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SP Class of April 15-21, 2012

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JANELLE36's Photo Posts: 11
4/23/12 10:22 A

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Those of us that diet know that Monday is the day to start again.... Well, it is Monday so I am starting out with SparkPeople today. I actually joined the site last week which put me on this team but I always wait til Monday to actually start. Who knows why, lol.

I am nearly 40 years old. I have 2 beautiful daughters and 2 wonderful step children. My partner and I are both struggling with our weight currently. It used to be easier to take the weight off and now it is soooo hard. I find myself gaining when I am trying to lose.

Five years ago when my partner and I first got together I weighed 170# which was a nice healthy weight for me. I lost my job a few months later and depression eating sunk in. Now I am 90+ # heavier and it is harder than it has ever been to take it off. I am back to work though and so I need to lose the weight to make work easier. When I am heavy it is hard to move at times.

My beautiful teen daughters are the light of my life. They both were dancers this past school year on the school dance/drill team. My oldest is 1/2 black and she struggles with the booty and other curves that are part of her genetics when her peers are Barbie doll thin. The 13 year old is struggling with that typical junior high peer pressure. She is a healthy weight and has a larger frame with a very athletic build which is made more so by her dancing. I understand they want to make healthy choices, but I do not want them to feel the pressure that they have to lose weight.

My partner and I are going to try helping each other to lose weight this time. I hope that the accountability helps us both. I also hope this sight can help me keep motivated.

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