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I've gained way too much weight since my children were born. 20 years of just not feeling healthy! I'm tired of it, and hope that I can connect with some friends here to help me take it off. I'm a mom of 2 girls, 26and 23 and have a wonderful hubby who isn't the most supportive of my trying to lose weight (Guess I should be happy that he loves me the way I am....) I also have 2 great dogs that keep me on my toes. I am looking to reevaluate my life style to make sure I am around for my grandchildren. I look forward to fitting into a size 10, and making new friends!

Member Since: 1/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 12,635

My Goals:
To be healthy! I guess my goal is to take it one day at a time. To log on daily to keep track of my progress, and to succeed for the first time in a long time.

My Program:
I need to exercise more. Living in snowy MA makes it difficult at times to get outside to walk the dogs, but I hope to do something daily to burn those calories!

Personal Information:
I'm a born and bred New Englander. I live in Western MA. I would love to connect with others that have similar likes and live in the area. I have a freshman in high school, and a sixth grader. I'm VERY lucky in that they are great kids. I met my hubby in the Bahamas 25 years ago, and the girl in that bikini just doesn't exist anymore.

Other Information:
Scrapping is my passion. I'm also big into rubber stamping. I've been a
Stampin' Up demonstrator for over 10 years and love the creative outlet that scrapping offers. I taught 2nd grade for 12 years, and am now a substitute teacher at our middle school. I tell everyone I'm on my 14th year of maternity leave! I love the freedom that subbing offers and have no plans to go back to teaching full time. I love being able to participate in all my kids activities in school without having to worry.

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  • v KRYS210
    Welcome to the Teachers Learning to Lose (TLL) team! Looking forward to getting to know you. Spark research has shown that people who use the threads and posts tend to lose more weight on average than those who do not. So what are you waiting for? Start posting and get your weight loss going!

    Krys + team leaders
    2713 days ago
    Good job on getting back in the saddle and WOO HOOO on those 2 pounds back GONE! I know that now that you're back, you will be having GREAT results!
    4534 days ago
    I was just stomping around SP and thought I'd stop by and say HI!
    ~MrsHoneyC~ Team Leader, SP Class of January 6-12, 2008, aka Honey's Busy Bees!
    4546 days ago
    C'mon join the fun!! You can do it. If you can't get out and walk because of darkness, use that eliptical (sp) and get going. We've come too far to give up now. Lets pledge 10 pounds off by Christmas.
    luv ya
    4643 days ago
    Hi Jo !

    I just am checking in on you. I hope things are going well for you and your family.

    Pop into the Dog House when you have time. I know everyone would love to hear from you!

    4657 days ago
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