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I'm 34, living in Denver with my husband. I am a Special Education teacher and love what I do.

I joined Weight Watchers on my birthday. I think this is probably the 834,358th time I've started again, but I need to make this my year. I need to get more disciplined and not just do things when I "feel" like it. I am hoping to make this the year for ME. I spent this last year working on my mental health, and while it will always be an ongoing process, I feel like I'm in a place emotionally that I need to keep moving forward.

Background information: I have struggled with my weight since I was very young (around 4 or 5) and have never been able to really get a handle on it. I was 200 lbs by the time I was in 4th grade (10 years old). I was constantly teased and made fun of as a kid and have really had to work hard at removing all of those negative thoughts from my everyday thinking. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 17 (which at least explains why I have to work harder than some to lose weight) and was (finally) diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder in 2008 after seeing counselors/psychologists/psychiatrists, and being misdiagnosed, for about 8 years. I also have hypothyroidism. I will not, however, let these things get in my way. I know that I can overcome anything that comes my way and I'll just be even stronger for being able to overcome them!

I am really doing this for myself, and no one else. If its not about me, I have nothing consistent to hold myself to and really need to lose this weight for all of the right reasons- not superficial ones.

I don't want to be small, or tiny or even "skinny". I like my curves - I just want them to be more...defined rather than being kind of molded together! I can always use motivation and someone(s) to help hold me accountable in my goals!

Member Since: 2/7/2012

Fitness Minutes: 2,778

My Goals:
I want to be healthy. I want to be at a stable, healthy weight and be able to appreciate myself more in terms of being happy with how I look and feel.

My Program:
I am going to be using Weight Watchers to help me stay on track and a way to stay accountable.

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