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I've gained way too much weight since my children were born. 20 years of just not feeling healthy! I'm tired of it, and hope that I can connect with some friends here to help me take it off. I'm a mom of 2 girls, 17 and 20, and have a wonderful hubby who isn't the most supportive of my trying to lose weight (Guess I should be happy that he loves me the way I am....) I also have 2 great dogs that keep me on my toes. I teach 4th grade which adds quite a bit of stress to my life! I have recently had a scare with high-blood pressure so am looking to reevaluate my life style to make sure I am around for my grandchildren. I look forward to fitting into a size 10, and making new friends!

Member Since: 1/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 6,333

My Goals:
To be healthy! I guess my goal is to take it one day at a time. To log on daily to keep track of my progress, and to succeed for the first time in a long time.

My Program:
I need to exercise more. Living in snowy MA makes it difficult at times to get outside to walk the dogs, but I hope to do something daily to burn those calories!

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I'm a born and bred New Englander. I live in Western MA. I would love to connect with others that have similar likes and live in the area. I have a freshman in high school, and a sixth grader. I'm VERY lucky in that they are great kids. I met my hubby in the Bahamas 25 years ago, and the girl in that bikini just doesn't exist anymore.

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Scrapping is my passion. I'm also big into rubber stamping. I've been a
Stampin' Up demonstrator for over 10 years and love the creative outlet that scrapping offers. I taught 2nd grade for 12 years, and am now a substitute teacher at our middle school. I tell everyone I'm on my 14th year of maternity leave! I love the freedom that subbing offers and have no plans to go back to teaching full time. I love being able to participate in all my kids activities in school without having to worry.

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  • v KRYS210
    Welcome to the Teachers Learning to Lose (TLL) team! Looking forward to getting to know you. Spark research has shown that people who use the threads and posts tend to lose more weight on average than those who do not. So what are you waiting for? Start posting and get your weight loss going!

    Krys + team leaders
    1430 days ago
  • v PATSYB7
    Hope you're having an awesome vacation! We missed you at Terry's today. This math thing isn't as easy as we thought! See you when I get back from Hawaii! :O) Patti
    2008 days ago
  • v TERI3865
    Not such a skinny friend anymore! I packed weight right back on - up to 220 again! Talk about major dissapointment in myself! See what happens when I dont use spark? LOL I am glad you are back on the spark pages again too - has it rea;;y been over 3 years since I met you on here? How are the furry babies?
    2553 days ago
  • v TERI3865
    Hey Jo! I miss you!
    2554 days ago
  • v TERI3865
    Hey! I think you and I are getting on the track here about the same! It seems we have not been on much. Hope all is well with you and your family!!!!
    3183 days ago
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