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A little about me

Sunday, August 15, 2010

My name is Ashley and I am 23 years old. I am a daughter, sister, friend, and girlfriend. I go to college full time for early education. I love working with young children and I truly hope that I succeed at teaching. It took me a very long time to figure out what I really wanted to do with my life and in all honesty I do not know if teaching is really what I am meant to do. I have been in a relationship for about 5 years and he is the love of my life.

I had joined sparkpeople a few years ago and I never did anything else. I thought at the time that I was motivated to loose the weight but I never did anything else different and I ended up gaining more weight since then...around 30 more pounds. I am hoping with a little encouragement I can do it this time!

This year has been a hard year. Within the last 6 months I have gained some weight, my boyfriends grandpa whom I was very close to passed away, and my father passed away on Aug 3, 2010, and my birthday was the next day. I sometimes feel like I am making excuses for myself and I am sure I do, but I just don't feel like life is going my way right now.

But this is a new week and I am trying to have a new outlook on life!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GAGEJ11 8/15/2010 2:00PM

I just wanted to acknowledge your losses I lost my grandma in June, her birthday happened to be on the day you lost you dad dates like that are hard. But with loss it means new beginning it has helped to remind me that everyday is precious and that I can be the best me knowing that they are there supporting me.

Please reach out when you are feeling down or unmotivated together we can do this!!!!

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JUSTSLS 8/15/2010 12:49AM

    My condolences on your losses. It makes it harder to stay focused when you are grieving your losses. Try to stay focused on you and your goals and you will see results very quickly, I am sure, good luck!

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JENNIK2 8/15/2010 12:42AM

    Sorry for your losses. I am also a teacher and I have just started getting more serious about weight loss too. Drop me a sparks mail if you ever want to talk about anything! I am logging on every day to at least track my food.

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SEEMAINE 8/15/2010 12:42AM

    I'm sorry for your tough month. It's hard to find balance with everything happening but I know you can do it. SP is THE best site for support and encouragement! emoticon

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FLUFFY613 8/15/2010 12:38AM

    Hi! I am also a daughter, sister, friend, a girlfriend and go to college full time. Lets keep you active on here and keep you motivated! I am on daily and would love to keep in touch. What are your goals? Are you going to post more pictures?

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MYASHA 8/15/2010 12:22AM

  Hi Ashley,

I am sorry for your loses.

Still - congratulations on making the decision to focus on you and incorporate healthy changes into your lifestyle. You can do this.

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