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Hi Everyone -
My name is Kathleen and I am a 59 year old Special Education Teacher. Until the age of 42, I was at a healthy weight...and then my metabolism slowed down to nothing. Instead of a permanent healthy eating style, I began a series of quick weight loss diets. Over the years, I yo-yoed, and found myself with an extra 90 pounds at the end of 10 years. Another teacher friend who was successful with Spark's eating plan recommended I try it.

I love this! It's just like I used to eat in my healthy days. I'm a new member but I've already lost almost 8 pounds in the first week. I'm getting moving!

My goal is to get back into the great shape I was in 10 years ago and learn more about aging, nutrition, and exercise so that I can stay healthy for many more years to come!

Member Since: 4/20/2011

Fitness Minutes: 2,305

My Goals:
To get back to the healthy eating habits and activity level of my younger years. To keep myself aware of the food I am eating, and avoid the extreme diets and fasting that have had a negative impact on my metabolism. To not settle for extra weight just because of my age and the greater difficulty in maintaining healthy weight. To eat right and exercise so I can live longer for my husband, children, grandchildren....and myself.

My Program:
As a new member of Sparks, I am re-familiarizing myself with correct portions, recommended levels of fruits, vegetables, carbs, and protein. I am setting goals for fitness that include regular cadio exercises and aerobic activity. I am getting together with fit friends to share in their stories, and learn more discipline from them. I also walk, exercise, and eat some meals with them.

Personal Information:
Kathleen from Southern Michigan.

Other Information:
Musician, professional singer of many years, currently teach High School Special Education; love reading, camping, outdoor activity; happily married with 3 children, and one still at home.

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    Hello i just wanted to check in and see how you are
    1985 days ago
    Hi Mom! Your profile is so cute. =) Congrats on your success so far! I'm proud of you! I know you can go all the way. Just don't beat me. BAHAHAHAHA!

    1988 days ago
    Hey pretty lady! I'm so glad we are doing this journey together. I'm so glad it is making such a big difference in your life!
    2001 days ago
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    Thanks for the goodie you sent me! I hope things are going well for you today and that you have a great weekend! Remember, we CAN do this!
    2002 days ago
    Welcome to the Special Ed Teachers Lounge!
    Here are the top-5 reasons I love this SparkPeople team:
    1. Total strangers who cheer me on, many who become friends.
    2. People who encourage and inspire.
    3. People who share their strength when I don't have my own.
    4. People who keep me trying and make me not want to give up.
    5. We can never have too many of the above!
    Other SparkPeople members have taught me:
    1. Celebrate the little triumphs and focus on those.
    2. Get up when you fall.
    3. Share your success and help inspire others!
    4. Share your struggles so others can inspire you.
    5. It may go slow at times-- but as long as it's going, you’re doing something right.

    ~Roxell ~
    Special Ed Teachers Lounge

    2003 days ago
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