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Life is complicated and some day my weight will not add to the struggles in my life.

I am a 40 years old, I think I deserve to be healthy and one day I will be healthy again. I am a very proud mother of an 9 year old and a 3 year old. They are the pride of my life and I want to be around a long time for them. So I am getting my self on track again.

It has been my hardest year ever. I have seen new lows and have felt pain that I ...
(Where I am now)

Life is complicated and some day my weight will not add to the struggles in my life.

I am a 40 years old, I think I deserve to be healthy and one day I will be healthy again. I am a very proud mother of an 9 year old and a 3 year old. They are the pride of my life and I want to be around a long time for them. So I am getting my self on track again.

It has been my hardest year ever. I have seen new lows and have felt pain that I never want to feel again. I am far from perfect, but this year did not seem fair. So the only thing I can change is me. I know the change has to be for and from me. I'm hoping I'm strong enough to make this the year for making a lasting change in my life. Here is to 2013!

(Where I was then)
New Year and New Goals:

2007 graced me with a 65 lb weight loss and 43 weeks of true healthy living. 2008 graced me with an almost 45 lb weight gain and very little true healthy living. I am focusing on weight loss again and hoping that I can get back on track. Let me introduce myself again. I'm a 35 year old mother of a four year old who has struggled with weight since I was born (10 lb baby). I vowed to myself in January of 2007 that this would be the last year I would make a resolution to lose weight, but I'm making it one last time. That year I lost 65 lb and was only 25 lb from my weight goal and my high school graduating weight. I love food and every day is a struggle to keep on track. Some day I hope that my bad habits are replaced with good habits and I don't have to think so hard to make the right choices. But really why I'm doing this is to install healthy eating habits and a love for exercise in my son so he never has to go through the struggles I have. Well it is another year and my son is a very healthy eater and talks about exercise a lot, but that will change quickly if I do not start role modeling more appropriate things.

It is January 2008 and I have 60 lbs to lose AGAIN. I see many positives from this adventure and many of them are in my son and his eating habits and veiws of exercise. I think that is one of the reasons that I do not quit. Lord knows that I have wanted too many times and that I have many times...but I look at my son or he asks if we are going to exercise...then I'm back on board. I've decided that I will always crave food, and that I will always want more, but the difference is that I am strong enough to say no. Temptations will always be there and some days I will slip, but I will never fall. I will always get back up and brush myself off. I have gone back to the old me, but that doesn't mean that I have to stay here. Because if I do it is not only me who loses, but my son and husband also. And I love them too much to ever do that to them again. So I'm getting closer to a healthier person, but some days it seems so far away. But my goal now is to make it.

Wish me luck!
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Member Since: 3/14/2007

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My Goals:
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- To loss 100 lbs

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My name is Laurie and I am from Wyoming.

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I am a 39 year old working mother. I have an eight year old boy and a two year old; they are the pride and joy of my life. I'm a first grade teacher. I also have a loving husband who helps run his families ranch. I am trying to become healthier for my sons, so that I am a great role model and am able to keep up with them for years to come.

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THINBYFIFTY
10/3/2011 11:48:37 PM

Good for you! I knew you'd find your way back to the wagon as soon as the storm cleared:)



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THINBYFIFTY
9/24/2011 10:24:02 PM

Just keep checking in - balance will find you. Stay strong!



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LEANNROCKS
9/23/2011 7:34:50 PM

Hi Laurie, I pray that you and your family stay well. Thanks for the good wishes. I'm not usually sick like this and I've had a gut full!

Have a great weekend!



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THINBYFIFTY
9/23/2011 7:07:47 PM

Look at us - we made it to Friday! We celebrated Johnny Appleseed early - for the whole week:) Have a great weekend.



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SLCOLMAN
9/23/2011 4:00:23 PM

Ack about the strep testing at the school already! There is a lot of stuff going around :( I hope that you and your kids stay healthy!!



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