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(Where I am now)

Life is still complicated! I can not get my weight under control. I have been on basically a two year plateau. Up 5 down 6 up 2. I've jumped from 197 to 210 so many times. Weighing weekly tracking foods and exercising. I know why I gained and I know why I lose. BUT I can't seem to break the sabotage. I'm tired. I'm tired. But I can't stop. So here I am again hoping.....praying.....dreaming......of a new life. A life of freedom from this weight, freedom from exhaustion, freedom from depression, freedom from shame, freedom from the roller coaster. I haven't given up, that's my only positive today.

(Where was I then)

Life is complicated and some day my weight will not add to the struggles in my life.

I am now 42, with the same goal become healthy. I joined WW at the end of May and have had a 22 lb weight loss in 11 weeks. I''m on track, but feel so off track. So I decided to reconnect with my spark family to see if I can find some motivation. I''m a teacher and school will be starting soon and I''m not sure I''m strong enough to deal with the stresses of school and lose weight also. I still have over 75 lb to lose just to be close to a healthy weight. I can''t afford to fail my weight if effecting my health, my boys, my marriage, and my job. I''m in it to win! This is it!

I am a 40 years old, I think I deserve to be healthy and one day I will be healthy again. I am a very proud mother of an 9 year old and a 3 year old. They are the pride of my life and I want to be around a long time for them. So I am getting my self on track again.

It has been my hardest year ever. I have seen new lows and have felt pain that I never want to feel again. I am far from perfect, but this year did not seem fair. So the only thing I can change is me. I know the change has to be for and from me. I''m hoping I''m strong enough to make this the year for making a lasting change in my life. Here is to 2013!

New Year and New Goals:

2007 graced me with a 65 lb weight loss and 43 weeks of true healthy living. 2008 graced me with an almost 45 lb weight gain and very little true healthy living. I am focusing on weight loss again and hoping that I can get back on track. Let me introduce myself again. I''m a 35 year old mother of a four year old who has struggled with weight since I was born (10 lb baby). I vowed to myself in January of 2007 that this would be the last year I would make a resolution to lose weight, but I''m making it one last time. That year I lost 65 lb and was only 25 lb from my weight goal and my high school graduating weight. I love food and every day is a struggle to keep on track. Some day I hope that my bad habits are replaced with good habits and I don''t have to think so hard to make the right choices. But really why I''m doing this is to install healthy eating habits and a love for exercise in my son so he never has to go through the struggles I have. Well it is another year and my son is a very healthy eater and talks about exercise a lot, but that will change quickly if I do not start role modeling more appropriate things.

It is January 2008 and I have 60 lbs to lose AGAIN. I see many positives from this adventure and many of them are in my son and his eating habits and veiws of exercise. I think that is one of the reasons that I do not quit. Lord knows that I have wanted too many times and that I have many times...but I look at my son or he asks if we are going to exercise...then I''m back on board. I''ve decided that I will always crave food, and that I will always want more, but the difference is that I am strong enough to say no. Temptations will always be there and some days I will slip, but I will never fall. I will always get back up and brush myself off. I have gone back to the old me, but that doesn''t mean that I have to stay here. Because if I do it is not only me who loses, but my son and husband also. And I love them too much to ever do that to them again. So I''m getting closer to a healthier person, but some days it seems so far away. But my goal now is to make it.

Wish me luck!

Member Since: 3/14/2007

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- To loss 100 lbs

- To be exercising and maintaining an active lifestyle.

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My name is Laurie and I am from Wyoming.

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I am a 43 year old working mother. I have a 12 year old boy and a 6 year old; they are the pride and joy of my life. I'm a first grade teacher. I also have a husband who helps run his families ranch. I am trying to become healthier for my sons, so that I am a great role model and am able to keep up with them for years to come.

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    Hi there, hope you are doing things to take care of yourself. How is your class going? Getting closer to summer...but not close enough to count down the days yet! I guess I should be happy to welcome spring, although it hasn't seemed like much of a winter with only 7 inches of snow to date...last year was 71 and average is 30. I saw it on the news last night. We haven't even gotten to go sledding!
    2257 days ago
    3.8 pounds in one week! Fantastic:) Have another great week.
    2299 days ago
    Thanks for your TRUE comment on my blog.
    Obviously we are doing something right as parents, because I have my own children sitting me down to tell me about their lives and their friends. It's beautiful. Look at you playing with your son. That's what I'm talking about...parenting!

    Let's hope our own kids help influence the world to do the right thing.

    2300 days ago
    Glad to see you back on the wagon.... I need to pull myself back up on it too!
    2302 days ago
    Good for you! I knew you'd find your way back to the wagon as soon as the storm cleared:)
    2396 days ago
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