be able to have fun with my family at the water parks, amusements parks and playing sports. My kids have only ever known a fat mother.

My Program:
As of right now - trying to stay motivated. Trying to DO what I need to in order to get started.

I am NOT weighing and measuring, I am aware of how big 4 oz is or one cup. If anything I am cheating myself and not eating enough but if I start using a scale and measuring cups etc. I set myself up for failure. I HATE dieting so I need to change what I am doing without making it seem that I am on a diet.

Personal Information:
I live in London Ontario and am a supply teacher for our local school board after working for 5 years as a teacher's assistant (educational assistant).

I am a potter part time which is where I get the name Clayslinger.
My children and I also do living history and re-enact the war of 1812. I sell my pots at 1812 events as a sutler.

I have a daughter 15 and a son 10 and have been married for 21 years this year (2009) but we've been together for 27 years - over half my life!

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My personal philosophy:

KISS keep it simple stupid

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
(cause in 100 years it ain't gonna matter anyway)

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REZILLIANCE
10/10/2010 2:02:27 PM

Hey there! Just stopping by to say hi, hope you're doing well! :)



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ANGELBABE155
6/25/2009 4:55:16 PM

Girl I am sooo glad to see you on here again! I hope that you are doing well and that you will find success as I have! I am doing GREAT! I have never been this happy in my entire life! I have started loving myself again and the weight is coming off! I also have a new love interest and he is terrific! Things are finally starting to look up for me! Keep in touch hun! I want to see you start loving yourself too and watch the weight fall off ya! Love you!



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MARCELYNH
1/12/2008 12:07:45 AM

Hi! thanks for dropping by my page. Yes, the profile pics look familiar. Oddly enough my name on every other site I go to is "pottermom" and for some reason I didn't use it here.... go figure.

I'm always willing to sling clay but am stuck with handbuilding right now as I just had shoulder surgery. Hopefully in a month I'll be back at the wheel!

Here's to slinging/throwing that weight away!



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F8CONE8
1/9/2008 10:29:26 PM

Hey Clayslinger! I just love your name, i have slung a pot for awhile but I am with you in the studio in spirit. Glad you are part of the Artist Spark. Keep up the good work. Carol



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THICKNFIT
9/3/2007 1:30:17 PM

Welcom back to the group! You were greatly missed and I am so happy that you are back. I look forward to reading your posts. Be sure to check out the end of the year challenge that we have going on.

Again, welcome back to Spark!!

Dana



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