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April 11, 2008 (20+ pounds lost)


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Congratulations to me! Three nights ago I graduated with a master's degree in Education, Equity and Cultural Diversity from the University of Colorado. It has been a two-and-one-half year journey during which there were times that I was barely hanging on. Needless to say, I didn't always make choices that benefited my health (or weight!) but they were choices I made in order to hang on. I cannot change what's done - I can only move forward. And I will.

In 2008 I lost 40+ pounds. I have gained about 25 of it back. But I know that it can be done, and I know how to do it. Begin step one of my (again) journey...

Member Since: 2/15/2006

Fitness Minutes: 17,393

My Goals:
Weight: 145-150 pounds
Fitness: be able to run a mile! (more than a mile would be nice too...)
Health: BMI in mid-normal range.

My Program:
Clean Eating (cut out the white!)

Exercise 5 days/week... starting with just aerobic exercise and adding strength after a couple of weeks.

Personal Information:
I'm a mom of two children (ages 8 and 10) and work full time as a high school teacher. I am also a consultant for Lemongrass Spa Products, a natural line of personal care products that have completely changed the nature of my skin (or rather, returned it to its true nature!) Visit my website @ www.OurLemongrassSpa.com/997

Oh - and I just started my masters degree (1/2012) in Equity, Education and Cultural Diversity. So I'm not at all busy...

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I love gardening, birding (have a great yard for this!), adding artistic flare to everything I do, hiking and biking with my family, reading and doing Sudoku puzzles!

I am also a type 1 diabetic, on an insulin pump and I have Celiac Disease or just plain gluten intolerance (possibility of either).

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    Thanks for lighting my candle😊
    561 days ago
    LOVED that about 'just pick your hard'. Perfect! Thanks girlfriend. emoticon
    561 days ago
    it dropped the first two lines of my comment. We have a lot in common. I could have written your post myself. Hope we can help each other stay motivated and succeed this time. :-)
    561 days ago
    I got a new Polar heart rate monitor from my daughter for my birthday and we've had an accountability going of putting a picture of our work outs everyday. That's really helped me. I've got to get the eating under control too. They say that 80% of i
    561 days ago
    Your story sounds so much like mine! I gained back half the weight I lost and when I look in the mirror....yes...I see my mom, my unhealthy, diabetic overweight mom who is now not with us anymore. I am struggling to lose but it's a hard battle. I am with you!
    561 days ago
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