MICHELE_L
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I actually lost weight in 2014! I lost a bit more than 15 pounds and that is giving me the motivation to keep going. Weight watchers is working for me. Using my Fitbit Flex is working for me. I need to continue to tweak some things, but it's working. I can't remember the last time I weighed this "little"! I am happy to start the New Year with goals that really feel achievable!

Below is what I wrote to start 2014. It is now June 1 and I am on summer break. It's the perfect time to start over and TRULY make some progress. Maybe this time I can get some kind of routine started that withstands the demands of school when I go back in mid-August! I am the heaviest that I have ever been. Now that we are empty-nesters, I need to do this for me, for my husband and our marriage and for the future grandchildren I will hopefully have! NO EXCUSES!!

I know, everyone says it at the start of the new year. I've done it myself most of my life. I don't know why I think this year will be different, but I do.

When I look at myself in the mirror, I STRONGLY dislike what I see. I wonder how long before my husband decides he can't stand how I look. I'm afraid my kids are embarrassed when I am with them in public. I'm afraid the doctor will soon tell me I have a life-threatening problem brought on by my weight and lack of physical activity.

I also want to look better in all the photos that will be taken in May when my son graduates from high school. I don't want to look at those pictures and focus on how fat I am. I want to see a bright future for both ME and my son! (Well, THAT didn't happen!)

In addition, my husband and I will celebrate our 25th anniversary in November and I will attend my 30th high school reunion in August.

Thanks in advance for any kind words, SparkGoodies or other things you may do to encourage me. I will try to reciprocate however I can!


Member Since: 12/27/2005

Fitness Minutes: 90,841

My Goals:
First Goal: "Onederland"

Ultimate Goal: 150 pounds


My Program:
I'm aiming for 10000+ pedometer steps a day and at least 20 minutes of formal fitness each day

I'm working on portion control and eliminating pop (I did it before and I can do it again!).

I will also work on reading the health books I've purchased. Maybe I can actually LEARN something that will help me lose weight!?!



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Michele L

Eastern Iowa

Married, mother of 2

High School Spanish teacher


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  • v JANE1216
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    So glad to see you on the "being LEAN in twenty FIFTEEN" challenge for our Weight Watcher Team! No matter if we are counting old points, points plus, Simply Filling, attending meetings or online --- we know one thing for sure --- Weight Watchers works!!!

    Cheers to a New Year! Cheers to our new goals! Cheers to enjoying this weight loss journey!!

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    705 days ago
  • v JANE1216
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    Merry Christmas in JULY!!!! Tomorrow on July 25th, the Weight Watcher Team will be celebrating Christmas! It will be time to give ourselves our "gifts" of better health --- either with better habits, losing the pounds we pledged earlier this month, drinking water, eating veggies --- whatever "gifts" you've been working toward!!! Hopefully we all have something to celebrate b/c we worked hard all month toward earning our "gifts" ---- make sure you stop by the Team Page and give an update on how you're doing with our FLYING HIGH through JULY challenge!!!!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy "Holiday" on July 25th!!! And we still have another 6 days left in the month to keep on FLYING HIGH!!! We CAN do this ---- let's make it happen!
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    868 days ago
  • v JANE1216
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    Dropping by to say P.O.W. to you on this Monday night!!!! Hope you've had a POWerful day of staying strong & Pushing On ------ keep the focus ........ carry on ...........

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    884 days ago
  • v DANILYNNG
    Just joined the WW team, thought I'd say hi!
    888 days ago
  • v JANE1216
    Happy July and it's time to FLY!!

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    So glad to see that you signed up for the FLYING HIGH through JULY Challenge on the WW Team! It's going to be an adventure to remember as we grab Christmas from December! Now that you've pledged your pounds to lose, it's time to impress Santa by being NICE and never NAUGHTY --- so you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why.........

    Santa Claus is coming to town to help us all lose a pound! (or 2 or 10!)

    We're getting fired up --- and why?
    Because it is Christmas in July and we're FLYING HIGH!

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    Have a wonderful day! and Jingle Bells all the weigh today! (I know it's corny - but it's all I got!!!)

    Jane
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    890 days ago
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